Jacksonville is a nice little airport! Very easy to navigate and gates, restaurants, and all is well organized.
One thing to keep in mind is this: Even though the airport doors are open in the departure terminals, the security checkpoint doesn’t open until 4:00 am. So you’ll have to wait if your are here early. I didn’t know that.
Also, I was flying with American Airlines and they too, do not open until 4:00 am. 3:45 am is the earliest they open. This is only if you need to check in bags. The self-serving machines will only print boarding passes. At 4 am or so, they get rebooted and now you can print bag passes.
Same goes with the restaurants. Right now it is 4:20 am and they are closed, I am assuming they open at either 5 or 6 am.
But the airport is comfortable, and going through the security was not too bad!
It's pretty empty right now during the weekdays. It's smaller with over 3 restaurants and 2 Starbucks and a Java Jacket. The restrooms are decent and the prices are pretty high, for example, a 1.05 qt bottle of water and a chocolate bar is $9 true story. Bring some food from somewhere else, but other than that all of the airport staff is friendly and very helpful.
Easy to maneuver from side to side.
TSA is in the middle of the airport which makes it easier to get to.
Bright, well lit. Lots of artsy displays around.
Plenty of restaurants to choose from.
Lots of shops to kill time in while waiting.
Several 🔌 outlets for charging.
Jacksonville international Airport is an excellent facility.many restaurants and shops.plenty of comfortable seating at each gate. A very wide concourse which is nice. TSA was very fast with short lines.well laid out facility.car rental rates are reasonable and it's easy to get in and out of tge Airport.
Honesty I love this airport so easy and chill to go through. I have been here many, many times. The airport is small, but easy to navigate. Basically a center hub entry with TSA in the middle and once you are done with TSA you either branch off to the left or to the right. Each side has their own airline and each side has their own set of stores and restaurants to go to. Also did a long term park 3 days and that was nice had a shuttle from the economy lot and it couldn't have been easier. The staff is usually very nice here never had a bad experience.