FAQs

Q: I have a child traveling alone. What do I have to do to ensure their safety?

All children under the age of 15 must have a meet and assist arrangement with their carrier. Please contact your airline for details.

Q: Could you tell me more about the Modernization Plan I've been hearing about?

Absolutely! Please visit our Modernization: A Better MEM section.

Q: I've heard a lot about the Memphis Grizzlies and the airport. What's the story?

A: We're in a community partnership with our NBA team, the Memphis Grizzlies. Read more about our partnership. 

Q: Where do I pick up passengers at Memphis International Airport?

To pick-up guests at the airport, we encourage you to use our cell phone waiting lot. It is a free waiting area, located less than a minute’s drive from the Airport Terminal where you can safely and conveniently wait for an “I’m ready for pick up” call from your party once they have deplaned, collected their baggage and are standing at the curbside.

For more info visit our Drop Off & Pick Up page.

Q: What can I do to decrease the amount of time it takes me to get through security?

Check out our security tips.

Q: What are the operating hours for the security checkpoints? 

Terminal A  

  • 4:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Terminal B 

  • 4:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Terminal C 

  • 4:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
Q: Are you traveling with a firearm?

For passengers looking to travel with/transport firearms through Memphis International Airport (MEM), there are some strict guidelines that you need to know. Please check the Transportation Safety Administration website for the rules and regulations regarding the transport of firearms before you come to the airport.

Q: If you have a car rental, where do I pick up the car rental shuttle?

No shuttles are needed because the rental car agencies are located adjacent to the terminal building on levels 1 & 2 of the multi-level economy parking facility. A pedestrian walkway with moving sidewalks connects the airport terminal to the rental car services. From Baggage Claim “B”, use elevator or escalator to the lower level. Follow signs that read Economy Parking / Rental Cars. If needed, free baggage carts are located in baggage claim.

Q: How much is parking at the airport?

You can learn more about parking rates in our comprehensive Parking section.

Q: Where do I go to dine at the Memphis International Airport?

We have a variety of dining options for you to enjoy, as well as other ways to pass the time including shopping, stopping for a cup of coffee, using our free Wifi, and more! Visit our Terminal Map or Dining page

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