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    Dec 10, 2014


    Yes, all Delta and Delta Connection flights use the McNamara Terminal.


    thanks. I have only about 30 min to get from B to A so just wanted to check.


    A and B are connected by an underground walkway, it's less than a 5 minute walk.




  • Security procedures and connection time?
    Dec 10, 2014
    Hi, I will be flying into Detroit on a Delta flight on Christmas day from Heathrow, landing at 13.59 and connecting to a Delta flight to Buffalo Niagara at 15.26. Do you have any tips for making this connection and more importantly do I need to reclaim checked baggage and check it in again? (I am a British citizen, if that's important). Thanks!


    You will arrive in the McNamara Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, then re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go to the departure level, go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time but not a lot to spare. Christmas day itself is not a busy travel day in the US.


    Thank you for this detailed and helpful reply :)


  • TUL to DTW to AMS on Delta
    Dec 5, 2014
    I will be flying from TUL to AMS, connecting through DTW, all on Delta flights. What is the process for getting from the domestic terminal to the international terminal, (IS there such a thing as an international terminal)? Do I have to retrieve/recheck luggage before getting on the DTW to AMS flight? How much time should I allow for connection? Thanks for help - flying international is new for me!


    DTW does not have separate domestic and international terminals. You don't have to do anything with your baggage or go through security on your way to AMS. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. 45 minutes is sufficient time if your first flight is on-time. On your return to Tulsa, if you pass through Detroit, that is when you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, then go through security. That requires 90 minutes.


    I'm very grateful for your timely and detailed reply! Special thanks for addressing the return through DTW process. I wasn't sure how that procedure worked. Thanks, again.


  • Enough time to connect?
    Dec 5, 2014
    Hi, I will be taking Delta 2198 from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Detroit, then connecting to Delta 275 to Tokyo-Narita. Is the 1 hr 3 min layover time enough? Do I need to go through security check at Detroit? Thanks!


    Yes, that is enough time. No, you do not have to go through security in Detroit. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate which will both be on the A concourse of the McNamara Terminal.


  • Getting between concourses
    Nov 25, 2014
    How to you get from Concourse C to Concourse A when you only have 30 min between connections?


    There's a tunnel connecting A to B and C. It's possible, but you have to hurry.


  • Connection Time
    Dec 5, 2014
    Hi I am connecting from SCE through DTW to PHX, I land in DTW at 7:54 and my next flight to PHX is at 8:25, DELTA. Is that enough time?


    Yes, that is barely enough time. It leaves no time to spare in case of delays.


  • 50 minutes enough to make my connection flight to Beijing China?
    Nov 18, 2014
    I am flying from Austin Texas, connecting on a flight at Detroit to go to Beijing China (PEK). Is 50 minutes layover time enough? Apparently Delta thinks it.


    I forgot to mention these are both on Delta flights


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. All delta gates at DTW are in the same terminal and connected inside security.


  • 1:20 Minutes International Transfer
    Nov 14, 2014
    Hi - I am arriving from MNL (via NRT) into DTW and will need to make a connecting flight to CVG in 1:20 mins. Is this doable? The delta website seems to think so.


    It's doable but it doesn't leave much if any time to spare in case of delays.


  • Connection Time
    Nov 4, 2014
    daughter has only 41 mins to get to connecting flight (from Burlington VT to Seattle) both on Delta. Enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. All Delta gates at DTW are connected inside security. It obviously doesn't leave much time to spare inc ase of delays though.


  • International Connection in DTW with Delta-Air France
    Oct 31, 2014
    I will have my flight from CLT to DTW (Delta), and I will connect to Air France From DTW to CDG(Paris), to do so, I will have 40min, is that enough? I also wondering if I need to check out my baggage there or not? I mean by not, the carrier would take care of my luggage. Thank you


    You won't have to do anything with your baggage in Detroit. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which will both be in the McNamara Terminal.


  • Making international transfer for non-English speaker
    Oct 27, 2014
    My Mother-in-law will be arriving from Shanghai on Delta and connecting to a Delta flight to Nashville thru DTW. How easy will the transfer be for a non-English speaker. Getting from customs interview to baggage, to re-check bags, to next gate?


    The Delta terminal at DTW has a quite simple layout and I believe there are signs in Chinese.


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