Both electronic and regular tickets require you to present a valid government issued photo ID. For travel outside of the United States, a valid passport with a minimum of six months validity after your return travel date is required. Travel documents must match name on proof of identity.
In some cases a passport and visa may be mandatory. It is our recommendation that you carry a valid passport to all destinations outside of the United States, even though it may not be required. Passport and Visa application forms can be mailed to you upon request. Travel requirements often change without notice. Visit the U.S. Department of State for current information.
Visit the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Travelers' Health for current information regarding inoculations and vaccinations.
Domestic flights 1 - 1 1/2 hours, International flights 2 - 2 1/2 hours depending on time of day. Allow enough time for security.
This program is one of several intelligence-driven, risk-based initiatives helping TSA move away from a one-size-fits-all model to provide the most effective security in the most efficient way. The use of risk-based initiatives will allow TSA to maintain its high security standards and improve the passenger experience while ensuring as many travelers as possible experience the benefit of expedited screening.
TSA is required to screen everyone, regardless of age, in order to ensure the security of all travelers. Many Transportation Security Officers are parents themselves and understand travelers’ concern for their children. Security officers will approach children gently and treat them with respect. If a child becomes uncomfortable or upset, security officers will consult parents about the best way to relieve the child's concern. Learn more on traveling with children:
The My TSA mobile application (app) provides airline passengers with 24/7 access to the most frequently requested airport security information on any mobile device. Using this app can save passengers time and money by sharing helpful tips to prepare for security before getting to the airport, including knowing what items can and can’t go through security in checked or carry-on baggage.