Recently, due to passenger requests, Contour Airlines has adjusted flight times between the Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport, located on Fort Leonard Wood, and the St. Louis International Airport. This change was made so that passengers could conveniently catch direct flights to the East and West coasts.
St. Louis offers over 70 direct flights to locations around the world, but two of the most popular flights for people from the Fort Leonard Wood Region are flights to Baltimore and Seattle. Their proximity to major military installations and Baltimore’s close distance to Washington, D.C. could play a large part in this request from passengers. Contour’s commitment to serving the FLW Region made this change possible.
From St. Louis, there are seven West coast options for direct flights. A direct flight to Seattle, which is near Joint Base Lewis McChord, is offered on Alaska Airlines on Saturday and Sunday. Southwest Airlines also provides flights to Seattle multiple times per day, but they are not direct flights.
Nonstop flights to Baltimore are readily available on the weekend on Southwest Airlines. There is one nonstop on Saturday and two nonstop flights on Sunday. If your travel dates are flexible and you are flying to the greater Washington, D.C. area, Southwest also offers nonstop flights on many different days to Reagan National Airport in downtown Washington, D.C.
Though Contour has adjusted flight times making these two locations easier to get to, we still recommend carry-on luggage. Carry-on luggage reduces the time needed to transfer planes in St. Louis and currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, carry-on luggage requires fewer people to touch your suitcase and you’ll avoid the baggage claim carousel at your final destination.
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