Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA)

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA)

  • Kay Craigie
    "TSA lines are short but many travelers inexperienced & cause delays."(5 Tips)
    Tracy E.
    "Small check"(4 Tips)
    Nick D.
    "TSA agents think they own you here."(2 Tips)
    Rachel L.
    "Long term parking is cheap."(2 Tips)
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  • Kirk S.
    Kirk SpazianiOctober 13, 2016
    Quiet, tiny airport. No wait getting through security.
  • Evan L.
    Evan LineberryMay 31, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    I always arrive 35 mins before take off.. with enough time to check my bag, roll through security with tsa pre and get to gate before boarding starts.. You can't do that at many other major airports.
  • Holly A.
    Holly AllenMarch 21, 2016
    Nice airport, but had a really grumpy gate agent. Oh well it's a shame that she doesn't like her job
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CusterNovember 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    There is now a restaurant passed security at the gates! Woohoo!
  • Brandee M.
    Brandee MaierSeptember 14, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Sunday morning flights, be prepared for a 30 minute wait at security
  • Robert M.
    Robert McAdenSeptember 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    5 minutes from parking to gate...can't beat it
  • Ken W.
    Ken WalkerAugust 8, 2014
    Quickest check-in, security check, in the United States
  • Tom A.
    Tom A.March 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Security checkpoint opens at 4:35am...
  • Kay Craigie
    Kay CraigieJanuary 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't expect the parking lot bus to pick you up.
  • Philip B.
    Philip BalisterOctober 21, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Pseudo TSA pre-check. Get an orange card and bypass the porno scanner!
  • Eric W.
    Eric WMay 11, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    One plane lands at a time, yet it take 30 min to get checked luggage.
  • Marred J.
    Marred Jones-SellickMay 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The little cafe after security has PBR!
  • Jeremy H.
    Jeremy HartMarch 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Small airport? Sure. Shouldn't take longer than 10 minutes to get through security, though
  • Bryce A.
    Bryce AdamsMarch 29, 2013
    Don't have expectations
  • Erik
    ErikMarch 23, 2013
    No sky club :(
  • John M.
    John MoonDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    6 gates total. Be wary of flight delays from fog.
  • Amanda H.
    Amanda HNovember 26, 2012
    They require shirt and shoes, so don't leave home without them.
  • Lauren W.
    Lauren WalkupOctober 11, 2012
    security can be a pain in the ass. I had to wait 15 minutes for their female assistant to show up and search me because I had an unidentified hard drive in my bag (camera) and almost missed my flight
  • Rachel V.
    Rachel VOctober 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you can avoid it, try not to fly to Atlanta from here. The hold ups are never ROA's fault, and always ATL's.
  • Kay Craigie
    Kay CraigieSeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The bus from the parking lot to the terminal does not run as advertised. Plan on walking. They have x-ray for checked baggage now. TSA lines are short but many travelers inexperienced & cause delays.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LAugust 16, 2012
    Check in and TSA are a breeze. Long term parking is cheap. Always fly allegiant!
  • Philip B.
    Philip BalisterAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Opt at of the porno scanners. We can stop the madness!
  • Nick D.
    Nick DillonJune 27, 2012
    TSA agents think they own you here. At least make sure they have your consent before they pat you down.
  • Phillip J.
    Phillip JonesJune 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    New Scanners are slowing down TSA, still not too bad...
  • Glen H.
    Glen HubbardJune 16, 2012
    Be prepared to be slapped in the face if you use the mens restroom below the escalators...
  • imarketingmix
    imarketingmixMay 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    No hot food available beyond security.
  • Nest Realty NRV
    Nest Realty NRVApril 17, 2012
    Congrats! You're only 30 minutes from the beautiful New River Valley!
  • Sabrina G.
    Sabrina GarciaApril 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you drive and park in long term parking, catch the shuttle versus walking a mile with your bags.
  • Rob S.
    Rob SullivanMarch 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat in the Cafe outside security. Once you go through, there isn't anything decent to eat.
  • Allegiant Travel
    Allegiant TravelMarch 9, 2012
    Stay connected with the FREE Wi-Fi!
  • Michael L.
    Michael LebFebruary 29, 2012
    Worst airport I have ever been to! 4 flights over two weeks and delays totaling 53 hours... non of which were weather related.
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WitkovskyFebruary 12, 2012
    Some of the nicest people work here. If it's not busy, chat them up!
  • Jennifer P.
    Jennifer PritchettJanuary 29, 2012
    Small, but sufficient
  • Heidi G.
    Heidi GilbrideJanuary 27, 2012
    No need to go too early. Park rental, drop off keys, check luggage, get passed security, & to your gate under 30 minutes.
  • Desi S.
    Desi SowersJanuary 19, 2012
    First flight of the day already delayed. Great.
  • Tina D.
    Tina Dodelin MerrittJanuary 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The only airport in the world where the TSA agents smile and say "hello". Be nice back to them.
  • Leah R.
    Leah RJanuary 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic airport to be running late to, especially the early morning flights security and check in do not take much time at all!
  • Laryssa A.
    Laryssa AlexaDecember 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I'm yet to ever fly out of here on time. At least US Airways is consistently late.
  • Alex C.
    Alex CloakDecember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Vending machines with snacks and beverages by the restrooms on the first floor
  • Nathan R.
    Nathan RossNovember 26, 2011
    Domestic drafts are $7 in the cafe/snack bar, but they're a good size.
  • Tina D.
    Tina Dodelin MerrittNovember 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Catch a plane. They have them here.
  • Leslie
    LeslieOctober 25, 2011
    Easy airport to fly in & out. Nestled in the mountains & has beautiful views. Read more
  • Leslie
    LeslieOctober 25, 2011
    Beautiful small airport nestled in the mountains. Read more
  • J. Michael G.
    J. Michael GardnerOctober 17, 2011
    Eat before you come. Overpriced bar. Refrigerated 8 day old sandwiches. Don't let anyone tell you different
  • Marty R.
    Marty RileyOctober 13, 2011
    Had to order my buffalo salad 4 times before they figured out I wanted the salad! Kept bringing me the sandwich.
  • Cody M.
    Cody McCrawSeptember 11, 2011
    If you're flying to Atlanta from here....DRIVE
  • Steve O.
    Steve OSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Stop and say Hi to me, Steve at the National/Alamo car rental counter.
  • Jody W.
    Jody WhiteSeptember 2, 2011
    Pretty chill security and free wifi. No food in the terminal.
  • Tony O.
    Tony OwensAugust 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't go to you gate until you need to, stay at the lounge outside the checkpoint. Security is a breeze and the cafe inside the TSA checkpoint doesn't take credit cards! What is this the 19th century
  • MC F U
    MC F UJuly 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Expect delays!!! When flying us air
  • Dylan M.
    Dylan MellingJuly 17, 2011
    Security was horrid. Seemed like they needed more machinex for the 5 am sunday morning rush
  • Julia W.
    Julia W.June 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Small airport - don't assume you can rush through security as most flights all leave at the same time so a rush of ppl.
  • Maximiliano L.
    Maximiliano LopezJune 5, 2011
    There is no food in the terminal...
  • Ben C.
    Ben ChapmanJune 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Dont rush to baggage claim.. ROA is incredibly slow when it comes to getting your bags to you
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RiceMay 15, 2011
    Free wifi that's not slow is a big plus!
  • Matthew E.
    Matthew EmmaApril 25, 2011
    Try the free wifi!
  • Philip B.
    Philip BalisterApril 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The toilet paper dispenser in the men's room occupies half the stall!
  • Amy H.
    Amy HugginsApril 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Flights rarely run on time, but there is free wi-fi and no fuss security
  • Bob Paul K.
    Bob Paul KingJanuary 14, 2011
    Nice service at the cafe' beyond TSA. great hot dogs
  • Tracy E.
    Tracy EngleNovember 24, 2010
    Small check was a breeze...even during Thanksgiving travel!
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MooreOctober 6, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Security line is rarely more than five minutes, but the day before spring break or when there is a race in Danville the line can be long.
  • JW B.
    JW BlannchardJuly 2, 2010
    Security is rarely a problem at ROA. If you give yourself plenty of time, there is free Wi-Fi provided in the terminal for your pre-flight entertainment.
  • Joe C.
    Joe ChasseMay 9, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't rush to get there early, you can check in, go through security, and be at your gate in 5 minutes.
  • cris
    crisMarch 20, 2010
    Come early, no xray, they search all bags by hand
  • Doug L.
    Doug LangMarch 19, 2010
    Don't break down after 3pm the mechanics go home then!
  • Doug L.
    Doug LangMarch 19, 2010
    Better make sure you're on speed for the ILS 33 approach...short runway
  • Amanda D.
    Amanda DeHavenMarch 2, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Visit the airport's website for flight information and to book your next flight! Read more
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