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What To Expect In DTW.  
User currently offlineI530j From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 233 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4062 times:

Hello fellow a.netters I am flying NW flight 427 MCO-DTW and I have about an hour in DTW im connecting but in the same terminal and I was wondering is there only DC-9's in terminal EM or other a/c? Also will this be a good area for spotting. BTW, this is my first flight on NW and to DTW.

Cheers,
i530j


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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12099 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4061 times:
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Big windows so you can see all there is to see.


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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7538 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4044 times:

All Northwest mainline aircraft are in Concourse A, the DC-9's, A319's, and A320's park on the back side, which doesnt have as much room, and the 757's, 747's, and A330's are all parked on the other side, which also allows you to see Concourses B and C. B and C house the Airlink flights, Continental, and Delta.


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User currently offlineSK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4043 times:

DTW is just great IMO! I think you will find an one hour transfer too short in order to enjoy the terminal. Keep in mind that an 1 hour transfer is actually only 30 minutes, since boarding starts about 30 min before departure.
DTW is very clean, easy to find your way around, nice large windows to spot aircraft, a couple of nice shops/restaurants. I have been at DTW a couple of times and for me it's the best airport in the US, followed by MSP.
(airports I've been to -to compare with- in the US: JFK, EWR, CLE, ORD, MDW, MKE, MEM, MSP, DTW, LAX, SFO, IAH, SAN, DFW, MCO, MIA, SEA, IAD, ATL, LAS, PHX, SAT, SDF, FLG, PSP, maybe a few others but this is what I can remember right now.)


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4030 times:

Quoting I530j (Thread starter):
Also will this be a good area for spotting.



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 1):
Big windows so you can see all there is to see.

They are big windows but they have those annoying little dots on them to help with sun glare. You don't notice them from far away but if you get close and try to take a picture it won't come out that good.

The McNamara terminal is quite nice. Don't waste your time with the train unless you have to go from one end to the other. The moving sidewalks will get you through quick enough.



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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4022 times:

Ride the tram and note the birds parked...the nines are mostly at the uneven numbered gates on the A. Might see an ARJ parked in there too, usually in the higher numbered gates 45-73.
The heavy metal is on the even numbered gate side.
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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4020 times:

What time do you get to DTW? IIRC the 747s bound for Asia will be there in the late morning to noon hours. The A330s and DC-10s to Europe will be there in the late afternoon and early evening.


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User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1009 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4019 times:

Yup, I agree: Great clean airy aiport, with large window panes. But also agree with:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 4):
They are big windows but they have those annoying little dots on them to help with sun glare. You don't notice them from far away but if you get close and try to take a picture it won't come out that good.

This is what you get: http://www.geocities.com/michacdn/DC9NW.html

Have a great rip - you'll enjoy DTW!

Cheers
micha


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12105 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4017 times:
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When I arrive in DTW in June it appears I've got till 9pm till I'm picked up. I arrive just before 9am on UA. Are you able to walk the full length of the airport grounds? Any good outside viewing spots?

User currently offlineI530j From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day ago) and read 4015 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 6):
What time do you get to DTW? IIRC the 747s bound for Asia will be there in the late morning to noon hours. The A330s and DC-10s to Europe will be there in the late afternoon and early evening.

I get in about 12:40 I think.

Cheers,
i530j



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7538 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 4012 times:

Quoting ZKEOJ (Reply 7):
This is what you get: http://www.geocities.com/michacdn/DC....html

It's not that hard to focus the dots out.

Quoting 777ER (Reply 8):
When I arrive in DTW in June it appears I've got till 9pm till I'm picked up. I arrive just before 9am on UA. Are you able to walk the full length of the airport grounds? Any good outside viewing spots?

Well the NW terminal is completely seperate from where UA parks. NW has its own terminal, that it shares with Delta, Continental, British Airways, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, and Air France. You could walk to the other terminal, but you wont be able to get inside the NW terminal unless you have a NW, CO, DL, LH, BA, Royal Jordanian, or AF ticket. As far as where UA is, its not a very big area. Spotting from what I have seen is limited to the parking garage near the Midfield (NW) terminal.



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User currently offlineNWA757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 4004 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 6):
DC-10s

Nope, wont see any DC-10s, there is no scheduled service at DTW for the 10s anymore


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 6 hours ago) and read 3996 times:

Quoting I530j (Reply 9):
I get in about 12:40 I think.

There should at least be the late flight to NRT sitting right smack dab in the middle of the A Concourse at that time. IIRC it leaves around 1330 or so.



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7538 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3985 times:

747-400 Arrivals
Flight 72 from Nagoya at 12:05pm
Flight 70 from Osaka at 12:10pm
Flight 26 from Tokyo at 1:45pm
Flight 12 from Tokyo at 2:40pm

A330 Arrivals
Flight 39 from Amsterdam at 10:40am
Flight 67 from Amsterdam at 12:50pm
Flight 51 from Frankfurt at 1:50pm
Flight 47 from Amsterdam at 2:10pm
Flight 49 from Paris at 4:55pm
Flight 31 from London Gatwick at 5:20pm
Flight 53 from Amsterdam at 6:20pm

747-400 Departures
Flight 25 to Tokyo at 2:25pm
Flight 11 to Tokyo at 3:30pm
Flight 69 to Osaka at 3:35pm
Flight 71 to Nagoya at 3:55pm

A330 Departures
Flight 40 to Amsterdam at 4:05pm
Flight 52 to Frankfurt at 5:30pm
Flight 68 to Amsterdam at 5:40pm
Flight 54 to Amsterdam at 7:05pm
Flight 50 to Paris at 9:15pm
Flight 48 to Amsterdam at 9:20pm
Flight 32 to London Gatwick at 9:25pm



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