Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Fort Lauderdale to Melbourne
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 28h 35m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($4,126)
When flying out of Fort Lauderdale you will be using Fort Lauderdale, often referred to as Fort Lauderdale Airport. You will be landing at Melbourne, also known as Melbourne Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Crew was terrible"
Pros: "Great crew."
Pros: "Seating had more space, the crew very relaxed and good humour as well as professionalism."
Cons: "Well the flight was short, so not much more could be done on this particular flight. The restroom could be a tad larger but think was on an older aircraft."
Pros: "Clean. Rough landing- felt like slamming on the breaks too hard"
Cons: "Chicago to Venice flight was amazing. We were in premium economy, although the seats were larger it was hard to sleep in them, we all felt it needed some back support in order to sleep better. Crew was fantastic, would fly AA again internationally"
Pros: "Customer service"
Cons: "The planes having chargers and the WiFi working"
Pros: "Wasn’t horrible."
Cons: "Would have been nice to be on time. Not packed so every single seat was filled. But it was as expected which is the best we can expect."
Cons: "We had a very rough landing into Fort Lauderdale on 3/29/19. Pretty sure we had a new pilot. It felt like she was going too fast and didn't slow the plane down enough as we were descending d threw on the brakes feeling like the plane wasn't going to stop. Very scary! Return flight was much better."
Pros: "Worst flight of my life"
Cons: "The crew was rude, the entertainment system was broken, there was 0 leg room, and it took hitting the call button 4 times to get water after beverage service (the second time they walked up, turned it off and walked away). I vowed to never fly American again after this flight."
Cons: "In every segment they failed & just continually nickel & dime you."
Cons: "The delayed flight was an issue, this caused me to miss my connecting flight. Punctuality is very important to me and should be to your airline."
Pros: "Aircraft looks brand new and it had ton of entertainment videos, games, tv etc."
Cons: "Why did you remove T-Mobile!?? It was the best, bring it back"
Pros: "It was actually a little early and that was nice."
Cons: "Not much room."
Pros: "Everything was on-time and the crew was decently nice."
Cons: "There wasn't food, but that's to be expected on a short flight."
Cons: "The airline left my luggage behind at dfw"
Pros: "When the plane finally arrived everything went smoothly"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed at least 5x. We started getting delays around 1pm but our flight wasn’t scheduled to leave until 7pm. We were on a connecting flight so it was no chance of making the second leg of our flight. I used an AA discount to get a room in Charlotte but we didn’t get to the airport until almost 2am so I had called to cancel that hour before making it to Charlotte but was told I may still be charged for the room even tho at this point it was outta my control. It would be great if the airline took care of giving you shelter when you are stuck in limbo with no reason behind while you are stuck. American is a good airline but they seriously dropped the ball this trip."
Pros: "I like everything ."
Pros: "TB honestly I can’t say I liked anything about this particular flight. So nothing."
Cons: "My flight was delayed by two hours leaving Fort Lauderdale. As a result of that delay I miss my connecting flight to Palm Springs. I was rebooked for a flight to smile Palm Springs the next day which I did not except. Then I was booked to leave Dallas to Los Angeles that flight was delayed also. To make matters worse my bags ended up in LA when they were supposed to be route it all the way to Palm Springs. I still don’t have my bags yet. Called three times and the representatives cannot reassure me of my bags on the way."
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Small plane"
Pros: "Boarding eas good and crew was very good."
Cons: "The three hour delay and the terrible food served."
Pros: "The crew were attentive."
Cons: "There was no entertainment. The boarding should start from back to front."
Pros: "Nice plane, lost of overhead space Friendly staff"
Cons: "Was a few minutes late"
Pros: "Fort Lauderdale is one of the most unfriendly, dirty, non restaurants, no seats, airport."
Cons: "The airport is the worst. No admirals club. PBI is much better option. But the tickets are overpriced"
Pros: "Great service"
Pros: "Clean boarding area."
Cons: "American airline agent who checked us in at the curb side asked for the money. Will not use curb side check-in."
Pros: "Arrived ahead of schedule."
Cons: "Some crew were not very welcoming (smile)."
Cons: "Seats are getting more and more uncomfortable"
Pros: "The staff was nice and friendly"
Pros: "Have not travelled AA in a long time due to my disappointed but today's flight changed my opinion. Was impressed with every thing except that 1 cookie and a cup of water. Not a deterrent though"
Pros: "not much they gave us snacks"
Cons: "how long i had to wait"
Cons: "Flight late, typical for American. Usual American Airlines rude staff."
Pros: "The seats new"
Cons: "Had to pay for upgrade in order to get a seat. The seat didn't even have extra legroom. Did not get early boardingveitger and I'm even a an advantage cc program holder!!"
Pros: "People was nice"
Pros: "Nice trip...no stress"
Pros: "appreciated having enough room for my knees not to hit the seat in front of me"
Cons: "The seats even in first class were so old the springs were stabbing me in the back. No entertainment system. American Airlines is ALWAYS late. I was delayed 5 hours. Food is horrid. Rating applies to all American flights I've been on."
Pros: "Everything went very smoothly & I plan to book more trips on Kayak in the future."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Service, size of plane, lack of enthusiasm from staff"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Landed early."
Cons: "old plane. first class sat in front of me was broken and kept reclining into me"
Pros: "Just getting off the plane"
Cons: "Almost everything was nightmare minus the ticket counter people*"
Pros: "American Airline flight was on time, actually, early departure and early arrival. Crew was friendly and helpful, and I arrived safely. There was room overhead for my carry-on. And I got a great deal thanks to Kayak."
Pros: "Crew was excellent on both legs. Pleasant, accommodating. Good overhead storage space. Free tv was nice although I didn't watch it."
Cons: "Cramped! I'm 5'2" and could barely get my underseat bag in and out. Very late boarding and departure. Don't like the glass of soda and they don't hand you the can but that's just me. And, of course, we boarded very late."
Cons: "No space in the overhead bin for my section because they were filled with bags that were much bigger than carryon size."
Pros: "On time, pleasant experience."
Cons: "A couple of slightly bumpy patches due to weather, but it was tolerable."
Pros: "On time, good serv in first class."
Cons: "Almost missed my connection due to the Tarmac being blocked by the plane before us with a mechanical issue."
Airlines flying from Fort Lauderdale to Melbourne 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 Fort Lauderdale to Melbourne
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Fort Lauderdale to Melbourne
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Fort Lauderdale to Melbourne
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Fort Lauderdale to Melbourne
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Fort Lauderdale to Melbourne