Boutique Air – My Experience
Have you ever flown private? I haven’t, but now I kind of feel like I have. Flying with Boutique Air is the closest I’ve ever gotten to that, and I loved it! Boutique Air is our new airline at McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson, TN. They joined our community at the beginning of June 2021. Since I have already taken advantage of their service, let me tell you all about it!
I chose to use Boutique Air because I was going to a conference for work, so I needed to get to Atlanta, GA. Now there are two flights every day from Jackson to Atlanta, but the one that worked for my schedule happened to be at 6:00AM. Of course I groaned as I purchased my tickets because thinking about getting to the airport for a 6AM flight seemed terrible. This is when I realized one of the benefits of our airport being smaller... I didn't have to arrive 2 hours before my flight to get checked in and rush through a huge, busy airport. Not only did I arrive barely an hour before time for my flight, I didn't have to make the drive to an out of town airport like I normally would. I quickly decided that the convenience of having an airport in Jackson, where you don't have to drive all the way to Memphis or Nashville to catch a flight, is one of the biggest benefits. Boutique Air being in Jackson significantly cuts down on overall travel time.
Parking is always free in the airport lots, which is a major plus. When planning for travel, luggage is an important factor, so some great news is that bags are free with Boutique Air. Then once I arrived at McKellar-Sipes and got checked in, the plane was waiting for us literally right outside the doors (see photo below). The whole experience was so quick and seamless. I was able to fly from Jackson, TN to Atlanta, GA in just over an hour - for reference, it would take 5.5 hours to drive from Jackson to Atlanta. It is such an easy way to travel.
From Jackson, daily flights are available to St. Louis, MO, Muscle Shoals, AL, and twice daily to Atlanta, GA. While there are only 3 destinations, from these locations, you can connect to literally anywhere in the world. Think of all the travel options this opens up for you. This is huge! Plus, it’s so affordable and the service is great. I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Boutique Air. I will definitely fly with them again.
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