Holiday travel guide

It's the most wonderful time of the year... to travel!

Whether you’re singing Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow or you’d rather Rock Around a Palm Tree, John Glenn Columbus International Airport has you covered! With 50 nonstop destinations, we’ll get you skiing in a wonderland of snow; enjoying the Big Apple’s city sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style; decking the halls beachside; or walking in New England’s winter wonderland…all faster than you can say Run Rudolph Run. Make your list and check it twice with this handy dandy holiday travel guide.

Some quick tips...
Be in peppermint condition for your flight by arriving early - at least 90 minutes prior to departure for domestic flights, and two hours for international.
'Tis the holiday season and you can expect your flight to be full. Make your list and check it twice to avoid overpacking.
Pack layers and wear your bulky coat and boots on your flight.
Fly nonstop on one of our 50 destinations. This will help you avoid missed flights, layovers, and lost luggage.

Destination: holiday cheer

With nearly 50 nonstop destinations to choose from, you can expect the airport to be busy as we head into the holiday season.

Parking & Ground Transportation

The first thing you’ll probably do at CMH is park in one of our many parking areas. You’ll be off jingling all the way in no time. 

TSA and security checkpoints

Sleigh the checkpoint process with these quick and efficient checkpoint tips.

Shopping, dining, and drinking

Settle in before your flight with these tips for shopping, dining, and drinking your way through the terminal.

Enjoy the hustle and bustle

We all need some downtime once in a while. We have some suggestions that will help you get as chill as Frosty.

Gobble up some safety tips

Our airport staff, especially airport police, are here to make your travel experience an enjoyable one. Should you need anything along your journey, here's how to get in touch with someone.

Now that you're ready to jet off, we hope you have a tree-mendous time! Stay connected with us all year round on social media, by signing up for our monthly e-newsletter, and checking out our blog and news stories. 

Happy Holidays! 
A few final tips:
  • Free masks are available at the info desk on ticketing if you need one.
  • Arrive early (we can't stress it enough!)
  • Share your photos of holiday travel (and cheer) with us on social media or by emailing