Frequently Asked Questions:

It is suggested that you show up at least 90 minutes before your flight, especially if you have an early morning flight. Keep in mind, though, that you’ll need to park, check in at the airline counter, and then proceed through TSA security.


According to the airlines’ Contracts of Carriage, Passengers (departing from U.S. Airports) must complete the purchase of an airline ticket(s), check-in, obtain a boarding pass, and complete baggage check-in (if needed) at least:
– 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure

Also, you must be at your boarding gate at least:
– 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure

The airline may have the right to cancel your reservation, deny boarding and/or refuse the acceptance of checked baggage of any Passenger who fails to present himself/herself within the applicable check-in time limit for Passengers and/or Baggage.

Remember, it is your responsibility to arrive at the Airport with enough time to complete all ticketing, baggage check and security clearance procedures to arrive at the gate ready to board.  If you don’t complete the process by these deadlines, you won’t make your flight and change fees may apply.  We don’t want that to happen, so keep these times in mind when planning your Airport arrival. 

The terminal is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

No. You can print out boarding passes 24 hours before your flight time on your air carrier’s web site.

The Security Checkpoint at AVP opens daily at approximately 4:00 AM.

Please check the TSA website at www.TSA.gov for the most current guidelines.

Please check the TSA website at www.TSA.gov for the most current guidelines.

Please limit your carry-on items to one carry-on bag plus one personal item, such as a laptop computer, purse, briefcase or camera case. Check with your airline for size restrictions and other rules.

Each airline has different rules and guidelines for carry-on baggage. Contact your airline directly regarding carry on dimensions.

Each airline has different rules and guidelines for checked baggage. Contact your airline directly regarding baggage.

Contact your airline directly regarding lost or damaged luggage.

Please check our parking map by clicking here.

Please check our parking rates by clicking here.

You may drop off or pick up passengers at the Terminal curbside as long as the driver remains with the vehicle at all times. The vehicle should not be left unattended while in the designated loading and unloading areas.

No. Please do not park in front of the Terminal. Vehicles left unattended at the Terminal curb will be ticketed and towed at the owners expense.

There are no scheduled shuttles. However, you can book your own individual transportation. Please check our ground transportation options by clicking here.

AVP is the official identifier for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.

Please check with the airline that issued the ticket for the person who is traveling prior to your travel date and when you arrive at the terminal.

The Airport’s lost and found is located in the Security Office in the Terminal Building. Stop by, or call 570.602.2023 during normal business hours and ask for your item.

Smoking is prohibited inside the Joseph M. McDade Terminal Building. Smoking is permitted outside the Terminal entrances.

Check with your airline for specific information about prices, shipping requirements and restrictions for all pets and live animals. Our airline page contains a link to each airline.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is responsible for the screening of passengers, carry-on baggage and checked baggage.

Free Wi-fi Internet access is available throughout the Terminal Building.

Contact Clear Channel Airports at 800.628.6800. Ask to speak with someone about Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport Advertising opportunities.

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