Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Lubbock to Austin
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The duration of a nonstop flight to Austin from Lubbock is typically 3h 38m. The journey crosses a distance of 342 miles.
2 direct flights run between Lubbock and Austin on a daily basis. On average, there are about 18 departures each week.
In the last 72 hours, the best return deals on flights connecting Lubbock to Austin were found on United Airlines ($175) and American Airlines ($191). American Airlines proposed the cheapest one-way flight at $164.
For Lubbock to Austin, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Austin back to Lubbock, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
Lubbock airport is called Lubbock and the only airport in Austin is Austin Bergstrom.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
"It left on time and arrived a few minutes early. The whole process of checking in, seating (got my upgrade thankfully!), and the meals (superb multi-grain healthy salad) were great. It arrived on time (actually a few minutes early). American continue to keep up its promise of customer service. I love being part of the American traveller family."
Pros: "Landed early in Austin, always nice."
Cons: "For an over 3hr flight, no snacks for sale was surprising and disappointing. Wifi entertainment did not work on personal devices, either."
Pros: "My flight was canceled and I don't know when or how much I will be refunded. The flight was canceled due to "maintenance" and they booked me on a new flight...for 16 hours later on the NEXT DAY. That was not acceptable for me and my travel companion since we have work today. There were no other flights and rental cars were scarce. I was able to book us tickets on a bus, and incurred costs for the bus tickets and the transportation to the bus stop. I want to be compensated for those costs AND refunded for the price of the ticket."
Cons: "Everything. There was also a lot of miscommunication about how my gate checked bag would be handled. Once I got back to Austin, my husband had to drive all the way out to the airport to retrieve my bag because they were not able to give it to me in Dallas. It was a huge inconvenience all around."
Pros: "Great crew"
Pros: "Great crew, clean plane."
Cons: "Bring back beverage service when you can!"
Cons: "They should tell about why they are postponing the flights constantly. Just a flight delayed 4 times and no explanation."
Cons: "Departure time kept changing."
Pros: "Fast. Arrived early."
Cons: "More room."
Cons: "Its okay"
Cons: "Let me cancel the flight for credit"
Cons: "The communication to the passengers. Our flight kept getting delayed every 30 min. They kept telling us different reasons. We were supposed to take off at 2:40pm and we waited every 30 min delay until 7pm. We have kids so we had to get home. We ended up renting a car and driving to Austin."
Pros: "Free checked bag. Comfy seats back in row 27."
Pros: "The window seat of this plane is so closely placed to the window that you can hardly sit straight up and down. Food is non existent and one drink offered in 4.5 hours is bad service"
Cons: "Virtually everything"
Cons: "Can't fly American Airlines without a flight delay. Have to plan flight delays into my trips because every time I fly American there is a delay. Certainly encourages me to fly other airlines."
Cons: "They canceled my flight!!!!!"
Pros: "The flight was on time. The crew was friendly."
Cons: "Too little legroom."
Pros: "Friendly flight crew on full flight."
Cons: "Late take off"
Pros: "The crew handled the flight delay well."
Cons: "Having to wait in Chicago due to mechanical plane problems was a bunner!"
Pros: "I liked the wide and spacious seating."
Cons: "Due to the planes running late we had to board the plane without the plane being cleaned beforehand. I had to ask a stewardess to wipe down the crumbs and spilt coffee on my seat before I could sit down. It was REALLY disgusting!!! There was crumbs all over the seats, Seatbelts and floor."
Cons: "I didn’t like the fact I had to wait 5 and a half hours in the airport and not being compensated by the airline, who for some reason penalize anyone of their passagers if they are late or want to change a flight. I was also late for a meeting"
Cons: "Flight was delayed an hour. Poor communication with passengers during the process."
Pros: "I lost money, I came back a day later wish it wasn’t plan and is NOT ok ."
Pros: "It was on time."
Cons: "Very small airplane for a 3 hours flight."
Pros: "Quick smooth flight"
Cons: "Everything went well with this flight."
Cons: "My flight was delayed an hour plus and I missed my rental car reservation. So now I'm stuck wih no car."
Cons: "I bought travel insurance as I do with any trip. I have a complicated family emergency that forced me to call off the trip. Being that I bought trip insurance, I felt good. Well turns out they make you jump through so many hoops that your travel insurance fee is useless. I sent a letter to Allianz (the company that handles the travel insurance) and blasted them for their insensitivity in a difficult time. Going forward, I will not be purchasing travel insurance in the future. It may sound irrational but if you think about it, travel insurance is the tax on gullible people. You hear travel insurance and one assumes that if you spend the extra money on the insurance and something comes up, you can at least get much of your money back. Don't count on it! It's a 1/1000 chance they will do the right thing so the odds are not in people's favor. If you want to be smart, use the money you would have spent on travel insurance on some pre flight cocktails at the airport bar. Air travel is hellish enough without scams like Allianz!"
Cons: "Leg room/space BA offers is calculated for short and small body frame passengers and it is on not acceptable. It feels like cattle Wagon. BA should show consideration for real passengers not some sort of statistical average. I am 6'4" and sitting in your plane's cabin inflicts hours of body pain. The space given is sufficient for children and teenagers. Also sitting in the hot cabin for extended amount of time is extremely uncomfortable. Why there is no cooling and proper air ventilation right from the beginning?"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled"
Cons: "The fact that we didn't know we were supposed to go to American Airlines to acquire our boarding pass. A heads up would've been appreciated."
Cons: "Delayed waiting to unload fuel, then delayed again after they broke the tow-bar and had to inspect the nose gear. Hot cabin while waiting."
Pros: "Great crew."
Cons: "1 hour delay turned into a 3 hour delay. We waited at the airport for more than 4 hours and could've used that time to explore Chicago instead of rushing to the airport only to board, de-plane, and then board again. No vegetarian options were given for food."
Cons: "Was very stuffy and hot. Plane never cooled down."
Pros: "I got home safely"
Cons: "The airport was super crowded and the space in the plane was cramped (and I am a small person - 120 pounds). The plane was not clean and I actually picked up a virus on the plane and am still sick. I wiped down all of the surface area around my seat and still got sick. Airline travel is miserable and crowded and there is minimum service."
Cons: "He flight was extremely cold and they did not have any blankets. Very uncomfortable."
Pros: "There were no seats available together so we were upgraded to the extra room seats so that we could all sit together. As a mother flying by herself with 2 children, one of whom is on the Austin spectrum this gesture of being able to keep us together meant so much to all 3 of us. Thank you"
Pros: "I was traveling with two teenagers and originally there weren't 3 seats together. When we got to the gate they had reassigned our seats for us to sit all together. I appreciate that."
Cons: "We had already pulled out of the gate to leave when the captain informed us the plane had maintenance issues and we had to wait for a gate. We waited. When we got to the gate he announced the crew had timed out and that we should take our things and get down to wait for more information. Once at the gate we were told they were trying to put a new crew together for us, including the pilot. While we waited they did provide good quality deli food for us. I appreciate the food but the 5 hour delay, I did not appreciate."
Cons: "Delayed for 4 hours"
Cons: "While trying to get help with my boarding pass, the woman behind the counter was so rude and nasty. Yelled at me for being at her desk when another American employee took me there."
Pros: "I liked the 2 x 2 seating arrangement. Leg room was adequate."
Pros: "I got these flights for dj jobs I had under a us p2 visa. My original flight to dallas was delayed from 12:56 to 8pm which would of landed me in dallas at 2:21am but the club Fat Rabbit closes at 2am Which in fact was a 1300 (US dollar) loss. I re booked my ticket to Austin from Vancouver this morning because the only reason to go dallas was my job. Was supposed to fly in have dinner play music get back on the plane n go Austin but going to dallas was irrelevant and a 7 hour delay was absolutely ridiculous."
Cons: "The fact I lost 1300.00 us has pissed me off I'm contacting AA about this I have my visa papers n contracts to show proof if not action is taken i will be contacting a lawyer"
Cons: "Delayed on the ground and didn't make up any time in the air. Arrived 45 minutes late."
Pros: "WHAT FOOD.,,,,,,.AA DOSE NOT FEE US OR HAVE ANY ENTERTAINMENT,"
Cons: "NOTHING AA IS JUST AS BAD AS FIJI AIRWAYS"
Pros: "New plane with leather like seats and good entertainment system."
Cons: "Board keeper rude to several guest who didn't want to check in their bag when there was plenty of room on the flight."
Pros: "Other than the delay, it was your basic 1 hour flight."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by an hour."
Pros: "once i was allowed to board the flight attendants were kind and apologetic"
Cons: "they overbooked the flight. when I asked for clarification about what I should expect, people at the gate were rude for without provocation. They told me I had no seat and were unapologetic about their mistake. when they, at the last minute, said there was room, they assigned me a seat that was already taken."
Pros: "Crew were friendly and helpful, the magazine was worth reading and the flight was smooth and on time."
Cons: "The seat felt like a wooden block was strapped to my back."
Pros: "Checkin was fast. Crew is always pleasant."
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable. I chose to upgrade my seat and was charged but i couldnt see any difference between my seat and anyone elses. I dont understand how it works. Then I was refunded the upgrade amount..."
"Be on time"
Pros: "Our first experience with Budget travel, no bags, no carry on luggage."
Cons: "We expected little and got it."
Cons: "Flight over an hour delayed due to staffing. Leaving me delayed to a Covid19 testing site that is down."
Pros: "We didn’t crash"
Cons: "Everything. No charging no entertainment food was awful. Few was meh. But you sure got your money didn’t you"
Pros: "They were friendly. Seats are rarely comfortable..."
Cons: "I think all planes need better leg room...."
Pros: "Made up time on delayed flight. Friendly, efficient and helpful."
Cons: "It would be nice to have a little more room on airplanes anymore..."
Pros: "It was okay. I slept mostly. The crew was professional and friendly."
Cons: "Even thought I got off a plane and direct to another I had to to go through security again. This meant I had no time to get any food or drink. I got to the new gate after boarding had started. Again, the flights were to close together."
Cons: "Delayed 2 hours"
Pros: "Crew was super helpful and patient as the flight was delayed by more than 3 hours. Captain kept everyone up to date with whatever was going on."
Cons: "Flight delay impacted a lot of other travel plans. No compensation for long delays"
Pros: "We arrives early."
Cons: "Very long walk to next gate. No golf carts wanted to bring US. Wife is pregnant"
Cons: "Delayed 1.5 hrs because of broken bathroom in orginal plane"
Pros: "Departed and arrived on time."
Cons: "Legroom was minimal."
Pros: "frequency of drink/food service. Appreciated the ice cream."
Cons: "Food was not good. chicken or pasta were the choices, we sampled both. Neither was good - some of the worst airplane food Ive had. On our return flight from Munich to Houston we had same choices but it was a different type of chicken - curry chicken - and that was excellent. I would recommend you serve the same thing on your Houston - Munich flights! Seat comfort (bottoms) not so good."
Cons: "Mechanical delay on this leg left us in a hot plane on a hot Texas tarmac. We were initially told it would take 15-20 minutes but this incrementally grew to 1-1/2 hours. Even when we were told that we were pushing away from the gate, we didn't move for another 15 minutes. At least tell the truth. Only water offered. Observed flight attendant moving cups along baggage bins.... Don't know if these were the ones he then served water in."
Pros: "Corralled group lines allowed people to get in line when I was ready versus open entrance for each group"
Cons: "Plane arrived late to gate making my flight arrive in Austin an hour later. I have an ride home, too."
Pros: "It was a nightmare. They changed gate numbers with no notification so I was at the wrong gate. Then they left 20 mins early which they aren’t suppose to do. Was stuck at the airport all day waiting for another flight to open."
Cons: "Got so good exercise from walking all over Newark airport."
Pros: "Nice trip!"
Cons: "This was a connecting flight and they were at the opposite ends of airport so had to run to catch this flight!"
Cons: "Paying for entertainment"
Cons: "I didn't like how they switched my seat and stuck me in the middle of to stinky people"
Cons: "Bought these tickets almost a year in advance. Never given the option to select seats. Both my husband and I were stuck in the middle seats or not together on each leg of our flight. Food was horrible on every leg. Husbands tv did not work. I am petite and seats too small even for me. never again will o give this airline my money."
Cons: "Seats were small with not much leg room"
Cons: "Cold on board. Need to offer blankets if planning to keep temperature down all the time. Very unpleasant to be freezing for couple hours while wearing warm jacket."
Pros: "Refer Austin to San Francisco"
Cons: "Refer Austin to San Francisco. I do not like being the one that is negative in a rating but our experience with simply untenable. I observe the most of the passengers were also unhappy and openly complaint."
Cons: "Late flight. Plane 1 hour and 37 minutes late because arriving plane was late, then the arriving plane was slow to de-plane, then spent the next hour waiting on "paperwork" to approve takeoff. Very dissatisfied."
Pros: "Groups should board front to back so people aren't squeezing by each other to get to their seats."
Pros: "The flight went as expected"
Cons: "I did not get notice of a last minute Terminal change, and had to run to the gate, even though I was at the terminal 3 hours before my flight. I signed up for push notifications, texts, and email, but Igor no notice."
Pros: "Very hot upon entrance to airplane, minimal ventilation, very hot entire flight Seats too close together front to back!!!!"
Cons: "Very hot poor if any ventilation i had to remove my shirt and sit in t-shirt only and still too hot ( i am not a large person-165 pounds and 6 feet tall ) the larger person next to me was suffering even more"
Pros: "I received a meal voucher for a five hour delayed flight which was extremely helpful."
Cons: "Flight was delayed five hours. I was with an infant so it was a bit challenging. We did also have to switch gates four time. I completely understand it was not the crews fault as they did handle it very well."
Pros: "Once airborne it was like any other flight."
Cons: "The absolute waste of my time and seemingly not caring about that fact."
Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "No complaints. Short flight."
Cons: "Arrived in SFO late due to delay from SBP on flight 5022. Rushed to the gate for flight 5992 which was scheduled to board at 2:00 and depart at 2:25. Arrived at the gate at 2:12 with 4 other passengers, 3 of which came from flight 5022. Found the door to the jetway closed and no airline employee to be seen. One fellow passenger ran to a neighboring gate to ask an employee for help and was told they could not help us. Another passenger called united customer service and was put on hold. At 2:23 the united employee emerged from the jetway and told us that we had gotten there too late. When we told the employee that all 5 passengers had been waiting at the gate for ever 10 minutes, the employee argued, insisted that we were lying. This was not only extremely unprofessional but also added insult to injury after we had missed this flight due to fault 100% on united's shoulders and none of our own. I am completely baffled how an employee could not wait just a few minutes when you have 5 passengers rushing in late. The employee could have looked in the system and seen that we were already on the ground and coming from a near by gate. I was rebooked on flight 1889 at a later time. After boarding 1889 a maintenance issue was detected requiring all passengers to deplane. It is beyond me why this issue was not discovered until after the flight had been boarded, when at that time the plane had been sitting at the gate for over two hours. After being delayed over an hour we were on our way to Austin. Ultimately I arrived in Austin 5 hours after my original arrival time due to the incompetence of united airlines. I was disappointed by the lack of professionalism and compassion by united employees throughout the ordeal."
Pros: "quick and efficient way to get to O'Hare."
Pros: "Very polite and helpful staff"
Cons: "Food could be better"
Pros: "Seats were spacious, food and service were great."
Cons: "Seats didn't lift my legs when reclining."
Pros: "I enjoyed how much room I had, and I enjoyed being served hot tea twice on a three hour flight."
Cons: "I wish the plan had device charge ports since they offer in-flight entertainment on your device."
Pros: "They double booked my seat and forced me to sit in an emergency exit row. Pretty sure this is against FAA regulation."
Cons: "I was bumped from my confirmed flight and had to sprint across the airport to catch an earlier flight where they put me in the back of the plane in a middle seat with an entertainment monitor that didn't work. The flight attendant said she'd try to reset the monitor and then never came back the rest of the flight. I also was not compensated for agreeing to take another flight than the one I booked, paid for and successfully checked in for. I also got into Austin later than I wanted with this new flight I was forced to take. Overall this experience was a terrible one unfortunately."
Pros: "Everything was fine"
Pros: "Flight and crew was great."
Cons: "Kids whose mother didn't seem to think it was appropriate to keep her damn kids quiet during basically an overnight flight, let them fight continuously, making noise and kicking the back of my seat even after repeated attempts at glaring at all of them. Really wish flight attendants would get more involved in these situations. Sigh."
Cons: "Wifi did not work. Limited food & beverage choices."
Pros: "It was quiet, and the crew was nice."
Cons: "Well off the start the air on the aisle seat is horrible, the controls are set underneath the window seat so if you had window or middle you had the perfect seat for air. my seat wasnt working, the seat was finicky and would recline, also the TV controls are in a bad spot but that i really didnt care about. The absolute worst was my tray was broken on the right side so it couldnt hold the weight of my drink or anything so i was forced to hold my drink food etc. I had to prop my leg under the tray so it could hold my laptop so i can finish my work which i didnt get to finish because it was to uncomfortable for my leg. Needless to say ive never had a bad experience flying and i used to say that all the time but i guess i just jinxed myself because that was bad. All it was missing was a crying baby."
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Pros: "The flight was on time, and the attendants courteous."
Cons: "However, the seats were so cramped, it was pretty miserable, even for just a 2 hour flight. With no snacks even offered because of turbulence, and no working wifi or seat back TVs, there was nothing to distract from how uncomfortable we all were. Plus, Austin's airport layout requires travelers to walk awfully far to get bags and then a rental car. Don't dare be disabled or feeling unwell--you'll never make it! Of course our gate was furthest from baggage claim, & someone's has to be. Nevertheless, it's a terrible layout, w/ pedestrians pushing through boarding queues and where others are lined-up to buy food."
Pros: "Easy enough"
Cons: "should have happened yesterday."
Pros: "Everyone was great. A young lady on my Houston to Austin flight helped me find my seat. A young man on my NY to Houston flight was very friendly!!!"
Pros: "I liked how friendly the staff members were, and how informative the pilots were."
Cons: "The seating in the economy class is just horrendous. There is no acceptable reason for a person to pay $200, $300, or even $400.00 for a flight and have to be so uncomfortable. I must say had I known it was going to Be that small I would have driven to my destination probably would have been much better for my knees and thighs. There needs to be a revamping of the seating size and space on these planes. The fact that you have to pay to watch T.V , 7.99, is a bit of a joke."
Pros: "Friendly crew, boarding was pretty efficient"
Cons: "No complimentary snacks on the flight from Austin to Los Angelss. Entertainment was non existent unless you paid for wifi, even then you can't stream videos and no TVs at all"
Cons: "See previous comment"
Pros: "Our tickets had no assigned seats so we checked in at the gate. The attendant was very helpful but could only offer us middle seats sitting apart from one another. When we scanned our passes at the gate we were surprised to learn she found us seats together with extra leg room! What a treat!"
Airlines flying from Lubbock to Austin 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 Lubbock to Austin
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Lubbock to Austin
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Lubbock to Austin
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Lubbock to Austin
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