Traveling tips with the ABQ Sunport



ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Many times families only travel once or twice a year and are unfamiliar with check-in and screening process. There are a few important things to remember, and PR/Marketing Manager for the Sunport, Daniel Jiron, stopped by with a few tips.

Arrive early.  Nearly half of the daily traffic that departs from the Sunport does so in the early morning.  Ensure that you follow your airline’s minimum check-in guidelines, which generally requires that passengers arrive 90 minutes prior to departure for domestic travel and two hours for international travel. 

Carry-on correctly. Carry-ons are limited to one suitcase (check with your airline for maximum dimensions) and one personal item such as a purse, laptop or backpack. 3-1-1 for carry-ons.  Liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less per container; must be in 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. The bag limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring.

Security Help.  Those traveling with children, requiring special assistance or unfamiliar with the screening process can use the dedicated family lane and move at a slower pace.

No passport required.  There has been much talk about a New Mexico driver’s license not being adequate for domestic travel.  Passengers may use a valid NM driver’s license or ID to board an aircraft through at least early 2016.  A passport is always required for international travel.  Visit for a full list of acceptable identification for travel.

Is your flight on time?  Before leaving for the airport, always check the status of your flight directly with your airline.  A list of toll-free numbers and websites can be found at


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