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Travel Tips

“The safety of our passengers is our number one priority at Columbia Regional Airport.”

First Things First

  • Federal security regulations forbid leaving your vehicle in the driveway in front of the terminal. Vehicles left unattended are subject to ticketing and towing. Free parking is available in the lot in front of the terminal.
  • Allow plenty of time to check in at the airport. We recommend that you arrive at the airport at least an hour before your flight is scheduled to leave.  

Before You Get to the Airport

  • Carry-on bags: think small. Carry-on items are limited to one bag and one personal item, such as a purse, briefcase or laptop. The bag can be no bigger than 9″ X 14″ X 22″ or a total of 45 linear inches.
  • Remember the opens in a new windowTSA 3-1-1 Liquid Rules for carry-ons.
  • Make sure all your bags have ID tags.
  • Be sure your bags have identification tags on both the outside and inside.
  • Put all undeveloped film in your carry-on bag because checked baggage screening equipment will damage film. If your film is over ASA/ISO 800, or has been sent through an X-ray machine five times, request a hand inspection.
  • All passengers who are 18 years of age and older must present a government issued photo ID. Make sure the name on your ticket matches the name on your photo ID. 

When You Get to the Airport

  • The security screening process is overseen by the Transportation Security Administrattion (TSA).  Be sure to check them out for opens in a new windowdetailed information about security screening.
  • As you approach the security checkpoint, take your laptop and video cameras out of their cases.
  • Remove your outer coat, suit coat, jacket or blazer to place in bin for X-ray. If you are 75 years old or older, you do not have to remove your shoes or jacket during screening.
  • Place the following items in your carry-on baggage before entering the screening checkpoint: cell phones, smart phones, keys, loose change, jewelry and large metal items.
  • Don’t forget to gather all of your belongings before leaving the checkpoint area.