Flying out of MSP after Divisional Game

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Flying out of MSP after Divisional Game

Post by Moss This Moss That » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:53 pm

Sorry I know there's a dedicated forum for Travel info, but I noticed it doesn't get used often so I wanted to post in here too.

Trying to decide if I should fly or drive from Chicago. I'd like to fly, but need to be at work on Monday and the latest flight out of MSP on Sunday is at 9:10. As long as there's no over time, the game should be over by 7:00.

Does anyone know when I would get to the airport by? Google Maps tells me it's only a 15 minute drive, but not sure how much that would be impacted by gameday traffic. Would I make it by 7:30, and if so, would that be early enough to get through security? Or say it goes to over time and I can't make it to the airport till 8:00. Is an hour early enough?

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Re: Flying out of MSP after Divisional Game

Post by MikethePurple » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:20 pm

I don't live in Minneapolis anymore but travel there a good amount to visit family and my brother in law is a pilot based out of MSP. I'd recommend looking into taking the lightrail to the airport after the game if you have a way of storing baggage during the game somehow. Could get you there faster than traffic getting out of that area after a game.

Timewise, it depends on your terminal, checking bags, etc. Terminal 2 you can breeze through. Last week I checked in and went through security in a total of about 20 minutes but if you're in Terminal 1 it takes longer. At 9 something at night on a Sunday it may not be super busy so you'd probably be ok being there an hour before but it always depends.....

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Re: Flying out of MSP after Divisional Game

Post by Moss This Moss That » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:39 pm

Ok thanks for the info. It would be Terminal 2 and I'd probably just opt to not bring a bag. With that being said I'd prefer not to wear the same clothes on Saturday and Sunday so I'll probably just take an early Monday morning flight. Thanks again.

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Re: Flying out of MSP after Divisional Game

Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:56 pm

You could do pre-Christmas or whatever it's called and get through the Humphrey terminal even faster.

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Re: Flying out of MSP after Divisional Game

Post by S197 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:30 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:You could do pre-Christmas or whatever it's called and get through the Humphrey terminal even faster.

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Re: Flying out of MSP after Divisional Game

Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:33 pm

S197 wrote: That's Santa profiling!
Dumb phone. I meant pre-screening.

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Re: Flying out of MSP after Divisional Game

Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:34 pm

No! I meant PRE-CHECK.

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Re: Flying out of MSP after Divisional Game

Post by 720pete » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:54 pm

In the last 2 years I have not waited more than 15 minutes in the security line at terminal two.

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Re: Flying out of MSP after Divisional Game

Post by YikesVikes » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:45 pm

I wouldn't chance it. I think it's cutting it pretty close. Any issues and you are screwed. Also, would you bring bags with you? Might have to screen those.

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