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TSA Security Checkpoints

Security at DFW Airport

DFW conveniently offers multiple security checkpoints in each terminal, giving travelers ease and allowing more time to shop, eat and prepare for departure. 

Automated screening lanes are now available at A21, D18, D22, D30 and E18 checkpoints.

TSA PreCheck™ is also a quicker way through airport security screening, allowing for faster moving lines and an overall improved travel experience.

Automated Screening Lanes

Automated Screening Lanes are available at checkpoints A21, D18, D22, D30 and E18. The new state-of-the-art system enhances security effectiveness while efficiently moving customers through the screening process. 

Checkpoint Locations

All times in Central Standard Time

Terminal A
A12 4:30 AM - 9:00 PM
A21 4:00 AM - 10:30 PM 
A21 TSA Pre✓™ -* 5:00 AM - 7:00 PM 
A35 4:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Terminal B
B9   4:30 AM - 10:45 PM 
B30 4:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Terminal C - TSA Checkpoints at Terminal C experience increased wait times during weekday hours of 6 to 8 a.m. Travelers may check in at Terminal A or D and ride Skylink to their gate.
C10 4:30 AM - 9:00 PM
C20 TSA Pre✓™* 4:30 AM - 7:00 PM
C20 3:00 AM - 10:30 PM
C30 3:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Terminal D
D18 4:15 AM - 10:00 PM
D22 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
D22 TSA Pre✓™* Operational hours vary
D30 4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
D30 TSA Pre✓™* 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Terminal E
E8   3:45 AM - 8:45 PM
E16 CLEAR* 5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
E16 TSA Pre✓™* 4:00 AM - 7:00 PM

E18 3:45 AM - 11:30 PM
E33 4:00 AM - 9:00 PM

*Hours may be subject to change. 

TSA PreCheck™ Enrollment

The TSA PreCheck™ Enrollment Center is located on the pre-secure area of Terminal D next to the Gate D30 checkpoint. Open Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm CST.
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Now Available at Terminal E. CLEAR is the fastest and most predictable way to get through airport security. Being a CLEAR member means you can breeze right past the long lines and go straight to screening. Stop by the enrollment center located at E16 security checkpoint for more information. 
Terminal Map

Security Tips

Acceptable Checkpoint Identification
Driver's licenses and passports are the preferred identification at security checkpoints. 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.

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. 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.

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.
Acceptable Identification

Prohibited Items

Special Procedures for Travelers 
(Children, Disabilities, and Medical Conditions)

Known Crew Members (KCM) Lanes

KCM ties airline employee databases together in a seamless way and enables Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security officers to positively verify the identity and employment status of crew members. To view KCM security checkpoint lanes at DFW, please visit the Known Crewmember website. 
KCM Checkpoints at DFW
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