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Continued: For next few weeks, MSP wants travelers to arrive even earlier for flights

Courtney Shoemaker, on her way Wednesday to Palau in the western Pacific for a sky-diving trip, said she was unaware of the new recommendations but showed up at Terminal 1 about 2½ hours early anyway.

“I usually buffer a lot anyway, but that’s just too much time to be early,” Shoemaker said as she waited at one of two TSA checkpoints open at the time to the general public.

One option for a shorter wait is to enroll in TSA’s pre-check program, which sends travelers to a faster-moving security line. For details, visit www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck. Sign-up costs $85 and is good for five years.

 

Brad Hanson, a University of Minnesota student on assignment for the Star Tribune, contributed to this report. rochelle.olson@startribune.com • 612-673-1747 or @rochelleolson pwalsh@startribune.com • 612-673-4482

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