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Detroit (DTT)
San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Thu 4/15
Thu 4/22
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Low season

OctoberBest time to beat the crowds with an average 36% drop in price.

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 42% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$476(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$304or less

Good deal one-way

$109or less

When to book flights from Detroit to San José

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $109 or less one-way and $304 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Detroit to San José was found 47 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is October.
  • Morning departure is around 46% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top airline flying Detroit to San José Juan Santamaria Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

5.6
Spirit Airlines
Overall score based on 61,884 reviews
6.1
Boarding
5.4
Comfort
6.5
Crew
4.6
Entertainment
4.7
Food
Airline reviews

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"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "3 hrs layover rude people"

Cons: "The wait at baggage claim"

Pros: "Price"

Cons: "2 delays Unprofessional Ridiculous"

Cons: "Delays"

Pros: "Same as above"

Cons: "Not enough leg room"

Pros: "Cool snack, drink combos and options."

Cons: "NO FOOD :(."

Pros: "helpful main airport desk personnel at check-in in Detroit"
Cons: "Spirit Air airport desk, check-in was chaotic, personnel a bit surly, gate check-in disorganized, luggage temporarily "lost" in Detroit."

Pros: "easy ride,"
Cons: "nothing"

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."

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Rude. They think it's a joke when people can't get home."

Pros: "That I landed"
Cons: "Everything could be much better"

Cons: "1 hour late departure."

Pros: "the new plane"
Cons: "misc charges for everything"

Pros: "Got us here safe. Thank you"
Cons: "Comfort"

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: "Price"
Cons: "Late.leaving late arrival"

Pros: "It was nice for the price."
Cons: "Cant use cash for snacks."

Cons: "Spirit airlines"

Cons: "There is a very long check in line compared to other airlines"

Cons: "cramped seating"

Pros: "New plane"
Cons: "No PreCheck"

Pros: "Price"
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"

Pros: "Quickness"

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: "The price of the ticket or fare"
Cons: "Unable to pay for my bank online. Then had to pay a higher fee at the airport"

Pros: "price timely and without"

Cons: "Delayed like many spirit flights I have been on in the past"

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Safety measures for airlines flying from Detroit to San José

Airlines flying from Detroit to San José have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Detroit to San José

Mandatory masks

Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Detroit to San José

Social distancing seating

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Recent round-trip flight deals

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