Consejos para viajar Tips to make your next flight easier.

Here's some of our best advice for planning ahead to make your airport and security checkpoint experience as simple as possible.

Go digital

Download and use the Alaska Airlines app to save time at the ticket counter. Store your reservations, check in and receive digital boarding passes, track your flight status, get notifications about your flight, change to earlier or later flights (if available), and so much more. Don’t have the app? You can still Regístrese por Internet.

For international trips, try Mobile Passport control – an app designed to speed up entry into the United States.

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Connect to inflight Wi-Fi and continue going digital after takeoff.

Browse, stream, and chat on most flights with our inflight Wi-Fi. Once you've switched to airplane mode, simply connect to our Wi-Fi network and visit

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Know when to arrive at the airport

Give yourself plenty of time to get to and through the airport. Parking, checking bags and getting through security can take longer during peak travel times. Use our airport guides to find your departure airport’s recommended arrival time which will help you get checked in and to the boarding gate before the cut-off time.

Be prepared for TSA screening

Have your boarding pass and valid ID ready to hand to the agent.

Remove outwear, belts, large metal jewelry, shoes and the contents of your pockets, before getting to scanner so they can be quickly placed in a bin.

Liquids and any personal electronic devices larger than a cell phone must be removed from your bags and placed in a separate bin for screening. And don’t forget to empty your water bottles.


Starting May 3, 2023, every flyer 18 years or older will need a REAL ID-compliant form of identification to fly within the United States.

Apply for a REAL ID-compliant ID, like an enhanced driver’s license or U.S. passport card, early to make sure you have your documents in time for your travel plans.

Check out your state or territory’s REAL ID page.

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Join a trusted traveler program

Membership in programs like TSA Pre-Check®, Global Entry, Nexus or SENTRI allow you access to the faster security screening lanes at participating airports, where you don't have to remove your shoes, belts, or light jackets, and your 3-1-1 liquids bag and laptop can stay in your carry-on.

Smart packing saves time and money

Know the carry-on limit

You are allowed one carry-on bag that measures up to 22" x 14" x 9" including wheels and handles, plus one smaller personal item. Anything additional or larger must be checked. Read our specific guidelines for carry-on baggage y nuestra política de equipaje documentado para obtener más información.

Know what items are a no-go

As you pack, reference the prohibited and restricted items checklist, and make sure you know what's in your suitcase. Be especially aware of restrictions regarding lithium ion batteries, and devices that use them – including smart bags/self-propelled luggage.

Got liquids?

The TSA liquids rule allows you to carry one quart-sized bag of liquids - aerosols, gels, creams and pastes that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item - through the security checkpoint. Be sure to keep the liquids bag easily accessible, so that it's simple for you to drop it into the security bin. If you have additional or larger liquids, you’ll need to check them.

Extra assistance

Servicios accesibles

Many of our servicios accesibles can be requested online when booking or managing your reservation. Our dedicated accessible services line is also available at 1-800-503-0101 (dial 711 for relay services).

Plan to arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure when requesting accessible services and let us know about your requirements at each point of contact.

If you’re traveling with a service animal, let us know ahead of time as documentation must be completed and processed at least 48 hours before your flight.


Traveling with kids or letting your kids travel alone can be an adventure. Keep the adventure fun for both you and your child traveler by carefully review our policies and recommendations for viajar con bebés y niños.

viajes con mascotas

Check Alaska Airlines políticas de viajes con mascotas well in advance of your pet's trip to find out about health certificate and kennel requirements, breed-restrictions, and any limitations on travel to your destination.

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Chat or text us with your questions/Fly for all App

Fly for All - our free mobile app designed for those with cognitive and developmental disabilities, first-time flyers, and unaccompanied minors, available now on the App Store   and  Google Play.

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