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MayMost popular time to fly with an average 28% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$154(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$89or less

Good deal one-way

$57or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $57 or less one-way and $89 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Houston to Tampa was found 35 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be April, May and June. The cheapest month to fly is September.
  • Morning departure is around 16% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

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Delta
Overall score based on 29,252 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
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Airline reviews

Cons: "Great crew and flight! Cheers!"

Pros: "Was boarded promptly"

Cons: "B.S. all the Delta Boarding groups. Geez, have you lost all common sense! C'mon... I understand the ill/med conditions passengers. How about 1 kid, then 2 kids then 3 kids, w/ cataracts, bladder probelems, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Paper, Plus 1, Plus 2, Main Cabin 1, 2 and 3."

Pros: "Delta app is awesome."
Cons: "Really nothing. They did a great job."

Pros: "Better than spirit"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Boarded on time."
Cons: "After boarding the door was closed and the jet way was moved back. 5 minutes later they said they were going to bring the jet way back and open door to let more people on board. They broke 2 FAA regulations by doing this and we were delayed an hour because Deltas computer would not allow this."

Cons: "On my opinion Delta is one of the best airlines. Staff are friendly and they made me feel service. They are really nice and they.take care of been on time and anything you ask them they are there to answer. Great airline"

Cons: "Very late and boarded too long before leaving the gate."

Cons: "Delayed"

Pros: "Quick boarding, extra space to put things in front of you"

Pros: "Great leg room"
Cons: "I was next to an obese person who literally took half of my seat. That was extremely uncomfortable."

Pros: "All things connected to the flight were just right"
Cons: "Nothing was an issue."

Cons: "They ran out of blankets, earphones on the flight"

Pros: "We left and arrived early. Smooth flight overall just a great experience"
Cons: "We couldn’t have peanuts. Not really a negative but"

Pros: "On time. Connecting through Atlanta is quick and efficient"

Pros: "Comfortable seats"

Pros: "Nothing in particular stands out."
Cons: "The boarding process seemed backward, took longer than usual to board the plane."

Pros: "On time! Easy boarding!"
Cons: "They had problems with both the wifi and the entertainment system. Super friendly crew further."

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: "We landed earlier than expected"
Cons: "Bathroom was very smelly"

Pros: "Service"

Pros: "Movies"

Pros: "On Time"
Cons: "No opportunity to purchase additional food"

Cons: "Got put on standby despite having purchased my ticket over 1 month in advance"

Pros: "I am liking the new Delta terminal at LAX. The flight crew was nice pleasant and helpful. The pilots kept us informed."
Cons: "The Delta Sky club was small and over crowed. If you go take the first seat spot you can find. It doesn’t get bigger. I have high hopes for the new combined lounge between the terminals. The flight itself felt like an older 737-800 while it had power there were only two and the two others in my row snagged them. I was in Delta Comfort and have to say the extra leg room isn’t a lot."

Pros: "We made it it was short 1 hour 11 min"
Cons: "I had a long lay over it was more then 12 hours"

Pros: "gate staff were great"
Cons: "plane cabin staff looked overworked"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "With a short layiver, it would be nice to have the option to pirchas a sandwich on board"

Pros: "Whole thing was easy, plane was nicely updated on the interior"

Pros: "Fast and very friendly staff."

Pros: "Crew was as helpful as they could be. Even though they didn't have much info about the delay, they answered questions and stayed calm."
Cons: "2 hour delay. Got a free bottle of water."

Pros: "everything on schedule; courteous staff and great pilots"
Cons: "everything was very ordinary so cannot complain"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Everything was perfect"

Pros: "Plane was clean. Hotel due to missing connection was nice."
Cons: "Flight delays cause cascade of irritable passengers. Flight out of Phoenix delayed due to late departure from previous location. We were told mechanical reasons was the cause of the delay. This caused many passengers to miss their connecting flight in Atlanta. When we arrived after midnight, one gate person was attempting to help 50 people with morning connecting flights and room accommodations. The airline knew 3 hours prior that they would have tired, hungry, frustrated passengers. To then have to wait more than an hour in a line to get a bed and or a meal was too much for most people. There were other smaller examples of how Delta's staff or procedures were not customer centric. I will avoid Delta for travel in the future, and I am getting out of their stock."

Cons: "Our flight was originally scheduled for departure at 7:45 PM. We got an alert stating that the flight was going to be delayed but we were already almost to the airport when I received the first message on my smartphone. We received three additional alerts making our total wait time at the airport 5½ hours before we could approach the gate and board the aircraft. Seating in immediate gate area was not comfortable. Boarding was chaotic at best with very little control and guidance provided by Delta staff. The audio over the PA system was difficult to decipher much of the time. The only other available boarding status information was presented on the screens stationed near the gate and indicated PREMIUM the entire time during our boarding process and was never updated. We literally had to scramble through the crowd to get to the gate desk and get our boarding passes validated so we could board our flight with our group of passengers. Our seating on board the aircraft was thankfully good which is why I rated Comfort as Okay. We were saddled with one more delay after the flight left the gate and taxied briefly down the runway and then sat there for almost an hour. My suggestions to improve customer satisfaction based on my experience would include the following 1. Provide extended alerts for passengers travelling especially if the anticipated delay is known to the airline more than 2 hours before scheduled flight time. 2. Improve seating in the waiting areas near all Delta gates. 3. Re-orient all staff in proper boarding process and utilizing all available resources properly to provide clear and intelligible (not speeding) overhead audio messaging and current boarding status prompts on displays. 4. Maintain or replace audio equipment if necessary to help improve quality of audio messaging in all boarding areas."

Pros: "Friendly but efficient. Allowed me to keep my bag with me without a fight."

Pros: "Was a nice flay , thanks"

Cons: "I like the AirFrance seats more than I like the Delta seats. AirFranxe has better entertainment too."

Cons: "No seat assignment prior to arriving at the gate"

Pros: "Everything else good."
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "My connecting flight left 20 min early!!! I missed it because my original flight was 25 min late."

Pros: "I was traveling with my young daughter (3 years old) and wife. The crew was really welcoming and accommodative of us. My little girl got the Delta wings pin (including a second one when she lost the first one), and was able to visit the flight deck. Extra kudos for my daughter being able to see a female pilot! :-)"

Cons: "Made me check a small bag and let others carry on 2 and3 bags very rude"

Pros: "The passenger seated next to me with a sense of humor about our situation."
Cons: "For some reason when I booked my flight, for this leg of it, I had "get seat assignment at gate". Once I got my seat assignment I thought I had a window seat: however, when I boarded the plane, I realized that I was in the very last seat of the plane in the window position, but no window. I was crammed in next to a wall and claustrophobic the whole way as I couldn't see anything, couldn't recline at all because behind me was the bathroom, and the engine roared at times in my ears to where I couldn't hear the passenger next to me when we tried to have conversation as the engine was right outside my "wall". We joked, when we could hear each other, that we must've pissed someone at Delta off the last time we flew them. I have no idea why I had to get my seat assignment at the gate for this particular flight, or why I was put in the 'flying coffin' seat, but it made for a very unpleasant experience. Why even have that seat in the plane? Everyone pays a lot of money to fly these days and deserves better than that seat when doing so. just take those two seats out and give everyone else a little more leg room = much better passenger experience for everyone...my suggestion if Delta really cares about the quality of passenger experience."

Cons: "No entertainment and only pretzel and peanuts available"

Pros: "Flight delayed for four hours, then delayed another hour before we left. Delta won't let you pick your seats, so although we were 3rd in line at the gate, they put my family of four at the rear of the plane. I will never fly Delta again."

Pros: "Arriving and departing flights were at totally opposite ends of airport"

Cons: "My suitcase was damaged(torn through!)"

Pros: "After flying American Delta was an miracle. I didn't have to spend the night in the airport. It was on time. Everyone was nice & helpful. Easy."

Pros: "Nothing,really other than the fact that it Got us home."
Cons: "At least offer water. There was no service whatsoever"

Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "Snacks"

Pros: "The crew &entertainment"

Pros: "2 and 2 seats, all occupied, no distancing."
Cons: "Better seating, boarding from the tail to decrease contact"

Pros: "Great crew"

Pros: "Very uncomfortable seat - and I’m thin."
Cons: "Outlets not working for my row"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "my borden pass had no gate no"

Cons: "Kept on the tarmac with no information on when we would be leaving. I fell asleep and the flight attendant instead of waking me up rudely moved my chair upright in a startling and rude way. When I asked him to next time tap me on the shoulder or ask me to move he went ahead and began speaking loud."

Pros: "Pilots made up for delayed departure. Boarding quick and efficient"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "If my Chanel purse with my make up Chanel brand full bag with unopened experience makeup and purse was stolen"

Cons: "Notify us sooner about the 2 hour delay. Had to know there was not a pilot available."

Cons: "Awful, loud credit card sales pitch wine up children and another everyone in cabin for what seemed an eternity. Absolutely disgusting."

Pros: "Yes very pleasurable."

Cons: "There’s no headphones aboard for entertainment"

Cons: "Delayed due to malfunctioning plane"

Pros: "The crew was great. Even though we were delayed by about 40 minutes, they were friendly and courteous."
Cons: "40 minutes maintenance delay."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable American airlines is the worst"

Pros: "departure and arrival time"
Cons: "the passenger next to me smelled horrible"

Pros: "The seats were comfortable"
Cons: "The attendant at the gate was rude. She asked for me to put my bag in the slot to see if it will fit. It fit, and she told me I still need to check my bag because I squeezed it in there. She told me that I either “had to check my bag or find alternative way home” . After when I was taking to the end of the jetway she wouldn’t let me take it and said she had to do it” the whole situation was handling poorly and I watched her be rude to people prior to me. Also the outlet at the gate didn’t work."

Cons: "Flight delayed and bot enough overhead space."

Cons: "Boarding was haphazard"

Cons: "We were rerouted by JustFly prior to our trip. Instead of Venice - Philadelphia-Tampa at noon, we were moved to Venice - London - Chicago - Tampa. Flight from London - Chicago was delayed 6 hours. Of course missed connection in Chicago. Spent night in Chicago and arrived home 48 hours after leaving for Venice airport."

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: "I thought the service was great"
Cons: "I was surprised that there was only beverages served and no pretzels are peanuts like the other airlines"

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "Outdated airplanes"

Pros: "Not turbulence"

Cons: "2.5 hour delay."

Pros: "The setup at Skyharbor airport in Phoenix is a joke. There is no rhyme or reason as to how they do things. There is no organization whatsoever. Nobody knows what they are doing. Agents are rude. They can’t figure out which gate flights are suppose to go out of."
Cons: "I didn’t like a single thing. The fact you pay extra money for a so-called choice seat and then you have to wait til more than half the plane is filled is a joke. It’s all about money w you ppl. Quit being so greedy and focus on customer service."

Cons: "Ugh. By this time I'm worn out and fed up from hassling with Customs. Then they lose my luggage."

Pros: "Bulk head aisle leg room"
Cons: "Narrow seats and aisle. Being pressed against someone and bumped in the aisle for two and a half hours is a long time."

Pros: "The crew and planes were excellent."
Cons: "When we booked our flights the web site did not show us all the possibilities for return flights. When inn Puerto Maldanado we checked on line and discovered we did not have to have the 18 hour and 19 hour lay overs. We rebooked and were hammered with the $400 charges. We will not book future flights with your organization because of this deceptive practice."

Cons: "Landing was a little rough"

Cons: "I was forced to check my carry on luggage. There was no problems on the way up to DC, just on the way back."

Pros: "Nothing"
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."

Cons: "Last to board with a young child."

Pros: "Short trips so no entertainment is offered so it's n/a"

Pros: "Leg room"

Pros: "Relatively uncorwdedcat that time so I got row to myself. Good amount of legroom"

Cons: "The crew was late because of an incoming flight they were rude to other passengers and seemed to have an attitude after a long day they made very few announcements but the flight went fast"

Cons: "Carry on limitations"

Pros: "The crew, and the plane, confy. Was a good flight in general."

Pros: "With American Airlines in general there is no such thing as customer service anymore .Staff at desk at the airport are rude .Could learn a few things from your Australian counterparts at Qantas airlines"
Cons: "No respect for customers anymore"

Pros: "Somewhat disappointing on the snack options..."

Pros: "Good assortment of movies"

Pros: "New plane"
Cons: "Crew was ten minutes late"

Pros: "how fast we boarded the plane."
Cons: "The crying babies"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I didn't event get to make the flight because American Airlines was delaying the flight I was on from Jamaica to Miami, and American Airlines would not change the ticket I had to go from Miami to Tampa, so I was 12 hours late arriving in Miami. Terrible customer service from American Airlines in Jamaica"

Pros: "excellent services from employes"

Cons: "No Free Wi-Fi"

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