Please note that all API calls require an API KEY, verified email address, and a paid subscription which can be obtained on the TSAWaitTimes.com website.
Information for interacting with the TSAWaitTimes.com API can be found below. The Request URLs have variables as part of the URL. The possible variables are below. Responses can be returned in both JSON and XML formats. The data elements can be referenced via the Data Dictionary.
These are the potential variables that you will need to pass to the API Request URL.
All data can be retrieved via GET calls placed to a specific URL as detailed below.
To record a time, you'll need to POST your request to the specific URL as detailed below.
You are encouraged to cache the results locally for optimal and efficient performance.
Below are the individual data elements and what they mean.
|average||[STRING] The average ground delay time at this airport right now|
|city||[STRING] The city where the airport is located|
|code||[STRING] A 3-character IATA airport code|
|end_time||[STRING] The anticipated end time for an FAA-issued ground stop|
|latitude||[STRING] The airport's geographic latitude|
|longitude||[STRING] The airport's geographic longitude|
|name||[STRING] The name of the airport. If referenced from within the precheck_checkpoints node/array, 'name' may reference either the airport terminal name or the name of the terminal checkpoint.|
|precheck||[INTEGER] TSA PreCheck indicator. If PreCheck is available, this will be set to 1. Otherwise it will be 0|
|reason||[STRING] The reason for a delay or stop. This field is used within the FAA Alerts for ground stops, ground delays, and general delays|
|rightnow||[INTEGER] The estimated wait time at the airport at this time rounded to nearest integer of minutes. Wait times are estimates, subject to change, and may not be indicative of a traveler's experience.|
|rightnow_description||[STRING] A consumer-friendly description of the current estimated wait time|
|state||[STRING] The state where the airport is located|
|success||[BOOLEAN] Whether or not the request was successful.|
|timeslot||[STRING] The hour for a particular wait time estimate. Format will be beginning hour to end hour. Example: 5 am - 6 am|
|trend||[STRING] The current trend for departure delays at this airport right now|
|user_reported||[INTEGER] Number of wait time minutes being reported by users currently at the airport. A value of zero indicates that we do not currently have user-submitted reports for this airport at this time|
|utc||[INTEGER] The UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) offset for this airport. Useful for determining current time at the airport.|
|waittime||[DECIMAL] The estimated wait time for a given timeslot. For example, 10.5 would be 10 minutes and 30 seconds. 10.2 would be 10 minutes and 12 seconds.|
Below are a list of potential error codes you might receive and what they mean.
|No API Key Provided||You need to pass along your API key for each request. This error will also get triggered if an invalid API key is sent.|
|This account has not been verified yet||You need to verify your email address before an API call can be made. When you created your account, we sent you an email with an authorization link in it. You will need to click that link. You can have another email sent to you from the My Account screen. Just click the grey Unverified Account icon at the top of the page. Please check your Junk or Spam folder if you don't see it within a few seconds.|
|This API key is not active||We may disable API keys for several reasons including a violation of our terms and conditions or high/abusive usage. Please email us at [email protected] to have your API key reinstated.|
|This API key does not have an active subscription||All API calls require a paid subscription. You can purchase a subscription from the My Account page.|
|This API key expired on DATE||Your API subscription has expired. All API calls require a paid subscription. You can extend your subscription from the My Account page.|
|Invalid Airport Code||Please pass along a valid 3-character airport code.|
|No airport code provided||When submitting a user-reported time, please POST the variable "code" with a valid 3-character IATA code|
|Invalid Number of Minutes||The number of minutes submitted was not a valid number. Refer to the documentation for valid integers.|
|Wait Time Not Submitted||When submitting a user-reported time, please POST the variable "user_reported" with a valid integer of minutes|
|Could not save||There was an unknown error on our side and we could not save the posted data.|
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