If you haven't flown through MSP on DL for a month or more, be warned: the layout of the departures area (counters and designated security checkpoints) has been changed in order (I was told by several staff) to more closely resemble DL's terminal at ATL. The staff members I talked with emphatically do not think this is a good idea and told me they tried to object, but were told that it had to be like ATL. In the past, the Sky Priority area (counters, kiosks, and enforced security line) were all located roughly in the center of DL's real estate on the landside departures level at MSP. I would always ask to be dropped off under the second skyway to general parking or, when I drive to the airport, I aim for the red or gold ramp, ideally level 3 (skyway) and then when I take the escalator down from the skyway from the parking ramp, I would be almost in front of the SkyPriority entrance. If I follow the same path into the terminal now, I find myself in front of a huge special services counter area with a dragon and lots of velvet ropes. This is for people travelling with pets and for unaccompanied minor services, presumably among other functions. The old SkyPriority checkpoint just to the left of this area still operates (without a nude-o-scope so far, exiting toward Chili's and the F/G SC) but it and the new SkyPriority checkpoint will close at 9 pm, I was told. Most coach passengers and AFAIK FOs are funneled still to the far left of the terminal for check in, bag drop, and security with nude-o-scopes that leads toward the duty free store and the floor sloping down toward the G gates. The new SkyPriority is at the far right of DL's space, near the center of the terminal and other carriers. It has two angled banks of about ten kiosks each sitting in the middle of the approach to the bag drop counters. (This seems like a bigger version of the setup at RDU.)The SkyPriority check in service counters are to the right of the do-it-yourself area and have lots and lots of velvet rope, forcing people to walk a path back and forth before seeing an agent. The DL elite security entrance is on the curb side of this and leads to a checkpoint also without nude-o-scope so far. A dragon was present when I checked it out and she seemed ready to actively verify documents. The bottom line for DL elites at MSP: If you're being dropped off at the terminal, aim for the very center, earlier than before and plan to dodge passengers hunting other carriers. If you're driving, which ramp you use makes little difference, except if you want a bird's eye view of the DL areas as you enter the terminal. Plan to walk back and forth in the terminal more than before, both landside and then to reach the F/G SC (although you're now slightly closer to the C SC). Just in case it's not already obvious, IMO this is misconceived. If it's not broken, please don't try to fix it DL.