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Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) TSA Security Wait Times Information

Wondering what New Orleans Airport wait times are at any given time? You’ve come to the right place! More detailed information and security hours can be found below. 

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MSY Airport features CLEAR expedited security screening. Joining CLEAR will save you time and stress in Louis Armstrong Airport security lines. See below for TSA/CLEAR hours for enrollment and screening. 

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MSY Flight Delays

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

Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

MSY is a small to medium sized airport, and it only has a single security checkpoint located on Level 2, servicing ALL airlines.  Monday mornings tend to be the most crowded, especially for very early flight departures. So, if you have one of the first flights of the day, it is best to be there earlier so you can get through security. 

Main Terminal Checkpoint (Level 2)

Services ALL Airlines

Opens at 3:30 am, closes 30 minutes before last departure (varies)

CLEAR land and enrollment: 4:00 am - 7:00 pm daily

TSA PreCheck 

Eligible participants use dedicated screening lanes for screening benefits which include leaving on shoes, light outerwear and belts, as well as leaving laptops and 3-1-1 compliant liquids in carry-on bags. Passengers should carefully check their Boarding Pass. The TSA randomly assigns passengers Pre-Check privileges.

About MSY Security Wait Times

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

MSY TSA wait time forecasts are made leveraging flight volume data and TSA staffing models. Using advanced data science, wait times for New Orleans 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 MSY. 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 B

Concourse B Checkpoint
Concourse C Checkpoint
Concourse D Checkpoint