Concourse A checkpoint changing, Southwest office moving


Southwest’s baggage office is moving and Delta and United passengers flying from CHS will notice changes atthe TSA checkpoint.

Both moves are part of our Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program (TRIP), a $189 million project to renovate and transform Charleston International Airport into a modern, sophisticated facility for the 2.7 million passengers that travel though here a year.

Southwest’s new baggage office will be relocated Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, directly behind carousel No. 2 in the center of the Baggage Claim Hall. In the coming weeks as the bag claim renovations move forward new offices for the other airlines will open and airlines will relocate their baggage offices.

Renovations in the baggage claim hall will be complete in September 2014.Learn more about that projectin the TRIP blog space.

On Thursday and Friday, Nov. 21 and 22, 2013, the security checkpoint at Concourse A will be reconfigured:

  • Temporary walls have been erected, changing the entrance configuration to both the checkpoint and the concourse.
  • The queuing line is being moved further out from the concourse entrance into an area once used as seating for people waiting for arriving passengers. Lines will now begin in the hallway and atrium.
  • The current entrance to Concourse A will become the exit. New entry areas will be located to the left of the exit.
The reconfigured checkpoint will remain in place until the new consolidated screening area is completed in about a year. This temporary inconvenience will lead to long-term improvement of the airport experience for all passengers.

Signs will be installed near the Concourse Aentrance to help passengers find their way. Allow extra time, particularly during the holidays to check in and pass through security screening and to navigate the changes inside the terminal building. In the event you get turned around. ask any airport employee or any of our Airport Ambassadors, who are dressed in blue vests, for assistance.


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