Frequently Asked Questions

How early do I have to arrive at airport for my flight?
  • Airlines require passengers to check in 2 hours prior to departure time; if you have a 5:00 am flight, the recommendation is to arrive at 3:30 am – this is the time that TSA and ticket counters open.
What are the ID Requirements to pass through security?
  • Individuals under 18 are not required to show ID for check in or at TSA check points. Requirements for 18 and older are a government issued ID - some examples are: Driver License, TWIC, Passport, Military ID, and Nexus.
My ID is expired, can I still use it?
  • You can use expired identification as long as it has been expired less than a year.
I am a Canadian citizen, do I need a passport to fly out of Bellingham International Airport?
  • You do not need to show a passport at the airport as long as you are traveling within the United States. If you are traveling outside the US you will need to follow your airlines recommendations for identification.
What happens if I lost my ID?
  • If you lost your ID and do not have any other government issued ID (see list above) you may bring two items with your name on it to verify who you are. Examples include a bill that is mailed to you, a prescription bottle, school id or a Costco card.
Can I bring liquids through the security checkpoint?
  • Each passenger is allowed to bring onto the plane, one quart sized baggie, filled with 3.4 oz. or less of liquids.
Can I bring food through the TSA security checkpoint?
  • You may bring food through TSA as long as it is in a solid form. Peanut butter, apple sauce and yogurt are considered liquids and will fall into the 3.4 oz. category. See the TSA website for more information.
What does it cost to park at the airport?
Who should I contact if I lost an item in the airport or on an airplane?
  • If you left/lost your item on the plane, you will need to contact the airline directly. If you left/lost your item on Port property or at TSA, please contact the Port of Bellingham by phone at (360) 671-5674 or fill out our online form.
Is there a shuttle service to Canada and/or Seattle?
  • Yes, Quick Coach travels to and from Canada, their reservation numbers are: 604-940-4428 or 800-665-2122. web site is www.quickcoach.com.
  •  Airporter Shuttle travels to/from Bellingham and Seattle, reservations are: 866-235-5247 or 360-380-8800.
Does the airport have storage lockers?
  • No, the Bellingham International Airport does not have lockers.