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FAQ: REAL ID Extension

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

WRWA staff has received a lot of questions recently regarding the REAL ID Act.  Oklahoma travelers want to know if they can use their Oklahoma driver’s license as identification when they fly.  On October 14, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the State of Oklahoma has received a one year extension on meeting the requirements of the REAL ID Act. Governor Mary Fallin's office and the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced that the extension will run through October 10, 2016. With the announcement of the extension, flyers will be able to use their Oklahoma driver’s license for at least one more year.

Over the last several months, Oklahoma travelers have been concerned that they would have to secure a passport to use as identification to fly.  The issue is related to the fact that the state of Oklahoma is currently not compliant with the REAL ID Act. The governor and several Oklahoma state legislators have stated that they will work in this legislative session with DPS and DHS to find a permanent solution.  

More information about the REAL ID enforcement can be found on the Department of Homeland Security website.



Cross Grain Brewhouse now open!

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

Food concessionaire Delaware North Companies, has introduced a new signature concept to Will Rogers World Airport.  Cross Grain Brewhouse is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The new brewhouse and gastropub, offers flatbread pizzas, specialty burgers, stacked sandwiches, loaded nachos (with housemade chips) and fresh salads. Plenty of Oklahoma beers are available including favorites from Coop, Anthem and Prairie, with more planned in the near future. In addition to great food and drink, the majority of seating throughout Cross Grain Brewhouse includes built-in access to USB and 110 power. So come recharge yourself and your devices at the new Cross Grain Brewhouse, available to air travelers between Gates 18 and 20. Visit us Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to check it out!


New Flight Tracker Features on flyokc.com

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

For years, the Trak-A-Flight tool on flyokc.com Flight Tracker has given travelers, friends and families the ability to monitor the status of a flight without the inconvenience of standing in front of an information monitor. By entering an airline name and flight number, a user can see the location of a flight – in the air, arriving or still at its original destination. Now two new features added to flyokc.com Flight Tracker are making it even easier to keep tabs on a flight.

First is the Airport Delays tool. Tailored specifically to show airports served from Will Rogers World Airport (WRWA), this new tool shows a green status for an airport with minimal delays. Yellow or red are shown when delays are more severe. The severity of the delays will differ from airport to airport. If a yellow or red status is shown, users can gather more specific information by following the social media accounts and by visiting the websites of those airports.

Second, sometimes it helps just to see the location of a plane and whether or not it is en route to its destination. Trak-A-Flight can provide the location of one plane, but the new Air Traffic tool shows the locations for all planes currently arriving and departing WRWA. In addition, rain and snow conditions are included giving users a helpful picture of their flight’s status.

These new tools, along with Trak-A-Flight, make it easy to follow the status of flights at WRWA. This is especially helpful during the winter season when wintry weather can snarl airline schedules across the U.S. Whether taking a flight or picking up friends and family, let flyokc.com Flight Tracker keep you informed.