Spring Break Travel Period Begins Soon
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Concord Regional Airport Reminders for Spring Break Travelers
March 20, 2018 – Concord Regional Airport is expecting a busy Spring Break travel period as Allegiant has added additional flights and provides service to many popular Spring Break locations.
The busiest travel days are expected to be the Easter weekend and week after. Many Allegiant flights are already sold out on these days. To ensure a smooth traveling experience, passengers should plan ahead, be prepared for lines, and arrive early to the Airport.
General Spring Break Travel Tips:
• Check with your airline for updated flight information, as well as baggage size and weight rules. Additional fees could be applicable.
• Give yourself enough time to arrive at the airport early. Be prepared to spend at least an hour to park, check luggage, and process through the Security Checkpoint.
• Reminder that the Allegiant ticket counter closes 45 minutes before departure time. You will not be able to check your bags or get a boarding pass from the counter after that time, and may miss your flight.
• Save time by printing boarding passes at home or downloading the Allegiant mobile app.
• Remember the TSA 3-1-1 liquids rule. There is food, snacks, and drinks available from the “Eat Hear and Fly” concessionaire in the passenger gate area beyond the security checkpoint so you do not need to take bottled drinks through the checkpoint.
• Follow Concord Regional’s Twitter feed (@ConcordAirprtNC) for the up-to-date travel tips and flight announcements.
Parking in High Demand
Parking will be in high demand and available on a first come, first served basis. As long as spaces are available, drivers are encouraged to use the Upper Deck for picking up and dropping off passengers. It's steps from the terminal, and the first hour is free.
Passengers can be picked up and dropped off along the terminal's curbside, however, vehicles cannot be left unattended. Curbside parking is not allowed and unattended vehicles will be towed.
If the Parking Deck fills up, the airport is prepared to open an overflow lot. Extra staff and portable signs will assist and direct vehicles to the overflow lot location and limited shuttle service will be provided during flight operational times. Please allow an addition 30 to 40 minutes for parking and shuttle time, if parking in the overflow lot.
Arriving passengers that have parked in the Parking Deck are encouraged to use the Self -Pay station when leaving the terminal for a quicker exit. The Self Pay station is located in the Commercial Service Terminal and accepts cash and credit card payments. Remember to keep your ticket with you. A validated ticket will be returned. Drivers may then proceed to the exit and insert their validated ticket in the machine to exit.
Travelers should also consider other travel options for arriving at the Airport, including:
• Catching a ride to the terminal
• Taking a taxi, ride share, or other form of transportation
TSA Security Checkpoint
Checkpoint assistance agents will be stationed at the entrance of each checkpoint to help expedite the screening process.
TSA Recommends Passengers Follow These Guidelines For Faster Processing:
• View TSA's travel tips at tsa.gov/travel/travel-tips.
• Passengers are advised to arrive early for their flights. When traveling with young children, infants, elderly or disabled passengers, allow for even more time. TSA advises arriving two to three hours before your flight. Passengers with a disability or medical condition may call ahead to the TSA Cares toll free helpline at (855) 787-2227.
• Slowing down and adhering to the signs in the terminal and queuing lines.
• Review the prohibited items list for both carry-on and checked baggage.
• Don’t delay waiting in the lobby area. Enter screening area upon arrival if you are not checking bags and have your boarding pass. If not, enter the TSA screening area after you check in at the ticket counter.
• Tape a card with your name and contact information on your electronics. You will be required to remove personal electronic devices larger than a cell phone from your carry-on bag and place them into a bin for x-ray screening.