Travel Tips

We offer the following tips to help maximize your travel experience with as little inconvenience as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Travel Preparation

Please check with your airline to determine if flights are on time.

If you aren't sure what can/cannot be taken on the plane, please visit the Transportation Security Administration web site Security is everybody's business, so please help us to help you.

At the Airport

We encourage all of our passengers to arrive at lease 90 minutes prior to your flight. This allows ample time for check-in and security screening.

Yuma International Airport has ample short and long term vehicle parking. The first fifteen minutes are FREE - and if you stop in for a bite to eat at the restaurant, your parking is completely validated!

Curbside access is for loading and unloading only. No parking or waiting is permitted.

Checking In

You will be required to have government issued ID when you check-in for your flight. You may be asked to produce this ID again, at other stages of the check-in process. Please be prepared to show ID as well as boarding ticket at each of the boarding processes.

Give yourself enough time to check-in, in person, at the airline ticket counter. Passengers are permitted to check two pieces of baggage.

If you are utilizing an E-Ticket to ticket-less travel, please confirm with your AIRLINE what you will need at check-in. You may need to have a specific written confirmation document such as a letter from the air carrier acknowledging your reservation.

At Security Screening

Baggage is presently restricted to one carry-on, reasonably sized, plus one personal item such as a briefcase. Backpacks are not considered a personal item. When you plan your travel try to minimize the number of items necessary in carry-on baggage. Both carry-on and checked baggage may be subject to limitations at any time. Checked baggage is also subject to screening during the check in process. Check with your AIRLINE ahead of time if you have any questions about carry-on items or checked baggage.

For carry-on baggage, please limit the number and type of electronic equipment you carry with you. This includes cellular phones, paging devices, laptop computers, personal listening devices (CD players), electronic toys and games, etc. The necessity of screening these devices will create delays in your check-in process. Whenever possible you should place these items in your checked baggage.

Only ticketed passengers will be allowed beyond the screening checkpoint. If you have a medical, parental or other specific, verifiable need to accompany a ticketed passenger, please check with your AIRLINE prior to departure to determine your best course of action.

Please remove ALL knives, scissors, and blades, of any type or size from your carry-on baggage. These items should be packed in your checked baggage. They will not be allowed in the sterile area of the airport or personally carried on board the aircraft.

If you have a medical condition that requires you to carry a needle and/or syringe on your person or in your carry-on baggage you must also have the medication that requires such injection on your person. The medication must be packaged with a pharmaceutical label or professionally printed label identifying the medication. Please check with your airline prior to screening.

Please avoid carrying bottles of liquid through the screening checkpoint. According to regulations you will only be allowed to carry on sealable containers that are leak proof. The necessity of screening these items will increase your check-in processing time. If you have any special dietary needs, please contact your AIRLINE to confirm the services provided on your flight.

USPS boxes are available for purchase at the restaurant, in case you need to ship an item than cannot enter the aircraft.

At All Times

Control all carry-on bags. Never leave anything unattended as it could be subject to tampering.

Never carry anything onboard the aircraft for another person, especially for someone you do not know.

Report any unattended packages or baggage anywhere in the airport or on the airplane to airport security personnel or airline personnel.

Please keep these tips in mind as you plan your trips and when you arrive at the airport. Please be patient with airport staff and the services agents who are there to assist you. They too are experiencing changes to the way they conduct their business each day. If we work together we can make the system safe and effective for every traveler. For more information contact airport administration at 928-726-5882.

Airline information can be obtained at:

The Yuma County Airport Authority and airport staff encourage the public to resume their normal air travel habits and be assured that it is safe to fly. We also extend our sincere appreciation to the public for their cooperation and support.