Security at JNU

Old Apr 11, 17, 12:26 pm
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Security at JNU

Sorry if this should go in a different forum, but figured you all would be the most likely JNU fliers.

I know they don't have TSA Pre-check, but is there any sort of expedited security?

Also, is a 3.5 hour layover enough time to catch a cab to the Alaska Brewery for a tour/brew and get back? Thanks!
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Old Apr 11, 17, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by dmarge18 View Post
Sorry if this should go in a different forum, but figured you all would be the most likely JNU fliers.

I know they don't have TSA Pre-check, but is there any sort of expedited security?

Also, is a 3.5 hour layover enough time to catch a cab to the Alaska Brewery for a tour/brew and get back? Thanks!
JNU has precheck lite. 3.5 hours will give you plenty of time at the brewery.
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Old Apr 11, 17, 12:41 pm
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Originally Posted by dmarge18 View Post
Sorry if this should go in a different forum, but figured you all would be the most likely JNU fliers.

I know they don't have TSA Pre-check, but is there any sort of expedited security?

Also, is a 3.5 hour layover enough time to catch a cab to the Alaska Brewery for a tour/brew and get back? Thanks!
What kind of beers do you like? A lot of people here in Anchorage prefer Midnight Sun Brewing, but I don't dig IPA's and hoppiness. For Alaskan Brewing I'd go: White, Amber, and bronze going to Summer. Smoked Porter is interesting, along with the spruce tip Winter.
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Old Apr 11, 17, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by dmarge18 View Post
Sorry if this should go in a different forum, but figured you all would be the most likely JNU fliers.

I know they don't have TSA Pre-check, but is there any sort of expedited security?

Also, is a 3.5 hour layover enough time to catch a cab to the Alaska Brewery for a tour/brew and get back? Thanks!
That's plenty of time to do the brewery. Just make sure you have a cab lined up to get back; it isn't walking distance from JNU (nor is the brewery really near anything, unless you want to check out the Juneau Costco).

Also, the tour isn't really a tour. They have a big room where everybody sits down, and they tell the story of the brewery's history while giving you free beer.

Edit: Just an FYI, JNU does have precheck lite (keep your shoes on), but there isn't a separate line for elite passengers. So be prepared to stand with everyone else, although it usually moves pretty quickly.
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Old Apr 11, 17, 1:16 pm
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Great, thanks! Keeping shoes on at least is a plus (we basically have Pre-Check Lite here in VPS most times since Pre-Check is never open).

Originally Posted by SpicyMorale View Post
What kind of beers do you like? A lot of people here in Anchorage prefer Midnight Sun Brewing, but I don't dig IPA's and hoppiness. For Alaskan Brewing I'd go: White, Amber, and bronze going to Summer. Smoked Porter is interesting, along with the spruce tip Winter.
Pale Ales typically, but I'm always up for suggestions; thanks, I'll look into it! And I'll make sure to set up a cab for the ride back to the airport.
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Old Apr 11, 17, 7:02 pm
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Just make sure you have a cab lined up to get back; it isn't walking distance from JNU (nor is the brewery really near anything, unless you want to check out the Juneau Costco)...
Arrived at JNU with 15 mins until takeoff thanks to a long wait for a cab... We kept getting ignored in favor of cruise passengers who would flag down the drivers that we called.
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Originally Posted by dmarge18 View Post
Great, thanks! Keeping shoes on at least is a plus (we basically have Pre-Check Lite here in VPS most times since Pre-Check is never open).



Pale Ales typically, but I'm always up for suggestions; thanks, I'll look into it! And I'll make sure to set up a cab for the ride back to the airport.
I'm a fan of the Icy Bay IPA. AS has been serving these on board for a while now.

The room where the tour is is pretty cool in that bordering the top of the wall is a collection of many of their bottle labels. Neat to see.

Enjoy your visit!
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Old Apr 11, 17, 9:52 pm
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Arrived at JNU with 15 mins until takeoff thanks to a long wait for a cab... We kept getting ignored in favor of cruise passengers who would flag down the drivers that we called.
Uber can't get to this state fast enough. Hopefully our legislature doesn't screw that up.
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Originally Posted by SpicyMorale View Post
What kind of beers do you like? A lot of people here in Anchorage prefer Midnight Sun Brewing, but I don't dig IPA's and hoppiness. For Alaskan Brewing I'd go: White, Amber, and bronze going to Summer. Smoked Porter is interesting, along with the spruce tip Winter.
The white is fantastic
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Old Apr 12, 17, 7:23 am
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Originally Posted by QXflyer View Post
Arrived at JNU with 15 mins until takeoff thanks to a long wait for a cab... We kept getting ignored in favor of cruise passengers who would flag down the drivers that we called.
Definitely something I didn't consider, so I'll build more time in. Or heck, pay someone else at the brewery that's there with us ha. Thanks!
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Old Apr 13, 17, 2:38 am
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Uber can't get to this state fast enough. Hopefully our legislature doesn't screw that up.
Uber was in the state once - in Anchorage. But they didn't last long.
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Old Apr 17, 17, 2:13 pm
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Uber was in the state once - in Anchorage. But they didn't last long.
I know. It was a total circus.
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