Departures Information at Chicago Airport

Midway International Airport offers both international and domestic flights.

For international travelers, there are Information Booths stationed at several locations throughout the terminals. For an interactive map of Airport information, booth locations visit here: https://www.flychicago.com/midway/map/pages/default.aspx

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) handles and manages all the aspects of the security checkpoints at Midway International Airport.

The TSA checkpoints operate at Midway from 3:30 AM to 11:00 PM every day.

If you want to save yourself time for your departure it is also advised to: Ensure there are no prohibited items in the luggage; Have a valid identification and boarding pass out before arriving at the travel document checker; Remove liquids and large electronics from carry-on baggage; Remove footwear. Outwear, bulky jewelry and empty all pockets while waiting in line;

To be sure that the items you carry are not prohibited, travelers can use the “When I fly I can bring my…” search tool on https://tsa.gov. This is the tool that helps travelers be sure what is allowed and prohibited both in carry-on and checked in luggage.

If your flight is canceled and you have to spend a night at Midway International Airport, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will provide you with passenger Amenity Kit to make your stay more comfortable.

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