Tips For Traveling to Aspen During Winter
The Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE) accommodates flights on American Airlines, Delta, and United. This winter there will be nonstop flights from nine cities – the most ever in the history of the Aspen Airport. All three airline partners are making operational reliability a very high priority, but there will always be times when the airlines cannot get guests to their destination according to their original plans. This is especially true when flying in and out of ASE during the winter season. With the holidays and winter upon us, we would like to suggest the following preparations for getting to Aspen this winter season:
- Make certain the airline has your contact information (e-mail address and mobile phone number). This is easy to do at online check-in. That way you will be notified of flight irregularities the instant they are known (possibly before you hear a gate announcement or see the information on an airport flight information display).
- Always be prepared with a preferred Plan B. If you do your research on what other acceptable flight options might exist beforehand and are prepared to execute on them the instant you learn of a disruption to your original travel plans, you will be far ahead of the rest of the masses who will only begin to start assessing their options only after learning that their original flights may not operate as planned.
Should weather prevent a flight from landing at its intended destination, every flight is handled on a case-by-case scenario dependent on your airline, the weather, and nearby airports, among other factors. If your flight cannot land in Aspen due to winter weather conditions, the flight may get diverted to Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) where shuttles will be arranged to take guests to Aspen Pitkin County Airport, or Denver International Airport (DEN) where guests have the option of setting up their own transportation via Colorado Mountain Express, car rentals, or private transportation.