Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Houston to Fort Lauderdale
United Airlines, Air New Zealand and Spirit Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Houston to Fort Lauderdale. Confirm policies on booking site.
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An average nonstop flight takes 2h 27m, covering a distance of 965 miles.
There are 175 (nonstop) flights between Houston and Fort Lauderdale per week, averaging 25 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($28) and United Airlines ($49), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($58) and Multiple Airlines ($84).
United Airlines (11 times daily), Air New Zealand (8 times daily), Spirit Airlines (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Houston to Fort Lauderdale, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Fort Lauderdale back to Houston , the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Houston you will be using Houston George Bush Intcntl, often referred to as Houston Airport. You will be landing at Fort Lauderdale, also known as Fort Lauderdale Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Everything went smoothly."
Cons: "The flight was packed and wearing masks Was not enforced."
Pros: "The pilots did a great job through turbulent air"
Cons: "I wish the seat reclined further back"
Cons: "The experience was excellent."
Cons: "If American Airlines didn’t delay 10 minutes so you miss your connecting flight twice within 1 trip"
Pros: "ON time"
Cons: "Food selection"
Cons: "Size of seat"
Cons: "More room I pay for main cabin It feels it was just the regular"
Pros: "Easy in easy out"
Cons: "Lack of entertainment"
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."
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!"
Pros: "Early arrival and ease to sit down"
Cons: "Better snacks and"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "No tvs that was a major let down as i was traveling with 2 kids i was really not happy about that my 6 year old just wantex to watch something and kept asking every 2 minutes if we were there yet... so please some tvs on those plains would greatly appreciated."
Pros: "Everything worked out great."
Pros: "Easy boarding, smooth takeoff"
Cons: "The loud child behind me kicking my seat and yelling"
Pros: "Late takoff"
Cons: "Late takeoff"
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: "Courteous, friendly staff"
Pros: "No issues at all"
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Pros: "My throat was sore and stewardess was able to give me water while I attempted to take cold flu pills"
Cons: "Airplane very uncomfortable!spacevery reduce to obtain more seating capacity they forgot customer comfort"
Pros: "Las pantallas en cada asiento con entretenimiento ideal para los niños u también los adultos y además de ofrecer variadas bebidas dieron un snack."
Pros: "Getting home safely"
Cons: "Finding damage to my luggage"
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"
Cons: "Late and delayed arrival. No seed assign until I was at the gate"
Cons: "Delay No direction help for the gate Bad seats"
Cons: "They lost our baggage and communication was terrible"
Pros: "Very good"
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"
Pros: "At 6' 2" I was surprised that, with the seat in front of me not reclined (and fortunately no one ever did), my knees actually had a bit of room and were not pressed into the seat back in front of me. That and the flight schedule went smoothly - everything was on time."
Cons: "Maybe a couple of other sandwich options might have gotten me to pay for one."
Pros: "I sat next to my wife"
Cons: "Paying extra for seating"
Cons: "No food"
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 plain went to the runway then stated that needed more gas due to weather so we returned to the gate, three hours later we finally departed. In two flights in three days I was delayed 9 hours"
Cons: "The 9 hours delay and zero compensation"
Pros: "Flight was delayed due to a crew member needing to be substituted, but the crew handled it very well and were nice to us"
Pros: "Everything was excellent"
Cons: "Not much,just a cold beer"
Pros: "In flight entertainment, crew were very good. Flight got in early."
Cons: "Airlines, in general, are screwing passengers. Limiting offerings in flight. crew is good though."
Pros: "Crew was nice, attentive, courteous and professional. We arrived on time, landing was fought (night landing) and all of our luggage arrived with us."
Cons: "Airlines are nickel and dimeing the customers. Everything is being charged and many times you find out the hard way. I will avoid United due to their charging procedures and rigidity in their application of their billing."
Pros: "Aircraft temperature was nice, which is controlled by the pilots"
Cons: "United boarding system was down United flight attendants on my flight said they would not help us in emergency over an announcement Outdated seat entertainment with directv THAT YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR Seats always feel too small but I’ll just include it here"
Pros: "The plane was clean and on-time"
Pros: "The crew members are nice and professional"
Cons: "The aircraft is out dated and less comfortable than an old bus. It’s time that ALL airplanes will feel as comfortable as a movie theater. And have screens and wifi .. and be comfortable to even take a knapp"
Cons: "No variety of snacks options"
Cons: "Disorganised with aggressive & disgruntal staff"
Cons: "Mechanical delay of scheduled flight Had to walk through two terminals in Houston Not a big dela, so I rated it okay overall"
Pros: "The service was good along with everything"
Pros: "Streamlined experience and on time. My choice of seat as well at the terminal desk."
Cons: "Pay for wifi and tv. Jet blue gives it to you for free."
Cons: "Good flight"
Cons: "Missed connecting flight due to previous flight delay. Customer service was not very helpful with accommodations."
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: "I finally made it home and my luggage wasn't lost thus time."
Cons: "Boarding was slow, staff was cranky, literally had my bag of snacks thrown at me. Overall what was expected of a united flight."
Cons: "Flight was undersold yet we were delayed an hour for them to repair a seat in first class. Don't understand why they wouldn't find a person to bump from first class down to economy so the whole flight could be on time. It's only an hour and a half flight."
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!"
Pros: "The flight was on time and the crew was great. No complaints for the air and the ground team at all"
Cons: "WiFi and TV it's way too expensive No free options to entertain yourself. At least give us a USB port on the seat to access my mobile device. Very narrow seats"
Pros: "Crew on board was nice"
Cons: "extensive delay from maintenance prior to flight,"
Pros: "Crew was awesome."
Cons: "NO entertainment whatsoever unless you purchased it, $5 is expensive"
Pros: "Leg room in economy plus. We were upgraded because of a seat assignment issue."
Cons: "No entertainment what-so-ever! And the wifi didn't work. Extremely warn/hot in the cabin from takeoff to landing and the blower didn't work."
Pros: "Seat reclined!! New clean plane, free movies and shows on my iPad and not the cheesy movies no one has heard of, really modern new A list movies!"
Cons: "Nothing at all"
Pros: "Comfort and service was right on target"
Pros: "I could get my boarding pass, I could flight home have to buy different ticket too fight home??? I wish your return my money"
Cons: "Seats, space horrid like every other airline out there! American Corporate Greed at work, stuff them like sardines"
Pros: "It canceled"
Cons: "It canceled"
Pros: "Boarding the plane was Good"
Cons: "Seats are way too close...."
Pros: "The service, no stress, fast and easy process. .."
Cons: "Nothing at all,everything went well. .thanks"
Pros: ". We got back 30minutes early then schedule!"
Pros: "Enjoyed it"
Pros: "Everything was good"
Pros: "The free water and the snack"
Cons: "Everything was fine"
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: "Quick and easy."
Pros: "Nothing. Very unhappy"
Pros: "Not food and not tv was included on the service! So not review in this point."
Pros: "Everything was great"
Pros: "Boarding was quick"
Cons: "No video player"
Pros: "The food ? What's food?"
Cons: "That's only give wather!... Is ridiculous"
Pros: "Everything worked out just perfect"
Cons: "No snacks served"
Pros: "That alone is a compliment these days. Flying is just not fun any more. When I get where I'm going on time, that's about all I expect."
Pros: "Flying with a guitar has never been so easy. Thanks United for being musician-friendly!"
Cons: "All could be better, Spirit is a horrible airline"
Pros: "The crew was pleasant. The flight was smooth."
Cons: "Seats are too close and terribly uncomfortable. No onboard WiFi or movies. Plane made a horrible sound upon landing. This was my second flight with spirit this month. Both were terribly uncomfortable and I’m only 5’2. I. probably will not fly Spirit again."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly"
Cons: "The seats were very uncomfortable. I know this is uncontrollable but the turbulence was some of the worst I’ve ever experienced. Not sure if it was an old spirit plane or something but the trays also had no holding spot for drinks which made it very gross it"
Pros: "The crew was super nice and the seat was super comfortable"
Cons: "if they have a bit more variety of snacks to purchase"
Cons: "Keeping the middle seat open"
Pros: "I hate spirit"
Cons: "They are animals"
Pros: "Left on time Very smooth flight experience Arrived early"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Seats are small"
Pros: "Crew was great"
Pros: "Funny amenable crew"
Pros: "The flight itself was OK, although I paid extra for a "Big Front Seat" and it didn't recline. The crew on board the plane were good."
Cons: "The disaster starts at check-in - no organization, no one taking charge, and no one showing anything that looked like initiative. I've had better experiences at the Post Office. Once you get to the gate, the real sh*tshow begins. Talk about a disaster. One flight was delayed 10 hours!"
Pros: "The crew was good."
Cons: "Comfortable seats"
Pros: "Crew is always very nice,"
Cons: "I sat in one of the bigger more expensive seats upfront and it was the most uncomfortable seat I have ever sat in to include military aircraft."
Pros: "The big leather seats were only $6."
Cons: "I was too late to get the big leather seats!"
Cons: "The bench style seats"
Cons: "Baggage overcharge but everything was great"
Pros: "Literally nothing"
Pros: "I like everything"
Pros: "Boarding process was fast."
Cons: "Every flight was delayed, and my final leg was two hours delayed."
Cons: "Awful!!! The flight was delayed 4 hours!!!"
Pros: "Check-in was easy and smooth. Timings were good. Crew members were interacting."
Pros: "Smooth landing."
Cons: "Seats too small. Not enough room."
Pros: "Decent crew."
Cons: "Dripping water on me from the overhead bin for 1/3 of the flight, horrible turbulence!"
Pros: "I got to fort Lauderdale safely"
Cons: "I wish I would have have gotten updates about the flight time."
Pros: "Stewards were nice"
Cons: "Excessive charges for everything -gouged to death"
Pros: "Not a thing"
Cons: "Spirit.com website, check in procedure, time and money spent."
Pros: "The flight attendant was humorous over the PA"
Cons: "I didn't like waiting and it didn't seem like there was really a problem with the aircraft. The excuse seemed made up."
Pros: "I personally don't like the airline"
Pros: "One of the best"
Cons: "No TSA precheck that is a real problem!"
Cons: "Luggage fees are completely out of any comparison to other airlines! They charged $55.00 for one over-the-head cabin bag!!!! ???? Luggage handling is terrible - bags came off plane with oily huge spots and are not usable for next travel just after being used only twice... There is no complementary drinks: $1.50 for 4 oz cup of coffee !!!??? ...and so on, and so on....."
Cons: "LUGGAGE and carryons charges $$$"
Cons: "Sits are like trains in undeveloped world It is nonsence to charge for a glass of water"
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable no complimentary snacks or drinks. It seems to me it's all about the airline make money and less about there customers needs and service."
Cons: "Seats don't recline."
Pros: "Nothing. Just suck flying with a stupid aireline company spirit"
Cons: "Suck. They charge for carry on : never see something like that in my entire life in USA. They don t even offer Water or a drink. It is just a scam - an organize theith."
Cons: "Delayed no updates, couldn't hear announcement to board, had to wait after boarding for pilot and flight crew"
Pros: "The ease of getting home safely."
Pros: "Plane was comfortable and crew was nice."
Cons: "Paying for everything was a complete scam. Paying extra for bags, to board, a drink. I could have flown a really nice air line for the total price."
Pros: "Quick service"
Cons: "I'm pretty easy going, get me there and im good. If you like low fares and efficient service, book spirit.."
Pros: "Spirit have los t me as cuatomer fir ever."
Cons: "For ever you have lost a customer."
Pros: "Nothing I like"
Cons: "Delay many many hours"
Pros: "Very Little"
Cons: "Just about everything else. Sat next to someone on both going and coming that was in my seat. Back of chair in front of me was so close(and I'm short) was so close that I was very uncomfortable. Next time I'll try SouthWest although from what I understand, they're no bargain either. I didn't book this, my secretary did."
Pros: "Some of the crew members were very nice. Cheap ticket prices, with a twist."
Cons: "The rest of the crew members were horrible. The seats are very uncomfortable. The fact that you have to pay $50-$100 for carry on and check in bags is a scam when Southwest Airlines flights come with 2 bags checked in no charge. There is no refreshments included in the flight and you have to pay for water and soft drinks. For a 2-3 hour flight, you have to pay for water... The customer service department for Spirit is absolutely horrible and very unaccomodating and completely rude."
Cons: "Will never fly this shitty airline again."
Pros: "The flight attendant was pretty funny over the intercom."
Cons: "The seats were so small. The airline charges 55 bucks or a carry one! And 100 at the gate !!!!!! Ridiculous. And they charge 3$ for water. I will not be flying this airline again."
Pros: "The initial fare was great and enticing."
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that bag fees are twice as much as other airlines, carry ons are $100 per, what is normally free on other airliines (like coffee, soda or water) you charge for, and the weight limit for a checked bag is 40 pounds not 50 and then there is an additional $25 dollar charge. So, I paid $75 dollars total for checking my 1 bag, which was under 50 pounds and I was traveling for two weeks, so I expected to pay a fee of $25 to check the bag. Luckily my 1 carry on was small enough to be considered a personal bag, or that would have been another $100. I chose not to drink anything because asking to pay for water is somewhat ridiculous and I found the flight attendants "humor" to not be funny at all. I guess if as an airline you want to be made a joke of than that is fine, but if you are tying to be a low price contender and offer the same service and amenities than you have missed the mark in my opinion."
Pros: "The flight was quick. On time."
Cons: "How I had to pay for my carry on to and from my destinations. $55 each way. I thought that was really uncalled for. My plane ticket was $326 ish. For a 2 hours flight basically. Not only did I pay a lot of money on the plane ticket but I had to pay additional for my little carry on. Like I said in my heading you might as well pay for American airline or something because the carry on is included, drinks included, and the planes are way nicer. And you don't have random people sit SOOOO close to you like Spirit. My BF suggested spirit and I never want to fly spirit ever again unless I'm completely desperate."
Cons: "getting my flight info and confirmation was sent to someone else customer service was bad"
Airlines flying from Houston 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 Houston to Fort Lauderdale
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Houston to Fort Lauderdale
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Houston to Fort Lauderdale
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Houston to Fort Lauderdale
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Houston to Fort Lauderdale