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  • 1 hour 40 minutes connection
    Jan 7, 2016
    Looking to fly in May from LHR to Kansas City via Detroit. Suggested Delta route has 1 hour 40 minute at airport. Is this sufficient time for immigration and customs with 2 adults and 3 children? Flight from Detroit to Kansas is at 1530 - I think there is another flight later - if I miss the 1530 is it likely all 5 of us will fir on next flight


    Yes, that should be enough time if the flight from London is on-time.


  • Return from baggage claim to terminal
    Jan 6, 2016
    I will be arriving in Detroit at 6am, but my ride can't get me until 9 or 10. Is there a way to return to the little shops and all in the McNamara terminal (I'm flying delta) once I've picked up my bag in baggage claim? Or will I have to wait around in baggage claim?


    You'll have to wait in the baggage claim. You won't be able to go back through security.


  • Short layover
    Jan 4, 2016
    I am trying to book a flight through DTW on Delta and it only has a 34 minute layover. Is that enough time if flying Delta all the way? TVC to DTW to DCA. Early morning.


    That's enough time if your flight from Traverse City is on-time. If you miss your connection Delta does have a noon flight to DCA from DTW.




  • Is 44 min enough for a domestic connection?
    Jan 2, 2015
    I'm flying SFO-DTW-DCA. Will 44 min be a sufficient amount of time, no checked luggage? Flying DL.


    Yes that is enough time if your first flight is on-time. Both flights will be on the A concourse of the McNamara terminal.


  • Security
    Dec 26, 2015
    My girlfriend and I are flying out of DTW. She is on Southwest I am Delta. Can I go through security with her? If I can, do I need to go through again when I get to my terminal?


    No. Those are two completely separate terminals on opposite sides of the airport.


  • Leaving out of Dow dec 26
    Dec 26, 2015
    How much time would I need to be at Detroit airport for a flight to Miami on dec 26 at 7pm. Thank you


    Get there about 5.


  • Short transit time
    Dec 19, 2015
    Hi, I am an international student flying from buffalo to Thailand on the 21st of this month and have a transit at the Detroit wayne county airport and I only have 52 minutes to change flight. Will it be an enough time to transit and do I have to re-check my bags or have to go through any immigration? Thank you


    All you have to do in Detroit is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US Immigration when leaving the US. You won't have to do anything with your bags until you get to Thailand. You have enough time.


  • connecting on christmas day
    Dec 19, 2015
    I will be arriving from Amsterdam on KLM and then connecting to little rock with only 2h20m on Christmas day. will that be enough time and will i have to go through security again.


    That should be enough time. You will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time. Christmas day is not a busy travel day.


  • Baggage Transfer for Incoming International...
    Dec 16, 2015
    I am flying back to the states, KLM/Delta from DXB-CDG-DTW, once I land in Detroit will I have to pull my bags and re-check them like I do in ATL? Its been a few years since I have flown back into the states via DTW. Thank you


    Are you connecting onwards from Detroit (you don't say you are)? If so yes, in Detroit you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Pitt-Detroit-Memphis
    Dec 1, 2015
    Hi all, I am flying in to Detroit from Pittsburgh, arriving at 7:07 on Endeavor Airlines, then out again at 8:22 on Delta to Memphis. Are these airlines in the same area? I use a cane and will be hobbling, so it's not like I can sprint to the gates. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks


    Yes, both are Delta flights. Both will be on the A Concourse of the McNamara Terminal. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. if your flight from Pittsburgh is anywhere close to on-time you'll have plenty of time.


    Thanks so much! That's a load off my mind.


  • Connection to London from Orlando
    Dec 1, 2015
    Hi, we are looking at flying home from Orlando to London Heathrow via Detroit next August 24th. The flight gets in to DTW at 16:44 and the Virgin flight to London leaves at 17:50. Is this enough time to connect? (I understand my bags are taken straight to the next plan) Is there a later flight if we miss this one? Thanks Michael


    Yes, that should be enough time as all you have to do in Detroit is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Schedules for August are far from final now, however, it's very likely that there will be a later Delta flight from Detroit to London that you can be rebooked on if your flight from Orlando is late.


    thank you


  • long enough? pre-clearance options?
    Nov 28, 2015
    Flight from LHR to DTW on Virgin arr 13.30 transit to Orlando dep 15.20 Delta. Will we be pushed for time? is there any way transit passengers can be hurried through clearances requied? are there any ways we can aid speed- like any pre-clearance options? and finally, what happens if we do miss the connecting flight? Virgin and Delta have merged i thought so i hope they would ust put us on the next flight? sorry so many questions! thanks. Fay


    That is enough time. You don't need to be "hurried" and most passengers on your flight will be in transit. There is no pe-clearance in London. Virgin and Delta are not "merged" but they are alliance partners. If you do miss your connection because your Virgin flight is delayed you will be rebooked on the next available Delta flight to Orlando free of charge. But as long as your Virgin flight is on-time you should have plenty of time.


    Nov 27, 2015
    I will be traveling with a group of 19 people from MCO to AMS with a stop in DTW on Delta. Can you tell me how far the connecting gates are from each other? Several in our group are in their 60s.


    Both gates are in the A concourse of the McNamara Terminal. The AMS flight will depart from the middle of the concourse.


  • 33min
    Nov 24, 2015
    I only have 33 min from when my flight arrives at DTW at 7:57, from ALB, and when my flight leaves for MKE at 8:30. Boarding is scheduled for 7:50. Will I make it?


    It's enough time if your flight from Albany is on-time but obviously leaves little time to spare if it isn't.


  • Virgin Atlantic connecting with a Delta flight
    Nov 19, 2015
    We (3 adults and 2 young children) are flying on Virgin Atlantic from LHR to DTW and connecting on to a Delta flight to STL. We have 2 hours and 5 minutes to get through customs, immigration & security checks.Will this be enough time, assuming the LHR flight is on time? If we miss our flight to STL what do we do?


    Yes, that should be enough time. If your Virgin flight arrives late and you miss your connection you will be rebooked on the next available Delta flight to St. Louis.


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