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  • 1h 28m Layover - Beijing to Miami (DTW Layover)
    Mar 23, 2016
    I'm looking to book my return flight on Delta. I can get a good price via DTW, but the connection is only 1h 28m. Is that too tight for baggage, customs, re-check?


    It's possible. It's 2 minutes under the recommended international to domestic connection time, but DTW isn't too busy. I think that as long as your flight from Beijing is on-time you'll probably make it.


    Thanks ZAP. The flight lands at DTW at 6:17pm. Is that a busy time at the DTW International Arrivals?


    The flight from Nagoya also arrives at about that time and a flight from Amsterdam arrives about 25 minutes earlier, but that's it. Immigration at DTW is rarely if ever crowded.


    I'll arrive Dtw by delta and connect delta international plane to Pvg. I only have 1 hour from arrival of the first flight to connect the departure of the second, maybe walk from B to concourse A. Can you tell me if the layover time is okay? Thank you


  • Is 41 minutes enough for connecting international flight at DTW
    Feb 14, 2016
    Im going to Manila Philippines from Lexington, Kentucky on March 11 2016. I have Transit in DTW and has 41 minutes in between Arrival and departure. Is it enough time? or do I need to re-route my travel? Do I need to go through security check and Custom Check-in in DTW again?


    If both flights are on Delta then all you have to do in Detroit is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no US customs when leaving the US. Both gates are in the McNamara terminal. You have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


    Yes, both flights are on delta. Thanks.


  • 50 min connection
    Feb 12, 2016
    Hi, I am coming from Ottawa using Delta on March 25th. Will be landing at 745am, my connecting flight to New Orleans is at 8:35 am. Will I make my connecting flight? are the gates nearby? Thanks in advance!


    You should have enough time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Ottawa. You will likely arrive in concourse B or C and depart from concourse A. They are connected inside security by an underground tunnel.


  • From Paris to Denver
    Feb 5, 2016
    Hi there, Coming from Amsterdam @5:46pm with KLM to go to Denver @8:08pm with DL. Is that enough time to through immigration, get the bags, customs, then go to the gate? There is no other flight to DEN after that one so I need the info before getting the ticket please. Thanks!


    Yes, that should be enough time as long as the flight from Amsterdam is on-time.


  • Connecting to International flight
    Jan 25, 2016
    Coming in from Minneapolis and need to connect to international flight to Frankfurt Germany, get in at 4:30 flight leaves at 5:30 is that enough time?


    What airlines are you flying? If both flights are on Delta that is enough time.


    Yup both are Delta


  • Internation connection to domestic with family - enough time?
    Jan 25, 2016
    Hi arrivin at DTW from AMS (KLM flight operated by Delta) at 10:32 and depart on Delta domestic to MCO at 12:10 So I assume checked bags will go from one flight to the another and we just need to clear customs and run to gate?


    Wrong. You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, re-check your bags at the recheck desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You have enough time.


    Thanks Zap - do you think the time is tight?


    Yes, you should have enough time.


  • Which airline are B gates?
    Jan 23, 2016
    I lost an iPad while travelling through DTW last week. I flew out of gate C-8 in McNamara Terminal on Delta. But I was charging my tablet at the gate right next to Chilis - I think it is gate B-1. Does anyone know if this is a Delta gate? Need to know which airline to file lost report with. Very much appreciate any help.


    Yes, that is also a Delta/Delta Connection gate.


    thanks for your help!


  • Terminal to terminal
    Jan 22, 2016
    I fly out of dtw regularly and use both terminals but like parking and security of north terminal is there a way to park and go thru security at the north terminal than take a tram or something to the McNamara terminal without having to go through security again?


    No, the North Terminal and McNamara Terminal are not connected inside security. The only way to get between them is a shuttle that runs outside security.


  • Connecting to international flight. enough time?
    Jan 19, 2016
    Hi, Im flying in from MBS to DTW this Friday around 2.27pm and connecting to an international flight from DTW to Shanghai at 3.30pm. Is there enough time?


    That should be enough time if your flight from MBS is on-time. All you have to do in DTW is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Advice please
    Jan 19, 2016
    I am flying lhw with virgin into Dtw then connecting with delta to Clt, I only have an hour and a half between planes, is this enough time and do I need to collect my bags, leave arrivals and go checkin again? Are delta and Virgin the same terminal?


    Yes, you will arrive in the McNamara Terminal, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through Security and to your departure gate in the same terminal. You should have just enough time.


  • Layover 1.20 hour
    Jan 19, 2016
    I will arrive from Amsterdam at 1.25 pm and the connecting flight to San Jose Costa Rica via Atlanta will leave at 2.45 pm. As I have to go through immigration, collect the bags, custom & check in the bags again will I have enough time to get the next flight to Atlanta?


    These are all Delta flights


    Is your connection in Detroit or Atlanta?


    In Detroit We fly from amsterdam to Detroit with a layover of 1.20 hour. And from Detroit to Atlanta where we have to change plane.


    1 hr 20 minutes is possible but leaves no time to spare for your connection in Detroit.


  • Collecting and rechecking luggage during layover at Detroit
    Jan 13, 2016
    I would like to know if I have to collect my luggage and recheck them at Detroit when I go back to Toronto, Canada from Japan. I live close to the border, so I am thinking if I can just collect my luggage at Detroit and go home straight, instead of flying to Toronto and busing back. Thanks!


    In Detroit you will claim your bags to go through US Customs. If this is the last flight of your itinerary you could then take the tags off your bags and exit the airport and go home via the bridge/tunnel.


    Thanks a lot for your reply! That will save me lots of time.


  • 30 minutetransfer
    Jan 10, 2016
    We are coming from Syracuse NYon Friday at 8am with a 30 minute connection to Los Angeles at 8:30. Do we have enough time/


    Yes, that is enough time if your first flight is on-time, but you will have to hurry to your departure gate.


  • 1 hr 50 connection
    Jan 10, 2016
    Arriving from London Heathrow into DTW at 13:30 on Thursday in January. Then connecting to Indianapolis at 15:20. Will that be enough time? What are my options if I miss the connecting flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time. if you miss your connection due to the first flight being late you will be booked on the next flight to Indianapolis. There is a 17:33 flight and a 20:18 flight.


  • 1 hour and 35 minutes connection time
    Jan 9, 2016
    We are coming from Schiphol Amsterdam with KL6051 and going to New Orleans with KL5702 both operated by Delta. Do we have to change terminal and do we have enough time with customs and immigration.


    Both flights are in the McNamara Terminal. You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and go through security and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


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