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The Changing World Of Air Travel and Navigating Airports

Martin Alvarez Espinar
The Des Moines International Airport has been experiencing record number of passengers and has been making several changes to enhancing the user experience.

Vacation season is in full swing, and with that, we get a refresher on the most common misconceptions when traveling by plane. On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer speaks with a variety of guests about upcoming changes in the world of traveling via airplane  Specifically, what to do when going through Transportation Security Administration security, and how you can schedule your flight itinerary better. You'll also learn about the upcoming Real ID Policy, tips for navigating the Des Moines International Airport.


  • Carrie Harmon, Transportation Security Administration Regional Public Affairs Manager
  • Kayla Kovarna, Communications, Marketing, and Air Services Development Manager at the Des Moines International Airport
  • Darcy Doty, Director of Driver & Identification Services at the Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Ann Campbell, Tippie Research Professor of Business Analytics at the University of Iowa
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River