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Cheap Flights From San Francisco, California (SFO) To Detroit, Michigan (DTW)

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Fares from San Francisco, CA (SFO)
$388 RT to
Detroit, MI (DTW)
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Airline(s)
American
Seats:
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.
Adv. Purchase:
7 Days
Available:
7 days/week, if available
More Details:
330 day travel period, No min. stay
Last Updated:
Friday, 18 April 2014
Our Notes:
We found seats for departure Sep 9 and return Sep 16. There are other dates available as well. CheapAir will include a $9.95 booking fee.
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More Flights From San Francisco To Detroit (SFO-DTW)

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$388 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:
    7 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:
    Friday, April 18, 2014
  • Our Notes:
    We found seats for departure Sep 9 and return Sep 16. There are other dates available as well. This is a fare from Southwest - visit Southwest.com to find ...morethis fare. Other airlines often match Southwest sales, so search other sites to find the best option.

Reviews for San Francisco to Detroit (SFO-DTW)

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    Worst first class I've ever flown

    by lengen on June 21, 2011

    Flight from San Francisco to Detroit

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

    This was a pathetic version of first class. The seat, while large, was uncomfortable. The space between my seat and the one in front was minimal, about the same as regular coach seats on Jet Blue. No room for legrests. They showed one movie on a screen at the front of first class section. Unfortunately, my Bose headphones broke in the middle of the movie. They generously gave me one of their $2 earbuds, which were inadequate, so I gave up on the movie. The food service was comparable to the old coach trays. The did give me an attractive blue "tablecloth", however. The food itself was mediocre - wilted salad, overcooked chicken, and awful cake. All this for $980 round trip.

    My previous first class flight was on American, and what a difference. Comfortable seat with leg rest, graciously served meal in several courses, including fresh baked cookies or hot fudge sundae. For entertainment, AA provided a unit with choice of 8 or 10 movies, music or games, including Bose headphones.

    Delta should be ashamed.

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    Efficient but cramped

    by JPMSFO on April 21, 2011

    Flight from San Francisco to Detroit

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

    There's very little competition for non-stop flights between San Francisco and Detroit - Northwest had been "it", but now of course it's Delta. Customer service has definitely improved and the flight attendants are quick to provide additional help to the flying public with a smile.

    What I *detest* now about flying is the baggage fees for checking even one bag, and the pressure then for everyone to bring carry on. It isn't working. It's a lame idea and I wish the industry as a whole would reconsider this practice.

    I recommend Delta - surely a better experience than Northwest ever was.

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    At least this flight had a free movie, service was mediocre but then again most US airlines are these days

    by SantaCruzFlier on June 1, 2010

    Flight from San Francisco to Detroit

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

    Even if you print your boarding pass, pay for your luggage online, you still have to wait in long lines, even for the red eye to turn in your bag. This flight at least had a free movie. Would be nice to have gluten free options for the ridiculously prices snacks.

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    Crowded

    by Chariot23 on May 18, 2010

    Flight from San Francisco to Detroit

    Airline:
    Delta
    Number of Stops:
    No stops
    Date of Flight:
    May 2010
    Seat Class:
    economy

    This flight was full and we had a 250 lb man in the center seat....rather uncomfortable the whole trip. I had to keep leaning into the aisle to accommodate his size.

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Sample Fares found by other travelers within the past 72 hours
Price From/To Depart/Return Airline
$444 Flight from SFO to Detroit (SFO-DTW) Tue, Apr 22 - Tue, May 6 United Airlines
$447 Flight from SFO to Detroit (SFO-DTW) Tue, Apr 22 - Fri, Apr 25 AirTran
$488 Flight from SFO to Detroit (SFO-DTW) Thu, Apr 24 - Sun, Apr 27 US Airways
$490 Flight from SFO to Detroit (SFO-DTW) Tue, Apr 22 - Sun, Apr 27 AirTran
$492 Flight from SFO to Detroit (SFO-DTW) Thu, Apr 24 - Thu, May 1 AirTran
$493 Flight from SFO to Detroit (SFO-DTW) Wed, Apr 23 - Fri, Apr 25 AirTran
$493 Flight from SFO to Detroit (SFO-DTW) Mon, Apr 21 - Fri, Apr 25 AirTran
$499 Flight from SFO to Detroit (SFO-DTW) Wed, Apr 23 - Mon, Apr 28 United Airlines
$543 Flight from SFO to Detroit (SFO-DTW) Sun, Apr 20 - Sun, Apr 27 AirTran
$653 Flight from SFO to Detroit (SFO-DTW) Mon, Apr 21 - Thu, Apr 24 American Airlines
There are approximately 588 flights covering the route from San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco to Wayne County Airport in Detroit, provided by as many as 9 airlines.

The following airlines sometimes offer nonstop cheap flights from San Francisco to Detroit:

Transwest Air

As an alternative to flying from San Francisco, you may also want to try searching for cheap flights from San Jose (SJC).
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