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.
Neilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4622 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! 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.
Vctony From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 448 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4427 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.
BHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1326 posts, RR: 4 Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4381 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...
KingAir200 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1598 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4370 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.
Delta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12 Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4215 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:
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
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
NASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3134 posts, RR: 5 Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3723 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.
Dtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2212 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?
Ahdharia From United States of America, joined May 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1901 times:
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!!
777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11643 posts, RR: 17 Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1876 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.
DTWAGENT From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1283 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1726 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