Community members across Bethel have been stepping in to help the stranded travelers by donating food and household items.
Regional air carrier Ravn Alaska has a new baggage policy that begins this month, and only the first checked bag will fly free. A second checked bag will cost $15.
With his new invention, a Sitka baggage handler hopes to prove that the hard work of loading airline baggage doesn’t have to be harmful.
St. Paul officials are scrambling to extend air service through the holidays. As of Thursday, the isolated island in the Bering Sea will continue to have flights to Anchorage through Sunday.
The airline industry predicts it will see a 4 percent increase in passengers between June 1 and Aug. 31. The travel rush is contributing to the long waits at airport security checkpoints.