Flying this holiday? Things have changed at the Nashville Airport and officials want to help you prepare

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Posted at 3:41 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 16:41:27-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville International Airport officials released COVID-19 travel tips ahead of the holiday season.

Travelers must wear a mask at the airport and social distancing is encouraged as much as possible. Free masks are available to any traveler as well as hand sanitizer which is placed throughout the terminal.

People are also encouraged to be aware of their designated airline's COVID-19 safety rules and regulations before boarding the plane.

The airport's COVID-19 safety plan can be seen here.

Airport officials also encouraged passengers to use the following tried and true air travel tips and practices to make sure their trip goes off without a hitch.

  • Arrive early. Leave yourself plenty of time to park and get to your gate—there are a few recent changes to the terminal that you might not be familiar with.
  • Know your parking options. Visit the airport's website for available parking options and rates. Heavier passenger volume means more people are parking, and the lots and garages will be busy. Remember to build in extra time for this.
  • Check flight status on your airline’s website or at the airport's flight tracker.
  • Go to the correct terminal: The airport has split into two terminals (North and South). Know your airline and follow signs to the terminal that matches. Additional changes include:
    • There are now two security checkpoints: North Security (A and B gates) and South Security (C and D gates), located at the far north and south ends of the Departures level. The central checkpoint has closed.
    • Many airline ticket counters have moved to the north and south ends of the Ticketing Lobby. View locations here:
    • The terminal entrance/exit on Level 1 (ground floor) has moved to the sides of the building. The old entrance at the center of the building has closed.
    • Escalators and elevators are located just inside the Level 1 entrance. Have a lot of bags? Take the elevator to Level 3!
  • Go to the correct security checkpoint.
    • North Security for A and B gates, and South Security for C and D gates.
    • Know your airline and which terminal it uses. Please note: There is no passage between the North and South terminals past the security checkpoints.
    • North Terminal (A and B gates): Air Canada, Boutique Air, British Airways, Cape Air, Charters, Contour, Delta, Frontier, Jet Blue, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Viva Aerobus, West Jet
    • South Terminal (C and D gates): Alaska, Allegiant, American, Southwest