At Corpus Christi C.R.P. Airport based on several factors, including severe weather, TSA staffing, airport construction, the security wait times may vary.

The TSA recommends all air travelers to arrive at the airport before the scheduled flight deviation, and as a guide to assist in travel planning, has provided security checkpoint waiting time information. Passengers have to be sure to check with their airline for possible changes to flight schedules as well as ticket counter wait times. Please be aware that each airline has stricter required arrival times and a recommended arrival time.

All airlines demand that you arrive at the flight's departure gate, the check-in counter, and even in your assigned seat and onboard in a specific amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure. Most airlines' states of carriage state that with many of failure to arrive before the flight's scheduled departure time at the check-in counter.

TSA PreCheck

TSA PreCheck offers travelers expedited screening in Corpus Christi International Airport. Pre-Checkers are often sent through shorter lines and during the screening process are allowed to keep their shoes and light jackets on and electronics inside their carry-on luggage and their 3-1-1 liquids.

Legal Identification

All passengers, traveling domestic or international flights, are legally required to present valid identification at security checkpoints, ticket counters, or boarding gates. Make sure to carry your I.D. or passport with you at all times and keep it close.

Note: REAL ID-compliant identification will be required for all security checkpoints starting on October 1, 2020.

Departure Terminals

Corpus Christi International Airport has one main terminal, and it is the passenger terminal called Hayden W. Head Terminal, designed by Gensler. It has only six gates and is easy to navigate. After hurricane Irma,the terminal is presently fully operational because it received only minor damage.