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Albuquerque Sunport Airport (APQ) TSA Security Wait Time Information

Albuquerque Sunport Airport offers easy security checks. The uncertainty about how long airport processes will take, including check-in security, can be a little frustrating for passengers. But when you have accurate information about wait times for security checkpoints, it makes you feel relaxed and comfortable.

Passengers can enjoy their meal and cup of coffee in time between security checks. Further, knowing the information on wait times, you can easily attend your important meeting as well.

More information can be found below...

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Before you head to the airport, be sure to check ABQ Arrival Delays, ABQ Departure Delays, or use iFLY's ABQ Flight Tracker.

ABQ Airport Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

ABQ is a fairly busy airport, and to ease the airport's traffic, there are TSA PreChecks available at almost every checkpoint. And the good news is all checkpoints are equipped with security cameras, scanners, and smart devices.

It is advisable to arrive at the airport at least 2 to 3 hours before the scheduled departure of your airline. Remember that you must arrive at the airport as early as possible and allow yourself enough time to park your car at the airport.

TSA Wait Times ABQ

The wait times of the Albuquerque airport can differ during busy days, and holidays. The hours of operation of the TSA checkpoint are subject to change as per TSA's guidelines. However, the common hours of operation are from 4:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

You can now check current wait times at Albuquerque Sunport Airport, but note that the ABQ wait times which you observe right now may not be valid when you actually reach the airport.

TSA PreCheck at ABQ

TSA precheck lanes are available at every security checkpoint at ABQ airport. If you are a regular traveler and do not prefer to wait in the queue then sign up for TSA's Precheck program at Albuquerque Airport.

Once you have signed in and get the approval for the same, then they will issue you a Traveler Number. It will help you with access to an easy screening lane.

Now with PreCheck, there is no need for travelers to remove belts, shoes, laptops from cases, and more. With PreCheck, you just have to wait for even less than 5 minutes in a line for a security check.

The cost of TSA PreCheck for five years is $85. The office hours for PreCheck at the Albuquerque Airport for weekdays are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

About Albuquerque Sunport Airport Wait Times

Security wait times at Albuquerque ABQ Airport are approximate and can vary based on several factors including severe weather, TSA staffing, airport construction, etc.

ABQ TSA security wait time forecasts are made leveraging flight volume data and TSA staffing models. Using advanced data science, wait times for Albuquerque Airport are projected, that barring extreme outliers, are within five minutes in accuracy, as validated by large US airlines. The TSA urges all travelers to arrive at airport well in advance of scheduled flight departures and has provided security checkpoint wait time information for as a guide to assist in travel planning. Please be sure to check with your airline for ticket counter wait times as well as possible changes to flight schedules, as these and other factors influence your decision regarding how early to arrive at ABQ. Please be aware that each airline has a recommended arrival time and even stricter required arrival times.

All airlines require that you arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and even onboard and in your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time. The amount of the advance arrival time required varies depending on the airline you are using. Most airlines' conditions of carriage state that with many of their tickets, failure to arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time may cause you to be denied boarding and cause you to forfeit any refund or other compensation due for the unused ticket even if you have advance seat assignments and advance boarding passes.

ABQ Security Wait Times

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Avg. Wait Times
Wait Times AverageCheck Times
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5 am - 6 am
21 m
6 am - 7 am
13 m
7 am - 8 am
5 m
8 am - 9 am
6 m
9 am - 10 am
7 m
10 am - 11 am
8 m
11 am - 12 pm
8 m
12 pm - 1 pm
8 m
1 pm - 2 pm
19 m
2 pm - 3 pm
15 m
3 pm - 4 pm
10 m
4 pm - 5 pm
5 m
5 pm - 6 pm
4 m
6 pm - 7 pm
3 m
7 pm - 8 pm
2 m

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