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Security Checkpoints

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) ensures the safety of passengers, employees, aircrafts and personal possessions.

Follow TSA Guidelines

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) ensures the safety of passengers, employees, aircrafts and personal possessions. TSA sets guidelines about what travelers can pack in their checked and carry-on baggage.

As TSA security measures are subject to change to meet evolving threats, it's recommended to review these guidelines, including the 3-1-1 Rule and Prohibited Items List, before arriving at the airport.

If you're in doubt about a particular item, please contact your airline well in advance of your departure.

For a full overview of TSA guidelines, restrictions, and travel tips visit TSA.gov.

Security Checkpoint Areas

Access to all airline gates is through the security checkpoint areas:

  • McNamara Terminal: Ticketing Lobby, Level 3

  • McNamara Terminal: Bridge to the Terminal from the Parking Garage, Level 2

  • Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport Hotel

  • North Terminal: Lobby, Ticketing Area

TSA Programs

TSA Pre✓®

Detroit Metro Airport participates in TSA Pre✓®, which is a program that allows eligible, low-risk passengers to expedite the security screening process. As a TSA Pre✓® member, you will enjoy the benefits of short wait times and won't be asked to remove certain items. To apply for membership, visit tsa.gov/precheck or call (866) 289-9673. The TSA Pre✓® office at Detroit Metro Airport is located in the McNamara Terminal’s domestic baggage claim area.

TSA Cares

TSA Cares is a helpline that provides passengers with disabilities, medical conditions and other special circumstances additional assistance during the security screening process. For more information, visit the TSA Cares webpage.

CLEAR

Passengers with a CLEAR membership can fly through ID check lines. CLEAR lanes are available at both McNamara Terminal check points. Learn about the benefits of CLEAR and how to enroll by visiting their website.