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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 Check

The following locations at DFW Airport are available for expedited screening: A12, A35, B9*, C20, C30, D30 and E15. (The B9 and B19 checkpoints do not have a designated Pre-Check lane; however, passengers who present and scan their boarding pass as Pre-Check approved at the document check station will still receive expedited screening.) For additional information, please visit http://www.tsa.gov/


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 (Pre-Check)

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

9:00 PM (Central)
6:00 PM (Central)

A35 (Pre-Check)
4:30 AM (Central)
5:00 AM (Central)
10:15 PM (Central)
9:00 PM (Central)

Terminal B

B9 (Pre-Check)

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

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



4:30 AM (Central)

10:45 PM (Central)

Terminal C

C10, C20, C30
C20 (Pre-Check)
C30 (Pre-Check)

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 (Pre-Check

4:30 AM (Central)

11:00 PM (Central)

Terminal E

E8 (Pre-Check)

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

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

E15 (Pre-Check)
4:00 AM (Central)
4:00 AM (Central)
6:00 PM (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.

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