ARRIVAL TIME » TSA recommends that you arrive 2 hours prior to scheduled departure for check in and security processing for domestic flights and 3 hours prior for international flights.
TERMINAL ACCESS » Only ticketed passengers are allowed past security checkpoints. Once through the security checkpoint, access to all concessions and retail options in both Terminal A and Terminal B is available to all travelers. There are no concessions or retail options in the International Arrivals Facility.
TSA Pre✓ » SJC now has TSA Pre✓ at both terminals. TSA Pre✓ allows you to keep shoes, belts and light jackets on and your 3-1-1 bags and laptops in their carry-ons when going through the security checkpoint. The program allows low-risk travelers to experience faster, more efficient screening at participating U.S. airport checkpoints for domestic and international travel including SJC. To find out more about TSA Pre✓ and if you qualify, visit http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck. TSA Pre✓ is currently offered at SJC during peak hours only, but TSA will expand their hours as the program grows.
As the result of the ongoing partnership with the Department of Defense, the TSA will officially extend TSA Pre✓ expedited screening benefits to all U.S. Armed Forces service members. Service members, including those serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard will be able to enjoy the benefits of this expedited screening program at more than 100 participating airports when flying on nine major U.S. airlines including at SJC.
3-1-1 FOR CARRY-ONS »
3.4 ounce bottle or less (by volume); 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3.4 oz. container size is a security measure. (Additional Information)
CARRY-ONS » Passengers are limited to one carry-on bag and one personal item (a purse, briefcase or laptop).
LAPTOPS » Unless using a TSA-approved “checkpoint friendly” laptop case, all passengers carrying on laptop computers are required to remove the computer from its case for inspection at security checkpoints.
SURRENDERED ITEMS/VOLUNTARILY ABANDONED PROPERTY »
All prohibited items surrendered at the security checkpoints are routinely collected by representatives of a company contracted by TSA and are ultimately recycled, destroyed or donated.
ELECTRONIC DEVICES » All cell phones and pagers will need to pass through the x-ray detector for screening.
CAMERA EQUIPMENT » All camera equipment is subject to search. Film is exempt from the x-ray detector. However, it must be physically inspected and swabbed by the Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) machine. When you arrive at the Security Checkpoint, please notify the TSA personnel if you have undeveloped film.
MEDICATIONS INCLUDING MEDICAL MARIJUANA » Medication and related supplies are normally X-rayed. However, as a customer service, TSA now allows you the option of requesting a visual inspection of your medication and associated supplies.
You must request a visual inspection before the screening process begins; otherwise your medications and supplies will undergo X-ray inspection.
If you would like to take advantage of this option, please have your medication and associated supplies separated from your other property in a separate pouch/bag when you approach the Security Officer at the walk-through metal detector.
Request the visual inspection and hand your medication pouch/bag to the Security Officer.
In order to prevent contamination or damage to medication and associated supplies and/or fragile medical materials, you will be asked at the security checkpoint to display, handle, and repack your own medication and associated supplies during the visual inspection process.
Any medication and/or associated supplies that cannot be cleared visually must be submitted for X-ray screening. If you refuse, you will not be permitted to carry your medications and related supplies into the sterile area.
Travelers may be asked to show their prescription for medical marijuana.
INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS » Upon arriving at SJC on an international flight (Gates 15 & 16), all passengers will be required to pick up their luggage in the baggage claim area of the International Arrivals Facility and then go through customs. Due to security regulations, there is no internal meet and greet area in the International Arrivals Facility. There is a small outside seating area in front of the facility.
UNATTENDED VEHICLES » Unattended vehicles at curb side will be cited and towed away immediately.
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