Detroit Airport Might Be Spacious And Pretty, But The WiFi Sucks
Update: Ok fine, so as the DTW rep points out in the comments, Boingo is available in both terminals. But our own experience convinced us otherwise, and we recommend checking out the Airport WiFi map (click the icon to the right) to note that most airports tagged have free Wifi; something DTW should think about if they can afford the snazziness evident elsewhere.
We may have told you time and time again about the wonders of Detroit's Wayne Country Airport, but despite the very cool in-terminal monorail and relaxing LED light tunnel, Detroit is not as down with technology as you think.
In particular we refer to their Airport WiFi situation, which is sad to say the least. They've had internet in their Smith terminal since 2004, but with that terminal currently sitting empty Detroit has had to equip the rest of the airport. These days, you can log into the 'net from Delta/Northwest's McNamara Terminal only, and it's a Boingo frontier there.
Boingo in McNamara will charge you $7.95 for 24 hours of access, or you can hop into the Online Cafe in the same terminal and use one of their computers while having a cocktail, and they'll charge you for the amount of time you spend surfing. The only other spot with internet is the Lufthansa lounge, which also uses Boingo. We've tried mooching some free signal from the Northwest first class lounge before, and it just doesn't work. Sorry Detroit, but we do not approve.
· Detroit-Metro Airport WiFi info [Official Site]
· Northwest Planes and Delta Red Dresses Spotted at Detroit-Metro [Jaunted]
· Detroit Travel Guide [Jaunted]