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Is it difficult to go through TSA Precheck with an emotional service animal? For example do we have to take the harness off since it has metal in it?


Re: TSA Precheck

DerekH Employee

Hi @Lis,


Thanks for joining the Southwest Community, and posting your question!


Per the TSA's website (, you and your service dog/animal will be screened by a walk-through metal detector. You may walk through together or you may lead the animal through separately on a leash. You will undergo a pat-down if you are not screened by the walk-through metal detector. If the metal detector alarms, you and your service dog/animal will undergo additional screening, including a pat-down.


For screening questions pertaining to a unique or specific situation, you can contact the TSA directly at