Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport
1000 Terminal Loop Parkway, Medford, OR, USA
www.co.jackson.or.us/Section… - (541) 772-8068
Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport Reviews
Flying in and out .... Rogue Valley International - Medford Airport Jun 22, 2013
I went to the airport to pick up my 94 year old mother in law, Helen. I really liked the small town feel of the airport. It seemed uncomplicated and easy to get around. In case there were big city people, (as opposed to the small town people), I took my camera in so it wouldn’t get stolen out of the car. The parking lot has a couple of sculptures of airplanes that turned with the wind. I loved it. I decided I need to get pictures…. A bit of art is always great to see.
Inside the terminal there were quite a few displays that highlighted the area. I enjoyed walking around and looking at the exhibitions and signs for different venues.
Along with the displays there was the normal phone board with the motels pictured. .. Most airports have these boards ….. usually they are helpful although I always wonder if calling from the airport doesn’t increase the price of the room as they know you haven’t planned in advance.
There is a gift shop but it was closed. I was at the airport in 2011 and it was closed then too. Apparently, selling candy and souvenirs isn’t a high priority for the airport.
There was a nice marble bench that I sat on as I waited. It was made by and donated by Brice Chapman’s Marble Landscapes. If it hadn’t been there I wouldn’t have known Oregon had marble quarries. Who knew?
On the ceiling was an advertisement for Rogue Valley Zip Lines. (Another I didn’t know.) They had drawings of things to do in the area: wine tasting, gold panning, picking corn, squash, strawberries, grapes, peppers, pumpkins and flowers. It was bright and cheery: really an upbeat motif.
The airport was remodeled in 2009. The airlines it serves is: Delta, Horizon Air, Allegiant Air, and Skywest Airlines (United). It’s the third busiest airline behind Portland and Eugene.
The area the passengers walked in from was blocked off. There were no employees in the area to talk to…. I was a little concerned about how long of a walk it was from the airplane as my mother in law isn’t as steady on her feet as she had been in the past.
Finally, passengers began to walk in. I could see my little mother in law walking way down the way…..I could see she was tired. She was relieved to get to the end of the walkway. She was not able to push the round rotating door and a man ran up and started it moving slowly for her. Apparently, one of the employees said she should probably walk as the wheelchair would be a while. She opted to walk but regretted when she saw how far it was. That was unfortunate.
The luggage came quickly on the small “go round”. We were fortunate that Helen’s luggage was among the first. We pulled it off and put her carry-on bag on it. The walk to the car wasn’t very far …. And the parking fee was quite reasonable.
Overall, it seemed the airport is above average. It is clean, airy and bright with seating available. It is a spacious yet simple airport to navigate. Amazing that such a small airport is an international one. The luggage area is easy to access and it is uncomplicated. All in all, it’s a nice airport to fly into.
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