TSA Security Checkpoint

What to Expect

  • Alaska Airlines customer service ticket counter closes 40 minutes prior to departure.  Passengers who have not received a boarding pass 40 minutes prior to departure may not be able to check-in or board the flight.
  • We recommend arriving 90 minutes before flight departure for check-in. Peak times may take longer – these are generally early morning departures. The airport opens at 3:30 a.m. each morning.
  • Passengers should proceed through the security checkpoint at least 45 minutes before flight departure time to ensure that you are at your gate area in time to board the aircraft.
  • Only ticketed passengers are allowed beyond the security checkpoint. Arriving passengers can be met in the baggage claim area.
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of one carry on bag, plus a personal item such as briefcase or purse.
  • A current government issued photo identification is required for each passenger upon check-in and prior to entering the security checkpoint.
  • For further information from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) click here.
  • TSA Summer travel tips
  • Information on the Real ID Act and how it affects you (effective Oct 1, 2020)

Prohibited Items

For additional information on security requirements and a list of permitted / prohibited items click here.
Many household items are considered Hazardous Materials, click here for items commonly found during security screening.

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