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McNamara Terminal At DTW  
User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3412 times:

I had always been under the assumption that the McNamara Terminal at DTW was built to be NW's "World Gateway," thus built somewhat exclusively for NW and its partners (CO and KL at the time). Then, I'd heard that since the NW/DL/CO agreement that DL would be moving ops to The World Gateway, which makes since due to the partnership.

However, is there any particular reason that BA and LH operate from this terminal? Having never been to DTW prior to McNamara opening I'm unaware if the old terminal with customs/immigration was torn down, forcing LH and BA need to use the new NW terminal or is it for another reason? But, if so, why doe RJ operate out of the Barry Terminal? I can see AC being in the Smith terminal since there's no need for customs/immigration upon arrival to the US.

Needless to say, I"m confused on the layout here.



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NS


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User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3363 times:

British Airways is still in the Barry Terminal (old intl. term). I don't know how Lufthansa got into the McNamara Terminal. It might be simply that LH was willing to pay a little extra for the use of that terminal while BA was not (just a guess though).

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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3333 times:

BA is supposed to eventually move to the Mac, I am surprised it hasn't. They are building a (whatever they call their club for 1st class pax) in the Mac Terminal which is supposed to be right across the hall from where the Northwest World Club. I thought I remember something about them having to rebuild it or something along those lines because they weren't happy with it.

The reason why Lufthansa was moved to the Mac was because Customs wants to have all of their officers in one facility and they are just waiting on BA. I am not sure, but is Royal Jordanian still at Berry? I think eventually even international charters will be moved to the Mac while Berry will just be used for domestic charters like those increased Vegas trips in the winter etc.


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3321 times:
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DTW has a BIG International charter market that all use the Barry terminal and I can not imagine NW allowing them into there terminal.


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User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

The last time I was in DTW was March '02, so to check up on the locations of the int'l carriers I went off of the DTW webpage. It has BA already in McN and RJ still being in Berry. So, unless they haven't updated, that's where they're still at.

Also, I noticed on the map of the Smith Terminal that there were two concourses on the map that were shaded differently, almost shadowed in. Am I correct in assuming that these are where NW was before moving?

http://www.metroairport.com/terminal_smith.htm

Thanks again
NS



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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3272 times:

**Also, I noticed on the map of the Smith Terminal that there were two concourses on the map that were shaded differently, almost shadowed in. Am I correct in assuming that these are where NW was before moving?**

Yes and no.

Northwest was NEVER in the Smith Terminal, it was in the Davey Terminal. But those shaded areas that you see were the old Northwest concourses.

Concourse C was actually the Davey Terminal at one time. Located in C now is Spirit Airlines. They also chopped off the end of C at the top which used to be an extension and actually wasnt much more than 10 years old for the Northwest expansion there in the early 90s. That is now gone. Those other shaded areas on either side of the Marriot are Concourses D and E which were a part of the Davey Terminal. There actually are two more concourses F and G. F was where the Northwest/KLM International flights and some more domestic flights departed from and G was the "underground" concourse for Mesaba and later Express Airlines 1 (before it was called Pinnacle.)


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3249 times:
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I flew BA out of DTW this past March/April and we did leave from the old Barry terminal.


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User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3225 times:


Has anyone heard when DL will move to Mac? I talked to a gate agent back in May, and she thought August/Sept. Obviously not.


User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

Because it's cheaper to house customs/immigration in one terminal - NW really didn't want LH/BA in the WorldGateway...

User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3174 times:
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BA will be moving over to the Midfield Terminal when it's contract expires which is soon. After which the Berry Terminal will be leveled, to make way for Northwest Cargo facility and part of the terminal extension from the Davey Terminal. No date has been set as yet. LH has been there since it opened becauseof the increased space for passenger waiting areas, use of dual loading jetbridges, and state of the art customs facilties. And the same for BA. The gates are A54(LH), and A56(BA).


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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7591 posts, RR: 27
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3167 times:

Now they are looking at a November timeframe for moving in...

Supposedly DL is going to share the CO gates on B, and then get a gate on C to operate their CRJ's

Also, NW did operate out of the Smith terminal at one point, prior to the merger with Republic in the 80's.


User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3148 times:

When NW acquired RC, they operated from the "A" concourse while RC operated from the "D" and "E." After acquiring RC, NW left "A" and took over "F" (which housed AA and UA's operations). "G" opened up later. In December 1994, NW opened an extension of the "C" concourse and took over all of its older gates from DL and TW.

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3096 times:
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I always thought AA operated out of the gate area that they are now at? I remember as a kid flying AA and they always operated out of the B gates.


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User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 988 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3065 times:

There are actually two B terminals in DTW, the old Smith Terminal, and the Midfield Terminal.

There is an article in the Detroit Free Press about LH moving in. I don't have time to bring it up. I did my senior project on DTW so I have the information somewhere. I think it was because LH wanted better facitlities and negoiated with NW to move.

But if I recall correctly this was the plan:

Open new World Gateway, move NW down there. Open new runway.

Destroy old NW facitlities execpt for Marriott Hotel. Build new domestic terminal for all other airlines and connect with the Marriot and Big Blue (parking garage). It was suppose to be about 29-gates made in the same linear design as the World Gateway.

Once that opens, move all domestic ops, AA, UA, Spirit, etc, to new domestic gateway. Tear down Smith.

Berry remains open for charter operations during this time.


User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3040 times:

I believe the airport/county demanded/requested LH/BA to move into the WorldGateway as having customs/immigration in one facility vastly reduced costs.

User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 988 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3022 times:

Story on Lufthansa moving flight operations:

http://www.freep.com/money/business/luft5_20020905.htm


User currently offlineTimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 969 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2949 times:
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I wonder if the plans associated with tearing down everything but the Marriott will change now that it has closed. I still find it strange that in their original demolition last year they only tore down the concourses and not the hallways that connected the concourses.

User currently offlineGrrtvc From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 275 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

During the construction of the WorldGateway it was up in the air as to whether or not BA, LH, and any other scheduled int'l carriers would operate from the WorldGateway. When push came to shove that NW wanted to build the new 2-bay 747 hangar adjacent to the Berry Int'l Terminal and demo 2 of the 6 gates, that the airport folks, more or less, made NW allow other scheduled int'l carriers into the WorldGateway.

Kind of funny that BA didn't really want to move and NW didn't want other carriers in the new terminal. Not sure about LH.

If I recall, I think it was always intended that charters would still operate int'l operations out of the Berry Terminal.



User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

**Also, NW did operate out of the Smith terminal at one point, prior to the merger with Republic in the 80's.**

My bad, they did operate out of Concourse A, but not as Northwest but as Northwest Orient in the 70s-80s. I remember them parking their 747s there, that was quite a sight to see. They were located basically where the Concourse A extension was put in.


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2876 times:
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So does that mean the Barry will stay for the charter market flights? Because it gets busy during the high season with all the International flights, anyone know the answer, please let me know. THANKS.


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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

**When NW acquired RC, they operated from the "A" concourse while RC operated from the "D" and "E." After acquiring RC, NW left "A" and took over "F" (which housed AA and UA's operations). "G" opened up later. In December 1994, NW opened an extension of the "C" concourse and took over all of its older gates from DL and TW.**

I remember UA being at Concourse F, but I don't recall AA being there in the 80s.

Infact I remember as a kid watching planes land and take off from where the west employee parking lot is, before they built the county warehouses seeing a United 727, 762 and a DC-10 lined up in a row on the north side of F, but I could swear Republic had the south side of F. This is circa 1985.

I also seem to remember Simmons Airlines parking about where Concourse G would be with their Emb 110s, Shorts 360s and Nihon YS11s.

AA as I recall was always in Concourse B. I flew Eastern Airlines out of TW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW in 1986 and I remember being next to an AA 727.


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2866 times:

**BA will be moving over to the Midfield Terminal when it's contract expires which is soon. After which the Berry Terminal will be leveled, to make way for Northwest Cargo facility and part of the terminal extension from the Davey Terminal.**

Where would ATA and Apple Vacations and Ryan Air go then?


User currently offlineDtw9 From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 1159 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (11 years 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2825 times:

new to the forums, heres what the concourse layout was in 1970 at dtw

concorse A- northwest
concourse B- american, allegheny
concorse C- twa, delta, lake central
concorse D- eastern, braniff international
concorse E- north central ,also no jetways until about 1974
concorse F-united
all international carriers parked northeast of concorse A and pass. bussed to customs

hope that gives you an idea of early 70s dtw parking


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