Getting To and From the Goodnews River Lodge
The Goodnews River Lodge is located in a remote corner of southwest Alaska and is not served by commercial airline flights. Because of our remote location, all Guests of the Lodge will be transported via private charter airplane from TransNorthern Aviation direct from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to Goodnews Bay. This 2 1/2 hour scenic flight over the mountains and plains of Alaska is a highlight of the trip. It eliminates the hassle of having to fly to a regional airport like Dillingham, and then getting shuttled to another plane, and also assures that your luggage will get there with you. It allows us to get you out fishing on arrival day, maximizing your fishing time.
TransNorthern’s flight will leave from the Lower concourse from Gate L-2 just to the left of baggage claim. Have your Taxi or Hotel Shuttle drop you off at the Taxi Stand by Baggage Claim, cross the street, enter baggage claim, and follow the signs left towards the “A” Concourse. You do not have to go through the security lines upstairs to reach your Gate.
Flight check in time is 8:00 A.M. Your name will be on the Manifest for the Goodnews River Lodge flight at the Gate. You do not need a ticket to board the flight, nor do you need to go to any ticket counter. The Gate Attendant will check you in and weigh your baggage. Please limit your baggage weight to 50lbs plus a 10lb carry on. (Baggage weight over the limit may be assessed an additional charge.) A current departure time will be provided by the Gate Attendant. Normal departure time (weather permitting) is 9:00am, with arrival at Goodnews Bay estimated at 11:30am. After a 20 minute boat ride upriver to the Lodge, it’s time for a quick lunch, gear up and go fishing!
At the end of your stay the charter will get you back to Anchorage at approximately 3:00 pm (weather permitting). If you’re headed back to the lower 48 that day, try not to schedule a flight home prior to 7:00p.m.