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Terminal 1 remodel likely means longer security lines at MSP Airport

The changes will impact travelers beginning Aug. 19.

Beginning August 19, travelers flying out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will need to follow new guidelines when using Terminal 1. 

MSP announced that remodeling of the ticket lobby at Terminal 1 will mean changes to the North and South security checkpoints, which will limit the screening.

This from MSP: 

  • All TSA PreCheck and CLEAR PreCheck passengers will use the South security checkpoint only. Airport employees will also use this checkpoint, freeing up space for passengers in the North Checkpoint.
  • All other passengers, including standard, First Class/Sky Priority and CLEAR passengers will use the North Checkpoint only.

"In other words, travelers who don’t have PreCheck must use the North Checkpoint," MSP officials say in a release. 

It goes without saying, but this is undoubtedly going to lead to longer security lines. 

There will be ample signage posted throughout Terminal 1 alerting travelings to the impending changes, in addition to audio messages throughout Terminal 1 providing instruction while the remodeling work is being done. 

The remodel of Terminal 1 will be done in phases during a multi-year project and will not affect Terminal 2. 

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