The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is responsible for managing and operating the passenger security screening checkpoints at all U.S. airports.
Beginning May 7, 2025, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States. REAL ID-compliant cards are marked with a star at the top of the card. If you’re not sure, contact your state driver’s license agency on how to obtain a REAL ID compliant card. Learn more about REAL ID here.
Information on the TSA rules and regulations to help make your travel experience hassle-free.
Driver's licenses and passports are the preferred identification at security checkpoints. TSA has a list of all acceptable forms of identification.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint hours are subject to change based on the TSA's discretion. General hours of operation at XNA are:
TSA Pre-Check Lane: TSA Pre-Check allows select frequent flyers of participating airlines and members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs to receive expedited screening benefits. Travelers are pre-screened and must be flying on a participating airline to utilize the TSA Pre-Check designated lane located at the checkpoints.
In the TSA Pre-Check lane you may no longer need to remove the following items:
To learn more about the online application process and voluntary background check please visit the TSA website.
You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item. Placing these items in the small bag and separating from your carry-on baggage facilitates the screening process. Pack items that are in containers larger than 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters in checked baggage. Any liquid, aerosol, gel, cream or paste that alarms during screening will require additional screening.
Liquids and gels must be in containers of 3.4 ounces or less. Place your containers in a single, one-quart zip-top plastic bag and remove the plastic bag from your carry-on bag and put it in a screening bin
TSA prohibits explosive materials, flammable items, and other hazardous materials in your checked baggage. For more details, check the TSA website.
The TSA is required to screen everyone, regardless of age (even babies), before they can go through the security checkpoint. Read these tips on how to make this process go more smoothly. Security officers will approach children gently and treat them with respect. If a child becomes uncomfortable or upset, security officers will consult parents about the best way to relieve the child's concern.
TSA has established a program for screening of persons with disabilities and their associated equipment, mobility aids and devices.
For more information on Special Procedures for Travelers (Children, Disabilities, and Medical Conditions), visit the TSA website.