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Security Checkpoint wait times for a tuesday 815 am flight?

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Security Checkpoint wait times for a tuesday 815 am flight?

We plan on getting to the airport around 6:30am, how are the lines typically? We are pondering purchasing an add-on with our airline that we an access the priority security line.

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1. Re: Security Checkpoint wait times for a tuesday 815 am flight?

Not worth it at that hour, unless it's a particularly unusual travel day (e.g. day before a major holiday, or in the middle of a security scare with enhanced screening).

Here's the real-time wait tracker: www.flydulles.com/iad/security-information

Before 7 AM the wait is usually 5 to 15 minutes at the "regular" lines, and 0 to 5 minutes at pre-check. Do check between east and west, as the three minute walk from one to the other can sometimes save you 10 or 15 minutes in line.

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2. Re: Security Checkpoint wait times for a tuesday 815 am flight?

Awesome, thanks warthog! We are traveling this coming Tuesday so we will gladly save the $50. :)

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