Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Houston to Santa Fe
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 4h 04m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on United Airlines ($167) and American Airlines ($172), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on American Airlines ($210) and United Airlines ($230).
From Houston to Santa Fe, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Santa Fe back to Houston , the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Tuesday 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 Santa Fe, also known as Santa Fe Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer 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: "Everything went smoothly."
Cons: "The flight was packed and wearing masks Was not enforced."
Pros: "Very friendly crew, my flights were on time, good selection of movies. That's about it."
Cons: "Their Basic fare should be renamed "Bare-sic" – you have to pay for almost anything. Food choices can be better. I guess they can pay the Munich airport to get better treatment and not having to bus their passengers around."
Cons: "Size of seat"
Pros: "It was on time!"
Cons: "2 hour delay"
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."
Pros: "Boarding was quick and easy"
Cons: "The plane could have been cleaner"
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: "Much better the typical American cattle class. Qantas actually served real food. Cabin was spacious."
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: "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: "Was able to sleep"
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!"
Cons: "Our bags were lost going to Rome for a wedding and our cloths were in the bags for the brides father and sister bridesmade. No updates and the have my phone number and email address. You would think it was 1968 or something! Unacceptable in this day and age of communication! The wedding is in 48 hours and can’t find our bags? All this was explained to the airline in Rome the baggage handlers etc. etc. still nothing. Absolutely amazing and disappointing!"
Pros: "Nice leg room"
Cons: "Doors closed early for my 6:28am flight. I couldn't fly until 1:18pm. Crew says that doors close 10 minutes before flight. The doors on the 1:18pm flight stayed open well after 1:18pm. The flight was then delayed until 1:50pm."
Cons: "3 planes all with mechanical issues... numerous people left stranded, the whole thing was a nightmare. Finally got home around 1 00 AM. But the worst part was the gate agents I literally felt like I was disrupting their day! Email sent to American."
Cons: "Could not get to Santa Fe! Had to fly to Albuquerque & arrange transport to Santa Fe! No luggage til next day!"
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: "Airplane very uncomfortable!spacevery reduce to obtain more seating capacity they forgot customer comfort"
Pros: "the fly was on time"
Cons: "I don't like central seats"
Pros: "That the armrest came up."
Cons: "The landing, having to check my luggage and receiving it banged up when I saw more spaces for my luggage on the overhead compartment, the pilot not mentioning turbulence, no entertainment, flight attendants not being observant for persons not buckled in, last but certainly not the least...the flight delay."
Cons: "Delayed. We were unable to change the flight to sit together. Staff not very helpful"
Pros: "I did have to speak with an attendant at the customer service area of checkin and she was great. Very helpful."
Pros: "This particular trip everything went as well as can be expected. I was upgraded to first on both legs, always a bonus. Crew was friendly and efficient. FYI, this was not AA crew and equipment, was the regional sub. But still, all good."
Cons: "I don't care for the shuttle from the main terminal to the remote. It's crowded and uncomfortable, even for a few minutes."
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."
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: "Easy to book. Reasonable price. 10/10 would book again."
Pros: "Very good"
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: "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"
Cons: "Plane on time and it was very hot on the plane"
Pros: "It’s ok. The airplane is not comfortable. It’s old and small"
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."
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: "Everything good"
Pros: "They accommodated my 6 hour layover by reducing it to 2!! Got me home 4hrs earlier. So grateful."
Pros: "Suitcase arrived at the carrousel on time , much better than Houston."
Cons: "HUGE DELAY. MISSED CONNECTION. CONSTANT UNCERTAINTY"
Pros: "Everything went by smoothly, no problems"
Pros: "They let people get on with oversize bags when sequence 4&5 get on there's no room left"
Cons: "Wi-Fi wasn't available"
Pros: "Direct tv in united codeshare flt"
Pros: "It was nice"
Pros: "Lining up in groups"
Pros: "Gate personnel were great."
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!"
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!"
Pros: "Clean, and comfortable"
Cons: "No tv to watch"
Cons: "Hate the airport"
Pros: "Staff was friendly"
Cons: "Cold on board"
Airlines flying from Houston to Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Houston to Santa Fe
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Houston to Santa Fe
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Houston to Santa Fe
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Houston to Santa Fe