Flying out of Sky Harbor? Terminal 4 security checkpoints are different

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Your boarding pass will tell you if you're cleared for TSA PreCheck. Your boarding pass will tell you if you're cleared for TSA PreCheck.
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

If you’re flying out of Terminal 4 at Sky Harbor International Airport today – and masses of Final Four fans are – there are some security changes you need to know about.

The A and D checkpoints are reserved for TSA PreCheck passengers only. If you don’t have PreCheck, you have to go through the B and C security checkpoints, even if your flight is leaving from an A or D gate.

Check your boarding pass. If you see "TSA PreCheck" on it, you're good to go at the A and D checkpoints, which are on the west side of the terminal.

[PDF: Terminal 4 map with security checkpoint and gates]

The lines were long when Lina De Florias was there. You can check security wait times on the front page of SkyHarbor.com. Those times are also on the screens in each terminal and at the PHX Sky Train stations.

At about 6:15 a.m., the B checkpoint was the busiest with a 24-minute wait time; the C checkpoint wait time was 20 minutes.

If you have a Final Four program, please do everyone a favor and make sure it's in your carry-on bag. That pretty hologram interferes with the baggage-scanning equipment.

For specific flight information, check with your airline before heading to Sky Harbor.

Sky Harbor International Airport, dubbed America's Friendliest Airport, has about 1,200 daily arrivals and departures making it one of the 10 busiest airports in the country. More than 120,000 passengers pass through its three terminals on any given day.

In 2015, Sky Harbor saw more than 44 million passengers and its three runways accommodated 440,411 landing and takeoffs.

While the airport is owned and operated by the City of Phoenix, it is self-sustaining, which means no local tax dollars are used. Revenue from the shops and restaurants in the terminals, along with money from parking, taxis and car rentals, fund the airport.

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