The cheapest times to fly from GAJ to DTW are

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 2nd to April 22nd (except the week of April 9th)
  • May 7th to June 24th (except the week of May 21st)
  • November 5th 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 GAJ to DTW is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $2153 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $1360 for Wednesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Detroit

Flying from Yamagata (GAJ) to Detroit, MI (DTW) will usually cost between $1368 to $1781 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $1426. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1800. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $375 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1485 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GAJ to DTW flight.

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

GAJ to DTW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GAJ to DTW flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Yamagata. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $243 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1433. Return trip prices are from the DTW to GAJ 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 GAJ to DTW can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 11 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking GAJ to DTW

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 GAJ to DTW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Tokyo (GAJ > HND > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1331
  • Average savings: $155 (10.4%)

See GAJ to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (GAJ > LAX > DTW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1446
  • Average savings: $39 (2.63%)

See GAJ to HND flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6225 miles or 10018 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GAJ to DTW flight is about 12 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Yamagata and Detroit, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from GAJ to DTW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code GAJ
Origination airport name Yamagata Airport
City Yamagata
Country Japan
Latitude 38.4
Longitude 140.4

Return Airport

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


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