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  • Connection from Detroit to China
    Apr 28, 2016
    Hi, my mom's flight is from Charlotte, NC to Detriot to Shanghai, China, both flights are Delta. She has 2 hours connecting time but she cannot speak any English. I understand she doesn't need pick up any luggage or pass any customs, but does she need pass any security check in again at Detroit airport? Or she just need walk from arrival gate to departure gate, does she need take any shuttle or train to get to the departure gate? Thanks!


    She doesn't have to go through security. All she has to do is walk from her arrival gate to her departure gate.


  • 1 hr 23 min layover at DTW flying from PEK
    Apr 26, 2016
    I have a fight from PEK and arriving at DTW and then to MEM. I only have 1 hr 23 min layover time. Is it possible for me to catch the DTW to MEM flight?


    That is shorter than the recommended minimum International to domestic connection time at DTW. It's possible but everything has to go perfectly.


    Apr 11, 2016
    Do I have enough time to make my connection from DTW to DFW? I only have 2hr 9m. All flights are on Delta. Will be landing at DTW on 10/12/2016 around 10:00 am. How busy is the custom? Thanks!


    Yes, that should be enough time. Immigration and Customs shouldn't be too busy at that time. All of the other flights from Asia to DTW arrive much later in the day. The only other international arrival around that time is a flight from Amsterdam.


  • 1 hour layover is enough time?
    Mar 7, 2016
    I will have only 1 hour layover from BHM- DT-ICN ( Korea) - by DL airline. I'm a bit worry that not enough time? Can you please help to find out? May


    That is enough time. All you have to do in DTW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Enough Time?
    Feb 25, 2016
    Traveling from MKE-DTW-BD, with a 52 min layover in DTW. I'm guessing that's enough time to make connection. Delta all the way. Thanks!


    What is "BD"? That should bee enough time.


    Ooops, sorry, BDL!


    Yes, that should be enough time then. Just making sure you were going somewhere that actually exists ;)


  • Layover time with 39 mins
    Jan 27, 2016
    Kansas to cleaveland via Detroit with 39 mins layover time . Is it advisable to book the ticket with 39 mins to change a plane from Detroit to cleaveland ? Urgent response appreciated. Thank you .


    It's possible if the first flight is on-time, but doesn't leave much time to spare.


  • customs, baggage claim, layover time concern. Connecting from Toronto
    Nov 24, 2014
    Hi, I will be taking Expressjet Dba Delta Connection (Flight 5311) from Toronto Pearson to DTW where i will be connecting to Delta (Flight 159) to go to Korea. Will the layover time of 54min give me enough time to transfer? From which terminal to which do I have to go? Do I need to go through customs, immigration and baggage claim?


    You will preclear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. In Detroit, all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Both flights will be in the McNamara Terminal and all gates there are connected inside security. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • connecting time enough?
    Nov 8, 2014
    Delta fight 6016 to 3605 there only 32mins of layover time! is it enough?


    Yes, however it obviously leaves very little time to spare for delays.


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