Before You Arrive

Carry-On Bags

Carry-on items are limited to one bag and one personal item, such as a purse, briefcase or laptop. The bag can be no bigger than 9″ X 14″ X 22″ or a total of 45 linear inches. CLICK HERE for information about what is allowed in a carry-on bag.

Checked Bags

CLICK HERE for checked bag allowances.

Bag ID

Make sure all bags have ID tags with your address and phone number for proper identification at your destination and in case a bag gets lost. Make sure identification is on both the outside and inside.


Remember the TSA 3-1-1 Liquid Rules for carry-ons.


Put all undeveloped film in your carry-on bag because checked baggage screening equipment will damage film. If your film is over ASA/ISO 800, or has been sent through an X-ray machine five times, request a hand inspection.

Personal ID

All passengers who are 18 years of age and older must present a government issued photo ID. Make sure the name on your ticket matches the name on your photo ID. On May 3, 2023, Real ID standards will be implemented. Find out more on how to be compliant.

Check-In Time

We recommend arriving at the airport at least an hour before your flight is scheduled to leave for domestic destinations and 1½ hours before beginning your flight to an international destination. The check-in counter closes 30 minutes prior to flight departure.

When You Arrive


Federal security regulations forbid leaving your vehicle in the driveway in front of the terminal. Vehicles left unattended are subject to ticketing and towing. Parking in the lot in front of the terminal is free for the first 30 minutes.  CLICK HERE for information on parking.


One reason people enjoy flying from Golden Triangle Regional Airport is that security lines are much shorter than those in large airports. However, the security is just as thorough.  CLICK HERE for detailed information about TSA’s screening process.

2080 Airport Road
Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662.327.4422
Fax: 662.327.6687