You must contact your airline or travel agent before arriving at the airport to determine your airline's policy on traveling with animals. Each airline has its own policies for traveling with pets and service animals. For a list of airlines at KCI Airport, click here.
Once at the airport, you will need to present the animal to the security officers at the screening checkpoint. You may walk your animal through the metal detector with you. If this is not possible, your animal will have to undergo a secondary screening, including a visual and physical inspection by the security officers. Your animal will never be placed through an X-ray machine. However, you may be asked to remove your animal from its carrier so that the carrier can be placed on the X-Ray machine. Visit TSA's website for official rules and frequently asked questions.
Animal Relief Areas
There are outdoor animal relief areas at each end of Terminals B and C. These are grassy, pre-security areas with signs marking the space. Plastic bags and trash cans are available to help keep the area clean. There is also one animal relief area post-security inside a departure lounge in Terminal C. Passengers with animals flying on Alaska, American, Frontier and Spirit have access to this room. This oversized space features a large basin with artificial grass and a water spray nozzle to wash down the area. There are also plastic bags and supplies to clean up any solid waste.