Arrive 90 minutes before departure time
Departing passengers are advised to arrive inside the terminal at least 90 minutes before their flight. Peak 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.
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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