Stewart International Airport Departures

TSA checkpoint

Security measures at Stewart International Airport are done by the Transportation Security Administration( TSA). TSA incorporates different seen and unseen procedures to accomplish a safe environment and flight. Security measures include screening technology, carry-on baggage screening, checked-in baggage screening, pat-down screening, standard and pre-check, and so on.

At TSA checkpoint, officers ask travelers to remove shoes, belts, jackets and put them in the bin for checking. The main goal of TSA is to scan the bags for explosives and other dangerous things. TSA metal detectors alarm on metal, and also electronic devices, so every passenger is required to put away personal electronic stuff out of the carry-on bags that are larger than a cell phone. Travelers must place these things in the security bins with nothing on top of them for the screening process. If TSA officers see some suspicious items in the X-ray scanners, they are allowed to ask passengers to open up their carry-on bags.

Passengers also go through the full-body scanner, and after this procedure is done, they can proceed to the identification.


Passengers who are traveling within the U.S. and are under 18, are not required to present any identification form at TSA checkpoint. Other adult travelers must provide one of the following documents: driver's license, U.S. passport, or U.S. passport card, DHS trusted traveler cards such as Global Entry, U.S. Department of Defense ID. Allowed identification forms are also permanent resident cards, border crossing cards, foreign government-issued passport, and so on. The full list of accepted identification is on the TSA official website.


TSA recommends every passenger to arrive at the airport at least two hours before the departure time. Two hours is enough time to park the vehicle, unload the baggage, check-in with your airline, and go under the security. The current wait time at the TSA security checkpoint at Stewart International Airport is 3 minutes.

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