Book a Free Time Slot for the Security Check at Various Airports

BER Runway Wartezeit

Nothing is more annoying than starting your vacation with an hour’s wait at security. Often there is a fast lane for frequent flyers and business class passengers, but that doesn’t help everyone else.

In the meantime, however, several airports in the world are offering a service that should make queues a thing of the past. Where you can benefit from it – and whether the whole thing works as promised – that’s what this short article is about.

These Airports Offer Free Security Slots

Such systems are not new and were first tested at Frankfurt Airport in 2018. The following airports in Europe now offer the option of reserving a spot at the security checkpoint free of charge:

Such a service is also offered at other airports worldwide:

The list is probably not final. So if an airport is missing from the list, please leave a comment.

Our Experience in Berlin

At Berlin Airport, it is called BER Runway and can be easily booked via There you must first select a flight, enter the number of people and select a time up to 1:10 before departure:

On-site, you then have ±10 minutes to make your reservation for the booked time. During our visit, it was also not a problem to book a slot straight away. It wasn’t busy anyway.

After booking, you simply have to follow the signs pointing to BER Runway at the security checkpoint and show the QR code to the employee.

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  1. Ash says:

    Dallas DFW offer the service as well

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