To get there, just make your way down the short hallway into the Concourse D gates past the Quiznos on the right as well as some bar/restaurant place called Northern Lights Grill. As soon as the hallway opens up into the gate area turn left and you should be able to see the stairs—as well as a sign—directing you to the airplane viewing party.
The observation room features plenty of seating—especially since like we said, nobody is ever around to use them—and is filled with windows on all sides. You’re up a little higher than the rest of the airport, so you’re able to get a slight bird’s eye view of all the comings and goings. Don’t expect too much airplane diversity, as it’s pretty much going to be lots of Delta jets. Still there might be a 747 heading overseas in addition to plenty of other smaller Boeing and Airbus planes.
Even if checking out airplanes isn’t really your thing, we kind of enjoy the MSP observation deck as simply a quiet place to enjoy a copy of US Weekly and an overpriced airport Frappuccino—don’t judge us—you’ve done it too. It’s so secluded up there they we’ve actually wondered if you could pretty much sleep in the airport if we missed a flight, but thankfully, we have yet to have to test that theory.
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