Baltimore-Washington Airport Info to Make Travel Easier

Baltimore-Washington Airport Info to Make Traveling Easier

BWI is one of the easier major city airports to deal with: It’s small, with about a third of the passengers large regional hubs; it’s easy to get to from multiple major cities; and it’s easier to navigate than Reagan National. Even so, some tips always make air travel easier.

Popular Travel Times:

  • Busiest times and days to travel: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. In general, early mornings (6:00-8:00 AM) are busiest.


Busiest Times: Weekdays 7:00-9:00 AM, 3:00-5:00 PM.

Security Tips and Checkpoint Wait Times

  • TSA screening times vary, depending day of the week and time of day. Always allow at least 20 minutes for security, but you can do a same-day check of screening line times at:
  • BWI is open 24 hours, but TSA security checkpoints are open from 3:45 AM (Concourse D) to 11:30 PM (Concourses A, B and C). Concourse E closing times will vary due to military departures.
  • Make TSA screening easier on everyone:
    • Have your boarding pass and ID in hand when you get to the front of the line.
    • Wear slip off shoes and a light coat, weather permitting.
    • Liquids must be less than 3.4 ounces, bottles must fit in 1 quart bags, and be placed in a bin for screening. Carry an empty water bottle and fill it at a drinking fountain once you’re past security.
    • Have laptops and large tech items easily accessible
    • Use TSA Pre-Check ( for a fast and easy screening process (short lines, no shoe removal, no liquid checks, no computer removals)


BWI offers free WiFi throughout the airport.

Food & Drink at BWI:

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon will points be added to my account?

Points are added within 48 hours after you exit the facility.

How can I update my credit card?

Log in to your Frequent Parker account and select the Express Pass tab. The web page that opens gives you the option to edit your payment information. After entering the new information click save the changes.

I made a reservation, then signed up for the Frequent Parker card, can I add the reservation to my account?

Yes. Log in to your Frequent Parker account. On the Account Information page, please click Associate Reservation with My Account. The information on your reservation receipt is all you need.

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