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Cheap flights from Michigan (MI) to California (CA)

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Michigan to California

How far in advance should I book a flight from Michigan to California?

To save up to 20% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 17 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Michigan to California from $75 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $95 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Michigan to California?

April can be a great time to fly to California from Michigan with a flight ticket averaging about $86. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as $43. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Cheap flights from Michigan to California in February, March 2021

7 Mar - 9 Mar
$72pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
26 Feb - 12 Mar
$74pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
4 Mar - 9 Mar
$75pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Michigan to California 2021 flight deals

7 Mar - 9 Mar
$72pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
27 Apr - 4 May
$73pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
26 Feb - 12 Mar
$74pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Non-stop flights to California from Michigan

27 Apr - 4 May
$82pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
11 Mar - 16 Mar
$83pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
1 Mar - 8 Mar
$84pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Last minute flights from Michigan to California

4 Mar - 9 Mar
$75pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
1 Mar - 8 Mar
$76pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
3 Mar - 20 Mar
$80pp
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

One-way flights to California from Michigan

6:43 pm - 8:10 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
16h 27m
DTW - SFO
Multiple Airlines
$43
Gotogate
12:55 pm - 6:54 am
Frontier
1 Stop
20h 59m
GRR - LAX
Frontier

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Flight FAQs

From Michigan to California

Are flight prices decreasing from Michigan to California due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Michigan and California for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Michigan to California to control the spread of COVID-19?

Alaska Airlines and Delta are some of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Michigan to California. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Michigan to California have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Michigan to California have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Spirit Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Spirit Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Michigan to California for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Michigan to California for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $72, but on average you can expect to pay $80.

Are there nonstop flights from Michigan to California for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Michigan to California under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Michigan to California is less than $93.

Are there last-minute flights available from Michigan to California for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Michigan to California within the next 7 days for less than $100.

What days are nonstop flights available from Michigan to California?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Wednesday.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Michigan to California?

Major Airline, Endeavor Airlines and American Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from Michigan to California.

What are the most popular routes from Michigan to California?

The most popular route from Michigan to California is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - Los Angeles. You may also consider Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - San Diego or Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - San Francisco.

What are the cheapest Flights from Michigan to California?

On average you can expect to pay $717 for a flight from Michigan to California. The cheapest flight overall is $75 while the most popular route, (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County - Los Angeles) is currently priced at $74.

What are the most reliable airlines from Michigan to California?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Michigan to California on time: KLM(91%), China Southern(89%), Korean Air(87%.)

How long is the flight from Michigan to California?

A quick flight from Michigan to California can take about 4h 30m. Allegiant Air provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $138. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Michigan to California round-trip?

Spirit Airlines, at $72, was found to be the cheapest airline from Michigan to California. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Frontier.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Michigan to California one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $32 on Spirit Airlines. Another option is Frontier, who have fights from $44.

Destination information for California

Flight duration
4h 28m

Airports servicing

Escanaba (ESC)
Flint (FNT)
Grand Rapids (GRR)
Iron Mountain (IMT)
Ironwood (IWD)

Airports servicing

Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
McClellan-Palomar (CLD)
Fresno (FAT)

Top 6 airlines flying from Michigan to California

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Frontier
$73 $221 No cancel fee 62%
JetBlue
$138 $265 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$85 $279 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$56 $418 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$99 $421 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$137 $442 No cancel fee N/A
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