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Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds with an average 48% drop in price.

High season

JanuaryMost popular time to fly with an average 32% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$321(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$313or less

Good deal one-way

$163or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $163 or less one-way and $313 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Houston to El Paso was found 89 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be December, January and February. The cheapest month to fly is August.
  • Morning departure is around 14% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 3 airlines serving Houston George Bush Intcntl to El Paso

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

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American Airlines
Overall score based on 45,497 reviews
7.5
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
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Airline reviews

Pros: "When we did get in the air, the flight seemed to go quickly and we got there fast."
Cons: "I upgraded to 1st class for both flights but the plane seating was very dismal and hadn't been upgraded in either of these planes for a long time. After we boarded the plane we were told that no drink, snacks or food would be offered. The attendant shut off the lights as soon as we got in the air and kept it dark in the cabin until 10 minutes before we landed. She never came around to check on us once or ask if we needed anything. I was so thirsty when we landed. I have decided that I will either go back to United Airlines or check out the 1st class options at American Airlines better next time. This might not have been their fault, I'm not sure what it was, but the flight was late landing and we took off an hour late as well which really put me behind schedule."

Pros: "Efficient"

Pros: "Everything went smoothly."
Cons: "The flight was packed and wearing masks Was not enforced."

Cons: "Size of seat"

Pros: "Amazing crew and boarding process (given our priority status), great food throughout the flight."
Cons: "Seat comfort"

Cons: "The communication on the actual flight could have been better. The flight from Houston to Charlotte was not very informative as in weather conditions, traffic, or the time in which we landed was not gone over."

Cons: "Smoke in cabin, has to return to Houston. Then they never transferred our luggage as promised."

Pros: "Great crew. Easily accessible."
Cons: "Several delays."

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "NA"
Cons: "Multiple delayed flights leading to short connection time. Despite meeting stated time, denied entry and surprises that my ticket was changed with no effort to correct said error at the gate despite adequate time prior to take off."

Cons: "Need some sort of gluten free snacks!"

Cons: "Crew was very rude and the inflight food and entertainment was horrible. Food wasn’t edible and my tv didn’t work"

Pros: "Early arrival and ease to sit down"
Cons: "Better snacks and"

Pros: "Punctuality"
Cons: "NA"

Pros: "Everything worked out great."

Pros: "Attendants courteous and helpful. Flight efficiently handled by pilots"
Cons: "Remote gate required shuttle. Should have been made aware so as to allow sufficient time not to rush. Advance notice that normal size carry on doesnt fit and must be checked"

Pros: "Experience was fine, Flight was late leaving & plane seamed pretty old. The crew however is was very good."

Pros: "Late takoff"
Cons: "Late takeoff"

Pros: "American Airlines was fantastic. ALL personnel were professional yet friendly. They will be my airline of choice in the future."
Cons: "WEATHER! Any problem we experienced was weather related."

Pros: "Very little"
Cons: "Gotta fly from HOU to DFW to get anywhere ... Delays, running from gate to gate .. meanwhile AA staff and gate agents are always scowling and never helpful. In general, flying is expensive and sucks."

Pros: "I decided to travel First Class from Houston TX and that was the greatest choice I ever made. IAH requires travelers to arrive 2-3 hrs early due to traffic or weather conditions. I checked in at 2 pm and waited for my 5 pm boarding call. First class was amazing! I stored my belongings without any issues. I sipped wine and dined on pasta and watched the movie Father Figures with Owen Wilson and Ed Helms. The stewardess was polite and friendly. The food was enjoyable and the passengers were friendly. The bathroom as also immaculate, I was impressed."
Cons: "No complaints!"

Pros: "On-bard snacks and service"

Cons: "The A319 outfitted in this way is to freaking tight!!! There is not even close to enough leg room for an average sized American male. I'm no taller than six foot and not overweight. You must fix this issue. I will look for other carriers whenever possible."

Cons: "I had to stand on stairs while crew served drinks! Windy on stairs. Unacceptable! I felt like a second class customer!"

Cons: "Airplane very uncomfortable!spacevery reduce to obtain more seating capacity they forgot customer comfort"

Pros: "On time arrival at destination"
Cons: "No food entertainment or other amenities available"

Pros: "the fly was on time"
Cons: "I don't like central seats"

Pros: "Snacks"

Pros: "I did have to speak with an attendant at the customer service area of checkin and she was great. Very helpful."

Cons: "Plane got cancelled. Missed my other flight. Spending $100 more that was unnecessary"

Cons: "My flight was cancelled and caused me to miss another connecting flight to get to my destination, and now need to purchase new tickets."

Pros: "No hassle. Drinks provided. No complaints."

Cons: "Late and delayed arrival. No seed assign until I was at the gate"

Cons: "Delay No direction help for the gate Bad seats"

Pros: "Seating was surprisingly comfortable (S80). Left the gate about 4min early. Arrived at destination about 18min early. Full can of soda/juice offered rather than a single cup."
Cons: "Limited overhead storage (S80)."

Cons: "No place to put my purse!"

Cons: "They lost our baggage and communication was terrible"

Pros: "Easy to book. Reasonable price. 10/10 would book again."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Very good"

Pros: "I was there 35 minutes early at the kiosk, checked in then it said unfortunately you missed your flight."

Pros: "Free beverage"
Cons: "Was told I couldn't get on earlier flight because I hate checked a bag. That bag ended up on earlier flight and sat in Rochester for 5 hours. Was delayed due to "maintenance" and the inability to find flight attendant. Ended up changing gates and then forgotten for 45 minutes before manager asked someone if we were headed to Rochester. Once aboard second plane waited for another 45 minutes for fuel. Never flying American again.Was told I couldn't get on earlier flight because I hate checked a bag. That bag ended up on earlier flight and sat in Rochester for 5 hours. Was delayed due to "maintenance" and the inability to find flight attendant. Ended up changing gates and then forgotten for 45 minutes before manager asked someone if we were headed to Rochester. Once aboard second plane waited for another 45 minutes for fuel. Never flying American again."

Pros: "Normally I've been on planes where the seats aren't that great! But these seats were wonderful! :) I was out like a baby!"
Cons: "I don't really like the complimentary pretzels."

Pros: "I sat next to my wife"
Cons: "Paying extra for seating"

Pros: "A two hour ride on an airplane without having to drive."
Cons: "The seats are extremely uncomfortable on this pane."

Cons: "I did not like the fact that American Airlines cancelled my 17 Yr old neice's flight from Dallas to Denver over a thing called "timed-out". And had her sleep in a room with a cott instead of a hotel room. And the fact that we as customers pay good money for tickets only to be subject to the airlines way of business. It is absolutely unacceptable!"

Pros: "The flight was excellent and the price was right"
Cons: "No complaints"

Cons: "Terrible side to side of aeroport to get conetion fly with out time"

Pros: "Not applicable"
Cons: "American Airlines moved the flight gate numerous times with little or no announcement. Airplane was dirty, had a foul smell, engine sounded horrible and there was very little room."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Food"

Cons: "Length"

Pros: "It was comfortable"
Cons: "The wifi wasn't working"

Cons: "Wifi only worked for a half hour, we paid extra to bring carry on bag, and the're was no space in the plane, had to send it in the cargo."

Cons: "The remote in the arm rest is the worst part of the aircraft. You can never rest your arm because you will always hit the remote changing the channel or turning the screen on."

Pros: "Movies and drinks"
Cons: "More frequent service"

Pros: "It’s ok. The airplane is not comfortable. It’s old and small"
Cons: "N/a"

Cons: "Delays"

Cons: "Uncomfortable"

Pros: "The stewardess was very attentive"
Cons: "We waited about 20 min to take off and ended up coming in 30 min. late"

Pros: "We arrives early."
Cons: "Very long walk to next gate. No golf carts wanted to bring US. Wife is pregnant"

Cons: "My luggage is all soaking wet. Horrible."

Cons: "They had no room for my carry on, I had to place it under my seat making my legs very comfortable."

Cons: "Snack"

Pros: "Good. Thank You united airlines.!! Excellent 10.00"

Cons: "They skipped me for drinks"

Cons: "The bathroom gets messed ( wet paper towels on floor) by irresponsible passengers, stays yucky ."

Pros: "Really professional. Nice service."
Cons: "Lost a bag."

Cons: "Immediately after all passengers were boarded United discovered the plane had to be replaced. We all had to deplane, wait an hour more for a new A320, and reboard. Also irritating that delays are posted at 15 minute intervals and then updated; so you have to keep updating friends & family via WiFi. If it's predicted to be an hour, say so."

Pros: "Great boarding and friendly service"
Cons: "Nothing to report"

Pros: "Everything good"

Pros: "Fast"
Cons: "Finding gate area too far and kind of hard to find assistant to help u"

Pros: "I slept the entire time."

Pros: "Leg room and a snack was provided. Also, the entertainment options were top notch except that you had to use your own device."

Pros: "The flight attendant was one of the best ever - super sweet, funny, and accomodating. Also, the pilot nailed a super sweet landing at the end."
Cons: "Everything else. The only redeeming feature of the flight experience was the great flight attendant onboard and the fact that we actually landed at my destination. The coffee maker onboard had been broken for a long time and the airline couldn't be bothered to fix it. If I were the flight crew, I would have gone on strike. No leg (or arm) room on the express jet really punctuated a 34 hour itinerary with a sour note. I could barely walk off the plane in the end. Less comfortable than a cheap rental truck for the same amount of time. I likely won't fly again with United. I'd almost rather walk next time to be completely honest. At least it would be healthier!"

Pros: "Suitcase arrived at the carrousel on time , much better than Houston."

Cons: "A two hour and 10' flight became a three hour wait, then we boarded only to have to de-plane now because mechanical issues. Then walk to the other end of the terminal and re-board yet a second time. Total time at the airport and travel time for this short flight is: 8 hours"

Cons: "Wi-Fi wasn't available"

Pros: "Direct tv in united codeshare flt"

Pros: "It was nice"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Haven't left Houston yet so I wouldn't know how the flight was."

Pros: "Boarding process"
Cons: "No food... Sporadic drinks.. Very cheap service"

Pros: "This was my first time flying United and I was very happy with everything. Hopefully my opinion will be the same on my return flt."
Cons: "It would have been nice had i been able to recline the seat a bit more. And some sort of remote for the games...To play the games u have to lean forward and sit with ur arms raised to touch the screen and that get very uncomfortable...It might not b important to everybody ...but since u asked..."

Cons: "My luggage was missing!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "There is delay in both airport for security check ! No more people to do it ! 1 hour waiting in line was very dissappointed"

Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "Horrible landing. They lost my luggage. Which I think my fees should be returned since I had to wait until 8 at night to receive it"

Cons: "We were grounded for over an hour, no fault of United. Spent a half hour on the runway, it would've been nice to be told that before taking off."

Pros: "As a pilot i don't care about the food, never eat it. I care about safe aviating and that we had all the way down to minimums into New Orleans."
Cons: "Don't much like being treated like cattle, but compared to flying my own aircraft this is practically free and totally safe."

Pros: "My overall experience was excellent except for your new food policy. Meals should included! I am handicapped and asked for help boarding and getting to flights! I was helped by your caring and very curtitious staff! Thank you for your help."

Cons: "First of all, our boarding was late, snack wasn't offered, extra charge for TV and wifi."

Pros: "Was not happy"

Pros: "I'm a traveler, and I just don't recommend this airline. Here in America people have so many options."

Pros: "Great seat i had to pay extra but it was worth it"

Pros: "Morning flights are always rough but this was a joy....only 29 passengers....peace and quiet!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Clean, and comfortable"
Cons: "No tv to watch"

Cons: "Hate the airport"

Pros: "Staff was friendly"
Cons: "Cold on board"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Very nice flight attendant"
Cons: "Small space, hot inside because the air conditioning didn't work so well. Couldn't here the pilot either."

Pros: "The schedule was timely"
Cons: "Am 6.4 ft my leg did not fit in the chair"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Easy check in"
Cons: "Fair was little high for this flight"

Pros: "Clean and comfortable seats"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "All good. 1 stars for food and entertainment cuz there was none, at least food only for purchase. Understandable though."

Pros: "Inexpensive with no frills. Efficient boarding gate processes."
Cons: "Luggage cost more than round trip airfare. Online seat selection was difficult."

Pros: "-Friendly service -Comfortable flight"
Cons: "-Delayed takeoff -Delayed arrival"

Pros: "I've flown Frontier before & you are a great airline."

Cons: "Turbulence"

Cons: "Cuatomer service front desk and we arrive earlier! Fast!"

Pros: "Slow boarding, poorly trained crew, charge you for every thing, and uncomfortable seats, no inflight magazine, don't even give you water."

Cons: "No wifi"

Pros: "Easy and quick boarding"
Cons: "Small legroom, crowded"

Cons: "They lost my luggage."

Pros: "We got here early"
Cons: "Nothing free even drinks"

Pros: "Everything was well run and ontime"

Pros: "Staff was very friendly and efficient."
Cons: "Food options were awful, especially for what they charge for food."

Cons: "It was disgustingly dirty. They have striped down all perks, which is fine... it should make it easier to maintain... so maintain the plane! Gross! And what a horrible landing! Perfect weather and I nearly lost my lunch! We fly frequently and thought we would give this a try. Big mistake!"

Pros: "Timeliness"
Cons: "Uncomfortable, charged for everything. Not the Frontier of old."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything. Terrible since they got bought out. Used to be a great local airline but not anymore."

Pros: "It finally got me to my destination."

Cons: "45 minutes and no bags"

Pros: "friendly people Pilots were great"
Cons: "Checkin lines long. Wrong boarding passes given. Bag checked in wrong when I wS there four hours early."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Garbage airline"

Pros: "Attendants were very polite"
Cons: "Waiting too long for the next fly."

Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Crew service when serving paid drinks, mis-taken order"

Cons: "Late - behind schedule and the online check in wasn't working correctly."

Cons: "Passenger in front of me was very obnoxious and smelled"

Pros: "Comfortable seats, newer plane, airy feel to cabin."
Cons: "Baggage policy is by far the most cryptic & restrictive of any national carrier... And ever heard of paying to reserve a seat?"

Pros: "Staff was good."
Cons: "No TSA precheck, no wifii, no in flight entertainment, Everything cost money from carry on to drinks and food."

Pros: "Frendly service"
Cons: "No peanuts? ?"

Cons: "Delayed"

Pros: "Staff was friendly from check in to boarding, the flight was on time, and the airplane was roomy and clean. Pilot did a great job landing the plane too. I've been on some choppy landings."
Cons: "If they provided complimentary drinks, they would be number one on my list."

Pros: "What did you like? nothing"
Cons: "What didn't you like? everything"

Pros: "Good Service in a general."
Cons: "As a continuous improvement: Cleanliness into the plane need to be improve :(. Trash under the seat and aisles was observed."

Pros: "N/A Jose Sanchez 305-763-6132"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Quick and easy boarding"
Cons: "had to pay for both baggage check...and carry on.....little to much!!!!!.....but overall it was a good experience ...."

Cons: "Charged $45 for a carry on is BS! Didn't even get a glass of water. Won't be flying Frontier again. There are other choices!"

Pros: "Nothing...it was horrid"

Cons: "Being nickeled and dimed to death."

Pros: "Everyone was courteous."
Cons: "Did not know that a carry on cost extra money. No complimentary drinks. Wish things had been more upfront when ticket was bought."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Bad service"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "The plan is extremly small. No wifi or entertainment"

Pros: "Beautiful."

Cons: "I didn't like paying for a seat that I already purchased. Perhaps I'm "old fashioned" in that when I buy a ticket, I automatically get a seat. But at check-in when given my seat selection I could choose $13 seats or $20 seats. I thought this wasn't allowed anymore in that your purchase price is the price you pay unless you upgrade to a better seat."

Cons: "The whole process was bad... from checking in my bags to getting off the plane. The staff was somewhat rude, everything costs money, and the pilot flew like it was his first time."

Cons: "good"

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