What can I do if I inadvertently bring a prohibited item to the checkpoint?

  • You can mail non-approved items to any address for a fee at the Guest Services Center, located in Bag Claim.

What can I pack in my checked bag?

  • Visit www.tsa.gov for information on prohibited items.

I have metal in my body, will I set off the alarms?

  • Probably! Be sure to notify a TSA agent of any metal in your body (plates, screws, pins or rods) so you can be screened appropriately.

Does AVL have body scanners?

  • We do not currently have body scanners at AVL.

What time does the security checkpoint open?

  • The security checkpoint opens at 4 a.m.

I lost my ID, will I still be able to go through security?

  • You’ll need to check with your airline to find out what forms of identification they require.
  • For the TSA checkpoint, if you do not have a valid government-issued ID, you will need to present at least two alternate forms of identification, such as a social security card, birth certificate, marriage license, or credit card. The documents must bear the name of the passenger. Additionally, one of the two documents must contain one of the following: date of birth, gender, address or photo. If TSA can confirm the passenger’s identity, they may enter the secured area, but could be subject to additional screening.

What identification is required?

  • If you are traveling within the United States, a valid government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, will be sufficient identification.
  • If you will be traveling outside of the United States, including Mexico, Canada, and U.S. Territories you will need a current passport.
  • If you do not have a valid government-issued ID, you will need to present at least two alternate forms of identification, such as a social security card, birth certificate, marriage license, or credit card. The documents must bear the name of the passenger. Additionally, one of the two documents must contain one of the following: date of birth, gender, address or photo. If TSA can confirm the passenger’s identity, they may enter the secured area, but could be subject to additional screening.
  • Minors (under 18) traveling domestically do not need to present ID at the security checkpoint; only a boarding pass is required.
  • Minors traveling internationally are required to have a passport.
  • For more information on identification, visit http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/acceptable_documents.shtm.

What can I pack in my carry-on?

  • Visit www.tsa.gov for information on prohibited items.