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Flying into Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)

The Greater Palm Springs CVB is aware that air access is a crucial element in the planning of any group conference, and Palm Springs International Airport is all about making that part of the experience easy and welcoming. Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), voted one of the “Top Ten Stress-Free Airports in the U.S.” by SmarterTravel.com, is served by 11 major airlines and offers connections to 500 cities. In November, PSP offers 16 non-stop flights and approximately 3,900 seats per day. Importantly, the airport scores high marks with travelers for quick check-ins and friendly, fast TSA checkpoints, plus the added bonus that PSP is only minutes from plane to baggage to valley hotels.

Please check below for a summary of airlift options during November into Palm Springs International Airport, as well as Ontario Airport (ONT) just an hour away.

Palm Springs International Airport Direct Access Map here.

Enjoy a closer look at Palm Springs International Airport in our informative video presentation.

Check here for a list of airline websites and group travel phone numbers or consult with your travel agent for travel assistance.

Palm Springs International Airport Search Tool

The PSP website user-friendly tool link allows travelers to search and book flights using an interactive route map by visiting the website. To use this helpful tool, just click on the red city dot and select either Search Routes or Book a Flight. After selecting booking a flight, just plug in the city pair and the dates to allow the system to generate the airlines, routes and pricing for available flights.

Although the airport’s website is a reliable tool for flight searching and pricing, there are still many other web-based sites that specialize in legitimate airline ticket transactions, but don’t forget to go directly to the airline website or 800 reservations number. Often, this is the most reliable alternative when certain routes are crowded. Every airport city has a finite number of flights and seats available to purchase. Therefore, when it is an event driven flight and many others from your origination city will be flying on that same day to arrive at the same destination, it is always prudent to secure your reservations earlier than later. Find details on how to use the search here.

Empire Polo Club

Your host destination, Empire Polo Club, is Greater Palm Springs’ largest and most unique event facility. Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and embraced by tall palms, the manicured greens offer 78 acres of superlative sporting event space. The club hosts top national and international polo competitions, as well other internationally celebrated annual events such as the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Read more about Empire Polo here.

Family-Friendly Greater Palm Springs

Greater Palm Springs is known for its safe and welcoming family-friendly feel, from hotels and large resorts in every budget range to its year-round, healthy lifestyle filled with outdoor recreation and scenic beauty. Composed of nine cities with diverse offerings, from hiking and museums to destination icons like The Living Desert Zoo and Wet ‘n’ Wild waterpark, Greater Palm Springs is the perfect destination for family fun. Free time can be spent on an exciting and educational jeep tour of the San Andreas Fault or journeys into the historic Indian Canyons and much more.

Palm Springs Family Friendly Information

Family Friendly Activities

Family Friendly Hotels

Airlift Summary, Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) Service Examples include:

* Virgin America began offering nonstop flights from JFK to PSP beginning on November 15, 2014. They have not yet released this year’s date, but it is a convenient option from the northeast.

* American Airlines offers nonstop flights daily from Chicago (ORD) to Palm Springs (PSP) the week of USAFH Festival. This flight is expected to have 16 first class seats, 39 main cabin extra seats and 94 economy seats with a total of 149 seats.

* Delta offers nonstop flights daily from Minneapolis (MSP) to Palm Springs (PSP) the week of USAFH Festival. This flight is expected to have 16 first class seats, 48 main cabin extra seats and 86 economy seats, with a total of 150 seats.

* There are two nonstop American Airlines flights daily from Dallas (DFW) to Palm Springs (PSP) the week of USAFH Festival. These flights are expected to have 16 first class seats, 39 main cabin extra seats and 94 economy seats, with a total of 149 seats.

Although currently there are no nonstop flights from east coast locations like Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Boston to Palm Springs or Ontario for the month of November, there are numerous flights with one stop only into Palm Springs out of these destinations.

Airlift Summary, Ontario International Airport (ONT) Service Examples include:

If Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) does not have your preferred flight option available, Ontario International Airport (ONT) is an easy hour’s drive to PSP and provides additional flight options and car rentals.

* Southwest has daily flights into ONT during USAFH Festival.

* American Airlines offers two nonstop flights daily from Dallas (DFW) to Ontario (ONT) the week of USAFH Festival.

* Alaska Airlines offers flights from Seattle into Ontario during USAFH Festival.

* Southwest and United offers daily flights from Denver during USAFH Festival.