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An average nonstop flight takes 4h 45m, covering a distance of 793 miles.
There are 41 (nonstop) flights between Houston and Cancún per week, averaging 5 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on American Airlines ($100) and Japan Airlines ($109), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on American Airlines ($220).
Southwest (5 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
From Houston to Cancún, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Cancún 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 Hobby, often referred to as Houston Airport. You will be landing at Cancún, also known as Cancún Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Typical flight and all went well."
Pros: "Flight was typical."
Cons: "No direction for the connecting flight and no help to understand the connecting flights."
Pros: "crew amazing"
Pros: "The crew was amazing!!"
Cons: "Nothing! Excellent flight!"
Pros: "very good"
Pros: "even though I was in Economy class, the seat was comfortable, the food was good and the flight attendands were attentive and polite"
Cons: "Over all"
Cons: "Tickets were in the wrong name and the company that issued them refused to fix the problem. I ended up buying a second ticket directly from the airlines."
Pros: "Boarding was quick as i've come to expect from DFW."
Cons: "I bought economy to save money, but unfortunately since I got the very back of the plane my seat couldn't recline."
Cons: "Cancelled flight"
Pros: "Our flight was delayed due to lightning strike on arriving flight, we were transferred to non stop EVA Airline so we can get home and not need a connecting flight in Japan. JAL did all these arrangements without us requesting it. They also were very polite and got our luggage in time to be on the flight with us. JAL is truly a top airline in the world."
Cons: "food from manila to japan was excellent,food japan to vancouver was not...could only eat half of it"
Pros: "Fast and eady"
Cons: "Couldn't pick seating or check in online so I was separated from my husband"
Pros: "Great flying on JAL...such great service and sweet attendants. US carriers could learn a lot from the Japanese carriers...they actually make it enjoyable and easy"
Pros: "Really nice crew, the flight was great."
Cons: "I think the food made me sick. It could have been the long journey but 1/2 hour after I ate it I felt really sick."
Pros: "Service was excellent."
Cons: "The food could have been a little more mainstream"
Cons: "Meal was served frozen."
Pros: "Crew was very nice. They let us switch seats when my boyfriend's TV wasn't working"
Pros: "Politeness. It definitely stands out."
Cons: "Coffee. It just didn’t taste good to me. But they had wine!"
Pros: "JAL has always provided exceptional value for money and top notch service."
Cons: "Have taken several JAL flight the last 1 year and this flight was significantly worse than the last few. Especially the meals."
Pros: "Wonderful Crew."
Pros: "Great meal compared to other local airlines. Comfortable."
Pros: "Very warm attendants Excellent food for the price paid Highly professional crew Efficient boarding and ontime takeoff"
Pros: "Cabin staff. Special meal. Cleanliness."
Cons: "Why does the shorter of the two flights have more comfortable seats?"
Pros: "My sister got airsick the last hour of the flight. The flight attendants were extremely helpful and considerate in easing her discomfort."
Pros: "Great flight, great staff. The food wasn't bad either."
Pros: "Food & entertainment"
Pros: "Everything bad"
Cons: "Bad customer service, I don't speak English good , can't understand them jet blue"
Pros: "Boarding was orderly and crew was nice and polite."
Cons: "The person in front of me reclined her seat entire fought crushing my knees and leaving NO legroom, couldn't even use foot rests!"
Pros: "Service impeccable"
Cons: "Worst food in the industry. Barely edible."
Pros: "The flight went well and the 3 meals were interesting. The staff was professional."
Cons: "It's kinda hard to sleep. Some of the food could taste a bit fresher and less microwaved."
Pros: "What sets JAL apart is the quality of service both on the ground and in the air. As customers, even in economy, no request was too minor to be treated as the most important of the day. Both legs were on time, the meals were excellent, and the chouce of movies was more than adequate. I will fly with JAL again."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and solicitous and helpful. This is my third trip with JAL and I. Happy about it."
Pros: "The fact that everything is included with the flight makes it very easy to fly with JAL. The staff was friendly and helpful when I was checking in. The agent tried her best to get me a window or aisle seat but was unable to. That didn't matter though. Airlines in the US should learn from them and treat their customers the same way."
Pros: "Direct flights from San Diego to Narita. Easy connections for other countries. Good food. Luggage allowance."
Cons: "Seats are a bit hard and do not recline enough. Would trade legroom for more angle on the seats."
Pros: "Roominess of economy seats."
Cons: "Poor movie selection. Heavily skewed to action/terror/suspense. Very few dramas, and none of them current."
Pros: "The crew were the nicest group of flight attendants I have ever encountered. The offered assortment of snack during my flight. I got a scented warm hand towel before they service me a meal. They even use real silverware in economy"
Cons: "The only thing I didn't like was the temperature of the plane. It was quite hot (felt like 75 degrees inside)"
Pros: "Very attentive service, very comfortable seats on economy, good food, excellent attention to detail"
Pros: "Entertainment was excellent"
Cons: "I'm an entertainer, very well respected in Hawaii, Japan and the world. and has always traveled JAL. I travel with my guitar and has never had a problem carrying it on board. The staff will usually come a get it and put it in the closet if it didn't fit in the overhead. But I guess recently rules change, and was told I would have to check it in because the closet space is used only for staff and business people. Was told that the 737 was to small for my guitar won't fit overhead. I have taken 737's all my life with Aloha Airlines and told them that my guitar would fit. That gentleman was a JERK! and was'nt very helpful, and told me I couldn't take it on board and I would have to take it to the package store and have them box it up. That spoiled my whole vacation."
Cons: "Some turbulence awoke us midway through the overnight flight."
Pros: "The service was excellent and the seats were really comfortable"
Cons: "The food choice was a bit poor"
Pros: "Since I had back pain,I really like that I could checked in two luggages. Thank you so much!!"
Pros: "Professional and kind service. Leg room. In-service TV/movies. Toothbrushes. Food. Everything was outstanding."
Cons: "Absolutely nothing."
Pros: "Comfortable flight, friendly staff."
Pros: "Everything! JAL ground crew, airline crew, their service is excellent. The interior of the airplane looked nice."
Cons: "It could use more games for children"
Pros: "Laboratory was very clean and spacious. The entertainment on the back of every head rest was the best I've seen. Big screen, with lots of movie/show options, music, and games. Chairs were very spacious and comfortable."
Pros: "Crew was extremely hostile and rude"
Cons: "Smile and treat black individuals better"
Cons: "See previous"
Pros: "See previous comments"
Cons: "See previous comments"
Pros: "Yes crew was amazing"
Cons: "May be more frequent hydration"
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Pros: "All was great"
Pros: "After a late, crowded boarding process, somehow the flight crew got us off the ground on time!"
Cons: "Having more than 2 harried airline agents at the gate to handle the sold out flight filled with families with babies!"
Pros: "Crew was awesome"
Pros: "Amazing crewkeep"
Cons: "Keep going"
Pros: "The movies were entertaining"
Pros: "Boarding was easy. No issues. Friendly staff. We had to fill out customs declaration forms but didn’t have a pen. We asked stewardess for a pen and they didn’t have any left. She said to borrow from a neighbor which I thought was rude. We don’t know our neighbors. If a flight requires filling out a form, they should provide enough pens to do so."
Cons: "Not enough pens"
Pros: "When I finally got off the plane"
Cons: "Everything. No instructions, no pens or pencils, ignorant staff. Got to Cancun and waited 2 hours with no directions to just go they immagration. The forms were in Spanish and the staff could not translate. I’ll never fly Delta again."
Pros: "Flight Attendant Precious was just as her name precious and was very impactful in my amazing journey experience."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Seats very uncomfortable no room to move"
Cons: "Flight was delayed."
Pros: "Excellent check in and boarding service"
Cons: "Cleaning of the airplane could be done better"
Pros: "Fly attenden alwas with a beautiful smile"
Pros: "Clean and spacious plane, relaxed and organized gate cre"
Cons: "Crew member passing out ear buds ran out and never came back"
Pros: "Got moved to an aisle seat instead of the middle. The flight wasn’t full so the crew planned ahead and got several people in our party better seats."
Pros: "Almost everything."
Pros: "I love the aesthetic of the new planes. Boarding was seamless and the staff was great! More cookies please!"
Pros: "Free movies on plane, quick boarding! Ok time :)"
Pros: "Like the fact I could watch 2-3 movies. Love the gluten free options for snacks."
Cons: "All of the couples were not assigned seats together. I've never seen anything so stupid. So before the plane took off, about four of us ladies from all over the back of the plane stood up and each jumbled a bunch of seats like a rubix cube so the men could then get up and go sit with their wives."
Cons: "Gate agent @ LAX calling every single passenger with a lot of noise around couldn't hear. I had to go and check myself a couple of times."
Pros: "Food was amazing tasted and seasoned well. Not bland, really good salad and chicken."
Cons: "Delay. (liked kayak delay updates tho!) crew not very attending and it looked like they didnt care. In order to keep folks busy because of the delay. They gave out immigration and customs papers out, but refused to give pen. I literally didn't had one and answer from the crew was like that. " Excuse me do you have a pen by any chance?" . "NO! I dont! asked them" pointing out to other crew members, -this is the best part- the female stewardess had clearly visibly a pen in her front shirt pocket! Sitting around and trying to kill time and no pen still. While busy with food and other stuff, i fell asleep. Then after a while when going to the restroom i asked the male steward if he would have a pen please, he pointed out they dont have any pens. ( please note he marked on his check board, who is getting which meal on the first class)"
Cons: "That we did not have a seat assigned"
Pros: "Everything was great from boarding to landing."
Pros: "Loved having the Movie and tv options on the flight, really passed the time"
Cons: "Flight was overbooked, seat assignment at gate, was very anxiety provoking. I was concerned would not get on flight."
Pros: "Friendly service"
Cons: "The booking was done through vayama and the confirmation numbers didn't match with delta's. It was confusing. I had to talk to a delta rep and give her the eticket # and at that point, she gave me a new confirmation #, that I was able to use to check in with on delta"
Pros: "Flight attendants seemed nice"
Cons: "Too tight in the seats"
Cons: "No offers of sandwiches on a 4 hour flight. Smooth flight - very good crew."
Pros: "Quick and everyone was friendly"
Pros: "direct flight from bdl to cun."
Cons: "reclining seats that doesnt give much room to person behind recliner"
Pros: "That I landed safely"
Cons: "1st class was horrible."
Pros: "The plane was new and very comfortable. Free entertainment and plug for charging electronics. Love this airline!"
Cons: "Your company has the worst customer service ever! You ruined our family vacation and just have horrible policies I can’t believe it! Will never purchase anything off your website again! You suck!"
Pros: "The crew was outstanding, polite, and professional."
Cons: "Seats were comfortable, but much too crowded. The seating would have been very good for children but for adults it was much too crowded. My knees were up against the seat in front and my back is sore from having to spend most of the trip twisted to try to fit into the small space. Also, my seat was is row 16 and was called a “premium” seat and I was charged an extra $24 for it. I did not find it any different than all the seats around me. What was the extra charge for?"
Cons: "They lost my luggage."
Pros: "great flight free movie going down"
Cons: "no free movie/tv coming back"
Pros: "Very satisfied. Great service"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 4 hours."
Pros: "On time, pretty friendly crew"
Cons: "Too small a plane for that long a trip. Bathrooms were VERY small & rare."
Pros: "Terrible customer service both on the phone before the flight, but Especially from the gate agent. Wow she was really horrible."
Cons: "The flight attendants on board were good! They helped get everything straight. Easily could have been handled by the incompetent gate agent. Wow."
Pros: "Outlets to charge your phone and watch movies."
Cons: "It wasnt specified which terminal to go to Aeromexico or delta. Going both ways. I had to pay a 40 dollar taxi to get me to the correct terminal .5 a mile away. And leaving in the early morning it was too dark and they convinced us it was unsafe and a 35 min walk. It’s def would be that long of a walk in Mexico since we had no idea where we were going."
Pros: "The plane was less than half full so I got my own row and slept most of the flight. Chargers and tv screens for each seat"
Pros: "Flew in First Class. Felt very pampered"
Cons: "The line for printing the pass was not open. I showed up 2 hrs prior. After dealing with the kiosk for more than 1/2 hour. I missed my flight."
Pros: "Entertainment and crew were great- comfortable seats, got to watch a couple of movies with headphones provided by Delta; forgot mine so I assumed I would be miserable thru the whole 4 hour flight. so glad I was wrong! Would definitely take another flight with Delta... looking into the frequent flyer program as we speak"
Cons: "My suitcase was ruined."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed two hours. We arrived safe but still, the delay creates such an impact on traveler’s plans. AA didn’t even offer bonus miles."
Cons: "Sat on the runway for over an hour. Lack of communication and lies.."
Cons: "Individual TVs, perhaps"
Pros: "Great crew"
Pros: "second flight was delayed about 30 minutes"
Cons: "Bring back the individual TV's"
Pros: "I was moved up to seat 9E from 16E move leg room makes a difference"
Cons: "I had started a movie on the earlier flight but I could not finish it because it was not offered on this flight"
Pros: "Crew was fantastic but seats lack padding which agrivated my tailbone."
Cons: "A second beverage service would have nice."
Pros: "The cabin crew"
Cons: "The gate agents were utterly rude and unprofessional. If you’re going to be so negative why work in customer service ?!?"
Cons: "The flight was late with no explanation. The incoming equipment was at the gate in time."
Cons: "Flight delayed 1h30, no food or beverage served!"
Cons: "1 hour delay boarding then another hour waiting for a Pilot!?"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Boarding system, come located entertainment o/b, non existan food/snacks"
Pros: "On-time departure and arrival, friendly ground staff and flight attendant"
Pros: "Plane is clean. Well kept"
Cons: "Wifi. It terrible"
Pros: "Confort and good treatment."
Cons: "I didn’t have the opportunity to chiíes seats."
Pros: "Timeliness and friendly staff. Arrived before scheduled time..."
Cons: "After getting us lined up for boarding we were told to wait due to maintenance."
Pros: "Flight was okay"
Cons: "That I ended up having to deal with AA for everything"
Pros: "Snack was a good portion. Filling for a 5 hour flight"
Cons: "Entertainment system did not work for my seat. No movies available"
Pros: "Quality and clean aircraft, and service. Arrived early. Apparently this is one of AA's highest-quality routes."
Cons: "The legroom in economy is the bare minimum-- you could not get the seats closer together."
Pros: "The films available were okay, but we had to watch them on our phones."
Cons: "Moved our gate twice, both times the AA boarding crew laughed at the anger they’d caused among the upset passengers. They were also not vocal about the gate changes until pressed. We were asked to sit by the emergency gate as able and willing humans unaware it was placed beside the center bathroom.. so unpleasant."
Cons: "2 of our screens didn’t have audio working so couldn’t watch movies :-(. - assistants rebooted the systems but that didn’t help :-("
Pros: "Arrived early in CUN!"
Cons: "Food selection"
Pros: "I had a connection flight to JFK I came before the time about 15 min and crew saw me but she told me, sorry someone took your seats I lost around 4000$. This happened at Dallas airport."
Pros: "quick flight"
Cons: "seats are very cramped"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nisy airplane and hard seats."
Pros: "The airline staff was SO kind and helpful. I'm an AA fan now!"
Cons: "Very narrow seats"
Cons: "Lost luggage for more than 18 hours. Poor costumer service by baggage assistance: Too many issues to even mention it. Arrived in Cancun w/o luggages and connection to Cuba with another airline and no luggages for 2 weeks."
Pros: "great stable flight"
Cons: "my connecting flight left late"
Pros: "Easy flight"
Cons: "too tight to connection time in DFW"
Cons: "I didn't have enough time and had to rush to get to me connecting flight. It scared me that I might not make it to the terminal and gate in time. thanks!!"
Pros: "Everything was okay and scheduled for me, I just walked into the airline and showed my passport"
Cons: "I would like to get a 24 hour before remainder and chance to pick my sits!"
Cons: "They had a delay that bumped our international connection. We had to switch airports and airlines and arrived significantly later than originally planned, causing us to miss pre-wedding events."
Pros: "Boarding was prompt, flight attendants polite and accommodating."
Cons: "If I am in business class and platinum status, why can't I use the lounge - which is only available to Platinum status going to LA or SF, Latin America but not to Cancun. American Airlines needs to change this policy."
Cons: "Staff was rude and accoutable for delayed flight and lightning striking plane while we were in the air"
Cons: "Felt sufforcation again and flight was delayed"
Pros: "The crew and flight was great."
Pros: "Everyone was very helpful."
Cons: "I am million miler in Korean air. It's a seven star airlines"
Cons: "Delayed an hour. Don't think I've had a single American flight on time. No food or movies on international flight. No blankets or pillows."
Pros: "Quickly boarding, crew was extremely polite"
Cons: "No kosher food on board"
Pros: "Top notch airline - staff is personable & comfortable seating"
Pros: "Crew felt bad"
Cons: "Entertainment was on a galaxy tablet that worked some of the time"
Cons: "No entertainment. There wasn't even a drop down screen for a movie."
Pros: "Great flight, service was awesome!"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed due to weather, which I was fine with as I wanted to fly home in the safest conditions, and I do trust the captains decision. However, upon arrival, we were stuck on the runway for 3 hours!!!! Our flight landed at 1, we did not exit plane until 3:40. They were not curtious enough to give us accurate time frames on when we would be allowed off. They told us 40 minutes initially, obviously was a lie. We did not receive updates whatsoever. We had to stay seated the entire time with seat belts even though we were not moving!! I got up to use the restroom and was instructed to sit back down even though attendants were aware that we were not moving and were not getting off any time soon. A 2 hour flight turned into 5 hours on the plane instead so of course many passengers needed to use the restroom. Flight attendants offered no avail with extra attention, drinks, snacks or even by allowing fussy babies to be strolled down the aisle as the aircraft was completely still until the last 3-5 minutes when we FINALLY pulled to a terminal. We had to have a terminal when southwest would have gladly brought stairs to our flight so we could at least wait inside a less compact space, such as the airport, for luggage. I know of many people on our flight who missed connecting flights, which I'm sure AA did nothing to accommodate. By the end of it all, my family member who originally was going to pick us up from airport went home as he waited over 3 hours for me to get off the plane. I had to pay a taxi cab to bring me home and did not make it home until 6am when it was all said and done. To add insult to injury, the flight attendants did not even thank us for our patience or have the decency to address said issue. Never flying AA again."
Cons: "No Free Wi-Fi"
Airlines flying from Houston to Cancún 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 Cancún
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Houston to Cancún
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Houston to Cancún
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Houston to Cancún
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