Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)

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  • Gerald B.
    "This is a great airport that has a cool, uniquely New Mexico feel."(8 Tips)
    Jeanette F.
    "Breakfast Roll up at the Black Mesa coffee company is REALLY good."(8 Tips)
    Ovie
    "Very small airport but great trinkets in the gift store."(10 Tips)
    Valerie E.
    "The green chilli chicken stew at Buena Comida is awesome!"(15 Tips)
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  • Jill
    JillMay 26, 2013
    At the center of the concourse between concourse A and B go upstairs (elevator or stairs) to discover a gem. A huge room with couches, tables, chairs, multiple wall outlets and the best view.
  • Jon P.
    Jon PurdyDecember 19, 2012
    There is a nice little lounge upstairs with comfy chairs, a nice view if the airfield and, most importantly, power plugs. The plugs are located in the lower level of the lounge by the windows.
  • DenMom & MoMo W.
    DenMom & MoMo WMarch 28, 2013
    We actually like Windows 98 American Southwest theme here, very thorough. More than that - the quantity of outlets is amazing! Power Up!
    Upvoted Jan 16
  • Clara P.
    Clara PratteOctober 12, 2013
    My fave airport bc: fastest and nicest TSA ever, free wifi, good coffee, food court has green chile stew, and it's not too huge.
  • Trisha T.
    Trisha TeranMarch 31, 2014
    I travel a great deal and out of the airports I frequent ABQ has the most efficient TSA lines. This airport also offers free WiFi which is great on those longer layovers.
  • Katie A.
    Katie AdamsJanuary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Mark F. says Santa Fe is the only thing to do in the area. Taos, Sandia Peak, and Sandia Crest are pretty amazing, however. If you ski/snowboard, it's oftentimes better than California!
  • 😼Ellen S.
    😼Ellen S.February 13, 2013
    Bring your meal up to the 2nd floor observation deck to get away from the noise and enjoy the view while u relax.
  • Ovie
    OvieMarch 21, 2013
    Very small airport but great trinkets in the gift store. I love various cultures and ethnicities so thought it was pretty interesting to see such cool Native American figurines.
  • James the Wine Guy
    James the Wine GuyMay 10, 2011
    Such a well organised airport. I agree the most efficient security check in the US. When you land here you know you are not just anywhere. Pueblo revival style. Love the art work.
  • Lee K.
    Lee KordelMay 19, 2013
    Fun little airport...remember the rental car area is not connected to the airport. If you have time, eat at Los Cuates, great food! Fast security lines.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WatsonDecember 9, 2011
    Best TSA in the nation.
  • Fritz C.
    Fritz ChaleffFebruary 10, 2011
    Great find: need to use a credit card for a cab from the airport to a hotel? Call Bill the Cabbie at 505-328-5566. $20 minimum which covers the fare and tip to most hotels. And, his cab is clean.
  • Brett K.
    Brett K.January 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Quite possibly the easiest "get in, get done" major airport in the USA. Very "New Mexico" feel, extremely close parking, fast TSA lines, friendly staff, and only 15 minutes from downtown!
  • Edith C.
    Edith C.March 11, 2016
    Bathrooms by Gate A1 is super clean and fresh smelling. For early flight departures it was surprising to see so many food venues open. This was very helpful.
  • Victor M.
    Victor Miyakawa SolísSeptember 6, 2014
    Nice airport. Great decor. Standard places to eat. What is so different about this airport is the incredible courteous and cheerful TSA officers, not common at all. Good example for other airports.
  • M
    MMay 30, 2010
    Shortest and most efficient TSA lines in human history, free wi-fi throughout the airport, and lots of post-security food/drink/shop options... The airport may be old, but its very accommodating!
  • Alison G.
    Alison GriffinApril 19, 2013
    Friendly and efficient service all around. Try the green chicken chile soup at terminal A-B... it lives up to its famous reputation!
  • Brent R.
    Brent RembyDecember 16, 2010
    If you're going to Santa Fe, then make a reservation for a massage and private bath at Ten Thousand Waves Spa. Very affordable and if you're lucky you cam hot tub while it's snowing.
  • Shelbi B.
    Shelbi BakerJanuary 16
    Very small airport but they have a good food options. Go to the upstairs lounge in between concourses A and B you'll be able to find large relaxing lounge chairs and a lot more plugs.
  • William D.
    William DiehlJune 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Remember. if the plane explodes in a giant fireball and everybody dies. (Except for you) You know why? It's "Cause You had you had your tray table up, and your seat back in the full upright position"
  • carmen j.
    carmen jonesMay 4, 2013
    Easy in & out little airport one terminal for all airlines. Quick shuttle to car rentals. Fill up before u return or they will charge $93.00 for 1/2 tank of gas . Nearest gas station is on Gibson.
  • Leah B.
    Leah BrandtnerMay 10, 2016
    TSA lines are quick and efficient, and the coffee and green chile are delish. The decor shows the southwest roots clearly.
  • Kirk K.
    Kirk KirkpatrickNovember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The people who think this is the nicest mid sized airport in US have never been to West Palm Beach. Shorter lines, cleaner, and a putting green in terminal.
  • Brant
    BrantDecember 30, 2012
    Check out the Observation Deck between A gate & B gate wings. Big windows comfortable seats & great view of the airfield.
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World
    I was lucky enough to land a ‘Memphis Belle’ at this airport. Not the plane.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McFarlaneMay 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Today's public service announcement: if you in boarding group 4 you don't need to be in line or in close proximity to the line while they are boarding group 2. Thank you.
  • Andre J.
    Andre JacksonJanuary 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    One of the fastest airports in the USA. Love that you can arrive 30 minutes before a flight and still make it.
  • Samsonite
    SamsoniteMay 3, 2011
    Any of the chaplains at the Albuquerque International Sunport are ready to help people with any spiritual needs, including contacting local spiritual leaders or joining them in the Meditation Room.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SimsJune 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It's called "Sunport" for a reason: happiness greets you as you enjoy short lines, lots of charm, and lots of character.
  • Andre J.
    Andre JacksonSeptember 22, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Very quick airport to get around @! Great look too ;)
  • Corey P.
    Corey PettitJune 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Before your next flight, grab a cup of green chili chicken stew and a green chili roll from Black Mesa Coffee, next to A9!
  • Courtney L.
    Hit up Black Mesa Coffee next to A8. The Caramel Latte is delicious and all the staff are super friendly!
  • MetroSeeker.com
    MetroSeeker.comAugust 24, 2012
    If you look past the outdated furniture and decor you can appreciate the Sunport for it's awesome food, small size, and ease of dealing with the TSA! :)
  • Mark G.
    Mark GilliamAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    1st and/or last place to get your green chile fix in. Great breakfast burritos if you are there in the morning.
  • Jim M.
    Jim MacFarlaneNovember 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Love this airport! Free wifi, decent food, short lines, easy to get around, beautiful New Mexico aesthetic.
  • Paul W.
    Paul WithunAugust 24, 2014
    Nice little airport. Easy in an easy out. If you need a cab, make sure you check out the shuttle van first. Ask at the information booth.
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LawrenceJune 10, 2012
    Quiet place to wait for a flight. The elevator is a little slow, but worth the wait if you have a lot of luggage.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HFebruary 25, 2015
    Free wifi! And the visitor viewing deck is an awesome way to while away the hours!
  • Sayan G.
    Sayan GhoshDecember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you want to get a cab which takes credit card, call Bob - 505-440-8765. Not all of them accept credit cards, and Bob was very helpful!
  • Charissa
    CharissaSeptember 21, 2012
    Priority Access is a sham here! I could've been 20 people ahead if I was in the regular line! If the PA line is the same length as the others you'll reap no benefits
  • Erin S.
    Erin SnyderFebruary 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you travel with a child the TSA is so nice and will let you go through the employee line and help you maneuver you to the gate!
  • Lee L.
    Lee LimingApril 16, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Free, decent wifi--just turn on your device. Black Mesa Coffee at the end of concourse A is quite good.
  • J.b. S.
    J.b. SanchezFebruary 12, 2010
    Should time permit park in the Aircraft Viewing Area just east of the airport and watch the planes come n go. Shameless fun, plus, if you have children, they may get a kick out of it.
  • JD
    JDMay 23, 2013
    Go upstairs, lots of seating, great view, power outlets but shhhh don't tell anyone 😉
  • Yondering M.
    Yondering MonkeysJanuary 8, 2016
    One of my favourite small airports, a few bars to choose from while you wait.
  • Tina J.
    Tina JohnsonSeptember 17, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Another trip to Dallas. Should be three days of good meetings, but so hard to say goodbye to munchkin at 5:30 am..... Love that little sleepy head 😃
  • Mike L.
    Mike LeMoineJanuary 16, 2012
    Check out dukecitylocal.com for great things to do in town. You can even download their app!
  • Craig B.
    Craig BallDecember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    So easy to go in and out of Sunport. Cheap gas within a few blocks of the airport, and the folks at Enterprise RAC are the nicest. Running late? They will drive you to the terminal?
  • Heidi W.
    Heidi WebbSeptember 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't pass thru without grabbing a green chili breakfast burrito from Tia Juanitas!
  • Papi S.
    Papi SorrelisSeptember 28, 2011
    Parking for only 4.00 a day as you enter airport. And that green chili burrito is a must!
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