Wright Air Service is a US airline that operates scheduled passenger commuter flights. The airline is based at Fairbanks International Airport and flies to more than 20 destinations within the state of Alaska. Wright Air Service is committed to giving the people of Alaska easy flight connections to the states isolated towns and villages.
The airline launched back in 1967 and originally flew for short fields, game survey and to support the Trans-Alaska Pipeline construction. In 1986, the airline flew its first scheduled flights, linking destinations in Fairbanks to destinations in the north of Interior Alaska. During its time, the airline has grown into a well-established airline within Alaska, expanding its fleet, staff and route network and becoming the main commuter airline within the Fairbanks region.
Aside from passenger flights, the airline also flies cargo and charter flights.
Passengers are given a free baggage allowance of 18 kg (40lbs). The airline doesn't split its baggage allowance by checked and carry-on, meaning passengers only get one bag to cover both types of baggage. Due to the small aircraft type, passengers will have to store their baggage wherever possible on the aircraft, as instructed by the airline's cabin crew. This means that baggage might not be accessible for the duration of the flight. Therefore, important that passengers remove any essential items from the bag that they need for their flight.
If baggage exceeds the 18 kg (40lbs) limit that Wright Air Service allows for, passengers will be charged an excess baggage fee for each pound in weight that the baggage is over.
Weapons must be checked as baggage and will be included within baggage allowance.
Passengers that are bringing camp fuels must be aware that most camp fuels are prohibited from flying. It's important for passengers to check with the airline to see if their camp fuel is allowed to be brought on the aircraft prior to flying.
The airline flies a one cabin aircraft. The cabin is very small and — depending on the type of aircraft used — can hold up to a maximum of nine passengers per flight.
Because the cabin is small, the service in-flight is limited. However, the crew is available to answer any questions or assist.
The airline has a strict no-smoking policy for all of its flights.
Seats are typically set out in a 1 x 1 or 1 x 2 configuration.
Wright Air Service passengers must check in at the airport since the airline doesn't offer online check in.
Online check-in isn't available for this airline.
Passengers must check-in at the airport for all Wright Air Service flights. This can be done by visiting one of the airline check-in desks at the airport of departure before the flight. At Fairbanks, passengers must check-in between 75–45 minutes before scheduled flight departure time. At villages, passengers must check-in at least 20 minutes before scheduled flight departure time.
Due to the short flight times and limited service, there's no food and drink served in-flight. Although, passengers are welcome to bring their own food and drink on the flight to consume, as long as it fits within the airport and airline security allowance.
There's no in-flight entertainment or WIFI network installed on Wright Air Service flights.
Wright Air Service flies to more than 20 destinations within Alaska, including Allakaket, Bettles, Coldfoot, Fairbanks, Galena, Hughes, Kalltag, Ruby and more.
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Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) is an international airport in Fairbanks, Alaska and is the hub airport for Wright Air Service. The airline has used the airport as its hub since it began flying scheduled flights in 1986. The airport itself has four runways and one terminal building, with an exclusive area for commuter airlines such as Wright Air Service and another area for larger airlines such as Alaska Airlines.
The airline has a varied fleet, made up of more than 20 aircraft that are manufactured by numerous different companies. The airline uses planes from Cessna, Piper, Helio Courier and Beechcraft.
Wright Air Service offers both refundable and non-refundable flight tickets. This means that certain tickets can be cancelled for a refund, whereas others cannot.
All refundable tickets will cost a cancellation fee in order to process the refund if passengers need to cancel.
When booking a flight through Alternative Airlines, passengers can check whether the cancellation policy of their flight on the passenger details page (the page where you enter the details of the people flying). This will tell you whether the flight that you have chosen is refundable, as well as if there are any fees charged in order to process a refund.
If you add Cancellation Protection to your booking at checkout, you'll be able to get a refund on all Wright Air Service flights regardless of whether they're refundable or non-refundable. Cancellation Protection covers you and entitles you to a refund if you can't use your flight for any of the emergency circumstances set out in its terms and conditions, including illness, mechanical breakdown, weather, emergency and more.