SACRAMENTO – Like many U.S. airports, Sacramento International Airport has been experiencing longer-than-usual wait times at the security checkpoints for passenger screening. Passenger traffic at Sacramento International Airport has increased, while TSA staffing has remained static.
During the busy spring-summer travel season, Sacramento International Airport
recommends passengers try to arrive two hours
in advance of flight departure for domestic flights, especially for flights departing during the peak hours of 5-7 a.m., 12 noon – 2 p.m., and 6-8 p.m.
The previous recommendation was an hour and a half.
The TSA security checkpoints at Sacramento International Airport open at 4 a.m. daily. For flights leaving at 5:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., arriving when the checkpoint opens should leave enough time to clear security.
TSA staffing is an issue affecting airports nationwide. Passengers can improve their travel experience knowing and following current airline and security policies. For tips on making your travel experience as smooth as possible, visit the TSA website