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Travel FAQs

Before You Depart

When does the airport open?

The Airport is open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.  The airline ticket counters open at various times. Please refer to our website at

How long before my flight should I arrive at the airport?

We recommend that you arrive at least (2) hours prior to your scheduled departure time.

Which airlines serve Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)?

There are 4 commercial airlines that serve ABE: Allegiant, American, Delta and United.

Where does ABE fly nonstop?

ABE’s nonstop destinations include Atlanta (ATL), Charlotte (CLT), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Detroit (DTW), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Myrtle Beach (MYR), Nashville (BNA), Newark (EWR), Orlando/Sanford (SFB), Philadelphia (PHL), Punta Gorda (PGD), Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ), Savannah/Hilton Head (SAV), and Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg (PIE).

How early do the airline tickets counters open?

Each of the airline ticket counters open at various times. Please refer to our website for current information at

How do I request a wheelchair?

You can request a wheelchair by calling ahead to our Passenger Services Desk at 610-231-3049. When you arrive at the airport, you can send a text message to 484-240-5224 or by asking a Passenger Services Representative for assistance.

How can I make an airline reservation?

You can visit the airline’s website or call their reservation number.  Please visit the Airline Partner’s page on our website for more information at

What is the weight limit for my checked or carry-on baggage?

Each airline has different baggage requirements. Please visit the airline’s baggage policy page for more information.

Can I take a car seat or stroller on the plane?

Yes. Each airline has different baggage requirements. Please visit the airline’s baggage policy page for more information.

Can I take my pet with me on the plane?

Please visit the airline’s website for information regarding procedures for traveling with a pet.

Who do I contact for a lost item?

The Airport Operations Center handles lost and found items at the Airport. You can visit the Administrative Offices located on the 3rd floor of the Main Terminal or call the Airport at 610-266-6000.


What ID do I need to fly?

Adult passengers 18 and older must show valid identification at the airport checkpoint in order to travel.  For a list of acceptable identification, please visit TSA’s website at

Does my child need identification?

TSA does not require children under 18 to provide identification when traveling with a companion within the United States. The companion will need acceptable identification. For more details, please visit TSA’s website at

When will I need REAL ID?

Beginning May 7, 2025, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, statue-issued enhance driver’s license, or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States. For more details, please visit TSA’s website at

Can I bring food through the security checkpoint?

Yes, you may pack food in your carry-on or checked bag but remember all food must undergo x-ray screening. Foods that are liquids, gels, or aerosols must comply with the 3-1-1 liquids rule. TSA officers make the final decision on whether certain items are permitted into the secured areas of the airport.  For more details, please visit the TSA website at

Can I bring prescribed medications through the security checkpoint?

Medications in pill or other solid form must undergo security screening. It is recommended that medication be clearly labeled to facilitate the screening process. Check with state laws regarding prescription medication labels. It is recommended that you keep all medications in your carry-on luggage.  For more details, please visit the TSA website at

Does ABE offer TSA PreCheck?

Yes, ABE does offer TSA PreCheck. To register for TSA PreCheck, please go to

Does ABE offer Global Entry?

No. ABE does not offer Global Entry. To learn more about Global Entry, please go to

Where should I meet arriving passengers?

Arriving passengers can be met on the Lower Level of the Main Terminal in the waiting area located prior to the security checkpoint.

Can I escort someone to the gate?

Yes, you can escort a passenger to the gate with an escort pass. Please see an agent at the airline ticket counter for more details.

In the Terminal

Does ABE have a USO?

No, the Airport does not have a USO. However, ABE offers the Makala A. Ashmar Military Resource Center for active military members, veterans, and their families. Please visit for more information.

Can I smoke in the terminal?

No. Smoking is not permitted inside any buildings at ABE. Please refer to the Designated Smoking Area signs located curbside in front of the Main Terminal.

Does the airport have a pet relief area?

Yes, ABE has an outdoor Pet Relief Area located next to the Short-term Parking Lot.

I arrived at my destination, but my bag did not. Who should I contact?

Please contact the airline that you traveled on. A lost baggage report must be filed within 24 hours of arrival.


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