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  • Time to Show
    Mar 30, 2015
    What time should i show up if my flight time is at 845 a.m?


    What airport? Are you checking bags? Domestic or International?


  • DTW - SEA
    Mar 30, 2015
    Im flying from DTW to SEA wednesday. Its a straight flight but im not used to the detroit airport set up like i am to the flint. Im flying thru delta airlines. Can u give a walk through or a map before i go?


    The Delta terminal in DTW is very simple. It's easiest to enter it off of I-275 but you can enter off I-94 as well. If you're coming from flint, I-275 is probably easier. It has an arrivals level and a departure level, a large check in hall on the departure level, then a number of security checkpoints, then there is one long concourse (A) and another building connected to it via a tunnel that contains concourses B and C. Your flight to Seattle will depart from A. If your flight is leaving from a gate at the end of A, you can take a tram down the terminal to save you some walk time, but there is no instance where you HAVE to take the tram. The departure gate monitors at DTW even say whether it is faster to walk or take the tram for each departing flight. Here is a (somewhat cluttered map) of the terminal: Here is Delta's official map


    Thank u. That helps a lot. Next question. Since my flight is at 845 a.m . what time should i show up to the airport?


    If you're checking a bag, plan to be at the door at like 7:30, if not, 7:45. If you have to park, add on an extra 20-30 mins.


  • Lay Over Time
    Mar 5, 2015
    I'm a first time US immigrant. My port of entry is DTW. Will be flying on May 17, via DL 276 at 15:19 hrs. Connecting flight going to DCA is at 17:25 via DL 2144. Is 1 hr. and 6 mins. sufficient for immigrant and customs clearances? Would appreciate your help and advise.


    NO! You need at least 90 minutes, preferably a little more.


  • Time between flight connection at Detroit
    Mar 2, 2015
    Hi, I'm thinking of booking the Delta/Virgin flight from Omaha to LHR.The Delta flight from OMA gets into DTW at 16.55. And then the Virgin flight from DTW to LHR leaves at 17.50. Is that enough time to connect and go through customs?


    You do not go through US Customs when departing the US. you only have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate in DTW. All Delta/Virgin gates are in the McNamara Terminal and connected inside security. That is enough time.


  • AMS -DTW to ATL
    Feb 12, 2015
    Hi! I will be flying from AMS to DTW and from there to ATL with a 1:20 connection. Both Delta flights. Pretty terrified I won't make it... I take it I arrive at the A concourse but don't know from where I will be departing again. Any idea if this connection is feasible?


    You will arrive in A, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the transfer desk, go through security and to your departure gate which will also be on the A Concourse. You should barely have enough time, but if there's a delay and you miss your connection, Delta operates nearly constant flights between Detroit and Atlanta that you can be rebooked on.


  • Transferring from International Flight to Domestic Flight
    Jan 21, 2015
    I have a Delta flight from LHR that lands at DTW at 3:10pm. Can I make a 5:25pm flight from DTW to BWI with enough time to go through customs, get my bag, recheck it and get to the gate?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • travel help
    Dec 1, 2014
    I'm completely new to flying so any helpful information would be appreciated. My flight is from Toronto to Detroit on delta and then I have to transfer to air france for a flight to Paris in 45 minutes. Will my bags be automatically transferred when the air lines are different or will I have to pick them up and take them to the departure gate?


    On your way to Paris you will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in Minneapolis is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Your bags will be tagged through to Paris.


    Sorry, that's all you have to do in Detroit, not Minneapolis.


  • YYZ -> DTW -> CVG
    Nov 26, 2014
    Hi, I am travelling from YYZ to CVG, with a layover at DTW. I am on a B visa. I am also a Canadian PR holder. Do I have to go through Immigration at DTW? Also, my layover time is 48 mins, will that be sufficient time to go through all the procedures? Thanks.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. In Detroit all you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Yes, 48 mins is enough time to do that if your first flight is on-time.


  • Arrival time
    Jun 2, 2014
    I have guests leaving DTW on a 6:00 a.m. American flight to Miami. One of the two guests will continue on to the Dominican Republic on another flight. What time do they need to check in for their flight? Two hours doesn't seem right as the airport is usually deserted at 4:00 a.m.


  • Time needed before flight
    Mar 31, 2014
    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
    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
    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, 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
    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
    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
    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, 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.


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