Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Buffalo to Fort Lauderdale
Southwest and JetBlue have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Buffalo to Fort Lauderdale. Confirm policies on booking site.
The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa in the past 14 days.
With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21);
There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces;
Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction;
B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities;
Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.
All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane.
Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure.
Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel.
US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure.
Travelers arriving in New York State must complete the Traveler Health Form.
Travelers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Health Form.
Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected.
Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
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An average nonstop flight takes 3h 00m, covering a distance of 1168 miles.
There are 31 (nonstop) flights between Buffalo and Fort Lauderdale per week, averaging 4 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($95) and American Airlines ($107), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines ($199) and American Airlines ($214).
Southwest (2 times daily), JetBlue (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Buffalo to Fort Lauderdale, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Fort Lauderdale back to Buffalo , the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Buffalo you will be using Buffalo, often referred to as Buffalo Airport. You will be landing at Fort Lauderdale, also known as Fort Lauderdale Airport.
Taxis are metred, however on average travellers can expect to pay around $17 (C$ 22) to get from the airport to the city centre. Some passengers opt for a shared ride, costing approximately $10 (C$ 13) per person.
At specific dates and times, passengers arriving at Fort Lauderdale International Airport are greeted with live music on the top floor of Terminal 4, where your flight from Buffalo to Fort Lauderdale will most likely arrive. If you need to unwind before travelling to the city centre, head over to the outdoor “Sunny View” area outside Terminal 3, within walking distance from Terminals 1, 2 and 4.
A one-way bus ticket from the airport to the city centre costs $2 (about C$ 2.67). The bus connecting the airport to downtown Fort Lauderdale is bus 1 and is operated by Broward County Transit (BCT). The bus stop can be found at the Car Rental Center, within walking distance from Terminal 1 and a short shuttle bus trip from the other three terminals.
If your hotel provides a shuttle service, or if you’ve booked one in advance, look for the sign “Hotel & Off Airport Parking Shuttles” on the lower level outside all terminals.
The Sun Trolley is a free service for tourists travelling without luggage or pets. If Fort Lauderdale is your final destination, the Sun Trolley is not your best option for travelling to the city centre. However, if you’re in Fort Lauderdale for a layover and you’re travelling on a weekend, taking the Sun Trolley is a good option for getting to know the city centre.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "I get even more space"
Cons: "Delays and nonstop messages about ETAs and gate changes"
Pros: "Everything was great!"
Cons: "Wonderful wheel chair service."
Cons: "Evetying was excelent"
Pros: "Good room quick and efficient here on time"
Cons: "Plane was delayed 90 minutes for takeoff as it came in late."
Pros: "Swift boarding procesx"
Pros: "you had gluten free choices"
Cons: "need expanded gluten free menu"
Pros: "Wow - perfect trip from booking to arrival in FLL. Easy website, luggage and assigned seat included. Helpful ground crew in BUF. And the best free inflight wifi. I will book again."
Pros: "The effort to stay on track so far so good"
Cons: "1brand new suitcase was completely damaged"
Cons: "Limited movie options."
Pros: "Having an A320 on a 2 hour nonstop"
Cons: "Bag fee"
Cons: "Security line was very long"
Cons: "Heavy delay without accommodated hotel and food"
Pros: "Service and friendly staff"
Pros: "Love JetBlue!"
Cons: "Need to make the touch screen less gross"
Pros: "It was so easy for me to connect. No hassle and the reps were so cooperative."
Pros: "Comfortable seating. DIRECTV on every seat."
Pros: "Smooth event the entire way"
Pros: "Departure on time"
Pros: "No delay"
Cons: "There are nothing I do not like."
Pros: "Great customer service and attentive staff. I would definitely ride Jetblue again."
Pros: "The night kit"
Pros: "EL SERVICIO ES EXCELENTE EL AVION ES COMODO EL PERSONAL ABORDO ES MUY BUENO Y SIEMPRE TIENEN SNACK PARA LOS PASAJEROS . DEFINITIVAMENTE LA MEJOR AEROLINEA ."
Cons: "The crrw"
Pros: "Large space for sleep. Self service food and drink."
Pros: "Orlando's kindness"
Pros: "Henri good job"
Cons: "Wheel chair and access boarding needs to be improved....especially since yo have to climb stairs.....more time is needed."
Cons: "Being check by security while almost everybody pass. I didn't have a problem being check but y just a few"
Cons: "They information re the baggage was incorrect"
Pros: "On time and great food and service"
Pros: "Amazing !"
Cons: "No complains !"
Cons: "The delay and the fact that I had to pay extra for an under pound suitcase."
Pros: "Earlier than scheduled departure. Quick assistance with wheel chair."
Cons: "Assistive device was off loaded a bit too late."
Pros: "The plane"
Cons: "That they lost my suitcase on my trip to Nashville for 30 hours I was going to a party and had no clothes to wear"
Cons: "International fly without food, what a shame!!"
Pros: "Everything was excellent love it"
Cons: "Tsa precheck line was long and then the"
Pros: "Good, friendly, competent service all around."
Pros: "Seat was ok"
Cons: "Flight delayed, airport waiting room congested, I had to pay 200 extra to find seats together, flight location on monitor not working"
Pros: "Crew was great, the seats are never comfortable"
Pros: "That i was able to watch movies, snacks were provided and water"
Cons: "Nothing really!"
Pros: "Great crew."
Cons: "As always, the seats in basic economy are as small as possible without actually being standing room only. I'm 5'7" and my knees are only about an inch from the seat back in front of me."
Cons: "Boarding crew not very friendly"
Cons: "Great flight"
Pros: "Nothing remarkable"
Cons: "Delta was ordinary"
Pros: "The crew was amazing"
Cons: "Other travellers where rude"
Pros: "The crew was amazing, the seats were super comfortable, entertainment was great, lots of movies to choose from. Also they handed out a lot of great snacks"
Cons: "The delay was totally unexpected and frustrating particularly when no bad weather around!"
Pros: "The crew was so nice especially the man who came to thank me for keeping my body out of the way of those who were serving and those using the bathroom. My husband an I were in the last row. He offered me a free drink, which I didn’t accept but I felt so good."
Pros: "The crew was amazing. My seat was comfortable."
Cons: "The plane was delayed. It arrived over 25 minutes after it was originally scheduled to."
Cons: "Had to collect & re check luggage between flights. Couldn't they have been transferred to the next aircraft?"
Cons: "Everything was good!"
Cons: "I understand when weather is rough not moving the beverage carts but a small bottle of water would be appreciated."
Pros: "Excellent flight with efficient service. Flight was on time and friendly staff"
Pros: "We had purchased economy tickets and got assigned seats that were not next to each other. As we were boarding the ticket person gave us a new seat assignment closer to the front and next to each other – we really appreciated and liked it. Makes me want to fly Delta again!"
Pros: "Being in First Class"
Cons: "Heavier food selection would be appreciated."
Cons: "we began the boarding process late, which can be understandable, although the plane was there pretty early. Once the boarding began, someone, I presume the gate agent, essentially gave a countdown to hhow many minutes were left until the flight could have an "on time departure". I travel nearly every week so I value being on time. However, a minute by minute call to hurry up on a flight that was sold out was over the top. There was mumbling among the passengers, to the point of someone joking "Free cookies and water if we make it on time?" Just a bad gate experience, but bad enough that peopoe were commenting, and I waited for someone from the cockpit to del\part so I could mention it to them."
Pros: "On time."
Pros: "My upgrade and breakfast were fabulous!"
Pros: "Everything in 1 class"
Pros: "Staff very courteous and professional"
Pros: "I like Delta's onboard entertainment, Delta Studio. I also like that I can use wifi messaging onboard. The flight attendants did an excellent job as usual. I was in First Class so that was nice. I like the ice cream for dessert. I like the snack variety in First Class."
Cons: "For first class the seat pitch is not great. I had a steak, it was dry. The rest of the meal was OK."
Pros: "Early arrival!"
Cons: "Didn’t know that I didn’t have a window on the row I was on"
Cons: "The two hour delay"
Cons: "No help with baggage when boarding the plane, they hurry you up for nothing, because we had to wait 20 mi utes to take off."
Pros: "Aircraft appeared to be brand new"
Pros: "to their Diamond Medallion customers"
Pros: "I always enjoy my flights on Delta the staff members are always pleasant and helpful, not to mention a smooth flight. :)"
Pros: "Great crew"
Pros: "The airline did not disappoint and the customer service were very professional"
Cons: "Make sure the new signs are posted in all airports for boarding. That will help control people at the entrance"
Cons: "I was not aware, when I picked my seat, that we were ahead of the Emergency Exit. My seat was extremely uncomfortable."
Pros: "Everything went wonderful. Excellent crew"
Cons: "No problems"
Pros: "Delta made sure my husband and I had seats together and my husband was thrilled to have a window seat. We took off and arrived earlier than scheduled."
Cons: "Everything was perfect. Nothing negative to report."
Pros: "New Plane - super roomy great selections of movies to watch for free on the TV!"
Pros: "We made it safe."
Cons: "The constant delays. And nothing was done about it. Not even we're sorry. Here's a voucher. Or here's something on us due to the circumstances."
Pros: "Return trip was 30 min ahead of schedule"
Cons: "We had a 2 hour delay getting to NYC"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly boarding etc."
Cons: "Because of packed flight many of us had to check our luggage. Not horrible, but slightly annoying. As well as taking a long time to de-plane."
Pros: "The long delay could of been avoided if the Delta counter had lied to me by saying I wouldn't have a problem changing my flight out early once I got into NYC from China Not a happy Delta customer There were delays and no compensation"
Cons: "Out of all the airlines I have flown, this was quite disorganized in my opinion. The fact that I was not able to select a seat, nor did I have one assigned to me until prior to an hour before boarding, gave me a bit of anxiety. I don't think it's fair to take away this option to those that get the "cheap, standard" tickets."
Cons: "They were rude and notnhelpful lost my luggage"
Pros: "Overall it was good"
Pros: "Boarding time and schedules were as expected or faster and other than the food incident, good attention from the flight crew."
Cons: "No choice during for lunch since the flight crew didn't have enough meals to cover the preferences of the first class travelers."
Cons: "Completely threw our afternoon plans and next day on their head because of the flight delays. Not cool."
Cons: "Flying from Sydney Australia and this being the final segment, Delta lost my luggage with no explanation as to why. It made it around the world only to get lost on the shortest segment. A real pain after 21 hours of flying to be delayed late at night by airline. No offer for compensation."
Pros: "Many passengers did not have seat assignments and we also ran out of over head storage resulting in many additional bags to be checked at the gate(mine included) but the crew and staff at the desk inside laguardia work quickly and efficiently to get everyone boarded and we ended up landing 15 minutes early."
Cons: "Seating was extremely cramped and the in flight wifi quality was poor, couldn't even watch an hour long movie (on a 2+ hour flight) because of the amount of buffering."
Pros: "Really surprised to see that Deltas new 737's had free in seat entertainment."
Cons: "Boarding was a little awkward."
Pros: "flight itself was fine"
Cons: "When we arrived in LGA, the luggage conveyor belt was broken and luggage was piled up and driven to another terminal. As a result half of our luggage did not arrive on our flight but arrived on subsequent flight. However, one bag was nowhere to be found and Delta staff could not clarify the issue. They did find it next day and delivered to the FLL airport, but we had to get a cab and go to the airport to pick-up as we could not take a chance of it not making it to us before the cruise departure. I am extremely disappointed"
Pros: "Entertainment on seats"
Cons: "I sat in seat 12A- the window was so hot it was burning my arm and I was extremely hot. Not sure if it’s from the engine heat or sun but it’s probably a mechanical issue that the 737 should address. Horribly uncomfortable trip."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Smooth flight. Left on time arrived on time."
Cons: "Attitude of flight attendant"
Pros: "super uncortable. everytime AA is shrinking their seats. wifi wasnt working and u have to pay"
Cons: "The experience was excellent."
Cons: "More room I pay for main cabin It feels it was just the regular"
Cons: "The flight attendants were very polite. Both of us are blind, and they told us the information we needed – how far away is the nearest exit row. Otherwise they treated us like everyone else!"
Pros: "Easy in easy out"
Cons: "Lack of entertainment"
Cons: "This leg of my trip went off without a hitch boarding and crew were very professional."
Pros: "Great crew, comfortable chair. Entertainment was great."
Cons: "Everything was great."
Pros: "I was able to finish a movie I started on a different flight and found an additional enjoyable movie to watch."
Cons: "The airplane was uncomfortably hot. The flight attendant apologized and said it would cool off at cruising altitude. It never cooled off. The flight was full and very crowded. I was in the last boarding group even though my seat was in row 17. They required me to check my carryon due to space."
Pros: "The crew was great! The ride was smooth and the plane looked brand new!"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "No tvs that was a major let down as i was traveling with 2 kids i was really not happy about that my 6 year old just wantex to watch something and kept asking every 2 minutes if we were there yet... so please some tvs on those plains would greatly appreciated."
Pros: "Getting off the plane"
Cons: "3 hours late flight- customer care very insensitive and unhelpful"
Pros: "Plane was surprisingly spacious in coach and very clean."
Cons: "They seemed to have entire plane boarding in group 6. Hardly anyone boarded in groups 1-5, and when they called 6 the entire gate area lined up."
Pros: "Courteous, friendly staff"
Pros: "No issues at all"
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Pros: "One of the only flights that got out during a blizzard. Very professional, de-icing went smoothly, pilot was smooth and flight was smooth."
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "My throat was sore and stewardess was able to give me water while I attempted to take cold flu pills"
Pros: "Getting home safely"
Cons: "Finding damage to my luggage"
Cons: "Attendant at the gate forced me to leave my troley hand bag to be checked with the excuse the fly was full and there was not sapce for people on groups 7 and 8 ( seats rear in te plane). I explained her I had personal documents and stuff inside my trolley but she told me I had to take another fly if I refused to checked. Our surprise was that the space above our seats ( row 30) was available and left empty the while fly! It was not fear and discriminated!"
Pros: "Everything was great about my flight from Buffalo. Friendly people, easy boarding and flight was smooth as I expected."
Pros: "I like that American offers free movies thru their app but there was a glitch and I couldn't get it to work!"
Cons: "Couldn't get the entertainment app to work"
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "The flight was delayed due to weather, but nothing can change that. We still landed on time. Many other passengers were complaining."
Pros: "Flight attendant"
Cons: "Delays Was told my ticket had been canceled"
Cons: "Sat on plane for over 3 hours waiting to take off. They didn't offer any drinks or snacks at all while we waited. They said if we get off we may not be able to get back on. Barely made any announcements Once we did take off all they gave us was a packet of so called pretzels that were stale and gross!!"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 3 hours waiting for a flight attendant"
Pros: "Eveything ran smoothly"
Cons: "one of the worst trip ever. although there were many turbulances, the captain did not appear to be proficient along the way. The landing was horrible as well."
Pros: "It was my first time I was a little scared but not anymore it was a smooth ride. Don't change nothing keep up the good work. Thanks for letting me explore"
Pros: "Left and arrived on time. Crew was friendly and professional."
Cons: "Passengers are packed in like sardines. All carry on bags must be checked at the gate as the overhead bins are too small to accommodate anything except a small personal bag or jacket."
Cons: "5 hr delay"
Pros: "Flight was on time and boarding went smoothly."
Cons: "The flight was cancelled. this is the third flight that has been cancelled to this destination. I waited for 7 hours in the airport and caught a flight on stand by. Because this has happended to me before I knew how to get a stand by ticket right away even though I was scheduled on a flight for later that day. Much later."
Pros: "American got it right this time. Departing on time with a crew that seemed well qualified."
Cons: "No yves on the plane like delta. Flight delayed 5hrs"
Pros: "See above"
Pros: "The third set of pilot tried their best to get us a spot to fly out due to bad weather we took off after almost 3 hours"
Cons: "The airline should have at least coordinated their crew arrangement before passenger boarding time, and have to change crew members three times after passengers boarded."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "The food"
Cons: "Crew and the fact that they lost my bag"
Cons: "No food"
Cons: "How small the plane was. Not much personal space and I am a shorter person."
Pros: "The plain went to the runway then stated that needed more gas due to weather so we returned to the gate, three hours later we finally departed. In two flights in three days I was delayed 9 hours"
Cons: "The 9 hours delay and zero compensation"
Pros: "Good crew good flight everything was grwat"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Cons: "Packed, old plane, tighter than new ones. If you can't check bags for free, maybe you should design plane to fit luggage to number of persons flying. Seems like alcohol should be free when so uncomfortable"
Pros: "Punctuation, friendliness, cleanliness and the advantage of having a plug to charge my phone"
Cons: "More snacks"
Cons: "Serve some food. Our trip to EWR and back we just got a packet of pretzels. Not worth a $500 ticket!! Also could you guys please get with the times and update your media. What’s with this no pause and no record media player where you can only watch a movie if you so happen to switch the channel on t"
Cons: "The plane"
Pros: "Getting off the plane"
Cons: "I did not know I purchase a BE ticket. Was asked to pay $175 for the suit bag i had in addition to my computer bag. I was also place in a seat that does not recline. Very poor value at any cost."
Cons: "The person next to me he needed to see it’s not one he was so big"
Cons: "No drink service And no free tv"
Pros: "Smooth boarding process."
Cons: "The WiFi wasn’t working."
Pros: "The plane was clean and on-time"
Cons: "my reservation was cancelled by united with out checking with me."
Cons: "Phone charging outlet under my seat didn't work."
Cons: "No variety of snacks options"
Cons: "See above."
Cons: "That I never made it to Dallas and so lost my job. Thanks to unitrd."
Cons: "Severe delays. Disorganized boarding procedures. No internet."
Pros: "On time and early arrival."
Pros: "Smooth boarding. Arrived at designated time"
Cons: "Really only a snack pack and water."
Cons: "Kind of hot on the plane"
Cons: "Poor service very disappointed"
Pros: "The service was good along with everything"
Pros: "Streamlined experience and on time. My choice of seat as well at the terminal desk."
Cons: "Pay for wifi and tv. Jet blue gives it to you for free."
Pros: "The airplane was quite new. Great comfort in premium economy. Nice range of movies to watch. Food is not the best. A small pág of mix peanuts."
Cons: "No dislikes"
Pros: "Everything was good"
Pros: "Random seating was okay & the newer planes are nice."
Cons: "The representative at the gates were very unfriendly and rude to passengers. They did not create a welcoming environment. There need to be more outlets in the waiting area and the outlets that are there should work."
Pros: "Very fast and well organized"
Pros: "I traveled very uncomfortable with a malfunction chair"
Pros: "Very good"
Pros: "Everything is great"
Pros: "The boarding process was smooth"
Cons: "I paid for even more space and my seat didnt even recline"
Cons: "Turbulence was insane"
Cons: "Not enough space"
Cons: "Still in airport. Plane was canceled"
Cons: "No beverage service, glass of room temp water, no ice"
Pros: "Never got there"
Cons: "Never got there"
Pros: "Quick load and exit"
Cons: "Small plane. Dozens of bags taken in jetway so a long wait for delivery. Rough ride throughout"
Pros: "It canceled"
Cons: "It canceled"
Pros: "Boarding the plane was Good"
Pros: "Everything went well; great service on both flights"
Cons: "No running water in the bathroom. No space in the overhead compartment."
Pros: "The service, no stress, fast and easy process. .."
Cons: "Nothing at all,everything went well. .thanks"
Pros: "Everything was good"
Pros: "Excellent choices, comparisons, easy to use, updates"
Cons: "Luggage trouble and space trouble for passengers. There was a barking dog on the seat next to me"
Pros: "United the worst.never again"
Cons: "pay for TV shows."
Cons: "Delayed departure"
Airlines flying from Buffalo to Fort Lauderdale have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Buffalo to Fort Lauderdale
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Buffalo to Fort Lauderdale
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Buffalo to Fort Lauderdale
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Buffalo to Fort Lauderdale
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Buffalo to Fort Lauderdale