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Singing the Joys of the Detroit Airport Our man on the go returns to one of his favorite airports--and finds much to recommend (including the futomaki).

By Bruce Schoenfeld

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McNamara Terminal at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County airport
McNamara Terminal at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County airport

What makes an airport great, or even serviceable? Flying into the McNamara Terminal at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County airport recently, I considered the question.

I'd been a big fan of Detroit's airport in the mid-2000s, near the end of Northwest's run, when I found myself frequently changing planes there. The monorail connected distant gates within minutes. Corridors were wide and bright. There was even a high-quality sushi bar that catered to the Japanese businessmen who came to town for the auto industry.