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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Los Angeles Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 4h 37m
Flights Arrive in Los Angeles
Flights Depart from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Flight Price C$ 336
Distance 3,178 km
Airlines Spirit Airlines, JetBlue, Delta

Good to Know

Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
10%
expected price increase
Average price:
C$ 354
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
C$ 345
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Detroit to Los Angeles

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top Tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for C$ 345 or less.
The cheapest flight from Detroit to Los Angeles was found, on average, 47 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 41% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Detroit to Los Angeles Flights

How long does a flight from Detroit to Los Angeles take?
An average direct flight takes 4h 54m, covering a distance of 3178 km.
How many flights are there between Detroit and Los Angeles?
There are 650 (direct) flights between Detroit and Los Angeles per week, averaging 92 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Detroit to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Spirit Airlines (C$ 336), JetBlue (C$ 387) and Delta (C$ 524).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Detroit and Los Angeles?
Delta (15 times daily), Virgin Australia (14 times daily), Aeromexico (13 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.

Book cheap flights from Detroit to Los Angeles (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Detroit
C$ 336
only
C$ 336
Destination
Los Angeles
C$ 336
only
C$ 336
Tue., 9 Jul.
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
LAX
Los Angeles
12h 50m
Tue., 16 Jul.
LAX
Los Angeles
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
11h 37m
C$ 336
Trip: 8 days
4.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.7 Okay
Based on 307 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
DTW
LAX
Okay 4.0

Cons: Flight delayed 1 hour. We got into LAX & sat on tarmac for 45 minutes because our gate had a plane with a maintenance issue. The new gate also had a plane stuck with maintenance issue. Plane was hot with no eta on when we could deplane.

DTW
LAX
Mediocre 2.8

Pros: Email update about change of gate.

Cons: Spirit is not forthcoming on website about the extra charges prior to booking the flights, and the charges go up substantially at the airport. There was 45 minute wait time at the baggage claim. The seats are the most uncomfortable I have ever experienced in 50 years of flying. There is also not nearly enough leg room between rows. Charging $65 for a small piece of carry on luggage is disgusting. Not having any water free of charge is not healthy for the passengers on a 4.5 hour flight. The flight attendants discouraged anyone from standing or moving around, also not good for one's health.

DTW
LAX
Mediocre 2.8

Pros: The only up side is that I eventually got home... :(

Cons: When I purchased my ticket I paid extra for an isle exit row seat. On the day of my flight I got an email plenty early that the flight had been delayed an hour with no explanation why, which stinks. Once on the plane we found out that the reason we were delayed was because they changed the planes that morning and we needed to wait for an extra stewardess to get to the airport bc of the plane change. This is HORRIBLE planning, if you don't have the staff don't change the plane!! Also because of the plane change my seat was no longer in an exit row. When I explained to the stewardess that I paid extra for my seat that was supposed to be in an exit row I was told that I needed to return to my seat and they will fix it after they are done boarding. Once everyone was on the plane they told me that I was "lucky" because there was still a middle seat in an exit row available... Again I had PAID EXTRA for an ISLE EXIT ROW seat when I purchased the ticket but now I am lucky they can seat me in the last exit tow seat available. When I brought up the fact that I shouldn't have to complain to get the seat that I had already paid for the stewardess gave me attitude like I should be grateful for whatever they give me. Then she passed me off to another gentleman who didn't care about hearing what my issue was he just wanted the plane to take off already. I felt very disrespected by all the Spirit employees once on the plane. Spirit in general is very shady because if I hadn't brought up the fact that I paid extra for my exit row they would have just let me pay the extra money for a normal seat.

DTW
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing, I was unable to board

Cons: My confirmation email from kayak gave me little information on the actual requirements for boarding my flight. 10 minutes too late (still with 30 minutes left of boarding and an empty airport) and I'm out a lot of money because the strict boarding policy was not made clear in my itinerary

DTW
LAX
Mediocre 3.5

Pros: Crew on plane was very friendly.

Cons: Crew was so rude at the airport - took us an hour to get through a ten person line to check our bags. Could have gone a lot better had the Spirit employees cared and prioritized those who were prepared and not just buying tickets.

Thu., 29 Aug.
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
LAX
Los Angeles
11h 50m
Sat., 7 Sep.
LAX
Los Angeles
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
8h 14m
C$ 387
Trip: 10 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 17,084 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.8
AUA
FLL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Pilot

FLL
PUJ
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable plane. Great staff!!

BTV
JFK
Okay 5.6

Cons: We were delayed and very long landing,circled around for a long time.

SJU
FLL
Good 7.0

Cons: Delayed 2 hours!

RIC
FLL
Excellent 9.6

Cons: Mt seat didn’t recline.

Sat., 12 Oct.
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
LAX
Los Angeles
4h 54m
Mon., 14 Oct.
LAX
Los Angeles
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4h 21m
C$ 524
Trip: 3 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 41 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
LOS
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: yes

TLH
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Perfect travel day! No issues whatsoever

DTW
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: ditto above

Cons: ditto above

MTY
ATL
Good 6.3

Cons: The delays

CLE
LGA
Okay 5.3

Pros: The ceew

Cons: Unorganized boarding and 6 hour delay from expected departure time.

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