Tips & FAQs

Accessibility

GFK is set up to serve the needs of all travelers. All areas of the airport are handicap accessible. Airport and airline personnel are available for assistance. Learn more.

Allegiant

We are often asked questions about Allegiant's services.  Most answers can be found on their FAQ page.

To purchase Allegiant tickets at the airport, you'll find GFK agents at the Allegiant ticketing counter 2 hours before any Allegiant departure. Since their schedule varies each week, you should visit the Allegiant website to find their GFK departure time tables, or click here for an internal GFK flight schedule (subject to change).

Baggage Rules

Allegiant's baggage policy

Delta's baggage policy

Board Meetings

The Airport Authority Board meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 8:00 a.m. at the terminal board room (2nd floor south end).  Call (701) 795-6981 to confirm.  Visit the Board of Commissioners page for information, minutes and agendas.

Funding Facts

The airport currently has a $4.50 passenger facility charge on all tickets departing from Grand Forks. This fee is used to fund construction (runway/taxiway) projects, terminal improvements, equipment acquisition, repayment of bonds etc.  In addition the airlines pay the airport an average $3.79 per passenger for airport operational expenses (landing fees, terminal rent, airport fire department, etc).  In total $8.29 from each passenger is paid directly to Grand Forks International Airport.

Currently, the federal government charges a 7.5% tax on all airline tickets. This money is used to fund the Federal Aviation Administration which in turn funds 90% of most aviation projects at airports all over the entire United States.

Identification

For the safety of passengers, it is necessary to show a government-issued photo ID before you are allowed to board a plane. Please contact your airline for their specific procedures regarding acceptable forms of photo identification.  Minor children (under 18 years old) traveling with an adult are not required to provide a government-issued ID. If a child 2 years and younger is traveling as a lap child, a birth certificate must to be presented upon check-in at the airline ticket counter.

Starting October 1, 2020, you must have a Real ID identification card or a Real ID driver’s license issued by the state to board a flight.  You may instead use an alternate ID to fly, such as a U.S. passport or passport card. For more information on REAL ID, click here or call TSA at 1-866-289-9673.

Canadian citizens are allowed to use their government issued drivers license for boarding a U.S. domestic flight. Canadian licenses are the only foreign licenses that are being allowed.

Internet Access

Free high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the terminal.

Jobs at GFK

Our careers section on our Business page has information on applying for airport jobs.

Lost and Found

To report a lost item, use the Airport Authority's contact page to send a description of your lost item, when it was lost, along with your contact information. This will be distributed to all the entities in the terminal building and you will be notified if it has been found. You may also contact the Airport Authority's Lost & Found office during normal business hours at (701) 795-6981 Ext. 600.

If you lost your item at another airport or on an airplane that landed elsewhere, you may need to contact the airline or the airport you arrived at. Our airline page has contact information and links that may help.

Meeting Someone

The upper level of the Terminal offers a comfortable Meeting Point for greeting passengers. Normally only ticketed passengers are allowed beyond security. Check with your airline for exceptions.

Paging

To page during normal business hours, contact the Airport Authority at (701) 795-6981 Ext. 600. After business hours try Ext. 622.

Pet Services

Shipping or Traveling with Pet/Animal

Delta – Call (800) 352-2746 or click Delta Pet Travel Options

Allegiant – Call (702) 505-8888 or click Allegiant FAQs

Pets Inside Terminal

All non-service animals must be kenneled while inside the passenger terminal.

Pet Relief Area

Please remember that all pets/service animals must be on a leash at all times and to clean up after your pet/service animal. Petcetera of Grand Forks has sponsored a pet relief area not far from the front doors in the north ticketing lobby. The area is wheelchair accessible. Because of security restrictions, there are no pet relief-areas available on the secured side.

Security Issues

The security checkpoint is open at least 1 hour before each departure. We recommend allowing up to 30 minutes for screening. Learn more about special needs, prohibited items, proper IDs and TSA Pre-Check here.

Smoking

Smoking (including electronic cigarettes) is not permitted inside the terminal.

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Wait Times

Air carriers recommend that passengers arrive between 75 minutes (Delta) and 2 hours (Allegiant) before their flights. Delta recommends that passengers traveling internationally arrive 90 minutes before their flights.

Weather Closings

The airport is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, bad weather can cause flight delays and cancellations. Contact the airline with whom you are traveling.