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Baggage Claim at Cleveland Hopkins CLE Airport

Baggage Carts / Skycap at Cleveland Hopkins CLE Airport

Baggage carts and skycaps are located near the entrances to assist with luggage and special needs.

Smarte Cartes are located in the elevator lobby on levels 1 and 3 of the hourly/daily garage, and on level 3 inside the connector bridge adjacent to the elevator lobby in the long term garage.

Security at Cleveland Hopkins CLE Airport

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is charged with the responsibility of screening all checked baggage. The TSA has requested that passengers leave their checked baggage unlocked to avoid the necessity for security screeners to forcibly unlock their luggage should it require inspection.

The TSA is also charged with the responsibility of screening all passengers and carry-on baggage prior to allowing entry into the airport concourses. Passengers are advised to arrive 90 minutes prior to their scheduled flight departure time to ensure that they and their bags have enough time to go through the screening process and be transported to the aircraft.

Allow Extra Time for Special Circumstances. During busy periods, or when traveling with young children, infants, elderly or disabled passengers, you should plan to build extra time into your travel plans.

For additional information on average wait-time information, visit the TSA website at http://www.tsa.gov. OR http://www.ifly.com/airport-security/

Airport Police
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) is patrolled by the Airport Unit of the Cleveland Police Department. These highly trained officers are permanently assigned to the airport. Their offices are located in the center of the baggage claim level next to the USO Office. They provide a wide range of law enforcement duties and responsibilities including patrol, investigation, traffic flow and control and response to airport emergencies.

The Airport Unit of the Cleveland Police Department may be contacted from anywhere in the terminal or the parking garage by dialing 6055 on any white courtesy telephone. They may be contacted from any telephone by dialing