Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (LBB)

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  • alan p.
    "Small airport, long walk to rental car parking lot"(6 Tips)
    Taylor W.
    "Give yourself plenty of time to go through security!"(4 Tips)
    Dan L.
    "Guns Up! Welcome to Texas Tech land!"(3 Tips)
    "The American Bagel Bakery is awesome for any meal!"(2 Tips)
72 Tips and reviews
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  • Tiffany D.
    Tiffany DysonJuly 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    If you rent a car, there is a little shuttle that will bring you to the Departures so that you don't have to walk up that horrible hill with your luggage. Don't forget to tip!
  • Taylor W.
    Taylor WeastMarch 15, 2013
    I always get harassed about things in my bag that make it through other airports just fine. Give yourself plenty of time to go through security!
    Upvoted Sep 29
  • Nina R.
    Nina RicciardelliJune 22, 2012
    My luggage enjoyed rolling over all the cobblestone pavers outside. Walk inside for as long as possible before heading outside with your luggage.
    Upvoted 1 day ago
  • Sandy G.
    Sandy GraffJune 21, 2014
    Why would anybody build an airport on the only hill in Lubbock? You have to walk up an uncovered hill, pulling all you luggage, before finally reaching the front doors. Just crazy. Don't wear heels!
    Upvoted Sep 29
  • Craig K.
    Craig KMay 19, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Texas Tech's Carol of Lights is the best way to ring in the holiday season. Come back and visit us on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 for the 56th annual event.
  • Dave W.
    Dave WebbMarch 14, 2014
    There are courtesy vehicles that can drop you off and pick you up at the rental car lot. Otherwise, I hope you're wearing good shoes.
  • Dawn W.
    Dawn W.May 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The airport staff are so incredibly nice. I always have wonderful conversations while going through security.
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleySeptember 3, 2015
    If you're returning a car rental, prepare yourself for a long grueling trek up a steep hill and across the airport.
  • Tripp P.
    Tripp PayneApril 9, 2013
    This airport hasn't changed in 15 or 20 years. Lubbock has changed a lot. Happy to visit, happy to get the hell out of here. Hook 'em!
  • Martin B.
    Martin BinksApril 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Wonderful people - efficiency NOT a priority :-) allow plenty of time-
  • Angela F.
    Angela ForneyMay 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The airport opens at 5:00am, so know that even if your flight is at 5:45am that is when folks will be here to greet you.
  • John S.
    John SwartDecember 7, 2012
    Early morning departures gives you 1 to 1 service by TSA. Quick and friendly.
  • Barry B.
    Barry BroughtonDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The jalepeno breakfast sandwich at The Great American Bagel Bakery is really good!
  • Erica
    EricaDecember 3, 2012
    The NICEST TSA employees I have ever met. Such a pleasant surprise.
  • Manuel R.
    Manuel RamirezJuly 12, 2014
    Original flight at 6:25 AM getting home at 10:40 AM All flights cancelled. UNITED doesn't care. Have to spend 10 hours in this small airport and get home 20 hours later! Personnel with BAD ATTIUDE!!
  • Brent A.
    Brent AlexNovember 18, 2011
    This is place to be to see complete idiots go through security. Yes m'am you need you take off your metal necklace to go through TSA.
  • Jacob G.
    Jacob GrovesJanuary 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get here one hour before your flight and you will be fine!
  • Shane E.
    Shane EdlerJune 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    TSA at this airport is way overkill. Too many pat downs and other discrepancies that I am sure are only to justify the massive amount of TSA agents at such a small airport.
    Upvoted Sep 29
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PertleDecember 5, 2011
    Being from Dallas, I've really learned to love this airport for how fast it is to get through security and to the gates.
  • Craig K.
    Craig KDecember 21, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Come back and visit for Texas Tech's 55th annual Carol of Lights on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013. Best way to ring in the holidays in Lubbock.
  • Tim O.
    Tim OhlsonNovember 8, 2013
    Might be the worst airport for car rentals. There is an extremely long steep hill you have to go down to get your car, which means you have an extremely long walk up when you return.
  • Douglas C.
    Douglas CassidyMarch 7, 2015
    Massive airport, super crowded, very confusing. Or.......the exact opposite.
  • Marcus B.
    Marcus BigottJanuary 8, 2012
    There are always too many cooks in the TSA kitchen. Make sure you have plenty of time to get through.
  • Alex W.
    Alex WolfeApril 4, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The wifi in here is terrible. If you're trying to get any work done, I hope you brought your own hotspot.
  • Jelibeli
    JelibeliJanuary 4, 2012
    Everything is flat ....not a mountain in I can't run for the hills..
  • shan
    shanApril 1, 2013
    The American Bagel Bakery is awesome for any meal!
  • Lin H.
    Lin HumphreyJune 20, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Expect few people but long waits. Most fliers from LBB don't understand liquid, shoe, electronics rules. Also, staff seem disenchanted at best.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SJanuary 11, 2012
    The only time I'm ever harassed by the TSA is in Lubbock!
    Upvoted Sep 29
  • Prithvi
    PrithviApril 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The only places to eat are beyond security. Time someone changed that.
  • Gus D.
    Gus DonelsonSeptember 14, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get here early and try not to get lost...not a true tip, Sacrassim..
  • Jesus P.
    Jesus ParadaAugust 2, 2012
    You'll find the most UN comfortable chairs here...
  • sarah h.
    sarah hDecember 28, 2011
    security takes maybe 15 minutes during the week. small airport!
  • Kate H.
    Kate HarrisOctober 15, 2011
    Check out Host and Toast while you are in Lubbock!
  • Prithvi
    PrithviOctober 9, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Flying over the terminal on the downwind is beautiful!
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyJuly 20, 2015
    I actually liked the glimpse I saw of this airport as I sprinted to catch my plane at the last minute.
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RaymondNovember 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Super sensitive metal detector be prepared to get a pat down. Dumb.
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew KissingerJuly 20, 2011
    "And I thought happinessWas Lubbock, TexasIn my rear view mirror..." - Mac Davis (Country Singer)
  • Dennise J.
    Dennise JacksonNovember 21, 2013
    Free internet. Awesome!
  • B B.
    B BarnettJune 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Only Lubbock would have cotton farms surrounding the airport.
  • Oscar F.
    Oscar FajardoSeptember 25, 2014
    Small but efficient airports
  • Craig K.
    Craig KJune 21, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Visiting for Red Raider Orientation? Welcome!
  • Bruce D.
    Bruce DennisAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Crop Circles... That explains where the Mayor is from.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan ByeMay 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Very small airport - does have a Starbucks!
  • Clayton T.
    Clayton TidwellMarch 26, 2014
    Avoid layovers here....there is really nothing but a sad bar where the tap beer was down and a paltry "food court". This sad airport has hardly changed in 40 years.
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny Morris ColonAugust 14, 2011
    7 Whataburger locations!!! Heaven!
  • Ian H.
    Ian HernandezApril 5, 2012
    Buddy Holly is from here. That's all I got folks.
  • Young T.
    Young TimbaAugust 12, 2014
    Nice coffee at Starbucks
  • Sam H.
    Sam HJanuary 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    People watching is good here.
  • chloe b.
    chloe beeJanuary 9, 2012
    Smallest airport ever. Can't wait to fly back to civilization.
  • David H.
    David HalikJuly 29, 2011
    Lubbock, where the color brown is always in style!
  • Brent W.
    Brent WilkinsJanuary 18, 2013
    Come here to use airplanes.
  • Dan L.
    Dan LepperApril 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Welcome to the home of southern hospitality!
  • Eric G.
    Eric GonzalezApril 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    It's place you look forward too when ur leaving.
  • alan p.
    alan pJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Small airport, long walk to rental car parking lot
  • Jared J.
    Jared JanhsenSeptember 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Hope you have data left on your plan, the Wi-Fi here is rubbish.
  • Robert D.
    Robert DennardApril 24, 2012
    Those people wish they could join the mile high club with a f/a .... Tasteless idiots
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan CallisonApril 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ya you're in Lubbock. Head to chimys now.
  • Lynn A.
    Lynn AtkinsLathamNovember 29, 2011
    Check out Picante's for Mexican food.
  • Anthony L.
    Anthony LetourneauApril 30, 2012
    Be very afraid!! Lubbock is the place that old alpaca's go to die!! Stay away!
  • Dan L.
    Dan LepperJanuary 2, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Guns Up! Welcome to Texas Tech land!
  • Leo M.
    Leo MDecember 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    don't forget your passport!
  • Keifer J.
    Keifer JenningsJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't ever book with American airlines. They don't like you. They don't care about you. And they make sure that you know it.
  • Lea S.
    Lea Sanchez RamseyJune 24, 2013
    You might not ever leave. .just saying.
  • Kyle J.
    Kyle JacobsonNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Follow me on twitter @_KyleJacobson, travel safely!
  • Cindy T. M.
    Cindy T. Move2FLA.comAugust 11, 2013
    Small airport
  • Mattie S.
    Mattie StegerFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't EVER eat a chicken sandwich from the Burger King inside the airport unless you want food poisoning!
  • Holly K.
    Holly KottwitzFebruary 28, 2011
    Welcome to nowhere
  • Christina M.
    Christina MaiellaDecember 21, 2011
    Get on a plane...go somewhere else!
  • Isaac H.
    Isaac HallApril 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get on a plane and don't look back.
  • Clayton P.
    Clayton ProctorJanuary 30, 2012
    Stupid security chk
  • Gary C.
    Gary CottonJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
  • Roy M.
    Roy MarquezJune 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The TSA here is the worse I've ever encountered. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to go through the TSA kitchen. Way too many cooks and plenty of pat-downs because of a trigger happy scanner
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