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Kauai Lihue Airport (LIH) TSA Security Wait Time Information

Are you planning to travel from the Kauai Lihue Airport? If yes, then you must be looking for the security wait times. Having a knowledge of LIH wait times can be helpful for you in many ways.

With this, you can easily manage your extra hours at the airport while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. Or, you can also attend an online meeting before heading to the departure gate, when you know the wait times at LIH airport.


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

LIH Airport Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

Kauai Lihue International Airport is a fairly busy airport in North America, but there are only two checkpoints for travellers. And one of its checkpoints also allows the PreCheck option for travellers.

All these checkpoints are operated with smart devices so that travellers do not have to wait much during security checks. The timings given below are subject to change:

LIH Main Terminal Checkpoint

Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

TSA Pre Hours: Daily, 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM

It is advisable to arrive at least 2 to 3 hours prior to your scheduled airline departure. Remember to arrive early and, if necessary, allow yourself enough time to park your car at the airport.

TSA Wait Times LIH

The LIH airport is quite a busy airport, but its main checkpoint is equipped with smart devices. Also, it offers a TSA PreCheck option to travelers that makes security passage very easy for you. The wait time can varry during holidays, travel days and peak busy days. You can now check current wait times at Kauai Lihue International Airport, but keep in mind that the LIH wait times may not be the same when you reach the airport.

TSA PreCheck at LIH

TSA precheck lanes at LIH airport are available at security checkpoints A. If you are a frequent flyer at Kauai Lihue airport and do not want to wait for a long time, you can sign up for TSA's Precheck program at LIH.

Once you have signed in and received approval for the same, then they will issue a Known Traveler Number for you. This will help you with access to an easy screening lane at LIH.

The best part is that all those passengers who are done with PreCheck are not required to remove shoes, belts, removing laptops from cases, and more. The cost of TSA PreCheck for five years is $85.

The office hours for PreCheck at the Kauai Lihue Airport are from 5 am to 11 pm daily.

About Kauai Lihue International Airport Wait Times

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

LIH 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 the airport well in advance of scheduled flight departures.

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 before the departure time.

The amount of the advance arrival time required varies depending on the airline you are using.

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