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  • Connection time
    Jan 26, 2014
    2
    Hi, I haven't had very much experience flying so I need a little advice on connection time. I have found a really good deal on a flight from Roanoke to Cancun with a connecting flight in DTW. The connection is 53 minutes. Can I make it? I will be arriving before 8 am on Wednesday morning. I don't want to spend an entire day and night in Detroit when I'm supposed to be on a beach in Mexico!

     

    I should add that it is a Delta flight

     

    If your first flight is on-time, yes, that's a makeable connection. All Delta gates in DTW are in the same terminal and connected beyond security. Also, since you will be traveling early in the morning and on a wednesday, if you do miss your connection, Delta can probably reroute you to Cancun through Atlanta and you'll get there that day, just a bit later.

     

  • is it the same terminal?
    Jan 23, 2014
    1
    I am flying from Montreal with Delta going to Tampa with a stop in Detroit airport. I have 2h24 min between the flight. Are the connections in the same terminal?

     

    Yes, all Delta flights in DTW are in the McNamara terminal. Since you will pre-clear US Immigration in Montreal all you will have to do in Detroit is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate so you should have a lot of time to spare.

     

  • can I make a 30 minute delta transfer?
    Jan 17, 2014
    1
    994 to 4036 are the flights

     

    Yes, that should be enough time if your first flight is on-time. You will arrive in Concourse A and may depart from B or C. If so, they are connected to A by an underground walkway.

     

  • 34 min connection time!
    Jan 4, 2014
    1
    Is this doable? Flying Delta from Las Vegas with 34 mins to make a connection to Amsterdam. I have no idea which terminal we arrive or depart from! Thankyou

     

    Both of your flights will be on the A Concourse of the McNamara terminal. If your first flight is on-time you will be OK. Also, Delta operates several Detroit-Amsterdam flights so unless you are already scheduled to be on the last one, you can be rebooked if you miss your connection.

     

  • 53 Minute Connection Time
    Dec 26, 2013
    4
    I am arriving on Delta flight 4128 (Endeavor Air) from Cedar Rapids and connection with Delta flight 4918 (ExpressJet) to Pittsburgh with 53 minutes to connect. What Concourse am I likely to arrive in and leave and is 53 minutes enough time?

     

    You will arrive in b or c and depart from a or b. You should have plenty of time if your first flight is on time.

     

    Thank you Zap. My first solo flight and I am easily confused. I found instructions online about which concourse is up and which one is down, but it was not helpful. Would it be possible for you to kindly walk me through a few scenarios. For example, if I arrive in b and depart from a, am I going up or down to reach b?

     

    Sorry about that. Clarification: For example, if I arrive in b and depart from a, am I going up or down to reach a?

     

    B and A are connected by an underground tunnel with a moving walkway. There are a lot of signs to show you how to get between gates.

     

  • connection time from Ottawa to Detroit and onto Phoenix, Az
    Dec 16, 2013
    3
    family flying with two kids under 6-starting in Ottawa, Canada connecting thru Detroit onto Phoenix, AZ via Delta. Are connecting flights in same terminal so that 90 minute between flights enough time to get to new boarding gate. Customs starts in Ottawa I think? Can she request a cart since the youngest does have minor heart condition so she can get to new gateon time with little or no stress for everyone. No bags only carryone

     

    You will pre-clear US Immigration in Ottawa. All you will have to do in Detroit is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. All Delta gates in Detroit are in the same terminal. Yes, if you are worried about your child walking you can request wheelchair service from Delta by calling them.

     

    I was wondering if they offer the service from gate to gate via a golf cart style ride especially for mothers with children. They only have an hour between flights now-Delta changed flight info yesterday. Should or can they request this type of pickup at the gate when they arrive to have them taken to the next gate without stressing the little girl. Should they cal Delta ahead of time or request at check in before boarding?

     

    Many airports use wheelchairs instead of carts. If you need wheelchair service it's best to call and request it. It will take longer if you request it at the airport.

     

  • DTW connection
    Dec 12, 2013
    1
    Hi! This is my first time to America. I really need some help. My airplane from Korea will arrive at DTW 12:00. Then I need to transfer to a fly leaves at 13:45 to Raleigh. I'm not sure whether 1 hour 45 minutes is enough for me to go through US immigration and re-check my baggage!! plz help me!!

     

    That should be enough time. Everything at DTW on Delta is close together and in one terminal.

     

  • I wonder if i can make it-pls help
    Dec 8, 2013
    1
    flight tom via delta - from DCA to DTW then to LAS boarding time from DTW to LAS is at 11:32A. I will be arriving from DCA to DTW at 11:22... 10 minutes going to DTW gate for delta - is it possible?How will i make it?

     

    If your first flight is early you could possibly make it if you run as both flights will be on the same concourse. However, that itinerary is below the minimum connection time. Delta should be able to rebook you. However, with how snowy it is right now you will probably have trouble getting through to reservations tonight. I would just show up for your flights and hope for the best.

     

  • not any better
    Nov 27, 2013
    0
    Hot loud rude cramp. People stacked on top each other. Nothing but nuts

     

  • connection from miami to sao paulo-brazil
    Nov 26, 2013
    1
    Hi, I´ll have a delta connection in DTW from Miami to Sao Paulo (Brazil) and only 55minutes to do it. Will it be enough? Wich concourse will I arrive and depart?

     

    You will both arrive and depart in the A Concourse of the McNamara Terminal. If your first flight is on-time you'll have enough time.

     

  • How fast can I get to delta terminal arriving in north terminal
    Nov 19, 2013
    1
    How fast can get delta terminal from north terminal

     

    I'd budget at least 90 minutes for your transfer if your flight from the North Terminal is domestic, at least 2 hours if it's International. The only way between them is a bus and it runs infrequently.

     

  • Stopover from Amsterdam to Raleigh, 2h 15m
    Nov 10, 2013
    1
    Hi, I will be travelling to Raleigh via Detroit soon. My flight operated by Delta should arrive in at 13.30 on a saturday (from Amsterdam) and my connecting flight to Raleigh also operated by delta leaves at 15.45. I am first time solo flyer so am a bit scared of connections! Im wondering if that is enough time to be able to do it successfully, and what steps I need to go through to have a smooth transition? Thanks!

     

    When you arrive in Detroit you will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through customs, and then re-check your baggage at the re-check desk. You will then go upstairs and go through security and to your departing gate. Everything will be in the same terminal. You should have plenty of time.

     

  • Pitt to Indy
    Oct 22, 2013
    1
    I have 49 minutes connection time for delta flight 5560 to my Indianapolis flight 3838, connecting through Detroit DTW. Is this sufficient time?

     

    If your first flight is on-time, yes, it should be enough time. Both flights will be in the McNamara terminal, likely be in the B/C concourse.

     

  • Enough time for transfer to miami.
    Oct 25, 2013
    7
    This would be my first time for traveling with transfer. I arrive from Amsterdam with DL 251 at 10.40 a.m. and have a transfer with DL 1704 at 14.00 p.m. Please help me what I exactly have to do. Must I Pick up my luggage first and clear in. Is that in the neighbourhood where I left my plane from Amsterdam? Is the gate where I have to go in the same area\? Must I go with elevators or shuttle buses. Please help me.

     

    You will arrive at, and depart from, the South Terminal, which has Conccourses /gates H & J. International Arrivals will be processed at Arrivals J (follow directions), where they need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag. Thereafter, proceed to your connecting Concourse H (H gates) for Delta connection.

     

    On arrival at DTW, you will be processed at the lower level of McNamara Terminal and thereafter take the escalator thereafter to level 1, and proceed from there to level 2 with Concourses/Gates. On arrival, you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag . You can connect to your departing gates by moving walkways or by taking the Express Tram. The McNamara Terminal has Concourses A, B & C with corresponding gates. The overhead screens will indicate flight numbers & gates. You have plenty of time.

     

    Thanks thoct13 for your answers. If I understand you quite well as follows: We arrive from Amsterdam at the lower lever of McNamara Terminal. Then we first must take the elevator to level 1. Then another elevator to level 2 where the gates are displayed. Then thereafter through the passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance with bags, luggage etc. and then re-check in luggage and then to our connecting flight to Miamiby moving walkways. I do not understand what gates H & J and J have to do with my transfer. Please I am so worried, let me know exactly what to do.

     

    thoct's post was very confusing - here is what you do. You will arrive in the immigration area of the McNamara Terminal, which is on the lower level. When there you will go through US immigration, claim your baggage, and go through US customs. After exiting customs you can re-check your bags with Delta. Then you will go upstairs to the departure level and go through security and to your gate. Everything is directly connected - no shuttles required.

     

    Oh. Thank you Zap. My flight from Amsterdam to Detroit will be DL 251, arriving time 10.40. Then flight nr DL 1704 departure 14.00 pm to Miami. Your answer is very clear. Do you know the gate of arrival and the gate of departure? Is that a big distance from each other? Thx ZAP again.

     

    You won't know the exact gates until the day of your flight, but all the international arrival gates are near the center of the A concourse and your Miami flight will also leave from somewhere in the A concourse.

     

    ZAP. Thx very much. I think that because of you i will feel me much relaxer then before. Grts from Amsterdam.

     

  • Gates?
    Sep 30, 2013
    2
    Arriving from MKE, departing to FRA, which concourses/gates most likely? Thanks !

     

    That depends on your airlines. DTW has 2 terminals. The McNamara Terminal is used for all airlines serving DTW, except Air Canada, AirTran, American, Frontier, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, Southwest, Spirit, United, US Airways & all charters - which use the North Terminal. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/dtw, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

    Well since only Delta flies MKE-DTW you will arrive in the McNamara Terminal, probably concourse A as it appears all the afternoon arrivals are Delta and not Delta Connection. If your flight to FRA is also operated by Delta you will also leave from concourse A. If your flight to FRA is on Lufthansa you will have to take a bus to the North Terminal and you will need at least 90 minutes for your transfer.

     





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