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    Jul 17, 2016
    I will be traveling from AMS to DTW with 1 hour and 45 mins of layover time. Is this enough time to clear customs, catch the bus, re-check my bags and make my flight as long as the flight departs AMS on time? Thanks for your help in advance.


    What airline are you flying out of DTW? DTW does not have separate international and domestic terminals - you should not have to take a bus. If both flights are on Delta you have enough time.


    I would be flying Delta in and out. I'm a little confused when looking at the layout of the airport. It's my first time flying in there also. I'm used to flying in and out of ATL but wanted to try something new. One other question... So, flying in and out on Delta would I have to re-check my bags?


    Yes, both of your flights will be in the McNamara Terminal. You will arrive, 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.


    Sounds pretty painless and from what I have seen on previous post is that Immigration and Customs is pretty quick around mid morning. The flight will either be mid Sept or the end of Sept. Not 100% right now. Thanks for your help and the quick responses.


  • Japan to Detroit to DC
    Jul 13, 2016
    I'm a US citizen flying from Japan to DC with a 1.5 hour layover in Detroit- will this be enough time for customs?


    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Is 80 minutes a long enough layover when arriving from UK
    Jul 13, 2016
    We are UK passport holders looking to book from LHR to MCO via DTW, the stop over is 1:20 is this enough time. Both flights are with Delta.


    That's not impossible but leaves no time to spare if there are delays.


  • Time Between Concourses
    Jul 13, 2016
    I will be arriving at either the b or c concourse and leaving at the a concourse. The posted arrival and departure difference is 30 minutes. What is the maximum time needed to get to the a concourse?


    You can get between any two gates is 15 minutes.


    We are UK passport holders looking to book from LHR to MCO via DTW, the stop over is 1:20 is this enough time. Both flights are with Delta.


    That's not impossible but leaves no time to spare if there are delays.


  • Delta Flight Connection
    Jul 5, 2016
    I am wondering if 48 minutes is enough time for a layover flight. I am flying from Nashville to Detroit with a 48 Minute layover until my connecting flight to Minneapolis leaves. Any help would be appreciated.


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which shouldn't take more than 10-15 minutes.


  • DTW to SLC
    Jun 29, 2016
    I have a 37 minute layover and need to go from gate C6 to A-20 will I have enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. concourses B and C are connected to A inside security by a short underground tunnel.


  • Delta connection at DTW
    Jun 29, 2016
    I will be having a 1h30mins layover at DTW. I will be arriving from NRT and flying to MDW. Will it be enough time to clear my student visa/visitor passport and re-check in?


    You will already be checked in for both flights. in DTW you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security. You should have just enough time if your flight from Tokyo is on-time.


  • Connection time
    Jun 25, 2016
    Hi I am flying in on Virgin from London Heathrow,first time with family in America and then connecting to Orlando with delta 1hr 9mins turn around time.is this possible, my daughter is disabled and uses a wheelchair.


    No, that is not a legal International to Domestic connection time, even at an uncongested airport like DTW. You need at least 90 minutes.


    Thanks zap I have spoken to Virgin and they say the minimum time is 45mins for a connection.


    That is completely wrong. Whoever you are talking to clearly doesn't understand the procedures for entering the US.


    Jun 24, 2016
    Flying from Cincinnati on Delta and connecting with Virgin Atlantic to London . What is the minumum connection time that is easily doable for someone using a cane?


    45 minutes is doable, but I'd prefer an hour.


  • Making a connection
    Jun 17, 2016
    I am flying from Montreal to Cancun through Detroit, I land at gate B7 and depart at gate A75 with 1 hour between flights. Is this easily doable?


    Yes, Concourse A and B are connected inside security by a tunnel.


  • Connection time
    Jun 17, 2016
    I will be flying in from Paris via Detroit onward to Pittsburgh. Is a connection time of 1 hour 45min. do-able? The flight is Oct 2016.


    In October yes, that should be possible.


  • SFO - DTW - MUC
    Jun 13, 2016
    Hi, I am flying to MUC from SFO via DTW. My layover is 1 hour. Is this enough time? Is there any trick that can improve my chances if things go wrong (i.e., can the crew call the other plane to wait for me)?


    Both Delta. Is a general practice to wait for passengers? Is statistically this flight generally delayed?


    They do not hold flights. Detroit is an uncongested airport and it will only take you 10 minutes tops to get from your arrival gate to your departure gate, so you shouldn't have trouble with this connection unless something goes seriously wrong.


  • Detroit to Amsterdam
    Jun 7, 2016
    Hi, I am considering booking a flight Kansas City-Detroit-Amsterdam on Friday, November 11, but the layover in Detroit is 1 hour 24 minutes. Would that be enough time? Thank you!


    Yes, that is enough time. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Detroit.


    Thank you!


  • AMS -> DTW -> CAK
    Jun 6, 2016
    Hi. I'm traveling from Amsterdam to Akron via Detroit. I have 2 hours transfertime available, is that sufficient? I've traveled via Atalanta last year and missed the domestic flight with 2.5 hours transfer time. US Customs / immigration took 2 hours alone on that trip, so I am a little worried about the setup in Detroit or a faster process could be expected. Thanks in advance. Thomas


    Detroit usually is much faster. That should be enough time.


  • 37 Minute Connection
    May 31, 2016
    Is 37 minutes enough time for a connection flight, both are on Delta first flight arrive A57 next flight leaves A28?


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


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