IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING CHECK-IN TIMES:
Passengers are encouraged to check-in a minimum of two hours prior to flight departure for domestic travel and three hours for international travel. This allows time for airline check-in, obtaining a boarding pass, and going through the security screening process, which includes screening of your carry-on baggage.
The key to getting through the airport faster is being prepared. Take these steps in order to minimize time at security checkpoints:
Liquids: Keep in mind that liquids are allowed in carry-on luggage only in accordance with the TSA’s 3-1-1 format. Please review this policy.
Prohibited Items: Click here for a list of prohibited items.
Batteries: Click here for more information if you’re traveling with battery-powered equipment.
Visa/Passport Information: Visit the Department of Homeland Security Web site here for more information.
Passengers with questions may contact the Transportation Security Administration Coordination Center at (866) 289-9673. Click here to visit the TSA Web site.
State gun laws vary considerably. Before possessing and carrying firearms into New York or New Jersey, please be aware of local state gun control laws. Please check with New York State Police or New Jersey State Police prior to possessing and carrying a weapon into New York or New Jersey.
When traveling with pets, pets should remain in their carriers at all times except for service animals. The Port Authority of NY and NJ and our airport partners have provided pet relief areas for customers. These areas are located in the arrivals area of each terminal. Follow the signs in the baggage claim areas or ask a Customer Care Representative for information.
Owners can take their animals to these pet relief areas and allow the pets to relieve themselves. Owners are expected to clean up after their animals with the materials provided in the pet relief areas. Pet owners whose animals have an accident elsewhere in the terminal are expected to clean up after their animals and notify a member of the cleaning crew.
There are no pet relief areas beyond security checkpoints in any of the terminals at the Port Authority airports.
As policies relating to the transportation of pets vary by airline and time of year, we suggest you contact your airlines directly for details.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection offers expedited travel for pre-approved, low risk travelers who qualify. For information on CBP’s Global Entry Program, click here.
For more information visit: Department of Homeland Security.