Spokane International Airport

Summer Travel Tips




Flying out of Spokane International Airport this summer, or planning to pick up friends or family coming to town? Below are some travel tips to help you ahead of your journey.

Allow Extra Time. We encourage passengers to arrive at the Airport a minimum of 2 hours prior to your flight’s scheduled departure time to allow time to park and transit to the terminal, check luggage, and proceed through the TSA security screening checkpoint.

Flight Status Information. We can imagine travelers and those picking up loved ones having questions regarding flight status. Real-time flight information is available on the Airport website. In addition, visit the web site or call the toll free number of the airline you are traveling for flight information. The airlines serving Spokane can be reached at the following:
























Parking. Spokane International Airport offers several parking options for parking customers. For more information on parking lot options and rates click here. Customers can also browse through a list of frequently asked parking questions

The TSA has some simple tips to assist travelers getting through the TSA security screening checkpoint quickly and efficiently this summer. TSA also offers live assistance via AskTSA to help answer traveler questions, and individuals with disabilities, medical needs or other special circumstances can request passenger assistance via TSA Cares

Travelers should review TSA’s website prior to leaving their home to familiarize themselves of screening process, prohibited items, and special circumstances.  Security protocols regarding carry-on bags require all electronics larger than a cell phone (e.g., tablets, notebook, cameras, etc.) placed in bins for x-ray screening when going through the security checkpoint. The electronics should be placed in a bin with nothing on top or below, similar to how laptops have been screened for several years.

Remember the TSA's Liquids Rule: You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item. Placing these items in the small bag separate from your carry-on baggage facilitates the screening process.

Pack items larger than 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters in checked baggage. Any liquid, aerosol, gel, cream or paste that alarms during screening will require additional screening.   For more information, please visit: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/liquids-rule.

If you are picking up family members, we would encourage you to park in our Cell Phone Waiting Lot, which is cost-free, and have your party text or call you once they have landed and collected their luggage.  This will help expedite the process and lessen curbside congestion. Again, monitor current flight status on our website from your smart phone. 

Motorists can drop off and pick up travelers curbside, however, we ask that drivers stay with their vehicle and not dwell at the curb.

Go through both the ticket counter and passenger checkpoint lines as soon as possible. 

Tag Every Bag.  Tag every piece of luggage with your name and address.  Include additional addresses inside each bag in the event the outside tag falls off.

Limit Carry-Ons.   The FAA has restricted travelers’ carry-on luggage to one bag, plus a personal item such as a purse, briefcase, or laptop computer. 

Traveling With Children.  At ticketing, if they are under the age of 12 and are planning to travel unaccompanied OR if your child is two years of age or younger and you are planning to have them travel on your lap or unticketed, you need to provide proof of age. A birth certificate is an acceptable proof of age.