MSP Airport

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amiller92
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Re: MSP Airport

Postby amiller92 » March 4th, 2016, 3:48 pm

jebr wrote:The other problem (at least right now) with PreCheck is that not all airlines participate in it. Frontier and Spirit are the big two out of MSP that I can think of, though there are surely others that don't participate.
Huh. I didn't realize that airline had to participate. That's really silly as all they do is print someone on the boarding pass.

I wonder if I can show TSA my Global Entry card and get in the precheck line even if it's not on the boarding pass.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby grant1simons2 » March 4th, 2016, 3:55 pm


mamundsen
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Re: MSP Airport

Postby mamundsen » March 4th, 2016, 5:31 pm

Anyone on here have experience since the change? I'm headed out of town on Sunday morning. International Flight is at 10am. We are a group of 10 or so. Two small children (under 2) and one with a cane or wheelchair (broken hip 8 weeks ago).... I keep saying we should be there 2:30-3hrs early, but others think that is too soon and adds a lot of time for the young ones.

Any thoughts?

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby Mcgizz » March 4th, 2016, 6:02 pm

mamundsen wrote:Anyone on here have experience since the change? I'm headed out of town on Sunday morning. International Flight is at 10am. We are a group of 10 or so. Two small children (under 2) and one with a cane or wheelchair (broken hip 8 weeks ago).... I keep saying we should be there 2:30-3hrs early, but others think that is too soon and adds a lot of time for the young ones.

Any thoughts?
You're screwed. You need to show up early with that many. Sunday morning + warm weather destination, the airport will be very busy.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby grant1simons2 » March 4th, 2016, 6:11 pm

They're suggesting a minimum of 2.5 hours for int'l travel.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby MNdible » March 4th, 2016, 6:38 pm

Mcgizz wrote:You're screwed. You need to show up early with that many. Sunday morning + warm weather destination, the airport will be very busy.
You should already be at the airport!

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby acs » March 4th, 2016, 6:40 pm

This is such a racket.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby mamundsen » March 4th, 2016, 10:17 pm

Thanks guys. I'll be doing my best to push the group earlier. But in a perfect world, should I really need to show up 3 hrs early for a 4 hr flight? Doubling the travel time? That's crazy!

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby Silophant » March 4th, 2016, 10:41 pm

Something something something trains.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby Mcgizz » March 5th, 2016, 8:34 am

mamundsen wrote:Thanks guys. I'll be doing my best to push the group earlier. But in a perfect world, should I really need to show up 3 hrs early for a 4 hr flight? Doubling the travel time? That's crazy!
2 hours should be fine. Just prepare for slow going.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby proverfent » March 6th, 2016, 7:44 pm

So I was at the airport departing thursday and then arriving today. What are they doing with the areas that were previously check points? Now they are giant blank areas in the check-in area. Everything is just seeming a bit rundown, half done in this area of the airport.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby Mcgizz » March 6th, 2016, 9:55 pm

proverfent wrote:So I was at the airport departing thursday and then arriving today. What are they doing with the areas that were previously check points? Now they are giant blank areas in the check-in area. Everything is just seeming a bit rundown, half done in this area of the airport.
They will remodel the side that faces the drop off area to have more ticket counter area. The back side on the "mall" will have new larger bathrooms and more shops.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby MNdible » March 6th, 2016, 10:10 pm

There are, in fact, massive changes coming to the ticketing hall and baggage claim.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby Didier » March 6th, 2016, 11:33 pm

I flew out today, a little after noon. Went to the south checkpoint and was through with my shoes on in 20 minutes.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby mamundsen » March 7th, 2016, 8:19 am

Sunday morning. It took me about 1 hr to get through the line. I stood in line from 8am to 9am. They were asking if people had a flight in less than an hour and were pulling them out of line and putting them through the shorter Pre Check lines.

I was amazed that not only did the lines meet in the middle, they overlapped for about 50 ft.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby acs » March 7th, 2016, 10:31 am

Just went through smooth as silk. Maybe 5 minutes.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby grant1simons2 » March 7th, 2016, 11:51 am

The STrib is really milking this

amiller92
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Re: MSP Airport

Postby amiller92 » March 7th, 2016, 1:13 pm

mamundsen wrote:It took me about 1 hr to get through the line.
I would have been fuming.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby SteveXC500 » March 7th, 2016, 6:29 pm

Terminal 2 - 5 minutes.

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Re: MSP Airport

Postby grant1simons2 » March 8th, 2016, 6:10 pm

Terminal 1 - 5:00 PM - 5 minutes

That includes the time it took being patted down (which of course happens on my first time flying alone)


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