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  • Going to Amesterdam
    Jun 1, 2014
    Hi, i will travelling from Lax to Amsterdam with Delta, there will be a lay over in DTW for 48 minutes, will it be enough to catch my amesterdam flight? and what exactly will happen?


  • Where do I spend time in Customs?
    May 26, 2014
    Hello, I fly tomorrow from Portland ME to DTW Airport and transfer to a Toronto flight. Is my first travel leg considered national or international? Will I need to allow time in Portland to go through customs or will that all happen in Detroit where I have a 45 min connection time.


    You will go through Canadian immigration when you get to Toronto. All you have to do in DTW is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Terminal Connection: time for layover
    May 26, 2014
    Dear Sir or Madam, I am arriving in DTW from LAX by DELTA 539 and have to change the plane to DELTA 1088 to New York, EWR. I have only 40 minutes on order to change a plane and I wonder if I should go through any checking or custom? Additionally, will my checked in bags forwarded or I have to do that by myself? Thank you very much in advance for your help.


    You arrive at DTW at the McNamara Terminal, which has Concourses & gates A, B & C. A tunnel connects in the center between Concourse A (near gate 38) and Concourses B & C (at Gates C1 of the lower level). Follow signs. Only international arrivals at US Airports need to go through customs clearance. Your bags will be checked through. Your transfer time should suffice.


  • DTW connection time
    May 26, 2014
    Hello! I'm sorry if something like that was already asked and answered, I just want to double check my informations about a connecting flight in Detroit. Arriving from YUL (montreal), going to Seoul, I will have a connection in Detroit, with 1h19min to spare. Delta Flights all the way. From what I've read, I will get pre-cleared in Canada and will depart from the same terminal since I have Delta flights? Is that right? Is that enough? Thanks a lot!!


    Yes you go through US Customs Clearance at YUL and will arrive & depart at DTW's McNamara Terminal, which has Concourses A, B & C with corresponding gates. The overhead screens on arrival. will indicate flight & gate number. Concourse A, reached from level 2, has 1.5 miles of moving walkways . Additionally, the Express Tram stops at the South station near gate A11, the Terminal station in the center near gate 1 and the water feature, and the North station near gate A67. Concourse A has to the left gates A38-A1; to the right gates A40-78, and at its center the tunnel connecting to Concourse B to the left and Concourse C to the right. Concourse B at right has gates B1-21on opposite sides. Concourse C at left has C1 through C43 on opposite sides. An elevator between Concourses B & C leads to the Lower Level gates C1 to C7.


    ok thanks! Should be enough time then!


  • 1 hour layover
    May 23, 2014
    I'm flying from Canada to San Francisco with a one hour layover in Detroit. Do I need to go through customs in Detroit, and is one hour enough time?


    Where in Canada are you coming from? Most major airports in Canada have US Immigration pre-clearance. If the airport you're flying from does have it, you will pre-clear US Immigration there and all you will have to do in Detroit is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. If both of your flights are on Delta all their gates are connected within security.


    I'm flying from Halifax, and it looks like they do have pre-clearance: http://hiaa.ca/travel-checklist/travel-to-the-us/ Thanks for the info!


  • 52 minute connection time
    May 20, 2014
    Arriving from Las Vegas on DELTA 1389 at 8:58pm. Connecting to DELTA 4112 (Endeavor) to Ottawa, Canada at 9:50pm. Is 52 minutes enough to make the connection? This a Wednesday in early June.


    Your transfer time should suffice. However, the McNamara Terminal with its Concourses A, B & C is huge. To find out how to connect between its Concourses, I suggest you open www.ifly.com/dtw, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


    Yes, you should have enough time. You will arrive in Concourse A and depart from B or C, which are connected by an underground tunnel with moving walkway. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Do I have enough time
    May 6, 2014
    Flight arriving at 8:07 (Delta 1357) Next one leaves at 8:37 (Delta 4056/Endeavor Air) Is that enough time?


    It is enough time but it leaves very little time for delays. You will arrive in the A concourse and likely depart from the B/C concourse, which are connected by an underground tunnel inside security.


    Thank you! I will wear my running shoes.


  • customs and time between flights
    Apr 24, 2014
    I am flying from Paris to Indianapolis with a layover in Detroit. Where do I go through customs? How much time should be allowed? I am on the same airline for all flights so would I just go through customs in Indy


    You will go through immigration and customs in Detroit. You will go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US customs, and re-check your bags with Delta. Then you will go through security and to the departure level for your departing flight to Indianapolis. You'll need about 90 minutes.


  • 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.


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