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  • Delta to Endeavor gates. First time teen flyer, 51 mins?
    Feb 28, 2015
    I know that Endeavor is Delta's regional partner, and that they are both in McNamara terminal. How difficult is it to get from a Delta gate to an Endeavor gate? Layer is 51 minutes, 16yo first time flyer. Thanks!


    Yes, that should be enough time. just follow the signs between gates. All gates in the McNamara terminal can be reached within 15 mins.


  • Layover time...
    Feb 25, 2015
    Hi! I am flying into DTW from a small airport (gate usually at the opposite end of terminal:() my layover is 30 min. Will they hold the connecting flight for me or is this enough time? Who do I speak with to find out...on flight stewards or in airport agent?


    They generally do not hold flights for anybody. There is nobody who you can talk to. The only people who can hold a flight are the dispatcher (who is located in an office in Atlanta) or the gate agent of the flight you are boarding - and if you can talk to her you might as well actually get on the plane.


    So that isn't enough time?


    It's enough time if your first flight is on-time or early and you run.


  • Flying from LHR - PHX via DTW (Virgin/Delta)
    Feb 24, 2015
    Hi, I am flying from LHR to PHX via DTW and have a 2.15hr stopover connection - does anyone know, is this enough time to get through Non-US Immigration, pick up luggage, go through Customs, re-check luggage, go to departures, go through security and then get to the next plane? I am female and travelling alone so don't want to miss my connection


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    Thanks for letting me know


  • Changing Terminals
    Feb 20, 2015
    Is a 1.5 hour layover enough time to get from Delta Terminal in McNamara to the United Terminal in North? No checked luggage. Just carry on. Do you have to go through security again when you get to North?


    Yes, you will have to go through security again, and you will have to take a shuttle between the terminals. The Shuttle doesn't run very frequently. However, if you check in online for your United flight before you leave on your Delta flight, I think you should have enough time.


  • enough time ?
    Feb 18, 2015
    I just found out our plane that leaves CWA is only 50 seats or less and our carry on bags has to go where the checked bags go because of lack of room on the plane. We only have 40 minutes to get our carry ons and go from concourse B or C and go through the tunnel to concourse A and to find our gate. Is that enough time to make our flight? Does the airline call ahead to say were coming if it is getting close to taking off?


    The agent of the second flight knows who is a connecting passenger and what the status of their flight is on his or her computer. That should be enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Incoming Immigration
    Feb 17, 2015
    Looking at maybe booking this flight: Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow to DTW, then Delta from DTW to O'Hare. Is 2 hours enough stopover time to go through immigration, customs, etc, and make the next flight to Chicago?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • 40 minute layover in detroit
    Feb 15, 2015
    we have a 40 minute layover in Detroit will be arriving on delta 3553 endeavor air and leaving Detroit on delta 1719 to los Ang. what concourse will I be arriving on in Detroit and what concourse will I go to to catch my flight to los Ang. will 40 minutes be enough time to make my flight?


    You will arrive in concourse B or C and depart from concourse A. They are connected inside security by an underground walkway. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • Terminal EM
    Feb 15, 2015
    Hi I have a connecting flight at DTW in 45 min at Terminal EM. Where is terminal EM? I tried to look it up in the map but I can't find. In my case I will arrive in terminal EM and I need to change to the connecting flight in 45 mins at the same gate EM. I am using Delta Airline. Thank you for your help!


    Just in case let me write down the flight info LGA-DET ,arrival at Terminal EM (after 45 min) Departure at Terminal EM. DET-SEA


    "Terminal EM" is the McNamara Terminal where all Delta and Delta Connection flights are located. I don't know why Delta uses that odd terminology on their reservations that aren't used anywhere else to describe the McNamara Terminal. However, all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate which will both be in the A concourse of the McNamara Terminal. You have enough time.


    Thank you for your response. So does it means I need to check the transfering gate on the day? What if the first flight would be delayed so I don't have enough time? Does Delta will connect me to different flight or wait for me little bit before landing? Because usually it is required to be at the gate before 20 mins of departure.


    Yes, on the day of your flight you will get your exact gates from Delta.com, the Delta app, or the monitors at the airport. If you do miss your flight due to your first flight being late, you will be put on the next flight to your destination. You only really need to be at the gate area 5 minutes before departure. They say 20 or more minutes so people don't intentionally straggle.


    Perfect! Thanks a lot. I hope my first flight will arrive on time then! You are very helpful and once again thank you so much!


  • Domestic to Int'l connection time
    Feb 9, 2015
    I have a separate ticket already booked on Delta flying into DTW from CDG at 2:33pm, and am looking at buying a ticket on United to SFO that leaves at 5:08pm – a 2:35 layover. Is this too tight of a connection to clear immigration and customs, and change airlines? And if I miss my connection, would there be problems since these would be on two separate reservations? (My original itinerary has me continuing on to ITH, but I need to go to SFO instead).


    Oh, and I should also mention that I won't be checking any bags, so this should potentially speed things up a bit, and also mean that I won't have to worry about leaving enough time for my bags to make it on the next flight...


    The issue is that Delta and United use two different Terminals that are connected by a very infrequent shuttle bus. However, if you don't have any checked bags and you check-in online for your United flight before you leave France, I think you can make it.


  • Endeavor Air terminal
    Feb 5, 2015
    I'm flying from Seattle with a short layover in Detroit before heading to Ithaca ️NY. Is Endeavor Air connections in the same terminal I will be flying into or will I need to race to a different terminal?


    Endeavor Air flights are Delta Connection. All Delta and Delta Connection flights are in the McNamara Terminal. You will likely arrive in the A Concourse and depart from the B or C concourse, which is connected to A by an underground tunnel inside security.


  • St Louis to Rome
    Jan 26, 2015
    Delta just changed my flight times. I now arrive STL to DTW on Delta 5743 and depart for Rome Delta flight 236 with a 51 minute connection. Is this possible and will my luggage make it?


    Yes, that is still possible as all you have to do in Detroit is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Elderly
    Jan 20, 2015
    I am traveling with 2 elderly people (over 80). We are transferring from one Delta flight to another with 1 hour and 10 minutes. Is that enough time?


    Assuming the first flight is domestic, yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • international arrival
    Jan 14, 2015
    Strange question, but my boyfriend is flying in from LHR to DTW on the same day I'm scheduled to leave from DTW, heading for BOS (all Delta flights). When he arrives in Detroit, will he be directed right into US Customs and then to baggage claim? Or is there a chance that he could be let off the plane in McNamara terminal, where we could see each other before I leave?


    Yes, he will be directed directly to customs. Depending on when your flight departs you could wait for him at the exit of customs.


  • Transfer time 1 hr 18 mins enough on international flight?
    Jan 11, 2015
    Hi! I'm looking at a flight from SJO-DTW-CDG (Costa Rica-Detroit-Paris). Transfer time when reaching DTW from SJO is 1 hr 18 mins. Both are Delta flights, so same terminal. Will there be enough time for immigration, baggage claim and baggage check? Thank you for this site!


    It's really cutting it close. It's theoretically possible but depends on everything going very smoothly.


  • CLE - DTW - SEA 30 or 37 min layover
    Jan 9, 2015
    CLE - DTW - SEA with 30-37 minute layover - is that possible to make the connection???


    Yes, it is possible, all Delta gates at DTW are connected inside security and all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. However, yes, it obviously leaves little time to spare for delays.


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