TSA Security Check Info & Tips

Take the pressure out of your travel experience

Make your travel experience even easier by preparing for airport security in advance. To ensure that your experience is a smooth one, arrive early, have your bags and carry-ons properly prepared, and follow the tips offered below.

About TSA

TSA security measures are in place to help ensure the safety of all passengers throughout the travel process.  Security measures begin long before you arrive at the airport. TSA works closely with the intelligence and law enforcement communities to share information.

TSA Pre-Check

Enroll in TSA Pre-Check for a better, faster, easier travel experience. Qualifying passengers who are considered low-risk can receive expedited screening either as a member of the program or as a member of another trusted-traveler group.

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Security Check Schedule

Security checkpoints are open from 4:45 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. daily. TSA recommends passengers arrive 2 hours prior to scheduled departure for domestic flights. For additional information on TSA's screening procedures, visit TSA.gov.

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TSA Tips

How to have a smooth security experience

There are many items that are prohibited, some in carry-on and others in both carry-on and checked baggage. For details about the new security procedures and more time saving tips visit the TSA Website.

De-clutter Your Carry-On

TSA needs to get a clear image of your carry on when it passes through the X-ray machine, which they can't do if it is overpacked. Please keep it to the necessities.

Wear Slip-On Shoes

You will probably have to take your shoes off to get through the TSA security checkpoint, so wear slip-on shoes if you can to make it easy to remove and put them back on. This will help keep the line moving for you and others.

3-1-1 Rule

3.4-ounce (100-milliliter) bottle or less (by volume) — one (1) quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag — one (1) bag per passenger placed in screening bin; one (1) quart-sized bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. The 3.4-ounce (100-milliliter) container size is a security measure.

Consolidate Bottles

Place bottles in one bag and X-ray separately to speed screening. Be prepared. Each time TSA searches a carry-on it slows down the line. Practicing 3-1-1 will ensure a faster and easier checkpoint experience. If in doubt, put your liquids in checked luggage.

Declare Large Liquids

Medications, baby formula and food, breast milk, and juice are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint.

Allow Yourself Plenty of Time

For less stressful travel, allow yourself plenty of time to get through TSA. Most flights begin the boarding process 30 minutes before departure, so make sure you arrive at the security check significantly before that time.
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