Night visit for night pickup of relative, 10:30 pm. Parking lot pretty full! - even in the pay-for hourly lot, which you must use unless you're doing a fly-thru curbside pickup. Since I had to wait awhile I took a walk around.
No real food court, just 2 vending machines. Maybe during the day they have a few carts set up. I don't know.
Clean - nobody there that time of night except 1 or 2 rental car employees, security, 1 or 2 flight agents (if that msny), a couple janitorial staff, and ( behind the scenes), baggage handlers. All are very helpful & helped my visitor get her bags, which due to airline snafus, had arrived 6 hours earlier and were stored in the back. Due to the lack of flight counter personnel, it took a little while to find some help, but once we did everything was quickly resolved,
Getting out of the parking lot can be a bit tricky, but here's your clue: follow the exit signs & when you reach the gate with the crossbar drop arm that says "EXIT" remember you have to get *really* close to the gate before it will open- so go ahead and put the nose of your vehicle up close to the gate. Then it will open. (I drove past 3 times in an endless circle before I said "Muck it!" And gave it a try. Not that intuitive since there isn't any guard hut - that's further down the road. The parking pay hut takes cash. It cost me $3 for about an hour or so. Bear right to get to Hwy 56 - and happy flying!
Post note: Dropped off my visitor a week later at 2:30pm - it was not crowded, the parking lot wasn't quite as full as before, and because I knew the trick about the parking lot exit (see above) I had no trouble getting out. I guess because it was a short visit (less than 1 hour) there was NO charge for the short time I was parked. I did recheck the "food court " to see if there were any food carts, but all there were was the 2 lonely vending machines. So IF you arrive hungry . . . Good luck. It's a bit of a drive to the nearest fast food outlet. Otherwise, it's just candy & chips for you if you're stuck there at the airport
Hope you brought snacks! X-D
Augusta Regional Airport is a very cozy airport. Love their TSA staff - efficient and friendly!! Flew into this airport via AA to see the Augusta National Masters Tournament, and leaving via Delta.
The security is nice and straight forward. As long as you don't cause any issues, then it'll be a seamless experience.
The airline employees at the desks are really nice, just remember that they are human too and they can only tell information as they see it on the screen.
Delays happen, don't stress over something out of your control.
Quaint airport with very friendly staff. Was able to get through rental return and TSA in about 15 minutes on a Friday at noon.