Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Detroit to Austin
|September||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 38% drop in price.|
|June||Most popular time to fly with an average 33% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$161||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Delta, WestJet and KLM have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Detroit to Austin. Confirm policies on booking site.
Delta does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Detroit to Austin.
The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa in the past 14 days.
With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21);
There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces;
Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction;
B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities;
Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.
All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane.
Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel.
US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure.
Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected.
Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
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There are currently 1,095 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in US and 0 deaths as of Feb 24 2021
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An average nonstop flight takes 3h 18m, covering a distance of 1166 miles.
There are 67 (nonstop) flights between Detroit and Austin per week, averaging 9 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($44) and Spirit Airlines ($48), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($78) and Multiple Airlines ($81).
Delta (5 times daily), WestJet (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Detroit to Austin, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Austin back to Detroit , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Detroit you will be using Detroit All airports, often referred to as Detroit Airport. You will be landing at Austin Bergstrom, also known as Austin Airport.
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Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Austin with an airline and back to Detroit with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Austin from Detroit up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Very friendly cabin attendants. Especially Irene."
Cons: "Food was poor. I would prefer a good piece of cheese or fruit."
Pros: "Very professional."
Cons: "No US airline seems to have figured out how to board without long line in the jetway. But not a big deal."
Pros: "Nothing. They lost the plane so we couldn’t even fly out"
Cons: "Finding the plane"
Pros: "Safe and fast journey."
Cons: "Vegan options for everything."
Cons: "They sent my luggage to a completely different state! Now I have to wait till it gets to LGA and then they’ll send it to me."
Cons: "Broken plane. Why not take better care?"
Cons: "B.S. all the Delta Boarding groups. Geez, have you lost all common sense! C'mon... I understand the ill/med conditions passengers. How about 1 kid, then 2 kids then 3 kids, w/ cataracts, bladder probelems, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Paper, Plus 1, Plus 2, Main Cabin 1, 2 and 3."
Cons: "They could improve the boarding process."
Cons: "No meal option and my video screen volume did not work"
Cons: "Being on time"
Pros: "Lots of in flightentertainment options"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly. Baggage was at carousel before we were, a first."
Cons: "Everything was fine."
Pros: "Nicer plane"
Cons: "One stewardess almonds mowed me down with cart"
Pros: "Excellent support from all the Delta associaties"
Pros: "Quick and easy."
Cons: "It was scheduled so late at night."
Cons: "Crowded seatibg"
Pros: "My upgrade was fabulous!"
Pros: "Excellent very good"
Cons: "Good service excellent"
Cons: "I had to buy a ticket on Southwest to get where I needed to go. So a wasted trip, wasted time and Southwest came through immediately after I had told them the situation. I'll be using them much more now."
Pros: "Free movies helped the time fly by. Stewardess, or whatever the PC word us now, Britt was awesome"
Pros: "ditto above"
Cons: "ditto above"
Pros: "Nothing bad and nothing particularly good."
Cons: "Hard to get comfortable even in easy comfort but easy comfort is better than typica arats."
Pros: "on time, clean, prompt."
Pros: "Updated plane, movies are old but a verity"
Cons: "Lost two pieces of luggage"
Pros: "Very professionals"
Pros: "Able to watch an interview. Then part of a movie which makes the time fly."
Cons: "Late departure. Late arrival. So I got my car and landed in terrible traffic. Which I had hoped to avoid."
Pros: "I appreciated the kindness of the staff at each of our stops. From beginning to end they were polite, helpful, and kind!"
Cons: "Seating was tight"
Cons: "Plane was hot but that seems common for these small planes during the summer."
Cons: "Missed connection"
Pros: "On line customer service was very courteous and helpful."
Cons: "We waited overnight in the airport without even an offer of accommodations, toothbrushes, meal vouchers, etc."
Pros: "Airplane was good, boarding was fast."
Cons: "Did not have the fruit and cheese plate."
Pros: "Very friendly and efficient. Food was hot and red wine excellent."
Pros: "What they offer is OK."
Pros: "No issues"
Cons: "Made me check a small bag and let others carry on 2 and3 bags very rude"
Pros: "I enjoyed not having a layover."
Cons: "I do not like being charged to bring a bag. I feel like a 560 fee should include a bag."
Pros: "Arriving and departing flights were at totally opposite ends of airport"
Pros: "...see above..."
Cons: "We needed to get off the plane bc of a fuel spill, otherwise was fine."
Cons: "I travelled from usa to canada on 7 nov and after 2 hours waiting in airport they informed us that due to some issue Delta can not deliver our bagagges also one of Delta airport's staff behaved very badly (his name was Manny) , helpless and rude.I missed an important dinner meeting because of not having any suitable dress. I have many friends and family who lives in canada and usa but by facing this bad behaviour and problems never ever recomnd your airline to any of them."
Pros: "Exceptional legroom!"
Pros: "Boarding was painless. Flight attendants were nice."
Cons: "Nothing in particular. Just remember it is a low budget airline."
Cons: "The landing was horrible"
Cons: "Excessive delay (more than 30 min) in baggage claim at Austin"
Pros: "Polite employees from Frontier, courteous and helpful. Knowledgeable, too."
Cons: "What happened to, snacks & soda on flights? Everything is *for purchase *.other airlines done have sales people on board, credit card, for purchase snacks ~ silly!"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Maintenance delays, nobody from Frontier knew anything. Just a very poor experience."
Pros: "Quick boarding, and fair service"
Cons: "Nothing super fantastic to say, but also no real complaints!"
Cons: "I arrived 20 mins before departure and from front desk agents would not issue a boarding pass because they said they were already boarding and I wouldn't make it to the gate. Their only solution given to me was to fly to Denver the next day for a layover and fly out to my final destination the next day after that. I was encouraged to find another airline too."
Pros: "The plane was fine. We could have used Wifi"
Cons: "It took an hour to get our bags from baggage claim because they didn't have anybody working on the ground to remove them from the plane."
Pros: "Getting off plain"
Cons: "The total experience with Frontier"
Cons: "I paid $45 to check a small bag becuse I was carrying a tennis racket inside it. They said I could not take it with me in the plane. Once I got in the plane I saw a tennis racket in one of the overhead bins. I'm writting this for two reasons: 1. I'm mad because I paid $45 for nothing. 2. I'm bored because we landed in Austin 30 minutes ago and I'M STILL INSIDE THE PLANE!!"
Cons: "On both flights there weren't enough people checking bags. It took almost an hour to get through both times. More people and stations are needed."
Cons: "Kept us on board with little to no communication for an hour and a half after landing"
Cons: "Only 1 cup of water. Aisles very narrow."
Cons: "The credit card sales pitch. Too long and loud. People were trying to sleep and were rudely woken up and subjected to that !"
Pros: "It was fast"
Cons: "Baggage fee for carryon"
Cons: "No frills to the point of passenger despair. Budget airline to the T."
Cons: "no free drinks? 2.99 for a coke? no pretzels? why i had to pay 70$ for my bags what"
Pros: "The plane didn't actually fall out of the sky"
Cons: "Two hour maintenance delay, couldn't get the jetbridge to work on landing which cost another 20 minutes."
Pros: "Poor quality airline. Will never ride the airline again."
Cons: "Frontier service."
Cons: "Boarded late again with no communication from any frontier reps"
Cons: "I liked everything."
Cons: "$35 to bring one bag"
Pros: "No comment on food or entertainment"
Pros: "I liked everything. Thank you!"
Cons: "Boarding in Orlando was a mess No entertainment at all, even the seat couldn't go back"
Pros: "If you have ever flown Ryan air ,this appears to be the American version."
Pros: "2 hr and 45 minute delay and you charge for drinks? Never again."
Pros: "Ads profess low prices when in fact you have to pay for every single thing and in the end you end up paying the same or more as all other airlines. This is my second Frontier experience and both times I was not able to pay for my bags online with my credit card, therefore I was forced to pay higher prices than necessary. Can't believe you charged me $45 for a carry-on - preposterous!!! Also - I was not able to check in at the kiosk when I got to the airport.... I tried to different kiosks and neither would take my credit card so I had to wait in the long line to talk to ticketing agent . Poor experience all around - will not recommend or use front tier in the future."
Cons: "Luggage took 50 mins to be uploaded on the baggage claim."
Pros: "Went fast"
Cons: "Very turbulent"
Pros: "Attendants were super kind and efficient."
Cons: "I didn't eat and there was no entertainment."
Pros: "No wifi made the trip unbearable."
Pros: ".......and 40 min. early."
Cons: "Nothing NOT to like....Price, Service, Early to gate. Happy Thanksgiving."
Pros: "Blaa!a bla blaaaa"
Pros: "Like fact was affordable. Was not vacay but taking care of family member after surgery."
Cons: "I paid three times the amount for return ticket to LAX. No help from employees I dealt with. Was because I had changed return date twice. Lost two tickets due to change. Guess I really messed up but it was all due to FAMILY emergency. No love"
Cons: "There was none. Very tight amseata"
Pros: "The trip was cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew, but the refund process was quick and easy. Received the refund in 2 days."
Cons: "My suitcase was broken into things are missing and frontier operator didn't seem to care said I wasn't missing enough to warrant a claim"
Pros: "See comment above."
Cons: "See comment above."
Cons: "Lost my baggage and had to spend two days boarder line harassing them with phone calls about where it was. Their company had poor coordination especially at the Austin airport about baggage location and recovery. I will never use frontier again, I'll spend the extra $150 for more reputable and respectable airline."
Pros: "I was upgraded for free!"
Cons: "The payment necessary for baggage."
Pros: "Wasn't the best, but was good for what I paid for."
Cons: "Seemed like everything. Was a la carte. I would fly again, just wouldn't be my top pick."
Pros: "Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful!!!"
Pros: "None specific"
Cons: "It took over an hour to retrieve checked luggage."
Cons: "They lost my bags"
Pros: "All went as scheduled"
Cons: "Not having an assigned seat"
Cons: "$40 for carryon bag!? And no complementary drink. United airlines rock."
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "The dark hair stewardess was condescending."
Pros: "The price for me to fly from Detroit to Austin on Spirit was great. Thank you for making travel more affordable yo see my family!"
Pros: "Easy check in Easy to navigate DTW Smooth and uneventful flight"
Cons: "Went from an expected 7 hr layover to an unexpected 12 hour layover"
Cons: "Good value upto a point."
Cons: "Not able to get pre-brding online and for the ticket clerks it was befuddling, and they had to get mgr over-rides."
Pros: "It's non-stop"
Cons: "The most uncomfortable plane ever, its like cuddling with a really skinny person it feels like a bag of elbows"
Pros: "Getting a refund was relatively easy"
Cons: "No one informed me of the cancellation"
Cons: "3 hrs layover rude people"
Cons: "The wait at baggage claim"
Cons: "2 delays Unprofessional Ridiculous"
Cons: "I paid extra to get the seat by the emergency door which is a bigger seat with more leg room.They took my money and said they would give him the seat but they did not give it to him."
Pros: "Cool snack, drink combos and options."
Pros: "Great trip both ways! Vast improvement over previous Spirit experiences. Bravo!"
Cons: "Nothing. :)"
Cons: "Charged $55 for carrying on a (14 in x . 15 in x 5 in) soft material shoulder bag. Usually used for my laptop, but not on this trip. Not charged on the DTW to LGA segment but charged on the LGA to DTW segment. I have never encountered such a charge for this bag ever."
Cons: "Rude. They think it's a joke when people can't get home."
Pros: "That I landed"
Cons: "Everything could be much better"
Pros: "It's always the cheapest option."
Cons: "...well not always. I am accustomed to flying these two airlines that share the same model. Fly with one small backpack."
Cons: "1 hour late departure."
Pros: "the new plane"
Cons: "misc charges for everything"
Pros: "Got us here safe. Thank you"
Pros: "Getting out of the plane"
Cons: "All of the above"
Pros: "I didn't LIKE anything,I LOVED EVERYTHING about my Flighy!"
Cons: "Thefact that my baggage wasn't included in original ticket purchase. I had to pay $52 extra for my bag. Thats expensive."
Cons: "Ridiculous. Pilot was missing which causes a huge delay."
Pros: "Pay for a seat to sit in that is bullshit i will not use your company or spirit airlines ever again thanks for nothing. I guess i was suppose to duct tape myself to the wing. Very decieving"
Pros: "We made it to our destination."
Cons: "My luggage was lost and I'm without any belongings for myself or my 1 yr old baby!"
Pros: "The gate agent handled the down grade of the plain perfectly"
Pros: "Everything THERE VAS GOOD"
Cons: "Nothing ididnt like I will fyi again also tell others. The rate fair is good as well."
Pros: "No frills or hassles"
Pros: "It was nice for the price."
Cons: "Cant use cash for snacks."
Cons: "Spirit airlines"
Pros: "New plane"
Cons: "No PreCheck"
Pros: "The fight was good."
Cons: "When we called about taking a small bag which was very small, I was told that my purse Had to go into my small carry on. Or I had to pay. When I called the airlines at first the cost was 40.00 and later on in the evening it was $90.00 . Plus it was someone we couldn't understand. We ask ti be transferded to some one in America., but was told lines were busy. So I just took my wallet . I was only gone over the week end . I was very disappointed in all the charges.i would think a small purse would be ok."
Pros: "I requested if their was any open sits over the wing. The person at the desk moved me up to an open seat at the wing."
Cons: "I forgot that carry-on was an additional fee $31 each way."
Cons: "Plane late"
Pros: "I'd heard horror stories about flying with Spirit but my first trip went off without a hitch. I'll be using them again."
Cons: "Delay delay delay."
Cons: "You guys lost my luggage that wasn't cool but they got it back to me the next day so all I well."
Cons: "Not expected"
Cons: "too cramped"
Pros: "It's ridiculous you have to pay for a beverage alcohol I understand a charge but not pop oj or juice"
Cons: "eingie trouble- delayed 3hours"
Cons: "Typical Spirit delays. This was a newer plane which was nice but not cleaned..floors dirty and trash in pockets"
Pros: "price timely and without"
Cons: "Delayed like many spirit flights I have been on in the past"
Pros: "Haven't flown in 10 years! Spirit Airlines were awesome! Plane ride and staff were incredible"
Pros: "I landed safely!"
Cons: "Delayed an hour plus. Very cramped also."
Airlines flying from Detroit to Austin have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Detroit to Austin
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Detroit to Austin
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Detroit to Austin
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Detroit to Austin
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Detroit to Austin