Transportation Security Administration at BMI has its security procedures and security measures. BMI TSA security recommends passengers arrive at the airport two hours before their departure flight, to have enough time for check-in, check baggage, for the security screening and boarding. BMI security times are approximate and can be based on several factors, such as flight delay or weather changes. The BMI TSA Security Checkpoint opens at 4:30 a.m.
Security screening is a part of the procedures, and Passengers are required to go through the body scanner, Their items are also scanned separately. The security procedure is intended to prevent dangerous and prohibited things and remove them from the airport area. Some dangerous things such as Aerosols and metal belongings are not allowed in carry-on bags; however, if they are not labeled as hazardous materials, they are allowed in checked bags.
Bloomington Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal hosts enrollment center for the TSA Precheck expedited screening program. The Transportation Security Administration offers a particular application to identify low-risk air travelers. BMI TSA precheck travelers don't need to remove their items such as shoes, coats, liquids, laptops when going through security screening. TSA precheck applicants are required to provide U.S Citizenship documentation and proof of identity. Fee for five years service is $85; Travelers can pay by cash or credit card. TSA Precheck makes the traveling process easier.
To travel, Passengers at BMI airports have to provide the following documents for identification:
- U.S. passport
- U.S. passport card
- Border crossing card
- Foreign government-issued passport
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services enrollment Authorization Card.
- State-issued Enhanced Driver's License.
- Federally recognized tribal-issued ID.
Children under 18 are not required to provide identification when traveling within the United States.