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.