Departures

Arrival time at the airport

It is recommended to arrive at MSP two hours before domestic flights and three hours before international travel. This procedure gives TSA enough time to check passengers' bags and peacefully arrive at the gates.

Real ID compliance

Minnesota air travelers must have a "REAL ID" Minnesota driver's license or identification (I.D.) card in case of using one to board a commercial flight in the U.S. after October 1, 2020.

Please take into consideration that a valid U.S. passport, military I.D., or enhanced I.D. will still be accepted at the airport, does not meter if an individual has a REAL ID or not.

TSA Security Checkpoints

TSA operates checkpoints are at Terminal 1 in the following locations: The South and North checkpoints, situated on the Ticketing Level, used by all passengers; Whereas, Checkpoint #7, which is located on Concourse G, it is only for international connecting travelers at MSP.

The Skyway Security Checkpoint #10. It is located on the C/G connector bridge, and for sure is open from Monday till Friday, 5:30 am to 1:15 pm;

The checkpoint providing access to Terminal 1 from the Intercontinental Hotel MSP Airport is accessible from exactly 4:45 am, and 10 am, daily. Two security checkpoints are located at Terminal 2 on Level 2. The Orange and Purple Parking Ramp skyways are nearby; Checkpoint 1 is open between 3:30 am and 10 pm Passengers generally use Checkpoint 2 only for peak travel periods.

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