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Prepare for take-off and learn the 3-1-1 rule for carry-ons.

Traveling with Children

The TSA is required to screen everyone, regardless of age (even babies), before they can go through the security checkpoint.  Read these tips on how to make this process go more smoothly.

Acceptable Checkpoint Identification

Driver's licenses and passports are the preferred identification at security checkpoints. The TSA has a list of all acceptable forms of identification.

Prohibited Items

What to know before you go: read the TSA’s list of permitted and prohibited items.

Travelers With Disabilities and Medical Conditions

TSA has established a program for screening of persons with disabilities and their associated equipment, mobility aids and devices.

Global Entry

DFW’s Global Entry office is located at Terminal D, Lower Level, just outside of the International Arrivals area. Follow the overhead sign to Global Entry, which is south of International Arrivals area, along the outside hallway.  The overhead Global Entry signage will point to a door with a "Department of Homeland Security" seal on it.
For additional information, please visit http://www.globalentry.gov/

TSA Pre✓™

The TSA Pre✓™ experience ensures a quicker way through airport security screening, faster moving lines and an overall improved travel experience. TSA Pre✓™ is available and travelers can inquire about the program at the TSA Pre✓™ Enrollment Center at D22 (secured side) from Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm CST for TICKETED PASSENGERS OR THOSE WITH AN APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Applicants must either have a boarding pass OR an appointment with a confirmation page to obtain a gate pass to access the enrollment center. In order to obtain a gate pass, the applicant must print out their confirmation page and bring the required enrollment documents, as well as their driver's license to the ticket counter at American Airlines (located at D30) to be permitted access beyond the secure area. The enrollment center is inside Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW) near Terminal D22, beyond the security checkpoint. The facility is on the second (upper) level between gate D22 & D23.

For additional information on the enrollment process, requirements and FAQs, please visit http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck


Now available in Terminal E. Click here to learn more about CLEAR and how you can bypass long security lines.

DFW Passenger Security Checkpoint Morning Openings



Opening Time

Closing Time

Terminal A

A12 (TSA Pre✓™)

4:30 AM (Central)
5:00 AM (Central)

9:00 PM (Central)
9:00 PM (Central)

A35 (TSA Pre✓™)
4:30 AM (Central)
5:00 AM (Central)
10:15 PM (Central)
8:30 PM (Central)

Terminal B


4:30 AM (Central)

9:00 PM (Central)



4:30 AM (Central)

10:45 PM (Central)

Terminal C

C10, C20, C30
C20 (TSA Pre✓™)
C30 (TSA Pre✓™)

4:30 AM (Central)
4:30 AM (Central)
5:00 AM (Central)

9:00 PM (Central)
9:00 PM (Central)
10:00 AM (Central)



4:30 AM (Central)

10:30 PM (Central)

Terminal D


4:15 AM (Central)

10:00 PM (Central)



6:00 AM (Central)

9:00 PM (Central)


D30 (TSA Pre✓™)

4:30 AM (Central)

11:00 PM (Central)

Terminal E

Expedited Screening*

3:45 AM (Central)
4:00 AM (Central)
12:00 PM (Central) 

8:45 PM (Central)
8:00 AM (Central)
4:00 PM (Central)

 E154:00 AM (Central)6:00 PM (Central)



4:00 AM (Central)

8:30 PM (Central)

 E183:45 AM (Central)11:30 PM (Central)
 E334:00 AM (Central)8:00 AM (Central)
*Hours of operation are subject to change without notice
**Could close earlier or later depending on traffic.
***Expedited Screening allows for the following Customers: TSA PreCheck
Eligible Individuals, US Military in Uniform and Children 12 and Under


 Connect on Skylink

The Skylink high-speed train, inside security, connects all five terminals with an average ride time of less than 5 minutes.
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 TSA PreCheck™

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Enroll now at the TSAPreCheck™ Enrollment Center at D22 (ticketed passengers or by appointment only). Click below to learn more about the expedited screening initiative currently available in DFW Terminals A, C, D and E.
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