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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Detroit (DTW)

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Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine.

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Baggage included in every fare

Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.

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Change your travel dates as often as you need

We've introduced further flexibility on eligible Qantas operated flights. Booking and travel dates apply.

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Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more.

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Visiting from Melbourne to Detroit

Detriot travel information

Detroit in Michigan, USA is packed with things to. Pick from classical attractions, historical winders and family activities. Be sure to visit the Gem Theatre, Detroit International River Walk and the Royal Oak Music Theatre. The city has transformed abandoned buildings into distilleries, cafes, galleries and chocolate shops. Downtown offers extraordinary art deco skyscrapers, lovely public parks, hottest food scene and edgy street art. Detroit's comes to life at night, with the jazz clubs and daytime experience bike rides the Eastern market - all adding to the energy of the city.

When to visit

Best time to visit Detroit

Whichever season you decide to visit, there's always something to do in Detroit. The weather in Detroit varies from season to season, but easily changes quickly. Generally, the hottest months are June through August, making Summer a great time to visit to experience blue skies and sunshine. Summer temperatures range from -13ºC to 29 ºC. Autumn colours are a spectacular in late September and October. Winter weather can range from rain, sleet and snow on any given day. The annual average snowfall is 102 cm with temperatures ranging from -10 ºC to 2 ºC. During the cooler weather it’s the perfect time to see the Henry Ford Museum and Detroit Opera House.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County AirportOpens external site in a new window, usually called Detroit Metro Airport, Metro Airport, or just DTW, is a major international airport in the United States in Michigan. It is the primary international airport serving Detroit and is Michigan's busiest airport. DTW Airport is located 28km southwest of downtown Detroit, in Romulus, Michigan.

Arriving in Detroit

The helpful and friendly staff at Detroit Airport will be waiting to greet you when you land. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are a number of different transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into downtown Detroit from Detroit Airport

There are many transport options to make your trip to and from Detroit Airport easy. The most popular way is to arrange your trip via ridesharing apps. To transfer between terminals there is a free terminal-to-terminal shuttle service between the McNamara and North terminal. If traveling by public transportation, SMART and AirRide provide service to and from Detroit Metro Airport. Rental cars give you the freedom to explore at your own pace. Once you've claimed your baggage, follow signs to Ground Transportation and take a courtesy shuttle to the rental car campus. Taxi and luxury sedan services dispatch from the upper level of the Ground Transportation Centre to take you to downtown. Shuttle services are also available and best booked in advance.

Getting around Detroit

There are many modes of transport to get around Detroit. With plenty of parking available, it’s popular to hire a car to explore Detroit’s most popular neighbourhoods including Downtown, Corktown, Eastern Market, Midtown and more. The light-rail, Detroit People Move can help you get around downtown quick, easily and safely. Bike share, taxi, ride share, bus and shuttle services are also available for an affordable way to see the sights. Amtrak is Detriot’s train service or you may wish to hire a scooter to get across town quickly.

Departure information

Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called?

Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic AirportOpens external site in a new window (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.

Baggage allowance

Customers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are a allocated checked baggage allowance. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.

Checking in

Customers travelling from Melbourne can check-in online up to 24 hours in advance, using the Qantas app or visiting a kiosk at the airport.

Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

Fly from with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey from take-off to touch down. 

Seamless check-in

Get your trip to off to the right start with a check-in option that best suits your needs. Visit a kiosk or desk at the airport to check in on arrival or use our online and mobile check-in services to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure.

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Use the baggage calculator to find out what is included with your fare. 

Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.

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