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Flight Operations to Minneapolis – Ryder Cup 2016

Michael Prather | - 09/05/2016
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Any plans to attend this year’s Ryder Cup? Or perhaps you need information on one of the main entry airports of America’s Midwest?

The 41st Ryder Cup takes place from September 30 – October 2 in Chaska, Minnesota. Located in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Hazeltine National Golf Club is renowned as a particularly challenging course. The three-day event will see the teams battle to see if the U.S. will emerge victorious or if Europe will claim it’s fourth Ryder Cup title in a row.

Here’s the operations information needed to get to Minneapolis:

Minneapolis St. Paul International (Wold-Chamberlain Airport)
  • IATA Code: MSP
  • ICAO: KMSP
  • Latitude / longitude: N44-52.9/W093-13.3
  • Elevation: 842 ft.
  • Magnetic variation: 00E
  • Fuel types: Jet A1/Avgas

Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport is a travel hub renowned for its central location, ease of access, and smooth operations.

Private flights

  • Generally, overflight and landing permits are not required.

Non-scheduled flights

  • Generally, overflight and landing permits are not required.

Parking

  • There are no parking restrictions at this time.

Note: No significant NOTAMs.

Immigration

Passengers

• A passport is required and all visitors must hold return/onward tickets

• Any visitors who have visited Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone within the previous 21 days must enter at Atlanta (ATL), Chicago (ORD), Newark (EWR), New York (JFK) or Washington (IAD) and will be subject to screening and medical checks upon arrival

• A visa is required

• All visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay

• All visitors must produce any documents required for their next destination

The following applies to those traveling under the U.S. Visa Waiver Program:

Each passenger must hold a passport (including biometric Emergency/Temporary passport) and be traveling as a tourist, on business or in transit. Passengers can make side trips to Canada, Mexico or Caribbean countries/islands, provided first entering the U.S. on a carrier participating in the Visa Waiver program (VWP). There will be no time extension given based on any of these departures.

Crew

The same regulations apply for crew as regular passengers.

Visa regulations for Airline Crews:

• A D-Visa is valid for entry of aircrew members arriving in the USA on a flight operated by their own company

• Such crew members must be listed as “crew” on the arrival manifesto

• If an aircrew arrives on a flight of another carrier for the purpose of boarding a flight as a member of crew, they must have a valid C-1 visa

• A Form I-95 must be filled out on arrival

Customs 

Note: making false statements to U.S. Customs officers is punishable by law.

Information regarding regulations for the movement of fish, animals, and foodstuffs, periods of quarantine, etc. should be obtained from the following:

• U.S. Bureau of Sport, Fisheries, and Wildlife, Washington, D.C. 20240

• U.S. Embassies or Consulates overseas

• U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), National Center for Import and Export, 4700 River Road, Unit 39; Riverdale, MD 20737

For full details please see http://www.aphis.usda.gov/

Baggage Clearance

• All baggage, regardless of next destination, is cleared at the first point of entry in the USA, this also applies to baggage of passengers making an international transfer

• There is a special crew line available

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

Accommodation

Hotels near the airport:

  • Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of Americas
  • Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport South
  • Minneapolis Airport Marriott
  • Residence Inn Bloomington by Mall of Americas
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Airport
  • Crowne Plaza Aire MSP Airport – Mall of Americas

Hotels near the event:

Since there are no hotels in the vicinity of Hazeltine, the event organizers are urging people to use hotels in downtown Minneapolis or around the Airport/Mall of Americas region in Bloomington, MN.

Ground Transport

Car rental – all major rental car companies are available at the airport

Train – a light rail service connects the airport, the Mall of the Americas and Downtown

Bus – there is bus service around town

Chauffeur- cars with drivers can be arranged upon request

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