Important Travel Information

We look forward to welcoming you to Bradley International Airport!

Travelers are advised to arrive early and follow guidance from federal agencies as well as the airport’s airline partners for a smooth travel experience. Those traveling are encouraged to plan and come to the airport prepared.

To help navigate the journey quickly and smoothly, passengers are encouraged to follow these tips:

Leave yourself plenty of time

Plan to arrive inside the airport’s terminal for check-in with your airline and to go through the TSA security checkpoint at least 90 minutes before your flight.

Don’t forget about parking

Passengers can check parking availability before arriving at the airport by visiting the airport’s website. Digital message boards will also be available on-site and will direct you to open lots upon arrival at the airport. Click HERE for additional details about BDL’s parking options.

Avoid potential lines, order your food ahead of time

BDL Market allows you to pre-order and pick up your meal from a growing list of airport restaurants so you don’t have to wait in line. BDL Market does not require downloading an app. To browse menus, order, and pay, simply visit

Pack your liquids appropriately

The TSA does have restrictions on the amount of liquids you can bring through the security checkpoint in your carry-on. There are exceptions, such as medically-necessary liquids, and baby/toddler drinks and food. For additional details about TSA screening, click HERE. If you do need to refill water bottles after going through the TSA security checkpoint, there is a water filling station in both of BDL’s concourses. One is near gate 4 and the other near gate 23.

Need assistance while at the airport? Look for our Travelers Aid International volunteers who can help assist you. Also, now available, you can connect with our team via text with an airport-related question. Scan the QR code on the digital screens in the airport located past the TSA security checkpoint. Assistance is available seven days a week from 8am to 8pm.

Planning your next trip? Visit this page to view our growing list of nonstops.

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