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  • Group travel and time to reach international terminal
    Jun 28, 2015
    3
    I will take a group of 20 college students to fly Delta from Houston to Detroit, then to Beijing, China. Our flight will arrive at DTW at 11:13a, and the flight to Beijing is 12:30p. Is that enough time to go through any security check point and to get to the international terminal? Also, is there any expediting process for a group of this size? Thank in advance.

     

    There is no security checkpoint and there is no separate "International Terminal". All you have to do in Detroit is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which will both be in the A concourse of the McNamara Terminal.

     

    If your flight from Houston is on-time you should have plenty of time.

     

    Thank you for the reply. DTW sounds to have a pretty friendly setup.

     

  • AVP to DTW
    Jun 27, 2015
    1
    I arrive from Scranton PA at DTw at 8:00 am and connect to flight to Atlanta that departs at 8:30 am. (30 mins.!). Any problem making that connection?

     

    As long as your first flight is on-time that is enough time. All Delta flights are connected inside security in the McNamara Terminal. if you miss your connection because your first flight is late, Delta has almost hourly flights from Detroit to Atlanta that you can be rebooked on.

     

  • International to Domestic Connection
    Jun 26, 2015
    1
    I'm arriving from Paris Air France 3618 operated by Delta and flying into Syracuse Air France 9554 operated by Dl /shuttle America Delta Connection on Aug. 14th (Fri). Would 2 hours and 20 minutes be enough to go through non-citizen customs and re-check into my connecting flight? Thank you!

     

    Yes, that is enough time. You will be checked into both flights in Paris. In Detroit you will arrive in the McNamara terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then go through security and to your departure gate.

     

  • 1HR - 40MIN - CONNECTION AUG 13, 2015
    Jun 24, 2015
    1
    Hi! My flight is scheduled to arrive at DTW from CDG at 01:13 PM, and my connecting flight to SJO leaves at 2:53 PM, Will I be able to make my flight as a non-US citizen? I'm flying with DELTA internationally flight 0099 and 0901. Thanks!

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. In Detroit you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. Also be aware that DL 901 flies to Atlanta first before it goes to San Jose, meaning that it is technically a domestic flight out of Detroit. However this doesn't really matter as all Delta flights are in the McNamara terminal and both of your flights will be on the A concourse.

     

  • connection time
    Jun 22, 2015
    1
    I'm flying into terminal em at 1:02 and leaving terminal em for atlanta. It says I have 43 minutes layover. Is that enough time?

     

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

     

  • terminal em
    Jun 22, 2015
    1
    my ticket says I fly into terminal em. I can't find terminal em on map

     

    It means the McNamara Terminal. I have no clue why Delta continues to call it "EM" on itineraries.

     

  • 40 min connection
    Jun 19, 2015
    1
    I'm arriving to DTW from SLC tomorrow (at 7.10pm) and have only 40 minutes to reach my flight going to Toronto (leaving at 7.50pm). Is that enough time? do you have any suggestions to make the connection faster?

     

    You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, both in the McNamara Terminal. Nothing you can do to speed anything up other than sitting as far towards your SLC flight as possible. You have enough time if your flight is on-time.

     

  • How often are connections late?
    Jun 16, 2015
    1
    I am considering a flight from DTW to Nagoya, Japan. My small connector flight will arrive in DTW just 45 minutes before the NGO departure. How often are the regional connections delayed? Is 45 minutes enough time? I really want this particular flight to Japan, but I can't figure out how to get to DTW earlier.

     

    DTW is not a delay prone airport, but delays can happen for other reasons, like mechanical and crew. Those issues seem to happen more on commuter flights. 45 minutes is enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

  • 1hr 41min connection
    Jun 15, 2015
    1
    Hi! My flight is scheduled to arrive at DTW from AMS at 12:19 PM, and my connecting flight to FLL leaves at 2:00 PM, Will I be able to make my flight as a non-US citizen? I'm flying with DELTA internationally (6051) and domestically (5520). Thanks!

     

    Yes, that should be enough time.

     

  • Making connections in Detroit
    Jun 15, 2015
    1
    i will be flying from FLL to MQT on flights DL1905 and DL4024 with a 51 minute connecting time in DTW. Will both flights be in the same terminal or will I have to go to terminal C? Enough time assuming everything's on time?

     

    Detroit doesn't have a "Terminal C". All Delta and Delta connection flights are in the McNamara Terminal. You will arrive in the A concourse and depart from the B or C concourse. B and C are connected to A by a short underground tunnel with a moving walkway. You have enough time.

     

  • Non-US Immigration to connecting flight
    Jun 14, 2015
    1
    My flight is scheduled to arrive at DTW from LHR at 13:15, and my connecting flight to ROC leaves at 15:33, Will I be able to make my flight as a non-US citizen? I'm flying with Virgin Atlantic internationally and with Delta domestically. It's on a Wednesday too as I heard it's one of the better days to fly, I'm just really worried I won't be able to make my flight as there's none until the next day

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time. There is a 7:52 PM flight from DTW to ROC in case your flight from London arrives late. Delta would also likely be able to rebook you through Atlanta or New York if the later nonstop is unavailable.

     

  • DTW to PHL on 6/19
    Jun 12, 2015
    2
    Hello, I am arriving at DTW at 11:33am, my flight to PHL leaves at 12:19 pm; I am flying first class, so I'll be able to be first off - will I have enough time? And on the way home I have abuot an hour, is that okay? Thank you in advance.

     

    Yes, that should be enough time, assuming both flights are domestic and on Delta.

     

    Yes, both flights are domestic and on Delta

     

  • wait time for non-US citizens to clear immigration
    Jun 12, 2015
    4
    How long approximately is the wait line for non-US citizens to clear immigration at Detroit airport?

     

    Immigration lines are generally short as DTW is generally an uncrowded modern airport. However, when a full Delta 747 flight arrives it could take up to 30-40 minutes if you're at the back of the line.

     

    Thanks for the reply. Also, I am a US citizen but my husband is not. Can we both go through the US citizen line (which is usually shorter)?

     

    If he is a permanent resident or repeat ESTA user he uses the same line as US Citizens. If he is entering on a new Visa or a first time ESTA user he will have to go to the other line.

     

    Thanks!

     

  • Is the DTW too boring for long connections?
    Jun 10, 2015
    1
    I'll travel in August to USA and I have an 8 hours connection at DTW (7:00am - 15:00pm). In Detroit airport we have things to do or do you recommed a ride in Detroit city?

     

    It's nearly an hour ride each way to the city and there's not much to do there. DTW has fairly good amenities for an American airport.

     

  • 48 minute connection
    Jun 6, 2015
    1
    is 48 minutes enough time for a delta domestic to domestic connection?

     

    Yes, if your first flight is on-time that should be enough time. All Delta gates are in the McNamara Terminal and connected inside security.

     





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