DETROIT METRO AIRPORT
Unruly passenger on outbound Detroit flight facing $24K fine from FAA
An uncooperative passenger who was on a flight from Detroit Metro Airport to Salt Lake City last year is facing a fine of $24,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration. The flight took place on Dec. 20, 2020 according to a press release from the FAA. The proposed fine for the woman is one of 10 the FAA is levying against unruly passengers over the last year that involved physical assault while on an airplane. Federal law prohibits passengers from physically assaulting other passengers or crewmembers while on an airplane. READ MORE:Delta flight from Detroit delayed 90 minutes over passenger’s refusal to wear maskDelta flight departing from Detroit has to turn around as 2 guests refuse to wear masksmlive.com
Roseville woman charged for racial slurs, knocking phone out of passenger’s hand on Spirit flight
A Roseville woman has been charged with yelling racial slurs at another passenger on a Spirit flight and knocking that person’s phone out of their hand when they tried to record the altercation, officials said.
Delta cancels 100 flights, opens middle seats due to staff shortages
DETROIT – Delta Air Lines canceled about 100 flights and opened some middle seats earlier than expected due to staffing shortages on Sunday, the Associated Press reports. That was made possible, at least in part, by reopening middle seats on some flights on Sunday and Monday, the report said. Delta had closed middle seats last year to create more space between passengers amid the pandemic. The company announced last week that it would reopen middle seats in May; that policy has not changed. “Delta teams have been working through various factors, including staffing, large numbers of employee vaccinations and pilots returning to active status,” the airline said in the statement.mlive.com
Michigan Flyer-AirRide will resume service from Ann Arbor to DTW in April
ANN ARBOR – Starting on Monday, April 26, Michigan Flyer-AirRide will be restoring its daily service between East Lansing, Brighton, Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro Airport. The restoration is made possible by funding the bus service secured through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. In order to help prevent the risk of person-to-person transmission of the coronavirus, cash payments will not be accepted. If you’re boarding in Ann Arbor, tickets may be purchased with cash inside the Blake Transit Center during business hours. Cleaning and sanitizing buses daily, with special attention to high-touch areas.
Morning Briefing Jan. 27, 2021: Whitmer State of the State tonight, recalling January 1999 snowstorm in Michigan, CDC says in-person learning can resume
Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday -- watch here on ClickOnDetroit and on Local 4. Read: Whitmer to pitch pandemic relief in Michigan State of State speech tonightThe start of 1999 around the Great Lakes region and Southern Ontario was one to remember. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 552,556 as of Tuesday, including 14,405 deaths, state officials report. New COVID-19 cases have plateaued and deaths are starting to slow. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 73,700 on Monday -- near the lowest it’s been since November.
Ann Arbor, Detroit area snowfall totals so far are pretty skimpy
It’s almost unbelievable how low some of the seasonal snowfall totals are around the Ann Arbor and Detroit areas. I’m using snowfall totals from cooperative observers. It allows us to get snowfall totals from smaller cities in the larger metropolitan area. As of Jan. 19, here are some seasonal snowfall totals around the Ann Arbor and Detroit areas. We do have that comparison for Detroit Metro Airport.mlive.com
2 people charged in Spirit Airlines bag dispute at Detroit Metro Airport
ROMULUS, Mich. – A man and woman arrested following a bag dispute at the Detroit Metro Airport were arraigned Tuesday. Jameel Murphy and Raymonique Williams, both of Detroit, pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault, assault and battery, and disturbing the peace. PREVIOUS: 2 Spirit agents hurt, passengers arrested after bag dispute in Detroit, airline saysAccording to Spirit Airlines, the incident happened Sunday while the passengers were trying to board flight 646 from Detroit to Atlanta. The dispute was over the size of a carry-on bag. One employee was taken to the hospital and another employee, who has hired an attorney, also received medical attention.
2 Spirit agents hurt, passengers arrested after bag dispute in Detroit, airline says
ROMULUS, Mich. – Two Spirit agents were injured, two passengers were arrested and another was cited this weekend following a bag dispute at Detroit Metro Airport, the airline says. According to Spirit Airlines, “three passengers attacked our agents without provocation.”The incident happened Sunday while the passengers were trying to board flight 646 from Detroit to Atlanta, according to Spirit. When the agents asked the passengers to verify that their carry-on bags were appropriate sizes before boarding, the passengers became combative, according to airline officials. The agents tried to defuse the situation but were “physically assaulted” as they closed a door to stop the passengers from boarding, Spirit officials said. One of the agents was taken to a nearby hospital after the incident, airline officials said.
Ex-Michigan resident flooded with calls, texts after Trump campaign posts wrong number for Chatfield
In social media postings Sunday, the president's campaign organization targeted Chatfield and Lee Shirkey, a Republican and the Senate majority leader. An email message seeking comment was sent to a Trump campaign spokesman. No legal avenue remains for the Trump campaign to change the outcome in Michigan, said Tracy Wimmer, spokeswoman for the secretary of state's office, which oversees elections. Rose's phone number was still on the campaign's Facebook post Monday evening. Although none of the callers made threats, Rose plans to get a new phone number — pronto.
Passenger dies after falling six stories at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
ROMULUS, Mich. – A man was killed Friday after being injured from falling six stories inside the atrium of the Westin Hotel at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. A representative with the airport said that paramedics attempted to save his life, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is under investigation.
Metro Detroit weather: More sun, a little warmth
DETROIT – Detroit Metro Airport measured 0.2 inches of snow on Tuesday, which is our first official measurable snow of the season. Partly cloudy, windy and warmer on Thursday, with highs in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees (15 to 16 degrees Celsius). Partly cloudy Friday night, with lows near 40 degrees (4 degrees Celsius). Highs near 50 degrees (10 degrees Celsius). There’s a much better chance of rain on Sunday, with highs near 50 degrees (10 degrees Celsius).
Metro Detroit weather: Expect rain 4 of the next 7 days
This might be hard to believe, but it’s been more than two weeks since we’ve picked up measurable rain at Detroit Metro Airport. Now that the seal is broken, expect rain four of the next seven days. Temps tumbleNow that temperatures have dropped below normal, we won’t get back above that for the next 10 days, at least. Expect morning starts in the 40s for most locations, with some 30s on Saturday and Sunday morning. Even though the weekend will feature the chilliest temperatures, we’ll also get a pair of dry days with a decent amount of sun.
Here are the massive rain totals in SE Michigan on Aug. 28-29, 2020
DETROIT Record-setting rain deluged southeast Michigan this past Friday into Saturday, with most of it falling in a 24-hour period. Read back: Flooding damages homes, leaves cars stranded across Metro DetroitOfficially at Detroit Metro Airport (DTW), the 2.83 inches of the rain that fell on Friday set a single day rainfall record for that date, shattering the old record of 2.38 inches set in 1932. Want to know how much rain fell near your neighborhood? Here is the list of totals as reported to the National Weather Service. The winner (or, really, the loser) was Owosso -- take a look at how much it received!
2 more TSA screeners at Detroit Metro Airport test positive for coronavirus
Two more Transportation Security Administration screeners at Detroit Metro Airport have tested positive for the coronavirus.Both screening officers were working in late March before they realized they were sick. The TSA took several days to disclose the positive cases.On March 24, TSA announced that a screening officer and baggage officer were the first at the airport to test positive for COVID-19.Nationwide, more than 100 TSA employees have tested positive for the coronavirus in about two dozens states. In the past two weeks, 55 screening officers and 20 non-screening employees have tested positive for COVID-19. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, Metro Times has been keeping Detroit informed for years. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to Metro Times.metrotimes.com
2 TSA workers at Detroit Metro Airport tested positive for coronavirus
Two Transportation Security Administration workers at Detroit Metro Airport have tested positive for coronavirus, the agency has confirmed.One is a screening officer who worked at the North Terminal, Blue 1 security checkpoint. The other states are Washington, Nevada, California, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Indiana, Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, New York, and New Jersey.Hundreds of TSA screeners and other employees also are quarantined because they either had contact with coworkers who tested positive or because they are showing symptoms. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, Metro Times has been keeping Detroit informed for years. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to Metro Times. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.metrotimes.com
Passengers on flight from Tokyo to Detroit screened for coronavirus
ROMULUS, Mich. – Passengers on a flight from Tokyo to Detroit were screened for coronavirus Friday afternoon. An official from Delta told Local 4 the airline is aware that passengers were screened. Lisa Gass with Detroit Metropolitan Airport says the airport is not aware of any possible coronavirus cases. As of Friday the fifth possible case of the deadly disease in Michigan was being investigated by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Four other possible cases in Washtenaw and Wayne counties came back negative.
Detroit Metro Airport passenger doesn’t meet criteria for coronavirus testing, officials say
Detroit Metro Airport passenger doesn’t meet criteria for coronavirus testing, officials sayPublished: February 5, 2020, 5:12 pmThe Detroit Metro Airport passenger who was taken to a hospital Tuesday does not meet the criteria for coronavirus testing, health officials said.
Detroit Metro Airport passenger doesn’t meet criteria for coronavirus testing, officials say
ROMULUS, Mich. – The Detroit Metro Airport passenger who was taken to a hospital Tuesday does not meet the criteria for coronavirus testing, health officials said. CDC officials said that person doesn’t not meet CDC criteria for 2019 novel coronavirus testing. The CDC criteria for testing includes:Fever or lower respiratory illness (coughing, shortness of breath) AND travel history to Hubei Province within 14 days of symptom onset. Fever or lower respiratory illness (coughing, shortness of breath) AND travel history to mainland China within 14 days of symptom onset. Fever or lower respiratory illness (coughing, shortness of breath) AND exposure to a laboratory-confirmed 2019 Novel Coronavirus caseThe CDC has been conducting enhanced passenger screenings at DTW amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Michigan health officials step up to support response as coronavirus outbreak continues
DETROIT – As cases of the novel coronavirus continue to increase around the world, health officials in Michigan are stepping up to support the response to the outbreak. On Monday, the Michigan Department of Health Activated its Community Health Emergency Coordination Center. The move is an important step to support the response at a state and local level. Travelers are being routed to those 11 airports for enhanced screening. Health officials continue to stress that the flu poses an even greater threat to Americans.
CDC conducting enhanced passenger screenings at Detroit Metro Airport amid coronavirus outbreak
ROMULUS, Mich. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is conducting enhanced passenger screenings at Detroit Metro Airport amid the coronavirus outbreak, which is concentrated mainly in Wuhan, China. Five cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the U.S., but all of those people had recently traveled to Wuhan. Cleaning frequencies have also been increased in the McNamara Terminal, which has direct flights to and from Beijing and Shanghai, China. According to the CDC, coronavirus has the potential to be a serious public health threat but currently is not something Americans should be worried about.
MSU student from Iran was removed from US after landing at Detroit Metro Airport
A 27-year-old Iranian student planning to attend Michigan State University was detained by Customs and Border Protection at Detroit Metro Airport over the weekend and sent back home.Alireza Yazdani flew into Detroit Metro Airport on Sunday with a student visa, as he planned to begin a doctoral program in agricultural sciences at MSU. "On January 26, Alireza Yazdani Esfidajani applied for entry into the United States, and was later deemed inadmissible at which time he withdrew his application for admission into the United States," CBP said. "He was pressured to leave by immigration officials," Maze tellsAn MSU spokeswoman said the university was in communication with Maze, federal agencies, and Michigans congressional delegation. "We want international students to know we value and welcome them to our campus, and we are committed to global engagement, educating international students and collaborating with partners across the world in higher education efforts. MSU's international students make tremendous contributions to fueling discoveries and scholarship," spokeswoman Emily Gerkin Guerrant said in a statement.metrotimes.com
Health department investigates 3 possible cases of coronavirus in Metro Detroit
ROMULUS, Mich. – There are new concerns about the coronavirus in Metro Detroit. The Michigan Health Department is investigating three possible cases of the coronavirus in Michigan. It comes as China is reporting more than 1,200 virus cases there with 41 deaths. With coronavirus spreading across China and making its way to the U.S., health officials in Michigan want people to be aware. They should continue to use precautions like they would any other health threat, including the flu or the common cold,” Sutfin said.
Program allowing DTW visitors into terminals beyond security without ticket extended indefinitely
DTW visitors have recently been able to enter the post-security areas of the McNamara and North terminals through the DTW Destination Pass program. The program was originally expected to end Sunday, but DTW announced Friday that the program will be extended indefinitely. They should look for the DTW Destination Pass sign on the back wall between carousels No. A valid photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport, must be presented to get the pass, officials said. Click here to apply for a DTW Destination Pass.
New Metro Airport program allows non-travelers through security checkpoints to surprise family members during holiday season
Photo via WXYZ.comROMULUS A new program allowing non-travelers to visit loved ones beyond the security checkpoint in two terminals began last month at Detroit Metro Airport and is expected to run through the holiday season until the beginning of 2020. The program, dubbed DTW Destination Pass, is the result of loosened regulations by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on non-ticketed visitors being at airports across the country. The new regulations allow us to expand our gate pass program that already exists for our Westin hotel guests, said Wayne County Airport Authority CEO Chad Newton in a press release. Guests must submit to the same security regulations as passengers boarding an aircraft, the MLive report said. The program launched shortly after the airport completed a major renovation of the North Terminal, which included the opening of several new eateries.arabamericannews.com
How to get to and from Detroit Metro Airport without a car
When most of us need to get to Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), we instinctively consider driving ourselves, getting a ride, or taking an Uber or Lyft. SMART BusSMART (Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation) buses serve metro Detroit with peak trips to downtown Detroit. You can easily transfer downtown Detroit to the FAST Michigan bus (Route #261) which will take you to the airport. And below are routes for getting to the airport from various parts of metro Detroit. : Take or transfer to a FAST Gratiot SMART bus from any designated FAST stop along Gratiot Ave between 23 Mile and downtown Detroit.detroit.curbed.com
Detroit Metro Airport customs officers stop Chinese citizen visiting US to collect sensitive data
ROMULUS, Mich. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a woman at Detroit Metro Airport who said she was coming to the country to probe companies for sensitive data. She was questioned by CBP officers Nov. 14. Upon discovering that the woman’s intent went beyond the scope of activities allowed by her visa classification, CBP Officers allowed her to withdraw her application for admission and she was returned to China. “Intellectual property theft is a CBP trade priority,” said Acting Port Director Robert Larkin. “CBP Officers are on the frontlines to prevent the theft of intellectual property rights and I commend the officers for their diligent work to reveal this traveler’s true intention.”
Snow causing major delays at Detroit Metro Airport
Snow is causing delays of more than three hours at Detroit Metro Airport on Monday. The FAA issued an alert this afternoon:Due to WEATHER / SNOW-ICE, there is a Traffic Management Program in effect for traffic arriving Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Detroit, MI (DTW). This is causing some arriving flights to be delayed an average of 3 hours and 30 minutes. You can check flight status and delays here. Detroit Metro Airport completely closed earlier this year due to a winter storm in January.
Local 4 News at 4 -- Nov. 11, 2019
Heres whats coming up on Local 4 News at 4:Snow continues to fallSnow is piling up in Metro Detroit, even causing delays of more than three hours at Detroit Metro Airport. The heaviest snowfall is expected to bring five-to-seven inches in some areas. Record cold is in the forecast, expected to take hold for the next two to three days before temps become more moderate.
Military weapons collector tries to get through DTW security with empty grenade, bayonet, knife in carry-on, TSA says
ROMULUS, Mich. – A military weapons collector tried to pass through security at Detroit Metro Airport with an empty grenade, a bayonet and a fixed bladed knife in a carry-on bag, according to TSA officials. The incident happened Oct. 12, officials said. The DTW security checkpoint was closed for about 24 minutes while specialists cleared the alarm, according to authorities. TSA officials screened 65 million passengers between Oct. 7 and Nov. 3, finding 374 firearms in carry-on bags, authorities said. Bringing a firearm to the security checkpoint can lead to a $13,333 fine or an arrest, TSA officials said.
Leaving Metro Detroit for the holidays? Time to start making your travel plans
DETROIT - If you will be traveling for the holidays, you'll want to make your plans soon to make sure you get the best deals. "Halloween is really the cutoff date for when best prices are going to be available," said Liana Corwin, a Hopper travel expert. For instance, flying into West Palm Beach instead of Miami or into Sarasota instead of Tampa Bay can save you money. There are direct flights to Florida from Detroit Metro Airport, as well as from Flint's airport. Travel sites such as Priceline and Hotwire are offering big travel deals this week because airlines want full planes and hotels want booked rooms this holiday season.
ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Monday, Oct. 21, 2019
You can now visit Detroit Metro Airport terminals beyond security without a flight ticketOfficials at Detroit Metro Airport announced Monday that visitors can now go through security and enter the terminals even if they don't have a flight ticket. Be informedChick-fil-AChick-fil-A is planning four new stores around Metro Detroit in 2020. Chick-fil-A plans to open four restaurants in Metro Detroit in 2020. The incident happened early Sunday morning after a fight in a bathroom of the bar, according to police. The attack happened at 12:26 a.m. Sunday at a home in the 4500 block of Rohr Road in Orion Township, according to authorities.
You can now visit Detroit Metro Airport terminals beyond security without a flight ticket
DETROIT - Officials at Detroit Metro Airport announced Monday that visitors can now go through security and enter the terminals even if they don't have a flight ticket. Beginning Tuesday, DTW visitors will be able to enter the post-security areas of the McNamara and North terminals through the DTW Destination Pass program. They should look for the DTW Destination Pass sign on the back wall between carousels No. A valid photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport, must be presented to get the pass, officials said. Click here to apply for a DTW Destination Pass.
ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
Michigan REAL ID deadline: What you should know about applicationWATCH Local 4 News at 114 fast factsA new report ranks the best school districts in Michigan heading into the 2019-2020 school year. A woman was walking down a street on Detroit's east side when a man came up behind her and robbed her. The letter notes that the issue of job security is a top agenda item and there has been little progress to report. The crash happened around 7:20 a.m. Tuesday at North Avenue and 31 Mile Road, officials said. A silver Chevy Captiva was heading south on North Avenue when it struck a deer north of 31 Mile Road, police said.
Detroit Metro Airport installs facial recognition technology to speed up international travel
ROMULUS, Mich. - Facial recognition technology at Detroit Metro Airport is intended to speed up international travel. Simplified Arrival takes a traveler's photo and matches it with their passport to clear them through the Homeland Security Department. The technology saves time when travelers arrive at the airport from other countries, especially when nations have tricky visas. Learn more about the technology in the video above. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Sept. 24, 2019
Brandon Roux:We do have rain chances Wednesday as a midday cool front passes through SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario bringing scattered rain showers. More local headlinesFor more Local News head to ClickOnDetroit.com/news/local. LOCAL 4 Sports newsFor more local and national sports news go to ClickOnDetroit.com/sports. Submit a news tipTell us what's happening in your community -- submit a news tip to Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit right here. Tweets by Local4NewsCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Local 4 News at 11 -- Sept. 23, 2019
DETROIT - Here's what you missed on Local 4 News at 11:FireCrews rushed in Monday to rescue residents of a three-story, 54-unit building senior apartment complex as it burned on Detroit's east side. TSANew technology at Detroit Metro Airport provides Transportation Security Administration with a 3D look inside travelers' bags. Election crimeSouthfield City Clerk Sherikia Hawkins is facing felony charges stemming from last November's elections after numbers didn't add up. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
An exclusive look at 3D technology TSA agents use to keep travelers at Detroit Metro Airport safe
ROMULUS, Mich. - New technology at Detroit Metro Airport provides Transportation Security Administration with a 3D look inside travelers' bags. MORE: Defenders join TSA for behind-the-scenes look at restricted areas of Detroit Metro AirportThe airport has had the computed tomography machine that scans carry-on bags for a year. The scanner can be viewed and rotated 360 degrees to give a full look inside baggage. Steve Lorincz, the federal security director of Homeland Security, said the technology allows agents to virtually see behind other items in bags. It's technology like the X-ray machine that has helped TSA agents stop 11 deadly and dangerous weapons at DTW checkpoints this year.
Defenders join TSA for behind-the-scenes look at restricted areas of Detroit Metro Airport
DETROIT - The Local 4 Defenders joined TSA for a look at the restricted areas of Detroit Metro Airport and learn more about what's going on behind the scenes. You might have experienced the security checkpoints, but what you haven't seen is what happens behind those restricted areas. "This is one of the rooms where we screen all of the bags," Lorincz said. Detroit Metro Airport is one of the five airports in the country using the mobile inspection tables. The Local 4 Defenders also got a look at a new technology that lets inspectors see a clear 3D image when they are screening bags.
Company at Detroit Metro Airport settles pregnancy discrimination lawsuit
An airline ramp and cargo handling company that operates at the Detroit Metro Airport agreed to pay $120,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit on Wednesday.The lawsuit, filed by the U.S. "Outdated notions about what pregnant women should and should not be doing persist," EEOC trial attorney Miles Uhlar said in a statement. "Employers cannot automatically force pregnant employees onto unpaid leave, nor automatically refuse to consider possible accommodations for them just because a job is considered physical, like lifting bags at the airport. "In addition to providing an award of monetary relief to the affected pregnant employees, Simplicity was prohibited from forcing pregnant employees into unpaid leave or discharging employees because of pregnancy in the future. "The EEOC understands this and will continue to stand up to policies like the one employed by Simplicity in this case."metrotimes.com