Summer is in full swing at BHM

June 16, 2017

Toni Herrera-Bast
Birmingham Airport Authority

Summer is in full swing at BHM

BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA – Summer air travel is in full swing at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) with many travelers in and out of the airport this summer, here are a few must do’s to include in your travel plans.
Please arrive at least 90 minutes to 2 hours early to allow time for parking, checking in, and security.
To help minimize delays and make the travel process easier and more enjoyable for all our passengers, the Airport Authority offers the following travel tips.

Plan Ahead
Pack Smart
Arrive Early

• Many families and large groups travel during these summer months it is important to give yourself plenty of time before your departure.
• Most airlines require passengers to be checked in at least 30 minutes before departure and ready to board at the gate.
• Write down where you parked, and take a parking card for your section located in each elevator.
• Leave prohibited items at home. Passengers should empty out their bags and pockets before packing to make sure that they are not traveling with a prohibited item. TSA’s list of prohibited items can be found at
• Have your boarding pass (electronic or paper) and identification ready to present at the checkpoint.
• BHM does have TSA pre-check lance available at scheduled times at the checkpoint.
• Place all valuables and medication in your carry-on bag.
• Dress for travel.
• Other travel tips, airport and flight information, can be found at the Airport website,

Amenities and concessions
• Convenient parking options such as valet (drop and go), hourly, daily, or oversized parking in the deck, and economy parking is just a complimentary shuttle ride away.
• Family amenities are available at BHM. Family bathrooms, kids play areas, and nursing mothers’ rooms are available throughout the airport.
• Jim N Nick’s, Birmingham Brewhouse, Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, and Great American Bagel Company are the great food options available at BHM plus pick up those last minute collegiate items as the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Store.
The Birmingham Airport Authority looks forward to seeing everyone at the airport! Fly BHM!