Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport Little Rock

Airlines & Flights

Holiday Travel Tips

Thanks for choosing Clinton National Airport this holiday season.  Below, find tips from TSA on making your journey more enjoyable. 

What is TSA Pre✓™? 

TSA Pre✓™ allows eligible travelers to receive expedited screening. In otherwords, it means you get through security really fast. The average wait time in TSA Pre✓™ lanes is under five 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, lap-tops, liquids, belts, and light jackets. If you haven’t already, apply now and you can finish enrollment at Clinton National Airport.

Travel Tips

Arrive Prepared: You should arrive early to the airport to allow enough time to park, get your boarding pass, check your baggage, and go through the security checkpoint. If you are not yet enrolled in TSA Pre✓™ we recommend arriving at the airport 90 minutes before your domestic flight.

Parking:  We offer several convenient parking options. Click here for a map with a list of options.

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

TSA Pre✓® Not Reflected on Boarding Pass: If you’re looking at your boarding pass and 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 the item can be packed in your carry-on or checked bag. You may also refer to TSA’s 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.

Firearms: Guns are allowed in checked bags only, and must be declared to an airline representative at the ticket counter. They must be unloaded and placed in a locked, hard-sided container.   

Electronics:  Items larger than a cell phone must be removed from your bag, and placed in a bin at the security checkpoint, unless you’re enrolled in TSA Pre™.

E-Cigarettes: E-cigarettes and vaping pens are only allowed in carry-on bags. They’re prohibited in checked bags due to their lithium battery’s risk of catching fire.

Liquids, Gels & Aerosols: If you’re checking a bag, make your life simple by packing liquids in your checked baggage. That way, you don’t have to worry about the liquids rules. 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 – 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. 

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. However, 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: While most cakes, pies, bread, donuts, fruits, vegetables and even turkeys are allowed, please double check TSA’s list to ensure your food items are prohibited. 

Wrapped Gifts: You may bring wrapped gifts in your baggage; however, if a wrapped gift alarms, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concerns it may need to be unwrapped for additional screening. Consider using a gift bag instead of traditional wrapping paper to simplify the screening process of gifts.

Dry Ice: Find out how to travel with dry ice to keep your favorite items preserved while traveling. 

Forgotten or Lost IDs: If you have lost or forgotten your ID, 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. 

Batteries: You can’t go anywhere without some kind of battery these days. Learn about what types of batteries you may travel with. 

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

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

Restaurants:  The airport offers both full-service and quick-serve options. Click here for details.

Mother’s Nursing Room is now available in the concourse near gate 3.

We now offer a Service Animal Relief Area located within the concourse near the security checkpoint.

Not familiar with the airport layout? Download our terminal map.

For all other questions, please call us at 501-372-3439 or email us.