Aug 16, 2019

Remodeling in the ticket lobby of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport’s Terminal 1 will require changes at the North and South security checkpoints starting Monday, Aug. 19.

The work is being completed in phases inside the South Checkpoint, limiting the screening that can be accommodated. Starting Monday, Aug. 19:

  • 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 Standard passengers will use the North Checkpoint only.

In other words, travelers who don’t have PreCheck must use the North Checkpoint.

Signs and audio messages will alert passengers in locations where they are most likely to make their security screening choice. Airport staff and volunteers will also be available to direct people.

Online, passengers will find information at

Remodeling in the South Checkpoint will occur in stages over five months. The staging allows the checkpoint to remain open for TSA PreCheck and CLEAR PreCheck passengers during construction. The work is expected to be complete by mid-December.

The work is part of a broader, multi-year project to expand and remodel Terminal 1 to facilitate growing passenger numbers and enable more efficient operations.

The changes only impact Terminal 1’s security checkpoints, not those at Terminal 2.