Safety, Security, & Travel Tips

Traveling can be stressful, especially with the myriad of safety and security rules and regulations. The following list of Travel Tips is provided to help you travel easily through MKG.


Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, you must show a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or ID card, or an alternative form of acceptable identification, for domestic air travel and for entering certain federal facilities. 

The Transportation Security Administration website lists acceptable alternatives to a state-issued REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or ID card.   Michigan residents should visit the Michigan Secretary of State for REAL-ID information.

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Tips for getting through Airport Security

Please visit the TSA travel page for assistance with determining how best to pack, how to dress, how to handle special travel needs, and any other security-related questions to make your security screening check-in as easy as possible.

Please visit the FAA Pack Safe page for assistance with determining what is considered a hazardous material, what kind of batteries are allowed, and how to pack safe to make your security screening check-in as easy as possible.

United Airlines

Please visit the United Airlines Travel Information page for answers to all airlines-related questions such as what to pack, traveling with small children, assistance for customers with disabilities, etc.

View a special note on transportation of marijuana.

Traveling with Disabilities/Wheelchair Access

MKG is dedicated to providing all customers with a pleasant travel experience. Services and facilities to assist passengers with disabilities are provided throughout the terminal building.

  • All entry and exit doorways feature oversized automatic doors designed to allow wheelchair access.
  • Wheelchairs and luggage assistance for special needs passengers are available.
  • All restrooms have one stall equipped for special needs guests.