Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
It is the busiest time of year to fly out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as several families and students head out on spring break trips. Transportation Safety Administration officials said it’s now important to get to the airport two-and-a-half hours before your flight at least for the next month to deal with long waits in security lines.
If you are flying out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, plan on getting there even earlier than usual. Travelers are now being advised to get to MSP two-and-a-half-hours early to make sure you make your flight. Airport officials say a perfect storm of factors have led to some the longest security lines in years, which have caused a lot of people to miss flights.
Delta Air Lines officials say a plane headed to Minneapolis returned to Atlanta because its landing gear was stuck in the downward position. Delta spokesman Morgan Durrant says the airline expected to transfer 159 passengers a different aircraft for a second departure from Atlanta on Thursday evening.
Thursday’s snow storm will have a major impact on travelers, and it could have a long-lasting effect on anyone who parks on Minneapolis streets. Patrick Hogan, spokesperson for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, says they’ve got a full 24-hour staff on standby to plow. But fewer runways will be in use, and he expects small regional flights to be canceled first. “Based on the forecast, it’s pretty clear they are not going to be able to fly the full schedule, so they’ll start canceling flights later tonight,” Hogan said. “Normally, [there are ] between 60 and 90 flights an hour. Tomorrow, we’re expecting more like between 25 and 35 flights an hour.”
Shopping at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is taking off with consumers, and one small business saw an opportunity to take their own business to new heights. St. Croix Promotions and Retail now has five stores at MSP, all with different looks and concepts for the 33 million people on the go.
After a long trip home, the last thing most people want is a long line. Traveling sales rep Rachel Anhorn says at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, getting a taxi is not a problem. “This is one of the best airports for that,” Anhorn said. “It’s fantastic. Chicago and New York, it’s terrible. But here, I’ve never once waited for a cab.”
Authorities said a Delta flight traveling from Baltimore to Salt Lake City had to be diverted to Minneapolis Friday night to remove an unruly passenger. The incident happened at about 8:30 p.m. on Delta flight 1189. Authorities said a woman was taken into custody for being out of control on the plane and bothering other passengers.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport is eyeing a major expansion of gambling with a plan to sell Minnesota Lottery tickets on about 2,500 electronic tablets that are already installed in the main terminal. Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan confirms Monday that the plan is under consideration by the Metropolitan Airports Commission.
Authorities said at least part of Terminal 2 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was evacuated Friday morning after a report of a suspicious package in the ticketing area.
The Vikings broke ground on a new stadium this week. It’s a project so big, it muscled its way straight onto the list of largest public projects in state history. It’s bigger than the I-35W bridge construction, bigger than the St. Croix bridge crossing. And that’s just the start.
Holiday travelers crowded the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Wednesday, barely noticing the silent parade of airport workers protesting for higher wages. Abenezer Madde was one such worker, whose hourly earnings are just above the minimum wage.
Thousands of people will be flying out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Wednesday as it’s one of the busiest traveling days of the year. Travelers are heading out all across the country to get to their Thanksgiving destinations and family gatherings.
Thousands of holiday travelers will get a more comfortable trip through airport security this year. The Transportation Security Administration has expanded its pre-check program to more gates at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
The case of the north Minneapolis boy who made his way onto a plane to Las Vegas without a ticket back in October was in court Wednesday. The story made national and international headlines as officials investigated how the boy was able to sneak through security on Oct. 3 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and onto a plane, without a boarding pass.
Minneapolis travelers looking for a cheap trip now have four more cities to choose from through Spirit Airlines. On Thursday, Spirit Airlines announced nonstop seasonal service between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Los Angeles (LAX), Orlando (MCO), Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) and Tampa (TPA).