Flyers Need to Have ID Ready

Boarding Pass and Photo ID Required To Get to Your Gate

In the Transportation Safety Administration's on-going commitment to enhance security and improve customer service TSA is consolidating passenger screening to the passenger security checkpoints.

Selectee and most random searches will now be conducted at the checkpoints where TSA staff and screening equipment are concentrated. To access these new checkpoints you will be required to present a BOARDING PASS and PHOTO IDENTIFICATION. Tickets and ticket confirmations (such as a travel agent or airline itineraries) will no longer be accepted at these checkpoints.

There are four ways to obtain a boarding pass:

  1. Go to your airline's ticket counter at the airport
  2. Use curbside check-in
  3. Use your airline's self-service ticket kiosk in the airport lobby (if available)
  4. Print the boarding pass from your airline's website (not all airlines provide this option)

Note: Persons with parental official medical business or similar reasons may be able to access the checkpoint but should check with their airline for required documentation.

The new requirement exists at the following Alabama airports. For a list of all airports click here.

Check back regularly as the list will expand. Unless specified otherwise the new requirement applies for all airlines.

  • Alabama Birmingham International Airport (BHM)
  • Birmingham AL Huntsville-Madison Cnty Airport (HSV)
  • Huntsville AL Mobile Regional Airport (MOB)
  • Mobile AL Montgomery Regional Airport (Dannelly Field) (MGM) Montgomery AL

Source: Transportation Safety Administration