TSA Security Procedures

At Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport Transportation Security Administration (TSA) takes the responsibility to ensure the safety of all traveling public and the airport itself.

TSA officers meet passengers at security checkpoints, they monitor and check carry-on bags, luggage, and passengers. Passengers undergo millimeter, which is TSA technology, and determines any metal-made objects. Besides, traveling the public needs to follow TSA officers’ instructions and empty their pockets, place belongings on a separate tray for X-ray screening.

Be aware of removing shoes, belts, and jackets while going through security. However, passengers aged 75 years or older, and adults 12 years and younger, are not required to remove shoes at the TSA security checkpoint at Wichita National Airport.

Under TSA policy, passengers are not allowed onboarding if they carry knives, weapons, explosives, and other harmful items that are prohibited by the law. Besides, passengers need to follow the Liquid rules and requirements for packing.

TSA PreCheck

TSA PreCheck is an advanced screening program. PreCheck allows for easier screening options for pre-approved passengers. PreCheck members can stay on their shoes, with light outerwear and belt. Also, they can keep their electronic devices in their case, as well as their 3-1-1 compliant liquids & gels package in their carry-on bags.

TSA PreCheck office is located in Wichita Airport that makes it convenient for travelers who wish to apply for membership and get quickly pass at security checkpoints. Their office is situated at New Leaf Plaza, 2021 N. Amidon, Suite 130.

For more information, passengers can visit the office at ICT or contact at (855) 347-8371.

Check-In Process

Checking in online allows passengers to get a boarding pass 24-hours before departure and print the pass and avoid queues and save time at airline check-in counters.

Besides, some airlines have Apps that allow travelers to check-in and provide the boarding pass right on their mobile device. Check-in via App lets passengers either to print or just show an electronic version of mobile boarding passes.

Passengers are highly encouraged to arrive at the airport approximately 1.50 hours before flight boarding time. Passengers should allow enough time to check-in, park, get through security checkpoints, and be on time onboarding.

Airline ticket counters usually close about 30 minutes before departure, and the airlines start boarding at least 30 minutes before departure time.

Real ID Regulation

From the beginning of October 1, 2020, all air travelers at U.S. airports will be required to show a Real ID-compliant to driver’s license. Real ID is a new form of identification, which is marked with a star that indicates on its validity.


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