The Secret Denver Airport Security Line Revealed!
Denver Airport has always been one of the largest fuster clucks when it comes to security. The lines are long, crowded, noisy, and always busy. The PreCheck line seems to always be 30-40 people deep, the priority line snakes on forever, and if you’re in Gen Pop, forget it. I hope you enjoy waiting. But, that’s probably because you don’t know about the secret Denver airport security line 🙂
Denver Airport is divided into two sections, East and West, and both have their own security checkpoints. But, there is a third checkpoint that is almost always deserted, quiet, has no lines, and gets you to your gates (and the airport lounges) in under 10 minutes. Too good to be true? Nope!
I apologize in advance to anyone who knew about this quiet, remote, secret, never busy security line and you feel like I’ve just ruined your special Denver treasure. The truth is that I was conflicted about writing this post. I wanted to keep this little secret all to ourselves, and truth be told, it’s not THAT big of a secret, it’s just that most people don’t even bother looking and walk right by it.
When you arrive in the West terminal and check in for your flight, drop off your bags and head to the left. If you arrive in the East terminal, walk all the way to the right. Once you hit the end, you’ll be walking for about 50 feet before you hear the chaos. It’s the Denver Airport Security. Ahhh!!! Run!!! You look down to your right and see the hundreds of people all milling through stanchions like lemmings and you start to try and mentally judge to yourself how long it’s going to take for you to get through that mess.
Stop. Breathe. Look behind you. There it is. The entrance to “Bridge Security.” Welcome to Denver’s best kept secret.
No lines. No chaos. No noise. Just a simple, clean, and calm experience that can get you to your gate quick and easy.
TSA PreCheck is on the left hand side, premium passengers to the far right. We were #4 in line for PreCheck. Total time from bag drop through security, 8 minutes.
Once you get past this glorious checkpoint you’ll go over a moving walkway and be dumped out into the A gates. Right in front of you is the Delta SkyClub, the USO lounge, and the American Admiral’s Club/British Galleries Lounge.
If you’re departing out of B or C gates, just take the elevator all the way down to “level B” for basement and you’ll be at the trains. Alaska Airlines and Southwest depart out of C, United out of B, and everyone else departs out of A gates.
I fully expect all the hate comments and hate mail to come from seasoned DEN travelers, but it just wouldn’t be fair if we didn’t share this with everyone.
So, with that said, are you going to try the secret Denver Airport Security next time you travel?