Albany ALB Airport Security Wait Times

Albany Airport Checkpoint Wait Times

Albany Airport

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Approximate security wait times for at each TSA checkpoint.

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    Albany International Airport (ALB) TSA Security Wait Times Information

    ALB TSA Wait Times

    Wondering what Albany Airport wait times are at any given time? You’ve come to the right place!

    CLEAR ALB Expedited Security

    Clear is currently not available at Albany Airport.

    ALB Flight Delays

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

    Albany International Airport Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

    Albany International Airport is relatively small, so it has a single security checkpoint area to access all terminals and gates. 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. There’s a Starbucks on the other side of security!

    ALB Main Checkpoint - All Gates

    Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

    Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM to 8:15 PM

    TSA Pre: Daily, 4:00 AM to 6:00 AM

    TSA PreCheck at Albany International Airport

    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.

    Want to get TSA Pre✓™? There’s a Universal Enrollment Center located here:

    21 Everett Road Ext., Suite 9

    Albany, NY.

    For more information on how you can participate and receive expedited screening go to

    About ALB Security Wait Times

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

    ALB TSA wait time forecasts are made leveraging flight volume data and TSA staffing models. Using advanced data science, wait times for Albany International Airport are projected, 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 ALB. 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.