July Fourth Travel Is Underway
Arrive Early, Expect Lines, Crowded Parking Facilities and Busy Airport Roadways

CHARLOTTE, NC The upcoming Fourth of July holiday will be one of CLT’s busiest travel weekends since the start of COVID-19 in early 2020. The number of people flying to, from and through CLT may even surpass 2019 tallies. 

TSA advises travelers be inside the Airport - ready to check in or to go through security – at least two hours before departure of a domestic flight and three hours before an international flight. Expect long lines and a crowded Ticketing lobby. Passengers should allow extra time for parking. If possible, book your parking in advance.  

The busiest days will be today (Thursday, June 30); Friday, July 1; Saturday, July 2 and Tuesday, July 5.

Parking will be in high demand. To guarantee the availability of your preferred parking option and for the best rates, visit parkCLT.com or the CLT Airport app to book official Airport parking online. Same-day booking is limited for all products, with a minimum of six hours in advance.

Important tip: Book your parking when you book your flight or as soon as possible, not hours before arriving at the Airport. Drivers may cancel or modify their reservation for free.

For drive-up parking, visit CLT’s real-time parking map or call 704.359.5555 to hear the latest parking conditions.

Passengers are strongly encouraged to check on parking availability in advance and to consider other ground transportation options if parking is limited or unavailable. This includes getting dropped off, carpooling, riding the CATS’ Airport Sprinter, or using one of the many ride-sharing app services, taxis and ground transportation companies serving the Airport.

Please note: Only credit cards are accepted for all Airport parking. Cashiers are not available at exit tolls. Cash is only accepted at CLT’s pay-on-foot machines located in the Hourly Deck.

Also, be sure to check with the airlines for any cancellations or delays due to the weather or staffing shortages.

CLT safety measures remain in place with housekeeping and Airport staff regularly conducting daily cleanings and nightly deep cleanings in the Airport’s terminal and on buses. Visit CLT’s COVID-19 Travel Update webpage for additional information. 

Face Masks Available
While face masks are no longer required at the Airport, they are still available for those who choose to wear them. Passengers may pick up a face mask at the TSA checkpoint podiums, Airport Information Desk in Ticketing and the Visitor Info Center in Baggage Claim.

Check Security Wait Times
Visit cltairport.com or download the Airport app to see estimated security wait times at each checkpoint, including Standard and TSA PreCheck® lines.

Pack Your Patience
As a reminder, please pack your patience and be courteous. Airport employees are working hard to make everyone’s travel experience simple, safe and enjoyable.