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  • Clearng customs for connection
    Feb 9, 2016
    I am a us citizen flying from Saskatoon to phila via Delta with a 1hr 8 min layover in Minneapolis with connection to Phila.. i will have carry on only-can I make it with customs security etc. No later flights available


    With carry-on only you should be OK as long as your flight from Saskatoon is on-time.


  • Short(er) Layover Concerns
    Feb 9, 2016
    Hello, I am traveling from Saskatoon, YXE to Southbend, SBN with a 1 hour and 25 minute layover in MSP. The issue is that I will need to clear customs, in MSP and have no clue what this process looks like, Thankfully (based on your comments ZAP), my flights are Delta which means all in the same terminal. What is the process when I land in MSP? I will likely have to grab my bags, hit customs, recheck my bags, go through security, and then find connecting flight right? Is this enough time or do I need to look at changing this flight? I am NOT by any means an experienced person with airports and this will be my first time traveling without a companion in 4+ years so I am out of practice. Thanks in advance, J :)


    Yes, you have the process correct (although you will go through passport control first, before baggage claim). This is enough time. MSP is not a crowded airport.


  • Is 54 minute connecting time enough to catch connecting flight
    Feb 8, 2016
    I'm coming in from Calgary and get a connecting flight to RDU in only 54 minute layover, can I make it even clearing first the custom and do I recheck my luggage?


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


  • connecting time
    Feb 4, 2016
    flying in from Edmonton Canada then got a 2hour connecting flight to Cedar Rapids CID is that long enough to clear customs.Both flights with Delta...


    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. You have plenty of time.


  • Transfer Time
    Jan 29, 2016
    Travelling from Denver to London HRW via MSP, is 1 hr 30 mins enough time to make the connection ?


    Yes, all you have to do at MSP is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Transfer time
    Jan 28, 2016
    I'm looking to transfer coming in from TPA to a flight flying to Tokyo Narita,


    45 minutes would be enough time.


  • Transfer time
    Jan 28, 2016
    Travelling from Amsterdam to NXA via MSP with 1hour 39 minutes to clear customs and make flight, is this enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • from internationl to international
    Jan 28, 2016
    not entering usa do i have to o through cusoms?


    Yes, you do.


  • 1 hr 30 min layover for international flight
    Jan 1, 2015
    I will be coming in from DFW with a layover in MSP and then onto Iceland. The flight options I am looking at has a layover of only 1 h 30 mins - and although my bags would be checked in at DFW - will this time be enough ? Not sure if I will have to go through Security once again... Any help is much appreciated! Thanks in advance


    That is plenty of time. All you have to do in Minneapolis is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. No security necessary.


  • Clearing customs
    Dec 21, 2015
    Is a 1 hour 20 minute layover enough time to clear customs and catch my connecting flight leaving from same terminal with 2 kids in tow?


    No need to ask the same question twice.


  • leaving airport during long connection
    Dec 19, 2015
    I'll be flying from PDX to YUL with a 9 hour connection at MSP. - Can I leave the MSP airport without my luggage (since its checked through to YUL) during the 9 hour connection? -Also do I have to clear immigration when leaving the US at MSP?


    Yes, you can leave the airport. There is no US Immigration when leaving the US. You will go through Canadian Immigration when you get to Montreal.


  • Enough time?
    Feb 1, 2016
    On December 22 I fly into Minn. at 12:30 and have a connecting flight to Saskatoon at 1:00. IS 30 minutes enough time to make this connecting flight? What do I do if I cannot make it?


    30 minutes is possible, but obviously doesn't leave much time to spare. There is another flight at 7:45 PM if you miss your connection. Hopefully it will have an empty seat on it.


    There is another flight at 7:45pm on 12/22? That is good to know, just in case. I know there are not too many flights that go into Saskatoon Canada in one day. But you thinkI should be okay? Any chance you know that gate I fly into and depart from?


    Yes, there is a 7:45 pm flight on 12/22. You will know your exact gates on the day of your flight. You didn't post where you're flying to MSP from so I have no clue about your arrival gate.


    Sorry, I will be flying into MSP from Atlanta.


    I'm flying to San Antonio from winnipeg, changing planes at MSP. I only have 50 minutes between flights. Will I have enough time? Do I have to claim my luggage and go through security in MSP?


  • Edmonton - Minneapolis -
    Dec 13, 2015
    Sorry to ask again, but can I catch a flight with a reasonable amount of time to spare, flying in from JFK to MSP and then to YEG? I have a 57 minute layover, on an evening in June.


    Yes, that is enough time. You will preclear US immigration and customs in Edmonton. All you have to do in Minneapolis is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • from Amsterdam to Portland via MSP
    Dec 12, 2015
    we are travelling from Amsterdam to Portland via MSP and have a connection time of 2 hour in MSP. Will we have enough time to go through customs in MSP and make our connection? Will we have to pass security control again?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Yes you will have to go through security after you clear customs.


  • First time to MSP
    Nov 7, 2015
    Flying in on united from Denver arriving at 1:00p and scheduled to fly out on Delta to Aberdeen Sd at 1:53p Enough time? Will my bags be checked through? Where will I need to go/what will I need to do? Do I have to switch terminals etc.


    Looking at previous flights the pattern seems to be that I should arrive on concourse e and depart from concourse a. Tickets were pitched together through United... And assistance appreciated.


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