Arrive 90 Minutes Before Flight Departure
Passengers are advised to arrive in the terminal at least 90 minutes prior to flight departure time.
Daily peak travel times are typically 5 a.m. to 8 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Lines will be longer during these peak times with security waits over 45 minutes possible. Passenger screening checkpoints begin opening at 4 a.m.
Passenger traffic is up at Austin’s airport, meaning more passengers in lines. Arrive early, then it’s on your way.
Take photos of your packed suitcase, inside and out, in case it gets lost
Include destination address and cell number on outside luggage tags and on inside of each bag
Wait to wrap gifts, they may need to be opened for inspection (carry-on and checked bags)
Prescription medications/medical supplies don't count as carry-on baggage allowance. TSA does not require you to bring your medications in original containers but it is a good idea. You don't have to bring a full bottle on a week-long trip, but having the container could be helpful. Never pack prescription drugs in checked baggage.
For more information about the 3-1-1 liquid rule, etc., visit https://www.tsa.gov/travel
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