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Hidden TBIT L1 TSA security for transit passengers still open

Hidden TBIT L1 TSA security for transit passengers still open

Old Jan 23, 20, 4:05 pm
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Hidden TBIT L1 TSA security for transit passengers still open

For those stuck flying a non PreCheck carrier out of TBIT, the "transit" security entrance on the south (left) side of the arrivals level in TBIT is still up and running. During the Christmas holiday my family and I were flying on Fiji and saw the normal lines bursting at the seams, so we took the elevator down to Arrivals level and entered the secret "transit" (but open to anyone) TSA checkpoint. There was a "bouncer" at the front to make it look like the checkpoint was closed. Of course, when asked, they let us in. The ID checker seemed to be genuinely disappointed to have to work, and the bag checkers also tried to make life miserable for anyone who dare intrude upon their secret lair. Nevertheless, we passed through in minutes and avoided the heavy lines at the normal entry point. 👍
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Old Jan 24, 20, 11:30 am
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It's open, but the hours are limited. It's usually closed for the late evening/midnight Trans Pacific departures.

It's usually set up for heavy arrival times for connecting passengers as passengers have to re-clear to connect, not departure times where any connecting passengers are already airside as they're likely to be from domestic flights.
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