HOUSTON — Due to staffing issues associated with the partial shutdown of the federal government, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoint and the ticketing counter in Terminal B at George Bush Intercontinental Airport will remain closed until further notice.
Flights scheduled to depart from and arrive at Terminal B will operate as normal. Passengers with flights scheduled to depart from Terminal B are being directed to the ticket counters and TSA checkpoints located in Terminal C and Terminal E.
For passengers flying out of Terminal B, once checked in and through security at Terminal C or Terminal E, they can walk or take the Skyway tram to Terminal B to reach their departing gate. Passengers can utilize the interactive terminal map available on fly2houston.com or the terminal maps available on the interactive visitor kiosks to help navigate their way back to Terminal B. Map information on fly2houston.com can be found at this link.
There are six TSA security lanes at Bush Airport still operating as normal. To check on the average time it is taking for passengers to move through screening at those location, check at this link.
Passengers are encouraged to arrive early and give themselves extra time to check in for their flights and to clear the security checkpoints. For domestic flights, passengers should arrive at the airport two hours before their flight. For international flights, passengers should arrive at the airport three hours before their flight.
Passengers choosing to use the Terminal B parking garage can still do so and use the terminal subway system to reach either Terminal C or Terminal E to check in and go through security screening.
Updates on the status of the security checkpoints at both Bush Airport and William P. Hobby Airport can be found at fly2houston.com.