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  • Time enough for connection? Lansing-Minneapolis-NY
    Mar 26, 2015
    I will be flying in from Lansing MI on a plane where I understand all carryon luggage is stowed beneath. Flight arrives at 4:42pm. My flight to NY leaves at 5:37pm. Do I have enough time to get my luggage (which is carryon on to NY flight) and catch flight? I'd like to NOT have to pay to have carryon checked in, as it's small. Thanks!


    Yes, that should be enough time. The MSP airport is fairly compact.


  • Changing flights in 40 mins
    Mar 8, 2015
    I am coming in from Portlwnd to MSP and then getting the flight to London. I am a bit worried about the very short time between flights /-will I have to identify my baggage in that time or does it just go straight to London?


    No, you do not have to do anything with your baggage in MSP. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time and you hurry.


  • MOT-MSP-PUJ layover is 40min in MSP
    Mar 5, 2015
    Will this be enough time to get on the plane to PUJ?? 40min seems do-able but for sure will be cutting it close. Thoughts???


    flying delta through out.


    Yes, it is doable but no room to spare for delays.


  • Delta to Delta connection
    Mar 1, 2015
    I'm looking at booking a Delta flight from Madison, WI to Phoenix. I need to change planes in MSP airport. There are 36 minutes between flights. Is that enough time, since it's Delta to Delta transfer?


    You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. It's possible, but there's obviously very little time to spare in case your first flight is delayed.


  • clearing custome
    Mar 31, 2015
    I am flying Vancouver-Minneapolis-Hartford, all on delta. I have 63 minutes in Minneapolis. Is this enough time to get through customs?


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


    I am landing in Dallas with 40 minutes to change flights to Guatemala City- will I make it?


  • Assistance with transfers
    Feb 26, 2015
    Hi there! I am arriving from Amsterdam, and my final destination is Pittsburgh via MSP. It is my first time in USA. What should I do upon arrival to MSP in order not to miss my connection flight to Pittsburgh? Thanks!


    You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.


    Thanks ZAP, one more thing, by chance do you know is there any transfer service in MSP that I can request? Thanks.


    No there is not, nor is it necessary. MSP is not a busy international airport and sees only a handful of international arrivals daily.


  • Fsd to MIA via MPLS
    Feb 24, 2015
    I am flying from Sioux Falls SD to Miami with a 53 min layover in MPLS. All delta flights wondering if this is enough time for me to make my connection. I am getting on a Cruise in Miami and would not want to miss a flight


    Yes, if your first flight is on-time that should be plenty of time.


  • yvr-msp-bos connection
    Feb 23, 2015
    i fly vancouver-minneapolis-boston with delta. do i have to pick up luggage and clear customs in Minneapolis if both flights are Delta? my connecting time is 55 minutes and i am wondering if that is enough time.


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


  • YXE - MSP - MSY
    Feb 20, 2015
    I arrive at 8:59, need to clear customs before flight to MSY leaves at 10:00, do I have enough time? Thanks


    That will be very difficult but it's possible if your flight from Saskatoon is on-time. It will help immensely if you don't have checked bags.


  • Connecting Terminal G to A
    Feb 18, 2015
    What is the fasted way to make your connection from G to A? I have 56 minutes to make it through customs and security. It looks like there is a shortcut on the terminal map and I just need to know how to access it!


    G and A are not terminals. They are both concourses of the Lindbergh terminal. You will have a hard time making your connection because of the customs and security, not the walk from G to A.


    Also note that International arrivals are in the lower G gates, G1-8, not the further down G gates where the shortcut is of some use. You will actually exit customs not close to the G gates, but under the check-in area of the main part of the Lindbergh Terminal.


    I just double checked and it is actually 66 minutes I have to make this connection. How does one get set up with getting a ride on the little buggies from one terminal to another? Or is that only for people with disabilities?


    Sorry I meant from one Concourse to the other lol


    You have to be disabled to ride in the golf carts.


    Feb 10, 2015
    I have a 90 min layover after arriving on Delta from PDX. Is this enough time to make my connection to PUJ also on Delta?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Can we make our connection?
    Feb 8, 2015
    We have a school group of 45 students and 5 staff arriving from London Heathrow at 15.56. Our connecting flight to Denver departs at 17.20. Can we get through immigration and onto our connecting flight in time? Will our hold luggage go onto the next flight or will we need to collect it and re-check it in?


    It should barely be enough time. You will have to claim your baggage after going through US Immigration, then go through US Customs, then re-check your baggage at the transfer desk immediately after customs.


  • flying back from Cancun
    Feb 8, 2015
    there are 4 adults flying into MSP with Delta on 3/20 from Iowa. We're going to Cancun. We have less than 2 hour layover, and we want to find somewhere for breakfast (and maybe a Bloody Mary). I can't tell which Terminal we come in on, and where to go and find food. Then coming back we have about 1 hr 45 mins. is this enough time for customs etc? We have never flown out of the country before so this is new for us. I assume we will need to show our passports when we check in for the flight to Cancun. Is there a list or a map that shows me where we come in and go out and where food is from there?? thanks so much for any info you can give me. Cjohnson


    Since you're flying Delta all your flights will be in the Lindbergh Terminal. On your way to Cancun all you have to do in MSP is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will go through Mexican immigration and customs when you get to Cancun. On your way back, in MSP you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate, again all in the Lindbergh Terminal. You should have enough time. There are lots of places to eat in the MSP terminal and fortunately, there is a county law in place requiring MSP airport restaurants to charging what they would charge at the mall vs. the exorbitant food prices seen at many US airports.


    Thanks Zap....So when we come back from Cancun into MSP, did i understand right?, that we will have to go to baggage claims and retrieve our luggage, then re-check them in again for the flight back to CID?? Is there anyway to know which Terminal we will come in and out of? (A,C, or D, is that the right ones in the Lindbergh Terminal?)? Also probably a stupid question....but several years ago when we flew to Portland, also through Delta, doing things online we apparently signed up for Delta Sky Miles. What exactly is that, and does that mean we can go to the Delta Club Lounge?? thanks again


    You will arrive in a special international baggage claim and will claim your bags. You can re-check your bags immediately after you clear customs at the transfer desk. All your flights will be in the Lindbergh terminal. SkyMiles does not give you access to the SkyClub lounge. All joining skymiles does is allow you to collect miles to get future free flights or flight upgrades.


  • layover 49 minutes
    Feb 4, 2015
    Am wondering if its wise to take delta coming in from Chicago(ohare) to Fargo (Hector Airport) connecting via Msp with only 49 minutes to spare am I risking it as that will be the last flight out to Fargo ? Please advice


    That should be enough time. That's more than sufficient time to make a domestic connection at MSP.


    Thank you very much Zap.


  • London to Nashville through MSP with 2 hrs & 2 year old toddler
    Feb 4, 2015
    We are travelling from LHR to Nashville on the 25th March with a 2hr layover in MSP( 5pm to 7pm). We have a small toddler,1 checked in bag, no pushchair. Flying with Delta. Can we make it? All flight options had only 2 hrs layover and we booked thinking this was normal but when I read online forumson this connection, I am a bit doubtful now. Please help!


    Yes, that is enough time. Immigration and Customs at MSP is rarely if ever crowded.


    Thanks Zap! I am going to have to carry my 2 year old around the whole time which is definitely going to reduce my walking speed. Our seats are also in the back so, we will be coming out of the plane in the end. How much time do you think we would take to make it to the connecting departure gate from the time we exit the landing plane?


    I think you will have enough time. I think if your flight from London is on-time you will have about 10 or 15 minutes to spare.


    Thank you for the reassurance Zap, really appreciate it!


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