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Whether you are a frequent flier or only travel once a year, knowing what to expect when departing can save you time.

Prior to arriving at the airport, please check with your airline to confirm your flight or you can view flight information here.

Pack Smart

Packing can be tricky so knowing what to bring and where to pack it can save you time and money. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires that toothpaste, shampoo and other liquid/gel/aerosol items be stored in individual containers of 3.4 ounces or less for carry-ons. All containers must be placed inside one clear, quart-sized plastic bag and must be presented to the agent at security.

If you need to bring more than that, then you'll have to put it in your checked luggage. View a complete list of prohibited items.

Additionally, information on how to pack smart can be found at here

Know where to Go

To quickly locate airline ticketing counters, food and beverage establishments and shops, view the Airport Terminal Map.

International Departures

If you are departing on an international flight, arrive at least two hours early. It is also a great idea to take a look at the U.S. Customs’ ''Know Before You Go'' information.


SAT is designed for maximum accessibility, mobility, comfort, and convenience for all passengers and visitors. The airport follows ADA requirements and strives to provide facilities that enable everyone to move through the facility safely and efficiently.


Airlines at San Antonio International Airport recommend arriving 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time for domestic travel and 2 hours prior to your scheduled departure time during peak travel time.

Most airlines offer self-service kiosks for quicker check-in and some offer online check-in with the option to print boarding pass up to 24 hours before your scheduled departure time. Contact your airline for more information.

Airport Security Screening - TSA

TSA recently deployed its state-of-the-art advanced imaging technology. Imaging technology is an integral part of TSA's effort to continually look for new technologies that help ensure travel remains safe and secure by staying ahead of evolving threats.

TSA uses two types of imaging technology, millimeter wave and backscatter. Advanced imaging technology screening is safe for all passengers and the technology meets national health and safety standards. Learn more about the safety of AIT here.

You may opt out of the ATI and request a pat-down from a same-gender security officer. Pat-downs are done with the fronts of the officer's hands. You may request that your pat-down be carried out in private.

For more information about the TSA security measures. Advanced Imaging Technology.

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