Check-In & Security

Airport Security


It’s our first priority to keep you safe as you travel, even before your flight. Help us help you stay safe by reviewing the following guidelines for airport security. 

Carry-On Baggage

If you bring carry-on baggage, find details on size requirements and packing suggestions for items like liquids, pastes and gels.

 

Prohibited Items

If you’re bringing a unique item or have any questions, please check items limited or banned on Delta Air Lines. Check the list before you fly.


Packing & Security Tips


Breeze through security checkpoints by following these simple tips:

  • Pack light — minimal clutter will help speed up the screening process 
  • Leave your pocket knives, scissors or other sharp objects at home, or place them in your checked baggage if they’re not prohibited or restricted 
  • Pack any spare lithium batteries for cameras, cell phones or laptop computers in your carry-on baggage only; and review the Department of Transportation’s Spare Battery Tips, opens in a new window 
  • If you don’t have TSA PreCheck, be ready to take off your shoes, belt and remove your phone or other personal electronic device from your pocket 
  • If you don’t have TSA PreCheck, take your laptop out of your bag and place it in the provided container
  • Have your ID and boarding pass or eBoarding Pass out and ready to show to the TSA representative; after you’ve shown it, you may stow these as you continue through security
  • Review Check-In Time Requirements before you arrive at the airport

Frequent Traveler Security Lines


When you’re flying with Sky Priority®, you enjoy access first to benefits like expedited check-in, security, boarding and baggage. This includes designated frequent traveler security lanes, which are offered at peak times in select Airports.

Frequent traveler security lines are available at these airports:

Albuquerque
Amsterdam
Anchorage
Athens (ATH)
Atlanta
Austin
Baltimore
Bangkok
Barcelona (BCN)
Boston
Brussels
Buffalo
Chicago (ORD & MDW)
Cincinnati (Temporarily Unavailable)
Cleveland
Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW & DAL)
Denver
Detroit
Dubai
Dublin
Dusseldorf
Ft. Lauderdale
Fort Myers
Grand Rapids
Guam
Guatemala City
Hartford

Honolulu 
Houston (IAH & HOU)
Indianapolis
Jackson, MS
Jacksonville
Kansas City
Lagos
Las Vegas
London-LHR*
Los Angeles
Madrid*
Manchester-MAN
Malaga (AGP)
Memphis
Miami
Milan
Milwaukee
Minneapolis
Nashville
New Orleans
New York (JFK & LGA)
Newark
Orange County-SNA
Orlando
Palm Beach
Paris-CDG
Pensacola
Philadelphia
Phoenix

Pittsburgh
Portland-PDX
Prague
Providence-PVD
Punta Cana
Raleigh/Durham
Rome
Salt Lake City
San Antonio
San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose-SJC
San Juan, PR-SJU
San Salvador
Seattle
Shanghai
Shannon
Spokane
St. Louis
Stuttgart
Sydney
Tampa
Tokyo (NRT & HND)
Tucson
Tulsa
Venice
Washington (IAD & DCA)
Zurich

The designated frequent traveler security lines are offered during peak times in select cities for Diamond, Platinum, Gold Medallions, Virgin Australia Velocity Platinum, Virgin Australia Velocity Gold members, Delta Reserve Credit Card Members, and those customers traveling in Delta One®, First, or Business Class. When traveling from these cities, please look for Delta personnel to direct you to these lines.

The locations of these lines are subject to change.