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  • TSA Wait
    May 18, 2016
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    CNBC reported live from ORD at 6am this morning and the TSA Precheck line was over an hour long and the regular lines were longer. Why does this site say they're only 10-20 minutes long?

     

    This site has just a directory of old historical averages. It is not a live tracker. There is no such thing.

     

  • TSA Pre-Check Station
    May 17, 2016
    1
    Is the TSA pre-check station open at Chicago, O'Hare? I heard it was closed.

     

    There is a pre-check enrollment center and the pre-check lines in terminals 1, 2, and 3 are open.

     

  • Flying out of ORD to Ontario California on Thursday
    May 17, 2016
    1
    Any suggestions on what time I should arrive at the airport to get thru TSA and on my american flight? Thank you!

     

    What time is your flight? People are saying 3 hours if you have to stand in the regular line and I'd say that's pretty accurate.

     

  • one hour + to get through TSA
    May 16, 2016
    1
    Last Monday (May 9), it took a full 60 minutes to get through security in Terminal 3- American, at 1:30 pm. I made my flight by 2 minutes. There were empty seats in the plane although the flight was fully booked because other passengers didn't get through in time. On my return to O'hare on Wed May 11 at 3:00 PM, those lines were even longer, especially the TSA Pre check line, which looked to be at least an hour wait. It was crazy.

     

    Yes, most airports are really bad right now.

     

  • checkin and security time lax terminal B
    May 16, 2016
    3
    taking SBairbus ground xport scheduled to arrive LAX on Sunday 5/29 at 12:45 p.m to depart at 3:30p.m. on flight BA282 from Lax to LHR continuing on BA 560 to FCO.. This gives us 2 hrs. 45 min. I'm concerned with recent news reports at other airports that security can take hours now. However, a check today on your site seemed to indicate todays flight at the same time that security was 10 minutes, which seems very short. We are a family of 4 2 seniors, 2 teens. We have handcarry-on only, no checked luggage. And we are on nonrefundable cheap tickets. Do we have enough time? or do we need to take the earlier bus to arrive 4.5 hours early to lax instead? Is 2 hrs. 45 minutes in advance on BA 282 for international terminal B flight out of lax enough time - given security issues?.

     

    LAX doesn't see to be as bad as some other airports. 2:45 should be enough time.

     

    Thank you. Would that still be the case on Sunday of memorial day weekend at the intl terminal at lax?

     

    I obviously can't guarantee anything.

     

  • TSA
    May 16, 2016
    1
    Does a Cleveland clinic ID expedite you through security more efficiently?

     

    No, it does not.

     

  • Security time
    May 16, 2016
    1
    Flight at 12:20.what time should I arrive 4khqyt

     

    What airport?

     

  • Immigration and TSA times
    May 16, 2016
    1
    Arriving at 7:15 (LAN from Chile) and connecting with AA at 10:00 (domestic), non resident alien on tourist visa, - will I make it comfortably? different reservations and checked luggage. Returning flight, domestic AA 8:52 PM arrival and Intl LAN 10:20 PM departure? Different reservations and checked luggage. Thank you!

     

    Your return flight will be pretty much impossible unless you don't check any bags.

     

  • Going to town during connecting flight
    May 16, 2016
    1
    We have connecting flight from Rio de Janeiro to Helsinki and stop at Jfk for 11 hrs. Is that ok, since we have Visa waiwer/Esta to go outside and see some NYC?

     

    Yes, that is fin

     

  • Getting Through Security Checkpoint
    May 12, 2016
    0
    Correction to time-of-day in previous post - it's 1:30 PM flight, although I expect to be on line much earlier.

     

  • Getting Through Security
    May 12, 2016
    0
    The news reports about delays getting through security are frightening, especially since an airline isn't going to delay its flights. I'm leaving Sunday morning from Terminal B on a flight to Israel. Is there a website or telephone number to find out how long the wait time is at the security checkpoint(s)? How long a wait is "typical" for an international flight on a Sunday at that time?

     

  • Security
    May 12, 2016
    1
    My Flight is on Friday at 6am. What time does security open?

     

    4-4:30 AM.

     

  • Terminal 5 TSA Wait
    May 8, 2016
    1
    90 minute wait and counting at TSA Terminal 5. Stand still. Airlines keep cutting.

     

    Do you mean the airlines are cutting people in line? Because unfortunately, airlines have no say in TSA staffing levels.

     

  • PASSPORT
    May 7, 2016
    1
    Hi, I will go to Switzerland with my son via Zurich airport the next week from Spain. We are spanish. Do we need carry oblilgatory the passport or is valid with our National ID card? Thanks

     

    You can travel between Schengen member states such as Switzerland with just your National ID card.

     

  • Customs
    May 6, 2016
    1
    Flying through Miami from Italy on way to home in north Florida. Arrive Mia at 4:00 pm. Depart for Tallahassee, Florida at 9:30. Am I allowed to leave the airport and come back in time for my last leg to home in Tallahassee?

     

    Yes, you can. After you clear customs and re-check your bags you will be outside security. Just keep in mind that it will be rush hour at that time so traffic outside the airport will be almost at gridlock.

     

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