Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Richmond to Fort Lauderdale
|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 65% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 32% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$156||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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JetBlue, Azul and Spirit Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Richmond to Fort Lauderdale. Confirm policies on booking site.
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With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21);
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Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.
All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane.
Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure.
Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel.
US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure.
Travelers arriving in New York State must complete the Traveler Health Form.
Travelers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Health Form.
Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected.
Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
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There are currently 1,105 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in US and 0 deaths as of Mar 2 2021
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An average nonstop flight takes 2h 18m, covering a distance of 807 miles.
There are 53 (nonstop) flights between Richmond and Fort Lauderdale per week, averaging 7 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($20) and JetBlue ($48), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($40) and JetBlue ($65).
JetBlue (4 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
From Richmond to Fort Lauderdale, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Fort Lauderdale back to Richmond , the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Richmond you will be using Richmond Byrd Intl, often referred to as Richmond Airport. You will be landing at Fort Lauderdale, also known as Fort Lauderdale Airport.
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Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Fort Lauderdale from Richmond up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The boarding was handled well. So was the luggage."
Cons: "It would have been nice had departure not been delayed for over an hour because the copilot didn’t show up. They told us he was stuck in traffic on I-75 coming over from Florida’s west coast."
Cons: "Mt seat didn’t recline."
Pros: "Timely direct flight"
Cons: "Crammed into small seats"
Pros: "I loved the plane itself with 2 seats on each side, so that each person can have either an aisle or window seat. They allowed my mother and I to board early due to her use of a cane to walk. The flight was on time."
Cons: "The sound quality to watch TV was terrible."
Pros: "Was delated 1 hour"
Pros: "Crew was friendly. TV was great. And hot coffee from Dunkinl Donuts."
Cons: "Mid flight you started to smell the restroom. Hope my flight home I won't be near the restroom."
Pros: "service in the gate was excellent"
Cons: "a flight attendant has a friend or a partner as a passenger at the emergency crew, and they were making rude comments about a family aboard. It was very uncomfortable"
Pros: "On time!"
Pros: "I got to my destination safely and on time."
Cons: "TSA made me take my belt off. Not JetBlue's problem m"
Cons: "I had cancelled my flight several weeks ago but kayak kept on sending me emails about it. Wish their was a way for y’all to link changes. Guess I’ll have to unsubscribe. Sorry!"
Pros: "As always I'm never disappointed with jet blue. Great snacks and the wifi and tv are a plus! I only fly jet blue when available. Direct flights from Richmond Virginia are awesome."
Cons: "Not a thing. 0 complaints"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, friendly & professional staff. Wonderful experience."
Cons: "No priority boarding for credit card holders"
Pros: "Love JetBlue!"
Pros: "It was a ontime both side and good treat!!!"
Pros: "It was so easy for me to connect. No hassle and the reps were so cooperative."
Pros: "Comfortable seating. DIRECTV on every seat."
Pros: "Smooth event the entire way"
Pros: "Everything the best!"
Pros: "Efficient, good communication."
Pros: "Departure on time"
Pros: "No delay"
Cons: "There are nothing I do not like."
Cons: "My bag got damaged"
Pros: "Everything was fine. The ticket agents were very helpful."
Cons: "It was Good"
Pros: "Great customer service and attentive staff. I would definitely ride Jetblue again."
Pros: "The night kit"
Pros: "Service and customer support"
Pros: "EL SERVICIO ES EXCELENTE EL AVION ES COMODO EL PERSONAL ABORDO ES MUY BUENO Y SIEMPRE TIENEN SNACK PARA LOS PASAJEROS . DEFINITIVAMENTE LA MEJOR AEROLINEA ."
Cons: "The crrw"
Pros: "Great customer service!!"
Pros: "everything wap good.gerlande"
Cons: "a little bit late"
Pros: "Large space for sleep. Self service food and drink."
Cons: "The chips and soda"
Cons: "Service is not measured in dollars. Really charging $5 for blankets headsets pillows."
Pros: "Orlando's kindness"
Pros: "Henri good job"
Cons: "I should not have to wait over thirty minutes to retrieve my bag."
Cons: "Wheel chair and access boarding needs to be improved....especially since yo have to climb stairs.....more time is needed."
Cons: "Being check by security while almost everybody pass. I didn't have a problem being check but y just a few"
Pros: "More leg space"
Cons: "JetBlue make me pay extra $20 for more leg space and early boarding and guarantee to find space in overhead bin for cary on. The leg space was good. The boarding was bad. Instead of early boarding I was about the last person to get on board. There was not enough room in the overhead for my cary on. The depart room at the airport was over crowded and for that reason extremely dangerous in case of fire ore some other disaster. People for different flights where in the same room and did not understand this which gave problems at the boarding pass counter control. There is lots of room for improvement. But I am most frustrated about promise JetBlue make about early boarding and not doing this. Thanks, Cornelis de Gier."
Cons: "Better maneger in counter of Dom Rep at that time Morning saturday 19 august 2017"
Cons: "They information re the baggage was incorrect"
Pros: "On time and great food and service"
Pros: "Amazing !"
Cons: "No complains !"
Cons: "The delay and the fact that I had to pay extra for an under pound suitcase."
Pros: "Earlier than scheduled departure. Quick assistance with wheel chair."
Cons: "Assistive device was off loaded a bit too late."
Pros: "The plane"
Cons: "That they lost my suitcase on my trip to Nashville for 30 hours I was going to a party and had no clothes to wear"
Pros: "The crew seemed to make the best of their situation"
Cons: "The airplane was old and very cramped. Needs to be replaced with a more appropriate plane."
Pros: "The employees were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "We haven't made it to Rochester as intended. It is covid time and our flight had mechanical difficulties. The airlines has provided vouchers for hotel and dinner."
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: "On time with a very pleasant crew."
Pros: "The pilots did a great job through turbulent air"
Cons: "I wish the seat reclined further back"
Cons: "The experience was excellent."
Pros: "The one gentleman who came to the RESCUE at the ticket counter was AWESOME!!! AMAZING customer service, friendly, and helpful - I had someone else but it was a pleasure watching him take care of others! (He was wearing a tobagan and ear muffs making him look like he had Mickey Ears on!)"
Cons: "Only 3 people handling check in - ALL of the self service machines needed a restock on bag tags so we were all in line for tags and the one attendant at the Bag Drop kept telling us all she couldn’t print tags. WORST experience at RIC in years!"
Cons: "Hour delay before departure; 30 minute delay after landing before we reached gate; 15 minute delay to get carry on bags!"
Cons: "More room I pay for main cabin It feels it was just the regular"
Pros: "great stewardess"
Cons: "extremely cramped old plane with no wifi. Really folks?"
Pros: "Easy in easy out"
Cons: "Lack of entertainment"
Pros: "as expected"
Pros: "The boarding process was quick, seats were comfy, staff was very nice."
Pros: "The crew was great! The ride was smooth and the plane looked brand new!"
Cons: "They left our laggage out in the rain at some point of our trip and the contents of our suitcases were soaked. Ruined a dress my wife had planned to wear to a wedding because the red suitcase bled through to the dress. Underwater, etc was soaked. The extent of it we didn't realize until unpacking the suitcases later. Totally disgusted they could have left our suitcase in the rain uncovered (or perhaps dropped them in a puddle)."
Pros: "Good legroom on economy"
Cons: "Flight was delayed and I missed my connecting flight."
Pros: "On time and no hassles."
Cons: "Uncomfortable old dirty aircraft."
Pros: "NOTHING AA IS THE WORST. This is my 2ND AA experience within a 5 month time period and the first experience i tried brushing under the mat as it was bad however this one TAKES THE CAKE"
Cons: "The airport staff after TSA are RUDE! I was suppose to leave from one destination to another, last night. AA rebooked me without my consent and assumed i would be ok taking a later flight 24hrs later. After hassle, i thought i received a perfect flight which would get me to my destination A WEDDING at that in time. However, i have been rebooked over 5x in under 24hrs and still at the airport from 9hrs later! They do not compensate you and do not even extend the offer!"
Pros: "The 737 was excellent. Boeing still makes the best aircraft."
Cons: "Being rescheduled from an 0830 departure to a 0530 departure, which meant I had to get up at 0300 to get to RIC by 0400 for TSA and check-in. As originally planned I would have arisen at 0500, still early, but not nearly 0300. The equipment had no individual entertainment screens. So we were stuck with whatever was on the common screen...which was bad."
Pros: "Courteous, friendly staff"
Cons: "When will the airlines stop cramming so many people in planes with seats that are too cramped. Especially when you are on a regional flight, with a seat crammed in a corner that does not recline."
Pros: "No issues at all"
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: "I was last getting on the plane and I didn’t want to check my carry-on and the flight attendant found a spot for me! Nice, quiet flight."
Cons: "The drink cart skipped me! I was definitely awake too. When I got his attention I finally got my drink but I didn’t get a napkin or pretzels offered either. WiFi was iffy and never loaded for me."
Pros: "Getting home safely"
Cons: "Finding damage to my luggage"
Cons: "Attendant at the gate forced me to leave my troley hand bag to be checked with the excuse the fly was full and there was not sapce for people on groups 7 and 8 ( seats rear in te plane). I explained her I had personal documents and stuff inside my trolley but she told me I had to take another fly if I refused to checked. Our surprise was that the space above our seats ( row 30) was available and left empty the while fly! It was not fear and discriminated!"
Pros: "The pilot was great about keeping us up to date on the possible route change and exactly how long we would be sitting on the runway, new arrival time, etc."
Cons: "We sat on the runway for 35 minutes with no offer of a beverage (though there was going to be beverage service). Then just before take off as the flight attendants were snacking in the back, we asked about a possible drink and they said the flight was going to be too turbulent to serve anything."
Pros: "Very friendly staff, clean airplane, great flight! Our original flight was delayed, but we still made it right on time for our connecting flight! I didn't realize when I was booking the flights that American lets you bring a carryon no charge, but United does not. You have to be a "Special" customer with them in order to be allowed a carryon, so we ended up paying an additional $50!!!"
Cons: "I was a little unhappy we were delayed, I had a meeting in Charlotte planned, but these things happen."
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: "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: "I liked how quick the flight was to New York"
Cons: "Once boarding the plane and searching for my seat number , all of the cabin went pitch black . The lights went out for not more than a few moments. When the lights came back it was problematic and dim then fully lit to flickering off and on. Whenever it "seems" to have any electrical or mechanical failure. It's natural as a passenger my first thought is it's a Bad omen . I had genuinely lost some faith in the plane ."
Pros: "Crew, clean"
Cons: "Flight delayed as we were pushing back from the gate."
Cons: "No yves on the plane like delta. Flight delayed 5hrs"
Pros: "See above"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Cons: "So delayed that I was going to miss connection to talked my way onto a direct into New York"
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."
Pros: "Security checkpoint was very quick, being a Sunday morning, and we departed on time. Everything was very normal."
Cons: "No food"
Pros: "Good crew good flight everything was grwat"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Cons: "The 1 hour delay"
Cons: "The delays, the flight as a whole, and the airline NOT losing my bags!"
Pros: "Simple plane"
Cons: "Could have been on time. Missed connection. Spirit blamed weather and rebooked me next day 24 hours later. No meals or hotel took 3 hours to learn that I was on my own. Don't use Spirit not worth it."
Pros: "Nice crew. On time departure."
Cons: "Seats a little more comfortable."
Pros: "Price was good. No frills as no tv or food...not even peanuts. Plane left and landed on time. Free personal bag size was good."
Cons: "All was as I expected so no complaints."
Pros: "Customer service was good and no delays"
Cons: "Nothing that I can’t think of."
Pros: "The trip was short and good"
Cons: "Luggage fees."
Pros: "Nothing, won't fly again"
Pros: "The ease of getting home safely."
Cons: "Long lines, delays and unhappy employees"
Cons: "insolent, incompetent woman at baggage checkin"
Cons: "Too expensive!! They charge you for all"
Pros: "It was okay"
Cons: "Entreteimen we didn't have any? ???"
Cons: "Flights departures always delays And in my case was an our."
Cons: "Everything I didn't like it"
Pros: "Should be illegal"
Pros: "Don't know"
Cons: "Spirit Airlines owes my a carryon bag refund of $45. I ordered my bag online and went to check in but found out my computer bag was free on plane. Spirit refused to refund."
Pros: "Accommodations for my painful knee and my wife."
Cons: "I still don't have my luggage."
Cons: "I bought with several weeks my ticket and when I arrived to the airport I didn’t have a seat and they told me that they downgrade the plane and the solution that they will pay for my hotel room for a day and next day I’ll fly at 4. I was a very important meeting that they and couldn’t afford to lose one day un NYC. I bought in Jet Blue last minute ticket that cost me $us 370!"
Pros: "Prices of baggage"
Pros: "Quick trip"
Cons: "Long talking"
Cons: "Did not expect to pay for luggage."
Pros: "Spirit have los t me as cuatomer fir ever."
Cons: "For ever you have lost a customer."
Pros: "Fly attendant very friendly"
Cons: "passengers did not follow airlines rules, for example they stand up when the sign of keep seat belt was on. They should not move around or stand up"
Cons: "All the additional fees, provide free food and beverage."
Pros: "Nice, clean, & friendly"
Cons: "Paying extra for carry on luggage"
Cons: "I didn't like anything"
Cons: "exsisive hidden charge for luggage"
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "Unorganized, delayed on both flights, charged for carry-on bags"
Cons: "Timeliness, comfort, food, additional fees"
Pros: "Affordable price"
Cons: "Chairs do not recline"
Cons: "Person speaking over PA system need to speak clearly...spoke with heavy spanish accent"
Cons: "Delay delay delay"
Cons: "Not enough leg room"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Pros: "Loved that I got exactly what I paid for! No frills is fine with me, staff was nice, seating was addiquate."
Cons: "Web site was not user friendly."
Pros: "Staff minus one was friendly"
Cons: "I'm small - still VERY uncomfortable"
Cons: "All the enormous fees. $50 to check a 40 lb or less suitcase is too much and the $55 fee for carry ons is absolutely ridiculous!!! Also I can't believe that my ticket did not provide me a seat on the plane. That was an extra $18 and it was not even anything special. No extra leg room or anything!"
Pros: "It esa terrible"
Airlines flying from Richmond 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 Richmond to Fort Lauderdale
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Richmond to Fort Lauderdale
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Richmond to Fort Lauderdale
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Richmond to Fort Lauderdale
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Richmond to Fort Lauderdale