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  • Terminal to terminal
    Jan 22, 2016
    I fly out of dtw regularly and use both terminals but like parking and security of north terminal is there a way to park and go thru security at the north terminal than take a tram or something to the McNamara terminal without having to go through security again?


    No, the North Terminal and McNamara Terminal are not connected inside security. The only way to get between them is a shuttle that runs outside security.


  • Connecting to international flight. enough time?
    Jan 19, 2016
    Hi, Im flying in from MBS to DTW this Friday around 2.27pm and connecting to an international flight from DTW to Shanghai at 3.30pm. Is there enough time?


    That should be enough time if your flight from MBS is on-time. All you have to do in DTW is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Advice please
    Jan 19, 2016
    I am flying lhw with virgin into Dtw then connecting with delta to Clt, I only have an hour and a half between planes, is this enough time and do I need to collect my bags, leave arrivals and go checkin again? Are delta and Virgin the same terminal?


    Yes, you will arrive in the McNamara Terminal, 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 in the same terminal. You should have just enough time.


  • Layover 1.20 hour
    Jan 19, 2016
    I will arrive from Amsterdam at 1.25 pm and the connecting flight to San Jose Costa Rica via Atlanta will leave at 2.45 pm. As I have to go through immigration, collect the bags, custom & check in the bags again will I have enough time to get the next flight to Atlanta?


    These are all Delta flights


    Is your connection in Detroit or Atlanta?


    In Detroit We fly from amsterdam to Detroit with a layover of 1.20 hour. And from Detroit to Atlanta where we have to change plane.


    1 hr 20 minutes is possible but leaves no time to spare for your connection in Detroit.


  • Collecting and rechecking luggage during layover at Detroit
    Jan 13, 2016
    I would like to know if I have to collect my luggage and recheck them at Detroit when I go back to Toronto, Canada from Japan. I live close to the border, so I am thinking if I can just collect my luggage at Detroit and go home straight, instead of flying to Toronto and busing back. Thanks!


    In Detroit you will claim your bags to go through US Customs. If this is the last flight of your itinerary you could then take the tags off your bags and exit the airport and go home via the bridge/tunnel.


    Thanks a lot for your reply! That will save me lots of time.


  • 30 minutetransfer
    Jan 10, 2016
    We are coming from Syracuse NYon Friday at 8am with a 30 minute connection to Los Angeles at 8:30. Do we have enough time/


    Yes, that is enough time if your first flight is on-time, but you will have to hurry to your departure gate.


  • 1 hr 50 connection
    Jan 10, 2016
    Arriving from London Heathrow into DTW at 13:30 on Thursday in January. Then connecting to Indianapolis at 15:20. Will that be enough time? What are my options if I miss the connecting flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time. if you miss your connection due to the first flight being late you will be booked on the next flight to Indianapolis. There is a 17:33 flight and a 20:18 flight.


  • 1 hour and 35 minutes connection time
    Jan 9, 2016
    We are coming from Schiphol Amsterdam with KL6051 and going to New Orleans with KL5702 both operated by Delta. Do we have to change terminal and do we have enough time with customs and immigration.


    Both flights are in the McNamara Terminal. 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 and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


  • 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.


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