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Cheap Flights From Detroit, Michigan (DTW) To Los Angeles, California (LAX)

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$288 RT to
Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
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Airline(s)
American
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Adv. Purchase:
14 Days
Available:
Mon-Thur & Sat
Travel Ending:
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
More Details:
No min. stay, Fall travel
Last Updated:
Saturday, 19 April 2014
Our Notes:
Most availability begins in the Fall months. We found travel departing Sep 9 and returning Sep 16. CheapAir charges a $9.95 booking fee.
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$296 RT No min. stay. Fare can be bought one-way for half the lowest roundtrip ... (Southwest) See all details »
  • Airline(s):
    Southwest
  • Seats are:
    Seats Are Not Available On All Flights Or All Dates Of Travel. You May Need To Have Flexible Travel Dates To Find This Fare. Fares For Travel On Holidays May Be Higher.
  • Advance Purchase:
    21 Days
  • Available for travel:
    7 Days/week, If Available
  • Travel ending:
    Friday, October 31, 2014
  • More Details:
    No Min. Stay, Fare Can Be Bought One-way For Half The Lowest Roundtrip Price
  • Last Updated:
    Saturday, April 19, 2014
  • Our Notes:
    We found travel departing Sep 9 and returning Sep 16. This is a fare from Southwest - visit Southwest.com to find this fare. Other airlines often match ...moreSouthwest sales, so search other sites to find the best option.

Reviews for Detroit to Los Angeles (DTW-LAX)

based on 15 reviews
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    you need more than high spirits to fly spirit

    by lvharris on September 21, 2011

    Flight from Detroit to Los Angeles

    Airline:
    Spirit Airlines
    RT/OW
    Round Trip
    Number of Stops:
    No stops
    Date of Flight:
    August 2011
    Seat Class:
    economy

    The flight was delayed and delayed and delayed. As usual they blame it on something happening in NY. After all the delays you would think that you could get a complimentary glass of water--no such luck. So if you think you are getting a bargain on Spirit---think again. The long waits, cramped seats,and fees for everything just don't add up!

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    Good, but could have been better.

    by maren315 on April 21, 2011

    Flight from Detroit to Los Angeles

    Airline:
    Spirit Airlines
    RT/OW
    Round Trip
    Number of Stops:
    No stops
    Date of Flight:
    December 2010
    Seat Class:
    economy

    The check in was great both ways. There was a 3 1/2 hour delay taking off. They had everyone board the plane and then get off and then board again. It was a little frusterating. Other than that, everything was smooth sailing.

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    Excellent Flights both ways. Wheel Chair wait 35 minutes at Detroit.

    by Bapu57 on March 10, 2011

    Flight from Detroit to Los Angeles

    Airline:
    Delta
    RT/OW
    Round Trip
    Number of Stops:
    No stops
    Date of Flight:
    March 2011
    Seat Class:
    economy

    Over all excellent flights. On time arrival, Crews friendly and helpful. Satisfactory experience. Delta is OK Airlines. WE will flt Delta.

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    No frills, rates don't reflect total price to travel.

    by LeighK on February 3, 2011

    Flight from Detroit to Los Angeles

    Airline:
    Spirit Airlines
    RT/OW
    Round Trip
    Number of Stops:
    No stops
    Date of Flight:
    February 2011
    Seat Class:
    economy

    Beware of how fast the baggage "tax" climbs. A $150 round trip from Detroit to LA looked good, but $60 in baggage charges, cramped space, not even WATER for passengers - makes me think twice before using this airline again.

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    Spirit Airlines

    by maren315 on January 27, 2011

    Flight from Detroit to Los Angeles

    Airline:
    Spirit Airlines
    RT/OW
    Round Trip
    Number of Stops:
    No stops
    Date of Flight:
    December 2010
    Seat Class:
    economy

    Spirit has FABULOUS staff all around. The check in desk was great and the flight crew was fabulous! There was a 2 1/2 hour delay due to mechanical problems, but that can not be helped. The one big issue I had was how little leg room there is one Spirit planes. I am 5' 11" and was completely crunched. Also, the fee for checking luggage is little too high. Other than that, it was great.

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    Hunky Dory!

    by beverly1 on January 20, 2011

    Flight from Detroit to Los Angeles

    Airline:
    Delta
    RT/OW
    Round Trip
    Number of Stops:
    No stops
    Date of Flight:
    January 2006
    Seat Class:
    economy

    Flight experience was better than expected. Attendants were kind and, I enjoyed the ability to watch T.V/flight info provided by Delta Air.

    Flight was delayed by 45 min. or so do to problem with sitting plane but was all good when incoming from Seattle arrived and we were shortly on our way. No biggy..

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    Late - No Service

    by dakotah97 on November 18, 2010

    Flight from Detroit to Los Angeles

    Airline:
    Delta
    RT/OW
    Round Trip
    Number of Stops:
    No stops
    Date of Flight:
    November 2010
    Seat Class:
    economy

    The flight was late. They kept pusing it later and later.

    In-Flight service was pretty much non-existent. No pillows (after 3 tries) no drinks offered had to ask twice.

    They kept turning the light off and on.

    Horrible!!

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    My flight to LAX

    by cathycapp on November 11, 2010

    Flight from Detroit to Los Angeles

    Airline:
    Delta
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    Round Trip
    Number of Stops:
    No stops
    Date of Flight:
    November 2010
    Seat Class:
    economy

    I flew on a Boeing 777-200 for the first time. It was a wonderful plane and would only have been better if I had been in business class! They have pods in business class. I wasn't able to see first class.

    I was comfortable and liked the TV/movie screens on the backs of the seats. Check-in was easy and the flight crew was very helpful.

    It was a very good experience.

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    Spirit is usually late

    by Rainbow on September 23, 2010

    Flight from Detroit to Los Angeles

    Airline:
    Spirit Airlines
    RT/OW
    Round Trip
    Number of Stops:
    No stops
    Date of Flight:
    September 2010
    Seat Class:
    economy

    Spirit is always late leaving Detroit on the trip to Los Angeles. Their usual excuse is the airplane was late getting out of New York City, LGA. When I am waiting for a flight of Detroit I really don't care about your problems in LaGuardia. The seat room in Spirit's airplanes is terrible. The seat in front of you is right in your face. Paying for your carry on seems to vary also. It looks like any size backpack gets on free. Even very large ones. Try to carry on a suit on a hangar and you pay $45 at the gate. It looks like sometimes they apply the rules and on other flights everything is free.

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    Hail to chocolate chip cookies

    by wisewoman on September 16, 2010

    Flight from Detroit to Los Angeles

    Airline:
    Frontier
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    Round Trip
    Number of Stops:
    1 stop in Denver, Colorado
    Date of Flight:
    September 2010
    Seat Class:
    economy

    This was my first experience with Frontier. The flight attendants could have been friendlier but aside from that I was impressed with the service. I especially liked the CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES.

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    you get what you pay for

    by Seanescalona on August 1, 2010

    Flight from Detroit to Los Angeles

    Airline:
    Spirit Airlines
    RT/OW
    One Way
    Number of Stops:
    No stops
    Date of Flight:
    July 2010
    Seat Class:
    economy

    What started out as a pretty reasonable flight ended up costing quite a bit more after adding the "extras" e.g. choice of seating, baggage, etc. They did provide a small bag of free pretzels. I think their motto should be "you get what you pay for!"

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    Will do my best to fly another airline in the future

    by jesstew on July 29, 2010

    Flight from Detroit to Los Angeles

    Airline:
    Spirit Airlines
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    Round Trip
    Number of Stops:
    No stops
    Date of Flight:
    July 2010
    Seat Class:
    economy

    Plane was dirty! Backs of most of the chairs didn't work properly. Had to pay for a drink!! It's only been about 2 yrs since I last flown and we at least got a drink. As we were getting on the flight at LAX to come home they informed everyone waiting in the hallway to the plane that there even going to start charging for carry on's starting August.

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    Late flight

    by ITeach47 on June 10, 2010

    Flight from Detroit to Los Angeles

    Airline:
    Spirit Airlines
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    Round Trip
    Number of Stops:
    No stops
    Date of Flight:
    May 2010
    Seat Class:
    economy

    Flight was delayed. We arrived at the airport at 7:00 p.m. for a 10:30 flight. Desk did not open until around 8:00 p.m. There was just no one there. Flight was overbooked and it was offered that they would put us up with food vouchers, round trip ticket but there were 6 of us flying and they wouldn't do it for all 6 so we couldn't take advantage of it. The plane ended up leaving at around 1:00 a.m. Somewhere there had been a glitch in the paperwork? Flight was fine but we arrived 3 hours later than anticipated.

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    Nice cheap flights but super small seating!

    by ChevyGirlRox on June 8, 2010

    Flight from Detroit to Los Angeles

    Airline:
    Spirit Airlines
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    Round Trip
    Number of Stops:
    No stops
    Date of Flight:
    May 2010
    Seat Class:
    economy

    Spirit Airlines will get you where you are going nice and cheap but don't expect any creature comforts along the way! The seats are cramped and there are NO freebies-- no water, no pretzels, no nothin'!

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    It was the worst ever

    by 1952plastic on June 8, 2010

    Flight from Detroit to Los Angeles

    Airline:
    Spirit Airlines
    RT/OW
    One Way
    Number of Stops:
    No stops
    Date of Flight:
    October 2009
    Seat Class:
    economy

    The seats did not recline, no leg room, $6 for a bottle of water, landing was so quick and severe my ears hurt. Miserable

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Sample Fares found by other travelers within the past 72 hours
Price From/To Depart/Return Airline
$527 Flight from Detroit to LAX (DTW-LAX) Sat, Apr 19 - Wed, Apr 23 United Airlines
$529 Flight from Detroit to LAX (DTW-LAX) Sat, Apr 19 - Tue, Apr 22 United Airlines
$529 Flight from Detroit to LAX (DTW-LAX) Sat, Apr 19 - Tue, Apr 22 American Airlines
$530 Flight from Detroit to LAX (DTW-LAX) Sat, Apr 19 - Thu, Apr 24 AirTran
$533 Flight from Detroit to LAX (DTW-LAX) Sat, Apr 19 - Tue, Apr 22 United Airlines
$597 Flight from Detroit to LAX (DTW-LAX) Mon, Apr 21 - Tue, Apr 22 American Airlines
$617 Flight from Detroit to LAX (DTW-LAX) Sun, Apr 20 - Sat, Apr 26 American Airlines
$617 Flight from Detroit to LAX (DTW-LAX) Sat, Apr 19 - Sat, Apr 26 American Airlines
$675 Flight from Detroit to LAX (DTW-LAX) Sun, Apr 20 - Sat, Apr 26 American Airlines
$1,629 Flight from Detroit to LAX (DTW-LAX) Sat, Apr 19 - Tue, Apr 22 Delta Air Lines
There are approximately 762 flights covering the route from Wayne County Airport in Detroit to Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, provided by as many as 11 airlines.

The following airlines sometimes offer nonstop cheap flights from Detroit to Los Angeles:

Transwest Air

As an alternative to flying from Detroit, you may also want to try searching for cheap flights from Lansing (LAN).
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