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Super Bowl XLVII

Significant Travel Days

We have both Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers fans here at TSA. Regardless of who you’re rooting for, we still want you to have an easy time getting to the game and back home again once it’s over.

TSA will be fully staffed and anticipates efficient and safe screening operations at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) checkpoints this weekend. Additional security officers are also being brought to the airport to support the screening of the 50,000 passengers expected over the busy weekend.

Arrivals will increase the entire week before game day - the heaviest concentration on Thursday through Saturday. To accommodate visitors flying out in the days following the game, TSA will nearly double the number of checkpoint screening lanes to speed security processing time.

Getting There

Visit the Traveler Information section to familiarize yourself with permitted or prohibited items for checked and carry-on bags, packing tips, information for passengers with special needs or those traveling with children, and other helpful tips.

Although lengthy queues are not anticipated, passengers can get and add their own updates for wait times on the MyTSA app, available for free on iTunes and at for other smartphone users.

My TSA Mobile Application

Heading Home

The single busiest travel day will be Monday, February 4 when many Super Bowl fans are expected to depart New Orleans.

Following the game, TSA will operate on a 24/7 schedule to facilitate flight departures for ticketed passengers to clear security and reach their gates. As always, remember to check the status of flights for any schedule changes prior to leaving for the airport.

MSY airport has additional recommendations for travelers to prepare for their flight. Visit for more information.

Super Bowl Information

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Heightened Security

 Super Bowl fans may encounter TSA Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) teams on local transportation venues, including commercial and general aviation facilities and mass transit. Teams augment other federal, state, and local transportation and law enforcement to reduce potential terrorist risks to the traveling public.

TSA assets will also work with law enforcement at Mercedes-Benz Superdome during the high-profile game.

Fans are encouraged to report potentially dangerous situations to law enforcement or someone in authority. The Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign reminds the American public that security is a shared responsibility.

"If You See Something, Say Something™" used with permission of the NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Latest revision: 30 January 2013