As a frequent flyer, this is one of the best airports to leave out of (assuming your flight isn't delayed or canceled. If it is, good luck finding another flight.) No lines, friendly staff, free Wi-Fi
Great sandwiches from the Market, but no restaurants. Airport is small and a breeze but don't come less than 30 minutes before your flight or they may not be able to take your bag! Love this place!
Nov2012: CHO says to arrive at least 90 min before 5-7AM departures for parking, ticketing and security (esp. over Thanksgiving). Terminal opens at 3:30AM; airline ticket counters open by 4:15AM
Small airport, but don't underestimate the security line. Recommend getting there 1 hour ahead. Sometimes 3 or so flights will take off around the same time, leading to congestion.
Get here early if you have to check in a bag. 2 times I've had issues with them b/c of small ticketing staff. 1st time guy was on his smoke break, 2nd time the line made the check in 1 min after time
All of the flights aren't on the monitors so for a first time flyer I got a bit panicky until the crew assured me I was at the right gate. Pretty small, clean, and efficient.
Do NOT be in a hurry to get off and get your bags here...the speed (or lack thereof) of the baggage claim is disproportionately SLOW compared to the size of the airport...ONE baggage carousel.
Pick up a sandwich in the store, even if you'll be in another airport for lunch during a layover. Guaranteed its a better sandwich than you'll find at other airports! You'll be glad you thought ahead.
Our family was very happy to learn that Joshua from United Airlines works at this airport now. I have a disabled Mother that loves him so much. He makes you feel so happy and you can see he cares.
Bottled drinks inside security are approx. $1.90 which is cheaper than most of the bigger airports so grab your drinks before you leave. :-)
Nice small airport, if u want some VA souvinears, get @ shop near security entrance, as there's no place inside to get them.
Waiting area at Gate 5 has a lovely view of the fall colored trees and mountains for those who may not see them again for awhile.
if you show up early, you can head upstairs and kill time on the outdoor viewing deck
Yes, it's a small airport, but that's welcoming for a number of travelers. Still, expect most long flights to involve a layover at a busier hub.
Small airport with one television on the first floor. Volume to low on it or don't like the channel? Controls are on the right side of the TV.
Parking: All lots are $8/day, so if you're there more than one day, park in short term, it's closer to the terminal!
Market closes at 7pm on Sundays. Don't count in eating dinner at this airport. Pick something up on way in or out - much better bet.
If you need to charge your phone, there are 8 desks with power outlets on the far end of the upper level.
Free wifi. You should only need to show up an hour early for your flight. It's a small airport with short lines.
If you're waiting at gate 5, there are desks with nice chairs & outlets by the window facing short term parking.
You used to be able to get away with being at the airport 30 mins before a flight if you weren't checking luggage. The airport's gotten busier and now you need 45 mins min
The market sandwiches and wraps are excellent in the morning but soggy by end of day!
Very nice outside seating area at gate 5 with great views of the mountains.
Always nice to have free airport wifi. The blue ridge kettle corn at the market is mighty tasty.
Make sure you eat before you come.. No restaurants just this little shop of nothings.. But the gate agents are very nice && helpful
Security here is much tougher on liquids/gels/lotions being screened separately than at larger city airports.
Coffee at the Market is priced be the cup size so go ahead and get a mocha.
The store sells stale pastries and sandwiches bring your own.
Small airport so you don't have to get there super early. Free wifi
Come early to listen to Christian soft rock piping through the entire airport
I love the people here. Great airport, short lines, excellent service.
Great little store after you go through security but not much else.
Big bag of Blue Ridge kettle corn from the newstand is the best anywhere. At $2.99 a bag, well worth a try!
Never use dulles. Come through charlottesville for anything south of DC! Much easier!
Nice small airport, easy to get to, should only need to arrive 1 hr before flight.
The good at the new bar is okay but better than before. It is a little pricey.
Small airport. You'll get through security quickly and there is not much to do inside. Free Wifi is nice though
do not attempt a chat and cut. you will be shut down.
Very small airport, so the whole process is a breeze.
Have a jacket in the winter. Think they're trying to save on their electric bill!
Try not to laugh at the so called police in there little security hut that gets them angry
Rocking chairs on the upper level. Free wi-fi
At the airport with Allie and Jordan waiting for our flight to atlanta then to austin!
Forgot something? Target is just around the corner - south on 29 about 1/4 on your right.
TSA is very, very strict with liquids be sure they fit in the quart size bag.
Daily parking rate has increased from $8/day to $10/day.
Attention rednecks: dip cans will set off the metal detector.
Really nice people working throughout this airport
Be sure to grab a magazine from the market for your flight
Don't show up too early. There's not a lot to pass the time in the terminal.
I love using this airport. No long lines.
Arrived 2.11p for 2.28p flight. Like flying private; love cho
Complimentary coffee is always a plus!
Small & efficient! Love it!! :)
Lines are longest in the morning. Still only takes ~20 minutes
If you have an early flight, the Market opens @ 4:30AM.
Get the free WiFi, it's delish
Last United flight to Dulles leaves at 7pm weekdays.
Great potato salad at the market!
Avoid US Airways if at all possible.
Go out on the patio up on the roof through gate 5
Apparently delays are not uncommon here.
No porn scanner at cho. Nice to see that gone.
Nice small airport.
Free wifi is nice!
Avoid Delta...they are horrible!
Tougher security than communist Russia.
Do not enter hungry.
Try the airplanes!
I miss this place