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    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


  • Connection time
    Jan 26, 2014
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.


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