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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most frequently asked questions at San Diego International Airport. If you have a question not answered here — or throughout our web site — please contact us. We look forward to serving you.

San Diego International Airport (SAN) is open twenty-four hours a day; however, departures only occur without penalty between 6:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. Each airline has its own operating hours, but typically ticket counters are staffed by 4:30 a.m. for check-in. For specific check-in information, please contact the airline you are flying directly.

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How do I meet a minor who is traveling into SAN?

By prior arrangement, unaccompanied minors may be met at the aircraft arrival gate by an airline representative. As another option, you may also contact your respective airline to make arrangements for a Gate Pass. Otherwise, the Information Desks, staffed by Volunteer Airport Ambassadors and located in each of the baggage claim areas of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, are good locations to meet arriving passengers. For a listing of airline telephone numbers, refer to Flights: Airlines.