Detroit-Wayne Metropolitan Airport
Detroit-Wayne Metropolitan Airport (IATA: DTW) is one of the busiest gateways to the United States, and the 24th busiest in the world, handling 32 million passengers in 2011.
|McNamara Terminal (Concourse A)|
The airport is memorable to me as this was the first place in the US that I first set my foot in. It was scary and exciting at the same time. I remember getting interviewed by border control twice, the second in the small room where some people who are about to be deported are. I was nervous but at the same time cautiously optimistic that I'd be admitted to the country anyway. After about half an hour of nerve-wracking waiting and several phone calls by the immigration officer, my passport was finally stamped and I was officially in the United States.
As my connecting flight to St. Louis was on the other concourse, I have to go through the awesome Light Tunnel, the underground passage connecting Concourse A to Concourse B/C, where my boarding gate was. The tunnel is lighted with colorful LED lights that are synchronized with the piped-in music.
|Fountains add a nice touch to the ambiance of the terminal|
The airport has two terminals, Edward H. McNamara Terminal and North terminal. McNamara, where concourses A, B and C are, is about a mile in length, making it the second longest in the world, after Tokyo's Kansai Airport.
|The Delta 747-400 that I took back to Manila|
There are many shops that line the concourses where you can spend time browsing for gifts or mementos while waiting for your flight. Or you can just ride the trams.