Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Reader bleg:
This will be my first Chesterton Conference. I fly in to Minn/St. P HHHumphrey terminal on SunCountry at noon on Thursday and out at 10 a.m. on Sunday. If anyone could give rides, carpools, sharing a cab from the airport, etc, around those times, I'd appreciate knowing about it.

Also, do you have any idea of cab fare from the airport to the college, or whether there is an alternative, e.g., bus, shuttle, or van services?

Thanks for any info/help.
I've driven into town, so I don't know the airport situation at all.

UPDATE: From Dale--Everybody who needs a ride to the airport on Sunday will get one. A ride
from the airport is trickier, but workable.

2nd Update: From Sara B on the airport:
the answer to the airport question is that there are two terminals at
MSP. Most flights go into the main terminal, Lindbergh. Humphrey is the newer terminal.

They are a couple of miles away from each other. You could possibly share a taxi going back -- and certainly share a volunteer ride -- but not one coming in without enormous hassle. There's a shuttle bus between the twoterminals, but you want to get the right one the first time.

Speaking as someone who gave a ride to Humphrey and fortunately noticed in time that the airline wasn't listed -- and hightailed it to Lindbergh.

As always, check your itinerary. The current map of Humphrey lists AirTran, Midwest, Sun Country, Ryan and Champion air as the airlines there -- it's also used for a lot of charter flights. Northwest and the others are at Lindbergh.

I don't know the current taxi fare, but as things go in the MSP area, the terminals really aren't that far from the conference. It's about a 15 minute ride.

But it shouldn't be a huge cab fare to leave the airport and go to the conference. Just make sure you have your map along to get them to the right check-in point if you don't know University of St. Thomas.


  1. I will be getting into Minniapolis/St. Paul International at 10:27 on United #769. Is this the same airport? I think there are two. I was planning on getting a cab to the campus and would love to split the fare.

  2. I think it is one airport with a couple of terminals.

  3. Anon #1 above: I have a person very interested in sharing the cab fare. Can you write me? E-mail listed over there on the left side of the blog page. Thanks.

  4. I might accept a ride Sunday morning - but Thursday I come in quite early. I was considering public transit - is it any good?

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  5. Just say "Victoria!" and lo, it is Victoria.

  6. According to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro website, you can take a bus with two transfers and a total of an hour commute from the airport to the campus for under 3 dollars. Seems the most economic means, if not necessarily the most convenient.


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