Airport Advisory Information


Your time is valuable. Whether you're flying for business or going on vacation with your family, we want to help make your travel experience as stress-free as possible.

During your travels, you may run into longer than normal wait times or other airport delays. And even though these delays may be out of Delta's control, we want you to be aware so you can plan accordingly.


Effective October 11, 2014, Delta check-in counters at São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) will move to Terminal 1 with our partner GOL.

Travel to/from Manila, Philippines (NAIA)

Beginning July 31, 2014 for arrivals and August 1, 2014 for departures, Delta flights will operate from Terminal 3 (T3) at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila, Philippines. If you need to connect between our former terminal (T1) and our new terminal (T3), please note: 

  • Allow at least 1½ hours to transfer between terminals.
  • The airport’s shuttle is available between terminals. The T1 stop is located outside of security on the arrivals level (in front of the hotel lounges).
  • The shuttle departs every 30-45 minutes, and the ride to T3 takes approximately 30 minutes.
  • Taxi service is also available between terminals. Taxis are located curbside at the T1 departure level, and the ride to T3 takes approximately 30-90 minutes.
  • Proceeding through the security checkpoint at T3 takes approximately 30 minutes. 

Travel from Fairbanks, AK (FAI)

Due to the large volume of seasonal flights FAI is currently experiencing long lines at the TSA screening checkpoint. We are asking all passengers to please arrive at the airport no later than:

  • Commuter flights — 1 hour prior to scheduled departure
  • Domestic flights — 2 hours prior to scheduled departure
  • International flights — 3 hours prior to scheduled departure

Construction in Los Angeles (LAX) July 25-28

Century Boulevard, one of the main access roads to the airport will be closed to traffic at the Aviation Boulevard intersection beginning 9 p.m. Friday, July 25, through 6 a.m. Monday, July 28. Access to LAX from Sepulveda Boulevard will remain open as usual.  The closure will allow demolition of the old railroad bridge for the future construction of a new Century/Aviation light rail station.

Travelers are advised that public transit is one of the best options to avoid resulting traffic during this time. Numerous transit lines, including FlyAway® bus, Metro Green Line with free LAX Shuttle G to and from airline terminals, Metro Bus, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, Culver City Bus, Beach Cities Transit, and Torrance Transit will all provide access to the airport during the weekend bridge demolition operation.

The FlyAway® service offers four bus lines that serve all terminals at Los Angeles International Airport.  Boarding locations include the Metro Expo/La Brea Station, Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles, the Van Nuys FlyAway® bus terminal in the San Fernando Valley, and Westwood/UCLA Flyaway.  A new FlyAway® service also will begin to operate from Santa Monica Civic Center on July 15. For more information on FlyAway® bus schedules, locations and fares, visit

Travelers can also utilize the Metro Green Line for transportation to LAX. Ride to the Aviation/LAX Station, go downstairs and catch the free “G-Aviation” LAX shuttle bus from Bays 6 and 7. The “G” shuttle is operated by the airport and it serves all passenger terminals. Metro Line 120 (Imperial Highway) also serves the Aviation/LAX Station.

Metro Bus lines serving the airport include Lines 102, 111, 117, and 232.  These lines all terminate at the LAX City Bus Center on 96th Street just east of Sepulveda Boulevard. After getting off your bus, walk a short distance to the west end of the LAX City Bus Center and cross over to the LAX Parking Lot C depot where you catch the free “C” LAX shuttle bus to the LAX airline terminals.  Line 102 serves Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Stocker Street, and La Tijera Boulevard.  Line 111 serves Florence Avenue and Arbor Vitae Street. Line 117 serves Century Boulevard, and Line 232 serves Pacific Coast Highway and Sepulveda Boulevard south of LAX. 

Municipal bus providers with service to LAX include Beach Cities Transit Line 109, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Line 3, Culver City Line 6, and Torrance Transit Line 8.  All four lines serve the LAX City Bus Center.  Beach Cities, Big Blue Bus, and Culver City also serve the Metro Aviation/LAX Green Line Station.

The bus lines that will be affected by the Century Boulevard closure are Metro Bus 117 and Line 40 owl service, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Line 3, Culver City Bus Line 3 and Beach City Transit Line 109.  On the weekend of July 25-27, bus service on these lines will follow recommended detours through the area.

To plan your trip on public transportation, visit and use the trip planner.  For more information on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, the Century bridge demolition, related street closures and recommended detours, visit

Travel From Istanbul (IST)

Due to increased security screening at Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST), passengers should arrive at the airport at least 3½ hours prior to the flight’s scheduled departure time and should be at the gate at least 1½ hours prior.

Travel From Venice/Marco Polo Airport (VCE)

Due to heavy airport traffic March 30–October 26, 2014 at Marco Polo Airport (VCE), passengers may experience limited seating in boarding gate areas. Check-in counters open 3½ hours prior to departure and close promptly 1 hour before departure. Please allow adequate time to check in for your flight, or check in using, mobile check-in or the Fly Delta app. If your flight is delayed, you should still check in according to your original flight departure time.

We do not recommend arriving earlier than 3½ hours prior to departure, as check-in will not be available for your flight. Please note that seating is not available in the terminal’s enclosed departure level. As such, we recommend that you relax in the bar or the open-air areas where seating is available until check-in desks open.

Travel to/from London-Heathrow (LHR)

  • Effective April 2, 2014 (local arrival/departure time), Delta flights between London-Heathrow (LHR) and Boston (BOS), New York-JFK and Seattle (SEA) will operate from LHR Terminal 3.
  • With the exception of these three routes (LHR-BOS, LHR-JFK and LHR-SEA), all other Delta flights will continue to operate from LHR Terminal 4.
  • If you need to transfer between Terminals 3 and 4 at London-Heathrow, follow the airport signs to the free Heathrow Express train, which is located before security, outside of the airport.  Typical travel time via the Heathrow Express is 20 minutes.
  • Please confirm your terminal and gate before arriving for your flight via Online Check-in, Flight Status or the Fly Delta app.
  • Both Delta and Virgin Atlantic customer service agents are available at London-Heathrow should you need assistance.

Bahamas, Bermuda and Aruba Departures

These airports are experiencing longer than normal customs processing times. Departing passengers are encouraged to adhere to the recommended airport arrival time for international flights, which is three hours prior to departure.


U.S. citizens must pay Argentina’s $160 reciprocity fee online prior to departure. To pay, register for the Provincia Payment System and submit your payment online. Be sure to print your receipt and keep it with your travel documents to provide proof of payment. Spanish version


Effective June 5, 2014, flights to and from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will join all other Delta operations at San Diego International Airport (SAN) Terminal 2 and will no longer operate out of the Commuter Terminal. Should you arrive at a different terminal, you may use the Airport Loop shuttle service for free, frequent transportation between terminals. Please note that the shuttle service is located outside of security, so you will need to allow at least 45 minutes to transfer and reenter security.

Travel to/from Manila, Philippines (MNL)

Delta to relocate to Terminal 3 at Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Delta Air Lines has relocated its operations from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3 at the Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in the Philippines. 

From July 31, 2014, Delta flights now arrive at Terminal 3, and from August 1, 2014, Delta flights are now departing from Terminal 3.


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