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Checkpoint Locations

At Terminal 1-Lindbergh, TSA operates one International checkpoint (#7) on Concourse G, two checkpoints on the Ticketing Level, and the Skyway Security Checkpoint (#10) on the Concourse Connector.

At Terminal 2-Humphrey, security checkpoints are located on level 2; Checkpoint 1 is located near the Orange Ramp skyway and Checkpoint 2 is near the Purple Ramp Skyway. 

Open Times

One checkpoint is always open on the Ticketing Level at Terminal 1. Generally, both checkpoints are open by 4 a.m.

The Skyway Security Checkpoint (#10), carry-on baggage only, is open from 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and closed on the weekends.

At Terminal 2, one of the two checkpoints will be open between 3:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. Both checkpoints are closed between 10 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.

Global Entry

Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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. 

Global Entry is available at Terminals 1 and 2. 

For more information: 
Phone: (877) 227-5511
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TSA PreCheck

TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening initiative that enhances aviation security by placing more focus on pre-screening individuals.

It allows passengers to leave their shoes on, keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids, gels and aerosols in carry-on bags, leave laptops in their bag, leave their belt on and continue to wear light outerwear/jacket.

TSA has partnered with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as well as U.S. air carriers as part of this pre-flight screening initiative. Certain frequent flyers from Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and certain members of CBP's Trusted Traveler programs, including Global Entry, SENTRI, and NEXUS who are U.S. citizens are eligible to participate.

The TSA is also now pre-selecting individuals to participate for individual flights. Be sure to look at your boarding pass to learn whether you are eligible for this expedited screening process. If you are, it will either have "PRECHK" or the TSA's PreCheck logo on it. 

Travelers enrolled in or who are eligible for TSA PreCheck screening should look for PreCheck lanes at open checkpoints. 

For more information visit the TSA's website.


CLEAR offers expedited access to airport security lines through biometric reading technology, using finger prints or irises to identify travelers. Kiosks are available at both the North and South checkpoints in Terminal 1. Visit for more information on becoming a member.