Thursday's Top 7: Best flight deals from Detroit Metro Airport

Posted at 10:51 AM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-10 10:51:16-05

(WXYZ) — The cold and gray days of winter may have you thinking about a winter getaway. And if you are, you're in luck. According to travel website, January is the best time to buy your plane tickets in 2019

Just in time for the latest blast of cold, here are the top 7 flight deals flying out of Detroit Metro, according to Airfarewatchdog.Com.


At number 7, the saying goes, "Everything is big in Texas," and so are the travel deals. American is offering round trip flights to Dallas for just $100. If you prefer bathing suits to cowboy hats, American is also offering $100 round-trip flights to Miami, too.


Want to check out Prince's home, Paisley Park? You can see where Prince lived and worked with round-trip flights to Minneapolis on Spirit for just 92 bucks.


Grab your skis and head to the west! The same 92 bucks on Spirit could have you in Denver and on fresh powder in no time.


At number 4, it's Fort Myers! Average high temperatures are in the mid to upper 70s in January and February. Frontier Airlines will have you back in shorts for 86 bucks round-trip.


Who has the best BBQ? Kansas City? Texas? For $86 round trip on Frontier to Raleigh Durham, my money is on North Carolina. This deal lands on # 3.


At number 2 it's the theme park capital of the world. Fly to Orlando for just 82 dollars roundtrip on Spirit.


Atlanta was the capital of the civil right movement. And today you can visit the childhood home of Martin Luther King and the MLK national History site. You can also check out the college football hall of fame and the presidential museum of jimmy carter. The flight on spirit is just 72 dollars round trip.

Spirit and frontier do bare bones pricing.. so you'll have to add on for carry-on luggage and seat selections. But if you can travel light and don't mind letting the airline pick your seat. It can be a great deal. If you're looking to book a flight later on in the year -- Skyscanner says two other months with good deals are August and February.

And keep in mind --

  • On average, the best time to book flights for domestic trips is 2 - 3 weeks in advance
  • For international trips, the best time to book a flight is about two months in advance.
  • Booking at 5:00 am gives you the greatest potential flight savings.
  • Avoid booking from 7 pm - 10 pm
  • Booking flights on Sundays for both domestic & international flights for the greatest savings
  • Days to avoid booking are Thursdays and Fridays