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DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 26% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$184(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$133or less

Good deal one-way

$95or less

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  • The cheapest flight from Philadelphia to Detroit was found 36 days before departure, on average.
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Top 4 airlines serving Philadelphia to Detroit

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

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Delta
Overall score based on 29,155 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Front right lav door hard to latch, headphones worked on one side only, gap in middle of lie-flat bed."

Pros: "N/a"

Pros: "Everything!"
Cons: "Remain awesome!"

Pros: "Smooth flying!"
Cons: "Better & more snacks.....no ice?"

Pros: "Amazing service and F&B offered was wonderful"

Cons: "Todo excelente!!!gracias!!!"

Cons: "Safe and happy travel!"

Cons: "The WiFi"

Pros: "VERY small plane and small narrow seats"
Cons: "Yes...not change my flight at the last minute and causing me to miss my connecting flight. Then making me reschedule my flight with only options that I now have (2) layover and then arrive in Korea another day later, that then caused me to miss my college orientation day!"

Cons: "Cramped"

Pros: "The plane was very clean! We loaded in the center which made everything go quicker. I was one of the last on board and there was ample overhead storage. Complimentary snacks were were substantial and service was constant. I hate going to the bathroom on the plane and it was so roomy for airplane bathrooms. The pilot was hilarious!"
Cons: "Only complaint was nothing that can be changes. I had a middle set and it was quite cramped...my computer didn’t fit on the tray or would get smashed when the person in front of me reclined."

Pros: "Left ontime great breakfast. Good service No complaints"
Cons: "I loved the trip No negative comments."

Pros: "Delta Comfort om commuter jet"

Cons: "They ran out of overhead space we had to check a carry on bag. My video monitor didn't work so that was disappointing."

Pros: "Wonderful. Food was great.i"
Cons: "I love everything"

Pros: "excellant movies"

Pros: "Quick and easy"

Pros: "Very orderly."

Pros: "My upgrade and breakfast were fabulous!"

Pros: "Excellent very good good"
Cons: "Good service good"

Pros: "to their Diamond Medallion customers"

Pros: "On time. Most important"

Pros: "Same as above."

Cons: "Layover"

Pros: "Thank God I was able to get a refund"

Cons: "Hard to get comfortable even in easy comfort but easy comfort is better than typica arats."

Pros: "Delta Studio"
Cons: "Food choices were not appetizing."

Pros: "on time, clean, prompt. no problem."

Pros: "I liked that the plane was newer and the box snack was really good."
Cons: "Nothing really"

Pros: "What is the issue?"

Pros: "NONE"
Cons: "The service was terrible. Also a ripped off base on I was expecting to be treated as if I was on Virgin nothing compares to it . Delta plane making a loud noise we can even heard anything when pilot does announcement. I want my money back or I should be reinbuise some how."

Pros: "The costumer services."
Cons: "N\A"

Pros: "I appreciated the kindness of the staff at each of our stops. From beginning to end they were polite, helpful, and kind!"

Pros: "Decent food . On time arrival !"
Cons: "It was fine"

Cons: "Efficient and comfortable all I ask for"

Cons: "Compared to such airlines like Turkish or etihad, service and comfort was lacking behind."

Cons: "Food choices"

Pros: "Airplane was good, boarding was fast."

Pros: "The Airbus A330 business class seating was more spacious and comfortable than the Boeing 767 I flew to Paris from ATL."

Cons: "Expected a two hour layover, but due to delay I ended up waiting more that 14 hours at the terminal."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "everything else"

Pros: "Delta always has good customer service"
Cons: "Amenities on smaller flights are generally less enjoyable; still did a good job, though."

Pros: "Even though we had to tax over to the de-Icing pad before we could take off from Philadelphia, we were still in the air by our original departure time. Our flight was accompanied by tail winds that got us to Detroit early giving me plenty of time to make my connecting flight."

Pros: "Everything was perfect!"
Cons: "Not one negative!!"

Pros: "It was cancelled"

Pros: "The staff was awesome throughout the entire experience."
Cons: "Some of the carry on people try to bring on board is way too big"

Pros: "Everything was fine"

Pros: "I like the service"
Cons: "The plane landed with very Chwica I of aviation lovers"

Pros: "On time. Great price. Great service"

Pros: "The speed at which everything was handled."
Cons: "It was great"

Pros: "Nothing was enjoyable."
Cons: "The flight was 4 hours late to leave and American did nothing to try and remedy the situation. Unacceptable that we are this late. I missed my meetings and they won’t offer any kind of voucher for future travel. But yet we have to pay for change fees!?!? I will absolutely avoid flying American."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Maybe had a flight crew on time and a plane that wasn’t 30 years old"

Pros: "Flt on time. Arrived on time"
Cons: "A young child screemed constantly. Not sure how you would address. Have had kids so been there"

Pros: "Boarding as quick and efficient. Staff were friendly and courteous"
Cons: "Nothing bad to comment on as the trip was a smooth trip"

Cons: "Delay due to mechanical glitch which should have been checked before boarding"

Cons: "no charging station"

Pros: "Took off and arrived on time."

Pros: "Uneventful and on time"

Pros: "It was just great"

Pros: "It was easy to travel"

Pros: "Everyone was nice, and accommodating. It was our 3 and 5yr olds first flight. Thank you very much American Airlines!!"

Pros: "There was a lot to see"
Cons: "The screens were severely delayed and frustrating."

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Snacks and Beverage"
Cons: "Delays"

Pros: "Always on time and always comfortable."

Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "Nothing absolute nightmare .. no water .. are you serious"

Pros: "Clean environment of the terminals and the speed of the shuttle."
Cons: "no comment."

Pros: "There were charging outlets. Bravo!"
Cons: "They lost my baggage"

Pros: "Love the new entertainment on your own phone"
Cons: "Boarding took forever due to people's luggage in the overhead."

Cons: "Waiting on the tarmac to move to the gate for 30 minutes. NEVER AGAIN, I AM THROUGH!!!!"

Pros: "Everyone was helpful and friendly. It was my first trip, and I would do it again."

Cons: "Had to spend 12 hrs in an airport because it was cancelled and was given no reason as to why. I won't fly with aa again"

Pros: "Everything was amazing"

Cons: "Budget Rental, OMG 55 min wait in the parking lot before some would check myself and several other renters. NEVER use budget again. Its not that they were understaffed. I saw Budget employees standing around doing nothing. On a side note the inside of the car was coated with a white cleaning solution, windows were dirty, and windshield fluid was empty."

Cons: "Obama ground stop in Philadelphia. No one knew in advance? seating very cramped. Entry to aircraft looked dangerous. It would be easy to fall to the tarmac. Very kow railing."

Pros: "I like it! Thank you, kayak"

Pros: "The pilot was charming, and really hugged Mt. Rainier on the way in - Made for an incredible view in the moonlight!"

Pros: "Did not travel from Phillies to Minneapolis. Due to change in program."

Pros: "Got there on time"
Cons: "It was too cold"

Cons: "delay missed my connection.."

Cons: "Refer to above. Both flights were horrible."

Cons: ":)"

Pros: "All if the gate staff & on board staff that I interacted with were very friendly & efficient."
Cons: "Very tight/small & crowded waiting area."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Engaged with customers no matter the seat preference"
Cons: "Boarding system not good !"

Cons: "Always delayed"

Pros: "Boarding was quick and got there on time to make connection"
Cons: "Nothing it was fine"

Cons: "I wasn't allowed on"

Pros: "The Professionalism"
Cons: "There is not nothing to say"

Pros: "We arrived safely"
Cons: "Delay disorganized staff that was not friendly or helpful lost luggage"

Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "It was constantly delayed and the airline was poorly treating its passengers in helping them get to their final destination. I was originally supposed to get into my final destination at 6pm, but I didn't get in until after 10pm central time due to those delays."

Pros: "Nothing...I had to be rerouted to Chicago to Seattle!"
Cons: "The fact that through no fault of my own, I arrived in Seattle much later than expected and my clients were not particularly happy with the delay."

Cons: "Noisy, hard to sleep even with earplugs and eye shades. Unruly children."

Pros: "First time traveling with my service dog. It was a very pleasant experience and everything went wonderfully!"

Cons: "We weren't given very much information about situation that caused to make an emergency landing in Charlotte NC."

Cons: "90 min late"

Pros: "No cancellations"

Pros: "The service was very friendly"

Pros: "Got in 1/2 hour early can't beat that."

Pros: "Easy boarding and attendants we're very nice."
Cons: "Cramped and uncomfortable seating."

Cons: "No wifi"

Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Small airport, so less hassles"
Cons: "cramped gate area"

Pros: "frontier was the best"

Pros: "Needs to get a exit row seat they took care of it with no problem or fee"

Pros: "Fast, curbside check in at the Denver airport."
Cons: "The Denver airport needs to provide shade for the employees baking in the 90+ scorching sun and heat at the curbside check in point. The website navigation needs to be more user friendly"

Pros: "Take off and landing was good. Flights attendants were very friendly"
Cons: "You had to buy your own snacks"

Cons: "Seating"

Pros: "The friendliness of the attendants."

Cons: "Everything was okay"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Bags cost extra. The website said I reserved them but it didn't go through so at the airport I was charged $20 more. Water and coffee isn't even free! Such a rip off."

Cons: "Rude service"

Cons: "Delayed and seat mixups"

Cons: "Being in the air"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Only 1 carry on allowed ( purse counts!)."

Pros: "No seat back lowering!"
Cons: "One hour late"

Pros: "It was fast easy simple. I thought charging for hand luggage as crazy but they seemed flexible about what a purse is. Ate nothing, didn't watch anything. Stewardesses warm and friendly."

Pros: "Courteous staff and easy boarding on he brand new plane!"
Cons: "You have to pay for any food or drink on the plane."

Pros: "Boarding was organized. The plane was clean. Staff were courteous."

Pros: "It was delayed in AZ"

Pros: "Tried to get a refund voucher. No luck. Sad."

Pros: "I flew from Seattle to Denver. It was okay."
Cons: "When I flew from Denver to Philadelphia, the assent was excruciatingly painful for my ears. I thought my eardrums were bursting."

Pros: "Nice staff."
Cons: "Delay later than delay. Then another delay on tarmac."

Pros: "Adequate - got us there safely"
Cons: "Not even a coke"

Cons: "You have to pay $1.99 for water, or a snack."

Pros: "No problems whatsoever."
Cons: "Traffic getting to the airport."

Cons: "Not enough staff in the boarding area to ask about luggage etc"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "We experienced an unannounced, significant delay in boarding and departure."

Cons: "DELAYED"

Cons: "Charged me $200 for name change that I did not nerd"

Cons: "Delays are terrible"

Pros: "I had a baggage that met the online specifications- 14X8 but they still charged me $60 because it was not a "personal bag" -- they kept referring to it as a carryon."

Cons: "$40 for every Carry-on luggage"

Pros: "They share food no baby asked me, even to buy."

Cons: "That we had to buy drinks and snacks"

Pros: "The employees were all fantastic, very friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Would like wifi."

Cons: "Delayed almost 2 hrs....sitting on the plane..."

Cons: "Not enough leg room. It really sucked!"

Cons: "Paying for every bag. Not enough staff at check in creating long line. Waited for 30 min"

Pros: "Low cost tickets"
Cons: "High cost for luggage"

Pros: "Roomy seat"
Cons: "Seat didn't recline. Didn't even offer a glass pf water, come on !!!"

Cons: "Never told about the 40 usd"

Pros: "Ditto"
Cons: "Ditto"

Cons: "plane was late departing."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The hassle with my bag"

Cons: "The flight was delayed and boarding was never posted. We were online checking while having food next to the gate. We missed the flight by 2 minutes and have to fly out 24 hours later, missing a wedding which was the whole purpose going."

Pros: "Cost of flight was pretty reasonable in spite of the normal up-charging that Spirit puts you through when you go to check in online and find that the only remaining seats are going to cost extra. Flight lft on time and arrived a bit early."
Cons: "The flight attendants stood in the back of the plane for most of the flight and talked/shouted to each other so loudly that I could hear their entire conversation even though I was seated quite a few rows away. If a passenger was talking that loud people would complain and they would be asked to keep it down. Very unprofessional and rude!"

Pros: "Didn’t crash"
Cons: "I have Global Entry and it was on my reservation. When I printed out my boarding pass it was taken off. Plane was very stinky"

Cons: "Took 30 minutes to check a bag and 20 minutes to retrieve bag after landing in Detroit. Paid extra for large seats on the plane that were uncomfortable. Don’t fly Spirit."

Pros: "Your hospitality"
Cons: "It tooked some time to come our baggage"

Pros: "Spirit people were friendly and tried but it dragged on all day"
Cons: "Flight originally scheduled to depart at 11:30. Kept pushing back an hour or two at a time. First it was 1:00, then 2:00, then 4:00 and I think it actually didn't take off until after 6:00. Spent entire day at airport and finally had to book expensive one way flight on different airline as Spirit was booking us for the next day."

Pros: "From beginning to end....when your standing there and the he flight attendant give your assigned seat away"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Had an Exit row so enough legroom. Got us there early."
Cons: "Narrow seats."

Cons: "We were directed to board a plane that was not ready to fly and did not have working air conditioning. It was a safety and health hazard."

Pros: "That the flight was over and I was done flying with spirit."
Cons: "Literally everything is extra on a spirit flight. I have just started flying more recently and this is the first time I think I have taken a spirit flight because I would have remembered to avoid this company because of their service. If you wanted to bring a carry on bag that is bigger than a small back pack, you pay for it. Some water on your flight, pay for it. Leg room and comfort of the seats, horrible. Any in flight entertainment, no. Any USB charging, no. I would not choose spirit again if I have the chance. And there were plenty of delays with both my flight to and from my destination. I don't know if spirit has any control over that, but it makes for a horrible flying experience. My 1 hour 10 min flight turned in to 3 and a half hours thanks to waiting in the airport, on the terminal, and circling in the sky."

Cons: "Spirit Airlines sucks. Worst company. Never again."

Cons: "I had to cancel my flight because my uncle went into hospice and is actively dying. I was not able to get a refund my ticket or use it as a credit. i think that is deplorable"

Pros: "The flight was much quicker than I expected it to be which was very great!!"
Cons: "There was a lot of turbulence on the flight and the pilot kept changing elevations."

Pros: "Plane from Philadelphia to Detroit was delayed 4 hours. They offered a refund if you wanted to bail out or s $50 voucher if you waited it out."
Cons: "Voucher has to be used toward a ticket purchase within a few weeks. I may not have anywhere to go."

Pros: "Plane was half full so there was plenty of room."
Cons: "Nothing really. This was a great flight by Spirit standards."

Pros: "Great flight for cheap rate!"

Pros: "I liked the funny and knowledgeable crew. They worked well together to get us off the ground quickly even with a slight delay on the ground."
Cons: "I wish they had combo food that included a coffee and booze or 1 soda and a bag of chips and salsa."

Pros: "Excellent people helped me out to get my flight"

Pros: "Nothing except price"
Cons: "Everything about the flight round trip was horrible..."

Pros: "Everything went very smoothly"
Cons: "The check in process was a bit tedious"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight from Detroit to Philadelphia was cancelled the morning of the trip. Wait time to talk to a Kayak rep was 1 hr 20 min, then the Kayak rep that tried to help us was informed by Spirit that we had to talk with them directly. Then the wait time for Spirit rep was over an hour and their website function was down. When we finally reached the Spirit rep they informed us that they would not help us reschedule another flight to get to our destination, and our choices were to get a refund or fly out with them 2 days later. Neither of these choices were an option for us, so we had to purchase last minute tickets on our own for an outrageous price with another airline. Spirit said the hurricane/weather was the reason they cancelled the flight, but the weather was fine on our route and no other airline had trouble getting from Detroit to Philly. I have NEVER experienced an airline being completely unwilling to work with me during scheduling problems. This situation cost us a ton of money, and worse we missed a very important event. We were extremely disappointed to say the least and will most likely not consider flying with Spirit again."

Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "I hate the Spirit website. It is slow, full of op ups trying to nickle and dime the user into buying more stuff. I don't like buying a seat and paying for carry-ons."

Cons: "1) Can't even get a cup of water without paying 2) No reclining chairs 3) Too harsh treatment of passengers by saying that we will have to pay $100 if we wait to pay for cabin bags."

Pros: "The crew was friendly and we flew as scheduled."
Cons: "Checking a bag was $50 each way and carrying on was $55! I expected no-frills due to the lower cost of the initial ticket price. In the end though, it would have been more comfortable and less expensive to go with a different company. With no seat assignment and not even a glass of water, I'm unlikely to fly Spirit sgain."

Pros: "low fare, on time service"
Cons: "steep bag fees, cramped seating."

Pros: "The price of the flight. Clean plane."
Cons: "Hidden costs: seat assginment and luggage costs were quite high."

Pros: "Very reasonable price vs. competition. Lots of legroom! Pleasant flight crew."

Pros: "Crew was friendly, helpful"
Cons: "Seats were small. Charged $45 for a carry on bag which was not mentioned previously. Would not fly with them again. Thought I was getting a great deal on airfare, but I was really getting ripped off."

Cons: "Highly cramped. Had to pay for everything."

Pros: "This flight was better. The cabin stuff was much more professional than my first flight. One staff member in particular (Lori) was very professional."
Cons: "Boarding took a really long time. We were scheduled to board at 10:40. Then they announce it would be at 10:50. That's fine, but there were no further updates and we didn't end up boarding until after 11. They called zone 1 to board, but they hadn't even deplaned from the previous flight so everyone was standing around waiting for far longer than they had to. Also, for some reason our flight was labelled as "on time" even though we ended up being about half an hour late."

Pros: "Smooth ride, friendly staff, no problems"

Pros: "Low fares. Great service."
Cons: "Nothing."

Cons: "Plane closed doors 40 min before takeoff, had to go to another airport to get another flight, that flight delayed and lost a whole day of my trip."

Pros: "nothing."
Cons: "i fly a considerable amount and have never experienced such a low level airline. bait and switch. charges for E V E R Y T H I N G. have never experienced such bs."

Pros: "The flight was on time."

Pros: "The price of the flight couldn't be beat. Spirit is a cheap airline."
Cons: "The quality of everything else (besides the cheap price) was just okay. Spirit stays true to its no frills, bare bones motto. Which is fine, just need to know what to expect."

Cons: "My flight was cancelled."

Pros: "They where late leading & floor dirty, say on far mat for hours"

Pros: "Once the plane arrived (late(, we boarded fast and left quickly."
Cons: "Spirit sent me an email the morning of the flight telling of long TSA lines and people missing flights because of them. They advised me to come early. I get to the airport to find out SPIIRT won;t check my bag unti 9:00 am. They told me it was a TSA rule. I asked them why send me the email to come early. He didn't know. They were so busy, he was sitting on the luggage conveyor belt while 2 other spirit check in reps spent the next hour yacking with a security guard. Oh yeah, it took me all of ten minutes to get through the TSA line. There were only fifty people on the flight to Detroit with about 75 seats open. Even though I'm handicapped, then stuck in the middle of a 3 seat row in the back of the plane. Won't use Spirit again nor Kayak for making them a viable option on your site."

Pros: "On time."
Cons: "1. Unable to make our seat assignment. 2. To make my own seat selection I had to pay another $10.00 3. No food or the flight attendant just wheeled the cart right past my middle seat. 4. Cost for the one bag we carried/checked was outrageous. 5. Seats have very little room when trying to get seated and when seated. Poor comfort. 6. No more Sprit flights after we return from this one."

Pros: "Could not lean back. Back very sore"

Pros: "Flight itself wasn't bad"
Cons: "Website was down so I couldn't check in. I have tsa but couldn't use it. Was delayed over an hour"

Pros: "Liked the option to purchase what snacks & beverage I wanted."
Cons: "Gate agent needs to remember what she says on the announcements; she called groups 1 & 2 then told all the people in group 2 (in a very firm tone) to stand aside she was only boarding group 1 ?????"

Pros: "Comfortable plane with lots of room."
Cons: "Flight left 5 hours late!!!!! Don't like baggage charge. Great deal of $89 flight ended up costing $189."

Pros: "Took off on time and flight wasn't crowded and arrived early and the gate was open."
Cons: "Tight cabin seating was ok for a 75 minute flight. Had some trouble squeezing my backpack between the seat and seat back to get it under the seat."

Pros: "I thought it was fantastic all around. Traveling was easy."

Cons: "No problems"

Cons: "Delayed."

Pros: "Pretty easy overall."
Cons: "Delayed 30 min. Waited for bags too ong"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything, the staff was rude and unpleasing."

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