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  • layover concerns for first time at airport
    Jan 9, 2017
    Never been to Msp airport and have a flight to las vegas on delta with only 45 minute layover. WIll I be able to find where to go??


    Where are you flying into MSP from?


    from either Minot ND or Bismarck ND


    That is enough time. MSP isn't a hard airport to navigate. Everything will be in the same terminal, just follow the signs to your departure gate.


    thank you!!


  • Layover in MSP via Delta
    Jan 5, 2017
    Hi! We are a family of 3. Flight is from Tokyo HND to MSP then YXE. Would we need to clear up immigration and have our baggages pass thru customs in MSP? Thanks.


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


  • Immigration and luggage check
    Dec 6, 2016
    I am flying from Iceland to Boise with a 90 minute layover in Minneapolis. Both flights will be on Delta. Is this enough time to go through immigration and security again.


    Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Connecting flight
    Nov 6, 2016
    I land at 10:45 and boarding for my next flight is 10:40. Any chance I make my flight?


    What is the actual departure time for your second flight - not when it starts boarding?


  • 31mns layover BWI to MSP and MSP to SEA is it enough? all DELTA
    Sep 18, 2016
    IS 31 mns layover enough to change planes coming from BWI to MSP and leaving to SEA?


    It's possible. It obviously leaves no time to spare if the flight from BWI is delayed.


  • Layover time 1hr 45
    Sep 18, 2016
    I am flying from Vancouver to Pittsburgh with a 1hr 45 min layover at Minneapolis. Is this enough time to make the connection. I have a British passport


    Yes, that is plenty of time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in MSP.


  • Is layover time sufficient?
    Sep 4, 2016
    Flying in from Narita, Tokyo to MSP, via Delta, arrive at 1320. Connecting from MSP to Windsor Locks Connecticut, via Delta, departing at 1508. Is the layover of 1h 48min sufficent to clear customs, security etc. And will I need to pick up my checked-in luggages at MSP, or its direct to Windsor Locks?


    Yes, in MSP you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and then go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


    Jul 26, 2016
    Will arrive at MSP on the 27th of July at 21:17 from LAS, and depart to KEF at 21:55. Will check all our bags from LAS to OSL. Will we have sufficient time between the flights with a 38 minute layover? Do you have any idea about which gate we'll arrive at, and which gate we'll depart from? Do we have to pass any security checkpoints between domestic arrival and international departure?


    What airlines are you flying and are your tickets all on the same reservation or two separate ones?


    We're flying Delta both from LAS to MSP and from MSP to KEF, and our tickets are all on the same reservation.


    Then all you have to do in MSP is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time if your flight from LAS is on-time. You obviously have no time to spare for delays.


    May 20, 2016
    I come from narita and layover in st.paul, do i need to check my bags in during the layover


  • layover time
    May 13, 2016
    My itinerary was changed and I have a 1 hour layover in MSP coming from Denver and going to Paris. Is that enough time?


  • 45 min. layover beforegoing to Canada
    Apr 19, 2016
    Hi, I am flying from Atlanta to Regina Canada, with a stop at MSP. The last time I flew I went through customs in Canada so I don't think I have to go through in MSP. Is 45 minutes enough to get to my next gate?


    There is never US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in MSP is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


    Thank You


  • Any Place to Meet People During Layover
    May 19, 2016
    Are there any restaurants before security? Meeting a friend with a long layover and do not want to leave airport.


    Yes, there are plenty of restaurants in MSP


  • pdx >msp>cvg
    Apr 14, 2016
    Hello - I have exactly 30 minutes from the time that my flight lands from Portland and the next one departs to Cincinnati. Will this be enough time to get to my connecting gate? I'm assuming it can be done as long as my first flight isn't delayed. They are Delta flights.


    Yes, it is just enough time if the flight from Portland is on-time.


  • 1 hr 6 min layover
    Apr 14, 2016
    I'm flying from Saskatoon (YXE) to New York (LGA) with a connection in MSP. Is 1 hr 6 min enough time to go through customs and make the connecting flight? I will have checked luggage with me


    It's possible but it leaves no time to spare if there are any issues or if the flight from Saskatoon is late or if there are long security lines.


    If I miss the flight due to customs, will I have to pay for another flight to New York? Or will Delta put me on another flight free of charge?


    Delta will put you on the next available flight to New York


  • MSN to LAS via MSP
    Apr 5, 2016
    Hello! I'm flying from MSN to LAS with a 1hr 9min layover in MSP on Delta. Will that be a long enough layover to connect to my second flight? Thank you!


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


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