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A Simple Question About WN And Detroit  
User currently offlineElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

I hate to post this as a topic, but it has been driving me nuts the last couple of days.

When Southwest Airlines started serving Detroit, what airport was served first - Detroit Metro or Detroit City.

If I was a betting man (which I am) I would bet...DTW...but it would be a very small bet.

Thanks in advance.


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User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2674 times:

DET. Coleman A. Young lured WN to DET with promises of improved facilities (the runway was too short for a loaded B737 to take off), but they never happened. WN had developed a following in the Detroit market, so they moved to DTW.

User currently offlineCessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

Now that Northwest has their own exclusive terminal away from the rest of DTW...you think that Southwest might expand at DTW, making use of those extra gates? Or is that just not in the cards...


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User currently offlineDtw757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1589 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2581 times:

Most all the gates where Northwest used to be have been torn down. There's supposed to be a remodel going on there too I've heard


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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

Southwest has expanded somewhat at DTW. They added those seasonal MCO, LAS and I think a PHX flight. I am surprised that they don't have one to BWI yet.

When Northwest moved out of the Davey to the Mac, they did happen to keep part of Concourse C of the Davey, but now they call it part of the Smith since rest of Davey is gone.

Around 1999 or so, there was 6 gate extension added onto Concourse A, I believe that three gates were used by Spirit and 3 were used by Southwest. Spirit moved to Concourse C and I think they have 5-6 gates to themselves now. If I am not mistaken, Southwest has all of the Concourse A extention to themselves now.


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12148 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2563 times:
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WN was in DTW long before DET.


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User currently offlineDtw757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1589 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

From what I can find WN was at DET from 1988-1993. Were they at DTW prior to 1988?


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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12148 posts, RR: 49
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2534 times:
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I believe they came into DTW in 1986 or 1987 at the latest.


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User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

Southwest started service to Detroit (DTW) in April, 1987 with DTW - MDW. DTW was the first airport here for WN. I can't recall when DET was started (I believe early '90s), but it didn't last very long at all.

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