Due to concerns regarding the lithium batteries used in hoverboards (balance boards, gravity boards, self-balancing devices, etc.) effective immediately all Buffalo Niagara International Airport Airlines will not transport hoverboards in either checked luggage or as a carryon item. Additionally, hoverboards (balance boards, gravity boards, self-balancing devices, etc.) are not allowed in the Buffalo Niagara International Airport terminal.

The World Airport Code is BUF. The abbreviation (BNIA) is not the Airport Code. It is an abbreviation for Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Smoking is allowed pre-security in designated areas on both the Arrivals and Departures level. After passing through the checkpoint, there is no smoking.

The terminal is open 24/7. There are seats on both levels. Food service is available pre-security at the Lake Erie Pub which opens at 5 a.m.
There is free internet service available throughout the terminal. Visit our WiFi page.
Your airline will make that decision. The non-traveler must show government issued picture ID, and the airline may choose to issue a temporary gate pass. The non-traveler will be screened at the checkpoint, and must leave the secured side as soon as the plane is boarded.
Parking reservation are not required. However, a reserved parking option is available in the daily/hourly garage.
Shuttles run every 15 minutes 24/7 to and from the term
Yes, the terminal is always open.
Call (800) 715-6722 for real time bridge crossing information.  Visit our Directions from Canada page.
No, there are no storage lockers anywhere within the terminal.
Get clear information from the shipper: contact information for who the carrier is, the flight number, city of departure, and the arrival time. Animals on commercial flights will be picked up on the Arrivals Level in the baggage claim office: I.D. will be required. Animals shipped as cargo will be picked up at cargo facility on Cayuga Road adjacent to the airport: the shipper should provide contact/pick-up informaton.
Only working service animals or therapy animals are allowed on leashes in the terminal. All other "traveling pets" must be kept in their carriers.
For information regarding the ban on taking all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone devices on board an aircraft please click on the links below: The DOT Press release may also be found at https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/dot-bans-all-samsung-galaxy-note7-phones-airplanes Frequently Asked Questions located on the FAA’s Pack Safe website at http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/hazmat_safety/
The security checkpoint at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport is operated by the Federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The Buffalo Niagara International Airport works with the TSA to monitor security line length and tries to keep the wait time less than 15 minutes; however to avoid any problems, we recommend arriving 90 minutes to two hours prior to departure especially during high travel periods such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter to ensure adequate time for check-in, security screening and travel to your gate.
The TSA uses Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. For more information about AIT including privacy and opt-out information and other frequently asked questions please visit www.tsa.gov.

Yes, the NFTA's unlawful discrimination policy can be found here.

A list is provided on the Federal Aviation Administration website.

Bridge wait times can be found on the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC) website.

Frequently Asked Questions located on the FAA’s Pack Safe website at
http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/hazmat_safety/
For information regarding the ban on taking all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone devices on board an aircraft please click on the links below:

The DOT Press release may also be found at
https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/dot-bans-all-samsung-galaxy-note7-phones-airplanes