GSP making holiday fun for passengers and kids

Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2021

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Brian Ashley Jones, from the Upstate and based in Nashville, will entertain passengers.

Brian Ashley Jones website

Brian Ashley Jones, from the Upstate and based in Nashville, will entertain passengers.


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Flatwood Grill offers food and history

GSP Airport

Flatwood Grill offers food and history


Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is expecting 40,000 passengers to arrive and depart the airport this week.  

Nashville-based musician Brian Ashley Jones will be performing for departing passengers Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.. 

GSP is making traveling with kids a little easier. A free First Time Flyer kit, with airport and aviation-themed toys and activities, is available for children  at the Information Center, located adjacent to baggage claim,

The terminal has been decorated for the holiday season, including the beloved Santa hats on GSP's Canadian Geese statues.

Here's some holiday travel tips at GSP.

COVID-19. TSA requires wearing a mask at all times while at the airport and on aircraft. Additional information on the coronavirus and travel impacts is available here or in GSP's Carolina Traveler podcast

Arrive early. Passengers are encouraged to leave plenty of time to get to the airport, check-in for their flight, and clear security. Plan to arrive two hours prior to departure time. To save time at the ticket counter, use your airline's website or mobile app to check-in for your flight. Some ticket counters close 45 minutes before departure.

Plan to park. For Thanksgiving holiday travel, Parking Garage A and B and Economy Lot P2 will be open at the posted daily rates. The garages are equipped with Park Assist technology to help quickly find open spaces. Look for a green light overhead to find an open space.

GSP offers pre-booking for parking. Visit gspairport.com/parking for details. Passengers can guarantee space in their preferred lot and earn points towards free parking. 

GSP's free shuttle service to and from the economy parking lot continuously picks up passengers at designated shelters in the lot. 

Prepare for TSA Security Checkpoint. The busy travel season may mean longer lines at the security checkpoint. Be sure to become familiar with the TSA screening process before the flight and visit gspairport.com for TSA security wait times. 

Liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes in carry-on luggage must be 3.4 ounces or less and all containers must fit in a single quart-size plastic bag. Due to COVID-19, TSA is allowing one liquid hand sanitizer container, up to 12 ounces per passenger, in carry-on bags. Passengers will be required to remove the larger container from their carry-on bag and place it in a bin for additional screening.

Grab a bite before your flight. If you have time before your flight, try The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck for a welcoming, relaxed dining experience. Be sure to also try Flight Line GSP by RJ Rockers, GSP’s craft beer is available exclusively at the airport. Other restaurants include Chick-fil-A, Flatwood Grill, Dunkin Donuts, Baskin Robbins and QDOBA Mexican Eats. Hudson News has four locations in the terminal with personal protective equipment (PPE) and personal hygiene items to electronics and snacks. 

Unwind. Visit the Escape Lounge, take a stroll in the garden or learn more about South Carolina's first legal moonshine at the Palmetto Distillery retail store. 





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