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  • Transfer of flight
    Apr 20, 2014
    I will be arriving detroit as my port of entry from manila,philippines. Via Delta airline my point of destination is philadelphia and i have 1hour to transfer,do i have enough-time do go process immigration


    That will be very difficult. The recommended international->domestic transfer time is 90 minutes.


  • Connection time
    Apr 14, 2014
    I'm flying on KLM KL6545 from San Francisco to Detroit with only a 51 minutes connection to another flight to Amsterdam KL6048. Both flights are operated by Delta Airlines. I'm worried about missing my next flight. Do I have enough time? Do I have to be checked by the immigration/whatever between the flights?


    No, all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, which will both be on the A Concourse of the McNamara Terminal. You should have enough time.


    Yhanks a lot for your help and reply. Cheers


  • Connection time?
    Apr 14, 2014
    We will be arriving from Amsterdam by Delta 620 on 14 May at 1.09 pm and have to go through international immigration and customs before taking the 3.20 pm Delta 2427 flight to St. Louis. Is the time gap sufficient? Thanks


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


    Thanks a lot


  • connection
    Apr 5, 2014
    We are arriving on a 757 from SLC on a Friday in June at 4:45 pm and our flight to FCO (Rome) leaves one hour and three minutes later. Is the connection enough time? Will we probably arrive and leave from the same concourse? Never been to DWT. Thanks.


    Yes, both of your flights will be on the A Concourse. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.




  • 31 minute connection
    Mar 31, 2014
    I'm flying on delta flight 5092 to detroit with only a 31 minute connection. I'm worried about missing my next flight which is delta 1921. Do I have enought time. Both flights are in terminal EM. Thanks!


    Yes, that should be enough time, but it doesn't leave much room for delays. All you have to do in Detroit is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Is there time?
    Mar 28, 2014
    is there enough time to connect from flight DL5560 arriving 1147 to flight KL1839 departing 1608? Are they in the same terminal?


    Sorry, arrival time was 1447 not 1147


    Yes, both flights will be in the McNamara Terminal. You should have plenty of time.


    Mar 27, 2014
    I'm planning a delta flight from YYZ that arrives in DTW at 4:40 pm on a friday and departs to MSP at 5:35 pm (55 minute layover). Do I just go from gate to gate, or do I need to retrieve and recheck baggage?


    All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will pre-clear US Immigration in Toronto.


  • Immigration, customs, luggage handoff, security and get to gate time?
    Mar 25, 2014
    I'm looking at Delta flights from China arriving at Detroit 6-8pm on Saturday, is 1hr 39mins enough time to connect to another domestic Delta flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Immigration times in DTW are generally pretty quick and all Delta flights are in the same terminal.


    Mar 22, 2014
    Hi, I will arrive from Paris at 16:20 at McNAMARA Termial but I have to change to North terminal to fly to Denver with Frontier Airlines. I guess there should be some transportation but I dont find it. Could you help me please?.


    There is a shuttle bus but it runs infrequently since few passengers have to go between the two terminals. I hope you have at least 2 hours for your transfer, preferably closer to 3.


  • 30 Minute Layover
    Mar 5, 2014
    I'm traveling through DTW on Friday from ROC to SFO and have a 30 min layover on Delta. Flights are 3691 and 745. Will I make this?


    You will have to hope your first flight is on-time and hurry. You will likely arrive in the B Concourse of the McNamara Terminal and depart from the A Concourse. They are connected by an underground tunnel with a moving walkway. Your connection may take up to 20 minutes, so that leaves just 10 minutes to spare.


  • Transfertime for transit to Ft. Lauderdale
    Mar 6, 2014
    On may 3rd I will arrive from Amsterdam at 10.40 a.m. with DL 251 and have to transfer with DL 1704 at 14.00 p.m. to Fort Lauderdale. What exactly I have to do when I arrive. Is the first time I have to transfer in U.S. and what I understood Detroit Airport is very big. Please help me.On what floors are Immigration, Luggage pick up, Customs, re-check desk and concourses?


    You will arrive in the center of the A concourse and go directly to US immigration, there's no way to get lost here. Then you will claim your bags, go through US Customs, and then re-check them with Delta, then you will go up to the departure level and go through security. Then you will go to your departure gate which will also be in the A concourse of the McNamara Terminal.


    Thx ZAP for your answer. So, if I understand quite right, US Immigration, luggage, US Customs and rechecking with Delta is all on the same where we arrive?


    I mean the same Floor. Sorry.


    Yes, you will go down some stairs after you get out of the jetway (it will be the only way to go) and everything you have to do will be down on that level until you have to go through security. There are plenty of signs.


    Is the tranfertime enough?


    Will you be so kind to tell me of the transfer time between the two planes is enough? Thank you ZAP for your help!


  • 44 min. layover- can we make it?
    Mar 5, 2014
    We will have 44 mins. to make our next connection. We are flying Delta from Charleston,SC changing planes in Detroit before flying on to Buf,NY. Is this possible?


    Yes, if your first flight is on time it's quite possible. All Delta flights are connected inside security in the McNamara Terminal and the worst possible connection would take about 20 minutes.


    Thanks for the help. It shouldn't be a problem now because they have changed my flight to where we have an hour and 10 mins. layover.


  • DTW
    Mar 3, 2014
    Arrive 6 Mar on Deltat DL3982 from Manchester, NH. at 9:30 am. Depart to Tokyo on Delta DL275 at 1:30 pm. Could you please provide a terminal map showing route from arrival area to departure area. Thank you very much.


    You will arrive in the A, B, or C concourse of the McNamara Terminal (likely B or C) and depart from the center part of the A concourse of the same terminal. All Delta gates at DTW are connected inside security. You will have a ton of time for your connection as it should take 20 minutes or less and you have 4 hours.


  • Close Delta connection end of C to end of A
    Feb 6, 2014
    Traveling in May SYR via DTW. Arrival 11:25ish with a connecting flight at 12. Looks like arriving at the far end of C and takeoff far end of A. Hard to tell from past data if the flight runs ontime since winter weather has a huge influence but this won't be a factor for my flight. History for ontime November 2013-Jan 2014 is 65% and I see today flights are ":ontime" at 10 min late. This was a rebook by Delta when our original flight was eliminated and they insist 30 minutes is enough time. Any expert opinions here? Will this be enough time?


    30 minutes is enough time if you hurry and it's on-time. Those gates take maybe 15 minutes to get between. Where you you traveling onwards to from DTW?


    Heading onward to Las Vegas. Wondering If I should press Delta to reroute me via a different airport since they made the change Last thing I want is is a late arrival and a longer layover than they changed me from


    You could try calling since you did have a schedule change. Your other options would be to connect in Atlanta or Minneapolis though, which are more out of the way. 35 minutes in DTW is a legal and doable connection and if you miss your connection there would be later flights to get you to Las Vegas.


  • Connection from International to Domestic
    Feb 1, 2014
    I know these questions have been asked before but any help would be appreciated. I'm planning on flying to Baltimore in May from France with Delta. It will fly into DTW with a 1h 41min connection time. Will this be enough time for me to clear immigration (I'm British), collect baggage and re-check the bags for my flight to BWI? I can not miss the flight to BWI as I have a bus connection that I must get.


    Yes, that should be enough time. All Delta flights at DTW are in the same terminal.


    Great, thank you. I will book those flights


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