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Iwakuni changes check-in times for Patriot Express

By Published: July 16, 2010

Passengers must show up an hour earlier for Patriot Express flights from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Japan, base officials said Friday.

The check-in time for flights is now 8 a.m. for space-available passengers and 9 a.m. for those traveling on temporary-duty orders.

The changes were made to reduce the time that aircraft spend on the ground, the base said.

In an unrelated change, Misawa Air Base also shifted space-available check-in to a later time in recent weeks. Space-A passengers there must show up at 12:40 p.m. instead of 10 a.m., terminal officials said.

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