INDIANAPOLIS — If your Labor Day travel plans include a trip through Indianapolis International Airport, you will want to get there early.
The airport says air travel is expected to be heavy and travelers should arrive two hours before their flight departs.
Flights that leave between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. are the most impacted, according to the Indianapolis Airport Authority.
TSA Checkpoint A opens at 3:30 a.m. and Checkpoint B opens at 4:15 a.m. You can process through either checkpoint and proceed to your gate, but TSA PreCheck is only available at Checkpoint A.
BEFORE LEAVING FOR THE AIRPORT
- Always check flight status with your airline prior to arriving at the airport
- Arrive a full two hours ahead of the departure time to get checked in, get through security, and to the gate in plenty of time before boarding call.
- Download your airline’s mobile app for all pertinent travel update
- Use a mobile boarding pass or print your boarding pass ahead of time
- Pack smart – check for prohibited items and follow the 3-11 liquids rule. Learn more at: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/travel-tips/refresh-your-memory-liquid-rules
- Bring/wear a face mask – Complimentary face masks are available at Guest Services in the terminal
- Learn more about COVID-19 health and safety measures at www.ind.com/covid19
- If needed, COVID-19 testing is available at IND. To learn more, visit: www.ind.com/covid19testing
PLAN AHEAD FOR PARKING
- For help determining parking options at IND, visit https://www.ind.com/parking
- For a contactless parking experience at IND, register for the free parkIND plus program https://www.ind.com/parking/parkind-plus-program
- Valet parking is back and offers the closest proximity to the pedestrian walkway to the terminal. To learn more, visit https://www.ind.com/parking/valet
AT THE TERMINAL
- Grab a free water bottle on your way in from the Terminal Garage or bring your own reusable water bottle and fill up at the numerous water bottle filling stations located throughout the terminal.
- Be mindful that many of IND’s shops and restaurants have adjusted operating hours
- Concourse Connector allows you to explore available options in both concourses, no matter which one you are flying out of
- Most food (excluding liquids) can be brought through TSA screening https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/food
- Wear a mask (per federal mandate) — Complimentary face masks are available at the Guest Services desk.
- Practice social distancing, whenever possible and feasible
- For more COVID-19 health and safety measures, visit www.ind.com/covid19
- Explore new artwork throughout the terminal with murals from local artists, a nature photography exhibition and the new KIND Gallery space. Learn more at: https://www.ind.com/community/arts-program
- When picking up friends or family, use the Cell Phone Lot to wait then proceed to the drive for pick-up or park in hourly parking and meet your guest inside
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