No. The State of Alaska has no special entry or travel testing requirements. However, travelers interested in receiving a free COVID-19 test at ANC upon arrival are encouraged to preregister using the Alaska Safe Travels app. For more information, please visit AlaskaSafeTravels.com.
Security checkpoints at all major American airports are administered by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Please visit the TSA website for specific information about permitted and prohibited items.
Maybe. According to TSA: In the event you arrive at the airport without valid identification, because it is lost or at home, you may still be allowed to fly. A TSA officer may ask you to complete an identity-verification process, which includes collecting information such as your name, current address, and other personal information to confirm your identity. If your identity is confirmed, you will be allowed to enter the screening checkpoint. You will be subject to additional screening, to include a patdown and screening of carry-on property.
You will not be allowed to enter the security checkpoint if your identity cannot be confirmed, you choose to not provide proper identification, or you decline to cooperate with the identity-verification process.
TSA recommends arriving three hours prior to your flight or even earlier during busy travel periods, such as the holidays.
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) Lost & Found office is located in the lower lobby of the Short term Parking Garage. If you lost an item in an ANC terminal, parking garage or shuttle bus, please visit our office or report the item below. Found items are held for 90 days.
To report items that were lost at the security checkpoint or any location within the airport, use this form:
For items lost on an aircraft, contact the airline directly. Here is contact information for all airlines that serve ANC.
Missing some luggage? Every airline has its own luggage office located downstairs in the baggage claim area. If your airline’s luggage office is closed, please contact the airline directly.
If you lost an item in an ANC terminal, parking garage or shuttle bus, please visit our office or report the item below. Found items are held for 90 days.
|Alaska Airlines|| |
907-266-7952; Option #5 Itemslost after 5 days; 1-877-815-8253
|Allegiant||907-301-2714 after 5:00 AST|
907-301-2714 after 5:00 AST
1-800-335-2247 (Outside normal business hours)
If you need us to make a public announcement throughout the terminal asking someone to contact you, please call the Airport Communications Center at 907.266.2411.
No. Our South Terminal is open 24 hours every day, including holidays. Since food-service hours are subject to change, please visit our Service Directory for the most up-to-date information.
Yes. There are two baggage-storage vendors at the airport. To utilize their services, you must present a valid and current airline ticket or boarding pass. If possible, we recommend contacting them prior to your arrival to confirm availability and hours of operation:
Alaska Luggage & Seafood Shipping Services
Level 2, across from the TSA security checkpoint
Level 1, behind Baggage Claim 4
Yes. We offer free WiFi internet access in both terminals at ANC. Click here for assistance in connecting to our WiFi.
Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas outside on the commercial curbs of both the South and North terminals. Smoking is not permitted anywhere else within ANC.
Maybe. Procedures for obtaining gate passes to accompany a minor, elderly adult, or U.S. military member to a gate beyond the TSA security checkpoint vary by airline. Please contact the traveler’s airline for its policy.
Our Cellphone Waiting Area is located in a designated area of the DOT-PF Central Region Headquarters parking lot – just two minutes’ drive from both our South and North terminals. It’s the perfect spot to relax until your traveler calls to tell you they are ready to be picked up. You can then you can pick them up at the terminal’s curb – rather than park and walk inside.
There are 15 parking spots available in the Cellphone Waiting Area Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and more than 30 spots during evenings and weekends.
Drivers must stay with their vehicles. Parking along International Airport Road is strictly prohibited.
Directions to the Cellphone Waiting Area:
From International Airport Road, turn right at the Aviation Avenue Exit and follow signs to the lot. Here’s a map.
A pet traveling on the same flight as its owner may be picked up at baggage claim in the oversize-luggage area. For pets shipped separately, contact your airline for pick-up instructions.
Please keep all pets in a kennel or on a leash while inside the ANC terminal.
Pet-relief areas are located at both South and North terminals adjacent to the baggage claim doors.