There’s no place like Austin, Texas – something travelers understand immediately upon entering the concourse. From barbecue to Tex-Mex food offerings, coffee shops and bookstores, the musicians that grace the six live music venues in the concourse, and more - AUS is chock full of Austin originals.
Arrive 2 hours before departure time during peak times
Departing passengers are advised to arrive inside the terminal at least 2 hours before their flight during peak times and 90 minutes before their flight for all other times. Peak departure travel times are 5 - 8 a.m., 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. During these times passengers may encounter longer waits at security checkpoints. The first TSA checkpoint opens daily at 3:30 a.m. All gates are accessible via any of three TSA checkpoints. More information.
Remember: Even if an item is permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concerns. The final decision rests with TSA on whether to allow any items on the plane.