Things to Consider before you fly

Bradley terminals are open 24 hours a day. Most airline ticket counters open between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Please call your airline with specific questions regarding flight information.

  • For a complete list of items that are prohibited in Aircraft Cabins (and would not pass through security screenings), please visit the Transportation Security Administration’s website.
  • Please check with your airline to see how soon before your flight you should arrive (most recommend 60-90 minutes).
  • All airports and airlines have minimum check-in times, whether you’re checking bags or not. These times vary based on your destination and the airline you are traveling with. Please refer to your airline’s website.
  • Passengers departing from Bradley should contact their airlines by phone or the internet to confirm the status of their flights.
  • If bringing gifts, leave them unwrapped.
  • For those seeing friends or family off at Bradley, drop off travelers and luggage at the departure area of their respective airlines and then park in short-term parking.
  • For people with confirmed paper or electronic tickets, curbside check-in may be the fastest way to check luggage and receive a boarding pass.
  • If you have a paper ticket for a domestic flight, passengers age 18 and over must present one form of photo identification issued by a local state or federal government agency (e.g.: passport/drivers license/military ID), or two forms of non-photo identification, one of which must have been issued by a state or federal agency (e.g.: U.S. social security card). For an international flight, you will need to present a valid passport, visa, or any other required documentation. Passengers without proper ID may be denied boarding.
  • For e-tickets, you will need to show your photo identification and e-ticket receipt to receive your boarding pass.
  • It is strongly suggested that passengers contact their particular airline as to what the ID requirements are.
  • Carry-on luggage policies vary by airline. Please contact your airline for more information.
  • Limit metal objects worn on your person.
  • Travelers should remove all metal objects prior to passing through the metal detectors in order to facilitate the screening process.
  • Prepare cellphones, cameras and pagers for screening before arriving at security checkpoint. Only ticketed passengers will be allowed access to boarding areas.
  • Remove laptop computers from your cases.
  • Information on parking availability can be obtained by calling (860) 627-3555.