Airport FAQs

When do I need to arrive at the airport?

You are encouraged to arrive at the airport 1.5 to 2 hours prior to flight departure for domestic travel and three hours for international travel (not applicable to Rapid City as we do not have Customs).  This allows time for parking and shuttle transportation, airline check-in, obtaining a boarding pass,…

What are the terminal hours?

The terminal opens 2 hours prior to the first scheduled departure and closes after the last airline arrival.

How much does a ticket cost?

Tickets can be purchased in a variety of ways and ticket prices vary by airline, destination, travel dates, and other factors.  Please contact a travel agent or the airlines directly for prices.

How can I purchase a ticket?

The airport administration office is unable to sell airline tickets.  Please contact a travel agent or the airlines directly to purchase a ticket.

How much does it cost to check my bags?

Each airline has different policies on checking luggage and the costs, please contact your airline directly for current prices.

What can I take aboard the aircraft?

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) provides information on what is acceptable to bring aboard the aircraft.

Can I put medication in my carry-on bag?

Medications in pill or other solid form must undergo security screening.  It is recommended that medication be clearly labeled to facilitate the screening process.  Check with state laws regarding prescription medication labels.  You are responsible for displaying, handling, and repacking the medication when screening is required.  Medication can undergo a visual…

What type of identification do I need to get on the aircraft?

TSA requires a government issued photo ID for adult passengers.  Typically, a state issued driver's license, Native American tribal photo id, or passport is appropriate.  Other forms of ID are accepted by TSA.  Check with your airline or TSA if you have any questions.

I forgot my identification; can I still proceed through security screening?

In the event you arrive at the airport without proper ID, because it is lost or at home, you may still be allowed to fly.  By providing additional information, TSA has other ways to confirm your identity, like using publicly available databases, so you can reach your flight.  If your identity cannot be…

Do minors need to have photo identification to fly domestically?

TSA does not require children under the age of 18 to provide identification when traveling with a companion within the United States.  The companion will need acceptable identification.
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