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Transportation Security Administration

How early should I arrive to the airport prior to my flights departure?

You are encouraged to contact your airline as times may vary depending on the airport and date of travel. In general, please allow time for parking/shuttle transportation, airline check-in, obtaining a boarding pass and going through the security screening process, which includes screening of your carry-on bag.

You may check how busy the airport is likely to be on your specific day and time of travel based on historical data by downloading the MyTSA app.