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  • International Arrival Baggage Claim Help
    Sep 23, 2015
    My mom is arriving at MSP Terminal 1 from Paris by Delta next week. Would anyone know if I would have access to enter the International arrival baggage claim area to help her with the bags(2 heavy check in bags and 1 carry on) and take her to the parking lot. If not, is there a way she can get help in there? In case she has to do it by herself, how much does a baggage cart cost? Will she need quarters to rent a cart. Appreciate any help. Thanks


    No, you will not have access to the International baggage claim. They will have carts there.


    Thanks for your response


  • Immigration
    Aug 11, 2015
    We are UK citizens on holiday flying to San Jose California through MSP from Toronto. we will have been in Canada for 10 days. Do we go through US immigration in MSP or when we we arrive at San Jose. IF MSP we have just under 2 hours between flights, will this be enough time.


    You will actually pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. So get to the Toronto airport early. In MSP all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Is 1.5 hours enough time
    May 10, 2015
    We r flying from Amsterdam to Minneapolis. Our connecting flight is 2 hours apart. Will we have enough time to disembark check through customs and get out connecting flight? Our flight arrives at Terminal one and connecting flight to Memphis departs from terminal one. Not sure which concourse yet.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Enough time
    May 7, 2015
    Flying from Saskatoon June 13th ( YXE) 5:55am to MSP(arrives at 8:54am) , I have an hour and 20 mins layover. Will I be able to make it through security/customs if I have to catch my connecting flight to BNA wich departs at 10:14am.


    Yes, that should be enough time. The small jet flights from Regina and Saskatoon are the only international arrivals at MSP that early in the morning, so there should be no lines at immigration.


  • Customs
    Apr 28, 2015
    Flying from Regina Saskatchewan changing planes in Minneapolis then on to Amsterdam do I have to go thru u.s. Customs in Minneapolis ?


    Yes, because Regina does not have US Immigration Preclearance you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, and go through security in Minneapolis.


    Is 1 hour and 20 minutes enough time to do all that?


    Probably barely enough time.


  • Arriving from Winnipeg
    Apr 27, 2015
    Is 1 hour and a half enough time to clear customs in MSP before connecting to Boston?


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


  • WPG - MSP - LAX - BNE
    Apr 10, 2015
    I will be flying from Winnipeg, Canada to Brisbane, Australia. My connecting flights are Minneapolis then Los Angeles. I am flying Delta for all flights. Will I need to pick up my bags and go through customs/immigration in Minneapolis or Los Angeles? I only have 1 hour layover for both my connecting flights....will this be enough time?


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Winnipeg. You will not have to go through Immigration or touch your baggage again until you get to Australia. Your connections allow enough time as long as your flights are on-time.


    Thank you very much! I am just wondering..... how do you know all of this? Do you work for the airport? Thank you :)


    I'm an experienced traveler and former airline employee.


    Well thank you for sharing your knowledge :) All the best to you!


  • Connecting Flight
    Mar 31, 2015
    Hello, im a non American who will be flying from LAX to MSP. I will have 70 min until my flight to AMS departs. (everything with Delta) Will this be enough time? What should i do so i don't miss my flight? I assume i don't have to do anything with my previously checked baggage, they will make sure it goes along with me?


    Yes, all you have to do in MSP is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All Delta gates are connected inside security. You should have plenty of time.


  • flying in from Saskatoon, SK Canada
    Feb 16, 2015
    Hi i"m flying in fr Saskatoon, Sk Canada. Do i need to check in at customs in I'm connecting flights to pittsburgh.. I have 1 hr 25 mins layover. Delta air is what Im on..


    Yes, in Minneapolis you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, and re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security. You should have enough time.


  • short connection
    Dec 27, 2014
    I am traveling from Saskatoon to Msp on dl4194 operated by Endeavor Air with arriving @ 9, then a 1hr 10min layover before continuing on to cancun on dl327 @ 10:10. Saskatoon apparently does not pre clear for us customs. Do I have enough time and will I have to collect my checked luggage.


    Yes, you should barely have enough time. Yes, you will have to collect your luggage to go through US customs then recheck it at the transfer desk.


  • Connection time 42 minutes
    Dec 6, 2014
    Coming on Delta Flight form Madison and arriving at 4:36a - connecting Delta Flight departing to Paris at 5:15P will I have enough time to get to connecting flight (42 minutes)? Should I pick up my luggage and recheck? Thakns


    You don't have to do anything with your baggage. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Connecting flight
    Dec 4, 2014
    Hi. I will be flying Amsterdam(AMS)-Minneapolis(MSP)-austin(AUS). I arrive at MSP 12:16pm and my flight to Austin leaves at 1:36pm. Will 1 hour and 20 minutes be enough time? What do I have to do at MSP? Immigration, claim my bags, customs, re-check my bag at transfer desk, go through security and then go to my departure gate? Any tips?


    Yes, you have the procedure correct. You should have enough time but do not have much time to spare.


  • holiday travel with a short connection
    Nov 30, 2014
    hello, I will be flying through MSP from Vancouver Canada and onwards to Amsterdam with Delta airlines all the way through. My connection time in MSP is 52 minutes and i'm wondering what my chances are of making this connection.? I am flying on Dec 23


    At Vancouver AP go through U.S. Customs clearance - arriving at MSP as a 'domestic arrival'. Once you understand the layout of the gate areas /concourses, you will make your transfer in time. Therefore, I suggest you open, click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS, then scroll down past the map to "Lindbergh Terminal, and read details of 'upper level' (as Delta is in all concourses, except Concourse E.


    Yes, you have enough time if your first flight is on-time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connecting Time
    Oct 3, 2014
    I travel from DL 170 arriving 12 57 to DL 1609 leaving at 14 35 . Is that enough Time for customs immigration ( i have cabin luggage only )


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Connecting Flight
    Sep 20, 2014
    I'm flying into MSP from Dallas at Terminal 1 and catching a connecting Delta flight to Missoula..Will my flight to Missoula leave out of the same Terminal that i arrive in or will i have to change Terminals? Never been to this airport so i don't know the lay of the land..thanks for the help!


    All Delta flights use the same terminal, the Lindbergh terminal and all gates in the Lindbergh terminal are connected inside security.


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