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The U.S carrier is operating both charter and scheduled services in the United States. It is based at Council Bluffs Municipal Airport, but they mainly focused on maintenance and general aviation at the site. Despite that, the airline also has another operating base at Hawthorne Municipal Airport in Los Angeles.

Advanced Air also operates flights on behalf of Surf Air and Taos Air, who both offer semi-private air services. Pets are allowed onboard for the airline, so it will give you a different experience as compared to other carriers. Advanced Air is a great airline to fly with if you're planning to visit Yosemite National Park from another city in the south of the US.

Baggage Policy

Advanced Air has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage.

Carry-on Baggage

One personal item is allowed onboard if the item does not exceed 15 lbs. This personal item could be a laptop bag, purse or a briefcase. Large personal items may be required to be checked.

Checked Baggage

Passengers are entitled to one 50 lbs checked baggage and the sum of three dimensions cannot exceed 48 inches. Please note that the airline reserves the rights to deny any baggage exceeding the limit.


Passengers flying with Advanced Air can either check in for their flight online before they arrive, or alternatively, at the airport.

Online Check-in

Online check-in is available via the airline website. Passengers can check-in up to two hours before the scheduled departure time.

Please prepare your booking and passport details for check-in.

Airport Check-in

Airport check-in closes 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. If you are travelling with your pet, please leave plenty of time for check-in.

At Alternative Airlines, we recommend customers to arrive at the airport one hour before departure to avoid any delays.

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Destinations that Advanced Air flies to

As of May 2020, Advanced Air flies to Albuquerque, Austin, Carlsbad, Dallas, Los Angeles, Oakland, Phoenix, Santa Barbara, Silver City, Taos and Truckee.

Alternatives to Advanced Air

There are no other commercial airlines flying out of Council Bluffs Municipal Airport, but if you are looking to travel domestically, here are the alternatives.

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Council Bluffs Municipal Airport

Council Bluffs Municipal Airport (CBF) commenced operations in 1932 and it is operating since. It is located five miles from the centre of Council Bluffs The airport has two active runways serving most Advanced Air's services. General Aviation serves the main purpose of the airport, with the rest being military and air taxi.


The U.S carrier operates with a fleet of Dornier 328 jet and King Air 350. These turboprop aircraft are perfect for regional services.

Airline Alliance

It is not a member of any airline alliance.

Travelling with Pets

One cat or dog is allowed onboard the aircraft as long as the animal does not weigh more than 30 pounds and the animal must be in a pet carrier.

Each flight can only accommodate one animal onboard, and service animals have the priority over other pets.

If you are travelling with a pet, you can read our guidelines about it.