We encourage passengers to arrive at the airport approximately three hours before their scheduled departure prepared with correct documentation and airline approved luggage. Airlines and Security close the check-in process for each flight one hour prior to the scheduled departure time. If you arrive at the check-in counter after it has closed, you will not be able to check-in for your flight or go through security.
In the event of flight delays, we advise passengers to still arrive for check-in three hours before the originally scheduled departure time. US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) operating hours are 7 am to 4 pm daily. All scheduled US-bound flights are timed to fit within those hours of operation so that passengers can be pre-cleared. In the case of severe delays, passengers should contact their airline for updates.
Checked Baggage Advice
Skyport operates to TSA protocols for the screening of checked baggage at L.F. Wade International Airport for all departing flights.
Inspection Notices: Skyport may inspect your checked baggage during the screening process. If your property is physically inspected, Skyport will place a notice of baggage inspection inside your bag. This is to inform you that an officer conducted an inspection of your property. PLEASE DO NOT LOCK YOUR CHECKED BAGGAGE unless you are using TSA approved locks to do so.
Claims: If the search officer was unable to open your bag for inspection because it was locked, the officer may have been forced to break the locks on your bag. Skyport sincerely regrets having to do this, however Skyport is not liable for damage to your locks resulting from this necessary security precaution.
Locks: Skyport has been provided universal “master” keys under agreements with Safe Skies Luggage Locks and Travel Sentry so that certain branded locks may not have to be cut to inspect baggage. These locks are commercially available, and packaging on the locks should indicate they may be opened by Skyport officers. Skyport has no position on the validity or effectiveness of these product as a security measure and will be forced to remove these products if necessary during the inspection.
Monitoring: All search activities are tracked and monitored by CCTV.
Before you check in
To save time, have your tickets and passport ready, and ensure your hand luggage contains only valuables and items you will need during the journey.
Once your luggage has been checked, you can proceed to passenger screening.
It pays to clear the passenger screening checkpoint early and give yourself time to relax before your flight, enjoy the shops, cafe and bar in the departure lounge, and get to your gate in plenty of time.
Please be aware that there are limits on the number and size of bags and on the quantity of liquid items that can be carried through security control.
Passengers requiring special assistance should contact their airline in advance of their flight.
The new airport terminal is fully accessible and includes covered passenger boarding bridges, allowing passengers to comfortably board and disembark the aircraft and move freely around the airport terminal.