Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport Little Rock

Airlines & Flights

Holiday Travel Tips

Thanks for choosing Clinton National Airport this holiday season.  Find tips from TSA below on making your journey more enjoyable. Also check TSA's website for general screening info.   

What is TSA Pre✓™? 

It allows eligible travelers to receive expedited screening. In layman’s terms, it means you get through security really fast. The average wait time in TSA Pre✓ lanes is under 5 minutes! Even if a TSA Pre✓™ line looks longer, they move much faster than a standard lane. For TSA Pre✓™ travelers, there is no need to remove shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. If you haven’t already, apply now and then then finish enrollment at Clinton National Airport.

Travel Tips

Arrive Prepared: You should take the time to arrive early to the airport to allow enough time to park, get your boarding pass, check your baggage and go through the security checkpoint.  Airlines recommend arriving at the airport two hours before a domestic flight. 

Packing Tips: Be sure to check packing guidelines for helpful info. before you zip that suitcase. 

TSA Pre® Not Reflected on Boarding Pass: If you’re looking at your boarding pass and you don’t see the TSA Pre✓® indicator even though you’re an approved trusted traveler, we’re here to help! Get live assistance by tweeting @AskTSA or via Facebook Messenger. The AskTSA team can help resolve any issues. If you prefer to call, you can reach out the TSA contact center

Prohibited Items: Make sure your items are allowed by using the “Can I Bring My…” tool to enter the item you want to pack. It will tell you whether you can pack it in your carry-on or checked bag. You may also refer to our prohibited items list. If you still can’t find the answer, reach out to our @AskTSA team via Twitter or Facebook Messenger and they’ll get back to you right away with an answer. You can even send them a photograph of the item in question. If you’re grabbing a bag, suitcase, briefcase, jacket or other item you haven’t used in a while, be sure to give it the once-over so you don’t accidentally take something prohibited to the checkpoint. Many people who have brought guns, ammunition, knives and other prohibited items say that they did so unknowingly. So far this year, more than 2,000 firearms have been discovered in carry-on bags across the country. 

E-Cigarettes: E-cigarettes and vape pens are only allowed in carry-on bags. They’re prohibited in checked bags due to their lithium battery’s propensity to catch fire.

Wrapped Gifts are Allowed, but Not Encouraged: If there’s something in the gift that needs to be inspected, TSA may have to open it. Officers try their best not to mangle the gift wrap, but it’s not a guarantee and it also slows down the line for everybody else. 

Liquids, Gels & Aerosols: If you’re checking a bag, make your life simple by packing liquids in your checked baggage. You’re allowed to take as many 3.4 ounce or smaller sized containers that will fit in one sealed, clear, quart-sized zip-top bag – and one bag per person. Make sure you take the zip-top bag out of your carry-on prior to sending it through the X-ray. 

  • Deodorant: Stick deodorant is not limited to 3.4 oz or less, but gel or spray deodorant is.
  • Makeup: Any liquid makeup cosmetics such as eyeliner, nail polish, liquid foundation, etc., should be placed in the baggie. That goes for perfume as well. Powder makeup is fine.

Beverages: Wine, liquor, beer and all of your favorite beverages are permitted in your checked baggage. You can also bring beverages packaged in 3.4 oz or less bottles in your carry-on in the liquids bag. Just because you can pack alcohol doesn’t mean that you can drink them on the flight. FAA regulations state that “No person may drink any alcoholic beverage aboard an aircraft unless the certificate holder operating the aircraft has served that beverage.”

Foods:  Check TSA's what can I bring function on their website to find out what's allowed.  

Shaving Razors: Certain razors are permitted. Learn which razors you can fly with. 

Blades: Anything with blades, points or spikes should be placed in your checked baggage. This includes knives of all sizes, as well as blender and food processor blades. Nail clippers and corkscrews are permitted, but models with blades attached are prohibited. 

Forgotten or Lost IDs:  You will still be allowed to fly as long as you help TSA verify you are who you say you are by answering a few questions. 

Medication: One of the more popular questions we get from travelers is: “Can I travel with my medication?” The answer is yes with some qualifiers. 

Traveling With Children: Did you know that children 12 and under can keep their shoes on? Read about the screening process and how to best pack for your child