DTW Destination Pass

At Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), you don’t need to book a trip to travel through our terminals. Our new pilot program, DTW Destination Pass, allows non-ticketed visitors to surprise arriving travelers at their gates, spend extra time with loved ones who are departing, as well as enjoy our restaurants and shops.

Explore our shopping and dining options available at each terminal.

The DTW Destination Pass is available for use from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at both the McNamara and North terminals.

Visitors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Application and Check-in Process

Apply for a DTW Destination Pass the day prior to your visit by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page. You will receive an email stating if you’re approved.

If approved, go to the McNamara Terminal Baggage Claim on the domestic arrivals level, between Carousels #2 and #3. Look for the "DTW Destination Pass" sign on the back wall.

Present a valid U.S. government-issued photo ID (driver's license or passport) to obtain your DTW Destination Pass*.

Those participating in the DTW Destination Pass program are subject to the same security screening regulations as passengers boarding a plane. All items prohibited in carry-on baggage, including liquids, aerosols and gels, apply to everyone using the DTW Destination Pass for access. Please review the list of TSA prohibited items.

The TSA or Wayne County Airport Authority reserves the right to revoke the DTW Destination Pass from any individual who may pose a security risk, a risk to any passengers or customers, and/or violates any of the rules and regulations of the airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

  *During peak departure times, priority in the checkpoint line will be given to ticketed passengers catching flights. Issuance of passes may be suspended during these times.