(Closed) NWR: Have you been to the Minneapolis St. Paul Intl Airport?

posted 7 years ago in Minneapolis-Saint Paul
Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Also speak to the flight attendants on your flight. Let them know you have a short connection time.

They will usually let you move up to the front of then plane so you can disembark first.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@misskarianne: I used to fly almost constantly for work and if you follow what julies1949 advised and stick to one airline you should be fine.  Another good way to check is to check what flights originating out of MN are going to your final destination, the same flight numbers usually leave the same gates all the time (most of the time). 

 Hey, the airport is really close to Mall of America just in case anything is delayed.  I have overly enjoyed (ie overly spent money) at the Mall several times with long layovers.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I wouldn’t book a flight with a layover that short.  If your initial departure is delayed for any reason then you will be screwed.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

navigating the airport isn’t that big of a deal, what i’d worry about is if there are any other delays.  i got stranded in detroit once because of delays coming from philly and it SUCKED.  (i currently live in MI, family on the east coast, but i’ve laid over in MSP before AND FI lives in the metro, so i actually flew there as a destination a month or so ago.)

on the MOA/shopping note…if you go to the “bridge” between the two fingers of the airport, in the center there’s a security station.  exit there, and keep taking the stairs/escalators down until you can’t go down any more, and you’ll be on the platform for the light rail, which has a station right underneath the parking deck for MOA.  they’re about 10min apart.  easy-peasy.  Wink

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I wouldn’t book due to the risk of a delayed flight. If your flight is delayed 15 min and it takes 10 min to get off the plane, and they close the airplane door 10 min prior to departure you’ve missed your flight…

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You’ll make it. They’ll probably be boarding when you get to the gate for your 2nd flight, but you’ll make it. Try to get a seat in the front half of the plane on the first flight.  Don’t check your bag.  Move with a purpose through the terminal. You’ll be fine.

I’m a business traveler and I find that 45 minutes is the perfect layover time. Enough time to stop at the restroom and maybe buy a quick snack to take on the plane, but not long enough that you find yourself thinking it’s be a great idea to buy some bizarre thing that you’ll have to lug home. 🙂

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@misskarianne: You wouldn’t have time to shope there that mall is huge and a pain in the arse to move around on any day. luckily MSP is a nice airport with places to shop at and keep you busy. I’ve been to some where I had a delayed layover that had what felt like nothing there in comparison. Safe travels!

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