Lincoln Airport Extends TSA Checkpoint Hours
The Lincoln Airport Authority (LincolnAirport.com) is now opening TSA checkpoints 75 minutes prior to flight departures in an effort to provide passengers with the necessary time to accommodate TSA’s new Enhanced Accessibility Proper Screening (EAPS) program. This program took effect Monday, March 19.
EAPS is a new security checkpoint process that requires passengers to allow TSA attendants to screen cell phones and all electronic devices larger than a cell phone prior to boarding. Signage will be posted regarding this new protocol, and verbal instruction will be provided to passengers by TSA officers working checkpoints.
TSA will also screen passengers’ carry-on items more thoroughly for food and organic items. If suspected or found, a bag search may occur.
TSA screens approximately 4.9 million carry-on bags for explosives and other dangerous items daily. For more information on TSA’s carry-on baggage screening policies, visit tsa.gov/travel/security-screening.
Travelers can find the latest updates on flight schedules and information on parking and airport services at LincolnAirport.com. More specific information regarding security regulations and procedures are available at TSA.gov.