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I believe this article is pretty close to perfect. It's an example for every page. I give it A-Class rating.--Golich17 21:46, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

To get to A-status, this page would need far more citations/references.Gittinsj 01:52, 19 March 2007 (UTC)gittinsj

Gerald Ford Terminal?[edit]

"The Wayne County Airport Authority has formally announced on December 28 to change the name of the North Terminal in honor of Michigan native and now deceased former president Gerald Ford to the Gerald Ford Terminal." I cannot find any reference to such a name change on or the websites of the Detroit Free Press or Detroit News. A Google search for "Gerald Ford Terminal" gets no hits. Is there a source for this? 04:31, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

I heard that WXYZ 7 News announced that this was going to happen. I couldn't find anything on any of the local news station websites, as well as a Yahoo! and Google search, and a search through the metroairport website.-- 22:32, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
I emailed Detroit Metropolitan Airport. According to the person who emailed me back, the terminal has not been named yet, and their were no considerations of any names at the time. The person said the terminal will most likely be named near opening date which will be most likely in July 2008.--Golich17 20:47, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
More so, Metro Airport recently stated in the Detroit Free Press that they will be possibly putting the name up for sale. They stated that a company name would be out of the question, but possibly a notable executive of a company might buy the naming rights to North Terminal. Secondly, clocks in the McNamara Terminal and the new North Terminal will also be sold out to companies desiring to place their logo on the clock I would assume. Lastly, Metro announced that they will also be putting the 8 play areas located in the McNamara Terminal naming rights for sale also possibly by a company. A reference to these statements will be added as proper citations are found at a later time.--Golich17 00:16, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

1>2>3 PARK[edit]

Metro Airport recently had the new 1>2>3 PARK concept posted on their website. It will soon show up at the "Big Blue Deck" and parking lots. The McNamara Terminal parking garage will have it in the summer. It's not a matter of it being an instructional manual, it's a fact.--Golich17 02:49, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

The way it was written, it looked like an instruction manual (actually it looked like it was copied directly from the airport website). If it's re-added, it should be factual, stating that it will enable travelers to pay by swiping a credit card. DB (talk) 04:25, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Beijing Service[edit]

As direct flights are only supposed to be shown as international ones with no plane change, shouldn't Beijing be removed? Leg one is from DTW-PEK on a 747-400 and the second leg onwards to PEK is on an Airbus A330-200. Clearly its not a true direct flight if it involves such an aircraft change. NW036 21:53, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Yes, you are correct.Gittinsj 06:13, 13 March 2007 (UTC)gittinsj
I have removed Beijing from the list since it requires a plane change. Bucs2004 23:57, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Brussels and Düsseldorf date change[edit]

According to the link from Northwest Airlines [1] the Brussels and Düsseldorf routes have been changed to June 5 for Düsseldorf and June 15 for Brussels. Anyone what to put any input in this? Spongefan 22:57, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Seperation of domestic/international flights[edit]

I've noticed that at a few US airports, some airlines domestic and international destinations are seperated. This is not set up in the standard form as set forth in the ProjectWiki Airport guide. Plus, when it's being done, it's inconsistent even within the airport page - i.e. DL and UA destinations being seperated at LAX, but AA and NW remaining intact. So, stop doing it. Thanks. Andrewb729 23:08, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Good Article Status[edit]

I believe that this article is qualified for Good-Article Status... or at least able to be nominated. Please help me in creating this article into a "good" article.--Golich17 02:53, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

On hold...[edit]

Article needs some issues resolved:

  • This parenthetical remark needs to be rephrased: "(Today's Runways 3L/21R and 9L/27R in 1949 and Runway 4R/22L in 1950)." Resolved--Golich17 17:43, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Numbers under 100 are spelled out per WP:MOS. Resolved--Golich17 17:57, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
  • "It still operates internationally" should be rephrased. Resolved--Golich17 17:40, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
  • "Gov't" needs to be spelled out. (2.2) Resolved--Golich17 17:31, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
  • The end of 2.3 and all 2.4 is not sourced. Resolved--Golich17 16:54, 21 August 2007 (UTC)
  • "Since it will be a post-9/11 terminal" should be rephrased. Resolved--Golich17 17:33, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Cell phone lane (3) should probably be wikified. What do you mean by wikified?--Golich17 17:59, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Section 5 may need to be sourced. Would most likely have to source news articles with various names... is that fine?--Golich17 17:59, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

This is a very comprehensive article, however. --Rschen7754 (talk - contribs) 04:43, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

  • I believe I have resolved all disputes regarding this article. All the suggested edits have been made in some way or form. I hope this is good enough to create this article into a "good" one.--Golich17 16:56, 21 August 2007 (UTC)
    • Passed. Comprehensive, with spatial organization, describes many aspects of the airport. Further ideas might be criticism of the airport, environmental stuff, etc. --Rschen7754 (talk - contribs) 04:40, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

This article is still listed as "On Hold" on WP:GAC. Is that merely an oversight? Plasticup T/C 05:07, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Misc. Musings[edit]

Should Bishop be linked here? Flint is 50 miles north of DTW and has regularly scheduled service (including to DTW). It would almost make sense to either drop it or add Toledo as it is in the same radius/sphere of influence. Also, the logo linked does not appear to have any fair use rationale to it. Could I have possibly overlooked it? Spryde 03:14, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

There ought to be something in the article about the black marble fountain. (talk) 18:04, 10 July 2008 (UTC)


I have removed Rome as a destination for Northwest Airlines. It is no longer bookable on and it is longer listed on the current route map. Please do not add FCO again. No longer to resume service to Rome...based on this edit here [2]. Thanks! Bucs2004 03:01, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

It is bookable but it looks to be part of their route consolidation plan. You have to go through AMS and switch to KLM to get there. Spryde 11:15, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Metroairportlogo.gif[edit]

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BetacommandBot 08:52, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

I'll be at Metro tomorrow to drop my sister off and I will try to take a good picture of the Welcome Sign that you see on Eureka Rd. Aquamelli (talk) 07:53, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Future Service[edit]

DTW is looking great, with the new North Terminal set to open in 2008. Are there any new airlines besides China Southern that plan to or will serve Metro Airport in the near future?

As of now there has been no announcements as to any new airlines serving Detroit. However, Virgin America has stated that they will serve Detroit and a handful of other destinations within 5 years of initial service, which was a couple months ago.--Golich17 (talk) 00:38, 5 December 2007 (UTC)
One bad thing though is that it seems Spirit Airlines has been slowly but surely removing routes from Detroit. Service to Boston and San Francisco both have been cut. With that being said, I'm sure there are more to come unfortunately. Hopefully I'm wrong.--Golich17 (talk) 00:40, 5 December 2007 (UTC)
Aeroméxico will be adding service in Detroit. See the McNamara Terminal section in this page for more information.--Golich17 (talk) 22:50, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

KLM DTW-AMS service[edit]

I have readded KLM as a airline to operating out of DTW. Northwest did not announce the route on their website but they do appear in their schedules on March 30, 2008. Thanks! Bucs2004 (talk) 19:36, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

  • They actually did make it official that KLM will be flying one daily route to DTW. Also, many forums in have said that KLM will have one daily route to DTW on behalf on NW.--Golich17 (talk) 22:51, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

A-Class review[edit]

I think this article is A-Class or at least very close to it, I'd like to see it put up for a review (talk) 19:33, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

I put it up for review yesterday. Hopefully all goes well as it does deserve A-Class status. It really is a factual and detailed article with all the right information.--Golich17 (talk) 23:21, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Northwest, Delta, and the merger[edit]

I reverted edits to the page that basically said everything that is Northwest all of a sudden became Delta...such as the flight schedule. While Northwest will sadly disappear, they still are operating with a valid FAA certificate and are the largest airline at Detroit. The MSP & MEM pages were still kept the same, so keeping DTW makes it consistent. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Someone should change this so that NWA and NW Airlink look like subsidies of Delta. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:42, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

No. WP:AIRPORT has a consensus that as long as they operate as separate airlines, we don't care who owns who. HkCaGu (talk)

Airlines, Destinations in Table[edit]

I recently noticed that an editor put the airlines and their destinations into a table. I personally don't feel this is necessary. Please feel free to elaborate as to the reason why you feel it may need to be in a table. Thanks!--Golich17 (talk) 04:04, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Unless its vandalism, you don't revert changes to a Wikipedia page, just because you didn't feel it was necessary, you need to discuss it first. Furthermore, a quick check shows the Destinations section for other large airport is in a table, so DTW should be also. Also, as it is data that can be referenced in a table, it should be placed in a table. The editor was correct. -- KelleyCook (talk) 15:13, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
What you don't understand is that frequent editors of Airport pages have come up with a reasonable solution to common layout questions, WikiProject. The WikiProject Airport page allows editors the chance to put their two cents in while not making changes just yet. It's always good to get consensus from editors who frequently edit such pages BEFORE making edits. You stating as well that other pages have the same layout was simply that editor making changes to major airport pages. I will keep the table for now, however, it should be discussed.--Golich17 (talk) 20:14, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

GA Reassessment[edit]

This discussion is transcluded from Talk:Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the reassessment.

GA Sweeps: Delisted[edit]

As part of the WikiProject Good Articles, we're doing sweeps to go over all of the current GAs and see if they still meet the GA criteria. I believe the article currently has multiple issues that need to be addressed, and as a result, I have delisted the article. The article has been tagged with needing additional references two months ago and there are other areas within the article that require citations. Add additional citations from a variety of sources to provide a balanced representation of the information present. Perhaps sources can be pulled from the main articles linked to within the article. Look to books, magazines, newspaper articles, other websites, etc. In addition, the footnotes need additional parameters including title, author, publisher, date, access date, etc. Although the article has been delisted, the article can be return to GA status by addressing the above points. Once sources are added and cleanup is done, I recommend renominating the article at WP:GAN. If you disagree with this assessment, a community consensus can be reached at WP:GAR. If you need clarification or assistance with any of these issues, please contact me on my talk page and I'll do my best to help you out. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 04:15, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks you so much for the message. Sorry if it is late (seeing that this thread started in 2009). (talk) 19:42, 9 September 2015 (UTC)


Should we, as experimented, put NW's service as DL operated by NW? Thanks,

Ishwasafish click here!!!

15:16, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

No. They can be rearranged out of alphabetical order to be listed together, but NW services cannot yet be "DL operated by NW" since they remain two airlines and they are still selling each other's services. There are still flights that are "NW operated by DL". It is not yet similar to regional subsidiary services. HkCaGu (talk) 16:16, 19 June 2009 (UTC)


Nearly everything in the History section has been copied word for word from [3]

Ishwasafish click here!!!

14:36, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

NWA Airlink and DAL Connection[edit]

Personally, I believe they should be kept separate, but I'd like other editors to weigh in and provide consensus. Thanks,

Ishwasafish click here!!!

01:35, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Northwest Airlink no longer exists. That's just fact. You will find it painted on the side of aircraft, but that is it. All former Airlink-operating carriers now operate as Delta Connection carriers. The formerly Northwest wholly-owned subsidiary airlines (Mesaba and Compass) are now subsidiaries of Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Airport master (talk 01:39, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

A discussion was started at the Delta talk page. Please add your comments there. Charmedaddict (talk) 04:57, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

Will CO change terminals?[edit]

I was wondering if anyone knew that CO will change from McNamara to North terminal when they move to Star Alliance. Or will they stay due to withstanding codeshares with DL/NW?

Ishwasafish click here!!!

15:51, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Don't know. Simple...just check the flight status of flights out of DTW on CO's website on or after the date they join Star Alliance and it will state which terminal it will arrive/depart. I know that CO moved from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 at ORD; they also moved from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3 at PEK. Their main priority is smooth passenger connection between Star Alliance carriers. Charmedaddict (talk) 03:12, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Ishwasafish click here!!!

12:45, 2 August 2009 (UTC)
Your welcome. I think CO is preparing to move to Star Alliance locations at some airports early so that travelers can conviently connect to other Star Alliance with no hassle. Just think..if CO remained in their former Skyteam location after join Star Alliance then passenger will have to transfer terminals and it will be confusing. Just my thought. Charmedaddict (talk) 04:45, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I see. However, CO will have codeshares with DL/NW back in McNamara as well. It will be interesting to see how CO figures this out. Sad to see you leave Wikipedia,

Ishwasafish click here!!!

13:51, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Punta Cana[edit]

Per NW/DL booking engines, flights to Punta Cana will be operated by Northwest and not Delta. B'ham35242 (talk) 20:26, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Citation Needed templates[edit]

Does anyone think we can remove the template that says this article is missing citations, if you don't think so, please mark a spot where you think we need a citation.

Ishwasafish click here!!!

14:00, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Largest Carriers[edit]

I have consistently heard that NK is the second, not third, largest carrier at Metro. If that isn't true, what is second largest?

Ishwasafish click here!!!

23:57, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

I think the second-largest for NK is referring to its DTW hub...I know that Delta/Northwest is the largest carrier at DTW. Snoozlepet (talk) 20:12, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
I know that DL/NW is the carries the most passengers from DTW, but I have heard many times that NK carries the second most passengers from DTW. And its NK's second largest hub. Shouldn't be third.

Ishwasafish click here!!!

01:08, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Kalitta Cargo[edit]

Kalitta does not operate scheduled service to Willow Run. The only reason Kalitta shows up is to clear customs. Recommend to remove it.

Also, I added the (re-started) USA-3000 service.

Nwafan20 (talk) 04:25, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

I removed it. K4 doesn't operate out of DTW, so it shouldn't be there. They operate out of YIP and there is no way that they fly between YIP and DTW. They are a few miles apart.

Ishwasafish click here!!!

19:53, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Actually they do fly DTW-YIP but its only to clear customs at DTW from international flights Nwafan20 (talk) 02:10, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

ExpressTram at McNamara Terminal[edit]

Since the McNamara Terminal's Concourse A has been rebranded to Delta, is Delta planning to paint its tram to Delta colors? Snoozlepet (talk) 22:57, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Good question. I don't know, but McNamara was built heavily with red as a general theme. For instance, McNamara largely uses silver with red, and North uses white with blue. It would be hard to change it to blue with everything else, given it is so widespread.

Ishwasafish click here!!!

20:43, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. However, they need to remove the "NWA" name off of the tram of replace it with "Delta" at least but I am not sure they did it already. Haven't been to DTW in 7 years. Snoozlepet (talk) 07:25, 8 November 2009 (UTC)


Wasn't it determined that it was an attempted terrorist attack? This needs to be fixed or worked out right away. It seems like a pretty big deal. WatermelonRat (talk) 00:58, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Amsterdam is a Delta hub[edit]

Amsterdam is a Delta hub: As such, the "direct" flight to Mumbai should be removed as there is a stop in Amsterdam. Bradnewengland (talk) 16:09, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

AMS is not a domestic hub. See WP:AIRPORT-CONTENT. HkCaGu (talk) 16:57, 16 March 2010 (UTC)


I rated this article as B-class on the Michigan WikiProject, because there are several minor issues with the article before it can be a good article candidate — since "A class" apparently is not used by the Michigan WikiProject. In any event, I believe the article has some reference issues. There are several sections in the article that are lacking citation (even though the article has quite a few references). The bare-linked references are poorly formatted and need to be converted using {{cite web}} or whatever other format from which the reference came. Also, the article is structured rather shabbily. The tables used in the article need restructured. The article contains a lot of good information. — №tǒŖïøŭş4lĭfė 19:27, 18 March 2010 (UTC)


I've noticed we're now attributing "DTW" to standing for "Detroit-Toledo-Windsor"? This claim is unsourced, and, in my view, highly questionably, since the name of the airport is DeTroit Metro. Wayne Co. Airport. Unless someone has evidence to back up the claim made in the article, I suggest we remove it. Mburn16 (talk) 21:11, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, that's most definitely misleading. It actually stands for Detroit-Wayne, as Detroit is located in Wayne County and this is the primary airport in the county of a large city like Detroit. If I find a reference, I'll be sure to include it.--Golich17 (talk) 05:58, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
A Google search for "airport code origin" (but without quotes) turned up two sources saying the "W" is for Wayne. I would cite them here, but at least one of them is on Wikipedia's blacklist, so I'm not sure what to do. I also think the T is for "Detroit", not "Toledo". Compare with "DTT" (the metropolitan code for both DTW and DET). ( (talk) 00:34, 10 July 2011 (UTC))

Pan Am 103 reference[edit]

Towards the bottom of the article in the accidents and incidents section, the article says this: "On December 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103, which was on a Frankfurt-London-New York-Detroit route, exploded due to a bomb and killed all on board and several on the ground in Lockerbie, Scotland." This statement is misleading. If you look on the discussion page for Pan Am 103, you'll see that the aircraft for the FRA-LHR route was a Boeing 727, LHR-JFK was a Boeing 747, and JFK-DTW was another Boeing 727. The statement might need to be reworded to reflect aircraft changes for the different legs. Anyone agree? -- (talk) 03:18, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

I concur.

Ishwasafish click here!!!

15:15, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. I'm just waiting for others to reply. :) -- (talk) 13:29, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Update: Already reworded it. -- (talk) 16:53, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

Delta seasonal service[edit]

My edit on when DL's service from DTW-FCO ends on 8/30 and service from DTW-YVR ends on 8/2 was reverted. However, according to Delta's flight schedules, DTW-FCO ends on 8/30, and DTW-YVR ends on 8/2. I'm guessing that the person who undid my edit probably thought that I meant that the service will end completely. This is not the case. Delta's nonstop service from DTW-FCO will resume on 5/1/11. However, their schedules do not go out far enough to tell when DTW-YVR will resume. Here is a link to their flight schedules where you can enter dates in for schedules to those destinations. DL flight schedule search -- (talk) 13:57, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I thought you meant that the service was ending completely. Since the service is seasonal, you leave them in the box as seasonal flights without their starting and ending days. From WP:AIRPORT-CONTENT: "7. For flights that do not operate year round, add - [seasonal] - after the destination. eg: (Chicago-Midway [seasonal]). Do not add beginning or ending dates."

Ishwasafish click here!!!

15:10, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Okay, I see what you're saying. I just thought it would be appropriate to add start or end dates to seasonal service. I had seen that with other airports where some of their airlines' destinations had seasonal service. For example, on the page for Boston Logan Airport, in the JetBlue Airways row, it says for one of its destinations: "Sarasota [seasonal; begins November 18]. I'm sorry for the misunderstanding. -- (talk) 20:45, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

It means that it will be a new seasonal route which had not been previously operated by the airline. Just plain seasonal means that the route does not operate during the winter season or the summer season and will return the next season. Those are summer seasonal routes which will end at the end of the summer season this year and resume next year. Snoozlepet (talk) 21:02, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for clarifying. :) (talk) 17:35, 16 August 2010 (UTC)


In the History section, the reference to the Federal Aviation Agency is correct. The Agency was created in 1957 and did not become the Federal Aviation Administration until 1967 when the Department of Transportation was created. Goldnpuppy (talk) 20:56, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

DL Service to BOM[edit]

Looking at the DL schedules, the DTW-BOM flight has a stop in AMS. If a passengers traveling from DTW to BOM have to either have a stopover or connect to another flight in AMS, that route cannot be considered a nonstop route, so therefore, should not be listed as a DL destination from DTW. -- (talk) 17:36, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

It has never been a practice of WP:AIRPORT to list nonstop only. Anything genuinely direct is listed. However, it seems that DL has been switching flight numbers and equipment as often as the whole mess that is NRT even since before the NW merger. This is what WP:AIRPORT-CONTENT describes as "timetable direct". I don't have a problem keeping this route off the list. HkCaGu (talk) 17:59, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

I see your point. However, I do find it quite possible that readers can get slightly misinformed. Just my $0.02. ;) -- (talk) 19:20, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

The flight DTW-BOM via AMS flight will only last from March to May then it will operate from Newark instead. On the BOM page, only Amsterdam should've been listed as a destination. JFK=BOM is also via AMS but that flight will no longer exist as it will originate from DTW (from March 27 thru mid-May) then it will operate from Newark via AMS instead. Snoozlepet (talk) 19:39, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Seasonal service to Anchorage in 2012[edit]

I have been attempting to book a nonstop flight between Detroit and Anchorage this summer, but it seems that seasonal service between these two cities does not exist during 2012. Delta's "new routes" webpage still shows the route (and several others) from 2011, but it makes no commitment to fly these routes in 2012. The route cannot be booked on travel websites either. If there's no indication that the route exists anymore, it should be removed from the main article page.

Delta Hong Kong service[edit]

Is it really true that Delta will terminate the DTW to HKG flights. I search for sources saying that. But there were none. Is it really true? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:57, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Airlines don't actively announce terminations of routes. Schedules will be your primary verifiable evidence. Discussion forums like Flyer Talk [4] have threads discussing it. HkCaGu (talk) 04:05, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
Here's a source saying that Delta will cease DTW-HKG flights,-United-Cut-Capacity-Amid-Demand-Concerns/?ida=Airlines&a=trans. I have added it to the table. Snoozlepet (talk) 19:51, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
Correction: The route has now ceased! Although source says that DTW-HKG will end August 30, 2012 but the last flight from DTW to HKG was actually August 29, 2012 (DL DTW-HKG route does not operate Aug. 30). Therefore the final flight out of Hong Kong back to Detroit is August 31, 2012 not September 1, 2012. Snoozlepet (talk) 04:51, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Detroit Wayne?[edit]

Is there a reason this article refers to Metro Airport in a manner I've never heard? If you go to the airport's website (which happens to be, it says "Welcome to Detroit Metro Airport". I don't see where this has been discussed before, and would like the reasoning that our airport is called something a native has never once heard. mp2dtw (talk) 00:43, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

@Mp2dtw: They decided to rename to to the present name. Not exactly sure why, but I think it is because it is within the metropolitan area of Wayne County (hence the name). Hope this answers your question. (talk) 20:29, 9 September 2015 (UTC)


Area map:

Cell lots:

McNamara maps:

North maps:

WhisperToMe (talk) 02:56, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Delta service to MNL and SJO[edit]

Please do not add Manila or San Jose (CR) as these flights are operated thru Delta hubs at NRT and ATL, respectively. Delta DTW-NRT-MNL (DL275) has been deemed timetable direct per past discussions at WT:AIRPORTS (it use to operate directly via NGO with no plane change but DL cancelled its NGO-MNL segment in March). DL901 (DTW-ATL-SJO) is thru-hub domestic, which are not to be listed and it has a gate change as well. (talk) 23:27, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Detroit did NOT lose most of its air service in the 2000s[edit]

That line in the article is farcically incorrect.

KLM in McNamara Terminal[edit]

Please stop saying that KLM occupies the McNamara Terminal because KLM is a codeshare service and they cannot occupy any gates since KLM do not actually operate its own services into the airport. The airlines listed is the airlines that actually operate its own service into DTW. (talk) 01:25, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Sources about Delta/Northwest services to and from Japan[edit]

Only behind paywalls

I'm checking to see if any of these articles mention ties with the area Japanese community or Japanese businesses. WhisperToMe (talk) 14:04, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Requested move 13 September 2015[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Moved. EdJohnston (talk) 03:26, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County AirportDetroit Metropolitan Airport – Used by airport authority ([5]) and is the WP:COMMONNAME. Conifer (talk) 06:07, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

I agree, it is not called "Wayne County Airport", they're just the relative authorities. The "Wayne County Airport Authority" cover both the Detroit Metro, and Willow Run airports. —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 07:17, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
Also, the Willow Run Airport is solely named "Willow Run Airport". I'm going to put a {{db-move}} template on Detroit Metropolitan Airport. —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 07:21, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

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Needs more citations/references!Gittinsj 01:53, 19 March 2007 (UTC)gittinsj

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