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  • Making connections in Detroit
    Jun 15, 2015
    i will be flying from FLL to MQT on flights DL1905 and DL4024 with a 51 minute connecting time in DTW. Will both flights be in the same terminal or will I have to go to terminal C? Enough time assuming everything's on time?


    Detroit doesn't have a "Terminal C". All Delta and Delta connection flights are in the McNamara Terminal. You will arrive in the A concourse and depart from the B or C concourse. B and C are connected to A by a short underground tunnel with a moving walkway. You have enough time.


  • Non-US Immigration to connecting flight
    Jun 14, 2015
    My flight is scheduled to arrive at DTW from LHR at 13:15, and my connecting flight to ROC leaves at 15:33, Will I be able to make my flight as a non-US citizen? I'm flying with Virgin Atlantic internationally and with Delta domestically. It's on a Wednesday too as I heard it's one of the better days to fly, I'm just really worried I won't be able to make my flight as there's none until the next day


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. There is a 7:52 PM flight from DTW to ROC in case your flight from London arrives late. Delta would also likely be able to rebook you through Atlanta or New York if the later nonstop is unavailable.


  • DTW to PHL on 6/19
    Jun 12, 2015
    Hello, I am arriving at DTW at 11:33am, my flight to PHL leaves at 12:19 pm; I am flying first class, so I'll be able to be first off - will I have enough time? And on the way home I have abuot an hour, is that okay? Thank you in advance.


    Yes, that should be enough time, assuming both flights are domestic and on Delta.


    Yes, both flights are domestic and on Delta


  • wait time for non-US citizens to clear immigration
    Jun 12, 2015
    How long approximately is the wait line for non-US citizens to clear immigration at Detroit airport?


    Immigration lines are generally short as DTW is generally an uncrowded modern airport. However, when a full Delta 747 flight arrives it could take up to 30-40 minutes if you're at the back of the line.


    Thanks for the reply. Also, I am a US citizen but my husband is not. Can we both go through the US citizen line (which is usually shorter)?


    If he is a permanent resident or repeat ESTA user he uses the same line as US Citizens. If he is entering on a new Visa or a first time ESTA user he will have to go to the other line.




  • Is the DTW too boring for long connections?
    Jun 10, 2015
    I'll travel in August to USA and I have an 8 hours connection at DTW (7:00am - 15:00pm). In Detroit airport we have things to do or do you recommed a ride in Detroit city?


    It's nearly an hour ride each way to the city and there's not much to do there. DTW has fairly good amenities for an American airport.


  • 48 minute connection
    Jun 6, 2015
    is 48 minutes enough time for a delta domestic to domestic connection?


    Yes, if your first flight is on-time that should be enough time. All Delta gates are in the McNamara Terminal and connected inside security.


  • international connections
    Jun 7, 2015
    hi! I will be traveling from toyko narita to DTW with delta airlines, they emailed me saying my flight has changed and I might not have enough time to make it to my connecting flight to MCO with my layover time. I am scheduled to LAND in DTW at 2 pm from Tokyo and take off to mco at 3:30 pm... do you think an hour and roughly 15 minutes is enough time to get through customs and baggage?! thank you for any advice!!!


    2 PM is the scheduled gate arrival time, not landing time. You have enough time. You just don't have much to spare if the flight from Tokyo is delayed.


    If your coming off from an international flight and connecting to a delta flight, will you be in the same terminal?


  • Connection time 92 (I-D)
    May 30, 2015
    Hi is 92 minutes enough to do a transfer from I to D (both operated by Delta). I am a NON-US citizen


    What airport? Where are you flying from and to?


    AMS => DTW => MCO


    You will arrive in the McNamara Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags, go through security, and go to your departure gate, which is in the same terminal. You have enough time if your flight from Amsterdam is on-time.


  • 1 Hr 39 Min enough time for Delta DOM Delta (AirF) Int'l Transfer?
    May 28, 2015
    We're booked on Delta 1698 from SF arriving at 4:39 for a transfer to Rome on Air France (Operated by Delta) AF 3591 at 5:54. Is this enough time in July, 7/15? Thank you!!!


    Yes., that should be plenty of time to make your transfer. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Enough time in between connections?
    Jun 2, 2015
    My family and I will be arriving on a United flight and connecting to a Delta flight. We have two hours to collect our baggage, check in with Delta and go through security...is less than two hours enough time?


    What airport? Is your United flight international or domestic?


    Detroit airport and our United flight is domestic...thanks!


    It will be tough because you will have to change Terminals between the North Terminal and the McNamara Terminal. They are only connected by a shuttle bus which runs infrequently.


  • Connection Time
    May 26, 2015
    My daughter is traveling on Air France flight from Austin to Detroit Flight 5639 and has only 40 minutes to catch Air France Flight from Detroit to Paris Flight 377 at 8:55 pm on May 27. Will she be okay and does she have to claim her checked bag first and re-check it?


    Please note that her first flight will be operated by Delta. You won't find an Air France counter in Austin. All she has to do in Detroit is walk from her arrival gate to her departure gate. Both in the McNamara Terminal.


    Awesome - this site is incredible - she is first time flying alone so trying to get a heads up on this - thanks


  • 2hrs layover intl to domestic
    May 25, 2015
    Hello. I will be arriving at DTW on an international flight (from LHR) at 1315hrs. My connecting domestic flight departs at 1526 for MLI. Should that be enough time? Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • International connection
    May 25, 2015
    I will be flying Nashville to London via Detroit Wayne County on Virgin/Delta. 1st question...is this the same airport as DTW? 2nd....would 1hr 4mins be enough time to make the connection given I will be travelling on my own with my 16 month old. Would I have to change terminals? Thanks


    Yes, Detroit only has one airport with commercial service, DTW> Yes, this is enough time. No you will not have to change terminals. All Delta flights at DTW are located in the McNamara terminal and connected inside security. All you have to do in DTW is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • 1 hour layover
    May 16, 2015
    I will be travelling back from O'hare, Chicago to Manila, Philippines, with a 1 hr stopover in Detroit. All via Delta. WOuld 1 hour be safe enough to catch the plane to Manila? Do i have to pass thru immigration in Detroit and re-check in my bags? Thanks.


    Yes, that should be enough time. you do not go through US Immigration when leaving the US. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    thanks! this is such a helpful site!


  • layover
    May 10, 2015
    I have a flight in July from Providence to LAX with a 50 min layover in Detroit. I have heard that the McNamara terminal is a mile long. Is that enough time between flights? Thanks


    Yes, that is enough time. If your gates are far apart there is a train that has 3 stops in the length of the terminal and there are moving walkways throughout the terminal.


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