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$565
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$451
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The cheapest flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Santa Barbara was found 58 days before departure, on average.
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FAQs for Booking Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Santa Barbara Flights

How long does a flight from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Santa Barbara take?
An average nonstop flight takes 6h 44m, covering a distance of 2032 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Santa Barbara?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($378), American Airlines ($393) and United ($432).
Do I need a passport to fly between Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County and Santa Barbara?
No.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Santa Barbara?
For Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Santa Barbara, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Santa Barbara back to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Santa Barbara (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Detroit
$378
only
$378
Destination
Santa Barbara
$378
only
$378
Tue, May 1
DTW
SBA
7h 20m
Sat, May 5
SBA
DTW
7h 56m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, May 1
DTW
SBA
7h 49m
Mon, May 7
SBA
DTW
12h 56m
Trip: 7 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28178 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
PHL
YYZ
Good 6.0

On time

Small seats

JAX
DFW
Excellent 8.6

Polite. Clean. Nice business class.

Would like more Western food.

LIM
SAL
Mediocre 2.0

Tiny airplane. We had a delay of 2 hours.

CLT
ILM
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

SAT
PHL
Excellent 8.0

I took American's first direct flight between Philadelphia and San Antonio. It was a nice plane, good service, and amenities for a cost. Love that the plane had plugs!

Sat, May 5
DTW
SBA
6h 47m
Fri, May 11
SBA
DTW
9h 06m
Trip: 7 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54577 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
GRR
IAH
Good 6.0

Pay for food, cold on plane entire time, everyone bundled up in blankets, jackets but staff friendly

IAH
SAN
Mediocre 2.6

The staff were fine, nothing really great, but nothing bad either.

So, we'll start with boarding. Why airlines can't figure out to board the plane from back to front is beyond me. No, let's load front to back so everyone has to uncomfortably shove past the people who have already taken their seats at the front of the plane. Then you get back there and all the overhead bins are full because everyone takes as many bags as possible onto the plane. Then you have to sacrifice the already tiny amount of foot room, "to put the bag fully underneath the seat in front of you." At this point you should be fine, except if you're over five and a half feet tall (I don't know if that's true I'm 6'2" and 275 lbs,) because then your knees are going to be buried so deep in the chair in front of you that the person up there doesn't even need a seat they can just sit on your knees. Luckily for you tall people, they put a nice metal rod just about knee level to really dig in and cause pain . . . Yay! Being a big guy, you try to be considerate and fold your arms in to give the person next to you as much space as possible, but don't expect that back as they'll spread out and become as wide as possible. Then to distract yourself from the discomfort, you try to use the free in flight entertainment via the United app, but "it's not available right now." In summation either be short and small or be rich and buy the seats with extra legroom when you fly United.

DEN
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Never made it. Stuck in Denver.

IAH
CUN
Mediocre 2.0

poor service, rude flight attendants, no leg room, dirty plane...

poor service, rude flight attendants, no leg room, dirty plane...

DEN
PSP
Okay 4.3

Paid for Econoplus seat but was assigned a seat in the row before the emergency exit. Seat uncomfortable didn’t recline had to go through refund process

Wed, Mar 28
DTW
SBA
24h 30m
Mon, Apr 2
SBA
DTW
21h 30m
Trip: 6 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16899 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
STL
SEA
Okay 4.0

We had to go back to the gate after we started the taxi to take off because some idiot had remembered he left a lithium battery in his checked luggage... The service cart kept hitting me and the attendant didn’t even say sorry or excuse me... aisles are too narrow... seats are too small. The guy next to me wouldn’t put the arm rest down because he felt to cramped, so he was hitting me with his elbow all evening... I’m just not happy, but glad to be home.

SJD
SEA
Excellent 8.3

Flew in premium economy - relatively comfortable. They had really good cheeseburgers for sale. The flight attendants were all professional. Had a special captain who came out of the cockpit to speak to the passengers over the intercomm. He was funny, personable and helped get the flight off on the right foot. I have about 350,000 miles with Alaska and about twice that number on other airlines. This was the first time I ever experienced such a personable interaction from a pilot. Flight attendants can be entertaining but pilots usually are too serious to make the passengers happy to be on board.

They did not have Priority boarding for first class and MVP.

PSC
SEA
Good 6.3

Alaska Airlines has a great fruit and cheese plate for $7.50. GOGO app gives a good selection of movies, tv shows and HGTV!

Attendant was much more pleasant to the two men around me. Such a full flight, we were told to sit down until the food cart was done to access the lavatory. Too narrow of an aisle!

PDX
PHX
Excellent 10.0

Friendly and helpful. Let my son sit in the pilots seat!!

SEA
MCI
Good 6.5

Extra leg room in economy.

Only 3 bathrooms for the entire economy class. The cabin was freezing.

Wed, May 2
DTW
SBA
9h 25m
Tue, May 8
SBA
DTW
6h 07m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, May 2
DTW
SBA
9h 25m
Mon, May 7
SBA
DTW
12h 56m
Trip: 6 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28178 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
SJU
MIA
Excellent 9.3

New onboard entertainment

PHL
YYZ
Good 6.0

On time

Small seats

CMH
DCA
Excellent 8.0

we arrived and it took 15 min for a gate agent to bring the jetbridge out to the plane....sad!

PDX
CLT
Excellent 8.3

TSA PRE√ went fast and easy.

Seats are miserable to try to sleep on an overnighter.

JAX
DFW
Excellent 8.6

Polite. Clean. Nice business class.

Would like more Western food.

Sat, May 5
DTW
SBA
6h 47m
Sat, May 12
SBA
DTW
6h 57m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Apr 12
DTW
SBA
8h 08m
Sun, Apr 22
SBA
DTW
8h 10m
Trip: 11 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54577 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DEN
PSP
Okay 4.3

Paid for Econoplus seat but was assigned a seat in the row before the emergency exit. Seat uncomfortable didn’t recline had to go through refund process

SJO
IAH
Mediocre 3.3

The check-in staff were very friendly and helpful.

I already knew I was going to pay $200 to ship my boards back home (I wonder if golf clubs which are roughly the same size cost as much,) but when pre-purchasing through the app for an "oversized" bag you have to put a "one" in the checked bag and a "one" in the oversized bag even though they're the same bag, but then they charge you for two, and when you tell the check-in person that you only have one bag of course they can't issue a refund. No, they tell you that you get to call customer service when you return home.

GRR
IAH
Good 6.0

Pay for food, cold on plane entire time, everyone bundled up in blankets, jackets but staff friendly

IAH
SAN
Mediocre 2.6

The staff were fine, nothing really great, but nothing bad either.

So, we'll start with boarding. Why airlines can't figure out to board the plane from back to front is beyond me. No, let's load front to back so everyone has to uncomfortably shove past the people who have already taken their seats at the front of the plane. Then you get back there and all the overhead bins are full because everyone takes as many bags as possible onto the plane. Then you have to sacrifice the already tiny amount of foot room, "to put the bag fully underneath the seat in front of you." At this point you should be fine, except if you're over five and a half feet tall (I don't know if that's true I'm 6'2" and 275 lbs,) because then your knees are going to be buried so deep in the chair in front of you that the person up there doesn't even need a seat they can just sit on your knees. Luckily for you tall people, they put a nice metal rod just about knee level to really dig in and cause pain . . . Yay! Being a big guy, you try to be considerate and fold your arms in to give the person next to you as much space as possible, but don't expect that back as they'll spread out and become as wide as possible. Then to distract yourself from the discomfort, you try to use the free in flight entertainment via the United app, but "it's not available right now." In summation either be short and small or be rich and buy the seats with extra legroom when you fly United.

DEN
LAX
Okay 5.0

Great crew and process

For the fare, the leg room is not enough for average 6'0 person to be comfortable for longer than an hour.

Thu, May 3
DTW
SBA
7h 49m
Mon, May 7
SBA
DTW
12h 56m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28178 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
ORD
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

PHL
YYZ
Good 6.0

On time

Small seats

CLT
ILM
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

JAX
DFW
Excellent 8.6

Polite. Clean. Nice business class.

Would like more Western food.

SAT
PHL
Excellent 8.0

I took American's first direct flight between Philadelphia and San Antonio. It was a nice plane, good service, and amenities for a cost. Love that the plane had plugs!

Thu, Apr 12
DTW
SBA
7h 49m
Wed, Apr 18
SBA
DTW
9h 10m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, May 1
DTW
SBA
8h 03m
Thu, May 3
SBA
DTW
6h 12m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, May 1
DTW
SBA
7h 20m
Fri, May 4
SBA
DTW
8h 21m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28178 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
LIM
SAL
Mediocre 2.0

Tiny airplane. We had a delay of 2 hours.

ORD
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

CMH
DCA
Excellent 8.0

we arrived and it took 15 min for a gate agent to bring the jetbridge out to the plane....sad!

DFW
SAN
Okay 5.3

Direct flight from desired origin to destination Boarding by zones

Uncomfortable, small, seat space with inadequate legroom. Lack of personal entertainment options. Paid extra for earlier boarding group which only benefited me by about 5 people. (NOT WORTH IT!) Lack of complimentary food options. (Pay for everything)

LHR
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing really. I will never book from Kayak ever

Everything

Fri, May 4
DTW
SBA
8h 03m
Sun, May 6
SBA
DTW
7h 56m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54577 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DEN
LAX
Okay 5.0

Great crew and process

For the fare, the leg room is not enough for average 6'0 person to be comfortable for longer than an hour.

IAH
SAN
Mediocre 2.6

The staff were fine, nothing really great, but nothing bad either.

So, we'll start with boarding. Why airlines can't figure out to board the plane from back to front is beyond me. No, let's load front to back so everyone has to uncomfortably shove past the people who have already taken their seats at the front of the plane. Then you get back there and all the overhead bins are full because everyone takes as many bags as possible onto the plane. Then you have to sacrifice the already tiny amount of foot room, "to put the bag fully underneath the seat in front of you." At this point you should be fine, except if you're over five and a half feet tall (I don't know if that's true I'm 6'2" and 275 lbs,) because then your knees are going to be buried so deep in the chair in front of you that the person up there doesn't even need a seat they can just sit on your knees. Luckily for you tall people, they put a nice metal rod just about knee level to really dig in and cause pain . . . Yay! Being a big guy, you try to be considerate and fold your arms in to give the person next to you as much space as possible, but don't expect that back as they'll spread out and become as wide as possible. Then to distract yourself from the discomfort, you try to use the free in flight entertainment via the United app, but "it's not available right now." In summation either be short and small or be rich and buy the seats with extra legroom when you fly United.

LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

United Airlines team and the plaine were brilliant.

GRR
IAH
Good 6.0

Pay for food, cold on plane entire time, everyone bundled up in blankets, jackets but staff friendly

IAH
CUN
Mediocre 2.0

poor service, rude flight attendants, no leg room, dirty plane...

poor service, rude flight attendants, no leg room, dirty plane...

Sun, Apr 1
DTW
SBA
24h 30m
Fri, Apr 6
SBA
DTW
13h 00m
Trip: 6 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 16899 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
SFO
SNA
Excellent 9.3

Leg space. Free WiFi for t mobile customers.

SEA
MSP
Excellent 10.0

great crew

SEA
MCI
Good 6.5

Extra leg room in economy.

Only 3 bathrooms for the entire economy class. The cabin was freezing.

PDX
PHX
Excellent 10.0

Friendly and helpful. Let my son sit in the pilots seat!!

PSC
SEA
Good 6.3

Alaska Airlines has a great fruit and cheese plate for $7.50. GOGO app gives a good selection of movies, tv shows and HGTV!

Attendant was much more pleasant to the two men around me. Such a full flight, we were told to sit down until the food cart was done to access the lavatory. Too narrow of an aisle!

Wed, May 2
DTW
SBA
8h 03m
Thu, May 3
SBA
DTW
6h 12m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, May 2
DTW
SBA
9h 25m
Fri, May 4
SBA
DTW
8h 21m
Trip: 3 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28178 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
DFW
SAN
Okay 5.3

Direct flight from desired origin to destination Boarding by zones

Uncomfortable, small, seat space with inadequate legroom. Lack of personal entertainment options. Paid extra for earlier boarding group which only benefited me by about 5 people. (NOT WORTH IT!) Lack of complimentary food options. (Pay for everything)

SJU
MIA
Excellent 9.3

New onboard entertainment

CLT
ILM
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

PHX
GEG
Good 7.3

The crew was friendly and informative. They were very helpful. The

The seats were uncomfortable. They were hard and so narrow I had to sit crooked in the seat to keep from getting banged into by the service carts and every person going by to the bathrooms. I'm not tiny, but I'm not huge either, it was just overcrowded. It was also very hot in the airplane the entire way from Phoenix to Spokane. My husband, who is always cold, was even hot.

ORD
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

Sat, Jun 30
DTW
SBA
7h 16m
Sat, Jul 7
SBA
DTW
5h 39m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54577 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DEN
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Never made it. Stuck in Denver.

IAH
CUN
Mediocre 2.0

poor service, rude flight attendants, no leg room, dirty plane...

poor service, rude flight attendants, no leg room, dirty plane...

GRR
IAH
Good 6.0

Pay for food, cold on plane entire time, everyone bundled up in blankets, jackets but staff friendly

DEN
PSP
Okay 4.3

Paid for Econoplus seat but was assigned a seat in the row before the emergency exit. Seat uncomfortable didn’t recline had to go through refund process

LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

United Airlines team and the plaine were brilliant.

Thu, May 3
DTW
SBA
7h 49m
Tue, May 8
SBA
DTW
6h 07m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, May 4
DTW
SBA
6h 44m
Wed, May 9
SBA
DTW
6h 57m
Trip: 6 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28178 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
CLT
ILM
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

SJU
MIA
Excellent 9.3

New onboard entertainment

JAX
DFW
Excellent 8.6

Polite. Clean. Nice business class.

Would like more Western food.

ORD
CLT
Mediocre 3.0

Three hours delay. I paid for a upgrade to first class. But because of the flight change i didn't get to keep my upgrade and I had to beg for a refund. I have had two trips in the past 5 days and all flights have been anywhere from 1 to 3 hours late. Worst experience with AA I have had in a long time.

SAT
PHL
Excellent 8.0

I took American's first direct flight between Philadelphia and San Antonio. It was a nice plane, good service, and amenities for a cost. Love that the plane had plugs!

Sat, May 5
DTW
SBA
9h 03m
Thu, May 10
SBA
DTW
7h 56m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Santa Barbara Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Santa Barbara
Flights Depart from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Flight Price $378
Distance 2032 miles
Airlines American Airlines, United, Alaska Airlines
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