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Flight Information

How early should I check in for a departing flight?

Check-in guidelines are at least one hour before domestic flights and two hours before international flights. It is always a good idea to check with your airline or tour operator for updates on your departure day.

What documents are required at the Security checkpoint?

You will be required to show your boarding pass and a photo ID. Visit Transportation Security Administration for the latest information.

I'm picking up a friend at FLL later today. What is the best way to find out if the flight is on schedule?

To find the status of any flight, view the searchable Arrival or Departure Flight Information. 

Where can I find a list of approved and prohibited carry-on items?

The Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) website provides abundant security tips and is an informative resource about the items you can and can't bring on board an airplane.

We're traveling to the Caribbean later this month. Are the gifts we bring back subject to customs declaration?

For specific U.S. customs questions, visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website. 

Are citizens of all foreign countries subject to immigration procedures?

For U.S. immigration questions, visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website. 

Can I accompany a minor, or a passenger requiring special assistance to/from the gate area if I am not flying?

In some cases, non-ticketed escorts may accompany minor children traveling alone or passengers requiring special assistance to the gate. You must obtain a gate pass at the airline ticket that the person is flying. Airlines issue gate passes solely at their discretion. Not all airlines will issue a gate pass. You must show a valid government issued photo ID to receive a gate pass.

When I change flights, or recheck my luggage, do I have to go through security again?

If you are changing terminals, or arriving on an international flight, you will have to go through security again. At this time, none of the post-security areas of our terminals or concourses are connected. For a map of the Airport, please visit Where is My Airline?    

How early can I check my luggage?

The answer varies by airline so contact your airline for their policy. Typically you can check your luggage anywhere from two to four hours prior to your flight.  

Where can I store my luggage?

Passengers can also store their luggage at Bags-To-Go with locations in all terminals. 

Terminal Hours Days
1 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
2 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Seven days a week
3 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
4 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday

What are my airline’s ticket counter hours of operation? 

Airline ticket and baggage counter hours vary by company. Generally, ticket counters open two to three hours prior to a scheduled departure. Passengers should contact their airline for specific information.

Does Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport provide services to the general aviation community?

FLL offers comprehensive aircraft maintenance and repair services, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.