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Sun Sep 22, 2019, 01:08 PM

Anyone has been to MSP recently?

Now that summer is over - literally - does one still have to be there 3 hours before domestic flight?

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Reply Anyone has been to MSP recently? (Original post)
question everything Sep 2019 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2019 #1
pangaia Sep 2019 #2
Jirel Sep 2019 #3
question everything Sep 2019 #4
VarryOn Sep 2019 #5
Wellstone ruled Sep 2019 #6
question everything Sep 2019 #8
dflprincess Sep 2019 #7

Response to question everything (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 01:16 PM

1. Not sure, but there is still construction going on in Terminal 1.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 01:17 PM

2. Haven't been there since...last year, I think... but difficult to believe....

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Sun Sep 22, 2019, 01:23 PM

3. Prepare for the possibility.

I havenít been through my self since the changes a few weeks ago. However an old friend is an airline mechanic there. In late August, they took out a number of security lanes, ostensibly due to understaffing, not construction. Even the airline stuff there are now going through security hell to get to work. How long will it last? No idea.

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Response to Jirel (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 01:36 PM

4. Supposed to end December

but I think, hoping, that once summer vacations are over that things have improved. Will have to call the airport, I suppose.

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Sun Sep 22, 2019, 02:01 PM

5. I was there on Fri, Sept 6 and Tue, Sept 10...

For a father/son weekend. Flying in at around 3 PM, it was fine. On that Tuesday morning at around 8, it was a madhouse. Granted, the Mon night before, the Vikings hosted the Falcons, so that may have caused extra volume.

But, the regular TSA line in Terminal 2, extended the entire front of the inside of the terminal. Thankfully, I have TSA precheck. My son and I were through in about 10 minutes!

At the gate, I checked Twitter to see if I could learn about MSP check-in because I couldnít believe how bad it was. It seemed like most tweets were taking about an hour without TSA precheck.

Paging back through history, a common complaint was even in the early hours (5-7 AM), wait times could be long.

Until they get through the renovations, it sounds like things will be hosed. Something I read said it would take until the end of the year.

As someone who flies a moderate amount and who hates cutting it close, iíd get there between two and three hours early.

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Response to VarryOn (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 02:07 PM

6. As per a Family Member TSO.

 

It is all about Staffing and their lack of Hiring. Way to much turn over.

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Response to VarryOn (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 10:29 PM

8. Thanks, am planning on 2.5 hours

When first started, they were talking 3 hours domestic..

We don't fly much, once a year, sometimes twice. We were lucky in the past few times to get the precheck but I understand that this random drawing is gone. Not worth it for us to pay for a permanent precheck or Clear. Will see.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 09:43 PM

7. I think it depends on what time of day your flight leaves

and it only applies to Terminal 1.

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