If you are planning a trip to Claremore, Oklahoma then you may be looking at flights from another part of the USA or even from an overseas destination. There are two airports in the area, depending on where you are flying in from, and these are Tulsa International Airport which is less than twenty miles from Claremore or – slightly further out but equally accessible – Fayetteville, AR, Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport. The former is a popular base for both private and corporate aircraft with all the major airlines operating in and out including Delta, Southwest, United, American and Sun Country Airlines and has an excellent range of facilities and amenities for business travelers, tourists and military personnel passing through this busy airport.
For the latter there is also the added bonus of the Corporal Jared E. Shoemaker Military and Veteran’s Resource Lounge, which provides a private room for service men and women with their families. This gives travelling military access to telephones, computers with internet access and television but this lounge also offers a wide range of informative materials with the aim of highlighting support programs to assist servicemen and their families within the community. There are a wide variety of shops and concessions within Tulsa International Airport’s shops and these offer military personnel a 10% discount on purchases while a 15% discount is available at all of the restaurants in the terminal with free coffee provided by Java Dave’s too. All discounts can be claimed simply by producing your military ID at the point of sale. If family members are not travelling with military personnel leaving for active duty, then there is also the option of obtaining a post-security pass which can be acquired direct from the relevant airline for those who wish to see off their loved ones.
In addition, Tulsa International Airport has been operating a strict environmental program that has been in existence since the late seventies so all its employees from engineers to designers, restaurant staff to sales assistants are fully trained to incorporate this initiative. These include standard recycling of paper and plastic in both public and staff areas, providing Post-consumer paper products in all restrooms and reducing energy consumption with limited thermostat controls, automated energy controls that adjust the interior lights based on the influx of natural light and all the runway lights are illuminated by LED bulbs instead, greatly reducing the reducing the amount of electricity required to light the airfields at night. In 2009, the airport took yet another environmentally friendly step to reduce its carbon foot print by re-directing all trash generated within the facility, greatly decreasing the airports landfill practices by 90%. This process is known as “energy from waste” and all trash is sent to a plant where it is incinerated but the steam from the burning waste is recalled and converted to electrical energy and sold back to local companies.
If you are travelling from the Claremont area then the airport is easy to reach by taking I-44 W, then joining right onto I-244 W, from I-244 W then exiting at 12B. This will take you towards Tulsa International Airport at the exit marked Virgin Street/Airport Terminal then follow the signs and turn right into the airport.