MSP Airport security checkpoint changes now in effect

Updated: August 26, 2019 03:25 PM

Those flying out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will notice some changes when they go through security.


Passengers without pre-check will only have one TSA checkpoint to use at the airport's main terminal. Those who don't have TSA Precheck or Clear precheck have to use the North Security Checkpoint.

You can sign up for TSA pre-check here

Changes coming to MSP security checkpoints

Those changes are due to a construction project in the airport's main terminal.

A 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS crew at the airport reported long lines early Monday morning. Airport officials told Reporter Alex Jokich they have been able to move people through the line within about 30 minutes.

Airport officials said, overall, they don't believe the change will have a significant impact on security lines, but added they will be keeping an eye on lines.

"We will be monitoring the lines, the TSA and airport staff, like we always do and if issues arise, they can adjust on the fly, but we think it'll go smoothly," MSP spokesman John Welbes said.

The change is expected to last through mid-December.

There is another option for passengers.

The InterContinental MSP Airport Hotel has a designated TSA entrance located on the third floor of the hotel.

The entrance is available to all travelers with carry-on luggage only, and is open from 5:15 a.m. until 10 a.m. daily.

You do not have to be pre-screened to use it. It is connected via skyway to Terminal 1, Concourse C.

Hotel officials recommend travelers be dropped off at the hotel’s entrance, park in the ramp next to the hotel or take InterContinental’s shuttle from the terminal to the hotel.

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