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12:34 pm - 4:10 pmMDW-TPA
2h 36mnonstop
5:05 pm - 6:48 pmTPA-MDW
2h 43mnonstop
$48Frontier
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Tue, Sep 10 - Tue, Sep 17
12:34 pm - 4:10 pmMDW-TPA
2h 36mnonstop
5:05 pm - 6:48 pmTPA-MDW
2h 43mnonstop
$50Frontier
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Tue, Nov 5 - Wed, Nov 13
12:34 pm - 4:10 pmMDW-TPA
2h 36mnonstop
5:05 pm - 6:48 pmTPA-MDW
2h 43mnonstop
$55Frontier
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Tue, Oct 8 - Tue, Oct 15
10:15 pm - 1:55 amMDW-TPA
2h 40mnonstop
6:11 pm - 8:02 pmTPA-MDW
2h 51mnonstop
$56Frontier
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Mon, Aug 26 - Sat, Aug 31
9:09 pm - 12:55 amORD-TPA
2h 46mnonstop
6:55 am - 8:59 amTPA-ORD
3h 04mnonstop
$99Spirit Airlines
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Tue, Jul 30 - Tue, Aug 13
1:06 pm - 9:19 pmORD-TPA
7h 13m1 stop
8:37 pm - 9:04 pmTPA-ORD
25h 27m1 stop
$100Spirit Airlines
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Fri, Aug 9 - Tue, Aug 20
1:06 pm - 9:19 pmORD-TPA
7h 13m1 stop
6:44 am - 11:59 amTPA-ORD
6h 15m1 stop
Fri, Aug 9 - Tue, Aug 20
9:00 am - 9:47 pmORD-TPA
11h 47m1 stop
3:03 pm - 5:07 pmTPA-ORD
3h 04mnonstop
Thu, Jul 25 - Wed, Jul 31
9:35 am - 3:14 pmMDW-TPA
4h 39m1 stop
2:50 pm - 5:59 pmTPA-MDW
4h 09m1 stop
$196Delta
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Mon, Nov 4 - Tue, Nov 12
1:24 pm - 9:32 pmMDW-TPA
7h 08m1 stop
5:44 pm - 9:46 pmTPA-MDW
5h 02m1 stop
$216Delta
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Flights from Chicago to Tampa - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Chicago to Tampa to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest Chicago to Tampa flight route?

The cheapest price for flight routes found by users searching on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks for one-way flights from Chicago to Tampa.
Our data shows that the cheapest route for a one-way flight from Chicago to Tampa cost $38 and was between Chicago Midway Airport and Tampa. On average, the best prices are found if you fly this route. The average price for a return flight for this route is $59.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Chicago to Tampa?

The average price of all flights from Chicago to Tampa clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
For Chicago to Tampa, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Tampa back to Chicago, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Monday being the most expensive.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Tampa?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Chicago to Tampa, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Chicago to Tampa is September, where tickets cost $139 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are March and December, where the average cost of tickets is $299 and $272 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Tampa?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Chicago to Tampa, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Chicago to Tampa, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 23 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Chicago to Tampa?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets to Tampa from Chicago were found on Frontier ($24) and Spirit Airlines ($34), and the lowest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($48) and Spirit Airlines ($99).

Which airlines fly most frequently between Chicago and Tampa?

Southwest connects Chicago to Tampa with 29 flights per week. American Airlines also offers 21 flights per week, while United Airlines follows with 21 flights per week.

Which airlines fly non-stop between Chicago and Tampa?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Chicago to Tampa.
There are 5 airlines that fly nonstop from Chicago to Tampa. They are: American Airlines, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit Airlines and United Airlines. The cheapest price of all airlines flying this route was found with Frontier at $41 for a one-way flight. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Spirit Airlines.

How many flights are there between Chicago and Tampa per day?

Each day, there are between 12 and 13 nonstop flights that take off from Chicago and land in Tampa, with an average flight time of 2h 37m. The most common departure time is 5:00 pm and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 88 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Tuesday, when 15% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Monday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Chicago and Tampa?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 4 cabin class options for the route. These are First, Business, Economy and Prem Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Chicago to Tampa take?

The average nonstop flight takes 2h 36m, covering a distance of 1,002 miles.

What’s the earliest departure time from Chicago to Tampa?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Chicago at 5:15 am and will be landing in Tampa at 8:57 am.

What’s the latest departure time from Chicago to Tampa?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Chicago to Tampa jets off at 10:18 pm and lands at 1:58 am.

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Low season

September

High season

March

Cheapest flight

$24
Best time to beat the crowds with an average 36% drop in price.
Most popular time to fly with an average 39% increase in price.
Flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Tampa

When to book flights from Chicago to Tampa

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Chicago to Tampa based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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FAQs for booking flights from Chicago to Tampa

  • Which is the best way to get to downtown Tampa from TPA?

    Tampa International Airport (TPA) lies about 9.3 miles from the city center of Tampa. The best way to get there is to hop onto a Hillsborough Area Regional Transit-operated bus, covering this stretch in around 11min. These buses are located at the TPA Post Office and will drop you off at Florida Avenue in downtown Tampa.

  • Are there ATMs at Tampa International Airport (TPA)?

    Travelers landing in TPA with depleted wallets who are looking for ways to recharge them will find several ATM outlets around. They’re situated at the Landside and Airside in all concourses, and in Tampa Bay Galleria. Specifically, the Sun Trust Bank branch runs an ATM booth near Marriott hotel in the passenger terminal, shopping arcade side.

  • Are there spas at Tampa International Airport (TPA)?

    Travelers arriving at TPA while fatigued can seek to calm their emotions before transiting to their next destination. You’ll get a Getaway Spa in every terminal of this establishment. Head to Airsides C and E for manicures, pedicures and massages in a relaxing environment ideal for self-indulgence.

  • Are there car rentals at TPA?

    About four car rental agencies operate from the main terminal at TPA, ensuring that you get a car to move around with as you explore the area’s hidden attractions. The Rental Car Center is situated just south of the Economy Parking Garage, and SkyConnect will get you there from the main terminal.

  • What amenities does Chicago O’Hare International Airport have for kids?

    In addition to diaper changing stations in almost every public bathroom, Chicago O’Hare International Airport also has several Mother’s Rooms that contain TVs, sinks, and power outlets. Terminal 2 is home to the The Kids On The Fly exhibit, which contains an aviation-themed playground.

  • What dining options are there at Tampa International Airport?

    If you would like to have a meal after your flight has landed at Tampa International Airport, head to the Main Terminal, as this is where most of the dining options are located. The Hard Rock Cafe is located on level 3 and serves traditional American food, while P.F Chang’s is located next door and has Asian-inspired meals.

  • What are some good hotels near Tampa International Airport?

    The Tampa Airport Marriott is a contemporary 4-star hotel that is directly connected to Tampa International Airport and is a 15-minute drive from the city’s downtown. The Hampton Inn is a comfortable choice that is less than a 3-minute drive from the airport and a 6-minute drive from the popular Cypress Point Park trails.

  • Are there any designated smoking areas at Chicago Midway International Airport?

    At this time, there are currently no designated smoking rooms or areas located inside of the terminals of Chicago Midway International Airport. If you would like to smoke, you will instead have to do so before you are officially through security, such as in an official zone located outside of the airport’s doors near the Arrivals terminal. These areas are clearly marked with airport signs and contain ashtrays and trash cans.

  • What is the cheapest flight from Chicago to Tampa?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Chicago to Tampa was $24 for a one-way ticket and $48 for a round-trip.

  • Do I need a passport to fly between Chicago and Tampa?

    Even though you are not required to have a passport, keep in mind that an official ID is needed to board the airplane.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Chicago to Tampa?

    When flying out of Chicago you will be using one of these airports: Chicago Midway, Chicago O'Hare Intl, or Chicago Greater Rockford. You will be landing at Tampa.

  • Which airlines offer Wi-Fi service onboard planes from Chicago to Tampa?

    American Airlines, and Alaska Airlines offer inflight Wi-Fi service on the Chicago to Tampa flight route.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Chicago to Tampa?

    The Boeing 737-800 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Chicago to Tampa flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Chicago to Tampa?

    oneworld, and Star Alliance are the airline alliances operating flights between Chicago and Tampa, with oneworld being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Chicago to Tampa?

    There are nonstop flights from Chicago to Tampa on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Chicago to Tampa, Southwest or Delta?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Chicago to Tampa are Southwest and Delta. With an average price for the route of $260 and an overall rating of 8.1, Southwest is the most popular choice. Delta is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $226 and an overall rating of 8.0.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Chicago to Tampa?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Chicago to Tampa.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Chicago to Tampa?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Tampa from Chicago is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Chicago to Tampa?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Tampa with an airline and back to Chicago with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Chicago to Tampa?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Tampa from Chicago up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from Chicago to Tampa

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $51 or less one-way and $97 or less round-trip.
  • Travelers flying American Airlines from Chicago to Tampa should keep in mind that the airline’s hub is at Tampa International Airport (TPA). You’ll arrive through Airside F. Still, the airline’s Admirals Club is located on Concourse F, adjacent to gate 85. Access to this lounge is based on membership or possession of registered cards. However, any traveler can access them after paying for a day pass.
  • Those departing via Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) should know that the establishment has a road system linking the terminal to the secure area. Transfer between the two buildings is via a pedestrian bridge. Nevertheless, travelers must seek clearance from the security in the terminal building before walking to the concourse.
  • Delta Airlines flying between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Tampa International Airport (TPA) allows pets on board. Some of the pets allowed in the cabin include cats, dogs and rabbits. However, the four-legged friends must have valid health licenses and certified vaccination certificates. Besides, you must confine them in their kennels.
  • The distance between Downtown Chicago and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) is about 10.7 miles. Numerous public transportation options connect the two points. However, the Orange Line train is the best way to travel from city center of Chicago to MDW. The train has regular departures, taking about 20-25min to complete the journey.
  • Before your voyage from Chicago to Tampa, you might wish to escape to a secluded place to pray for a safe journey. If you’re departing through ORD, remember that there’s a prayer suite away from the noisy terminals to have a private session with the Almighty. You can locate the airport’s chapel on the Mezzanine level of Terminal 2, above the Delta Air Lines ticket counters.
  • Chicago currently has two primary airports that flights from Chicago to Tampa can fly out of. If you are located in the south of Chicago or near the city center, Chicago Midway is the most practical airport to use. If you are in the north of the city or the suburbs, Chicago O’Hare will be a more convenient choice.
  • To save time and make your travels as simple as possible, look for direct flights from Chicago to Tampa. Spirit Airlines offers many daily flights between these two locations at budget-friendly prices, while American and United Airlines have in-flight entertainment and complimentary drinks and snacks.
  • Hoping to unwind after a long day of traveling? Head to one of the several spas in Tampa International Airport. Rick’s Massage offers a variety of massages and facials, while Terminal Getaway Spa offers manicures, pedicures, waxing, and massages.
  • If you find flying to be stressful, make sure to spend some time in the yoga room, which is located in Concourse C of Chicago Midway International Airport. Access to this room is free, and you can find complimentary yoga mats and DVDs that teach you how to do the most famous yoga poses.
  • To exercise and burn off some calories before being cooped up on a plane, purchase a pass for the Health Club at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. In addition to standard workout equipment, such as treadmills, ellipticals, and weights, this gym also has a sauna, jacuzzi, and several swimming pools.
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Prefer to fly non-stop from Chicago to Tampa?

Find which airlines fly direct from Chicago to Tampa, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Nonstop departures

Chicago to Tampa

Monday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +17 more

ANA, Air Canada, +18 more

Tuesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +17 more

ANA, Air Canada, +18 more

Wednesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +17 more

ANA, Air Canada, +18 more

Thursday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +17 more

ANA, Air Canada, +18 more

Friday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +17 more

ANA, Air Canada, +18 more

Saturday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +15 more

ANA, Air Canada, +16 more

Sunday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +17 more

ANA, Air Canada, +18 more

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Nonstop returns

Tampa to Chicago

Monday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +18 more

ANA, Air Canada, +19 more

Tuesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +18 more

ANA, Air Canada, +19 more

Wednesday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +17 more

ANA, Air Canada, +18 more

Thursday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +18 more

ANA, Air Canada, +19 more

Friday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +18 more

ANA, Air Canada, +19 more

Saturday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +18 more

ANA, Air Canada, +19 more

Sunday

ANA, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, +18 more

ANA, Air Canada, +19 more

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Top 5 airlines serving from Chicago to Tampa

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Chicago to Tampa. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
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DeltaOverall score based on 9842 reviews
8.6Crew
8.0Entertainment
8.2Boarding
7.9Comfort
7.4Food
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It was very cold because the air conditioner was on high power, and my son got sick.

4.0 OkayAnonymous, Jun 2024ORD - SEA
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It was very cold because the air conditioner was on high power, and my son got sick.

Awful. Flight was continuously getting delayed and gates kept changing without any reason. Flight was delayed for more then 3 hours

5-hour delay due to storms in Tanoa and airspace restricted by Miami traffic controllers.

I would fly again the whole experience was great. The only feed back I can give that they don't do that American Airlines does is the crew there is more humorous with boarding and thank their passengers. It makes it more fun to fly with them. I would however fly Delta again.

Horrible. This was not first class. This was a connecting flight whi h was late. My original flight never came. I hated the fact that delta gave me a connecting flight from New York to Orlando Florida. No meals and the television screens were not working. There wasn't even any power to charge your phones. This is NOT FIRST CLASS DELTA!!! Do better next time!

They did a fine job. Can't wait to use Delta in the future.

Seat back monitors and outlets were dead and not working.

The experience was good and the flight departed on time and landed early

The flight was delayed but we got to our final destination.

public website still broken for years randomly blocking browsers with privacy options active after loading a page maybe once. check-in on laptop was almost impossible but eventually randomly worked. had to print pass at airport since couldn't get back in to load digital pass on mobile firefox or chrome. red eye flight so smooth onboarding, plenty of room to spread out, easy offboarding. onboard wifi instructions mention vpn can cause problems connecting but fails to also mention private dns. no printed or built in menu list, seems weird to require personal device to point at qr code link for menu which does not even allow direct ordering. people with health condition risk related dietary restrictions trying to avoid for example cholesterol and sugar are left guessing what they can order either way without nutritional info highlights (cranberry juice was minute maid cocktail with as much suger as typical can of soda). tap to pay wasn't working and always seems sketchy to manually enter card info. good movie variety, so limited tv was okay.

flight delayed, was put on another flight after standby queue, luggage was misplaced and arrived to me 3 days later

The baggage handlers broke the handle on my bag that they put under the plane that I checked on the jetway. They traded it out for a less quality bag in Tulsa. But, they said they would try to fix it. Bologna! There was no fixing that bag handle. Someone didn’t care how they treated the bag.

Flighty delayed on boarding - then group 1 had to check their carry on bags but groups 3 and beyond could carry bags on - very inconvenient for weekend business trip with no checked baggage. Then delayed on the runway - before take off. No communication from pilot on why or how long. Wifi/Entertainment didn't work for 4+ flight. Upon arrival, attendants announced wrong carousel for baggage claim - everyone was waiting at the wrong place for their checked bags. This was a mess united!

There was no screens on board AND the WiFi didn’t work. My seat was broken and couldn’t recline so I couldn’t even sleep. The flight attendants didn’t offer anything to make it more comfortable. It was such an old cramped plane, when the person in front of me reclined I couldn’t even open my tray table. All the United ads talk about guaranteeing everyone gets a screen!

I’ve had a couple flights this week on United that were delayed by an hour or more

Great! The plane was decently sized and comfortable. The staff was nice and there was great in flight entertainment

Last minute gate change nearly caused us to miss our flight. Change was not announced or displayed in the main board at the old gate. Terrible communication. When we landed we had to wait 20 minutes because there was another plane at the assigned gate. Not the crew’s fault, but adding 20 minutes to a 45 minute flight sucked.

delay several times and wait extra long to board. no entertainment service because there are problem for some rows. always encounter some delays for the last flight of the day.

The flight experience was very good! Especially the United Club!

The crew were really great, but the 4 hour delay in small chunks was the worst.

American is a steady for me. I always get what I expect from them. Sincere effort to get me from one place to another.

BAD. As a family could not sit together. The gate agent told us there was only one seat in the middle left, when we got on the plane the situation was very different with whole rows of seats empty

Plane was delayed an hour causing me to miss my flight to London and now I am not arriving until Sunday instead of Friday. I am stranded at airport and they give me $12 of food vouchers. It's a joke and everyone I talked to was rude

The Airline was not prepared for weather delays. We were held up due to an incoming flight being delayed and so we did not have a flight crew. This caused an extra delay for departure by 2 hours.

The plane was freezing cold. Normally I’m fine on planes but I needed to toss a sweatshirt on this time.

I missed this flight due to delays on my previous flight.

My husband and I pre-ordered our food, but they did not have my husband’s order, and my cheese plate was very average. I asked for a blanket and was told they don’t carry blankets on domestic routs. The flight was on time and smooth!

Good flights. Departure and arrivals were on time. DFW was a little problematic in that the Skytrain without prior notice bypassed the Echo terminal so that delayed my arrival at my connecting flight.

Because I can’t stand very long in one place, I was allowed to reword.

5 hour flight - full flight - not enough room to use my computer - slightly delayed - Admirals club was excellent quality food, drink made up for flight seating. No food offerred on flight, you ahd to prebook.

There was no water offered to passengers during a four hour flight, five hours on the plane. There is no entertainment on board. The crew interrupt everyone often to sell credit cards and reward packages. Other than that, pretty typical flight. You get what you pay for.

Someone opened my checked bag and stold75 euros Not happy

Terrible experience, will definitely NEVER fly with Spirit again (this was my first AND last time). They canceled the flight JUST minutes before we were about to board, with no warning, no reason, and no recourse. We managed to get on a different, much more expensive one-way flight home (with United) later that night, and arrived early the next morning, although by that point, the garage with our car had already closed for the day. So we were left having to pay an exorbitant $200 Uber ride to get home. Trying to fly with Spirit is definitely “penny wise and pound foolish,” absolutely NOT worth whatever meager savings they promise (and then still nickel and dime you for everything from water to a carry-on bag).

Ridiculous that the plane was so late (3+ hours) and blaming weather even though other flights were coming and going. Also gate agent pulled me aside to measure my personal item. My personal item disassembled and fit in the slot. I was told that was unacceptable and I had to throw away the wheels of my pet carrier even though they fit in the slot. Per the gate agent, it had to be 1 piece. That's the spirit of Spirit- screw the customer to try and milk more money out of them.

Three out of four legs of my trip were delayed. The last leg of my trip was delayed due to passengers and crew not being ready to take off. The boarding process started way late with no explanation as to why. The flight attendants did not have the passengers in check for takeoff - folks were walking around, trying to change seats, and causing a general disturbance preventing us from departing and the crew did nothing about it. All of this caused us to miss my connection home due to the first flight landing at the same time the second one was due to take off. The entire Spirit crew (except for one flight attendant) was unapologetic and unpleasant about this. No one apologized, no one showed any inkling of empathy whatsoever. The response was basically, "we booked you on the next available flight". That next flight was a full 24 hours later, we would have been stranded in the airport and no one even cared or acknowledged us as customers. I'm disappointed in the lack of compassion shown by Spirit agents and customer service reps as a whole. It felt like we were a burden due to airline scheduling issues. The one flight attendant (did not catch her name, but from (ORD to FLL) was wonderful and empathetic.

Poor response to delay, getting on plane, off plane and back on again

The plane was not on time for boarding or departure or arrivals.

Flight expected to leave at 6:40 pm ended leaving at 8:00 am the following day. I slept in a cold airport. Never again Spirit for me…

This was the return leg of my journey with Spirit Airlines. Despite its reputation, I found no issues as it got me from point A to B safely and without delay, especially with no mechanical delays, which is fantastic in my book! The staff, from ground crew to cabin crew, were all pleasant and hassle-free. The flight was smooth from takeoff to landing. I have absolutely no complaints about this no-frills airline!

It was the worst ever, i will be filing a lawsuit to get a refund. Our flight was delayed 4 hours so we would miss our connecting flight, we were not rebooked to our destination the same day, we were not offered any options to get home on the same day despite being clear that we absolutely cannot get stranded at night due to family, we were forced to book our own flights on a different airline to get home, and spririt is refusing a refund because our flight wasn't cancelled, only delayed. oh yeah, and they lost our luggage on the first part of the trip and you cannot get a hold of customer service when anything goes wrong, on hold for 30+ minutes. and their app breaks so you can't use that either.

I brought a ticket and car rental through Travelocity. There was no where to add a KTN. So I thought i’d add it by looking up ticket on frontier website. I tried 3 times with the frontier chat bot to add my KTN it never updated my boarding pass. So then I tried showing up early to do it in person at the airport. The first employee update my ktn in the system and gave me a new boarding pass. I was sent back by tsa to join regular line. Then I was told to add my Ktn. It would cost me $25 extra. Given the length of the cue I did pay. Congratulations! BUT I will NEVER fly frontier again. Plus the plane was very old. It had actual ashtrays and old looking tray backs. Worst travel experience ever. Im warning my friends and family not to use frontier ever.

It was delayed 9 hours for operational reasons, despite the plane arriving to the airport on time.

I am very disappointed with Frontier Airlines. They cancelled our flight because they couldn't find a crew member, and then didn't get us to our connecting flight. We had to cancel our whole vacation. We were promised flight and hotel vouchers, but they never sent them.

I fly Frontier because it’s affordable. I understand that the seats are tight and not the most comfortable…but that’s part of it. The problem with this flight was that there was a group of travelers directly behind me at the back of the plane who were ridiculously loud and obnoxious the entire flight. I’m pretty sure they were drunk and I could periodically smell an odd odor that I believe was one of them using a smokeless vape pen. The stewards had to remind them to keep quiet during the pre-flight instruction, but that was it. They never said another thing to them for the rest of the flight. It was a miserable.

Six hour delay. Poor customer service. No voucher. Bad communication. Missed important appointments.

I purchased a carry on bag online…was supposed to cost $72 but after a whole slew of bs charges, the total was over $175.00. Because of these hidden charges, I will not even consider flying Frontier ever again. It’s just not worth the hassle. I’m scratching this company off my list forever.

Flight delayed 3 times, resulting in late arrival, rental car place gave car away resulting in increased BS charges because I was late. Frontier blows.

It was impossible to change a carry-on for a checked bag after the initial selection. The flight was delayed 14 hours "to allow for a late arriving aircraft." The seats were shockingly uncomfortable. This was only the second time I've seen seats that didn't recline in an airline. The first was in an East Bloc airline before the fall if the Iron Curtain.

Was just ok with over selling I guess. A lot of people in a short space and when we finally arrive i20 minutes, waiting to get out from the plain because we were waiting authorization for out boarding? Something like that.

First time flying Frontier, I am not sure the Ala Carte menu of options is for me.

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9/10Tue
nonstopFrontier
2h 36mMDW-TPA
$24
11/6Wed
nonstopFrontier
2h 36mMDW-TPA
$29
8/10Sat
nonstopSpirit Airlines
2h 50mORD-TPA
$34
9/1Sun
nonstopSpirit Airlines
2h 47mORD-TPA
$35
11/2Sat
1 stopDelta
4h 58mORD-TPA
$98
10/8Tue
1 stopDelta
4h 39mMDW-TPA
$98
10/12Sat
nonstopAmerican Airlines
2h 44mORD-TPA
$120
7/29Mon
nonstopAmerican Airlines
2h 58mORD-TPA
$139
9/11Wed
2 stopsUnited Airlines
18h 01mORD-TPA
$194
9/6Fri
2 stopsUnited Airlines
13h 40mORD-TPA
$222

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Last minute flights from Chicago to Tampa

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Chicago to Tampa that are departing in the next 10 days.
7/16Tue
multi-stop
14h 02mORD-TPA
7/25Thu
nonstop
3h 04mTPA-ORD
$151
7/16Tue
multi-stopSpirit Airlines
25h 33mORD-TPA
7/23Tue
nonstopSpirit Airlines
3h 08mTPA-ORD
$161
7/16Tue
multi-stopSpirit Airlines
25h 33mORD-TPA
7/24Wed
nonstopSpirit Airlines
3h 04mTPA-ORD
$166
7/16Tue
nonstopSpirit Airlines
2h 46mORD-TPA
8/7Wed
multi-stopSpirit Airlines
7h 24mTPA-ORD
$168
7/16Tue
multi-stopSpirit Airlines
11h 10mORD-TPA
8/7Wed
multi-stopSpirit Airlines
7h 24mTPA-ORD
$171
7/15Mon
multi-stopFrontier
15h 40mMDW-TPA
7/18Thu
nonstopFrontier
2h 47mTPA-MDW
$205
7/15Mon
nonstopFrontier
2h 40mMDW-TPA
7/18Thu
nonstopFrontier
2h 47mTPA-MDW
$211
7/14Sun
multi-stopDelta
5h 08mMDW-TPA
7/21Sun
multi-stopDelta
5h 20mTPA-MDW
$538
7/11Thu
multi-stopDelta
6h 21mMDW-TPA
7/14Sun
multi-stopDelta
5h 20mTPA-MDW
$650
7/11Thu
multi-stopWestJet
24h 21mMDW-TPA
7/14Sun
multi-stopWestJet
19h 49mTPA-MDW
$2,088

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Flights to Tampa

Destination:

Tampa (TPA)United States

Return flight deals:

Tampa - Chicago

Cabin classes:

$645
$817
$412
$59

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Compare transportation modes for Chicago to Tampa

Average priceAverage duration
Flights$2642h 36m
Buses$69949h 10m