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I am going to fly from Edmonton, Canada to Atlanta, the transfer time in MSP is 1 hour and 8 minutes. Do you think that's enough for me to go through the custom and recheck my bags? I hold an F1 visa, and I have one check in baggage. Delta said it would be fine, but i have a feeling that they do not know the situation as well as you guys. I am going to fly in tomorrow. Thanks
You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Edmonton. All you have to do in MSP is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
My mother may need assistance flying from Amsterdam to MSP then to a connecting flight to further fly to PHX. She has 1 hour and 20 minutes to go through customs and on to her connecting flight. Will that give her enough time, and does MSP airport have assistance to help her through customs, and get to her connecting flight?
Yes, that is enough time. There is no specific assistance for that unless she is handicapped.
Hello, I have a minor who is 16 traveling alone from Atlanta to Haneda, Japan. He has a 50 minute layover in MSP. Will he have enough time to get from gate to gate? Both are on Delta so I think the terminal is the same, so he shouldn't need to go through security, bags will be checked through from Atlanta so no worries there. Just concerned about him getting from one gate to the other in 50 minutes.
Yes, all he has to do on the way to Japan is walk from his arrival gate to his departure gate. Tell him to just follow the signs.
3 questions. My 16 year old son who does not speak fluent English will be flying from Japan to San Antonio, TX. He has a connecting flight in MSP with a 3 hour layover. All flights are on Delta. Question 1) MSP airport immigration is done on computer screens or still the immigration paper and turned in to an agent? Question 2) 3 hours is enough time to get through immigration, pick up luggage, walk through customs, immediately re-check bags, and find connecting gate? Question 3) He won't have to go through security again since it's still Delta? Thanks for your help.
They have kiosks that he can use if he is a US Citizen or repeat ESTA user. If he is entering on a visa or is using ESTA for the first time, he has to see an agent. Yes, 3 hours is enough time. Yes, he will have to go through security again as he will be outside security after he clears customs. Security lines at MSP are typically short.
Zap, thanks for your reply. He qualifies for the kiosk but I'll have him see an agent. Since he has to go through security again will the terminal be the same or is he going to need to ride the train to another terminal?
It's all the same terminal. The kiosk will be easier and faster, a 16 year old can figure it out.