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1. Can I still use my driver's license to fly? (REAL ID Extension)

Your Oklahoma driver's license is an acceptable form of ID to board commercial aircraft until January 22, 2018. 

The January deadline is the result of an extension the State received last fall. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned that failure, by the State, to act on legislation committing Oklahoma to the REAL ID requirements, could result in the denial of future extension requests. In March 2017, Oklahoma passed legislation to comply.  The State is waiting to hear from DHS about an additional extension. 

At this time, Oklahoma driver's licenses are valid for domestic travel through January 22, 2018. 

More information about the REAL ID enforcement can be found on the Department of Homeland Security website. You can also visit the DHS Rumor Control page for updates.

The REAL ID factsheet provides additional information as does TSA’s FAQ’s and the DHS Brief.

REAL ID Fact Sheet (PDF)

2. What items can I carry on the airplane?

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the airlines allow one carry-on bag and one personal item (such as a purse or laptop) to be carried on board the aircraft.  The size of a carry-on must meet airlines guidelines.  Those guidelines can be found on the individual carrier’s website.


No liquids or gels larger than three ounces in size may be taken through the checkpoint.  Any liquid, gel or aerosol must be in a container three ounces or less in size and all containers must fit into one, quart-sized, zip-top bag.


A comprehensive list of items prohibited in carryon and checked baggage can be found at tsa.gov.  Some items may not be a security threat but are a hazardous material when transported by air such as lighter fluid or aerosol spray starch.  To find out if an item is considered a hazardous or dangerous good, go to faa.gov/go/packsafe.

3. Can I pull my car in front of the terminal and wait for my passenger?

The curbside lanes in front of the terminal building are designated for active loading and unloading, meaning if persons are not at the curbside ready to get in or out of the vehicle, the driver will be asked to move on. Drivers who are not actively loading or unloading passengers or luggage may be issued a ticket. Vehicles left unattended will be ticketed and potentially towed.


The airport encourages people to take advantage of the hourly parking garage where the first hour is free, or one of the three cell phone waiting areas. If using the cell phone waiting areas, drivers should wait until their passenger calls from the curb to go to the terminal.

4. What if I need special assistance or have a child that is flying alone?

The airlines will allow a parent or caregiver to accompany a child or person who needs physical assistance to the gate. That person will be required to check in at the ticket counter and obtain a pass. A person without a pass will not be allowed to pass through the checkpoint.

5. What time should I get to the airport?

Will Rogers World Airport and all of the airlines recommend arriving at the airport one and a half hours prior to the departure time of your flight.

6. Can I park at the airport?
Yes. There are several parking options. Hourly parking is for people who will only be in the terminal a short time. The fee is $1/hour or $24/day, but the first hour of the first day is free. Long-term parking options include: 5-Story Covered Garage, $7/day; Lot #3 Long-Term Semi-Covered Shuttle, $6/day; Lot #2 Long-Term Shuttle, $5/day; Lot #1 Long-Term Remote Shuttle, $4/day
8. Do I need a boarding pass to get through the security checkpoint?

Yes. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires that all passengers have a boarding pass and a photo ID to pass through the security checkpoint. Passengers will need to check in at the ticket counter or at one of the automated kiosks located at or near the ticket counters. Some airlines do issue boarding passes via the internet.

7. If I can't go to the gate, where do I wait for my guest?
Those seeing people off or picking up guests must wait in the area just before the security checkpoint. There is a sign that designates how far you can go. Because of the way Will Rogers airport is set up, all people exiting the concourses must exit the same way. So you won't miss your passenger.
Questions About Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT)?

Q. What is advanced imaging technology?
A. Advanced imaging technology safely screens passengers for both metallic and non-metallic threats, including weapons and explosives, which may be concealed under a passengers’ clothing without physical contact.

Q. Does imaging technology work?
A. Yes. Imaging technology is a highly effective security tool, which can detect both metallic and non-metallic items that may pose a threat to aviation security. AIT is a proven technology and TSA is highly confident in its detection capability and ability to keep the traveling puble secure.

Q. Is imaging technology safe?
A. Millimeter wave imaging technology meets all known national and international health and safety standards. For comparison, the energy projected by millimeter wave technology is thousands of times less than a cell phone transmission.  AIT screening is safe for all passengers, including children, pregnant women and individuals with medical implants.

Q. What has TSA done to protect my privacy?
A. TSA has implemented strict measures to protect passenger privacy, which is ensured through the anonymity of the image.  With millimeter wave technology, automated target recognition (ATR) software detects any metallic and non-metallic threats concealed under a passenger’s clothing by displaying a generic outline of a person on a monitor attached to the AIT unit highlighting any areas that may require additional screening. The generic outline of a person will be identical for all passengers. If no anomalies are detected, an “OK” appears on the screen with no outline.

Q. How does the imaging technology screening process work?
A. Each passenger will be asked to take everything out of their pockets (including non-metallic items) and walk into the imaging portal. Once inside, they will be asked to stand in a position and remain still for a few seconds while the technology creates an image in real time. Passengers then exit the opposite side of the portal and collect belongings. The entire process takes a matter of seconds.

Q. Does the process take longer than the metal detector walk-throughs?
A. The difference in processing time between the two different types of machines is only a matter of seconds.  The entire imaging process takes between three and five seconds.

Q. Is imaging technology more difficult for people with medical implants?
A. No.  Imaging technology can make the screening process easier by minimizing pat-downs.  Since the AIT is able to pinpoint the specific area where the implant is located, the TSA officer will only have to pat down that particular spot.  Other types of screening may require a full body pat-down.  If a passenger feels uncomfortable at any time with a pat-down, they may ask for a private screening.

Q. How does millimeter wave imaging technology work?
A. Millimeter wave imaging technology uses harmless electromagnetic waves to detect potential threats, which are highlighted on a generic outline of a person appearing on a monitor attached to the unit. If no anomalies are detected, an “OK” appears on the screen with no outline.

Q. Is imaging technology optional?
A. Yes, imaging technology screening is optional for all passengers. Passengers who do not wish to receive imagining technology screening will receive alternative screening, including a physical pat-down.