El Paso International Airport (ELP)

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  • Ro V.
    "If you're taking an early flight, plan on being there very early."(17 Tips)
    Biff P.
    "Small airport but still the slowest security I've ever seen."(9 Tips)
    Brett R.
    "New body scanners take more time than traditional metal detectors."(5 Tips)
    Isaac R.
    "Nice airport."(5 Tips)
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  • Mark R.
    Mark ReberAugust 26
    Been here 5+ times
    Home at last! Small but efficient airport.
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BurlingtonApril 27
    Been here 10+ times
    They have a breast feeding room!! Way to go EP!
  • Mitch
    MitchJanuary 17
    Quick airport in El Paso, TX with free wifi.
  • Esbeydi A.
    Esbeydi AriasJanuary 10
    Been here 10+ times
    Plan ahead! If you got an awesome deal on a flight it probably means documentation lines are going to be a nightmare
  • Enrique G.
    Enrique Gutiérrez ArzateDecember 24, 2016
    Small airport, fast, free wifi and the outer design is very TexMex, like Young Guns movie
  • Agent P.
    Agent PNovember 29, 2016
    Nice airport with pleasant music.
  • Doug W.
    Doug WNovember 13, 2016
    Small, not much to it. Flights usually run on time, regional jets only.
  • Jon D.
    Jon DarveauJune 3, 2016
    Small airport with a Carlos and Mickeys pre security if you want one last great Mexican meal
  • Dave N.
    Dave NewmanAugust 20, 2015
    The men's room smells like watermelon laffy taffy.
  • Felix T.
    Felix TengJuly 14, 2015
    Free wifi, better food than Austin airport
  • Yanirah L.
    Yanirah LorenzoJune 24, 2015
    It has free wifi, and the seats are very comfortable. It is clean and cozy.
  • Alida H.
    Alida HernandezMay 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Heading back to San Antonio, it was great seeing family
  • Mike R.
    Mike RushMarch 19, 2015
    One of the friendliest airports I have visited. Even the TSA people were nice!!!
  • Rob G.
    Rob GallardoMarch 15, 2015
    Gorgeous airport. Wonderful Texas/Old West Texas motif
  • Mary Hobb J.
    Mary Hobb Jacobs-BaileyMarch 2, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Easy to navigate
  • Jeffrey G.
    Jeffrey GilesFebruary 8, 2015
    Cute little airport!
  • Marnie P.
    Marnie Perez OchoaJanuary 11, 2015
    everything is delayed for no reason!!
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaDecember 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Clean, spacious and full of Southwestern charm. Free wifi and comfy seats. My favorite airport
  • Malo M.
    Malo MedinaNovember 22, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    When children under 12 are traveling alone they do not have to take off their shoes when going through security!
  • Malo M.
    Malo MedinaNovember 16, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Expensive to fly out of El Paso. If you are trying to save some money you can fly out of Houston or San Antonio and save a few hundred bucks!
  • Kari C.
    Kari ChaoNovember 7, 2014
    Friu......!
  • Timothy M.
    Timothy MöhleOctober 31, 2014
    Decor is like an old school Taco Bell
  • Dustin Z.
    Dustin ZunckOctober 13, 2014
    Stop one and back to sleep I go.
  • Ray C.
    Ray CoronaSeptember 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Here we go! Around the world it is!
  • Tim L.
    Tim LamSeptember 7, 2014
    might as well be mexico
  • Eric G.
    Eric GonzalezSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Just love the culture here in El Paso. Small airport and can get to your gate real quick.
  • Pumpkin
    PumpkinSeptember 2, 2014
    Quaint airport!
  • Norma C.
    Norma CamposAugust 30, 2014
    We're here!!!!
  • Marcus Z.
    Marcus ZanettiAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Small, but very nice airport!
  • Ir C.
    Ir CAugust 20, 2014
    Inefficient slow .....
  • Cassandra P.
    Cassandra PerezAugust 18, 2014
    Picking up our Kali!
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca StewartAugust 12, 2014
    Security opens at 430am!!
  • Michael N.
    Michael NorwoodAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The new rental car lot is much more convenient. No more walking down the hill through a dust storm.
  • Zach T.
    Zach ThomasAugust 8, 2014
    Interesting landscape
  • Isaac R.
    Isaac R. ChangAugust 6, 2014
    Nice airport. Very Ol' Western style. Clean and tidy. Great security and some good eateries around
  • Charley S.
    Charley SimpsonJuly 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Airport security is quick. Less than 5 minutes the last 2 times I've been here.
  • Bruce K.
    Bruce KingJune 17, 2014
    This is a great place to catch a plane.
  • Victoria D.
    Victoria DavilaApril 13, 2014
    The culture comes alive and tells a story when travelers arrive at this airport.
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TomaszewskiJanuary 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't know what everyone is talking about but there's almost never anyone in line for security when I'm here! This is a perfect small airport.
  • Miguel G.
    Miguel GamiñoJanuary 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Wifi On Planet Earth: Digital El Paso. did I mention it is FREE?!
  • BostonGuyInSoCal
    BostonGuyInSoCalJanuary 10, 2014
    Next stop Vegas baby!!
  • Cabrini H.
    Cabrini Haynes-IsaacNovember 24, 2013
    Just a pit stop for us. We don't have to get off
  • Zara P.
    Zara ParkNovember 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Really beautiful airport with leather lounge chairs and full top to botton viewing windows. People offering you cart rides as you get off of the plane, too!
  • Elcrest
    ElcrestNovember 13, 2013
    About arriving early, my personal experience was a flight departing at 0700. I got there right at 0600 and was through security sitting waiting for departure by 0615. That's just me! Nice airport!
  • Lorenzo R.
    Lorenzo RodriguezNovember 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They don't have a scanner for Common Access Cards for TSA pre check
  • Maia L.
    Maia LNovember 11, 2013
    Never flying American Airlines again!
  • Russell G.
    Russell GarnettNovember 3, 2013
    Took me all of 4 minutes to get through security. Rented my car with no one in line. I couldn't even make up a bad experience that I had here.
  • Zara P.
    Zara ParkOctober 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Just like the tips below,most hard core security screening & longest lines (especially in the mornings). LAX & London Heathrow are mild in comparison.Several times almost missed flights here.
  • Amanda H.
    Amanda HOctober 6, 2013
    Slowest, least efficient TSA I've ever seen. But they do have free wifi and comfy chairs. Just get here early enough to wait in the security line.
  • Jill
    JillSeptember 11, 2013
    They have some of the most comfortable seating areas of any airport! Well done.
  • Jeanne H.
    Jeanne H.August 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great little airport. Friendly staff.
  • Clifton S.
    Clifton SalasJuly 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    A great, clean airport. If you are traveling out of Terminal A and want some decent food, walk down to Terminal B. Its about a 10 minute walk, but the food selection is much better.
  • Malo M.
    Malo MedinaJuly 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't use MotionX GPS on the iPad to get here. It will get you very lost!
  • LorynLulu
    LorynLuluJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    FREE WIFI!!! It's super fast.
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew De AvilaJune 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The people at Hertz Car Rental have horrible customer service skills!
  • Marc F.
    Marc FreedmanMay 15, 2013
    Security is a mess..... leave plenty of time.
  • Kourtney K.
    Kourtney KadrichMay 12, 2013
    Free wifi is awesome!
  • Karen D.
    Karen DavisMay 6, 2013
    Super friendly place !!
  • XKantu
    XKantuMay 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Free wifi.
  • John H.
    John HaprianMay 2, 2013
    Comfortable seating, free WiFi, plenty of outlets and even powered USB ports! This place is better equipped than my home office.
  • Jessica
    JessicaApril 18, 2013
    This airport puts San Antonio International Airport to shame! This airport has beautiful art from local artist and friendly staff through out. Take note San Antonio and get with the program!
  • Karina T.
    Karina TaylorApril 14, 2013
    If you like you like spicy stuff an you like chocolate, try the Texas Jalapeño chocolate bar in the souvenir shop.
  • Scott C.
    Scott CroggApril 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Other than a particularly slow TSA (I come here every month), the airport is easy and painless.
  • Alfred-Alex D.
    Alfred-Alex DelgadoApril 4, 2013
    Long ass walk to B 7!!! Take shuttles!!
  • Lela V.
    Lela VictoriaMarch 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Never come to El Paso unless you are visiting family ... This city has nothing to over ... Diversity is non existence
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WrightMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    No booze before noon on Sunday? I am gonna loose my St. Pattys Day buzz.
  • Jeanne H.
    Jeanne H.March 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great little airport!
  • Gaytha S.
    Gaytha SMarch 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    12 TSA agents and one freaking security line open. TSA budget: $5.1 billion dollars. TSA collective IQ: 51.
  • REALM M.
    REALM MLAERFebruary 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Pretty good drink at bar
  • Greg M.
    Greg MartinezFebruary 5, 2013
    TSA doing a good job in a bad world! Thanks guys.
  • DJ Latin Prince ✔ 
    DJ Latin Prince ✔ January 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    When you see CriscoKidd giv him a hug!
  • Tom G.
    Tom GJanuary 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Easy in and out, friendly screeners
  • 😎 Paul David M.
    😎 Paul David MorganDecember 21, 2012
    Beautiful airport at holidays! TSA was so nice and it really was empty. Great airport when the flights are slow.
  • Victoria
    VictoriaDecember 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicos Tacos is not all that great
  • Brody H.
    Brody HoranDecember 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The airport is cozy, beautiful, and has everything you need. No fluff... Just friendly people!
  • George W.
    George WackerNovember 28, 2012
    Cute airport. Friendly staff.
  • John G.
    John GeyermanSeptember 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They have a Harley Shop!
  • John R.
    John RooneyAugust 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This airport is nice for its location. Yes, sometimes security is super slow...not all the time. Nice views from concourse areas of the mountains.
  • Robert L.
    Robert LewisAugust 13, 2012
    20 dollars for a salad. What a rip off.
  • Ron M.
    Ron MathewsonJuly 28, 2012
    Hertz counter opens 5 am
  • Ana F.
    Ana FuentesJune 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Arrive early
  • Chrystal C.
    Chrystal C.June 16, 2012
    ELP has the cleaniest airport ever!!
  • Frozen T.
    Frozen TroutJune 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    FREE WI-FI!
  •  ℋumorous
     ℋumorousJune 7, 2012
    Try flying on an airplane, they have them here! ☺
  • Ernesto C.
    Ernesto Concha Jr.May 25, 2012
    If flyin today come early, security lines are huge
  • Dhruv B.
    Dhruv BhaktaMay 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Worst TSA screeners in the world. Come extra early.
  • Charles D.
    Charles DiazMay 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Leave it to the American Airlines ticket counter to ruin an otherwise great time here in El Paso. Showed up 90 min before my flight and about 60 of those to get checked in.
  • Courtney H.
    Courtney HamrickMay 16, 2012
    Such sweet people here! Made it through security in 10 mins so no need to arrive early. Products tend to be cheaper than in most airports I have been in.
  • Magda P.
    Magda PApril 30, 2012
    What they lack in space and variety they make up for with free wifi. Which most large airports don't have.
  • Erick S.
    Erick SaucedoApril 26, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    skip the body scanners; they're NOT mandatory
  • Bianca L.
    Bianca LeBeauApril 18, 2012
    What an armpit!
  • Noel
    NoelApril 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They might have free wifi now, but half the sites you'd want to go to are BLOCKED. even news sites. What's the point?
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KlineApril 13, 2012
    Remember to opt for the pat down instead of the radiation
  • Kathy S.
    Kathy SloaneApril 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Terribly looooong screening here.
  • Noelle S.
    Noelle SaracinoApril 9, 2012
    Security lines inefficient and TSA staff incompetent.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SaracinoApril 9, 2012
    Listen to all the posts. Security line is terrible and u will miss your flight!
  • Dhruv B.
    Dhruv BhaktaMarch 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Worst TSA screeners in the world. These retards should be fired at ELP. Come extra early if you have to fly through ELP.
  • Ken O.
    Ken O'LoneMarch 22, 2012
    Worst TSA I have ever been through. Slow slow
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RMarch 19, 2012
    Security is quick if you are smart. Check your bags. And carry on light. To easy.
  • Michael E.
    Michael EvansMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    This airport...security sucks. Rental car return through the front? Brilliant. Note the sign above security- days streamlining travel- no way.
  • Jesus H.
    Jesus HaroMarch 16, 2012
    Gotta love idiots from Phoenix knocking El Paso. Obviously, you morons have never been down Van Buren or Grand avenue there.
  • Oralia R.
    Oralia RodriguezMarch 2, 2012
    I never tip places but man... most over the top pat down that I've ever had done.....I didn't even opt out if the body scanners!! They had to do both! I was not into it!
  • Biff P.
    Biff PraterFebruary 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Small airport but still the slowest security I've ever seen. Really cloogie setup with 100% back scatter xray. Takes forever if they get even the slightest bit congested.
  • Bex J.
    Bex JayFebruary 24, 2012
    Flight attendants on our flight have attitudes. If u don't like ur job, Sweetie, QUIT.
  • Jeanne H.
    Jeanne H.February 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice little airport
  • Bryan R.
    Bryan RussoFebruary 16, 2012
    This is the worst airport in the US!! STAY AWAY!!!
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PuentesJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ppl that go thru screening are suspects. From what I witness
  • Claudia G.
    Claudia GreenJanuary 26, 2012
    Small airport, long TSA lines. Arrive with plenty it time to be groped by TSA
  • Nate S.
    Nate SandersJanuary 15, 2012
    It looks like a B rate casino.
  • Lisa
    LisaJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The security check has never taken longer than 15 min for me
  • Erik P.
    Erik PaviaJanuary 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try these eateries while you're in town: http://4sq.com/zRPCqd
  • Erik P.
    Erik PaviaJanuary 9, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    ELP has free Wi-Fi. SSID: DigitalElPaso. The city also provides free Wi-Fi in public buildings and Downtown.
  • .
    .January 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Welcome to el paso! If you are looking for a good bar while you're in town go to The Hoppy Monk. Great service and very knowledgeable staff. Ask the bartenders for recommendations!
  • Gregg L.
    Gregg LandessJanuary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Free WIFI in the airport
  • Ro V.
    Ro VegaJanuary 2, 2012
    If you're taking an early flight, plan on being there very early.
  • Tim N.
    Tim NorrisJanuary 1, 2012
    Airport screening is slow.
  • Maria H.
    Maria HarriganDecember 22, 2011
    Opt out. It feels good. Lol
  • Juancarlos L.
    Juancarlos LopvalDecember 20, 2011
    Free wifi. No body xray for me.
  • Joshua M.
    Joshua MillerDecember 19, 2011
    Los Amigos shoe shine Business terminal is slow but through. Any pair of shoes is only $4
  • Sandee C.
    Sandee CDecember 14, 2011
    No free wi-fi here
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SodomaDecember 3, 2011
    El paso is fun and so is deming Nm two hours west
  • Arturo
    ArturoNovember 27, 2011
    this airport sucks balls
  • Stacie H.
    Stacie HNovember 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Simple, nice and clean. Glad they updated the food selection
  • Crisco K.
    Crisco KiddNovember 20, 2011
    about 20 TSA agents and 3 ppl in line. Our American tax dollars / flight fees spent well... plus, overly feely/molesting body scanner agents. They should leave the eyeliner at home....
  • LaLa C.
    LaLa ChristensenNovember 9, 2011
    Stay at the wyndham hotel...great service!
  • Shannon G.
    Shannon GravesNovember 9, 2011
    Small airport but quite user friendly...I still got the old fashioned metal detector! I wasn't sure if a small airport like this was capable of mobile boarding passes but they handled it like champs!
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HoneycuttNovember 4, 2011
    Nice airport
  • Julian G.
    Julian G.October 28, 2011
    Blood suckers! Charging more for baggage even if it meets minimum weight! Boo USAIRWAYS!
  • 'Amarie T.
    'Amarie Tibbs'October 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Down in the west Texas town of El Paso... Home of The Miners The Best in the land!!!
  • Dionisio E.
    Dionisio EspinosaOctober 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    20 min for 8 people to go through security this place is a joke ....
  • Lorie S.
    Lorie StaffordOctober 26, 2011
    Thanks El Paso for your hospitality. Very nice city...
  • Devin D.
    Devin DOctober 18, 2011
    I found security personal very helpful and nice. It took only maybe five minutes to get through..I think others came on a busy day or bad timing
  • Rogel C.
    Rogel CarlosOctober 7, 2011
    Hey y'all quit dumping on El Paso! The refried beans here rock, yo!!!
  • Jesus F.
    Jesus FernandezSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    This is a great airport. For all those people complaining, flying once a year in southwest, does not qualify you to make such statements about this place. Very clean, staff at Delta is awesome
  • Seth B.
    Seth BarkerSeptember 15, 2011
    United group bag check in was a mess!
  • Joey M.
    Joey MontesSeptember 8, 2011
    Lol, if a venue dont exist. Create it.
  • Samantha C.
    Samantha CunninghamSeptember 3, 2011
    Everything closes at airport around 10pm
  • son
    sonAugust 22, 2011
    Wtf?! No free wifi!
  • Katrina K.
    Katrina KibbenAugust 21, 2011
    The line to check bags and check-in is LONG for the 6am flights but security goes quickly. Print your passes before you get here
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny Morris ColonAugust 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    For those traveling with kids...In the B Terminal there are 2 family bathrooms by B6.
  • Darci L.
    Darci LopezAugust 2, 2011
    You'll never realize how much you love your hometown until you're about to leave it.
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]July 31, 2011
    Although my Spanish may be a little bit rusty, I believe "El Paso" is Spanish for "The Paso."
  • Dave W.
    Dave WassonJuly 29, 2011
    Leave. Quickly.
  • Erinna S.
    Erinna SorianoJuly 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Check-out El Sol jewelry store. Unique pieces at reasonable price!
  • Gil P.
    Gil PinaJuly 2, 2011
    Ride the mechanical bull!!!
  • Jeremiah S.
    Jeremiah SimmonsJune 19, 2011
    Their bar needs to open at 6am.
  • chrystal
    chrystalJune 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Takes longer than LAX. Incompetent TSA. Body Scanners? Come on.
  • Brian P.
    Brian PokornyMay 8, 2011
    Don't ever come here.
  • Leah M.
    Leah MessinaMay 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Its a small airport so check in is quick. Grab a coffee at the Starbucks downstairs and drink it on the patio is you're waiting for someone
  • Amber K.
    Amber KhanApril 25, 2011
    If your flight gets bumped, wait in line but call customer service on your phone. Chances are you will get a spot on the next flight out before they all get gone.
  • Richard C.
    Richard ChavezApril 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Allow extra time for security. No more metal detectors, just x rays and they can really hold up the lines
  • J S.
    J SardineroApril 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great city. And area to visit. Like it.
  • Abbas N.
    Abbas NFebruary 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Opt out of the new cancer machines. I'd rather be groped than develop cancer.
  • Joanna
    JoannaDecember 29, 2010
    Starbucks, Pizza Hut, Mexican food, Quiznos past gate B6
  • J L.
    J LopezDecember 25, 2010
    Flying on Christmas Day sucks!
  • Braelyn S.
    Braelyn ScalesAugust 27, 2010
    You can save yourself upwards of 30$ in baggage fees if you you're too late in checking in. If you don't mind a later flight, they'll instead charge you a flat $50 flight change rate and automaticall
  • Brett R.
    Brett RAugust 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    At 5am the lines for security are longer than you'd expect. New body scanners take more time than traditional metal detectors.
  • Phillip B.
    Phillip Borschow (Darth Thanos)July 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Kevin and Anthony are clowns of Biblical proportions
  • Adrian C.
    Adrian ChildersApril 16, 2010
    Not a huge airport, so you dont have to get there two hours before your flight
  • Héctor T.
    Héctor TempletonApril 17, 2015
    wifi gratis disponible.
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GarciaDecember 23, 2014
    Esperando a Carmelita :D
  • Aften G.
    Aften GiotisOctober 6, 2014
    Leaving El Paso
  • Aracely C.
    Aracely ContrerasSeptember 14, 2014
    Wi Fi gratis y rápido.
  • Jorge
    JorgeSeptember 8, 2014
    Te hacen quitar los zapatos!!! Jaja
  • Gloria M.
    Gloria MaldonadoSeptember 11, 2013
    buenas instalacion , servicio de wifi rapido :)) buen aeropuerto
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