Faster security screening coming to MSP airportby Madeleine Baran, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Some travelers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport will soon be able to take advantage of faster security screening.
The Transportation Security Administration will expand the TSA Pre-Check service to a select number of flyers at the Twin Cities airport next year.
The program will help reduce the wait at security lines, said Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesperson Pat Hogan.
"The idea is that if we know people who pose very little security risk, then we can spend less attention on them and more attention on people we know less about who might pose a greater risk to aviation security," Hogan said. "This is really an important step forward in risk-based security screening at airports.
The airport's program will begin as a pilot initiative for some frequent flyers from Delta and American Air Lines, Hogan said. Other travelers who might qualify include those who have approval from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Pre-screened passengers will be able to use a separate security line. The pilot program is already in place at airports in Atlanta, Detroit, Dallas and Miami.