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  • Security wait time
    Mar 22, 2017
    We have a 7am flight Friday morning, how much should we allow for security clearance?


    Security lines at MSP are generally pretty short. If you don't have to check bags, arriving at 6 should be fine. If you have to check bags arrive a bit earlier.


  • International Travel/Connection time needed
    Jan 5, 2017
    Flying from Bismarck, ND - Minneapolis - Punta Cana, DR. We only have a 35 minute layover in Minneapolis. Will this be enough time to make a connecting flight?


    It's enough time if the first flight is on-time but obviously leaves no time to spare if it's not.


  • ID
    Oct 16, 2016
    my son does not have the yellow copy for his license , he changed address will he beable to get on the plane or should he go to the DMV Monday?


    He needs some sort of identification if he is over 18.


  • time between gates
    Sep 28, 2016
    Arrive f12 from sea, departing a11 to tvc. How long does it take to get f12 to a11?


  • time between gates
    Sep 28, 2016
    Arrive f12 from sea, departing a11 to tvc. How long does it take to get f12 to a11?


  • Arrive at airport how early for 7am flight
    Sep 22, 2016
    My family and I are flying out of the main terminal at 7am on Saturday September 23rd. How early do we need to arrive to go through security and make it to our flight on time?


    You should get there at about 5:30.


  • ATL -> MSP -> KEF
    Jul 1, 2016
    Hi, I'm traveling on 7/2 from ATL to MSP and then on to KEF (Reykjavik, Iceland). I have about a 3 hour layover. Is that enough time to make my connecting flight to KEF? Where do I go through customs on the outbound flight? When I traveled to Rome it was a direct flight and we went through US customs in ATL for the outbound flight. Thanks,


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US, so no, you did not go through customs in ATL on your outbound flight. If both flights are on Delta all you have to do in MSP is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Long security lines?
    Mar 22, 2016
    Lots of local news about crazy long security lines. Ifly shows last couple days as 10-20 min during most times. Is that now accurate?? Trying to plan accordingly but don want to cut it to close.


    The more recent news articles have said that it has gotten better. Maybe not as good as it used to be, but better than it was at its worst. I would get there 90 minutes before your flight as long as your plans allow that.


  • Clearing TSA security
    Mar 10, 2016
    We are flying in a group of 8. Our plane boards at 4:30 a.m. (5 a.m. departure.) Will we be allowing adequate time to get through security if we arrive at the terminal at approximately 3 a.m.?


    That's plenty of time. In fact the checkpoints probably won't open until closer to 3:30.


  • Tight Connection
    Feb 23, 2016
    Flying Delta 616 from NRT-MSP then only have 1hr 15min to connect with my next flight Delta 1947 to LGA (and then onto YUL), I thought it was the flight time not the layover when booking this 5 flight journey. Think it's possible to make that connecting flight?


    It's possible, but leaves no time to spare. If you miss your connection, Delta will figure out a way to get you to Montreal assuming everything is booked on the same reservation.


  • Immigration time
    Jan 24, 2016
    How are the queues for immigration these days at MSP? We are coming in from Amsterdam in March and have just under two hours to connect, should be G to F which is a short distance.


    MSP generally has short immigration lines as they only see a handful of international arrivals every day. You should have enough time.


  • Baggage Recheck
    Jan 10, 2016
    I'm flying back from BOM-CDG-MSP-MDW. After clearing customs in MSP do I have to recheck my baggage from MSP-MDW?


    Yes, you will re-check your bags at the re-check desk, right after clearing customs.


  • collect luggage
    Jan 10, 2016
    I am travelling Las Vegas-Minneapolis-Punta Cana with Delta on Jan 3rd, with a layover of one hour, do I have to collect my luggage at Minneapolis? Is it my time enough? Thank you.


    No, you do not have to collect your baggage. You just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All gates are connected inside security. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.


  • Regina to Minneapolis to scotland
    Dec 22, 2015
    I am flying from Regina to Minneapolis to Amsterdam. Do I have to collect my luggage and clear customs in Minneapolis? After dropping luggage off again I would then go through security with my carry on only. Not much time in between flights so want to make sure I'm doing the right thing. Thanks.


    Yes, in Minneapolis you will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security.


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