Bangor International Airport Departures

TSA checkpoint

Security checking at Bangor International Airport is done by Transportation Security Administration, known as TSA. At TSA checkpoints, travelers go under a full-body scanner, and their carry-on bags are also being checked. Transportation Security Administration officers ask travelers to remove shoes, belts, jackets, hats, and any clothing items that include metal. Metal things alarm TSA scanners, so to avoid this, travelers should also take off their jewelry and watches. At TSA checkpoints, passengers must remove electronic items, more significant than a cell phone, out of their carry-on luggage. If the scanner detects any suspicious thing in the carry-on bag, TSA employees have the right to ask passengers to open up their bag, for further checking. After the passenger and the bag are thoroughly checked, they must gather and pick-up their belongings back together and proceed to the identification desk.


It does not matter, and if a person is traveling domestically or internationally, they must provide a valid identification document to a TSA officer. This rule does not apply to U.S. citizens under 18 who are traveling domestically. If the visitor is 18 years old or older, they must have their identification form, along with their boarding pass. These documents include U.S. passport, U.S. passport card, Foreign government-issued passport, Border crossing card, Permanent resident card, driver's license or other identity cards issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, U.S. Department of Defense ID, REAL-ID, and so on.


TSA recommends every passenger to arrive at the airport at least two hours before the flight. To make security, wait times shorter passengers should organize their carry-on bags and then go to the security checkpoints. The most significant recommendation from TSA is that passengers should acknowledge what is restricted and what is not on board. Also, travelers should avoid wearing shoes with laces, a lot of jewelry, and so on. One tip is to leave the loose change behind, even though a few pennies may not seem important, but they alert the scanners.

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