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What's The Best Way To Get To Detroit?  
User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 20
Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4519 times:

I'm planning a trip to Detroit this summer and I was wondering if anyone could tell me if I'd be better off paying slightly more to fly on Northwest or taking Spirit's lower fare.

Thanks for all the help  Big grin

jeremy

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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3923 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4497 times:
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for sure take NW. But book it through CO. That way we get some of the revenue as well!!


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User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2629 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4500 times:

Well you can also try LAN and FNT. Depending on where you are going, they may not be so far out of the way. And LAN has the complimentary biz center with Wi-Fi and wired net access.


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User currently offlineAAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4499 times:

Best way to get to DEEEE-troit.....

Ride the dog! Go Greyhound!


User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4493 times:

Jeremy,
book it thru CO. By the way where are u flying out of?



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User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4486 times:

Booking the trip through Continental.com added $230 to the fare  Sad

jeremy


User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4476 times:

I'm 99% sure that I'm flying out of LaGuardia.

jeremy


User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4457 times:

then go thru nwa.com. Besides you would get a non-stop flight if u flew LGA-DTW.


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User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4443 times:

You read my mind  Big grin

jeremy


User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4392 times:

I flew Spirit about a month ago DTW-MYR and had no problems with the service or flight. If Spirit is any cheaper, I would recommend taking Spirit. You will get the same exact service LGA-DTW, whether its NWA or NK. I'd say the only difference will be having have to go through the older terminal and DTW, but its not bad.


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User currently offlineLtbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13028 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4368 times:

You might want to check out NW's website. You might be able to get a very competitive price, more back up service vs. Spirit, and you get to use the Worldport facility, the new terminal at DTW.

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7521 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4356 times:

DTW-LGA, NW often price matches Spirit, that being said you are probably better off flying NW as you will have more frequencies, a wider variety of aircraft to choose from (DC-9, A319/A320, or 757 dependent on the flight) vs. Spirit's MD-80's, and fly in/out of the Worldgateway in DTW, as opposed to the third-world dump called the LC Smith terminal.

Its up to you, whatever price you prefer and whether you have an FF account. Either way you'd be stupid to not take the nonstop on either one of these airlines.

Actually, I have no idea what the prices are, but American Eagle flies DTW-LGA also with ERJ's. If you want to ride on the jungle jet, then fly them, although unless the price was really good, I'd take the others.


User currently offlineTLHFLA From United States of America, joined May 2003, 593 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4358 times:

If your going to fly to Detriot, you gotta do it right!


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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5489 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4336 times:

Either way, you'll probably have the same service whom ever you choose. I just flew into DTW via NW for the first time on Thursday (check my trip report), VERY VERY nice concourse!

Justin


User currently offlineWmupilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4315 times:

You can fly LGA-MDW-FNT on ATA for around $250. Get a chance to ride on a nice 738.


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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3702 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4293 times:
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Increase you life expectancy and ride on NW. There's no way I would let any of my family or friends ride on Spirit.....Yes I'm aware that I am going to take a shelling due to my airlines past safety record, but I have my reasons for avoiding Spirit.


Nice Trip Report!!! Great Pics, thanks for posting!!!! B747Forever
User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7521 posts, RR: 28
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4294 times:

Yeah, or fly NW or Spirit direct for $150

User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4274 times:

Isn't American Eagle still flying LGA-DTW?

Other than that, it's NW. See the Worldgateway, ride the tram!



User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3702 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4269 times:
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with all of this talk of NW and DTW, I have to ask, when do you think NW will retire those DC-9's?  Nuts


Nice Trip Report!!! Great Pics, thanks for posting!!!! B747Forever
User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4238 times:

The only reason that I even brought up the Spirit flight was because my grandfather read that we could upgrade on Spirit for about the same price as Northwest's coach ticket, but in the end Northwest won out! Big grin Thank G-d.

Thanks for all of the help!

jeremy


User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4220 times:

Well, yeah, if NW and NK are the same price, I would go with NW also.  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4216 times:

While I've already booked my trip, I was wondering if anyone has ever flown on Spirit and could tell me what the experience was like. I figure for such a short flight, 1 hour and 49 minutes, that the service wouldn't be all that different between the two, but I could be wrong. Also, is the upgrade to Spirit Plus worth it?

Thanks for the help  Big grin

jeremy


User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4211 times:

Best way to get to Detroit? I-75 or I-94. Just kidding...I would fly USAirways before they go bye-bye. You will change at PIT, of course. If you want to see the new building, do NW.
safe



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User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 20
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4203 times:

I needed a nonstop flight  Big grin

jeremy


User currently offlineKevin752 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 726 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4168 times:

if you are going to DTW go Northwest. If you are leaving from LAX you will be on a 757-300 both ways.
kevin752



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