TSA & Screening

The TSA Security Checkpoint generally opens 1.5 hours prior to scheduled departures. We recommend arriving at the airport 60-90 minutes prior to departure depending on if you have bags to check prior to security.

TSA & Passenger Screening

To help make your trip as seamless and easy as possible, be sure to check out these tips from the Transportation Security Administration.


Beginning October 1, 2020, passengers will be required to present a REAL ID compliant drivers license or a valid passport in order to fly domestically. The REAL ID is an upgraded version of the drivers license or identification card that enhances security and identity management. For more information on how to obtain a READ ID and what documentation you will need to present at the DMV, please visit the Wisconsin DOT website here.

TSA Pre-Check

Our airport participates in the TSA Pre-Check program to help you get through security faster. Make sure to include your KTN (Known Traveler Number) on your flight reservation. La Crosse Regional Airport is not a TSA Pre-Check Enrollment Center. Visit TSA's website to learn more about how you can enroll.

Due to the Safer at Home Order issued through May 26th, 2020, the May TSA PreCheck event has been postponed.

Our next TSA Pre-Check event is scheduled for September of 2020 at the La Crosse Regional Airport. To participate in the event, please follow the steps below. Please note that appointment times will not be available until 30 days before the scheduled event.

  1. Click here to access the application page
  2. Click “Start Application Now”, then click “New Enrollment”
  3. Fill out Steps and choose “Next” at the bottom of each screen
  4. Type in your location at Zip code/City/Airport Code box – search
  5. Choose location “La Crosse Regional Airport” and click “Next”
  6. Select your desired appointment time (Please be sure to make note of your appointment time, no reminders will be sent out)

Medical Devices

The La Crosse Regional Airport features a full body image which provides a better customer service experience for those with internal medical devices.

What to Know Before You Travel

TSA and Special Needs