Des Moines international airport has TSA security, which recommends travelers to arrive at the airport 2 hours before their flight departure. Because different security procedures may take a long time, if you are checking your luggage, you will need to use your airline counter to check-in.
Ticket counters are located near the baggage claim, at the south end of the terminal.
The security checkpoint opens at 3:45 a.m each day. The airline ticket counters opening hour depends on their earliest flight for the day. After the trip, the ticket counters close and re-open 2 hours before the next flight.
For confirmation of electronic tickets, A photo ID is required. For your identification, it is necessary to provide a valid driver's license or a government identification card that includes a photo or a physical description.
The best proof of U.S. citizenship is the US passport. There are Other documents to prove U.S. citizenship, including a certified copy of your U.S. birth certificate, an expired U.S. passport, a Certificate of Citizenship, or a Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States. Children under18 traveling with their parents are not required to show identification.
Security screening checkpoint
The screening procedure is a part of the security procedures. The process is intended to prevent dangerous and prohibited items from the airport area. Passengers are required to go through the security screening, remove personal things such as metal-made belongings or electronic devices from their carry-on luggage and place them into the bin. However, Only ticketed passengers are allowed to pass through Security Screening. There is a visual inspection of all the bags. Also, the packages and carry-on bags pass through the x-ray machines.
TSA security provides TSA Pre-program, which allows low-risk travelers to enjoy their travel and go through TSA screening easily and quickly.