Expedited Screening Info

Security Checkpoint


There are several expedited screening programs at Phoenix Sky Harbor. They include:

  • TSA PreCheck

    What does TSA PreCheck mean for the traveler?

    For pre-approved travelers, this means they will be able to leave on their shoes, light outerwear, belt, and keep their laptop in its case. Additionally, the 3-1-1 compliant liquids and gels bag will be allowed in a carry-on bag at select screening lanes.

    What to Look For

    Passengers should look on their boarding passes for an indication of TSA PreCheck eligibility. Eligible passengers will see the TSA PreCheck logo on their boarding passes. Boarding passes include kiosk printed passes, web check-in and mobile boarding passes. See a list of participating airlines.

    How do travelers participate?

    To learn more about how to participate in TSA’s PreCheck program, please visit tsa.gov/tsa-precheck

    TSA PreCheck Enrollment Center is available at Sky Harbor

    Where: Terminal 4, Level 2 – east end, near Door 22.

    Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 7–11:30 a.m., and 12–3:30 p.m.

    Other info: Walk-in appointments will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to secure an appointment, passengers are encouraged to pre-enroll at tsa.gov.

  • Global Entry

    UPDATE - Please note the Global Entry Enrollment Center on Level 3 of Terminal 4 is closed until June 1, 2020.

    More information about Customs & Border Protection’s Global Entry program is available at globalentry.gov

    The Global Enrollment Center is located on Level 3 in Terminal 4.

  • Travel ID

    Get the gold star or get grounded.

    The Arizona Department of Transportation has made available the voluntary Travel ID, which meets federal REAL ID Act of 2005 security requirements for access to airports, restricted federal buildings, military bases and more. It costs $25 and is good for up to eight years.

    This means current Arizona driver licenses and ID cards will be acceptable for use at airports and elsewhere until Oct. 1, 2020, after which every traveler will need a compliant license, state ID or another acceptable form of identification, like a passport or military ID, to fly within the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

    The TSA has issued a list of Frequently Asked Questions for those who have questions about air travel and REAL ID. 

    Visit the Arizona Department of Transportation for more details, download and print a flyer explaining how to get a compliant ID, or watch these videos in English and Spanish on our YouTube page.


    CLEAR is available in Terminals 3 and 4. CLEAR members move through a dedicated lane at airport security where they instantly validate their identities with the tap of a finger or blink of the eye before moving on to the bag checks and metal detectors.

    How is CLEAR different than TSA PreCheck?

    CLEAR and TSA’s PreCheck program are complementary. CLEAR automates the identity check, which provides speed and predictability, while PreCheck provides convenience during the physical screening process (by allowing flyers to keep their shoes and coat on.)

    Do CLEAR members bypass security altogether?

    No. At both the airport and sports stadiums, CLEAR members get faster access by moving to the front of physical security screening after biometric identification – including bag checks, magnetometers, etc. – but do not bypass security.

    Where can I get more information?

    For more information on CLEAR, visit http://www.clearme.com.

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