The cheapest times to fly from DTW to CJC are

  • January 8th to February 11th
  • April 23rd to June 10th
  • August 6th to October 7th (except the weeks of September 3rd and September 17th)
  • October 29th to December 9th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DTW to CJC is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $3425 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1222 for Monday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Calama

Flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) to Calama (CJC) will usually cost between $1251 to $2360 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1545. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2617. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1072 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1911 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTW to CJC flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DTW to CJC route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DTW to CJC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTW to CJC flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Detroit. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Calama, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Detroit. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $525 (26%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1665. Return trip prices are from the CJC to DTW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DTW to CJC can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 12 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DTW to CJC

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DTW to CJC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Lima (DTW > LIM > CJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1114
  • Average savings: $797 (41.71%)

See DTW to LIM flights

Hack #2: Chicago, IL (DTW > ORD > CJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1211
  • Average savings: $700 (36.63%)

See DTW to ORD flights

Hack #3: Baltimore, MD (DTW > BWI > CJC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1278
  • Average savings: $634 (33.15%)

See DTW to BWI flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DTW to CJC? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Delta, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from El Loa Airport to Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4565 miles or 7347 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DTW to CJC?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTW to CJC flight is about 9 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Detroit, MI and Calama?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from DTW to CJC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DTW
Origination airport name Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport
City Detroit, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.2
Longitude -83.4

Return Airport

Destination code CJC
Destination airport name El Loa Airport
City Calama
Country Chile
Latitude -22.5
Longitude -68.9


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