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  • layover
    Apr 17, 2017
    Hi, I'll be arriving from Toronto, with a layover at Detroit of 1:15 hours (5-6pm on a Tuesday), and then going to Munich, Germany. Will that be enough time? Will I have to go through security?


    If both flights are on Delta that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto.


    Apr 14, 2017
    Good day! I have a 1.5 hour connection in Detroit from AMS and final destination is MDW. Do we have to claim our baggage and recheck them after immigration and security ? Thanks


    Yes, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


  • Timings
    Mar 21, 2017
    I am looking to fly in September from Albany to Detroit then onto Amsterdam both flights with Delta Airlines. The layover is 1 hr 7 mins will this be enough time. I am a UK citizen


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Detroit is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • MSN->DTW-> Heathrow London, layover 1 h 10m
    Mar 13, 2017
    Hi, I am flying from Madison, WI to Detroit (flight is supposed to reach at 9.03 pm) and Detroit to London (flight is supposed to start at 10.15 pm). Is that enough time for layover in Detroit? TIA


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Detroit is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • 2 hours and 30 min layover
    Feb 25, 2017
    im arriving from Paris at 13:15 then leaving at 15:40 to Cancun, MX. Is the layover enough time to make it to the other flight?


    Yes, that is enough time.


  • Connection to Nagoya Flight
    Feb 16, 2017
    Flying Delta from Dayton to Detroit to connect to flight to Nagoya, Japan with 55 minutes between flights. Is that time to make the connection?Bags will have been checked through to Japan in Dayton.


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Detroit is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in the McNamara Terminal.


  • 48 minute layover
    Jan 25, 2017
    I'm going CAK-DTW-MKE with 48 minutes in DTW (on Delta). I'm traveling with my mother (not a speedy walker) and an infant (gate checking the carseat). Is that enough time?


    Yes, that is enough time if the flight from Akron is on-time.


  • 40 Minute Layover
    Jan 22, 2017
    My flight from Portland gets in at 7am and my flight to Toronto leaves at 7:40am. Wil 40 minutes be enough time to catch my flight?


    Yes, that is just enough time if the flight from Portland is on-time.


  • Dec 25 at DTW
    Nov 15, 2016
    We have a 6 hour layover in Detroit on Christmas Day. Any ideas what shops/restaurants may be open?


    Everything will likely be open. Stuff at the airport is still open on holidays.


  • Layover Time
    Oct 10, 2016
    I am stopping at DTW airport on December 17th. The two planes I booked are both from Delta, but the layover time is just 1h 14min. Would that be enough time for me to stop in the airport? Thank you!


    Where are you flying into DTW from?


  • Detroit Layover
    Aug 27, 2016
    I am a first item flyer and I will be flying Delta from Tulsa, Oklahoma and I will have a 40 minute layover in Detroit. Where I will then fly to Indianapolis. Is it possible to get on my sexism flight in 40 minutes or is that pushing it?


  • 1 hour 37 mins layover,enough time?
    Aug 19, 2016
    Hi! this will be my first time using Delta. i will travel from O Hare to Detroit (DL1319)on Aug 29th, will have 1 hour and 37 minutes to my next flight to Narita (DL275). Do you think I can make through immigration check and security with this time. Will it be a troublesome if I have a checked baggage? Or do you recommend me to just have a carry on baggage? Thanks!


    There is no US Immigration when leaving the US. All you have to do in Detroit is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both on concourse A of the McNamara Terminal. You have plenty of time.


    Thanks for your reply. I see , so if I have checked baggage, I do not have to wait, take my baggage, and drop again for the next flight?


    Correct, you don't have to do anything with your bags in Detroit when leaving the country.


  • From London to St Louis via DTW
    Aug 16, 2016
    I have 1hr 35 minutes layover time from landing on a Virgin flight from London and then taking a Delta flight to St Louis MO. Is this enough time to make it?


    That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • layover time
    Aug 15, 2016
    we have 1 hour layover in Detroit to catch montreal flight . Is that enough time to move from domestic to international.


    If both flights are on Delta then all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no separate "International" secion.


  • Mr Frobrishire - Smythe lll
    Aug 8, 2016
    My question is a little different to most I have a 6hr 20 minutes layover from landing on a Virgin flight in Detroit to leaving on a Delta flight to Knoxville.... given that 1.5 hours will see us clear immigration and recheck.... is it possible to leave the airport for 2 to 3 hours? if if yes... any suggestion on some we could do in this short time frame?


    DTW is very far from pretty much anything worth seeing. As boring as it might be, you're best off just staying at the airport.


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