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  • Canadian customs in DTW
    Apr 3, 2017
    I have a one hour layover at DTW on a trip destined for YYZ (Toronto). Same terminal. Do I go through customs in DTW or YYZ?


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You will go through Canadian immigration and customs in Toronto. If the first flight is domestic, all you do in Detroit is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Short layover
    Mar 29, 2017
    I'm flying from Chicago to Detroit (DTW) where I have a 58m layover before my flight to Tokyo departs. Will I have enough time between flights?


    What airlines are you flying?


  • My trip next saturday Amsterdam-Detroit-ft. Lauderdale
    Feb 11, 2017
    I am worried Zap, beauté the samen planeet as ours on saturday, has had delays po roblems. To-Day 104 minuten! !! We have an overlay time of 2.15 hours. Soms only abt half an hou to follow the whole orocedure which, i think is too short. Friends are flying via Atlanta without any problemen. What must we do to Come the same Day in ft. Lauderdale.which is absolute ne essar y. I am disabled so our agent ordered a weel chair help for me. How it Come the different beweeg Atlanta and Detroit. Can you give me an answer Please? This all make me very nervositeit. Thans you Zap.


    Ik saw different faults in my message. Ik try-again.I am worried Zapp beCause i follow this week the same planeet as we willen travel with Next saturday. The whole week this plane have had every Day delays of more than half an hour To-Day 104 minute's. !! We have an over lay time of 2.15 hours So we have than half an hour for the transfer which is too short What must we do to Come the same Day in ft Lauderdale which is very important for us. Ik am disabled so our agent ordered an wheelchair. Our friends are travelling with delta via Atlanta without any problem. How is that possible? Please help me what to do.


    Just because a flight was delayed once this week does not mean your flight next week will also be delayed. If the flight to Detroit is going to be delayed and you know ahead of time on the day of your flight, you can ask Delta if they can rebook you on the Atlanta flight.


  • what to do ia arrival is too late for transfer to other flght
    Feb 3, 2017
    Wen it happens that I have a delay coming from Amsterdam to Detroit so not to be in time to get my next flight to Fort Lauderdale, because many delays here in Amsterdam (t0-day too) because of fog, what is then the procedure to get me and my husband in time in Fort Lauderdale for the cruiseship, which leaves next day at 16.00 hours sharp. We are travelling both flights with Delta and are 74 years old. Last weeks I saw regularly delays in Amsterdam for Delta Flights to Atlanta and Detroit. Thank you in advance ZAP


    You will be rebooked to Fort Lauderdale the first way possible. Ask about possibly connecting in Atlanta if all the non-stop flights from Detroit are full.


    Is it possible to ask also for a non-stop flight to Miami the same day. We are arriving in the afternoon at DTW both flights with Delta. To-day another delay with DL 135 of about 15 minutes. Can you also tell me ZAP what is the minimum time needed from arriving with delta DL 135 and connection with another delta to Fort Lauderdale. Al these delays in Amsterdam make me very nervous, because we do not fly international regularly .


    Jan 13, 2017
    Hi! I would like to ask if 2 hours layover time is enough for me to get to my connecting flight. I am a Filipino with a tourist visa and it's my first time to travel to US. The flight will be MANILA to PUDONG to DETROIT to LAGUARDIA to BUFFALO. Is the 2 hours layover in Detroit enough to get my luggage and go through the screening and customs and check-in for my next flight to LaGuardia? Thanks.


    Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • short connection time
    Dec 19, 2016
    Flying into Detroit, arriving at 7:55 am, with connecting flight on Delta to Seattle departing at 8:31 am - is this enough time? Luggage will have been checked through to final destination.


    Where are you flying into Detroit from?


    Syracuse, NY


    That is enough time if the first flight is on-time but it obviously doesn't leave much time to spare if it's delayed. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Detroit which should take less than 10 minutes.


  • Connecting flight to DSM (international to Domestic)
    Nov 21, 2016
    Traveling from international flight korea to DTW and then to DSM t Delta Airline, only 2 hours gap time upon arriving at DTW for next domestic flight to DSM. Is it sufficient time, with checked in baggage too?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • AMS-DTW-Small Town
    Nov 15, 2016
    Is 1h, 40m enough time at Detroit when flying in from Amsterdam and then connecting on to a small town airport? What is required at DTW with regards to customs, etc? Thanks!


    In Detroit you will 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. You have enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Korea to Detroit to next flight
    Nov 4, 2016
    I am traveling from ICN to DTW ...land at 1030 next flight out is at 1230..... Do we have to pick up luggage, check luggage and go thru security before catching next flight? 2hrs will be close on layover?


    Yes, you have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • PVG to DTW to CMH
    Nov 4, 2016
    My fiance will be flying from PVG to DTW, she will have a 2 hour 9 minute layover before flight to CMH. She is arriving on a fiance visa, so she will need to go through immigration and possibly be questioned some. Flights are with Delta.Does anyone have any experience with this to know if she will have enough time to make connection to CMH? Or if we thought she might not have enough time could i just pick her up at DTW instead of making the flight to CMH?


    That should be enough time. If she has a one way flight (which if she is on a fiancee visa is probably the case), you could indeed pick her up at DTW if you wanted.


    Thank you ZAP. What terminal would she be landing at in DTW. If I decide to pick her up there, will she be able to just meet me inside in arrivals waiting area somewhere?


    She will arrive in the McNamara Terminal.


  • How much time to allow
    Aug 5, 2016
    Hi I'm flying on a Friday 12:15 pm flat out of McNamara terminal to Pellston , MI If I'm staying at La Quintal Airport near there, how much time should I allow from hotel, check in, check a bag, security and get to gate? Flying out on Delta Regional jet.


    I would leave the hotel around 10:45 if they have a shuttle then. No later than 10:55.


  • Time through security late at night?
    Aug 3, 2016
    I'll be traveling multiple times this year to DTW and returning home on late night Sunday flights. My first flight home is 9:55pm on a Sunday. I also have TSA pre check. How early should I arrive? Thank you!! Alison


    You should be OK getting there at 8:45-9.


  • Transit flight in Detroit
    Jun 30, 2016
    Hello, I'm travelling from Yerevan to Los Angeles but I have a transit flight in Detroit 1h 38 m, but I also have a green card lottery and I think that I have to hand over all the documents and pass through all the procedures. Will 1h 38m be enough for that?


    Yes, that should be enough time. However, I do want to confirm - what airlines are you flying?


  • DTW - JFK
    Jun 22, 2016


    DTW doesn't have a "Terminal A". I assume you mean the McNamara Terminal? The lines are usually short. They're a bit longer in the morning through. I would plan on walking through the doors at about 7.


  • Delta transfer question
    Jun 7, 2016
    Hi, I'm flying tomorrow from SFO to DTW, arrive at 4.40, for a 5.25 flight on to LOG... is 45 min enough for an easy transfer? Do you know the gate locations, or are they all close on Delta? Will try to carry my bag... thanks for any help!


    There is no such airport as "LOG". Do you mean Boston Logan airport (BOS)? If so both flights will be on Concourse A of the McNamara Terminal. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


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