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Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) TSA Security Wait Times Information

Being a Southwest Hub, DAL is pretty small and efficient - but plan ahead for peak travel times. More info on wait times and delays at Love Field can be found below.

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DAL Flight Delays

Before you head to the airport, keep yourself informed of DAL delays by checking DAL Arrival Delays, DAL Departure Delays, or use iFly's DAL Flight Tracker. Having knowledge of Dallas Love Field Airport delays will help with stress-free travel.

DAL Airport Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

There is one main security checkpoint that services all gates for Dallas Love Field Airport. TSA PreCheck and CLEAR are available at the Main Terminal. See hours below: 

DAL TSA Checkpoint Main Terminal

Gates: All

Type: All passengers, TSA PreCheck

Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM - Last flight departure

Pre Check Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM to 8:00 PM

CLEAR Hours and Enrollment: Daily, 4:15 AM to 9:00 PM


DAL features CLEAR expedited security screening which, if you participate, can help to reduce the time you spend in Dallas Love Field International Airport security lines. CLEAR at DAL has two dedicated lines - one for TSA PreCheck and one for general boarding. CLEAR Lane and Enrollment can be found at Terminal 1 from 4:30AM to 9:00 PM.

TSA PreCheck at DAL

DAL TSA Pre lanes can be found at the main terminal security checkpoint. As the TSA operates these special checkpoints, the hours may be different from the terminal operating hours. See the TSA Pre schedule the specific hours for the date and time you are traveling.

DAL TSA wait times can be cut down considerably if you participate in the TSA Pre program. You can even sign up for TSA PreCheck before your next DAL flight - while there isn’t an enrollment center located in the Dallas Love Field Airport, check out the Enrollment Center Locator, to find the most convenient location for you.

TSA PreCheck passengers can enjoy expedited screening at DAL, and in most cases you don’t have to remove your: shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. For more information and to enroll/pre-enroll, visit the TSA website.

About DAL Security Wait Times

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

DAL TSA wait time forecasts are made leveraging flight volume data and TSA staffing models. Using advanced data science, wait times for DAL 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 the airport well in advance of scheduled flight departures and has provided security checkpoint wait time information 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 DAL. 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.

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Terminal MAIN

Main Checkpoint