Why do Flights Get Delayed?

You get to the airport, an hour and a half before your flight.  You get checked in, through security and to your gate.  As you are sitting there, waiting for your boarding call you find out the plane is delayed.  Your first reaction is anger.  You are upset that you did everything right and now…

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Fall is a Great Time to Travel

Summer is coming to a close and it’s time to start planning your Fall vacations.  AND, the air fares also get lower towards the end of August.  August 22 to be exact. According to the USA Today article on July 18th: Aug. 22 is when average U.S. domestic fares get cheaper; Aug. 21 is when…

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The Emerald Coast Bar & Grill at VPS

  Have you eaten at the Emerald Coast Bar & Grill yet?  This new addition to the Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport is fantastic.  Variety of food selections from breakfast to dinner.  You can eat there before you go through security or just come in for a meal.  They are also available to eat…

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Why You Should Get to the Airport Early.

Missing your flight because you get to the airport late is never a great way to start off your vacation or business trip.   Rule of Thumb As a general rule, arrive at the airport no later at least an hour and a half before your domestic flight is scheduled to depart.  Arriving an hour…

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Tips to traveling with kids on an airplane

Traveling with kids, especially toddlers, is always a challenge.  The unexpected ALWAYS happens no matter how prepared you are.   We did some research as to what some other people say to do to be better prepared, several sources and several different options to help. First, from Today’s Parent, here are some tips for the actual…

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How far in advance should you book your flight?

When it comes knowing when to book a flight, it’s all about balance, don’t book too early, definitely don’t book the day before. And of course when and where you are going play a big factor. While there is a general best time to buy (called the “prime booking window”), you can save even more…

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The USO at the Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport

In celebration of Military Appreciation Month and the upcoming Memorial Day, we want to feature our own USO. The USO mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to uniformed military personnel. The original intent of Congress for the USO was to represent the American people by extending a “Touch of Home” to their…

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Our New Passenger Ambassadors are coming…

In the next couple of weeks, we will welcome Passenger Ambassadors to the Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport! At VPS, our goal is to make sure that each and everyone of our passengers and guests that walk through the doors to fly in, fly out, pick up, drop off or just come in to eat,…

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Top 10 Reasons to Fly VPS…

The top 10 reasons to Fly VPS.  We know there are more, but here are our favorites! Convenience Low Fares 24 Non-Stop Destinations Friendly Staff USO Gateway to the Gulf Coast, from Pensacola to Panama City and only minutes from Destin and Fort Walton Beach Pet Friendly including a Pet Relief Area Emerald Coast Bar…

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The Fly VPS Website has so much you can use…

Let’s look at some of the fantastic parts of the Fly VPS website this month, so you know just where to go to book flights and keep up to date with everything else going on!   First, keep up to date with our low fares on all of our partner airlines.  You’re just a search…

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