Arrive Early for a Worry-Free Travel Experience at BWI Marshall Airport
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) currently recommends travelers arrive 2 hours before scheduled Domestic Flights and 3 hours for International Flights. More information and travel tips are available from the TSA at www.TSA.gov.
Curious About An Item Making It Through The Security Checkpoint?
TSA operates the Security Checkpoints here at BWI Marshall Airport. To make it easier to pack ahead of time, check this TSA “What Can I Bring” feature. This is an easy-to-use guide to help determine if your item is allowed in carry-on or checked luggage, or not allowed in either.
TSA Customer Service
Got questions about TSA checkpoint operations or need assistance while going through security? Reach out to the TSA Contact Center by calling 866-289-9673. Live agents are available 8am-11pm ET on weekdays and 9am-8pm ET on weekends. Automated information is also available anytime in several languages. For information and links to connect with TSA in other ways (including social media), visit this page of the TSA website.
State of the Art Security at BWI Marshall Airport
TSA uses millimeter wave Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) and walk-through metal detectors to screen passengers. Millimeter wave AIT safely screens passengers without physical contact for metallic and non-metallic threats, including weapons and explosives, which may be concealed under clothing. Generally, passengers undergoing screening will have the opportunity to decline AIT screening in favor of physical screening. However, some passengers will be required to undergo AIT screening if their boarding pass indicates that they have been selected for enhanced screening, in accordance with TSA regulations, prior to their arrival at the security checkpoint. This will occur in a very limited number of circumstances. The vast majority of passengers will not be affected. See the responses to frequently asked questions.