We'd like your experience at STS to be a pleasant one. Following these guidelines will make for a better experience. And remember, when you fly from Santa Rosa you may check up to a case of wine for free!
If you are checking bags, arrive 90 minutes prior to departure at STS
If you have carry-on only, arrive 60 minutes prior to departure at STS
Go through Security Screening at least 30 minutes prior to departure at STS
Once at Sonoma County Airport (STS), keep in mind:
Baggage check closes 40 minutes prior to departure.
The check-in counter closes 30 minutes prior for carry-on bags.
Go to Security Screening at least 30 minutes before departure.
The boarding door closes 10 minutes prior to departure.
Click here to print your boarding pass online before coming to the Airport.
Do not wait! Get through Security and on to the gate!
Passengers with checked baggage are asked to arrive 90 minutes before their flight's departure. Baggage check in closes 40 minutes prior to departure. Traffic, baggage check, and security screening can take time and delays do occur. Give yourself plenty of time to check your bags, get through Security screening, and comfortably board your flight. Learn more here about Check In & Boarding Cut-off times.
For questions about what you may check or carry on, visit the Transportation Security Administration's website tsa.gov. Be aware of security requirements to avoid loss of property and delays during the screening process. Information about checking wine is included below. For more information about checking baggage on Alaska Airlines, please visit alaskaair.com.
When traveling without checked baggage, passengers are requested to arrive 60 minutes before departure. Passengers without a boarding pass in hand at least 30 minutes prior to departure risk missing their flights. It takes time to screen and board passengers. Airline and security personnel are required to adhere to these schedules so that aircraft can depart on time. Please do not risk missing your flight, build in extra time for delays.
Carry On Items
You are allowed one carry-on bag, plus one personal item, such as a purse, briefcase or laptop computer. Although we are located in beautiful Wine Country, passengers are not allowed to carry wine onboard due to security restrictions. See below for information about checking wine.
Check In with Checked Baggage
Please note: Effective for tickets purchased on or after May 1, 2010, passengers flying Alaska Airlines are subject to a $20 one-way charge for each of the first three checked bags. Visit this page for a breakdown of fees.
Passengers who are checking baggage are advised to arrive 90 minutes before departure..
To accommodate all travelers on a flight, passengers must be checked in and available to board at the designated boarding gate at least 30 minutes before posted departure for all flights. Failure to meet these requirements may cause the cancellation of reserved seats and/or the entire reservation. Please allow yourself plenty of time to pass through screening and board on time, don't risk missing your flight!
Alaska Airlines will accept one box of up to 12 bottles of wine per passenger at no extra charge from customers on flights departing Sonoma County. The wine must be packaged to courier standards for shipment. The liquid and gel ban by the TSA removed the ability of passengers to carry the wine on board, so this program was developed in partnership with the Sonoma County wine community, allowing customers to purchase their favorite wines and sparing them the hassle and expense of shipping them separately. TSA security regulations prohibit carry on bottles of wine. Read more . . .
Please note: If you are packing bottles of wine or other alcohol in checked bags, pack carefully! Airlines are not responsible for broken bottles in checked baggage.
Wine Skins ($5 each) are available in terminal vending machines for the leak-proof, cushioned packaging of single bottles of wine in checked baggage (pack in baggage before checking in).
There is no restriction on the amount of alcohol you may pack in your checked baggage, provided it contains under 24% alcohol by volume (e.g. beer and wine). Alcohol greater than 24% up to and including 70% (140) proof) is allowed with the following restrictions:
Alcohol over 70% (140 proof) is prohibited.
Delayed or damaged bags should be reported in person to the airline baggage office within 24 hours of arrival time. Failure to report baggage mishandling of any type will result in a denial of compensation. It's important to retain copies of your ticket, baggage claim check and any receipts you may have accumulated for expenses incurred as a result of the mishandling. For more information, contact Alaska Airlines Central Baggage Service office at 1-206-392-6580.
The lost items and luggage line at Sonoma County Airport is (707) 543-7100. In addition, we suggest you fill out the Baggage ID Form below and place it inside your luggage along with placing ID on the outside of baggage.
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* Check-in times at Sonoma County Airport may vary from other airports. Check with each airport for check-in times.