Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fort Lauderdale
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An average nonstop flight takes 2h 59m, covering a distance of 1184 miles.
There are 488 (nonstop) flights between Chicago O'Hare Airport and Fort Lauderdale per week, averaging 69 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($28) and JetBlue ($58), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($58) and Multiple Airlines ($68).
United Airlines (13 times daily), Air Canada (11 times daily), Air New Zealand (11 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
For Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fort Lauderdale, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Fort Lauderdale back to Chicago O'Hare Airport, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "The delay was almost unbearable"
Cons: "Im happy"
Cons: "Was 2hrs behind schedule"
Cons: "This flight was very delayed"
Cons: "Everything, 5 hours delay"
Cons: "Everything, for example being on time"
Pros: "Los asientos amplios"
Cons: "The snack bar, Couoh he better"
Cons: "At the airport we are still waiting for our luggage almost an hour"
Pros: "Nice pilot -Jim."
Cons: "Multiple delays & gate changes"
Pros: "Everything was amazing...."
Pros: "Service was awesome, 100% recommended"
Pros: "The crew was good, and they tried to make up for the delay with a gift certificate"
Cons: "More than three hours of delay because there was no crew assigned to that flight"
Cons: "Everything could have been better. Flight delayed 3 hours due to JetBlue schedule mismanagement. No consideration for elderly when we had to change gates across airport. Poor communication on flight updates. And then as a perk to make up for delays, tried to sell us a credit card. Just Awful."
Cons: "No WiFi. Old plane"
Cons: "The food can be better."
Pros: "Ability to channel surf"
Cons: "More food oprions"
Cons: "Dar hospedaje a los pasajeros que perdimos el vuelo por culpa de JetBlue"
Cons: "Not enough overhead storage and chaos on arrival as people scrambled to retrieve bags"
Cons: "Boarding was by groups but ended up being 2 different lines of people merging into one. I felt as though boarding should be smoother/more organized."
Pros: "Loved the roomy seats"
Cons: "Sound system was low quality. Hard to here the movie."
Pros: "Good room quick and efficient here on time"
Pros: "Clean plane"
Cons: "Took 3+ hours to get in the plane"
Pros: "Pilot’s smooth take off and landing."
Cons: "The weather haha."
Cons: "Late departure"
Pros: "Service was excellent, everything on time. Great price and even better value."
Pros: "More leg room Affordable prices Snacks dunkin donut coffee Pleasant flight attendant Punctuality"
Pros: "How easy it was to board"
Cons: "When I asked if there was any chance I could sit with my family they were nice enough to change are setting. Just a thought if the setting is random when you check in for your flight somewhere the computer should at least work with putting the last names together just a thought."
Pros: "Swift boarding procesx"
Pros: "Easy boarding, friendly staff, nice choice of snacks and beverages. The JetBlue app is very useful."
Cons: "My in flight entertainment never worked. All I had available to look at was the JetBlue commercial channel showing me all of the entertainment I wasn’t able to watch. Not even the live view map worked. One of the attendants said something about resetting the system but I didn’t notice a change. I said something to one of the attendants a little later and she tried doing a reset again, but still no success. I could see other screens working fine and people were watching various programs while I just stared at a static map of the continental United States. Oh well, at least I was able to stream Netflix because of the free inflight WiFi."
Pros: "you had gluten free choices"
Cons: "need expanded gluten free menu"
Pros: "Seats were pretty comfortable with decent legroom."
Cons: "Plane was freezing cold, but a blanket had to be purchased."
Pros: "The effort to stay on track so far so good"
Cons: "1brand new suitcase was completely damaged"
Cons: "Limited movie options."
Pros: "Our flight attendant Jeramy was FABULOUS!!"
Pros: "Business clas was excellent and service very good."
Cons: "The have problems with the movies"
Pros: "Having an A320 on a 2 hour nonstop"
Cons: "Bag fee"
Cons: "Security line was very long"
Pros: "Amazing staff at the ticketing counter. Very pleasant and patient."
Cons: "Turbulence was terrible, understand that is not JetBlue issue - wanted to note."
Cons: "Heavy delay without accommodated hotel and food"
Pros: "Service was great, smooth landing. Great songs and communication by pilot and captain"
Pros: "Everything, trip was great"
Pros: "No delay"
Cons: "There are nothing I do not like."
Pros: "Free novies"
Cons: "Food service and better social distancing"
Pros: "super uncortable. everytime AA is shrinking their seats. wifi wasnt working and u have to pay"
Pros: "The pilots did a great job through turbulent air"
Cons: "I wish the seat reclined further back"
Cons: "Baggage delivery was slow and then split between 2 different terminals"
Cons: "The experience was excellent."
Pros: "Seat room is limited, especially when you are in the middle seat."
Cons: "Seat space"
Pros: "Great price!"
Cons: "More food."
Pros: "The place to charge the phone is easily accessible on the back of the seat in front (as opposed to underneath)."
Cons: "Did not like that I had to check my bag at the gate"
Cons: "Had to clean my seat before seating."
Cons: "The legroom is not sufficient for taller people"
Pros: "On time. Fast boarding. Comfortable seating."
Cons: "More room I pay for main cabin It feels it was just the regular"
Cons: "Unable to play entertainment on my compatible device."
Cons: "The terrible communication for delays and boarding."
Cons: "Feeling of being cramped"
Pros: "Easy in easy out"
Cons: "Lack of entertainment"
Pros: "All was good"
Cons: "Nothing to complain about."
Cons: "Delayed multiple times"
Cons: "Extraordinarily rude staff, no information, mess with gates, staff not willing to help. Really rude and awful-worst experience ever!"
Pros: "Great crew!"
Cons: "Flight was too crowded!"
Cons: "I will never, ever book with Kayak again"
Pros: "Busy but kind stewardesses"
Cons: "Please offer another snack option besides carboard flavored pretzels."
Cons: "Pushy crowd.."
Cons: "I tried to change my seat to an available window seat several times after online check in opened using the app and consistently received error messages so ended up stuck in a middle seat."
Cons: "Kept the lights on for too long serving dinner. Forgot to serve the middle section beverages during breakfast."
Cons: "Incredibly uncomfortable. I even paid extra for more room. Meals were a joke"
Cons: "It was not clear that I needed a different 6 letter code to checkin using the AA website. I finally got frustrated and called AA only to find out the code was different. The codes should have been the same or you should have referenced it on the website when I tried to check in"
Pros: "Great service"
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: "The crew was excellent. Stewardess was cheerful and helpful. The flight while full was not crowded."
Cons: "Plane was late. Mechanical issue at the gate after boarding. Seating room pretty tight. Three gate chanes at O'Hare."
Pros: "Amazing entertainment selection, comfortable."
Pros: "Almost empty in economy"
Cons: "I liked everything"
Cons: "For our delay with no information"
Pros: "Food was surprisingly good. Smooth ride could have been just good weather, but it was nice. We got in early!!!"
Cons: "Legroom was ok for me because I'm short. Others may have needed more."
Pros: "The airplale MD 80 are old"
Pros: "Excellent service. Loved the tv screens with the remote. Exclennt flignt"
Cons: "They were late because of bad scheduling and the gate agent was rude"
Cons: "I loved everything"
Pros: "was a pain checking extra baggage. No one seemed to know what to do.. Apart from that AA was good."
Cons: "Indian vegetarian rice uncooked vegetables cold inedible when asked about different food no protein no vegetables Please have better food more options for vegetarian"
Pros: "Extra blanket and pillow. Empty seat to sleep in. Fairly clean interior for the most part."
Cons: "Three gate changes and 45 minute delay. Same happened two years ago"
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: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "3 hour delay"
Cons: "Could not read paper when passenger in front reclined seat. No space between rows."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "Getting a meal and drink"
Cons: "The person next to me he needed to see it’s not one he was so big"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and patient"
Cons: "The seats aren't very comfortable, but it was a short flight"
Pros: "Flew First Class from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale. The food was a banana and the seat in front of me was broken and when it went back, it was in my lap. No one seemed to care.."
Pros: "Fast & efficient"
Cons: "Not much"
Pros: "Friendly efficient staff with good service and comfortable jet."
Cons: "Armrests didn't go up in our row only, would have been nice to know. Waffle snacks taste good but are very crumbly and make a mess, there were other options for $$. Stating "free wifi" is misleading as you have to pay for internet access."
Cons: "I am enrolled in MileagePlus United Card member which has one check in bag free for the first time. Still I was charged me $50 extra for my check in bag. They should have told me prior at the time of check in but they stopped me at the gate. I am not at all happy with what has happened."
Pros: "The crew was so sweet and helpful. They were nice and very helpful to passengers and to one another. One of my most enjoyable fights. On time and arrived early"
Cons: "Turbulence was insane"
Cons: "My seat was given away and had to rebook on another flight and another airline"
Cons: "The $25 each way for piece of luggage"
Cons: "crying babies & no food"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "Nothing was bad, completely average. Nothing impressive either."
Pros: "The personal tv"
Cons: "Having to pay an extra fee just to watch whatever I wanted"
Pros: "Late boarding, other then that ok."
Pros: "That I arrived to Memphis on time!"
Cons: "That the air isn't on until its time to board, instead of being a lil before its time to board."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Long waiting to take off other than that good"
Cons: "Very long delay"
Pros: "i liked the fact that it was a short trip so i could make my way home from there."
Pros: "On time!!!!"
Cons: "Only water served"
Cons: "The delays"
Cons: "Same as first leg of the trip"
Pros: "coffee was good"
Cons: "Only got to serve it once due to turbulence"
Pros: "I made it to my destination and was offered a beverage"
Cons: "Everything else. No one greeted me. No TVs. Luggage was ruined. Ppl were rude"
Pros: "Was given a couple of blankets that I asked for. Everyone was very professional. Very accommodating."
Cons: "no outlets, no tv, no wifi"
Pros: "Early boarding for passengers with children under age of 2 was super helpful for me as I was traveling by myself with baby for the first time!"
Cons: "Wifi did not work. Limited food & beverage choices."
Cons: "Cat meowing loudly in seat in front of us"
Pros: "I made it alive"
Pros: "Early arrival"
Cons: "No free snacks"
Pros: "Fast and easy yo use"
Cons: "Poor seat selection options."
Pros: "On-time flights"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Same as the first one"
Cons: "Weather delay but then sat at the gate for nearly an hour waiting for "fuel". Give me a break! No update as to why we were waiting, just said we would leave in 15 min an hour before we left."
Cons: "Didn't make it"
Cons: "Paid for first class, didn't get offered dinner"
Pros: "Free movies and wifi"
Cons: "Plane was not cleaned properly. And it was restroom smell all over the mane during the boarding"
Pros: "My stuartist was wonderful."
Cons: "people packed like sardines...6 across...really?"
Pros: "Delays handled with curtesy and information."
Cons: "So so"
Pros: "Good seats, staff was very welcoming and courteous."
Cons: "Complimentary snacks."
Cons: "Seriously There was zero social distancing. Ridiculous"
Pros: "Awful experience .."
Cons: "More comfortable sits. Horribly lounging."
Pros: "HORRIBLE lending.."
Cons: "The flight got delayed and I kept telling them I wasn’t going to make it to my connection. After waiting two hours and making us get off the plane, the told me as we boarded that I wasn’t going to make it to my connecting flight. Instead of immediately helping, I had to wait in line for more than an hour while a lot of planes I could’ve been in were leaving. Finally they switched me to another airline, leaving at the time I was supposed to arrive to Dominican Republic, at noon, and missing a beach day. Worse of all, they could not even spare a $5 allowance for breakfast."
Pros: "The isle seat, the price, tsa"
Cons: "Had a great trip."
Pros: "No problems"
Cons: "seat, confort, dint recline, not tv or movies, no snacks"
Pros: "Flight cancelled"
Cons: "Flight cancelled"
Pros: "We were kept informed frequently during the delay"
Cons: "a 2 hour delay, but we know those things sometimes happen."
Cons: "Zero seat cushion"
Pros: "Staff is always friendly."
Cons: "Comfort on seats was terrible. 3 hours flight and on first hour and a half I wished plane arrives faster to get rid of that seat."
Pros: "The fare made it affordable to travel. The Spirit website had great explanations!"
Cons: "The fare is great and the explanations of how it all works on the website is great, but difficult to get all you need in a bag of the required size."
Cons: "Nothing spirit is pure garbage"
Pros: "Good service by the attendants."
Cons: "There was a 3 hr wait on the tarmac turning a 3 hour trip to a 6 hour one due to head counts tying to fill as many seats as possible and then weather all while in a crowded plane with small seating space and expensive baggage fees."
Pros: "Paid the extra for 2 front seats, 1D and 1F. Seats do not recline at all!!!!!! For the price should recline. Want a refund for extra costs."
Cons: "Does not recline on 2 front seats after paying extra. What a rip off."
Cons: "person at check in was awful, but manage was GREAT!"
Pros: "Clean. On time & courteous."
Cons: "Plane was downgraded at the last minute without notice causing an indecent number of people to not be able to travel. I had to pay 400$ to book another flight in order to get home due to the fact that I have to work the next day. NEVER FLY SPIRIT!!!"
Cons: "Staff was not friendly or helpful."
Pros: "The crew was really nice and everything went very smoothly"
Cons: "I'm 5'10 and my husband is 6'3" and our knees got bonked up because there was not adequate leg room. Also the seats are vinyl and not well-padded and do not breathe, making it a very hot and uncomfortable seat. But you get what ypu pay for, right?"
Cons: "The babies, nothing Spirit can do about that."
Pros: "Being on time."
Cons: "The seats were small & tight other than the seats being uncomfortable the flight was smooth."
Cons: "they were rude not accommodating whatsoever and didn't let us board because we didn't get there until 40 minutes till take off, had to buy new tickets with american"
Pros: "Both flights arrived early. Boarding process was very smooth. If you're traveling with no luggage, this is a great airline."
Pros: "The crew was awesome- very friendly and efficient and hard working."
Cons: "It's only worth paying less if you are flying alone and therefore don't have to pay extra to pick your seats. And also if you are not taking any luggage. like ANY. Otherwise you may as well spend a little extra on your ticket to be able to have a free carry on and a MUCH more comfortable seat."
Pros: "Flight was mediocre Staff was friendly"
Cons: "Additional fees for seat and carry on bag"
Cons: "Got bumped from flight because it was oversold. Personnel helped find flight on a different airline the next day. But that was not a direct flight and it was a major inconvenience to arrive a day later than planned."
Cons: "Not being able to pick a better seat with no charge Not being able to bring my carry on with no charge Never flying spirit again. I'd rather fly Americancor united!"
Pros: "The flight was smooth and the crew was helpful. They went around taking trash more then once so I felt no rush to finish my drink // food in order to throw it away. The pilot was very informative."
Cons: "Before boarding the kiosk attendants were extremely rude with the check in process and answered my questions with what seemed to be a scripted response. Once I boarded, the seats were so tight my seat buddies were practically sitting on top of me and I'm a petit woman. I know this isn't something the company can control but it definitely made the flight experience a horrible one. If I could suggest just some more cushion that would be better since the seats were also super uncomfortable on top of that. The baggage fees are just ridiculous, nice scam though."
Cons: "I have to pay extra $200 for two carry on luggages that were OK in size for any other airline. Spirit allowed for free only what fits under the seat. Everything else have a steep price. Look for another airline e. Worst service ever. Waiting for carry on luggage at airports and paying exorbitant prices defeats all purposes to travel with this airline."
Cons: "Due to circumstances out of our control, we were late to our flight. Spirit was unwilling to work with us and we had to purchase one way tickets on American Airlines instead. Horrible service."
Pros: "Staff was ok"
Cons: "7 hour delay. No compensations"
Cons: "Charge separately for everything."
Pros: "There was nothing enjoyable about this flight."
Cons: "I was so thirsty the entire flight. Not even water for guests."
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Multiple delays, excessive baggage fees"
Pros: "They cancelled my flight and offered no arrangements to get me to my destination"
Cons: "Not happy about paying $55 for one carry-on or no free soft drinks/water on a 2+ hour flight. That's ridiculous. I know Spirit claims that they charge less by not including the cost of goods and services other airlines provide, but I doubt they would have to raise rates to give passengers a bottle of water or allow them to have a carry-on bag without charge. This is price gouging at its worst."
Pros: "The worst experience ever They overbooked our flight and we never got to the plane"
Cons: "It was about 20 people over book"
Cons: "Flight was delayed upon 2 emails and at the gate. went for breakfast. At Our return with more than 30 min to spare the flight had pussed out and had left on regular scheduled time. There were about 30 passengers stranded and scrambling to find flights with no help from spirit or its customer service people. May I add that the delay was still showing the 54 min delay time at the gate after The plane had left! (Insanity) This is after waiting in a baggage line for Over an hour just to be able to check a bag witch we had to pay for. There are plenty of airline I would fly before ever choosing spirit experience was terrible people were unhelpful and rude!"
Pros: "I liked non stop flight"
Cons: "I didn't like: - long lines to check out baggage - paying for baggage - baggage got lost"
Cons: "Plane was over 4 hours late. A flight to the same destination left 2 hours after ours was scheduled to and it was on time. Many customers lost out on their connecting flight or cruise. On the way home flight was over booked and some people had to get bumped off. Once we got to Chicago we waited on the runway for 20-30 minutes and then for our bags for over 45 minutes. Never again."
Pros: "Flight arrived quickly"
Cons: "Was going to order food and a drink but the stewdass dudnt even look my way even though im literrally holding my debit card above my head!!"
Pros: "Staff was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Flight was late, boarding info was not updated at terminals."
Pros: "It was efficient and they did every thing to make sure we were on time!"
Cons: "So uncomfortable"
Cons: "Boarding seemed disorganized. Checking bags was unbelievablely confusing...get clear signage and be friendly enough to actually help customers. Crew was uninterested in passengers. You end up saving nothing by flying Spirit Airlines!"
Cons: "I will never again fly with Spirit Airlines. Worst customer service and no one can do their job. My bags made it on the plane and not me. So I was stuck in Chicago for 2 days with without my luggage.... no clothes. I was extremely upset and frustrated and the Airlines didn't seem to care, giving me the complete run around."
Airlines flying from Chicago O'Hare Airport 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 Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fort Lauderdale
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fort Lauderdale
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fort Lauderdale
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fort Lauderdale
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Fort Lauderdale