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Old May 15th, 2006, 11:10 PM   #1
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McNamara Terminal - Detroit

Its the newest terminal at Detroit, it was built for Northwest Airlines (main hub). It has 122 gates. The main concourse is 1 mile long. It cost about 1.2 billion to build.
Some other facts:
# Domestic and international gates located in the same facility
# 11 domestic and 7 international luggage claim carousels
# 106 ticket counter positions and 90 E-ticket kiosks
# 21 security checkpoints
# Spectacular 900-foot tunnel links concourses, and features a synchronized light and sound show
# 2 indoor 200-passenger trams travel the 1-mile length of Concourse A in 2 ½ minutes
# 1.5 miles of extra-wide moving walkways
# Over 65 shops and restaurants with a wide variety of offerings, from fast food to upscale dining and shops
# 9,000 seats in gate areas for waiting passengers
# Plentiful restroom facilities, including family restrooms
# 4 children's play areas
# 11,500-space parking garage, features:
* Enclosed, moving walkways
* Luggage check-in at the garage
* Enclosed pedestrian bridge to terminal
* 10 E-ticket kiosks in the garage
* Parking options ranging from short term to valet

Some pictures (i had a hard time finding good pictures of it)

Tunnel to concourse B and C:


One of the Express Trams:


I can tell you first hand that it is defently best to wait for the express tram. If you decide to walk instead it will seem like it going on FOREVER. Next time i fly in there (later this summer) ill take some better pictures. If anyone finds good pictures, post them here!
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Old May 15th, 2006, 11:36 PM   #2
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yes indeed I'd like to see more pictures of this terminal too
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Old May 16th, 2006, 02:22 AM   #3
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I've been there and it was an awesome terminal. I rode the train for fun just to see it. That terminal would be death if it wasn't for that tram. Plus from the tram you can see all of Northwests, DC-9's, 757's, and A319's.
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Old May 16th, 2006, 05:58 AM   #4
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yeah it is a nice place but never flew into it was only there for the open house a few years back
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Old May 16th, 2006, 01:29 PM   #5
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Hey now, I actually enjoyed walking the entire length of the terminal twice on a 4-hour waitover for my flight to NGO last August. It got me tired enough to sleep on the 13-hour flight so that I could party the evening I got to Japan.
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Old May 16th, 2006, 02:00 PM   #6
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Fanatastic place
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Old May 17th, 2006, 02:32 AM   #7
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I love the train in the terminal
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Old May 18th, 2006, 08:51 PM   #8
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It is a very cool terminal, based on the photos. I used to use transfer through the old terminal building all the time. I know people like to rag on older airports, but I actually thought it was all right. I especially liked the HOST hotel that you could enter while walking between terminals.

Since NW and DL and CO are all in SkyTeam, are DL and CO planes allowed to use the McNamara terminal?
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Old May 18th, 2006, 10:38 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick in Atlanta
It is a very cool terminal, based on the photos. I used to use transfer through the old terminal building all the time. I know people like to rag on older airports, but I actually thought it was all right. I especially liked the HOST hotel that you could enter while walking between terminals.

Since NW and DL and CO are all in SkyTeam, are DL and CO planes allowed to use the McNamara terminal?
Yea, all of the SkyTeam airlines use the terminal. But it is like 99.9% northwest. It is sometimes called "Northwests World Gateway"
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Old May 19th, 2006, 12:11 AM   #10
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One of the problems with the airport is that it was designed and (mostly) built before September 11, 2001. Pre-Sept. 11, there was no concept of having a seperation between the pre-gate and gate areas. At the pre-gate areas at the McNamara terminal, there is basically nothing. I think there is one very shabby coffee shop at the ground floor level, one set of restrooms there, and one newstand there. And the upper 2 levels have nothing along those lines, at least the last time I was there. So it's not a very good airport from the point of view of someone going there to pick someone up.
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Old May 19th, 2006, 01:47 AM   #11
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I've only been in the concourse and gate area of the new terminal building and it seems real nice comparing to the older ones. I don't know if flying in from an international flight ontowards your final destinations anywhere in the US would require you to get out of the building using an airport shuttle service to your gate for final destination like it used to. Last year I was flying out of the country, I know I have to just walk through the tunnel to the next gate but this is flying out not flying in. When I flew back in my point of entry was in Minneapolis-St Paul that's why I didn't know if it's still the same. I was on NWA flight if that would make any difference.
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Old May 20th, 2006, 12:34 AM   #12
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^If you're staying on Northwest, you go through immigration in this building and it dumps you out to the center of the terminal itself where you catch your next flight within the US. It's a very similar setup to Terminal E at ATL.
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Found some good pictures:










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Old May 21st, 2006, 05:14 AM   #14
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I like the photo with the three B747s at the gates. I'm sure those are either going to China or Japan, because NW's Detroit hub is a big gateway to the Far East.
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^Most likely Japan. NWA flies to NRT, NGO, and KIX all from DTW. It's one of three mainland US airports that has flights on US carriers to all three of those airports, the other two being ORD and SFO via United.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 02:43 AM   #16
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^NW also has flights to one or two Chinese cities. Either Beijing and/or Shanghai.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 02:47 AM   #17
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wow, massive thing
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DTW | Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

One of my personal favorite US airports (alongside Denver) this is the second largest hub for Delta Airlines (and formerly the largest hub for Northwest Airlines). The airport consists of two terminals, the McNamara Terminal (which is the main terminal for Delta and other Skyteam affiliated airlines) and the North Terminal. Other US airlines operating at this airport include Alaskan Airlines, American, United/Continental, US Airways, Southwest, Jet Blue, Frontier, and Spirit.




Map of the McNamara Terminal


Map of the North Terminal


















Foreign Carriers Serving Detroit (DTW) as of 2015:











Foreign Destinations Served from Detroit:


Amsterdam
Beijing-Capital
Cancún
Cozumel (seasonal)
Frankfurt
Hong Kong
London-Heathrow
Mexico City
Montego Bay
Monterrey
Montreal-Trudeau
Nagoya-Centrair
Nassau (seasonal)
Ottawa
Punta Cana (seasonal)
Puerto Vallarta (seasonal)
Quebec City
Rome-Fiumicino (seasonal)
San José del Cabo
São Paulo-Guarulhos
Seoul-Incheon
Shanghai-Pudong
Tokyo-Narita
Tokyo-Haneda (seasonal)
Toronto-Pearson
Vancouver (seasonal)



Cancun
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Old July 29th, 2011, 01:42 AM   #19
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The light feature in the tunnel linking concourses A to concourses B/C in the McNamara Terminal.



The tram alongside Concourse A (Interesting Fact: The whole concourse is 1 mi (1.6 km) long.

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