Detroit Metro Airport flight delays and cancellations: How to track in real-time

Winter storm to wreak havoc in holiday travel plans in Detroit

Detroit Metro Airport on Dec. 21, 2022. (WDIV)

With severe winter weather moving through Metro Detroit right before the Christmas holiday weekend, travel could get a little dicey. That goes for flying, too.

If you’re flying out of, or into, Detroit Metro Airport on Friday or Saturday, you should expect the possibility of delays or even cancellations. Dozens were already cancelled on Friday at DTW. Here’s how you can track delays in real-time:

How to track flight delays at Detroit Metro Airport:

The best way is to download the app of the airline you’re flying with, and register your travel itinerary. Most airlines will send you notifications to your mobile device when a flight is changed.

Also, keep an eye on your email. Even without a mobile app, some airlines will email you if your flight is changed.

Real-time dashboards:

New online dashboard to help air travelers on delays, cancellations

Amid months of mass flight cancellations and delays, the Department of Transportation has launched a customer service dashboard to help vacationers.

Click here to visit the Department of Transportation dashboard.

Travelers are able to check the dashboard and see what kinds of guarantees, refunds or compensation the major domestic airlines offer in case of flight delays or cancellations. It’s designed to allow travelers to shop around and favor those airlines that offer the best compensation.

The dashboard is part of an extended pressure campaign from Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who has publicly challenged the major carriers to improve service and transparency after a summer marred by cancellations and flight delays. As summer travel returned to nearly pre-coronavirus pandemic levels, airlines struggled to keep pace, with mass cancellations being blamed on staffing shortages, particularly among pilots.

Live cam: Detroit Metro Airport

Live Cam: Detroit Metro Airport

About the Author:

Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.