The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint is open 1 hour prior to the day's first scheduled departure and typically closes after ticket counters close for the final departure (approximately 25 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time). Hours are subject to change based on staffing and unprecedented flight delays.
3-1-1 Screening of Carry-on Bags
3 – Liquids and gels must be in containers of 3.4 ounces or less
1 – Place your containers in a 1 quart-size zip-top plastic bag
1 – Place 1 bag per traveler in a security bin
The Boise Airport has a liquid dump station near the security checkpoint so passengers can dump out liquids and re-use the water bottle on the other side of the security checkpoint.
TSA Pre✓® is an expedited security screening program connecting travelers departing from airports within the United States with smarter security and a better air travel experience. Passengers considered low-risk who qualify for the program can receive expedited screening either as a member of the program or another specific trusted traveler group. Benefits include no longer having to remove your:
- 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag from carry-on
- Laptops from bag
- Light outerwear and jackets
There is one application center in the Treasure Valley
- Staples Store, 6299 Eagle Road, Boise, ID 83713
Star Card - Idaho's REAL ID
Beginning May 7, 2025, you will need to have a Star Card or another accepted form of ID, such as a passport, to fly commercially or access a federal facility, national laboratory, or military base.
The Star Card is an Idaho driver’s license or ID that adds a star to verify compliance with REAL ID security standards. Passed by congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act requires uniform standards for credentials, such as driver’s licenses and identification cards. The standards focus on proof of identity and the documents you must provide to verify you are who you say you are.
CLEAR Airport Membership
CLEAR members use dedicated lanes to verify their identity using biometrics, replacing the need to take out their driver's license. After verification, a CLEAR Ambassador escorts members directly to TSA physical security screening. Passengers can enroll in CLEAR at the security checkpoint directly before a flight.