Southwest has waived its change and cancellation fees on flights from Houston Hobby to Fort Lauderdale. Confirm policy on booking site.
The average nonstop flight takes 4h 43m, covering a distance of 956 miles.
There are 5 nonstop flights per day traveling from Houston Hobby Airport to Fort Lauderdale, for an average of 41 flights per week.
The best deals for a one-way ticket found by KAYAK users over the last 3 days were on Allegiant Air ($66) and Delta ($74). The cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Allegiant Air ($142) and Delta ($151).
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If your flying dates are flexible, you should consider flying to Fort Lauderdale on a Friday, as we generally find the cheapest rates on that day for this route. On the other hand, Thursday is the most expensive day to fly from Houston Hobby Airport to Fort Lauderdale. For your return ticket, we recommend flying on a Thursday and avoiding Saturdays for the best deals.
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Pros: The cabin was clean and the crew was friendly.
Cons: Better snacks. Chips or mini cheese platter
Cons: Excellent experience during covid times.
Pros: That i was able to watch movies, snacks were provided and water
Cons: Nothing really!
Cons: Boarding crew not very friendly
Pros: Very nice people and helpful. Good attitude
Cons: Board was a bit disorganized and took much longer than I am used to even on full planes
Pros: Quick boarding process! Everything was on time as estimated.
Pros: The entertainment
Cons: Departure times
Pros: The crew was amazing
Cons: Other travellers where rude
Cons: Just hate the super smaller seats and the reduced spaces everywhere
Cons: The delay was totally unexpected and frustrating particularly when no bad weather around!
Pros: The crew was so nice especially the man who came to thank me for keeping my body out of the way of those who were serving and those using the bathroom. My husband an I were in the last row. He offered me a free drink, which I didn’t accept but I felt so good.
Pros: The crew was amazing. My seat was comfortable.
Cons: The plane was delayed. It arrived over 25 minutes after it was originally scheduled to.
Cons: Flight was delayed due to crew not being available.
Pros: While biased since I was in First class, everything was enjoyable and as expected of a first class experience. The free Wi-Fi on this flight made it extra special- can’t wait until its standard on all flights!!
Cons: Only real complaint is that Delta doesn’t seem to restrict size of bags taken as carry on and the time wasted but some trying to squeeze their obviously oversized bags into overhead compartments is painful.
Cons: Passengers should have the option to ask for additional snacks.
Pros: Crew was friendly and graciously got the hot tea I wanted.
Cons: Had to collect & re check luggage between flights. Couldn't they have been transferred to the next aircraft?
Cons: I understand when weather is rough not moving the beverage carts but a small bottle of water would be appreciated.
Pros: We had purchased economy tickets and got assigned seats that were not next to each other. As we were boarding the ticket person gave us a new seat assignment closer to the front and next to each other – we really appreciated and liked it. Makes me want to fly Delta again!
Pros: Being in First Class
Cons: Heavier food selection would be appreciated.
Cons: we began the boarding process late, which can be understandable, although the plane was there pretty early. Once the boarding began, someone, I presume the gate agent, essentially gave a countdown to hhow many minutes were left until the flight could have an "on time departure". I travel nearly every week so I value being on time. However, a minute by minute call to hurry up on a flight that was sold out was over the top. There was mumbling among the passengers, to the point of someone joking "Free cookies and water if we make it on time?" Just a bad gate experience, but bad enough that peopoe were commenting, and I waited for someone from the cockpit to del\part so I could mention it to them.
Pros: Everything in 1 class
Pros: Snacks and drinks were yummy and very appreciated. Entertainment was great. Tons of shows and movies and all for free. There was also free iMessage only WiFi which was enjoyed while messaging friends and loved ones while in the air.
Cons: For the amount of passengers boarding, they started the boarding process way too late which resulting in a delay taking off. The entire boarding process felt sloppy, disorganized, and hectic. They allowed passengers to board that were seated at the end of the plane while some 1 was boarding, causing tons of congestion. The boarding process was the slowest I have ever experienced in all the flights I’ve been on. The crew was ok, but slightly snappy/rude like typical New Yorkers. The flight from ft. Lauderdale to New York was much more pleasant.
Pros: The flight was good, Boarding was smooth and fast
Cons: I asked one of the crew members to help me to get a better seat as I was very tired and wanted to sleep better during the flight and he didnt pay attention to me. I realized there were emthy seats available during the flight
Pros: Quick, safe flight. Very good pilot.
Cons: In flight entertainment did not work at all during the 2.5 hour flight. Was very disappointed.
Pros: The welcoming and kindness of flight attendants and staff
Cons: That headsets are not free and the leg space seemed tighter than usual
Pros: I like Delta's onboard entertainment, Delta Studio. I also like that I can use wifi messaging onboard. The flight attendants did an excellent job as usual. I was in First Class so that was nice. I like the ice cream for dessert. I like the snack variety in First Class.
Cons: For first class the seat pitch is not great. I had a steak, it was dry. The rest of the meal was OK.
Pros: Early arrival!
Cons: Didn’t know that I didn’t have a window on the row I was on
Cons: When the passenger in front reclines their seat it was in my face The legroom wasn’t terrible but I had a hard time even reading since it was so close
Pros: Aircraft appeared to be brand new
Pros: I always enjoy my flights on Delta the staff members are always pleasant and helpful, not to mention a smooth flight. :)
Pros: Fast and very friendly staff.
Cons: I was not aware, when I picked my seat, that we were ahead of the Emergency Exit. My seat was extremely uncomfortable.
Pros: Delta made sure my husband and I had seats together and my husband was thrilled to have a window seat. We took off and arrived earlier than scheduled.
Cons: Everything was perfect. Nothing negative to report.
Pros: everything on schedule; courteous staff and great pilots
Cons: everything was very ordinary so cannot complain
Pros: New Plane - super roomy great selections of movies to watch for free on the TV!
Pros: We made it safe.
Cons: The constant delays. And nothing was done about it. Not even we're sorry. Here's a voucher. Or here's something on us due to the circumstances.
Pros: Delta Comfort seats
Cons: Shuttle driver stopped to talk to a friend thus making me late snd missed my connecton. Rude agents at gate and when I called and spoke to a Delta representative, was told that they would have never put me on that flight due to short connection time. To which I replied that thet is an issue between Delta and their business withthe booking site and the customer should not be to blame
Pros: Delta Comfort seats
Cons: Delta employee who drive shuttle to connection stopped to drop off a passenger and proceed to chat w other workers thereby getting me to my gate late and missing my connection and getting me to Florida almost 3 hours later than planned. Agents at desk in JFK were rude. There was another Delta employee also on the shuttle who was the only one who seemed to show concern. He alerted the driver, called the boarding gate and led me to it.
Cons: Out of all the airlines I have flown, this was quite disorganized in my opinion. The fact that I was not able to select a seat, nor did I have one assigned to me until prior to an hour before boarding, gave me a bit of anxiety. I don't think it's fair to take away this option to those that get the "cheap, standard" tickets.
Cons: They were rude and notnhelpful lost my luggage
Pros: Overall it was good
Pros: When I was finally able to get on a later flight this was a very good one
Cons: The cancellation of original flight was stressful as I had a wedding to attend and the long delay and subsequent cancellation of original flight prevented me from it. Further, I was forced to get local transport after arrival in FLL, since I missed my ride altogether.
Cons: Completely threw our afternoon plans and next day on their head because of the flight delays. Not cool.
Cons: Flying from Sydney Australia and this being the final segment, Delta lost my luggage with no explanation as to why. It made it around the world only to get lost on the shortest segment. A real pain after 21 hours of flying to be delayed late at night by airline. No offer for compensation.
Pros: Many passengers did not have seat assignments and we also ran out of over head storage resulting in many additional bags to be checked at the gate(mine included) but the crew and staff at the desk inside laguardia work quickly and efficiently to get everyone boarded and we ended up landing 15 minutes early.
Cons: Seating was extremely cramped and the in flight wifi quality was poor, couldn't even watch an hour long movie (on a 2+ hour flight) because of the amount of buffering.
Pros: The new plane was great. TV's on each seat back w/ great entertainment options
Cons: Flight was scheduled to leave early, the plane arrived, but they couldn't turn the plane around fast enough. We left the gat late, then pilot said we would still be arriving half an hour early. We arrived about 45 minutes late, and that was a problem because our connecting flight was due to depart now in 15 minutes. Lightning forced the airport to shutdown, which was great, we had a chance to catch our flight, but we were stuck in the airplane, and we couldn't get to our gate until the all-clear. I know this is not Delta's fault, but they did arrive quite late on a flight that, according to them, would be early. They also never communicated to the other flight that there were several passengers catching that connection. So by the time we had ran to catch our connection they had closed the ramp. Lightning hit again, and they shutdown the airport once again, so the airplane was still at the gate for about an hour, and they did not allow the 20+ passengers to board that plane, which was right there. So frustrating. The only thing that saved it was that our new flight was the new airbus, and although it left an hour and a half later, the comfort level was phenomenal.
Cons: Not charging me 100 dollars For a luggage that was 56 pounds
Pros: Friendly crew
Cons: Smooth flight. Left on time arrived on time.
Cons: Attitude of flight attendant
Pros: super uncortable. everytime AA is shrinking their seats. wifi wasnt working and u have to pay
Pros: Great crew
Pros: The pilots did a great job through turbulent air
Cons: I wish the seat reclined further back
Cons: The experience was excellent.
Cons: More room I pay for main cabin It feels it was just the regular
Cons: The flight attendants were very polite. Both of us are blind, and they told us the information we needed – how far away is the nearest exit row. Otherwise they treated us like everyone else!
Pros: Easy in easy out
Cons: Lack of entertainment
Pros: The gate agent did a great job loading the flight, loaded each group smoothly. Got crackers on this flight.
Pros: Great crew, comfortable chair. Entertainment was great.
Cons: Everything was great.
Pros: I was able to finish a movie I started on a different flight and found an additional enjoyable movie to watch.
Cons: The airplane was uncomfortably hot. The flight attendant apologized and said it would cool off at cruising altitude. It never cooled off. The flight was full and very crowded. I was in the last boarding group even though my seat was in row 17. They required me to check my carryon due to space.
Pros: The crew was great! The ride was smooth and the plane looked brand new!
Pros: Great crew!
Cons: Flight was too crowded!
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: 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: Courteous, friendly staff
Pros: The airline staff was SO kind and helpful. I'm an AA fan now!
Pros: No issues at all
Pros: Flight was on time
Pros: One of the only flights that got out during a blizzard. Very professional, de-icing went smoothly, pilot was smooth and flight was smooth.
Cons: All good
Pros: The crew was excellent. Stewardess was cheerful and helpful. The flight while full was not crowded.
Cons: Plane was late. Mechanical issue at the gate after boarding. Seating room pretty tight. Three gate chanes at O'Hare.
Pros: My throat was sore and stewardess was able to give me water while I attempted to take cold flu pills
Pros: Getting home safely
Cons: Finding damage to my luggage
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: 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
Pros: The crew was nice.
Cons: The flight was delayed due to weather, but nothing can change that. We still landed on time. Many other passengers were complaining.
Cons: Sat on plane for over 3 hours waiting to take off. They didn't offer any drinks or snacks at all while we waited. They said if we get off we may not be able to get back on. Barely made any announcements Once we did take off all they gave us was a packet of so called pretzels that were stale and gross!!
Cons: The flight was delayed 3 hours waiting for a flight attendant
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
Pros: Friendly crew
Cons: 3 hour delay
Pros: American got it right this time. Departing on time with a crew that seemed well qualified.
Cons: No yves on the plane like delta. Flight delayed 5hrs
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.
Cons: No food
Cons: No Free Wi-Fi
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
Cons: We waited on the plane for two hours before taking off with no explanation and no food or drink. Crew said they didn't know when we'd take off
Pros: Nothing everything was smooth
Cons: Nothin g
Pros: Flight was on time
Pros: The plane was super clean, no fear of COVID-19.
Pros: I paid extra for the added leg room!
Pros: Crew was very friendly.
Cons: No complaints.
Pros: The crew was very nice,,
Cons: Im not sure, everything was just so nice,, more chatting mabye talkin more,,
Cons: Built in headrests on the seats.
Pros: There was nothing outstanding really
Cons: It’s a low cost airline, so expectations are very low. Plane was very dirty because it just keeps on hopping back and forth without any cleaning service it seems
Cons: 2 hour weather delay. Flight didnt arrive in Tampa until 1:30am. Hard time finding transportation from airport that late
Cons: No hot coffee on 7:40am flight. Not right.
Pros: The crew was courteous and helpful; plane was clean; flight was on time; no problems
Pros: That we landed safely in 20 mph winds.
Cons: Stop stuffing too many people in an airplane, stop charging for every little thing, nothing nice or fun about flying in the US.It is just the fastest way to get to places..International airlines are much better and not cattle planes.
Cons: I dislike their pricing structure.
Pros: Our trip to Knoxville was great- no complaints. A/c cool— flight on time.
Cons: Trip back to FLL air was not working well. Plane dirty as well.
Cons: The seats were a bit cramped but I suppose most are these days
Pros: Friendly pilot.
Cons: My reading light kept flashing off and on. So I couldn't read my book.
Pros: Great crew fast service and flight smooth !
Cons: I’m tall and have some back issues I found the seats very close and not too comfortable ! I tried to get A seat by the emergency exit but wasn’t early enough on my pick !
Pros: Great airport for getting to Florida. Good prices
Cons: Flight was delayed 6 hours.
Pros: Getting off the bus!
Cons: 2.00 for water! Overpriced everything! Crew was not nice. Kindness goes a long way. Not for this crew impatient and just rude to other passengers. We pay good money to ride on the horror bus!
Cons: Long wait due to plane speaker malfunction. Offered free drink pours on flight once we finally took off but it was a very small “2 sip” pour.
Pros: The flight was delayed for almost 4 hrs, but the staff was excellent. From the check-in agent, the gate agent, the flight attendants and pilots - everybody was upbeat and helpful.
Cons: Just the continual delays, but the mobile notices were so helpful in not coming to the airport for a delayed flight. As always, the fact that the seats don’t recline makes the trip more uncomfortable.
Cons: 7.5HR DELAY. LOST A DAY. ARRIVING AT 3AM VS 6:30PM TECH ISSUES NOT ALLOWING CHECKIN ONLINE POORLY TRAINED STAFF AND SUPERIORS AT CHECKIN ONE HR ON TARMAC AS PER HEADCOUNT ISSUE WHEREBY, TWICE ASKED ON PLANE WHO I WAS. EMBARASSING. RUINED MY VACA WITH MY HUSBAND SANS KIDS:-((((((
Pros: Standard no frills airline
Cons: No room for overhead bags near my seat. I paid $25 to sit up front and $35 for a carry on. I paid extra with the goal of deplaining first. Crew refused to allow me to stow the bags in the front bin, had to place it 10 rows back. If I didn’t run to my gags as soon as Wen landed would have been the last to deplane. If allegiant is going to charge so much for carry on, they need to find a way so front passengers are not squeezed out like this.
Pros: The entire crew we're so accommodating and Robin was hilarious, made the hassle of traveling enjoyable and entertaining.
Cons: Nothing all was great!
Pros: Actual flight good and crew very accommodating
Cons: Seats poor. Waited 40 mins before the luggage entered the belt for pickup. Held us up for transportation to rent lot.
Pros: terminal small and easy to navigate
Cons: flight was late because of a "valve issue" in terminal, then on the plane pilot tells us its a computer issue and just needed to "reboot" plane computer because it's a computer with wings. Not sure if either of those reasons were true.
Cons: parking my car 2 weeks in Asheville Long term was $96. I should have gone to Charlotte, parked at my friend's house and paid AA the same rate for a nicer seat and cabin leg room. a la carte pricing ran my bill up even with NO checked luggage. Asheville doesn't have a shuttle service for the long-term parking.
Pros: Great assistance with a wheelchair to board, and gate crew in CVG is super friendly and helpful.
Cons: After landing, we spent a hour sitting in the plane, waiting for a gate. After the entire plane had deboarded, it took another 15 minutes for them to bring my husband's wheelchair up from the gate checked storage.
Cons: 15 minutes waiting for luggage—still none out.
Cons: I attempted to check in online and was unable to do so. Bad app.
Pros: New plane!
Cons: Boarded too early!
Cons: Left/ arived 30" late
Pros: - Good price, even with carry-on and larger seat. - Comfortable seats, despite no incline - better than major airlines.
Cons: - No food or drinks. - No entertainment. Both are acceptable given the price. - Misinformation regarding flight delay, I was sent notifications and app updated to be 1 hour late. However on arrival, boarding time was as usual.
Pros: Overall good experience
Pros: That fact that they did not suply even one free bottle or cup of water is awful. I was very thirsty but did not get a drink because they chaged $2.00 for one bottle of water, and the is just plain wrong.
Pros: Easy boarding, smooth flight, quick cart service, fast flying
Cons: Seats are so small I was window seat with two men who were jammed up so uncomfortably in their seats I felt bad. I was cramped cause they had no choice but to spill over in my seat. I understand safety is important but unless the plane is in middle of taking off or landing, or horrible turbulence anyone should be able to use the bathroom. We had landed and were just sitting and waiting on a gate to open. My fellow travler happened to be on her period n was told No she could not use the bathroom. After the 3rd time of her being sent back I got up with her and a tampon in hand n told the staff they had no choice she was using that bathroom. Of course they had to phone the captain and ask for permission which he ok it, but seriously , what are we supposed to do just sit in our blood. That was not cool.
Cons: No leg room!
Cons: Arrival in Ft Lauderdale... Bags took an hour to get to carrousel. Never were posted on the information. Flight were, as expected, uncomfortable.
Cons: Seats are ridiculously close, hard and incredibly uncomfortable. Round trip both flights delayed. First and last time
Pros: The price.
Cons: Having then bill me for each little thing.
Pros: The price and the fact that our flight left late but still arrived almost on time.
Cons: The gate agent wouldn't switch our seats so we could sit beside each other. We've done this multiple times if we find ourselves not out beside each other and it's never been a problem before. He claimed he had to charge us to do this. We have never been charged before. We fly Allegiant often. The on-board flight crew were so not friendly at all. Typically Allegiant flight attendants aren't as happy as Southwest but they're at least cordial. This crew we're just unhappy, snippy, a little unprofessional (saying huh or what instead of excuse me. Pointing people to things instead of getting it for them or walking them to it) and at one point one stewardess was just rude to a passenger.
Pros: Quick flight.
Cons: You have to pay extra for everything.
Pros: Plane was roomy and comfortable.
Cons: The Plane WAS NOT CLEAN! The turn around of the plane was so short that you guys did not take the time to vacuum the interior of the plane. My seat and other seats in my row was full of cookie crumbs and sticky food from the previous passengers. It was totally disgusting. Yuck !!
Pros: Excellent flight! Down side no wi fi connection and no Internet, you must buy all food and drink but hey for cost of the trip worth it!
Cons: No internet or wifi
Cons: I didn't like the schedule time change. Very inconvenient missed some of my planned festivities that were prepaid.
Airlines flying from Houston Hobby Airport 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 Hobby Airport to Fort Lauderdale
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