Boise Airport

Boise Airport offers honor system for coffee & bagels

Coffee meets bagel meets... put your cash in the box?

If you've hopped a flight at the Boise Airport recently, you might have noticed the self-serve coffee and bagel carts.  Grab some joe and a roll and drop your cash in a box and off you go.

It turns out the kiosks are a way to help cut down lines in the morning.

"The Boise Airport and Delaware North worked together to offer a coffee and bagel honor system in the Boise Airport," Boise Airport Marketing Manager Sean Briggs said. "The station is set up during peak times during morning travel as a way to alleviate pressure on the line, and create a grab and go option for travelers who want drip coffee and a plain bagel."

You might wonder if folks would be tempted to swipe free product - but Briggs said that hasn't been a problem.

"This is something that has been in place for nearly two years and has worked well. The airport and Delaware North has not experienced issues with theft."

There are two grab-and-go stations - one near Einstein Bros. Bagels and another by River City Coffee & Cafe.

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Increased air traffic prompts new gate at BOI

Crews are working to install a new jet bridge at the Boise Airport.

The c-concourse of the airport has traditionally been used for ground-loading only via a pair of breezeways out on to the airport's tarmac - with many Alaska Airlines flights being loaded via stairs.

"With the overall increase in air service, there has been an increased demand for gate space with a jet bridge," airport marketing manager Sean Briggs said. 

Courtesy Boise Airport

Courtesy Boise Airport

Alaska has added a Boeing 737 one one of its flights each day from Boise to Seattle, in place of the traditional, smaller Bombardier aircraft it flies out of Boise. 

"This jet bridge will give the airport more flexibility when dealing with larger aircraft," Briggs said. "It will primarily be used for Alaska’s mainline service, however can be utilized by other airlines, large charter flights and diverted aircraft.

The new gate will serve as C-11, at the end of one of the current breezeways.

The $900,000 project is funded by the airport's capital fund - and should be complete in October.