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  • 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.


  • connection time
    Mar 26, 2016
    Hello, I will be flying to Amsterdam, Netherlands - Schiphol Airport Delta Connection flight from kansas. I land in terminal 1 at 9.13 and my connecting flight is to Amsterdam, Netherlands - Schiphol Airport in terminal 1 at 9.50 both are on same terminal. I am concerned about the 37 minutes layoff. I have never been to MPLS, thoughts if this is possible? Assuming there are no delays in the first flight.


    It is possible but it obviously depends on your first flight being on-time. All you have to do in MSP is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Travelling from Amsterdam to Phoenix via Minneapolis
    Jan 29, 2016
    We are travelling from Amsterdam to Phoenix via Minneapolis and have a 1:45 mins of layover. Is that enough in there? I understand we will have to go through immigration and security processes in Minneapolis. please advice asap.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • 1 hr. 2. min layover enough time?
    Dec 18, 2015
    I have a flight from LGA to MSP arriving at 10:25 a.m. with a 1 hr. 2 min. layover in MSP. My connecting flight is to NRT at 11:30 a.m. Is there enough time to get to my international flight?


    Yes, if both flights are on Delta that is enough time. All you have to do in MSP is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Getting from A12 to G1
    Nov 13, 2015
    Today I arrived on a Delta flight at gate A12 and had a one hour layover for another Delta flight at gate G1. I have to take the same flight next week. It was tight. I took the tram and got off at the next stop as advertised, walked for what seemed like miles to get to G1. Since G1 is near F, would it have been faster to take the tram to F?


    The tram doesn't go to F. Also, note that it's unlikely your flights next week will use the exact same gates.


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