Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Cleveland to Tampa
Frontier, Southwest and Spirit Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Cleveland to Tampa. Confirm policies on booking site.
An average nonstop flight takes 2h 27m, covering a distance of 929 miles.
There are 24 (nonstop) flights between Cleveland and Tampa per week, averaging 3 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($54) and Frontier ($59), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines ($119) and Spirit Airlines ($121).
Spirit Airlines (2 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
From Cleveland to Tampa, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Tampa back to Cleveland , the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Cleveland you will be using Cleveland Hopkins Intl, often referred to as Cleveland Airport. You will be landing at Tampa, also known as Tampa Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew was great"
Pros: "The crew &entertainment"
Pros: "2 and 2 seats, all occupied, no distancing."
Cons: "Better seating, boarding from the tail to decrease contact"
Cons: "The attendants attitude."
Cons: "If my Chanel purse with my make up Chanel brand full bag with unopened experience makeup and purse was stolen"
Pros: "My bag was lost!!!"
Cons: "To have my bag delivered"
Cons: "On time"
Cons: "Departing on time...30 minutes late."
Pros: "Yes very pleasurable."
Cons: "There’s no headphones aboard for entertainment"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Check in"
Cons: "Missed connection"
Cons: "They charge for coffee."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable American airlines is the worst"
Cons: "Supposed to leave saturday, but didnt cause the lady at airlines said i need a visa when i did not need a visa.now its tuesday in austrailia and im stuck in airport because quantos doest know where my bags are. This trip is turning or turned into a total disaster!"
Cons: "We were rerouted by JustFly prior to our trip. Instead of Venice - Philadelphia-Tampa at noon, we were moved to Venice - London - Chicago - Tampa. Flight from London - Chicago was delayed 6 hours. Of course missed connection in Chicago. Spent night in Chicago and arrived home 48 hours after leaving for Venice airport."
Cons: "Over 90 minutes delay on arrival time on a less than 2 hours flight"
Cons: "Now pay significant more for carry on bags for another mediocre airline where it is not significantly cheaper."
Cons: "Outdated airplanes"
Pros: "Like my AA rides > 90% of the time. The usual prob is sketchy gogo service."
Cons: "Nogo gogo"
Pros: "Not turbulence"
Cons: "2.5 hour delay."
Pros: "Trip non stop"
Cons: "AA has moved seats closer. Had difficulty putting a carry on bag under the seat. Seatbelts short."
Pros: "Timing of flight routes"
Cons: "Sat on a pillow"
Pros: "Speedy boarding, friendly crew."
Cons: "Seats are definitely cramped."
Cons: "Landing was a little rough"
Cons: "I was forced to check my carry on luggage. There was no problems on the way up to DC, just on the way back."
Cons: "Last to board with a young child."
Cons: "2.5 hour delay going, 3.5 hour delay returning. All because their paperwork had not been submitted on time. Terrible organization."
Pros: "Flight was smooth and ontime"
Cons: "Flight was extremely expensive."
Pros: "Short trips so no entertainment is offered so it's n/a"
Pros: "Leg room"
Pros: "It was a very short flight so not too much to go wrong."
Cons: "I had a carry on and a laptop case that fit under the seat. The laptop case has wheels and a handle. The gate agent said I need to check one bag, even though I could show that the laptop case was within the specs for fitting under the seat. When I tried to argue with her, she said, "One of your bags is going to be checked--which one is it going to be?" Bad attitude."
Pros: "Relatively uncorwdedcat that time so I got row to myself. Good amount of legroom"
Cons: "Carry on limitations"
Pros: "The crew, and the plane, confy. Was a good flight in general."
Pros: "With American Airlines in general there is no such thing as customer service anymore .Staff at desk at the airport are rude .Could learn a few things from your Australian counterparts at Qantas airlines"
Cons: "No respect for customers anymore"
Cons: "I selected an aisle seat because I have very bad anxiety and when I got there to print off my ticket I was assigned a middle seat. It was very uncomfortable"
Pros: "Somewhat disappointing on the snack options..."
Pros: "Good flight! Smooth landing!"
Pros: "Good assortment of movies"
Pros: "how fast we boarded the plane."
Cons: "The crying babies"
Pros: "The crew was great and really helped calm my nerves about flying."
Cons: "The seats were old and uncomfortable."
Pros: "All went very smoothly"
Pros: "excellent services from employes"
Pros: "Smooth trip"
Cons: "Delay delay delay on the flights"
Cons: "The delay. My flight was suppossed to depart at 7:25pm and left at 9:30"
Pros: "There was a bit more room in the seat and more comfortable. The crew was helpful."
Cons: "The isles are far too narrow. Didn't at all care for the snack options."
Cons: "Cramped seating and I'm not an overly large man."
Cons: "There was no social distance on the plane. Every seat around me full. Not good."
Cons: "Fly lost, since first fly was delayed 2:36 min."
Cons: "Sometimes I wonder if it worth buying a seat. Always packed in full row with other seats empty."
Pros: "Crew member Mike had a really good personality and kept it fun!"
Cons: "Update the desk agent on arrivals, we had a delayed flight due to weather. When asked if she knew a possible eta she deferred to responding “I am waiting for the plane”"
Cons: "Free water"
Cons: "The trip was amazing. Our flight attendant Sonia was wonderful!"
Pros: "It was a great flight. One of the crew members was extremely funny and made the flight! Everything was on schedule!"
Cons: "Everything was as good as it could get!"
Cons: "do not charge for small bags, or if you charge, charge every one, not only some people"
Cons: "We waiting 2hours... delay Something to fixing on plane! I miss good business in Tampa because of that"
Pros: "The price."
Cons: "Before boardong the Frontier gate rep kept barking on the mic to clear the gate if you wete not group 1. Group 2, etc. She was sharp and had aytitude in her voice. There are better ways to get people to do something than to keep barking at them. A passenger had her cell ph on speaker and was very loud, before take off and immediately at touch down."
Pros: "Left on time, arrived on time"
Cons: "Even though we checked in and had our boarding passes, we had to wait an hour for Frontier’s bag drop. Fortunately there wa s a minimal wait at the security checkpoint, so we still made our flight... barely."
Pros: "The price was good, ever after they extra fees."
Cons: "you get nothing for free!"
Pros: "Great landing"
Pros: "Absolutely horrible"
Cons: "Frontier is a horrible airline."
Pros: "Original cost of flight"
Cons: "Day before flight, called and only that way did I find out the extra cost of carry on, cost of check in luggage, extra charge for over 50 pounds, extra charge to sit next to my wife. On way home, line to check in was huge, nearly missed flight cause they moved people going to Phoenix ahead of us, neglecting everyone who was waiting for other flights. Overall very frustrating!"
Pros: "NOTHING. Kayak never sent me a confirmation email so I panicked and bought a ticket at the last minute only to find out when I checked in that I was doublebooked. I expect an immediate refund of $299.11 for the second ticket"
Cons: "nothing. I"
Cons: "No food or entertainment, rest terrific"
Cons: "baggage issue paid for personal item frontier web site confusion"
Cons: "It took 1 hour to get the bags to baggage claim. The info board didn't update our flight and after a half hour it was scratched. No Fromtier rep came to explain the problem. All frontier phone lines would disconnect at ten rings or sent to Muzak hold. No phones were answered. The crowd was calm yet two police officers were dispatched to the area. Your public service sucks. By the way I threw the frontier miles promo away and so did two other people."
Pros: "Good order on boarding very proficient"
Cons: "Seat back construction-really cheep, no tilt back on the seat back soo why do they announce that seats should be in upright position"
Pros: "Great value, on-time arrival"
Cons: "Boarded groups 3&4 together....why have a group four? Looked like 2/3 of the flight tried to board at once."
Cons: "had to wait to for ticket they had late flights had many people pushing us back in line 45 min then ours was late 1 hour when they said on time"
Pros: "On time, nice flight, plane "mascots", clean planes"
Cons: "Extra fess for: assigning a seat - any seat, food on board, any bags I would prefer to have the "bundles" offered when booking flight that include one or more of these options. For example: one bag, seat assignment, and a drink & snack for a flat fee when booking."
Pros: "Nice staff."
Cons: "Delay later than delay. Then another delay on tarmac."
Pros: "New planes"
Cons: "Delays which affected my scheduled appointments. Other passengers seemed to expect the delays when flying Frontier."
Cons: "Delay, comfort"
Cons: "Why can't frontier participate in TSA pre check. I prefer to fly other carriers that do. How does being a budget airline bare on this service?"
Cons: "Seating is uncomfortable!!!!"
Pros: "Everything went off without a hitch"
Pros: "I like the price and the fact that we flew direct"
Cons: "delayed half hour no free drinks cramped seat"
Pros: "The crew is courteous but still not overly understanding of someone waiting in the airport for a flight for 8 hours without any explanation for the delay."
Cons: "My flight was supposed to land in Tampa at 8:20pm and didn't land until 2:30am the next morning. This was a delay and a wait all with a 7 month old child. no explanation as to why the plane was delayed almost 8 hours and they still try to get you to pay for food when on the plane? Absolutely ridiculous. Even though the plane ticket is initially cheaper, by the time you pay $40 per checked bag, "pay" for the hours of delay or cancellation and reschedule, stress that accompanies your feelings when flying frontier knowing how unreliable they are, it's not worth it. I would rather pay $150 more and know I'll arrive on time with little or no hassle. I won't be flying with them again if I can avoid it."
Pros: "Assigned seating"
Cons: "Nickle and dime you too much."
Pros: "Friendly passengers around me"
Cons: "Long delay, no meals available, no water offered, nothing to read"
Pros: "They share food no baby asked me, even to buy."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "It was a long delay with the baggage claim."
Cons: "You could not adjust the seat backs, stuck in the upright and locked position for 4 hours. Tight leg room. Would not do it again."
Cons: "When Kayak exported our data to Frontier it was done incorrectly (Kayak merged our first names and middle initial to form one name). This required I call Frontier (and was on the phone for at least 20 minutes), to correct the error, or it would require a large fee to change our names on-line. This was a great inconvenience."
Pros: "The plane was clean & on time. The pilots were very informative. The stewards were polite, helpful & had a sense of humor."
Cons: "Having to pay for a seat, soft drinks & a carry on!!!!!"
Pros: "Everyone was so nice and the plane was small but not too small! I was a first time flier and it was a great experience!!"
Cons: "Maybe have some type of entertainment it was only an 2 hour flight for me but got a little boring. And kinda bummed I had to pay for carry-on (getting it checked was cheaper) but hey it is what it is, still enjoyed my flight."
Pros: "Everything else besides next box below."
Cons: "Your website was not working or not understandable by your customer at online check in time. When I hit check in, the icon for same turned from green to blue and then stalled. Repeatedly, Customer stuck, but was trying to get set up in plenty of time before flight. The very nice people trying to help said, we cannot check you in. Did the button turn from green to blue, YES, then try again later. Really? No hurry, airline is customer service oriented, cough. Then called, 3 more almost impossible attempts to speak to a human. Tsk, Time waining, no pressure. Actually lots, Got to airport, tried to check in for boarding pass and inserted credit card after entering data. Nothing again, Oh, line at baggage claim filling up, but wait I'm way early, but still being stressed, next card works while both were good everywhere else. Thanks for asking for my opinion mechanism that does nothing or the process would have been easier form the start. oh and the one free carry on I paid $30 for cause rushed at the gate, have one on me! You have my permission to use this survey info to any paper will that will publish and help you. Ugh, thanks for stressing me mid vacation before I have to deal with you for trip home! Ugh, UGH, UGH! Thanks to the machine that processes my fact filled response!"
Pros: "The option of a direct flight"
Cons: "The seats are the tightest most uncomfortable that I've ever been in and would be a deterrent to flying frontier again."
Pros: "Crew was polite and professional. The flight was on time or early and take off and landing were uneventful."
Cons: "Seats were very hard and narrow. I got a stiff neck from having to lean sideways due to a broad shouldered man next to me. The baggage charge was pretty steep. All the additional charges add up to what a regular priced flight with comfortable seats and beverage service would be."
Cons: "I wish that Frontier flew out of CAK, instead of Cleveland."
Cons: "Navigating the web site is nuts. Pre paying for baggage is hard to do"
Pros: "Rigid, modestly padded seatbacks (think DC-3) do not recline at all. Found it difficult to doze."
Pros: "Cheap tickets great staff and comfortable flight"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "The prices for snacks and drinks were ridiculous. Can't believe they don't give free sodas."
Pros: "We got to Florida really early."
Cons: "I'm tall so there was not a lot of leg room. We checked in at home and it didn't work so we had to pay again when we got our tickets."
Pros: "Friendly and efficient staff at check-in and crew on the plane."
Cons: "Unable to rate food or entertainment but a free glass of water was offered, accepted and enjoyed."
Pros: "Yes it was a good trip"
Cons: "The honesty"
Pros: "The setas are nothing comfortable"
Cons: "Nothing on this flight. Perfect"
Pros: "Easy process"
Pros: "We got in 30 mins early!!"
Pros: "Great takeoff and landing Ahead of schedule"
Cons: "No beverage or snack"
Pros: "I like that we eventually arrived at our destination."
Cons: "Gate 17 at IAH smells of what I assume can only be urine. The carpet is sticky and filthy. The gate organization is chaotic and frustrating. Low cost should not equate to what is being offered at Spirit. No pride seen by employees. Book with someone else."
Pros: "Sitting a small seat"
Cons: "5hour delay and ,50dollats for a bag is robbery"
Cons: "Free food."
Pros: "Newer plane"
Cons: "No Wi-Fi available free or for purchase Very tight seating, ntm they don't recline at all Lots of hidden baggage charges Ticketing agents need more through training on computers"
Pros: "Just the necessities and the price."
Cons: "The plan was kind of dirty and the employees were hard to understand."
Pros: "Staff very pleasant. Like the new Airbus A320"
Cons: "$7 for a can of Budweiser?"
Pros: "Everything worked flawlessly. No problems. Nice people."
Pros: "The 2 airplanes Spirit used for our flights were better than the Frontier Airline alternative. The planes were "fairly" new with slightly softer seats than the Frontier plane seats. The flights were both on time, in fact, slightly earlier than the arrival times. Hated the extra charges for luggage and on-board drinks. Frank Jiannetti, St. Petersburg, Florida."
Pros: "Got a free upgrade to first seat. Super comfy!"
Pros: "The cheap price"
Cons: "Didn't like the fact there were absolutely no snacks"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Like taking the bus. Confusing website"
Pros: "all enjoyable"
Pros: "1. Reached destination safely, and plane seemed in good mechanical shape. 2. Personnel good overall (but some only doing a job - not invested in the business of transporting people)."
Cons: "1. Too high prices for luggage. 2. Too tightly packed (a city bus is more comfortable). 3. Boarding and unboarding could be much more efficient (i.e. board from back rows forward)."
Cons: "Paying $55 for carry on baggage which is outrageous!"
Cons: "4.5 hour delay with no explanation, boarding staff were disorganized, sloppy. They boarded flight without scanning boarding passes. Once we were boarded they discovered that three people had boarded with a different destination. It was horrible. When you make people wait over 4 hours you shouldn't also charge them for water."
Cons: "They are a nightmare. My first and last time. Got to my destination at 1 am instead of 8pm"
Pros: "Cheap fare. Flight was on time. Attendants were helpful and friendly. Smooth flight."
Cons: "Website was not the easiest to navigate. I wasn't impressed that carryon luggage was not free but all in all wasn't bad considering the price."
Pros: "This was an excellent price to pay for a visit to my sister and brother in law who recently relocated in Tmpa Fla. My son lives in Cleveland so the Spirit flight was a perfect fit for making it possible to visit two close family members for a low low price. The fact that Spirit flies non- stop form Cleveland to Tampa is an added bonus. The luggage restrictions are fair for these prices. People complain about the space between seats but it sure beats 24 hours in a car seat!! I like the fact that the seats don't recline. This gives everyone a fair share of space."
Cons: "The flight to Cleveland was okay.. The flight back to Tampa was a nightmare.. Not only was there a delay.. Which I know is not their fault but they boarded the plane, it's what happened after that made me upset.. They had everyone get off the plane back to the terminal ..leave their belongings and electronics to get searched by k9s.. As you can imagine that was a long wait! Then it was a longer wait because the plane needed to get defrosted .. They could have done that while searching the plane.. No complimentary drinks were offered not even water. There was an elderly woman saying how parched she was.. Their response was we can give out water. I will no longer be traveling Spirit.."
Pros: "Crew and employees at gate were wonderful!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Pros: "Low cost travel."
Cons: "We got non-reclining seats at the back row of a full flight. Somewhat restrictive but we arrived at the same time as everyone else."
Cons: "Luggage weigh cost delayed flights both ways"
Cons: "Most annoying woman announcer at the gate"
Cons: "2 hour delay, uncomfortable plane"
Cons: "It was delayed five times and then cancelled. There was no flight to Tampa."
Pros: "I liked that the flight took place this time as opposed to last time where it was cancelled with warning of only an email."
Cons: "I didn't like that I arrived an hour and 15 minutes late, that the seats were average at best and the flight was rough. Felt like driving across country in a box truck."
Pros: "Quick Direct Flight"
Cons: "All the hidden fees i had to pay, including a fee for YOUR SEAT on the plane. I figured buying the ticket meant purchasing a seat for a flight ... but i guess next time i will just choose to STAND."
Pros: "the price, the fligh were excellent, the workers were polite attentive, the plan wasclean. i would fly spirit again and have told friends about bare fare. i like the fact the you expline bare fare completely on your web site so that you dont have to go into it blindly. once we checked your site and understood your explinations my family and i were prepared. thank you for bare fare."
Cons: "our departure was delayed and we were not informed of what was going on,and there was a little trash in the pocket of set in front of me."
Pros: "pilot made such soft landing barely noticeable."
Cons: "I got what I paid for.no wining here."
Cons: "No food , no entertainment,no room to seat- misleading ticket price"
Pros: "Nothing on this flight was even remotely to what I would call satisfactory. Nor redeeming."
Cons: "This time of year was spent more so in airports waiting for delays and dealing with bad weather and LACK of contingency plans to get THIS flight replaced since this worthless cheap company didn't offer a replacement within 24 hours of this CANCELLED flight. The problem with an airline is not about the price it's about dealing with customers who are STRANDED during the holidays. I had an international flight on the 31st to get back abroad where I study. It was upsetting the lack of service to get my flight rescheduled, it was highly unprofessional how they didn't have a rational solution to get back on the 29th of december. I wish this site, would take over and help us rebook our flight. The problem with our service from Spirit was they would reimburse both flights, but then I would have to go to an airport would be taking a risk to not get a flight when driving 1-5 hours to airports around throwing away valuable time. They said they would give a $50 voucher for a reduction in another flight, but this is NOT at all enough to compensate for the stress I (and my family) were put through. This is the worst experience with an airline I have ever had used. I would not EVER recommend this to anyone flying."
Cons: "I paid for fire exit seats so we had a little more led room and didn't get them. very disappointed I am going to speak to someone about a refund on the seats"
Pros: "The price was attractive. Too bad it was fruitless."
Cons: "Upon arriving at the airport, I was informed that my flight was canceled. They robotically said that the next flight isn't until over a week later (well after my scheduled vacation ends), and offered a refund as the only thing they could do. Frankly, a refund is literally the least they could do; there was no effort put into finding an alternate flight or offering other means of compensation for the inconvenience. Had I been in charge of this, I probably would have offered at least a voucher for a discounted future flight, so as to promote further patronage. When I asked why it had been canceled, they said some ambiguous nonsense about security in Fort Myers. When I then called Spirit Airlines, they said it was due to weather. Furthermore, the agent on the phone was equally unhelpful and uncaring as those in person. She explained that because I accepted the refund, there's nothing else they can offer. I tried to explain that those at the counter gave me a refund because it was the only option. In short, this was my first experience with Spirit, and I got the distinct impression that they had no interest in customer satisfaction whatsoever; they are solely in it for the monetary exchange. Once that transaction is complete, they want to be rid of you."
Cons: "Baggage claim took 50 minutes 40lb weight limit on bags After you buy tickets they add every fee imaginable Have to pay to pick a seat Fly southwest if at all possible They don't tell you until after you purchase the tickets that it doesn't include luggage or choosing a seat."
Cons: "Just really unorganized. I don't complain much but honestly I would rather spend a couple $100 more to fly a different airline. They get you from point a to point b just expect a lot of delays. Don't fly this airline if you want to be on time for anything. Seats are really uncomfortable."
Cons: "if the plane had not been an hour late, this Spirit flight would have rated "OKAY". first time with them, and they lived up to their "a la carte" rep. i am sure i am not the first person to joke about this, but i was shocked that i didn't have to slip a fiver into a slot in order to use the toilet. with all the add-ons, there is absolutely no benefit price-wise to flying with them. if you are carrying one small item, traveling alone, not in a hurry, i bet you'd love 'em. but any normal adult would feel cramped/gouged/abused. what a weird business model - folksy/hip/sarcastic ad copy that jokes about the lousy treatment you can expect to receive. such is the new economy."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Cons: "Paying for a seat No music"
Airlines flying from Cleveland to Tampa 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 Cleveland to Tampa
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Cleveland to Tampa
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Cleveland to Tampa
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Cleveland to Tampa
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