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Travel Tips

  • Arrive Early: Longer lines and wait times may result because of increased security measures. Plan to arrive two (2) hours prior to flight departures. Passengers are strongly encouraged to check with their respective airlines to verify schedules before coming to the Airport.
  • Have ID and Tickets Ready: Ticketed passengers with photo identifications (IDs) will be allowed past security checkpoints to boarding areas. Passengers embarking on ticketless travel must either carry printed proof of their ticket purchases (e.g., a printed itinerary) or check in at the ticket counter.
  • Curb Alert: Curbside parking is not permitted. Unattended curbside vehicles will be ticketed and may be towed. Occupied vehicles at the curb will be asked to circle around unless actively loading or unloading passengers. Check the Parking section of this Web site for additional information on passenger pick-up and drop-off.
  • Stay Informed: Tune into 1690 AM on your radio for security-related travel tips, including check-in updates, lists of banned and permitted items, and other important information. Continue to check this web site for the latest Airport security information.

Mobility-Friendly Travel Guide

Travelers using assistive devices to help with movement can access a Mobility-Friendly Travel Guide to plan and prepare for travel, including policies for major airlines. 

Security-related tips from the TSA

Whether traveling through SAN on business or taking that much needed vacation, TSA offers several important tips to help facilitate your experience through the security screening process.

View TSA Tips