Top tips for travellers

Do I need a visa?

Check out our visa information pages which include the latest travel restrictions for every country we fly to.

USA travel advice

What time should I arrive at the airport?

Leave those last-minute airport dashes to the big screen! We recommend that you arrive at least two hours before your flight is due to leave.

Online check in

The best way to check in is online where you can pick your seat and print your boarding card.

If you’re travelling with carry on baggage only, you can print off your own boarding pass and we’ll see you at the gate.

Check in online now

Which terminal?

All Virgin Atlantic flights depart from and arrive at the Main Terminal building.

Counter check in and bag drop

You'll find our desks at T1 Red Check-In Area (adjacent to Red-Door 261). This is located on Level 2 in the Main Terminal. Check in starts from four hours before departure and closes one hour before departure.

Baggage allowance

When does my flight depart/arrive?

Unsure of your timings? It's best to be safe than sorry. Check your departure and arrival time with our handy Flight status tool.

Flight status

Airport facilities


Grab that last-minute souvenir from one of Tampa Airport's selection of shops.


Food and drink

Tampa Airport has a selection of bars, cafes and restaurants to choose from, both before and after security.

Places to eat

Special assistance

Special assistance

Our special assistance team are on hand to help make your journey go smoothly.

Find out more about special assistance

Accessibility services at Tampa airport

Find out about Tampa Airport's accessible facilities.

Accessibility services