Before Leaving For The Airport
» Know your airline’s specific baggage and carry-on policies and fees
» Always check your flight status directly with your airline before leaving for the airport.
Fresno Yosemite International Airport encourages travelers to plan ahead and arrive at the Airport at least 2 hours prior to departure time for domestic flights, and 3 hours for international flights. This will allow ample time to park and complete the check-in and security screening process, and will ensure arrival at your gate in time to catch your flight. Early morning flights may require extra time due to the heavier travel volume. Airlines have check-in and boarding cut-off times and will close passenger check-in at least 30-40 minutes prior to scheduled departures.
Be Prepared for Security Screening
Airport security screening is operated by the TSA under the Department of Homeland Security and serves to protect the nation’s transportation systems. Passengers are encouraged to become familiar with TSA guidelines and policies. Please visit the TSA website for more information.
Consider TSA Pre✔® for Expedited Screening
TSA Pre✔® is a pre-screening initiative that allows travelers the ability to move through security checkpoints with greater efficiency and ease when traveling. Travelers can pre-enroll online and complete the application process at the Fresno pre-check enrollment center. For additional information including eligible travelers and participating airlines or to enroll please visit TSA Pre✔®.
The Fresno TSA Pre✔® enrollment center is located at 2915 Tulare Street. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
TSA incorporates unpredictable security measures throughout the Airport and no passenger is guaranteed expedited screening.
Know the “3-1-1” Rule for Liquid Carry-Ons
The amount of liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes you may carry through the security checkpoints is restricted by the TSA. This is also known as the 3-1-1 Rule. You may take:
» 3 ounce (100ml) or smaller size containers of liquids or gels
» 1 quart-size clear plastic zip-top bag to hold the 3oz containers of liquid
» 1 bag per traveler
If in doubt, put your liquids in checked luggage. Items exceeding the 3-1-1 rule for liquid carry-on will be confiscated by TSA.
Declare Larger Carry-On Liquids
The items listed below are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding 3 ounces and are not required to be in a zip-top bag. Passengers are requested to declare these items for inspection at security screening:
» Prescription and over-the-counter medications
» Baby formula, breast milk and juice
» Liquids including water, juice, or liquid nutrition or gels for passengers with a disability or medical condition
Know the “1+1” Rule for Carry-Ons:
You are allowed one carry-on bag and one personal item – such as a laptop computer, purse, small backpack, briefcase, or camera case – through security screening and onto the aircraft.
Expect to Put All Items through the X-ray
Be prepared to place cell phones, keys, pagers, etc. in a carry-on bag, take laptops out of their carrying case, and take coats, jackets and shoes off for X-ray inspection.
Prepare for Holidays and Peak Travel Seasons
» Expect delays and allow extra time during peak travel times.
» Do not wrap gifts. Gifts are subject to search, even if placed in checked baggage.
» Check your flight status directly with your airline as increased passenger travel may affect airline schedules.