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On Tuesday, I will be on an international flight arriving from Tokyo with a 2 hour 10 minute connection in MSP before flying on to Nashville. Both flights are Delta. Will we have enough time to clear customs, recheck our bags on the other side of customs and make it to our next flight? The Tokyo flight arrives at G9 and our Nashville flight leaves from C22. Traveling with a 2 year old and infant.
We are flying in from DTW then flying out to Vancouver Canada via Delta. We have a 2 hour layover. Do we need to transfer our own bags and go through security screening and passport control for an international flight?
You don't have to do anything with your bags. There is no special security for International flights and there is no US Immigration or customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.
So I am flying from Iceland to Minneapolis and then to Seattle both of the flights are with Delta and were bought in a single ticket, will I have to check my luggage again at Minneapolis or how does this work? I have never had a connection flight before. And how would it work on the way home since I do not go through customs then right?
You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. On the return all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
I am about to possibly book a flight that lands in Terminal Two and a flight that leaves from Terminal One. is this possible to navigate quickly? Or should I stick with a single terminal? And if it is possible, how much time should I give for it?
If you need to change terminals you need at least 2 hours between flights. Maybe more with checked baggage. They are on opposite sides of the airport.
I will be arriving from Toronto and have a connection through MSP to Des Moines. My flight to Des Moines is a Westjet flight operated by Skywest Delta Connection. Is this a Delta Airlines flight? I believe I will pre-clear US Immigration at the Toronto airport. So then do I just need to walk from my arrival gate to my departure gate? Will 45 minutes be enough time?
Yes, all you have to do in MSP is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and yes, both flights are Delta flights. You have enough time.
If our flight arrives at 8:57am on Thursday and our connecting flight boards at 11:05 and leaves at 11:45 but we want to visit someone meeting us at the airport will that be enough time to navigate the airport and get back through security? Not sure how big MSP airport is or how busy security gets at that time of day.
You have plenty of time to make your flight. I don't know how long you want to meet for though.