TSA & Passenger Screening

Passengers must be checked in at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled airline departure time.  Have your boarding pass and ID ready for the TSA agents when going through the security checkpoint.  The checkpoint generally opens one and a half hours prior to scheduled departures.

For more information on security rules and regulations, please visit the Transportation Security Administration website at www.tsa.gov

Frequently Asked Questions

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How early should I arrive at the airport for my flight?
We recommend passengers arrive at the La Crosse Regional Airport at least 60-90 minutes prior to their scheduled departure time.
Can I park my vehicle at the airport?
The airport has ample pay parking available for passengers.
Can I drop off or pick up people in front of the terminal?
Yes.  There are designated areas in front of the terminal for active loading and unloading of passengers.  Please do not wait in front of the terminal unless you are actively loading or unloading, there is a courtesy cell phone lot available on Airport Road or you can park in the pay lot to meet your passengers in the building.  Unattended or unauthorized vehicles will be ticketed and/or towed.
What can I bring with me on my flight?
TSA regulations concerning what is acceptable on board a flight changes from time-to-time.  Please visit http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm for the most current information.
I am traveling with an infant; can I bring my baby's formula/breast milk?
The TSA has modified rules concerning these items.  Please visit http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/children/formula.shtm for information on how to fly with these items.
I am disabled or have a medical condition, how will the security process work for me?
The TSA has policies and procedures in place for special conditions, please visit http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/specialneeds/index.shtm for additional information.
Can I travel with medications?
One of the more popular questions we get from travelers is: “Can I travel with my medication.” The answer is yes, with some qualifiers. Here are a few tips that you might find helpful.
  • You can bring your medication in pill or solid form in unlimited amounts as long as it is screened.
  • Medication in liquid form is allowed in carry-on bags in excess of 3.4 ounces in reasonable quantities for the flight. It is not necessary to place medically required liquids in a zip-top bag. However, you must tell the officer that you have medically necessary liquids at the start of the screening checkpoint process. Medically required liquids will be subjected to additional screening that could include being asked to open the container.
  • You can travel with your medication in both carry-on and checked baggage. It’s highly recommended you place these items in your carry-on in the event that you need immediate access.
  • TSA does not require passengers to have medications in prescription bottles, but states have individual laws regarding the labeling of prescription medication with which passengers need to comply.
  • Medication is usually screened by X-ray; however, if a passenger does not want a medication X-rayed, he or she may ask for an inspection instead. This request must be made before any items are sent through the X-ray tunnel.
Can I bring liquids in my carry-on baggage?
Yes.  However, carryon liquids are limited to 3.4 ounce bottles or less and all liquids must fit in a single 1 quart-sized clear plastic zip-top bag.  Each passenger is limited to 1 bag.  Additional information is available on the TSA's website at http://www.tsa.gov/311/index.shtm
311 for Carryon