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DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 31% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$254(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$182or less

Good deal one-way

$112or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights to Los Angeles from Detroit for $112 or less one-way and $182 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Detroit to Los Angeles was found 20 days before departure, on average.
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  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is August.
  • Morning departure is around 25% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top airlines flying Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Los Angeles

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

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Frontier
Overall score based on 39,745 reviews
6.4
Boarding
5.4
Comfort
6.8
Crew
4.6
Entertainment
4.7
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Nothing really."
Cons: "Drinks and snacks."

Pros: "Easy and fast"
Cons: "The manners and interactions of personal"

Cons: "Baggage claim took one hour"

Cons: "My KTN was not on my original boarding pass and could not be added at check-in. Also, the gate at the destination was occupied when we arrived leading to extended wait on the ramp."

Cons: "Very like it !"

Cons: "Everything, the service and the airline policies are very poor. Will not fly again, save your money."

Cons: "not clean"

Pros: "Todo bien gracias"
Cons: "Más personas que hablen español Gracias"

Pros: "We landed"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Staff were friendly."
Cons: "A basic seat should not cost extra money. Nor should bottled water."

Cons: "Wasn't calling by zones, was pretty much a free for all to get on the plane."

Cons: "All my schedule got changed and received luggage after 1 hour ..spoiled my day"

Pros: "No comment on food or entertainment"

Cons: "Delayed and delayed. Almost three hours"

Pros: "Cheap"
Cons: "No place to charge a phone on the plane."

Pros: "We have not left yet 4 hr delay"
Cons: "FWe have not left yet 4 hr delay"

Cons: "Not happy"

Cons: "very delayed, so i had to cancel"

Pros: "I was able to travel with my service animal with no issue. Staff was extremely accommodating."
Cons: "No entertainment and food/beverages too expensive. $2.99 for a can of soda or a small bag of chips?? Insane!!"

Cons: "I am still in Orlando."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "It was easy to do things"
Cons: "A bit crowded"

Pros: "I SLEPT THROUGH MOST OF IT"
Cons: "GOT STUCK AT LAX IN PLANE SEAMED LIKE AN HOUR"

Cons: "Seating is uncomfortable!!!!"

Pros: "Flying through the air"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "The airline was prompt and actually ahead of schedule fly both departure and arrival on both trips. The plane was clean comfortable and all around fantastic for being a little older. The pilot was amazing, very conscious of movements and incredible landing skills."
Cons: "No free drink or peanuts."

Cons: "An 8hr delay, for a small emergency light part. Missing a day of work."

Cons: "Arrived about an hour late"

Pros: "The staff"
Cons: "The delay"

Cons: "Everything was good"

Cons: "No drinks and no snacks"

Cons: "same as above"

Cons: "Frontier is light on service and they are jerks."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything. You guys suck."

Cons: "very cramped seating. Fee for carry on. Not a good experience"

Cons: "No soap or paper towels in the commode area!!! Forced to use Germ X to cleanse our hands! Had to pay an additional amount for a seat and carry on? Was not made aware of that during booking!! A pillow would be nice!"

Pros: "The service was excellent! Great work staff.. And we made it to our destination safe..."
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that the seas didn't recline back!! It was uncomfortable ride sitting in that position!"

Pros: "Nothing"

Cons: "I had to stay overnight."

Pros: "I find it unbelievable that Frontier could Fly in and Out of Denver under severe Blizzard like conditions."
Cons: "That you didn't cancel, while 800 plus flights were canceled and Frontier chose to Fly In It and Out of it."

Pros: "Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful!!!"

Pros: "None specific"
Cons: "Unremarkable"

Pros: "Plane felt clean. Boarding efficient as was check in."

Pros: "Boarding was fast. The only slightly negative I noticed was the window was very dirty on the inside and the seat back in front of me was too."

Cons: "Service was terrible staff not friendly never using this airline again"

Cons: "Outrageous bag fees. Need to read the fine print, since $80 per person for bags fees is significant."

Cons: "It took over an hour to retrieve checked luggage."

Cons: "They lost my bags"

Cons: "Buying soda"

Cons: "People around me kept taking off their masks. The crew corrected them twice, but I think they could have done a better job of it."

Pros: "bag"
Cons: "My bag never left Myrtle beach"

Cons: "Flight delayed 1 hour. We got into LAX & sat on tarmac for 45 minutes because our gate had a plane with a maintenance issue. The new gate also had a plane stuck with maintenance issue. Plane was hot with no eta on when we could deplane."

Cons: "Not comfy"

Cons: "You allow animals to roam outside of cages, sit on the chairs, and poop on the floor. Both to and from Detroit, this was disgusting and I will never fly your airlines again."

Cons: "No updates about delays due to snow."

Cons: "How many emails are you sending me requesting this same thing?"

Pros: "The only up side is that I eventually got home... :("
Cons: "When I purchased my ticket I paid extra for an isle exit row seat. On the day of my flight I got an email plenty early that the flight had been delayed an hour with no explanation why, which stinks. Once on the plane we found out that the reason we were delayed was because they changed the planes that morning and we needed to wait for an extra stewardess to get to the airport bc of the plane change. This is HORRIBLE planning, if you don't have the staff don't change the plane!! Also because of the plane change my seat was no longer in an exit row. When I explained to the stewardess that I paid extra for my seat that was supposed to be in an exit row I was told that I needed to return to my seat and they will fix it after they are done boarding. Once everyone was on the plane they told me that I was "lucky" because there was still a middle seat in an exit row available... Again I had PAID EXTRA for an ISLE EXIT ROW seat when I purchased the ticket but now I am lucky they can seat me in the last exit tow seat available. When I brought up the fact that I shouldn't have to complain to get the seat that I had already paid for the stewardess gave me attitude like I should be grateful for whatever they give me. Then she passed me off to another gentleman who didn't care about hearing what my issue was he just wanted the plane to take off already. I felt very disrespected by all the Spirit employees once on the plane. Spirit in general is very shady because if I hadn't brought up the fact that I paid extra for my exit row they would have just let me pay the extra money for a normal seat."

Pros: "The crews sense of humor really helped"
Cons: "Having to pay for luggage. The comfort of the plane just isn't there. Very cramped. Thought the plane was going to fall apart on the landing as everything was rattling"

Cons: "one of the three stewardesses was not very friendly"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I am a 130 pound 5"4 woman and I legitimately felt like I was shoved into a tiny little box and couldn't move my body for the 5 hours it took to get to LA from Detroit. They charge so much money for bags and don't give you anything on the plane everything is for purchase. Do not fly this airline. AA and United end up being the same price after the bag fees and seating fees and you can actually recline your chair and breathe on those planes NOT SPIRIT. The chair was plastic and didn't recline???"

Pros: "Pleasant, safe and smooth ride."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "That it is over"
Cons: "Added fares to reserve seat no room no charger"

Cons: "Spirit charges extra for everything. Will not fly them again!"

Pros: "Excellent helpful stewards on both my flights over to LAX."
Cons: "The whole flight was awesome...."

Pros: "Flight attendants were a cut above -- calm, charming and very helpful as opposed to the surly hall monitors typical of most budget most airlines."
Cons: "Aware of "hidden fees" I checked all of my boxes, checked in online in advance, paid for bags in advance, and when I got there, gate agent says bags were not paid for... BS. I entered credit card and paid. Apparently payment did not go through. Would NOT have been an issue at all had I not been charged $10 more for the same check-in. What a racket. Even when I tried to avoid surprise fees, they got me. Same thing happened to another passenger. Totally unethical. No benefit of the doubt given. Unreal. It destroyed what would have been an overall good experience on Spirit."

Pros: "Nothing was good"
Cons: "Flight got delayed twice. Terrible service."

Cons: "Very cramped and uncomfortable."

Pros: "The ticket price is better than most of the other options."
Cons: "The return flight was cancelled and I had to wait in line for an hour to book another return flight, which included a stop-over. It could have been worse. The carry-on bag fees are excessive."

Cons: "Both of my Spirit flights were cancelled."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Paid $50 to check a computer they told me was too big for a carry-on. Computer was sent on a direct flight way before I was getting to my destination(instead of on my connection) and was left in an unattended area. They told me it was "most likely stolen" and asked why I didn't take it on the plane. Your gate agent told me it was too big!!!! This was the answer I got after 3 days of investigating myself. I was told various stories like "it got stuck at security" and "it never got on the plane" until I got home and went directly to the baggage office and asked them on my own. The kid that actually tagged it said his supervisor told him to send it direct. Sounds like they set things up to get stolen. I will be filing a complaint and claim."

Cons: "There will be a $50 fee for this information."

Cons: "The plane was so hot that it made my husband sick and I was sweating the entire flight. The A/C was so weak that even on full blast, we could not feel the air"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Nothing. Bad. Worst Airline"
Cons: "They cancelled the flight after 5hrs. My rebook was for 2 days later. No food, no voucher for hotel. I was traveling with my 2 years old son. They didn't care. I had to find transportation and book a hotel on my own."

Cons: "The plane was initially delayed from 8:15pm, indefinitely, only to be cancelled close to midnight after there were no more flights out for the evening. Not only this, but Spirit only offered to rebook flights for the next day with no reconciliation offered to those who lost time and money due Spirit's lack of transparency with their patrons. Furthermore, a representative at the gate informed us that the delay was due to a computer failure at the Spirit headquarters in Florida, but when I tried to address this with customer service they insisted the delay was due to issues with air traffic control, and therefore Spirit was not at fault and not obligated to reconcile. I was rebooked for he next day which had a layover, while my initial flight was non stop. The connecting flight has been delayed going on two hours, leaving a 6 hour layover. This experience has made clear to me that Spirit Airlines has no interest in customer satisfaction and instead relies on catering to patrons with financial limitations who are forced to choose the cheaper flight alternative. I have used Kayak repeatedly to book flights with United and American Airlines and have never encountered any kind of systemic failure on part of an airline as I have seen with Spirit"

Pros: "On the way to Detroit from LA the flight was pretty smooth."
Cons: "Spirit Air Lines lost my luggage."

Pros: "We left early and landed nearly 45 minutes early. Staff were courteous and professional."

Pros: "Don't ever use Spirit"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "3 hour delay, and no information until you go past the actual time on it. Then you reach LA... I was like I finally reached !! Now the pilot says we should Eleanor at least 30 minutes to get a gate."

Cons: "Canceled due to weather"

Pros: "I fly with a service dog, and everyone was very accommodating."
Cons: "We taxi-ed for over 45 minutes."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Flight was late, gates closed 15 min early, we missed flight cause of that and had get a hotel room. Staf said our names where called out but not true because another passenger also missed flight"

Pros: "We landed safe."
Cons: "I needed to change my flight to a later time within minjtes of booking and they charged me for it. The delay was over two hrs w no explanation, $100 charges for a backpack, seats do not recline, narrow space, $3 for water,, there were emty seats and was told I would have to pay $75 is I moved from my broken seat. staff is rude, disrespectful and unprofessional. Overall , I have travleled the world in all kinds of flights and by far the worst experience I have ever had was flying SPIRIT Air. I will avoid flying Spirit unless it tis my last option...which I may cosider not flying at all. Zero Stars"

Cons: "Worse flight ever. Every time delay delay delay. The charge of the hand bag is ridiculous. All airlines never charge for hand bag, and even if they charge , no more than $25. But this is a ripe off. Beside it's not cheaper at all than other airlines, and don't even offer a cup of water."

Cons: "On my Spirit flight from JFK to Detroit the day before, a large group of us had to wait almost 2 hours for our luggage"

Pros: "1. Cheap fare even with huge baggage fees 2. Direct flight"
Cons: "1. The bag drop line was longer than the Security line 2. It was not made clear that you needed a paper boarding pass until I was too far in the line to be able to leave it and get back in line and get through security and make my flight 3. You charge for water....on a 5 hour flight 4. Tight leg room makes it hard to get in and out of seats"

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"

Cons: "The wait at baggage claim"

Pros: "Flights are on time."
Cons: "Seats don't recline, There's a fee for everything, including water. Carry-ons that are bigger than a small backpack has a fee."

Cons: "Spirit should not be allowed to advertise their "ticket price" as such on these websites, since for any round trip carryon baggage starts at $90 additional, as well as additional charges for most seats that offer any comfort at all, since the seats do not recline and the tray table support cross-bar pushes into the back of the passenger on front of it. This is only the beginning of my complaints"

Pros: "Pleasant crew"
Cons: "Tiny, uncomfortable seats with ZERO legroom and no reclining at all. The LAX baggage counter is the worst counter at that busy airport. Noisy, poorly maintained, poorly lit. The up-charges to carry a bag, to pay online vs on the phone vs at the counter vs at the gate add up to extortive rates. The website was way sub-par, too. Finally calling thier "agents" in the Philippines over a noisy line got my bags and seats arranged, at a cost."

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

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

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: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

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