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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.
My grandson is on his first solo flight. He flies directly from XNA to MPLS, with a connecting flight to Calgary, Canada. I'm trying to find where the two gates are located so I can get him some directions. Appreciate your help.
He won't know his exact gates until the day of his flight, but all Delta and Delta connection gates are connected in the same terminal and are connected inside security.
I will be flying into MSP with an overnight layover. Will I be able to keep my checked suitcase after customs so I have my clothes, etc and then check in for my connection the next day? I believe the exit from customs goes directly into the airport. So is my bag sent to MSP baggage claim?
Yes, you will in fact HAVE to keep your bags until the next morning. You will have to claim your bags to go through US Customs and when you clear customs you will be outside security.