Cleveland Hopkins International Airport aims to ensure that all travelers, employees, and visitors of the airport have an enjoyable and safe environment in which to work and travel. Hence, several security agents have the responsibility to check all the passengers and take care of their safety.
The Transportation Security Administration – TSA - is charged with the duty of checking all screened baggage, carry-on baggage, passengers, and other items if there is any. Passengers are asked to undergo screening at the checkpoint areas.
Passengers can be asked to remove personal electronic devices that are larger than a cell phone from carry-on bags. All items (including metal-made items, electronic devices) should be placed into a separate bin for X-ray screening. Remember that in most cases, snacks or food can stay inside the carry-on bag. As for liquids, aerosols, and similar items, TSA has special instructions, so before putting them in the bag, check the size of each item in detail.
For further information regarding the security screening process, how to prepare, what is prohibited by the law etc. visit the TSA official website: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening.
Under TSA requirements, all passengers aged 18 years and over must present valid identification with photo on it. TSA does not always require any license for children aged under 18 years who take regional or local flights throughout the United States. It is a must to remember that travelers around the United States can use state-issued I.D. and license.
All passengers are recommended to arrive 2 hours before the flight, to meet all security procedures with ease and no stress.
Security Checkpoint areas and working hours are provided below:
North Checkpoint – from 4:15 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
South Checkpoint – Sunday to Friday, from 4:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M./ Saturday from 3:30 A.M. to 7:15 P.M.
Central Checkpoint - 4:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. (*NOTE: TSA Pre-Check Only)
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has only one two-level passenger terminal divided into four concourses: A, B, C, and D. The three of them A, B and C are currently in use, whereas Concourse D, it is out of service. Concourse A Houses Boarding Gates: A1-A12 and A14. And all the international flights are available in this building. Concourse B Boarding Gates: B1-B11 houses domestic services. Concourse C includes boarding gates: C1-C29, and it also does not host International flights.