Travel Tips


Tips for Finding Affordable Fares from CWRA to Destinations Around the Country

If it’s been a while since you’ve flown from Central Wyoming Regional Airport (formerly Riverton Regional), here are a couple things you should know:

  1. As of January 2020, CWRA has United Express air service operated by SkyWest.
  2. Fares from Central Wyoming Regional Airport are more affordable than you might think.

How affordable are the fares from Central Wyoming Regional Airport? You can usually find roundtrip fares under $350 for at least 30 different destinations around the country.

Wondering how to find the best deals on flights? Google Flights is a great way to find low fares and quickly and easily see the prices for different date ranges.

Here are a couple tips for using Google Flights:

  • If you already know which destination(s) you’ll be flying to, but are somewhat flexible on dates
    • Enter Riverton (RIW) in the first box and your destination in the second box
    • Click on the date field and it will open a calendar view that allows you to view the prices for different date ranges so you can see which dates have the most affordable fares for that destination
  • If you’re flexible and are open to a variety of destinations as long as you can get a good deal, but have some idea when you’d like to travel
    • Enter Riverton (RIW) in the first box and leave the destination box blank
    • Enter the dates you’re considering traveling and then click the Search button
    • Drag the price slider to display destinations with fares under a certain price

Another option is to use the Map Search feature on United’s website to look for destinations with fares in a certain price range.

If you just want a good deal on a getaway and don’t really have a preference when or where, check our Flight Deals page for some great deals on fares for a variety of destinations and date ranges.


4 Tips for Stress-Free Travel with Central Wyoming Airport

Air travel looks a little different these days. The thought of flying places maybe comes with a little extra stress when considering the impacts of COVID-19. For those planning to travel from Central Wyoming Regional Airport (formerly Riverton Regional) over the holidays or later this winter, here are a few tips to help reduce stress and have a positive experience.

1. Arrive at the airport on time

Even though Central Wyoming Regional Airport (formerly Riverton Regional) is a small airport and it generally doesn’t take more than a couple minutes to get through security, you’ll need to arrive at the airport early enough to get checked in on time. Passengers with checked baggage must check in at least 45 minutes before departure. All other travelers must be checked in and at the airport 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

2. Give yourself a little extra buffer time on your layover in Denver

Especially during the winter months, delays are sometimes inevitable. United prioritizes safety and takes many precautions to ensure that passengers get to their destinations safely. If it snows, it takes time to clear the runways so planes can safely land and take off. Deicing also takes time. Mother nature generally isn’t very considerate of our schedules, so it’s best to give yourself some extra time just in case. Try to find a flight option that gives you at least 1.5 hours for your layover in Denver. For ideas on how to spend your time on a layover in Denver International Airport, check out this article. Please be aware that some restaurants and stores currently have reduced hours or are temporarily closed.

3. Be informed about the latest requirements and procedures

Most airlines, including United, have implemented additional measures in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in airplanes and airports. A few things to expect when flying with United Airlines: 

  • Currently (December 2020), travelers are required to wear face coverings during their entire flight.
  • Currently (December 2020), travelers are also required to wear face coverings in the airport at United customer service counters and kiosks, United Club℠ locations, gates, and baggage claim areas.

For the most up-to-date information and to learn more about what to expect when you fly, click here.

4. Know the risk of exposure to COVID-19 on an airplane is low

These days, one of the things we often consider when going places and doing things is what the risk of coming into contact with COVID-19 might be. Recently, United partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense on a study that showed that the risk of COVID-19 exposure on board airplanes is minimal due to the advanced air filtration systems, mask requirements, and additional cleaning measures.


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