Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale
Delta, Spirit Airlines and Air France have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Fort Lauderdale. Confirm policies on booking site.
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An average nonstop flight takes 3h 02m, covering a distance of 1131 miles.
There are 193 (nonstop) flights between Detroit and Fort Lauderdale per week, averaging 27 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($28) and Delta ($49), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($58) and Multiple Airlines ($81).
Delta (13 times daily), Spirit Airlines (8 times daily), Air France (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
For Detroit to Fort Lauderdale, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Fort Lauderdale back to Detroit, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Monday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Quick boarding process! Everything was on time as estimated."
Cons: "No US airline seems to have figured out how to board without long line in the jetway. But not a big deal."
Cons: "WiFi didn’t work at all."
Pros: "Safe and fast journey."
Cons: "Vegan options for everything."
Cons: "They sent my luggage to a completely different state! Now I have to wait till it gets to LGA and then they’ll send it to me."
Cons: "B.S. all the Delta Boarding groups. Geez, have you lost all common sense! C'mon... I understand the ill/med conditions passengers. How about 1 kid, then 2 kids then 3 kids, w/ cataracts, bladder probelems, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Paper, Plus 1, Plus 2, Main Cabin 1, 2 and 3."
Cons: "Flight was delayed due to crew not being available."
Cons: "The coffee could’ve tasted better."
Pros: "While biased since I was in First class, everything was enjoyable and as expected of a first class experience. The free Wi-Fi on this flight made it extra special- can’t wait until its standard on all flights!!"
Cons: "Only real complaint is that Delta doesn’t seem to restrict size of bags taken as carry on and the time wasted but some trying to squeeze their obviously oversized bags into overhead compartments is painful."
Pros: "Friendly fast service to Albany"
Cons: "The EXTRA upgrade price from coach was a little bit better than economy coach but not much."
Cons: "No meal option and my video screen volume did not work"
Pros: "All was good"
Cons: "All was good"
Cons: "It was perfect."
Cons: "Being on time"
Pros: "Lots of in flightentertainment options"
Pros: "There was an agent named Christopher working at the Delta terminal in San Diego, and he was tremendous to work with."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly. Baggage was at carousel before we were, a first."
Cons: "Everything was fine."
Pros: "Nicer plane"
Cons: "One stewardess almonds mowed me down with cart"
Pros: "Quick and easy."
Cons: "It was scheduled so late at night."
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Crowded seatibg"
Pros: "My upgrade was fabulous!"
Pros: "Excellent very good"
Cons: "Good service excellent"
Cons: "Bad information about delays"
Pros: "Aircraft appeared to be brand new"
Pros: "ditto above"
Cons: "ditto above"
Pros: "Nothing bad and nothing particularly good."
Cons: "Hard to get comfortable even in easy comfort but easy comfort is better than typica arats."
Pros: "Great crew"
Pros: "on time, clean, prompt."
Pros: "Updated plane, movies are old but a verity"
Cons: "Lost two pieces of luggage"
Pros: "Able to watch an interview. Then part of a movie which makes the time fly."
Cons: "Late departure. Late arrival. So I got my car and landed in terrible traffic. Which I had hoped to avoid."
Pros: "I appreciated the kindness of the staff at each of our stops. From beginning to end they were polite, helpful, and kind!"
Cons: "Plane was hot but that seems common for these small planes during the summer."
Pros: "On line customer service was very courteous and helpful."
Cons: "We waited overnight in the airport without even an offer of accommodations, toothbrushes, meal vouchers, etc."
Pros: "Airplane was good, boarding was fast."
Cons: "Did not have the fruit and cheese plate."
Pros: "Very friendly and efficient. Food was hot and red wine excellent."
Pros: "Overall it was good"
Cons: "Completely threw our afternoon plans and next day on their head because of the flight delays. Not cool."
Pros: "No issues"
Pros: "I enjoyed not having a layover."
Cons: "I do not like being charged to bring a bag. I feel like a 560 fee should include a bag."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Smooth flight. Left on time arrived on time."
Pros: "The pilots did a great job through turbulent air"
Cons: "I wish the seat reclined further back"
Cons: "The experience was excellent."
Cons: "I think boarding from rear would facilitate faster boarding And eliminate people blocking Aisle ( standing in aisle and digging In their carryons preventing people From finding their seats further down the aisle. Also people with a connecting flight Pressed for time on their next flight Departure...Should be allowed to deplane first..so they don't miss their next flight."
Cons: "Foot room. Baggage room. Entertainment. Service"
Cons: "More room I pay for main cabin It feels it was just the regular"
Pros: "Smooth ride"
Pros: "Easy in easy out"
Cons: "Lack of entertainment"
Cons: "O prematurely had to check my carry on when there was room to bring it on board with me"
Pros: "Great crew, comfortable chair. Entertainment was great."
Cons: "Everything was great."
Pros: "Th flight was a few minutes late boarding but we landed on time. It was a nice smooth flight!"
Cons: "Many things Food Services Entertainment"
Pros: "Courteous, friendly staff"
Pros: "Easy check in."
Cons: "Service staff was friendly enough; maybe I’m used to southwest. As someone who is anxious to fly smiling faces are always appreciate."
Pros: "Lots of legroom in the exit row"
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "The boarding passes I printed out at home could not be scanned at the airport. This also happened last time I flew. There are words printed thru the optical."
Cons: "Airbus seems to have completely minimalized all legroom for persons over 6 feet."
Pros: "Friendly, efficient"
Pros: "Getting home safely"
Cons: "Finding damage to my luggage"
Cons: "Wait for Baggage and 20+ mins getting to gate after we landed"
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"
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: "Sears are comfortable and the entertainment is great as well."
Cons: "Not much to dislike."
Cons: "Nothing at all"
Pros: ". ."
Pros: "All flights were on time. American Airlines personal is extremely friendly"
Pros: "The least service I have seen among all the airlines I have traveled so far"
Pros: "It's pretty rare I can sleep on a plane, but I actually got some rest; very grateful for that."
Cons: "At 6'7", basic coach on a 737 is painful on the knees. I realize I can exit row for an upcharge, but that's kind of messed up, isn't it?"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "They lost my luggage and that was horrible but they delivered it to my hotel which was nice."
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"
Cons: "My first flight was canceled then they took it upon themselves to bump me off the next light and put me on the latest flight where I got there at 11 o'clock at night then on the way home it was delayed again I missed my connecting flight and then he put me on the latest flight again it was a complete nightmare"
Pros: "On time departure and arrival. Plane was clean and seating was not uncomfortable althouth they didn't recline very much. Short flight so it was o.k."
Cons: "No food"
Pros: "The plane was clean, a/c worked well. Stewardesses offered food and drinks several times. Pilot repeatedly came over the intercom with updates on the flight."
Cons: "There was an annoying rattling noize coming from above my seat near the roof and wall."
Pros: "I enjoyed the whole experience. The staff was friendly and the plane was clean."
Pros: "Good crew good flight everything was grwat"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "It was successful."
Pros: "The flight overall. Also, it landed early."
Cons: "In Charlotte, they had to deplane on the tarmac and my daughter had a crutch, so she had to sit on the steps to go down them."
Cons: "Turbulence, not there fault"
Cons: "Chaotic boarding Multiple delays Unfriendly ground staff"
Cons: "Flight was canceled with no option to leave until the next day"
Cons: "Little planes need an interior restoration to make them look better."
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"
Pros: "The hotel price did not include taxes breakfast"
Cons: "Phone charging outlet under my seat didn't work."
Cons: "See above."
Cons: "We were supposed to leave but had to wait on the runway. And I was a little cold , and the air was stale. Other than that it was great."
Cons: "Confusing carryon regulations. Said “no carryons” so I repacked & when arrived at gate EVERYONE had full sized carryons...!"
Pros: "The touch down was smooth."
Cons: "Revise your website to state accurately of the luggage allowance. I watched the people in distress because their carry on was a little too bulky."
Pros: "On time and early arrival."
Cons: "Kind of hot on the plane"
Pros: "The service was good along with everything"
Pros: "On time, comfortable but crowded"
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."
Cons: "Almost didn't get a seat."
Pros: "We were delayed after late boarding because of tornedoes and bad weather, sat for 45minutes on the tarmac, however the entire time after going back to the gate to reset the timer the captain or 1st officer kept the guests advised as to our order in the takeoff queue. Came on many time to report and was very apologetic which I believe kept everyone informed and thus not so anxious. Much appreciated! Even opened up direct tv for all"
Pros: "Very professional employee! Well thought safety equipments"
Pros: "Very good"
Pros: "United covered my hotel room and gave me $30 in meal vouchers. Would have rather been at my destination though."
Cons: "Mechanical failures flights canceled had to rebook the next day!"
Cons: "Turbulence was insane"
Cons: "Not enough space"
Pros: "Efficient, professional and speedy service"
Pros: "Never got there"
Cons: "Never got there"
Cons: "We were delayed with no real updates why"
Pros: "The staff were excellent ! Great attitudes, great personalities,very informative staff and pilot!!"
Cons: "Both flights were delayed!"
Pros: "It canceled"
Cons: "It canceled"
Pros: "Boarding the plane was Good"
Cons: "No cash food and beverage"
Pros: "Everything went well; great service on both flights"
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: "Everything went smooth and on time."
Cons: "Plane was small and the space felt a little tight but was not too bad."
Pros: "United the worst.never again"
Cons: "Checked bag with 40LB instead of 50LB as ALL FLIGHT CARRIERS IN THE WORLD, it a scammer strategy to force your customer to pay more. It seems you ARE NOT a serious company!"
Pros: "Crew was great. Super friendly."
Cons: "Everything else"
Cons: "It was late and bumpy"
Cons: "No entertainment it was fast plane ride but paying for water and snacks no no no"
Cons: "Great landing and on time"
Pros: "Went to fort laud."
Cons: "Crew unfriendly, crew locked front bathroom door"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats. 40lbs checked bag limit is effectively 25% less available weight compared to every other airline. Enough to be a problematic constraint. I weigh 130lbs. Maybe i should get a discount, or a free bag?"
Cons: "my connecting flight was missed due to weather and the staff was incredibly rude to me about arranging a connection. I had to spend over 24 hours in the airport trying to fly out standby on another plane. I was misinformed on my ability to catch an evening flight and was given different answers from different attendants on what flights were available to me. No one seemed to know what they were talking about and my time and money was wasted. I missed my bus I had pre paid for at my destination and had to buy a new ticket. My trip was only one week and I spent almost half of it being treated like trash at the airport by Spirit airlines. I will never fly this airline again and I will make sure no one I know gives their money to this terrible company."
Cons: "Too many hidden fees and poor customer service"
Pros: "Great deal and Non-Stop"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "For that price I'll sacrifice comfort. But I've flown sprit before and paid more and been similarly uncomfortable without the offsetting savings and it has irked me. Routine plane travel today is just ... very unsatisfying."
Cons: "The plane was delayed for 1 hour and it's was impossible to follow the schedule already organized in Detroit for the day."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "I didn't like that my flight was cancelled! Instead of a refund we got a 50$ voucher, what the he'll is that. Had to pull a bunch of strings to get the airline to book our other flight through 4 different layovers. Ended up in Cartagena 12 hours late."
Pros: "I measured my carry on precisely and took the allotted size for the item. Spirit asked everyone who paid for a oversized carry on item to board and a few people boarded. There where several other people that boarded who did not pay for a large carry on and had huge bags. Why don't the rules apply for everyone? I would have loved to take a larger carry on."
Cons: "That people where able to take huge carry on bags for no extra cost."
Pros: "The boarding was fast."
Cons: "Plane was old. Seats were uncomfortable and had barely any leg room."
Cons: "Spirit canceled the flight and had to find me another one"
Pros: "Went well"
Cons: "Delayed an hour"
Pros: "Good flight"
Pros: "Friendly, roomy for an airplane, clean"
Cons: "No included beverage or snack."
Pros: "efficient boarding"
Pros: "People complain because Spirit air charges for everything but you know what you are getting upfront and it is still much cheaper than other airlines. We had no problems."
Cons: "Not much in the way of food to purchase, but you can always bring your own."
Pros: "Flight on time"
Cons: "Small space for legs"
Pros: "Cheap... Very Cheap Honestly the price of the ticket is the only good thing about spirit. Make sure you know about what you can and cannot carry on. Bonus, we made it to our destination in one piece...Thanks Spirit"
Cons: "Very crammed, i was pretty much in my husbands lap. What a tuna can! Also pretty sure the guy behind me was vaping and the flight attendants stood at the back of the plane giggling the whole flight."
Pros: "We got in 30 mins early :)"
Pros: "flight on time , crew ok , plane ok"
Cons: "the only thing to upset me was the robbery of luggage fee ...for a small cabin size I paid 55$ and that took all my appetite to use your airline again...why should I fly with you and pay more with game words...declared price 130$ and 55$ for 1 small cabin bag...thanks I won't have that experience again for sure"
Cons: "Needs adjustable seats, small snack with a drink for couple of dollars more"
Pros: "Newer plane from Detroit to Ft. Lauderdale."
Cons: "passenger behind me constantly allowed the tray table to fall, they were really tall and their knees were constantly banging into the back of my chair. I wanted to switch seats with the person behind them so that passenger could feel how they were treating me"
Cons: "Delayed 8 hrs"
Pros: "The crew was friendly. Our pilot was awesome, told jokes and had a great sense of humor. We left on time and arrived early. Would definitely fly Spirit again."
Cons: "Size limit for personal item is too small. I could have easily fit my "oversized" personal item under the seat in front of me."
Pros: "Everything was intime. Affordable price. No delay, early arrival."
Cons: "was supposed to fly out on the 9th,I made it home after midnight on the 10th-11th."
Pros: "Being able to sleep on flight"
Cons: "Delayed 2hrs because of no pilot (plane and crew present) Missed connecting flight Damaged/totaled my luggage which was sent to different airport Nightmare flying experience"
Cons: "The flight was scheduled to leave at 6:30 and left at 5:45 instead. No kind of customer service skills whatsoever. Don't plan on using spirit again"
Pros: "Flight was good, plane was well kept and clean! Overall a great experience."
Cons: "I know you try and save us money, which is greatly appreciated, but a bit more leg room can go a long way!"
Cons: "Flight was canceled 30 minutes before take off and moved out 3.5hrs. I was told this was due to low occupancy. I had already arrived to the airport and was forced to sit around for 4 hrs waiting for a new flight."
Pros: "The check in was quick. Our seats were in the second row with lots of room. The flight crew was friendly."
Cons: "When we landed the weather was stormy and we had to wait about half an hour on the runway."
Pros: "Flight was fine. Luckily I didn't have bags."
Cons: "Seating seat were bad"
Cons: "Zero Leg Room and Zero Reclining of seats? they have the seats crammed so close together you cannot use a laptop or even a tablet. The trays are too small to hold even a glass of water comfortably."
Pros: "Everything went very well, stress free, arrived 20 minutes early, great flight and no wait for my bags!!"
Pros: "Fight itself was okay, not comfortable seat, but expected."
Cons: "Takes FOREVER!!! And both way going and back, flights were delay for 2+ hours. They also group all their flights together, so there are 200+ ppl there, super long line just to drop off your luggage. Ft. Lauderdale back was bad experience, Spirit have their own terminal, but that means since they group their flights together, means... long time for bag drop, then super long line to check your id/ticket, super long time for security.... with everything going smoothly, actually took 1 hour before I get to the gate. Other airlines, is totally fine to get their 45mins-1 hr before. But with Spirit, probably need 1.5-2 hrs before. I was 1.5 hrs before, and I got to my flight right at boarding time.... not really TSA issue, is more of Spirits flight scheduling issue."
Cons: "Missed my flight because their machine couldn't print out my boarding pass, bit it did manage to charge me for my carry on, and I had to go to full service which was out of the lanes. They also had a bag drop lime that was 400 feet long and a passport check lime, because their machines were broken, that was equal in length o the full service. All the lines were chaos. I bought. Ticket from Delta within 1.5 hours of the flight and got home great."
Pros: "It was a great flight"
Pros: "The crew was professional and were respectful A smooth flight was a plus. Thanks for keeping us safe."
Cons: "The TSA process and seating was confusing. Also free drinks or snacks were provided."
Cons: "rudeness of gate attendants mistake made by checkin attendant caused me an extra 2 hr at the airport gate attendant refused to give me last seat on standby and then spoke to other employees about me I was on stand by because of an error the gate attendant made and NOBODY wanted to fix it RUDE RUDE RUDE Will never fly Spirit again"
Pros: "The crew and smooth take off &landing"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating"
Cons: "Had no seat assignments until last minute. They were all confused about seating the last few people. Actually on the plane trying to find seats for two people. Spirit is the worst airlines"
Airlines flying from Detroit 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 Detroit to Fort Lauderdale
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale
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