The Busiest Times of Day For Security Checks At 10 Major US Airports

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Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a newbie to flying, everyone can agree that the airport security check line is “hit or miss.” Here are the busiest times of day for security

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Although it is never a bad idea to play it safe, knowing the busiest times of the day to go through security can help improve the overall airport experience. 

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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

– Busiest time of day: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Average reported wait time: 19 minutes

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– Busiest time of day: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Average reported wait time: 24 minutes

Miami International Airport (MIA)

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Founded in 1928, Miami International Airport (MIA) is America’s busiest airport for international passengers and freight. Last year, J.D. Power named it the best mega-airport in North America,ranking it #1 in baggage claim.

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– Busiest time of day: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Average reported wait time: 25 minutes

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

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This airport is on the larger side, with more than eight terminals. The airport moves 60 million passengers a year. It can sometimes be crazy busy just beware. 

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