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Getting Around the Airport

The terminal building structure at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport has one main building with two levels.

Main Terminal

The two-story passenger terminal building at the CHA airport consists of the following:

The lower level houses the Baggage Claim and Transportation towards the left and Drop-off and Ticketing towards the right. The baggage claim and transportation lobby consist of three baggage claim carousels and rental car options 1-5 for Budget, Enterprise, National / Alamo, Hertz, and Avis. There is also an information desk at the center along with water refill stations, recharging stations, male/female/children restrooms, and wheelchair assistance. There is a designated smoking area outside. The dropoff and ticketing lobby consists of ticket counters 1-4 for United, Delta, American, and Allegiant respectively. It also consists of water refill stations, recharging stations, male/female/children restrooms, wheelchair assistance, and SKYLIB bookstore.

The upper level houses the terminal gates, security, concessions, recharging stations, and gifts. There are five terminal gates labeled Gate 1-5. Each gate is served by American, United, Delta, American, and Delta/Allegiant airlines respectively. It also consists of water refill stations, recharging stations, male/female/children restrooms, wheelchair assistance, and restaurants.

Food, Shops & Amenities

There are many options for shopping and dining around CHA airport. Some notable restaurants include Turbo Grill, Tailwind (post-security area), and CoPilot Coffee. For shops, there is the SKYLIB bookstore.

Security Checkpoints

The security checkpoints at CHA airport are monitored by the Federal TSA - Transportation Security Administration. Only passengers possessing tickets are allowed to proceed beyond any of the security checkpoints. All security checkpoints provide access to the concourses and airplane gates.

The hours and wait times estimates for each security checkpoint can be found on the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Security Wait Times Page.

Terminal Tips

  • Arrive 90 minutes before flight time in case of domestic flights, and two hours before flight time in case of international flights.
  • The airport security requires screening of the carry-on bags and may include a screening of checked back by TSA
  • When traveling with pets or other animals:
    • Review the airline policies beforehand
    • All pets are to remain inside the handheld carries in the terminals, except for service animals
    • Animals are to be removed from the carriers only just before the security checkpoint
    • Animals are not to be screened via the X-ray tunnel, instead carry or walk them through the security terminal
  • When traveling with kids, keep items to keep them busy and engaged such as games, laptops, books, snacks, or others depending on their interest
  • Keep an itinerary at home for your family and friends to be able to reach you in case of any emergencies

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Airport Maps & Terminal Guide

Getting Around the Airport

The terminal building structure at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport has one main building with two levels.

Main Terminal

The two-story passenger terminal building at the CHA airport consists of the following:

The lower level houses the Baggage Claim and Transportation towards the left and Drop-off and Ticketing towards the right. The baggage claim and transportation lobby consist of three baggage claim carousels and rental car options 1-5 for Budget, Enterprise, National / Alamo, Hertz, and Avis. There is also an information desk at the center along with water refill stations, recharging stations, male/female/children restrooms, and wheelchair assistance. There is a designated smoking area outside. The dropoff and ticketing lobby consists of ticket counters 1-4 for United, Delta, American, and Allegiant respectively. It also consists of water refill stations, recharging stations, male/female/children restrooms, wheelchair assistance, and SKYLIB bookstore.

The upper level houses the terminal gates, security, concessions, recharging stations, and gifts. There are five terminal gates labeled Gate 1-5. Each gate is served by American, United, Delta, American, and Delta/Allegiant airlines respectively. It also consists of water refill stations, recharging stations, male/female/children restrooms, wheelchair assistance, and restaurants.

Food, Shops & Amenities

There are many options for shopping and dining around CHA airport. Some notable restaurants include Turbo Grill, Tailwind (post-security area), and CoPilot Coffee. For shops, there is the SKYLIB bookstore.

Security Checkpoints

The security checkpoints at CHA airport are monitored by the Federal TSA - Transportation Security Administration. Only passengers possessing tickets are allowed to proceed beyond any of the security checkpoints. All security checkpoints provide access to the concourses and airplane gates.

The hours and wait times estimates for each security checkpoint can be found on the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Security Wait Times Page.

Terminal Tips

  • Arrive 90 minutes before flight time in case of domestic flights, and two hours before flight time in case of international flights.
  • The airport security requires screening of the carry-on bags and may include a screening of checked back by TSA
  • When traveling with pets or other animals:
    • Review the airline policies beforehand
    • All pets are to remain inside the handheld carries in the terminals, except for service animals
    • Animals are to be removed from the carriers only just before the security checkpoint
    • Animals are not to be screened via the X-ray tunnel, instead carry or walk them through the security terminal
  • When traveling with kids, keep items to keep them busy and engaged such as games, laptops, books, snacks, or others depending on their interest
  • Keep an itinerary at home for your family and friends to be able to reach you in case of any emergencies

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