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  • 56 min connection time
    Jul 2, 2013
    Will 56 mins be enough time to change from domestic Delta flight arriving 20:39 to an international Air France flight?


    Yes, it should be if your first flight is on-time. All Delta/Air France gates can be reached within 15 minutes of one another.


  • Montreal-DTW-NRT
    Jul 2, 2013
    I will be flying from Montreal YUL to Taipei TPE with two transfers in DTW and NRT at the end of July. I'm flying Delta, but for the YUL-DTW flight, I can choose between Chautauqua or Pinnacle, departing 2 hours apart. It will then be a Delta 747 flight to Tokyo. My questions are: 1. Will I be arriving at the same terminal, whether I choose Chautauqua or Pinnacle? 2. Where do I need to go next to catch my flight to Tokyo? 3. Do I have to get my bags and check them in again or will they be transfered until I reach Taipei if all flights are booked through Delta? 4. Will I have to go through customs in Detroit or will I be going through them in Montreal? 5. I'll either have 2h30 or 4h30 layover depending on the time I leave YUL. Is 2h30 enough? 4h30 seems too much. Thanks for your help. This will be my first International flight.


    Yes, the Chautauqua and Pinnacle flights are both Delta Connection and both will arrive in the same part of the McNamara Terminal (the B or C concourse). Your Tokyo flight will depart from the center of the A concourse in the McNamara terminal. There's a short underground tunnel between the two concourses. You will preclear US Immigration in Montreal. You will not have to touch your baggage after that until you get to Taipei. 2:30 should be enough time.


    Wow! That was fast! Thank you so much :)


    I cannot tell you where either Chautauqua or Pinnacle will arrive at Detroit Metro Airport - it could be at the McNamara Terminal, which has Concourses A, B & C (with corresponding gate numbers), or at the North Terminal, which has D gates. If Arriving at North Terminal, you would need to take the shuttle bus running every 10 mins and taking about 7 mins. Find out whether either of the two airlines will transfer bags to your Delta connection at McNamara Terminal; if not, you need to take your bag & check it in with Delta before proceeding to go through security check and on to your gate. You will arrive at DTW as a domestic arrival, as you will go through U.S. customs clearance in Montreal. 2.5 hrs should suffice. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/dtw, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'MAPS & DIRECTIONS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


    Disregard anything FRJUn said about the north terminal - your flights will all be in the McNamara terminal.


    One last thing concerning that flight. I booked it this morning and before I booked, they were asking on Delta's website that I choose 3 seats, one YUL-DTW, one DTW-NRT and one in NRT-TPE. However, when I proceeded with the booking, they only made me choose a seat in YUL and in DTW. It's Delta 275 from DTW-NRT and NRT-TPE. Should I assume that I will be staying on the plane during the 90 minute layover in NRT before heading to TPE? I've been reading other comments on websites about such situations and some people say that you stay on the plane and are allowed to change seats after everyone who stays in NRT has gotten off. Other say that with 90 minute layover, the crew might ask us to get off the plane and stay in the terminal to come back after they cleaned up. Is there a chance that I will be changing planes even if they only made me choose one seat? Any chance they will ask us to stay on the plane for a 90 min layover? Are we really allowed to change seats? What about the people who get on the plane, didn't they have reservations made? I'm confused. Thanks for your help!


    You may either stay on the plane or get off the plane and stay in the gate area. There's a slight chance they might have to swap you to a different plane because of a mechanical problem - in that case they would either use another plane of the same type and your seat would remain the same, or if they had to swap in a different type, they would give you a new seat assignment. People say that you can move seats because the NRT-TPE flight is not usually very full.


  • Connection from gate C to Gate A
    May 29, 2013
    flight landing at 5:33pm at gate C, connecting flight at Gate A departs at 5:50 pm, will i make it?


    You will have to hope that your first flight is on-time and run.


  • Transfer to DTW
    May 21, 2013
    This will be our first time traveling to the US and I'm worried that we won't make our connection, because we have to go through customs in Detroit. We will be coming via Amsterdam with Delta and landing in DTW at 1.05pm. Our connection to Denver is at 3.42pm. I can use any help I can get as far as information about what terminal would we land coming from Amsterdam? How do we get to customs? I'm traveling with a child, who is a citizen and I will be entering on a tourist visa. Can we go through customs together or are there two different lines we need to be in? How do we re-check our luggage?What terminal would our connection to Denver leave from ( also with Delta) and how do we get to the next gate?


    We went through Detroit last year, took about 1 hour to clear immigration, collect and recheck our bags and get to the gate for our onward flight. Since then tho' I gather it's taking longer as staff cuts bite. I think your timings are good, you shouldn't have a problem. The staff at immigration were very pleasant and will be able to advice which lines to join. Once you've got your bags, go through customs and there's a place to hand your bags back in, it works very well! If you've bought any duty free, you can put it into your hold baggage before handing it over. At Amsterdam they won't let you take any liquids through security, even purchased airside, not even abottle of water bought at the kiosk next to the gate!


    Both flights will be in the McNamara terminal. If you're with a child I'm sure they will let you go through together. The path to immigration when you arrive will be obvious - it will be the only way to go. There will be a re-check counter just as you exit customs. To get to your next gate you just go upstairs after re-checking your bags, go back through security, and look on the monitors for the gate for your flight to Denver and follow the signs to it. DTW has a very simple layout.


  • McNamara to North terminal
    May 17, 2013
    I'm arriving in McNamara (delta)


    You have to take a shuttle bus. I would allow at least 1.5 hours for such a transfer.


  • Connection Orlando-DTW-Amsterdam 50min
    May 15, 2013
    I would like to book flight and there's an offer from Air France: Orlando-Detroit-Amsterdam-StPetersburg. Delta-Delta-Klm Is it possible to pass international passport control in 50 minutes? Flight from Orlando arrives at 18:43 and flight to Amsterdam departs at 19:40.


    There will be no international passport control in Detroit on that Itinerary. Orlando-Detroit is domestic. You could make that connection.


  • Short Layover
    May 14, 2013
    I am flying in from Rochester, NY on a Delta Connection Plane to connect to a flight to Los Angeles, I have only 35 mins. to change planes. The flight to LAX is a Delta Boeing 757. Do I have enough time to make this connection?? Thanks


    Connections on Delta at DTW are pretty easy. If your first flight is on-time you'll have enough time, but it won't hurt to hurry.


    Thank you!


  • how long does it tak from gate a to c?
    May 8, 2013
    friend is flying into DTW gate A12 arriving at 707 and needs to get to gate C11 for flight that departs at 735 - how quick can he get there?


    It's possible - he'll have to run. You can do that connection in about 10-15 minutes if you move quickly.


    Apr 24, 2013
    Departing from Rochester, New York - 50 minute layover in DTW before connecting flight to Dallas Fort Worth. Is 50 minutes enough time? Flying Delta.


    Yes, that should be enough time. Connections at DTW are fairly easy.


  • msp-dtw-cun
    Apr 17, 2013
    40 min connecting time in Nov. Should I be concerned?


    If your flight is on-time you'll be fine. Both flights will be on the same concourse (even though it's a big concourse). Connecting on Delta in DTW is very simple.


    Apr 16, 2013
    I am travelling from Nagoya and I have 1hr and 20mins layover time in Detroit then will need to transfer to another plane going to Minneapolis. What are the processes that I would need to go through in order to get to my connecting flight? Is this layover time enough to pass through all the processes? Thanks!


    Your arrival at, and departure from DTW depends on which Terminal, Concourse & gate your airline(s) use; I suggest you open www.ifly.com/ then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text, for all the necessary information. Your time stated should suffice.


    our arrival at, and departure from DTW depends on which Terminal, Concourse & gate your airline(s) use; I suggest you open www.ifly.com/dtw, then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text, for all the necessary information. Your time stated should suffice.


    You will clear immigration in the lower level of the McNamara terminal, then just re-check your bags with delta after claiming them in immigration, then go upstairs to the departure level and go back through security and then to your departure gate for MSP. It's a very simple process at DTW. You should have enough time if your Nagoya flight is on-time. If you do miss your connections, Delta has a lot of DTW-MSP flights that you can be re-booked on.


  • Sioux Falls - DTW- to China on Delta
    Apr 16, 2013
    Does anyone know what gates flights from Sioux Falls, SD usually arrive at in DTW? I'm an older traveler flying alone and concerned about making it to the proper connecting Delta gate for the flight to China.


    At DTW, your arrival at, and departure from the terminals & their concourses & gates depends on the airline you take: At the MacNamara Terminal is Delta, while at the North Terminal are Air Canada, AirTran, American, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit, United & US Airways. To familiarize yourself with the airport layout, I suggest you open www.ifly.com/dtw, then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


    Your Sioux Falls flight will likely arrive at concourse B or C while your departure to China will leave from A. However, it's a very easy walk through a tunnel with moving walkways to get between the two. If you really have trouble getting around you can call Delta and ask for wheelchair service.


  • Will 1 hour be enough time
    Apr 10, 2013
    Will 1 hour be enough time to change from domestic Delta flight to an international Delta flight at DTW ariport?


    If your first flight is on time, yes, that should be enough time. Connections on Delta in DTW are fairly easy.


  • CMH-DTW-MNL 1hr and 6 mins layover
    Apr 7, 2013
    CMH-DTW-MNL 1hr and 6 mins layover - will this layover time enough all flights are operated by DELTA leaving CMH 01:35pm thanks in advance


    Yeah, that should be enough time - connections on Delta at DTW are pretty easy.


  • 1:37 for International to Domestic
    Mar 31, 2013
    Just book a trip that connects through DTW; XXX-NRT-DTW-XXX, which is DLXXX connecting to a domestic Delta Connection leg. The layover time is 1:37 1. Is 1:37 enough in DTW? I've never connected this way through DTW before. 2. Is the process still: deboard, claim bags, go through customs/immigration, recheck bags, go through security again?


    Yes, that's the procedure - that should be enough time, barely.


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