Special Proceedures

Everyone must go through screening at the airport checkpoint, but special procedures are used for some flyers. Below are some of the groups that may be treated differently at the checkpoint.

Disabilities and Medical Conditions
You or your traveling companion with a disability or medical condition may consult the TSA officers about the best way to relieve any concerns during the screening process.

Military Travelers
As a trusted population, and in recognition of their service, Military Members and DoD Civilians receive TSA PreCheck as a benefit of their employment and service to speed up their screening process.

Flying With Children
TSA has developed modified screening procedures for children who appear to be 12 years old and younger. TSA officers will consult parents or the traveling guardian about the best way to relieve any concerns during the screening of a child.

Air Travel for Seniors
Passengers 75 and older can receive some form of expedited screening through risk-based intelligence-driven security that allows TSA to better focus resources on passengers who more likely pose a risk.

Travel for Law Enforcement
State, local, territorial, tribal and approved railroad law enforcement officers flying armed must submit a National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System message at least 24 hours prior to travel.