Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration
(TSA) has instituted standardized screening procedures at airports across the country.
The TSA offers specific information to familiarize you with these procedures. The
TSA also has provided a comprehensive list of Traveler Tips and Prohibited Items.
The Department of Homeland Security,
as needed, will dictate specific measures to augment the Airport's existing security.
All travelers should be prepared to adhere to any changes in security or alert levels
– Elevated or Imminent.
Specifically, increased levels of alert may initiate any or all of the following
- Increased uniformed law enforcement presence in public areas
- Increased patrols of the Airport's perimeter
- Random inspections of vehicles entering the Airport roadways and parking lots
Details on every security measure cannot be outlined because of confidentiality.
Whenever possible, timely information will be shared in order to prepare travelers
in advance of their arrival.
Additional Security-Related Tips
- Arrive Early: Longer lines and wait times may result because of increased security
measures. Plan to arrive two (2) hours prior to flight departures. Passengers are
strongly encouraged to check with their respective airlines to verify schedules
before coming to the Airport.
- Have ID and Tickets Ready: Ticketed passengers with photo identifications (IDs)
will be allowed past security checkpoints to boarding areas. Passengers embarking
on ticketless travel must either carry printed proof of their ticket purchases (e.g.,
a printed itinerary) or check in at the ticket counter.
- Curb Alert: Curbside parking is not permitted. Unattended curbside vehicles will
be ticketed and may be towed. Occupied vehicles at the curb will be asked to circle
around unless actively loading or unloading passengers. Check the Parking section
of this Web site for additional information on
passenger pick-up and drop-off.
- Stay Informed: Tune into 1690 AM on your radio for security-related travel tips,
including check-in updates, lists of banned and permitted items, and other important
information. Continue to check this web site for the latest Airport security information.
Here is a list of the various local agencies and organizations dedicated to helping
the San Diego community.
Charter Services/Corporate Aviation
San Diego International Airport is primarily a commercial aviation facility. However,
exclusively provides a full range of services for corporate aviation, commercial
carriers and non-scheduled carriers, from its 11-acre, on-site facility. And the
company recently launched new Charter Service, in 2003. For more information, call
Jimsair at 619.298.7704.
Federal Inspection Services / U.S. Customs
The U.S. Federal Inspection Agencies operating at San Diego International Airport
include the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service and the U.S. Public Health Service.
Customs and Border Protection (619) 652-9966 Ext: 100
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 619.557.5063
U.S. Public Health Service 310.215.2365
The San Diego Fire Department
also provides airport emergency services. In case of emergency only, dial 9-1-1.
For all other matters call Emergency Services at 619.686.8000.
The San Diego Harbor Police provide
continuous patrols of San Diego International Airport responding to various crimes
within the airport and aboard aircraft landing and taking off from Lindbergh Field.
Emergency: (619) 686-8000 or (619) 223-1133
Non-Emergency: (619) 686-6272