Passenger Pick-up /Drop-off
- All security checkpoints are operated by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
- Security checkpoint lines may be adjusted to accommodate anticipated crowds. Pay close attention to signage and personnel directing you to the correct line.
- All concourses and aircraft gates are accessible from any security checkpoint.
- Do not pack or bring prohibited items to CLT. For a complete list, visit the TSA website at www.tsa.gov.
- Arrive early. Current security measures increase time needed to check in. When traveling with young children, infants, elderly or disabled passengers, allow even more time.
- It is recommended that you inform a security checkpoint screener of any disability or if you are traveling with special equipment that cannot go through an x-ray inspection.
- Have photo identification and boarding pass available. A valid government issued identification and boarding pass are required for gate access. Click here to learn more about TSA's identification requirements for airport checkpoints.
- If you are meeting a child requiring assistance at the gate, you must contact your airline in advance to make arrangements for a gate pass.
- All carry-on items must be screened at security checkpoints. Liquids are allowed in carry-on luggage in accordance with the liquids rule. There are exceptions for baby food/formula as well as items needed for special medical purposes.
- Do not wrap gifts.
- Food items and gifts in liquid form, such as jams and lotions, are also limited to the liquids rule for carry-ons. Liquid items that are more than 3.4 ounces in size that have been purchased beyond security checkpoints at CLT merchants are allowed on planes as they have already been screened.
Click here for more security tips. For more security related information, questions or updates, please contact the TSA at 1-866-289-9673 or e-mail TSA-ContactCenter@dhs.gov, or visit the TSA web site.
Finding Your Way Inside CLT
There are more than 1.8 million square feet and five concourses that make up the CLT terminal. With nearly 100 dining and shopping choices mixed among 96 gates, click here to use our terminal map to find your way around.
Traveling with Children
Allow extra time to check in and proceed through security checkpoints.
Pack activities for children such as coloring books, crayons or reading material.
Explore interesting art installations throughout the terminal; these include a replica of the original Wright brother’s flyer (Concourse E), 1939 Bellanca Model 14-9L (Concourse D) and the First in Flight kinetic clock tower mobile in the Atrium.
Contact your airline
before heading to the airport for an adult to accompany a child traveling alone.
Traveling with Pets
Check with your airline
concerning specific policies for traveling with pets.
Service Animal/Pet Relief Areas are located inside the terminal (post-security) on the A/B Connector (near Checkpoint A) and outside the terminal (pre-security) at the ends (west and east) on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim level. Rescreening through a security checkpoint is required upon re-entry.
Except for service animals, pets should remain in their carriers while indoors.