Security Screening

Seattle Paine Field Passenger Terminal is proud to work in partnership with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to provide the highest level of security screening. We offer three TSA security screening lanes.

We are able to offer up to two TSA Pre✓® lanes at any given time depending on the demand. TSA and the airlines operating from the terminal will coordinate on a continual basis about the anticipated flow of TSA Pre✓® travelers, and have the ability to open and close lanes for TSA Pre✓® to ensure the most expeditious use of the security lines. For those passengers who are eligible for TSA Pre✓® screening, please look for the queue with that designation; if it doesn’t appear to be available, please present yourself to a TSA employee as they may be able to expedite your passage.

To proceed through the TSA checkpoint, you will need a current government-issued ID and a valid boarding pass. TSA officers may need to conduct a bag check if the x-ray scan cannot determine its contents.

We strive to move passengers through security and to their gates as quickly as possible, but we recommend you follow the guidelines set forth by your airline. Please check with your air carrier for specific check-in and boarding cut-off times for your flight.

TSA Rules & Regulations

Some basic things to keep in mind before approaching the TSA security screening checkpoint:

All passengers:

For more information, please visit the Transportation Security Administration website.

Traveling with Pets

Small pets and service animals are welcome to travel with you through Seattle Paine Field. All pets must be in a pet carrier and all service animals should be leashed for the entirety of their visit. We encourage you to adorn service animals with proper identification and have paperwork easily accessible. Passengers should contact their airline for specific information related to traveling with or transporting pets or service animals. Please contact TSA for information on the security screening process.

A Pet Relief Area is located outside of the terminal, between Baggage Claim and Ground Transportation. Please see the terminal map for precise location.