CRW TO PARTICIPATE IN JETSTREAM MUSIC FESTIVAL

CRW TO PARTICIPATE IN JETSTREAM MUSIC FESTIVAL

For one night only, more than a dozen airports across North America will come together for the JetStream Music Festival, an online celebration of local music. Hosted by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport from the “Live Music Capital of the World” in Austin, Texas, the free, multi-hour livestream will take place at 6 p.m. EST on May 6 on participating airports’ Facebook Live. Each airport will feature a musician local to their city in support of the creative community during the COVID-19 crisis.

Participating airports include:

  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) – host
  • Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ)
  • Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
  • Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL)
  • Evansville Regional Airport (EVV)
  • Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
  • Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)
  • Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
  • John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH)
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA)
  • Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)
  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
  • Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE)
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
  • Portland International Airport (PDX)
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN)
  • Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
  • Yeager Airport (CRW)

“For so many airports across North America, live music entertainment in the terminal has become a fun way to delight and engage passengers,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “Despite the sudden and significant drop in passenger traffic at North America’s airports because of the coronavirus health pandemic, this effort by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and many other North American airports provides a unique opportunity to connect with their passengers. We look forward to hearing these musicians again in airport terminals soon.”

The lineup features a diverse range of acts, representing each city’s unique music culture. The full lineup for the Festival will be released later this week. Austin’s Latin pop songstress, Gina Chavez, will perform and host the event.

Festival viewers will be able to tip musicians throughout the performance and learn about organizations assisting the communities in each city. Viewers can also join in the celebration using the hashtag #JetStreamFest.

“Live music brings Charleston together. Whether it’s down on the levee, or at one of the many venues downtown. It’s something people here are passionate about,” said Yeager Airport Director, Nick Keller. “We can’t get together right now, but that doesn’t mean the music has to stop.”

Beyond the music, viewers will hear from leadership at many of the airports. Airports across North America remain open for essential travel and vital cargo. Employees in these facilities are working around the clock on enhanced cleaning operations, continued airport maintenance and operations, security, and more. Airports are a critical component to the supply chain—including for medical supplies—and continue to provide services for those who must travel.

For more information—including how to tune in—click here.

The livestream will be brought to you by Streak Systems, a tech concierge focused on creating and maintaining technology systems in your home, work and live events.

Airline Loyalty Status and Rewards During COVID-19

Airline Loyalty Status and Rewards During COVID-19

Working from home, homeschooling kids, businesses closed.

Everything we typically think of as normal is different right now. So during all of this, what can you do to bring some sense of normalcy back to your life?

The answer to that question is going to be different for everyone, but at CRW we know our loyal travelers might be eager to book their next trip. Maybe you have built-up rewards miles with your favorite airline and you’re ready to use them, but you aren’t sure how or when to book rewards flights.

First things first, if you’re worried about losing your status with your favorite airline, many of them are offering extensions through 2021. The status you have now may be locked in for another year, regardless of how many miles you rack up. So check with your airline about their extension policies for rewards members.

If you’re ready to start booking flights for later in the year, now could be a great time to use your rewards points or miles. If that is you, The Points Guy is a great resource to track all of the deals. Some popular domestic destinations are going for as little as 4,000 miles each way. There are international flights during the 2020 holiday season that are going for 120,000 miles round trip.

If you plan on booking using your rewards or miles right now, it’s important to know your airlines’ cancellation and rebooking policy. Airlines have been adjusting their policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Make sure you contact your airline before booking, so you know their current policy.

As we continue to move through this ever-changing situation, it is hard to tell what the future holds. But now might be the right time to, at the very least, see what deals are out there to use your hard-earned rewards. What could be a better escape than dreaming about your next trip?

Remember to #FlyCRW

REAL-ID Requirements Delayed Due to COVID-19

REAL-ID Requirements Delayed Due to COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump announced a one year delay for the REAL ID drivers license requirement. 

The REAL ID, or Federal ID, is going to be required for anyone traveling on an airplane in the United States. The law was set to take effect on October 1, 2020, but is now being pushed back until October 1, 2021. 

“States across the country are temporarily closing or restricting access to DMVs,” said Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf. “Extending the deadline will also allow the Department to work with Congress to implement needed changes to expedite the issuance of REAL IDs.”

Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005. The law established minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards.

In West Virginia, if your drivers license has a gold star in the upper right hand corner, it is a REAL-ID. For more information about REAL-IDs, or how you get one please click the links below:

FAQs about REAL-IDs: https://www.dhs.gov/real-id-frequently-asked-questions

How to get a REAL-ID: https://transportation.wv.gov/DMV/DMVFormSearch/Drivers_Licenses_REAL_ID_cards_brochure.pdf

TRAVELER UPDATES: Yeager Airport is OPEN. We continue to work with our public health experts and partners to monitor COVID-19. If you have an upcoming flight, please reach out directly to your airline with any questions about your flight status. Please see yeagerairport.com/press-releases/ for updates.
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