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User currently offlineHjulicher From Liechtenstein, joined Feb 2005, 879 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5214 times:

www.metroairport.com

http://www.metroairport.com/project/ConstructionProgress.asp

Hey all, I was just checking up on the site of my favorite airport, and just recently updated were some construction photos/demolition photos of what's going on with the Davey Terminal, and there is also some renderings of the new terminal added, plus a new building schedule.

Check out the site... I'm very excited. Just wish it would open sooner. By 4th Q 2008, DTW will be the best airport in North America, and possibly the world. Hopefully NW will emerge from BK by then.


LH 442
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User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5057 times:

NW will be liquidated by then, or they will be part of the DL family by then. DTW regardless is going to be a toilet.


Sean



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User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 5024 times:

Unlike Sean, I think DTW will look much nicer. I don't mind flying through the Smith terminal, but the North Terminal will be a nice improvement. However, I wish our parking situation would be better.

User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2404 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 4976 times:

DTW is a good airport in that I like the ticketing gates. Thats about it. Oh and the old Indy boarding area  Sad

But you are right Neilalp. The parking area needs to be improved. One of the worst.

The runways at DTW also are not my favorite I always feel like im driving out on a country road with so many bumps!



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User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 4903 times:

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 3):
The runways at DTW also are not my favorite I always feel like im driving out on a country road with so many bumps!

The runways and taxiways are just and extension of our quality roads!  Wink You would think the runways and taxiways would be better since they don't receive salt treatment like the roads, but they still feel like they do.


User currently offlineJAFA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 4892 times:

I enjoy being able to taxi on the bumpy taxiways. Better than being parked on one waiting and waiting to takeoff. I hardly if ever have to wait to takeoff at DTW.

User currently offlineAvion346 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 184 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 4869 times:

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 3):
Oh and the old Indy boarding area

Is this in reference to our gate when I was at DH in DTW? HAHAHA while I cherish a lot of great memories from B6.


User currently offlineVctony From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4708 times:

I know that this may sound bad, but I am glad to see the Davey terminal go. I have way too many unpleasant memories in that place with its crowded concourses, summertime weather delays, NW worker slowdowns (in the late 1990s), etc. The new terminal at DTW is really a first rate facility and I hope that by the time the new terminal is finished, the Michigan economy will begin to turn around.

User currently offlineBHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1374 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 4662 times:

Quoting Vctony (Reply 7):
The new terminal at DTW is really a first rate facility

I would agree, the NW World Gateway is an excellent facility, flew thru there for the first time last week from AMS on my way to STL. Excellent Customs and Immigration facilities, fast baggage delivery, just an outstanding experience. I had not been thru DTW since right after the NW MD-80 crash in 1987...  Sad


User currently offlineKingAir200 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1620 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 4651 times:

Quoting FutureFO (Reply 1):
NW will be liquidated by then, or they will be part of the DL family by then. DTW regardless is going to be a toilet.

Apparently Sean here isn't a big fan of DTW. Unfortunate. It will be nice to finally have two great facilities at DTW. I am at DTW every so often, and the WorldGateway is a nice place. The new North Terminal will probably be just as nice. It won't be as good as the WG if there isn't a National Coney Island though.

[Edited 2006-06-17 06:36:52]


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User currently offlineCityguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4577 times:

I have never ever heard anyone refer to DTW as favorite anything....

User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4531 times:

Quoting FutureFO (Reply 1):
NW will be liquidated by then, or they will be part of the DL family by then. DTW regardless is going to be a toilet.

1. Don't know why you think that, DL has a higher chance of that happening.

2. Or DL will be a part of the NW family

3. DTW is a nice airport (NW worldgateway for now) so I don't know what your talking about. Sounds like either do you.



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User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4496 times:

DTW has became my favorite airport after connecting through the Northwest World Gateway a couple weeks ago. I also have a new found respect for Northwest and hope they survive. When I stepped off my Northwest Airlines Boeing 757-300 into the terminal, It made the hair on my neck stand up. I have never seen such an amazing airport. Here are a few pics I snapped at DTW:











-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2404 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4485 times:

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 12):

Thats just the one new terminal that you have to walk 20 miles to get to the parking lot.

Quoting Avion346 (Reply 6):
Is this in reference to our gate when I was at DH in DTW? HAHAHA while I cherish a lot of great memories from B6.

Haha I miss Indy so much. They livend up that gate. I flew the 2nd to last week that Indy was up to IAD from DTW. Was one amazing flight. I would have paid $200 just for that flight. Instead I paid only $49  Smile

Quoting Neilalp (Reply 4):
The runways and taxiways are just and extension of our quality roads! You would think the runways and taxiways would be better since they don't receive salt treatment like the roads, but they still feel like they do.

Oh I know! It seems like there is always construction on the same exact spots on I-94. I swear it never gets done. I was going to college their and the summer after I graduated high school to go check out the college my parents were annoyed by all the high way work and then when they came to visit me right before the end of my soph year they said the same exact thing! Never the less I had to buy a new Jeep sense the salt got to my other Jeep. What can I say? I am a California Surfer



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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 4394 times:

Quoting FutureFO (Reply 1):
NW will be liquidated by then, or they will be part of the DL family by then. DTW regardless is going to be a toilet.


Sean

This forum is as good as you make it. Never post a message in anger. Take the high road and others will follow.

I think I better take the official advise and not ask about your sources, and off the wall observations.


User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4004 times:

Quoting Reply 14):
NW will be liquidated by then, or they will be part of the DL family by then. DTW regardless is going to be a toilet

If by some odd chance DL winds up in better shape than NW, both are going down the tubes... and DL were to take over NW, I am sure DL will make great use of the Midfield Terminal after they move their hub operations from CVG to DTW.

[Edited 2006-06-17 16:49:22]

User currently offlineN353SK From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 822 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3618 times:

When is the new north terminal planned to open?

User currently offlineJetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1660 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3572 times:

Quoting FutureFO (Reply 1):
NW will be liquidated by then, or they will be part of the DL family by then. DTW regardless is going to be a toilet

No offense, but I highly doubt that. I have a feeling, just that, a feeling; the government would try to do something to save a legacy carrier, no matter how much people don't like it. Just my 2 cents



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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

Quoting JetBlueGuy2006 (Reply 17):
No offense, but I highly doubt that. I have a feeling, just that, a feeling; the government would try to do something to save a legacy carrier, no matter how much people don't like it. Just my 2 cents

Yeah, just like the did with Pan Am and Eastern. I am afraid, that unlike the Chrysler bailout, the airlines in their current situation are not vital to national defense, and hence not worth a bailout.

Quoting N353SK (Reply 16):
When is the new north terminal planned to open?

It is scheduled for completion in 2008.

[Edited 2006-06-17 20:59:15]

User currently offlineAhdharia From United States of America, joined May 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2207 times:
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Quoting FutureFO (Reply 1):
NW will be liquidated by then, or they will be part of the DL family by then. DTW regardless is going to be a toilet

I think that comment was extremely uncalled for and unecessary. The topic is about DTW and the first comment has to be bashing NWA??

Have you ever been to DTW? Have you ever seen what DTW used to be and what it is now?


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12171 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2191 times:
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Quoting Hjulicher (Thread starter):
DTW will be the best airport in North America, and possibly the world.

Once the UA terminal, which in my opinion is a dump is cleaned up and the runways/taxi ways with all the holes are fixed, parking problems are sorted etc, then DTW might have a chance.

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 3):
The runways at DTW also are not my favorite I always feel like im driving out on a country road with so many bumps!

Talk about bumpy and noisy. The country roads and parts of the freeway and M roads around Onsted remind me of the worst roads in AKL

Quoting Neilalp (Reply 4):
The runways and taxiways are just and extension of our quality roads!

Hehe

The new area does look nice thou, so that is an advantage for the airlines flying to that terminal.


User currently offlineAhdharia From United States of America, joined May 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2182 times:
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DTW happens to be a fantastic airport. I live in DTW and fly out of it at least twice a month. I never once had any sort of departure delays due to traffic volumes. The NW World Gateway is one of the best airports I have ever seen. And believe me, I have seen quite a few of them around the world.

Just for your FYI...The whole design team for the airport is actually in my company. The whole design team is working together out one of our floors. Its fun to walk through the floor, and see all those concept images on the wall, and the entire airport layout!!


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12171 posts, RR: 17
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2157 times:
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Quoting Ahdharia (Reply 21):
I live in DTW and fly out of it at least twice a month. I never once had any sort of departure delays due to traffic volumes. The NW World Gateway is one of the best airports I have ever seen. And believe me, I have seen quite a few of them around the world.

I found the taxi time way better then ORD and LAX and no problems with waiting for luggage.


User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week ago) and read 2097 times:

Quoting Ahdharia (Reply 21):
DTW happens to be a fantastic airport. I live in DTW and fly out of it at least twice a month.

Whoa that would be cool to live in an airport  Wink


User currently offlineDTWAGENT From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

Went by DTW today and all there is standing of the Marriott hotel is one Wall. My question is why are they only doing a new terminal with 28 gates. With UA,US,/HP,AA,WN,NK and they are moving BA, AF, Royal Jordainan back to this termainal. You would think they would add at least 4 more gates on for future expansion....

25 Dtwclipper : We went through this in another thread, and there will be adequete space at the North Termninal. AF will of course remain in the Nortwest Worldgatewa
26 ComairGuyCVG : Ouch! I agree...well said.
27 Apodino : Just wondering, there is one gate on the A concourse, (I think its like 47 or something like that) where they have stairs hooked up to the end of the
28 Post contains images QXatFAT : I will agree with you on that one. DTW does have good taxi times (although I like to have my glass of water in my glass and not in my lap when we are
29 PSU.DTW.SCE : Apodino, The reason they are still using A46 for Airlink flights is primarily due to the rebuilding of concourse C. When they began to rebuild Concour
30 Post contains images SmokinL1011 : Good riddance Davey (and soon LC Smith)! This is long overdue. But I'll always remember clearly what it was all like - back in '82-'84 when I was a ki
31 Ahdharia : Well actually there are more than 1 phase for the airport project. The first phase is what the designs are shown for. The other phase is to tear down
32 Vctony : If I am not mistaken, part of the 28 gate limitation is due to the fact that Northwest provided a good bit of the financing for the WorldGateway termi
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