Detroit Metro Airport spruces up for holiday season, offers holiday travel tips

Posted at 2:04 PM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-14 17:40:39-05

Detroit Metro Airport is getting ready for the holidays by making some changes to increase the holiday spirit.

With Delta Airlines, the airport team developed a Motown Music Tunnel soundtrack, playing now, in the tunnel inside the McNamara Terminal.

The soundtrack features hits by the Temptations, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder and other artists. It is also choreographed to a creative presentation and light sequence.

There are also four new interactive directories inside the terminal that support eight different languages.

“This holiday season will be busy as we are on pace to serve the most passengers at Detroit Metro Airport this year since 2008,” said Airport Authority Interim CEO Joseph Nardone.

On top of the extras, there have been new restaurants and shops opened inside the terminal, including a second Be Relax Spa, as well as a Chili's and Papa Joe's Market.

Tips for holiday traveling include:

  • Know your airline and terminal before arriving
  • Arrive early
  • Don't wrap gifts before traveling
  • Check bags for prohibited items before arriving
  • Arrange for special needs in advance
  • Expedited screening programs are available