Getting Around: MSP airport has two terminal buildings: Terminal 1 (Lindbergh) and the much smaller Terminal 2 (Humphrey). Terminal 2 is home to Southwest and Sun Country airlines while almost all other airlines are in Terminal 1. The terminals are connected by a free light rail transit system though its unlikely that travellers would connect between airlines at the different terminals. Within Terminal 1, each of the seven concourses (A-G) are connected and walkable – although the distances can be significant. Between the 2 farther gates, the walk would be a little over a mile, although there are trams and moving walkways.
Relaxing: With its large footprint and square layout, MSP has taken the possibility of a long walk and turned it into…a long walk. MSP partnered with the American Heart Association on a campaign to encourage travellers to complete the 1.4 mile loop of the terminal to encourage healthy living. The airport also has a unique experience in the PGA store, located in the airport mall. It offers fee-based access to golf simulators, putting greens and instruction.(www.pgamsp.com)
Dining: TwinBurger on Concourse G is an off-shoot of legendary local establishment, Matt’s Bar. Order the Jucy Lucy, a cheese-stuff burger (yes, the cheese is inside the patty). For a slightly more refined experience, Mimosa (also on Concourse G) offers a French style raw bar and brasserie. The favorite is the Wisconsin Trout Almandine, which combines French style with Midwest cuisine.
WiFi: Free 2-hour sessions can be renewed as often as needed, upon viewing a brief commercial. Premium wifi is available at faster speeds and with no ads for $2.95 for 24-hours. Use network name MSP Free Wifi.
Official website: www.mspairport.com
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