How are wait times calculated? Wait times for queues at pre-board screening are calculated through the scanning of boarding passes when a traveler enters the beginning of the queue; and once again before they begin their individual screening process.
Wait times do not include the time required: to check in for your flight and drop your baggage at the air carrier counter; for you and your carry-on baggage to go through the screening process; to go through Customs for U.S. flights (in airports where available); or to reach your boarding gate. Disclaimer: The wait times presented here are provided for convenience only and are not intended to be a substitute for proper preparation before departing for the airport. Please check with your air carrier regarding recommended check-in times for your flight. This information is subject to change at any time. We do not guarantee that this information will reflect your wait time, as wait times change throughout the day based on the number of flight departures and passenger volume.