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  • Time needed before flight
    Mar 31, 2014
    3
    Hi, I have a flight out of Detroit to Nashville on a Friday at 7am. If I'm not checking any bags, just a carry-on, about what time do I need to arrive to the airport by? Thanks!

     

    If you check-in online you could get to the airport about 45 minutes before your flight since then all you will need to do is go through security and to your gate.

     

    Thank you! Does it not take them a long time to search through your carry-on? I've never packed all of my things into a carry-on suitcase before. Thanks again

     

    Your carry-on should not have to be searched unless you pack something that you're not allowed to carry.

     

  • 32 minutes layover
    Mar 12, 2014
    1
    Hi ! I'm leaving from Knoxville with delta to detroit and then going back home to Ottawa. The flight is june 29th pm. They changed flights hour and we have now a 32 minutes connection, do you think it's possible to make it ? It's the only flight of the day

     

    Yes if your first flight is on time its enough time. Both flights will likely be on the same concourse.

     

  • 44 minute layout enough time?
    Mar 7, 2014
    2
    will 45 minute layover be enough time to get to connecting flight on time? flying in to DTW from JFK on Delta 2942 and fly out from DTW to Shanghai on Delta 583. thank you

     

    You arrive & depart from the McNamara Terminal. 45 mins is tight - & depends on how far apart your connecting gate is. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/dtw, click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the 'McNamara Terminal' details.

     

    Both of your flights will be in the A concourse. If you get in on-time you should have plenty of time for your connection.

     

  • clearing customs
    Jan 27, 2014
    1
    if I am flying from Detroit to Tampa Florida when do I go through customs

     

    Both Detroit and Tampa are located in the United States. Are you flying in to Detroit from somewhere in another country? If so, you go through immigration and customs in Detroit.

     

  • Travel during holiday
    Dec 16, 2013
    1
    I have a domestic flight on the morning of Christmas eve. I am wondering if the security line will be long. Will I have enough time if I get to the airport an hour before my flight?

     

    An hour should be enough time, but if you're worried get there earlier. Christmas eve isn't really an exceptionally busy day.

     

  • customs time
    Dec 8, 2013
    3
    Flying from Shanghai to Cincinnati thru DTW. Arr DTW 615pm Fri, Dep 735 for CVG. Do I have time clear customs and get toy flight home?

     

    Your transfer time depends on the airlines you take, whether your bags will be transferred after customs check (if journey for both legs are bought on one ticket - simply re-check-in your bags after customs where indicated. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/dtw, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text - there you find 'International Arrivals' and transfers within and between terminals.

     

    Since only Delta flies to DTW from those places you are on Delta. You will arrive in the McNamara Terminal where you will go through US immigration, claim your baggage, go through US customs, recheck your baggage, go upstairs and go through security. Your flight to CVG will depart from the same terminal. You should have enough time but you have no time to waste.

     

    Thanks ZAP! I'll have been flying for 21 hours, including China in-country flight to Shanghai. I don't want to miss the last flight to CVG from DTW Fri night. I am considering joining BP Global Entry program for $100. Employer can't pay it for me.

     

  • Domestic into international
    Nov 26, 2013
    1
    This would be our first traveling with transfer in Detroit and we have only 50 minutes time. We arrive from San Francisco with AF 377 - AIR FRANCE at 20:45 p.m. (Terminal EM) and will departe with AF 7744 - AIR FRANCE at 21:35 p.m. (Terminal EM) to F-Paris. Could you please help me what we exactly have to do. Are 50 minutes enough? Is the gate where we have to go fare away? Where and how do we have to go? Must we go with elevators or shuttle buses? Must we pick up our luggage and do we have to go to the customs?

     

    I answered your question on November 21, you appear confused regarding your flight numbers. AF7744 is a Delta Air Lines flight from SFO to Detroit and AF377 is an Air France flight from Detroit to Paris. They will both operate from the A-concourse of the McNamara terminal in Detroit. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.

     

  • Domestic to international flight
    Nov 21, 2013
    2
    This would be our first traveling with transfer in Detroit and we have only 50 minutes time. We arrive from San Francisco with AF 377 - AIR FRANCE at 20:45 p.m. (Terminal EM) and will departe with AF 7744 - AIR FRANCE at 21:35 p.m. (Terminal EM) to F-Paris. Could you please help me what we exactly have to do. Are 50 minutes enough? Is the gate where we have to go fare away? Where and how do we have to go? Must we go with elevators or shuttle buses? Must we pick up our luggage and do we have to go to the customs? Thanks for your help.

     

    All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Both flights will be in the A concourse of the McNamara Terminal. Also, your first flight, the one from San Francisco to Detroit will be operated by Delta, not Air France, so be sure to check-in with Delta in San Francisco. The second flight is operated by AIr France and is AF377. Your bags will be checked through to Paris in San Francisco and you don't have to do anything with them in Detroit.

     

    DTW Airport has no Terminal EM. AirFrance is in the 1-mile-long McNamara Terminal, which has 121 gates in Concourses A & B/C (with A,B,C, gates). A tunnel connects in the center between Concourse A (near gate 38) and Concourses B & C (at Gates C1 of the lower level). Simply follow signs to your connecting gate. On arrival, look at overhead screens to find your flight & gate number. You have enough time.

     

  • Connecting in Detroit to Atlanta
    Sep 30, 2013
    1
    My mom is a first time flyer. She is flying Delta airlines. She is flying into Detroit and going to Atlanta and she will only have 43 minutes to find her gate and terminal. Does she have enough time?

     

    Delta uses the McNamara Terminal of DTW, which has Concourses A, B & C (with corresponding gates) - tunnel connects in the center between Concourse A (near gate 38) and Concourses B & C (at Gates C1 of the lower level). On arrival, she should look at the overhead screens and find her connecting flight number & gate; then follow signs to the connecting Concourse. 43 mins should be enough.

     

  • Where do I pick up my Dog?
    Aug 26, 2013
    1
    Flying on Lufthansa w/pet in cargo arriving DTW. Where do I pick up my dog?

     

    You can ask the Lufthansa agent that greets your flight when it arrives, but I assume it will be delivered after immigration but before customs, directly to you (not on the belt).

     

  • where come through customs
    Aug 23, 2013
    1
    I am picking someone up who is flying from Korea into DTW. He will then transfer to a flight to Philadelphia. Where will he come through customs (I am trying to figure out if I meet him at customs in Philadelphia or will he be coming in through normal baggage claim)

     

    He will clear immigration in Detroit. His arrival into Philadelphia will be at the domestic baggage claim for whatever airline he is flying.

     

  • bagage claim
    Jul 11, 2013
    3
    we`re changing from a domestic flight on to an international flight. we have 1.15 hours. do we have to collect our Luggage and bring it somewhere else?

     

    Are both of your flights on Delta and booked on the same reservation? If so you will not have to do anything with your baggage in Detroit.

     

    yes, both delta flights and booked on the same reservation. but I checked the delta website and it said you allways have to collect your Luggage. so now I`m not sure. I dont want it left behind

     

    When going International -> Domestic you have to claim your baggage. When going Domestic -> International you do not, and in fact, cannot as the baggage will be transfered automatically.

     

  • Want to know do I need to tranfer in two terminal
    Jul 7, 2013
    1
    I will from China to DTW then tranfer to Elimira Corning, NY . two line all for Delta airline . Want to konw if i need to take the shuttle from McNamara to North terminal

     

    No, all Delta flights use the McNamara terminal.

     

  • International to domestic
    May 5, 2013
    2
    My parents are flying Delta from China. I will meet them in DTW, and 3 of us then fly to Providence on Delta again after 3 hours. Instead of dropping off their baggages after customs, could my parents just take their baggages and meet me outside the international arrival pickup place, and re-check their bags in counter? My parents don't speak English, so I am looking for the least confusing strategy for them.

     

    Delta is in Terminal E. As international arrivals at DTW, your parents need to go through passport check, pick up bags, & go through customs clearance. With their bags in tow, they can exit the terminal & meet you outside - or proceed to the Arrivals hall and meet up at the information counter.

     

    DTW doesn't have a "Terminal E". I think what he's asking is can they re-check their bags at the regular re-check counter on the upper level rather than the international re-check at the exit to immigration. I think the answer is yes, but I'm not 100% sure. It probably won't be too hard for them to use the international re-check - there are likely even signs in Chinese.

     

  • Embraer
    Dec 22, 2012
    2
    my flights on Embraer RJ145 what airline is this and what terminal does it fly out of----thank youi

     

    RJ stands for Royal Jordanian Airlines, which serves at the North Terminal (off Rogell Drive). The North Terminal has on the upper level access to Concourse D, half a mile long, with gates D16-D1 from center to left, and gates D17-32 from center to right.

     

    This "advice" could not be more wrong. The embraer rj145 is a type of aircraft. Not an airline.

     





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