Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Michigan
Delta, KLM and Frontier have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Michigan. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alaska Airlines and LATAM Airlines do not allow booking a middle seat on flights to Michigan.
An average nonstop flight from the United States to Michigan takes 2h 51m, covering a distance of 984 miles. The most popular route is Newark - Detroit with an average flight time of 1h 48m.
The cheapest ticket to Michigan from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $19 one-way, and $44 round-trip. The most popular route is Newark to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $106.
Delta, American Airlines & KLM fly the most frequently from the United States to Michigan. The most popular route is from New York to Detroit, and Delta, Virgin Atlantic and United Airlines fly this route the most.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Detroit (68% of total searches to Michigan). The next most popular destinations are Grand Rapids (10%) and Traverse City (8%). Searches for flights to Flint (3%), to Lansing (2%) and to Kalamazoo (2%) are also popular.
Although Willow Run Airport (YIP) is just 10 mi from the university, it’s not served by commercial flights. The best option is to fly into Detroit Metro Airport. The university is about 20m by car from the airport and less than 1h away by bus. SMART bus routes 261 and 200 connect the airport to the university.
The closest airport to Holland is the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) (30m drive). Nonstop flights from dozens of other American cities are operated by Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, and United. The easiest way to travel from the Grand Rapids airport (GRR) to Holland is by car. You can rent a car on the first floor of the airport garage using Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, or National.
The two airports closest to Mackinac Island are the Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) in Traverse City and the Pellston Regional Airport (PLN), but neither one of these airports is served by commercial flights. Passengers wanting to travel to Mackinac Island will have to fly into Detroit Metro Airport and then drive to Mackinaw City (close to 300 mi). There are regular connections by ferry from Mackinaw City to the island (15m).
The closest airport with nonstop flights is the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, a 1h 15m drive from South Haven. On the other hand, if you’d rather have a shorter drive to your final destination, you can fly into Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO), 55m away. Keep in mind that this airport is served only by American Airlines, Delta, and United, and that all flights require a layover in a larger airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "The food service on the 3 hour leg but we knew that ahead of time so..."
Cons: "Everything was really nice. The snacks were good. I don’t know if there are excellent t snacks but very good."
Cons: "Remain awesome!"
Pros: "I think Delta is upping its game, and I’m pleased to see that. Almonds for snacks, phone info about the state of your checked bags—good stuff."
Cons: "Of course the seat was not “super comfortable,” but whe you pick Economy, you know that."
Pros: "Delta service is amazing"
Cons: "Do not lie to the passengers and make a lot of people check their bags when it’s empty overhead bins."
Pros: "Flight was delayed for more than 3 hours."
Cons: "Could have left on or close to schedule."
Cons: "Seem that they turned off the air conditioning once we landed in the cabin got on the warm side."
Pros: "Amazing service and F&B offered was wonderful"
Cons: "The coffee could’ve tasted better."
Cons: "Todo excelente!!!gracias!!!"
Cons: "The WiFi"
Pros: "Nothing spectacular."
Cons: "The headrests won’t stay up. And it’s hot."
Cons: "Have rhe right to carry at least one luggage per person at no cost. Besides carry on and personal item. Tickets prices and luggage costs are extremely expensive."
Pros: "Not much. Just a cattle cart to go from here to there. Let's not pretend."
Cons: "boarding process."
Cons: "Seats are so small. Flight was delayed."
Pros: "The snack between two meals"
Cons: "The main dish of meal, Tooth brush"
Cons: "Lost my both bags in transit. Also, did not get wheelchair services at Paris and had to walk everywhere with bad legs. Not good."
Cons: "Denver airport is far too large for there to be such a small security check therefore it took forever and I missed the flight. Delta tried to charge me $1000 for another ticket to Albany and I decided to fly with another airline for half the price instead"
Pros: "Friendly cabin crew. Early am departure. On board entertainment is a great selection of movies/TV etc. Clean aircraft. Comfortable seating. Great flight."
Cons: "Had to wait for the crew from another flight before boarding p"
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"
Cons: "Was unclear which zone was boarding. Legroom was comprised when passenger in immediate row ahead reclined seat early in flight."
Pros: "Delta is great"
Pros: "to their Diamond Medallion customers"
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: "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?"
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: "I appreciated the kindness of the staff at each of our stops. From beginning to end they were polite, helpful, and kind!"
Pros: "Everything else fine."
Cons: "Made me check my bag - even though ther was plenty of overhead bin space."
Pros: "I didn't like anything because the fly leat 3 hours"
Pros: "First we had a mechanical after boarding. I was rerouted through Atlanta. That flight is now delayed by 2hours. I then had to reroute to West Palm Beach instead of Ft Lauderdale. I will leave 9 hours after my original flight time and arrive 8 hours later. Just ridiculous"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "The cabin crew serving the main cabin were exceptional. They were efficient, kind and FUN. We were an hour late leaving and 2/3 of the plane was worried about tight connections. They handled it with grace giving each person their departing gate and asking everyone to let a gentleman off with a 10 minute connection. They made the flight memorably enjoyable."
Cons: "Being an hour late isn't ideal and I understand that it wasn't their fault (the plane was late arriving into Denver. Those things happen. They still goto people to Detroit in time to make connections--barely."
Pros: "I like Delta empowering women."
Cons: "Food choices"
Cons: "A lot. They could have had the decency to empathize with new travelers in this pandemic situation."
Cons: "Notices of the delayed flight ahead of time -- no notice was given until the original time of departure, when there was no plane in sight, so everyone was standing around wondering what was going on."
Pros: "I really like this a-la-carte method- you only pay for what you want. This was an extremely cheap flight ($126RT) and you pay for any upgrades- which we did not require as we travelled with just a backpack for a long weekend to Colorado. The backpack was well within the measurements they allot for the FREE personal item, so we didn’t even have to pay for the carry on as it stowed under the seat in front. The staff was funny and joked over the speakers, they were helpful and smiling."
Cons: "Nothing to complain about. That’s the way to do it, Frontier!"
Pros: "Turbulent and the pilot handled landings well in high wind conditions. Flight attendants were cheerful and efficient"
Cons: "Cabin temp was way too warm on both flights. Delayed boarding in Denver with no explanation"
Cons: "Hour delay"
Cons: "The space. Very uncomfortable"
Pros: "efficient boarding good information from pilot"
Cons: "arrival 45 minutes late"
Pros: "I arrived."
Cons: "It was an hour after boarding before take off. Another 15 minutes on the ground after landing waiting for a gate at midnight on a weekday. I understand that circumstances occur beyond the airlines control, but this has been routinely occurring on my trips with Frontier. Absent compelling reasons, I will not be flying with them again."
Cons: "Seats confining, tray tables miniscule, seatbacks unadjustable, complimentary beverages, i.e., water, grudging, reading light inoperative, luggage fees predatory. Oh, and we were sent to the wrong baggage carousel in DTW. A once in a lifetime experience"
Pros: "The flight from San Diego to Denver was great, the members of the crew were very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The flight from Denver to Detroit was extremely late causing a huge delay in the entire process. Once we finally got ready to takeoff, we had to pull in yet again because there were passengers on the plan that weren't scheduled to go to Detroit.. all of these problems are somewhat understandable, but the crew FAILED TO EMPATHIZE WITH US AT ALL. They even made smart remarks about people going to the bathroom when we pulled back in... I feel some of them acted extremely unprofessional and I truly never want to fly with this company again."
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"
Cons: "$40 to check a bag?"
Pros: "The seats"
Cons: "The service"
Cons: "Paying for an isle seat, paying for pop, paying for a carry on that fit under the seat. Also the 2 hour delay. The flight attendants were anything but friendle."
Cons: "Boarding, stop boarding, get off plane, without explanation, re-board second time and then get of plane because of toilet issues, decided not to fix and re-board a third time. Pull away from gate and stand still while the cabin fills up with exhaust. Then pulls back to gate and get off plane. Six hours later fly out on another plane."
Pros: "Whole flight"
Cons: "Everything it was great"
Pros: "The check in Gal was great."
Cons: "Everything else."
Pros: "It was awful. Worst flight I have ever been on. Delayed for no given reason and then it took two hours for our bags to make it to the carousel. Never flying fronteir again."
Cons: "They delayed the flight 5 hours. Mind you it sas a 12am flIght so we didn't board till 4am. Then they lost my luggage....... I'm extremely pissed to say the least"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 3 hrs. When we reached detroit we need to wait for another 30 mins to get a gate as they have only one gate alloted and there is another one parked there. Alltogether it screwed up my days plans.."
Pros: "The flight back was, as I would expect a flight. Friendly staff off and on board. No delays."
Cons: "Having a 10h delay on the flight to Denver without a notification before the time, you should be on the airport. 6 o'clock flight. They now already that the plane will not be ready at this time. Then unfriendly stuff a the counter, who treated the baggage like garbage. And then getting the delays piece by piece 1h hour later another hour later ..."
Cons: "I was involved in an uber accident en route to the airport which prevented me from boarding the plane. I called customer service, explained the situation and was told I had to pay $99 in order to be placed on the next available flight. I asked why this fee couldn't be waived due to me being a passenger in the uber and not the driver, and I was told I needed a police report. I've never been more frustrated with an airline than I was with Frontier. Here I was, trying to catch my flight, involved in an accident that I couldn't prevent and was now being told I needed documentation to have this fee waived."
Cons: "The flight to Denver on the 21st was cancelled and I was notified the return flight would also be cancelled which it wasn't. I re-booked with another airline only to find out the original flight with Frontier was not cancelled so I essentially paid for two return flights. Will never sly frontier or spirit ever again."
Pros: "The quick refund"
Cons: "The flight was canceled due to weather (obviously nothing Frontier could do about that)... Our bags did not even make it to the plane we were supposed to board and were misplaces for a week. Baggage staff was rude and unhelpful."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 4 hours and then the rebooking process was extremely unorganized. I got rebooked on a flight 48 hours later and was left stranded in the middle of my connection flight without any hotel compensation. Worst flying experience I've ever had so far."
Pros: "short flight"
Cons: "far too crowded to be comfortable"
Pros: "thankfully a quick flight"
Cons: "horrible and uncomfortable seats, took over an hour to board the plane, poor service"
Cons: "I did not like that I had to pay to check in my bag twice but overall it was good."
Pros: "On time. All better than expected. Great price."
Cons: "Seats uncomfortable."
Pros: "I liked the price and it was on time. The staff was nice."
Pros: "Staff very nice and professional"
Cons: "Nearly an hour late getting to Detroit on return flight."
Pros: "Nice crew and attendants"
Cons: "Jammed together, couldn't really lean back at all. Seemed like a plane that has been cheapened down - plastic everywhere. Tiny 4x6 inch tray tables. Not worth the "savings" of flying discount airlines."
Pros: "Crew were friendly and professional."
Cons: "Uncomfortable plane/seats. 1 hour delay in boarding then another 1/2 hour delay waiting for luggage to be loaded. 3/4 hour wait to check luggage. Cheap fare equals poor service."
Pros: "The flight itself was fine"
Cons: "The fact that you have to pay for a bag that you are carrying on the plane and putting in the overhead bin. They charged $40.00 for my overhead compartment bag. I had one personal bag and one bag that went in the overhead compartment and they still charged $40.00!!! You also have to pay for any 'snacks' or 'drinks' on the flight. Needless to say, I will not be flying with Frontier again."
Pros: "Crew was good, flight was fine. Comfort of the seats much less"
Cons: "Sat in seat 3c, felt as though all the padding had been removed. Very hard on my back and butt for only a 2 1/2 hour flight. Think I'll skip Frontier despite the cheap fare to arrive sore and stiff is not how to travel"
Pros: "Overall the flight was fine, left and arrived on time but not receiving our baggage and child seat really sucked. Oh and $2 per beverage, come on. The nickel and diming from airlines needs to stop. we still need to pay for our seats and baggage for the way back too. This information is not easy to find during the initial purchase."
Cons: "Finding out that our luggage never left the ground when we did is a pretty big travel bummer. Paying $35 for that service is a real kick in the nuts. They were helpful enough to give us a car seat so we could leave the airport but nobody really knows where our things are a day later."
Cons: "We experienced an unannounced, significant delay in boarding and departure."
Pros: "The crew was polite and a departure delay was made up with an expedited flight time."
Cons: "You can not adjust the seats and the seats are a piece of plastic with some thin foam with leather. You can figure out the rest."
Cons: "I was told my carry on bag was not a carry on and I had to pay 40 dollars extra to have it put in the cargo hold. When I looked at the other passengers bringing on their carry on bag which was the same size as mine I felt I was ripped off for an extra fee just to make money off me. I will never fly frontier crappy airlines again."
Pros: "À dog was barking for 3hrs! It should not have been allowed in carry on."
Cons: "The flight was also delayed by an hour and a half."
Cons: "the seats do not recline the 40.00 checked bag fee is over priced the seat up grades with no description on why, or what the upgrades are"
Pros: "This is a good airline for basic traveling. Every flight boarded quickly and arrived on time- this is the most important thing to me when I travel. Basic fares are inexpensive as well. The plane was clean and the crew was professional."
Cons: "They charge a la carte for everything- it can be expensive if you're not aware and don't plan ahead. They charge to carry on in overhead bins, for drinks, to pick your seat early....not great if you're traveling on a budget. Pay early to get discounts on these things. It gets more expensive the closer you are to the flight. Also the check in counter only opens two hrs before the flight- I got an early ride to the airport and had to wait for 3 hours to check my bag and go through security."
Pros: "The animals on the tail of the planes."
Cons: "Misplaced luggage going to Detroit and retiring back to Denver. Waited 1 1\2 hours to locate. Caused a lot of problems."
Pros: "Customer Service, Pilots and Flight Attendants were fantastic!"
Cons: "The seats are extremely uncomfortable!!!"
Cons: "They charged me 70 for bags.... Which is insane.... Without warning basically."
Cons: "No complementary drinks. Short fold down tables."
Cons: "They lost my baggage, and didn't make an effort to get it to me the same day."
Pros: "Had a seat between the other passenger and I."
Cons: "The attendant at the desk did not wear a mask"
Cons: "Flight was canceled on way to airport. 3 day delay..."
Cons: "Seats in front of me had chewed gum Stuck to the back, charge you for everything. Haven’t flown Spirit in almost ten years and this trip reminded me why."
Pros: "The staff was great, and the flights were on time or better."
Cons: "The barebones ambiance is a little much, but the flights were on time!"
Cons: "No frills"
Pros: "We arrived in Detroit on time. On both flights everything went smoothly."
Cons: "Had to wait a long time in Detroit to get luggage - probably not a function of Spirit."
Pros: "Boarding was very efficient and orderly; crew was motivated and supportive; they charge for a cup of water."
Cons: "Delay taking off; baggage pick-up carousel was announced and then changed without any announcement"
Pros: "I did not take a flight to Detroit."
Pros: "good seats, good staff"
Cons: "2hrs late"
Pros: "Disgusting with spirit air"
Cons: "Did not get any confirmation leading up to my flight"
Cons: "Flight delayed"
Pros: "Uneventful flight and flight attendants with a sense of humor"
Cons: "Delayed departure and arrival."
Pros: "Cheap flight"
Cons: "No mobile boarding pass option and we had load obnoxious drunk people on our flight."
Pros: "Getting on the plane was fast. The staff was also nice."
Cons: "There were three extremely wasted people on the plane. They were still served and were disruptive the entire flight. Many people asked them politely to keep their comments to themselves, but with no luck. Never once did a steward help us. The entire two and a half hour flight was spent listening to them belt out obscenities and racist remarks."
Pros: "Fast easy boarding."
Cons: "Crew would not let us move to open seats that would give more comfort."
Cons: "Online shows nine seats available but really there was over twenty at least. I feel that I was forced to pay for a seat I liked."
Pros: "Flight was good with on time departure and early arrival"
Cons: "Baggage situation on arrival in Detroit was sub par"
Cons: "Delayed over an hour."
Pros: "Got in early despite a few minute delay boarding."
Cons: "Baggage claim deplorable.waited 50 minutes"
Pros: "Uncomfortable seats. Very uncomfortable. But crew and flight were good. I've never seen more people standing in the aisle on a flight, due to discomfort."
Pros: "Plain, good, efficient, inexpensive"
Cons: "Taxi'd after landing for over an hour."
Pros: "Likes the friendliness of flight crew"
Cons: "No offer for drinks or even water. Smell from plane . And gum on my seat from flight before."
Cons: "I'm not a Spirit flyer I usually travel on American or Delta. The crew were too informal. I missed the complementary beverage due to a process that seemed to be based on who ever shouted the loudest got a beverage. The seats were. It adjustable and uncomfortable."
Pros: "Plane seemed updated."
Cons: "A Spirit ticket clerk in Detroit was the worst human being I've ever had the displeasure of dealing with and ruined any possibility of me enjoying any single aspect of my flight with Spirit airlines. Spirit also has a horrible automated customer service phone system. The process of getting a human being on the phone felt intentionally difficult. I had to do a bit of online research in order to finally find the sequence of numbers to push in order reach a living person. On my return flight from Denver I was mislead into paying 110 dollars for two carry-on items that didn't require purchase, however the ticket clerk did her best to refund the price of the two carry-on items (I have yet to see the refund pend or post to my account, but we'll see.)"
Pros: "Group of passengers flying together were drunk and loud and were sold more alcohol on board. None were carded. Many looked underage"
Cons: "See above, we flew 2 weeks earlier with same airline and I would give that flight above average only cabin temperature was to warm"
Pros: "Over 2 hours late ,expensive , filthy planes , rude staff , never fly spirit again"
Cons: "Transwest Truck Trailer RV of Brighton, 20770 Frontage Rd, Brighton, CO 80603"
Pros: "Only thing that I liked about this flight was the price I paid but after the last minute purchase of my carry on, it came to what I'd pay on another airline with more accommodations, comfortable seats that recline & no charge"
Cons: "Seats were extremely uncomfortable & tight without any recline. Charged for just a glass of water which is ridiculous ."
Cons: "Poor communication from Spirit about what was happening My flights were delayed on both parts of my round trip (2.5 hours coming out and 4 hours coming back)."
Cons: "Delayed for 4.5 hours without explanation"
Pros: "Crew is nice. Price can't be beat"
Cons: "Delay. Spirit sucks at being on time"
Pros: "I didn't like anything....never again"
Cons: "Never on time, I'll never use this spirit of hell again!"
Pros: "The plane was new, the pilots did fine"
Cons: "Had problems from the start with the online check-in. Kept getting a strange error message so I had to call. The Customer service person was so rude and had no clue how to fix the error message. Instead she told me I should check-in at the airport and pay $10 a piece to print the tickets there. Um, no thanks. I finally got someone else on the phone who asked several times if I needed help resetting my password...no, i just want to finish checking in. She finally resolved the issue but it took about an hour. The agents at the airport weren't any friendlier. Plus, Spirit's bag prices are ridiculous ($42+ per bag) and their weight limit is 40lbs instead of 50lbs like other airlines. By the time we paid the fees for our seats and bags it turned out to be the same price as the Southwest or Delta flights. There's no beverage or snack service or wifi on the flights either. Don't let the initial cheap price fool you!!! It's not worth it at all!!!!!"
Pros: "I did get to my destination."
Cons: "The entire experience was out of a MontyPython sketch."
Cons: "Wasn't a classy operation."
Cons: "A big delay!!!!"
Pros: "Boarding was relatively quick and easy."
Cons: "While the flight crew was perfectly friendly, the credit card announcements they made on behalf of Spirit were very loud, disruptive, and ill-timed. Like myself, most customers prefer to sleep or rest quietly during red-eye flights. This was all but impossible during my late night flight from Denver to Detroit. Approximately half way through the flight (after 10pm local time and after midnight for the time of our destination) the bright cabin lights came on and stayed on for the duration of the flight. I assume this was to keep everyone awake for the loud and incredibly drawn out announcement about in-flight credit card offers. This severely impacted my comfort and the comfort of others, as we were forced to play captive audience. I felt like I was enduring a hard-sell tactic from a timeshare salesman, only there was no means of escape. I respectfully suggest that Spirit limit the length of credit card advertisements, and refrain from announcing them all together on flights late at night or early morning (or at the very least engineer a less disruptive form of communicating these offers). After completing the final leg of my roundtrip journey, I will not be flying with Spirit again. Thank you for your time."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled and we weren't notified until shortly before. Airline did nothing to help passengers find another flight and did not place passengers in a hotel. Staff said would only pay back the cost of the flight saying was due to weather in another state we werent flying over but the plane wouldn't be ready for four days- so likely not the weather. Was a cheap flight when booked but cost us $1800 to get home. Will not fly with them again."
Cons: "We boarded 45 minutes late, sat on plane for an hour, then was told we had to deplane for 2 hours for inspection. Then delayed an additional hour. Instead of departing at 8:06pm we left the gate at 1AM"
Pros: "It was the most comfortable airplane that I wrode on it during my trip I will ride spirit every time in the future"
Pros: "Not being able to lean back and relax on a night flight stinks!"
Pros: "Reasonable fare"
Cons: "According to tracking website - flight was 30 minutes late on average for past 7 days. It was over 1 hour late on the day we flew. No apologies offered."
Cons: "I will never fly spirit again- flight delayed, plane was dirty, not even water was complimentary."
Cons: "It took us an hour to move after boarding the plane."
Pros: "The ease of checking in and printing off my boarding pass"
Cons: "I did not like the late notice of how late my flight would be delayed."
Cons: "3 hour delay."
Airlines flying to Michigan 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 to Michigan
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Michigan
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Michigan
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Michigan
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Michigan