John Wayne Airport offers information about accessible traveler services to help passengers prepare for a safe and enjoyable air travel experience. Additional information about traveling through John Wayne Airport is available in the Travel Tips and Traveler Services sections.
Plan on getting to the Airport no later than the recommended airport arrival time. Please contact your airline in advance if you need to arrange special accommodations at the Airport.
Elevators are located in in all parking structures, the Ground Transportation Center, next to the escalators
near the Terminal exits and at Gate 1A (for commuter flights).
Shuttle and taxi companies offer wheelchair
accessible vans. For faster service, it is recommended to make
at the Airport.
Public transportation information for travelers with disabilities is available by contacting OCTA ACCESS Services (ADA) at (877) OCTA-ADA. To use OCTA Access passengers must be certified by OCTA prior to use.
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Extra wide accessible parking spaces are conveniently located in all parking facilities at the Airport. Vehicles parking in accessible spaces must display a valid Disabled Person Parking Placard or License Plate. Valet Parking has wheelchair access.
Please note that
at this time, Terminal parking is accessible from the Departure (upper)
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John Wayne Airport understands traveling through an airport can be a difficult experience for individuals with hidden disabilities, such as Autism. To ease some of the stress associated with airport travel, our John Wayne Airport Helping Hands team is here to assist you.
Please visit the Helping Hands Personalized Travel Assistance page for more information.
This service is provided at no charge and is available daily from 6 am – 11 pm.
The white curb areas are ADA accessible on both
the Departure (upper) and Arrival (lower) Levels. Cars may be briefly stopped for
loading and unloading. Curbside parking is not allowed. Please
do not leave your car unattended at the curbside.
All restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Accessible drinking fountains are available near the restrooms in all terminals.
Do you have questions about security procedures at the Airport? Travelers with
medical conditions and disabilities can call the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) toll-free at (855) 787-2227 prior to traveling to ask questions about screening policies, procedures and about what to expect at the security checkpoints.
The TSA Cares line is staffed Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. PST, excluding federal holidays. Travelers who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to contact TSA Cares or can e-mail TSA-ContactCenter@dhs.gov.
TSA recommends that travelers call approximately 72 hours ahead of travel so that TSA Cares has the opportunity to coordinate checkpoint support with a TSA Customer Service Manager located at the airport when necessary. (View more information about the TSA Cares Helpline...)
JWA travelers who are accompanied by service animals can now enjoy the convenience of an Animal Relief Area while at the Airport.
Animal Relief Areas are available at the Airport and can be found on the Arrival (lower) Level outside of Terminal A near the entrance to Parking Structure A1, outside of Terminal C near the entrance to Parking Structure C and on the secure side of the Terminal near Gates 12 and 13. Owners are asked to clean up after their animals, using the waste disposal bags and receptacle provided.
Please be advised that - with the exception of service animals - uncaged animals are not allowed in the Terminal.
Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD) are available on
the Arrival (lower) and Departure (upper) Levels (see Terminal
Contact Customer Relations via TTY at (949) 955-9153.
Visual pages can be displayed on all flight
information monitors upon request by calling Customer Relations
at (949) 252-5200 or by dialing 0 at a White Courtesy Phone.
Wheelchair assistance is available from airlines and curbside skycaps at no charge. Skycaps may also assist with baggage. To request wheelchair assistance, please visit your airline's ticket counter. For faster service, we recommend you contact your airline in advance to arrange assistance. Those wishing to transport a battery-powered wheelchair aboard an aircraft should make arrangements with their airline in advance.