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Security

TSA & Airport Security

Take the pressure out of your travel experience by preparing for airport security in advance. Arriving early, having your bags and carry-ons properly prepared and following the tips offered below will help ensure your experience is a smooth one.
SECURITY CHECK 
TSA security measures are in place to help ensure the safety of all passengers throughout the travel process. 

Security checkpoints are open from 4:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily. TSA recommends passengers arrive 2 hours prior to scheduled departure for domestic flights and 3 hours prior to scheduled departure for international flights.

For additional information on TSA's screening procedures, visit TSA.gov.
Plan Ahead

Check wait times before you arrive

These security wait times show the average time travelers have taken to complete the TSA Security Screening and can be used to help you know what to expect before arriving at the airport. Keep in mind a number of factors can influence the time you will spend in security and arrive early to ease travel day stress.
Note: TSA and Airlines recommend arriving 90 minutes to two hours prior to scheduled departure for domestic flights, and three hours prior to scheduled departure for international travel. The average security checkpoint waits should be used for informational purposes and are not a guarantee of what your wait will be.
Security Wait Time
TSA Pre
<10
minutes
General
25-35
minutes
Note: Please arrive 2-3 hours prior to your scheduled departure time

Average wait times
for Saturday, November 27th

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General

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.

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3:1:1 for Carry-Ons

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.

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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.

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Declare Larger 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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

TRAVEL PROGRAMS

Make Your Trip Easier

Travelers have the option to participate in the following programs to expedite the security check process. For a quicker security screening experience, sign-up for these programs in advance of your next flight.
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. In the TSA Pre-Check program, most passengers wait 5 minutes or less at security.
Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Though intended for frequent international travelers, there is no minimum number of trips necessary to qualify for the program.