Named the Best Government Mobile App from the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council, and earning TSA recognition as one of the Top 15 Government IT Innovators, “MyTSA” provides 24/7 access to information that passengers frequently request from TSA.
With “MyTSA”, you can:
+ Quickly search which items you can bring with you through the checkpoint onto the airplane.
+ Request live assistance from TSA through the AskTSA social media integration.
+ Check how historically busy the airport will be on your specific day and time of travel.
+ Check crowd-sourced TSA security checkpoints wait times at the airport of your choice.
+ Add your own TSA security checkpoints wait time for others to see (NOTE: You must be at the airport in order to report wait times).
+ Check the delay information and current weather conditions at your favorite airports nationwide.
+ Consult the TSA Guide on how to prepare for and get through the security checkpoint quickly.
+ Discover which airports and airlines support TSA PreCheck®, and learn how to sign-up.
Various bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Thought it'd be better for checking security lines
Seems to rely on people uploading their wait times in security lines to give wait estimates. That's not a good model. A) folks not great at guessing wait times, B) I know I'm usually more focused on getting my shoes and belt back on than updating the TSA app with an accurate assessment of my wait time.
Does TSA not track this? Why can't that info be made more accessible? I would think it'd make their job easier by giving people option to choose least busy security checkpoint, spreading things around more efficiently.
Can’t change default airport
This seems like it can be useful, but I can’t find a way to remove the default closest airport, which I never use, or at least drop it below the ones I actually fly from. The what can I bring list is helpful; there are things there I wouldn’t even have thought to ask about. I’ll revisit this after my holiday travels and adjust the rating if appropriate. Three stars for now, meaning average.
Valuable for one feature
I downloaded this for the TSA wait times, which sadly are not useful, at least for my home airport since it relies on user uploads (often days ago). If this gets tied into a live data feed this will become a great feature.
But still very useful due to general airport status, including a map display. Let's you quickly see where delays are occurring. UPDATE: this feature was dropped in the latest update. (Or at least I can't find it). Changing my rating to one star.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for providing your feedback! We appreciate hearing which features are important to you. We hope you find the recent improvements in the wait times feature, as well as the integration of the airport histograms, useful and relevant. Now, not only does the MyTSA app displays an average of recently reported wait times, but it also uses historical data to let you know how busy the airport may be when you plan to arrive. The airport delay status is still included on your dashboard for your favorite airports, but if you’re missing the map view of the entire US, try visiting http://www.fly.faa.gov. Thanks again for your comments!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.