Safety Policies and Airport Procedures

Baggage: Any passenger may bring one checked bag, weighing up to 50 pounds and measuring no more than 27”x 14”x 38”, at no additional charge.  This bag must comply with TSA checked baggage rules and will be returned to you at the designated baggage carousel at your destination airport.  When making a connection, you are advised to confirm baggage pickup destination with an authorized ACO agent prior to departure.

Checked baggage exceeding size and weight limitations will be considered on a space-available basis and will be subject to excess baggage charges. All passengers are liable for any damage caused by their checked baggage.

Boarding: All passengers must check in at the airport at least 60 minutes before your scheduled flight time.  You must be at the boarding gate at least 30 minutes before your scheduled flight time.

We reserve the right to sell your seat to a standby passenger if you are not at the boarding gate by the check-in deadline. In such event, we shall not be responsible or liable for the cost of your ticket or for any other loss or expense incurred due to your failure to comply with the check-in deadline.

Fares: Changes made more than 24 hours prior to date and time of travel will incur a $35.00 change fee per flight. Changes made less than 24 hours prior to date and time of travel will incur a $69.00 change fee per flight. Tickets are nontransferable. Fares and rules are subject to change without notice. If you do not show up at the boarding gate by the check-in deadline, the full fare will be charged and you will not be entitled to a refund.

Reservations: We, or our authorized agent, will record your reservation(s). With your consent, we will provide you with written confirmation of your reservation(s) via e-mail. Certain fares have conditions that limit or exclude your right to change or cancel reservations.

Children under 2 years of age are accepted by ACO at no additional charge provided they are seated on the lap of an adult. Proof of age may be requested of a child passenger. Parents of Infants who are less than 14 days old may be asked to supply a physician’s note, prior to boarding, stating the approval of such travel due to the passenger’s age.  Some destinations may require a payment of taxes or fees for an infant passenger and ACO will collect these fees or added charges. Please view our Conditions of Carriage for more information about flying with children.

Passengers weighing from 350-400 pounds are required to buy an additional seat on our aircraft. Passengers weighing 400 pounds or more will not be permitted to board our aircraft as weight and balance of our aircraft is a very important factor for the safe execution of every flight.

General:

Download the Conditions of Carriage for all baggage details.

Privacy: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires you to provide your full name, date of birth, and gender for the purpose of watch list screening, under the authority of 49 U.S.C. section 114, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 and 49 C.F.R parts 1540 and 1560. ?You may also provide your Redress Number, if available. Failure to provide your full name, date of birth, and gender may result in denial of transport or denial of authority to enter the boarding area. TSA may share information you provide with law enforcement or intelligence agencies or others under its published system of records notice. ??For more on TSA privacy policies, or to review the system of records notice and the privacy impact assessment, please see the TSA Web site at www.tsa.gov.

You will be required to provide us with personal data for the purposes of making a reservation, purchasing a ticket, obtaining ancillary services, developing and providing services, facilitation of immigration and entry procedures, and making available such data to government agencies in connection with your travel. For these purposes, you authorize us to retain and use such data and to transmit it to our own offices, authorized agents, government agencies, other carriers, or the providers of the above mentioned services.

At no time will ACO share or sell information to any other outside source.

Minors: General Rule:  Children under the age of 12 will not be accepted for boarding unless accompanied on the same flight by a parent, legal guardian, or other passenger at least 18 years of age.  ACO reserves the right to prompt, at check in, for documentation of child’s age, for more information reference the Identification portion of our Conditions of Carriage.

Carrier will not provide transportation services to any infant less than 14 days old unless a written statement is provided by an attending physician approving infant for air travel.

One child under two (2) years of age (24 months or less) per adult is accepted by ACO at no additional charge provided the child is seated on the lap of the adult fare-paying passenger at least 18 years old or parent or legal guardian.   ACO reserves the right to prompt, at check in, for documentation of child’s age, for more information reference the Identification portion of our Conditions of Carriage.

Children 14 days up to two years of age traveling on a confirmed reservation, with or without the use of a child restraint device, will be charged the infant/minor fare or the lowest available adult fare, whichever is less.

Unaccompanied Minors (UM)

If a passenger is age 5-12 and traveling without a parent or legal guardian then they must be classified as an Unaccompanied Minor (UM).  A parent or legal guardian must fill out the UM Form upon check-in and follow the rules and procedures described in Air Choice One’s UM policy.  Although not required by ACO, parent or guardian may request UM service for unaccompanied minors age 13-17 at their discretion.

Children under the age of 18 may travel unaccompanied on Air Choice One only under the following conditions:

  1. UM’s may not fly on the last flight of the day departing from the passenger’s city of origin – no exceptions.
  2. No child(ren) under age 5 will be accepted for unaccompanied travel.
  3. Child(ren) age 5-12 must travel as a UM, if unaccompanied by a parent or guardian.
  4. UM’s may travel on non-stop flights only, no multi-segment flights — no exceptions.
  5. UM’s may not connect to/from other airlines — no exceptions.
  6. ACO will not connect/escort any UM to or from a flight with another airline.
  7. The parent/legal guardian of the UM must complete the UM form before check-in at our station.
  8. Each UM must be escorted by a parent/legal guardian through boarding and upon exiting.
  9. Each UM must be at the proper maturity level to conduct themselves respectfully on the aircraft with limited supervision by our crew.
  10. Each UM must wear ACO issued identification the entire flight, identifying themselves as a UM.
  11. All UM’s must pay the applicable UM Service Charge*; in addition, to the required normal travel fares paid at the time their reservation was made. (*UM Service Charge of $200/hour will apply in the event parent/legal guardian is not present to conduct and/or accept physical custody transfer of the UM prior to boarding or upon arrival at destination airport.)
  12. A parent or guardian who has been identified for the destination point prior to the boarding of the aircraft on the UM form must present themselves at our gate at least 30 minutes before the scheduled arrival time of the UM’s flight.
  13. All parents/guardians releasing or receiving the UM must present a valid driver’s license, state ID, or passport to an ACO agent before release of UM.  The driver’s license, state ID, or passport number presented at the final destination of the ACO flight must match the ID number listed in the UM document prior to boarding.

Firearms and Ammunition: Firearms and ammunition, other than for hunting and sporting purposes are prohibited from carriage as baggage. At our sole discretion, we may permit the transportation of firearms and ammunition for hunting and sporting purposes provided that our rules for such transportation are adhered to strictly. No Exceptions – you must call 866-435-9847 in advance to notify us of your intent to transport a firearm and/or ammunition.

Firearms that are unloaded and locked inside a hard-sided case may be carried as checked baggage. All firearms checked in this manner must be declared unloaded and attested to by signing a written declaration at the check-in counter.

Ammunition must be securely packed in fiber (such as cardboard), wood or metal boxes or other packaging specifically designed to carry small amounts of ammunition. Ammunition must not exceed 10-pounds.  Firearm case cannot be larger than 36’’ X 14’’ X 4 ½”.  Exceptions to this would be FBI, Secret Service, LEO, FFDO, and FAM.

Locations Served and Contact Information:

Air Choice One Headquarters & Customer Call Center:
12300 Old Tesson Road, Suite 200F, St. Louis, MO 63128
314-843-8501

BRL – Southeast Iowa Regional Airport:
2501 Summer Street, Burlington, IA 52601
319-752-8383

DEC – Decatur Airport:
910 South Airport Road, Decatur, IL 62521
217-423-7026

JBR – Jonesboro Municipal Airport:
4027 Lindbergh Drive, Building 12, Jonesboro, AR 72401
870-910-5555

IWD – Gogebic-Iron County Airport:
N11800 Skyway Lane, Ironwood, MI 49938
906-932-4500

MCW – Mason City Municipal Airport:
9184 265th Street, Clear Lake, IA 50428
641-357-8080

MKL – McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport:
308 Grady Montgomery Drive, Jackson, TN 38301
731-300-7900

ORD – Chicago, O’Hare International Airport:
10000 Bessie Coleman Drive, Chicago, IL  60018
Terminal 3, Gate L-10B
847-682-5978 (Ticket Counter)

STL – Lambert-St. Louis International Airport:
9841 Air Cargo Rd, St. Louis, MO 63134
Terminal 1, Concourse C, Gate 1
314-733-0180