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.
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.