TSA Checkpoint Security
TSA recommended time at airport before flight
TSA Pre✓™ Hours
PreCheck hours of operation at McCarran International Airport, by security checkpoint location:
- A/B Checkpoint* Open 24 hours
- C Annex Checkpoint 4 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- C/D Checkpoint 4:30 a.m. - Midnight
- Terminal 3 Checkpoint 4:30 a.m. - Midnight
*Due to space limitations, PreCheck passengers at the A/B checkpoint will receive expedited screening that differs slightly from standard PreCheck processing.
Security Travel Tips
Have I.D. Handy
Be prepared to present valid identification as requested by authorized personnel at the ticket counter, security checkpoints, and boarding gates.
TSA guidelines limit carry-on luggage to one (1) personal item and one (1) standard piece of luggage. Personal items may include a purse, backpack, fanny pack, laptop computer, diaper bag, etc. Standard luggage may include a garment bag, suitcase, duffel bag, rolling bag, etc., provided the piece conforms to the airline’s size requirements and can fit in the overhead bin or below the seat. Contact your airline for more information.
Certain items are prohibited in your luggage. Common household and workplace items can become dangerous when transported by air. Changes in temperature and pressure during flight can cause items to leak, generate toxic fumes, or ignite. For a complete list of prohibited items, please visit the TSA web site.
Answer Questions Honestly
Be prepared to answer questions about your bags when asked by appropriate personnel. Criminals may use unsuspecting passengers to carry explosives or other dangerous items onto an aircraft.
Watch Your Bags
Never leave your luggage unattended. Do not accept luggage or packages from others you do not know. If you see any unattended luggage or packages report them immediately by calling
Cooperate with Security Personnel
Be prepared to turn on all electronic devices including computers, cellular phones, beepers, etc. as requested at the security checkpoints. Remember that all checked and carry-on luggage is subject to search by authorized personnel.
Report Suspicious Activity
Immediately report any suspicious activities or individuals.
Don't Joke About Security
Joking or talking about weapons, explosives, terrorism, or other threats while at the security checkpoints can compel authorized personnel to take appropriate action. Penalties can include prison time and/or substantial fines.
Follow Checkpoint Requirements
Only ticketed passengers are permitted beyond security checkpoints. Exceptions can be made to assist unaccompanied minors or passengers with special needs. Please contact your airline to make arrangements and obtain the necessary documentation.