How early should I arrive at the airport?

Please check with the airline and/or the departing airport Web site. Rules and restrictions may vary depending on the country, airport, airline, and route that you are flying.

The rule of thumb is to arrive at the airport two hours prior to the scheduled gate departure for domestic flights and three hours early for international flights. Allow extra time for holiday crowds, inclement weather, when traveling with small children, or in any other circumstance where it would be prudent to do so.

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