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Security Screening and Checkpoints

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Summer travel is here and it's busy at the airport! Make sure you arrive 2 to 3 hours before your departure time and find your best checkpoint and live estimated wait times. TSA Wait Times and Checkpoints

TSA Security Checkpoint at SEASecurity Checkpoint Map

Types of Screening

Travelers can access all gates from any checkpoint.  There are five checkpoints available at SEA Airport featuring general, premium, CLEAR, SEA Spot Saver, TSA PreCheck, and ADA-friendly screening. All checkpoints are ADA accessible for additional assistance please contact TSA Cares 72 hours prior to your flight.

Estimated Checkpoint Wait Times

Passengers should arrive two hours before domestic travel and three hours before international travel.

TSA Checkpoint Hours of Operations

All TSA Checkpoint hours and screening types are approximate and subject to change on operational need, please see the in terminal digital signage for available checkpoints and screening types. All checkpoints are open daily operational hours are subject to change based on TSA operations with closure times evaluated daily. Checkpoint staff will help guide you to the best checkpoint.

Checkpoints

Screening Types Available

Checkpoint Operating Hours

Checkpoint 1

CLEAR, TSA PreCheck Screening

4 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Extended hours based on passenger volume


Checkpoint 2
 
CLEAR, General and Premium Screening, and SEA Spot Saver

4 a.m. to 11 p.m.

CLEAR: 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.

SEA Spot Saver is available from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Checkpoint 3

General and Premium Screening, SEA Spot Saver, and SEA Visitor Pass

General: 24 hours

SEA Spot Saver is available from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.

SEA Visitor Pass is available from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Checkpoint 4
 

CLEAR, General, and TSA PreCheck Screening

4 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Checkpoint 5

CLEAR, General Screening, and SEA Spot Saver

4 a.m. to  8 p.m.

SEA Spot Saver is available from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m

Extended hours based on passenger volume

 

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