No passenger wants to experience any turbulence before stepping on to their flight.
And now Airport check in times are being strictly enforced.
Bismarck Airport reminds you to arrive 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure.
Airport Manager Greg Haug says if you need to check bags and get your boarding pass at the ticket counter, this is especially important.
Ticket counters will close 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
If you're traveling without bags and just a carry on and you've already checked in at home and printed your boarding pass, you do not need to allow as much time.
Haug says an hour may be sufficient.
"There are times a day when we're busy and people need to show up a little sooner. It's not, you know, little Bismarck anymore with a few flights a day and, you know, plenty of counter help and no lines at security. There's lines. The activity level is increasing and we need to accommodate that by coming to the airport just a little bit sooner," says Greg Haug, Bismarck Airport Manager.
Haug also stresses to be sure to read what the particular restrictions are for your airline and abide by them.
Those who do not check in at the ticket counter or online prior to the cut off will be denied boarding.