Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 31% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 38% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$266||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Good deal one-way
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An average nonstop flight takes 7h 21m, covering a distance of 2265 miles.
There are 23 (nonstop) flights between San Diego and Fort Lauderdale per week, averaging 3 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($27) and Multiple Airlines ($49), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($90) and Multiple Airlines ($92).
JetBlue (2 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
From San Diego to Fort Lauderdale, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Fort Lauderdale back to San Diego , the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
When flying out of San Diego you will be using San Diego, often referred to as San Diego Airport. You will be landing at Fort Lauderdale, also known as Fort Lauderdale Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "THERE WAS NO FLIGHT FROM DALLAS TO FLL. We never boarded that connecting flight. I was one of the lucky ones that got a ticket to Orlando and moved to FLL in a BUS!!! The flight to Orlando was also another nightmare, when we landed Orlando, the bus took 2 hours to arrive to the airport plus the 4 hours to get to FLL. My experience was a complete nightmare. I arrived to destination 8 hours after the original plan. Needless to say that I am not flying with Spirit anymore."
Pros: "Spirit airline employees many great people. It causes their life and work to be a daily horror, with it policies and rules. Our crew member cared for a sick passenger so tenderly it was quite moving. She was as a mother to the entire passengers as the same time. Responding fast with a smile, cleaning up seats and area while gently dealing with other rude and upset passengers."
Cons: "Secret fees. Unkind Spirit airpline policies Poor company communication to clients Poor and unacceptable treatment of staffs."
Pros: "Nonstop option"
Cons: "Luggage fees"
Pros: "The staff were friendly and helpful"
Cons: "No services - didn't know you didn't get any beverages on board unless you purchase them. Would have bought a bottle of water before boarding."
Pros: "I didn't get o to this flight at all. Staff were very friendly, but completely overwhelmed and inexperienced. They were told to tell us that we had to switch flights because we wouldn't make the connecting flight, but in fact it was because the flight was overbooked. They said I'd get a hotel and then I had to take a taxi to the hotel where there was no room - as the hotel and had already informed the Spirit airlines staff. By the time I returned to the airport for a new hotel voucher it was 3am - and I'd been at the airport since 12am. Mostly it was also crazy to see the situations of other passengers with that airline. The staff were nice, but I wouldn't even feel safe flying with spirit again, much less like I'd be well served."
Cons: "no communication when 2 men taken off plane causing delays. no one to direct us to next flight. door of connecting flight shut in our faces (10 of us going on to Newark) and then plane sat at gate for 15 more minutes. discount coupon offered to spend the night costing more than other hotels in area. no transportation provided to hotels. no food or water provided. Spirit ticketing agents disappeared and left for the day leaving hundreds of us seeking rebooking and help. given a card to rebook "Online" but I'm 75 and don't own a smartphone, therefore not an option for us. waited in line 3 HOURS to get rebooked!!!!!.."
Cons: "Flight cost less then a hundred dollars but our luggage cost over $220??? I get the pay for what you use, but $55 per carry on and $50 for luggage and only up to 40 pounds where other airlines are 50 pounds. Would not fly with this carrier again, JetBlue or SW are much better options in this market."
Cons: "Comfort packed like sardines"
Pros: "Plane has more leg room than most other airlines."
Cons: "General ticket prices are so cheap because the airline doesn't openly broadcast their policy about carry on and checked bag fees. These are more expensive than any other airline I've flown with. I've never heard of an airline charge for carry on baggage which was very disappointing to say the least. This flight was a basic "no frills" trip, meaning that you get the bare minimum snacks, with a tiny seatback tray that isn't even big enough to hold an iPad. Won't be flying with Spirit Airlines again."
Cons: "UNCOMFORTABLE SEATS, charge for everything"
Cons: "The airline overbooked, gave my seat away, and left me stranded for a day without my luggage. Was not aware before buying the flight that you must pay for all baggage. Poorly run and not accommodating."
Pros: "Delayed, extra hidden costs, Crue was telling profanities because one passenger vomited."
Pros: "overall travel experience"
Cons: "paying for snacks/drinks"
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "The fact that spirit delayed my flight from San Diego to Vegas for 3 hours, making me miss my connecting flight from Vegas to Detroit by literally 30 mins. They wouldn't hold that plane for 30 mins since it was their fault we were late in the first place. And then the only flight next was 9 hours later"
Cons: "I must pay for my baggage. It's crazy couse I paid 100$ for my ticket and 50 more. Food???? What are you asking about?! There aren't free water! It was bad expirience. To go back I rent a car Mustang 5.0 it was more better, exiting!"
Pros: "Ease of boarding. Departure and arrival on time. Friendly attendants."
Cons: "Really small under the seat space and uncomfortable seats."
Cons: "No reclining seats. Have to buy water. Couldn't sleep on the red eye which led to the rest of vacation being difficult."
Pros: "first flight was fine"
Cons: "I flew form DFW-Fort Lauderdale and it was fine. My flight from Fort Lauderdale-San Juan was a disaster. I boarded the plane and took my assigned seat as usual. Little did I know someone else was assigned the same seat as me and it was a family of 4( the parents and two kids) the Lady was extremely rude because I was sitting on her kids seat. The flight attendant asked me to move and wait in the back of the plane until every passenger has seated. I wish she could've been more nice about the situation. I felt as it was my fault for booking a ticket with Spirit. Anyway, I walked to the back of the plane to wait until people were done boarding. Another flight attendant in the back were just staring at me as if I was taking over her space without even asking how was I doing, no greeting or anything that a customer deserve. Everyone boarded the plane and eventually they found an open spot on row 10, by the EMERGENCY exits, I dislike those seats, but nobody asked if it was ok for me to seat there. I was willing to wait for another plane if possible, but I felt like the whole crew did not care about the situation. The add more to the mess, I sat on that one open spot that was left and that area of the plane was freezing. I was wearing a tank top which made things worse. My whole flight was a mess, crew wasn't friendly or helpful, no one oppologize for the incovenient and no one actually care in fact made me feel guilty for buying a ticket with this airline. I work in customer service and this is not how you threats people."
Cons: "I was asked to change my seat from 29A to 3E to accommodate a family who wanted to sit together. I was told that 3E was a better seat. 3E turned out to be a nightmare. A row away was a child who screamed for 75% of the flight but that wasn't the worst part. 3E was situated between a man and a woman who must have weighed 450 pounds! I literally had half of a seat for the entire flight. I really feel that I should be reimbursed because of how uncomfortable I was forced to fly for the entire flight. A person of that size should not be squeezed into a row of three seats."
Cons: "The tray table was dirty and it smelled like vomit. Seats did not recline."
Cons: "I had a connecting flight form San Jose to Chicago in Fort Lauderdale. Both Flights were Spirit. Had around 2 yrs to get from my flight from San Jose to the chocago flight. By the time i went thru customs (huge line) then thru security (another huge line) i got the the gate at 7:38 A. M. My flight was scheduled to leave at 7:42 A.M.. I understand that you do need to close your gates a little earlier, but i was not the only one that had the same itenerary and missed the flight. Its just hard to understand that you must have a record of who is missing on that flight and since you know they are at the airport (because we came in from San Jose on your flight) not to at least wait until 7:42 to close the gates. There was no one at the gate, the gate was closed as we watched the airplane sit there without moving for at least another 10 minutes. Its beyond logic and the only way i can explain that in my mind is that your record of competing with other airlines of being on time is more important to the airline than the customers themselves. Which is very sad. Then i stood in line for one and a half hours just so i can speak to someone on what my next step should be. Do you have any idea how stressful it is to miss your flight and then have to stay in line for another hour and a half in that stress? As i stood there and watched the couple in front of me being in distress and his girlfriend crying i realized how unfriendly Spirit Airlines is ti its cutomers. Then finally i get to the representitve to be told i can get a flight out at 6:15 P.M. That is 10 and half hours later. So i inquired, can we use another airline or even an alternative airport to resolve the long wait, of course i was told no without any explanation. So, i had my office search for a flight for me and they found one for 101.00 to Midway with Southwest Airlines leaving at 10:15 A.M., but since i was in a different terminal and would have to go thru security, i would not make it. Very frustrating to think since your air line is the one that propsed the itenerary for me, would not back me up when i missed the flight with no fault of mine. Afterall, Spirit sold me that Itenerary, they should have been aware that it can take longer than two hours to make it to the next flight. But, what really has me steaming is you could not even have more than one person to help at the counter for the people that missed their flight, because if you DID then i could have had time to book the Southwest flight. Due to your lack of concern about the customers in general my company nor I will ever use your services again. I know that probably doesnt break your heart, but me being in business now for well over 30 years,i can gaurantee you eventually if you do not change your practices, it will affect your bottom line. One last note. I overheard another frustrated customer asking if they will give him any food vouchers, and he was stared down for a few seconds and then a simple "no"."
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "$55 for carry-on, $4 for snack, no entertainment, no Internet, no reclining seats"
Pros: "Tickets are inexpensive and beverages reasonably priced for an airline."
Cons: "Most uncomfortable seats I've ever sat in. They don't even recline. You get what you pay for I guess."
Cons: "delayed flight. hidden costs."
Cons: "Late take off and arrive. Then flight back was cancelled. I was stuck in trying to get home to my son."
Cons: "Half our luggage didn't arrive"
Pros: "WOW! Super impressed with the staff. I hadn't flown spirit in years because I had such bad memories about the spirit credit card (false promises) and bad experiences with the staff. But EVERY spirit person was great. From check in, to the flight attendants, to pilots, to people at the boarding gate… really great team now in 2016"
Cons: "Those seats NEED to recline. You have to fix this on your planes. I couldn't sleep I was so uncomfortable and I can usually always sleep…. Pleaseeee recline those joints"
Cons: "Had no seat assignments until last minute. They were all confused about seating the last few people. Actually on the plane trying to find seats for two people. Spirit is the worst airlines"
Cons: "Uncomfortable sitting ! Very bad"
Cons: "Everything, $55 per carry on is totally ridiculous. Web site is a diseaster, flight attendents were clueless, communication was non existant...Total Nightmare...told everyone to NEVER fly Spirit..you sooo need to get your act together"
Cons: "Try getting charged for your bags only to then get stuck paying even more for your seats because the only ones left. The last available seats where in an exit row and I was forced either to pay extra to check my bags in at the airport or choose and pay for the last available seats. Either way they squeezed every last penny out of us."
Pros: "Because of blizzard was cancelled. Took three days and hours to get another flight. Some on phone were not at all knowledgeable"
Cons: "Very rude crew at the airports and gates. Away from being helpful. Flight attendants were nice though."
Pros: "The low price flight ticket, until I realized it was $50 to check my bag. Would've rather flown a MUCH nicer carrier with half the bag price. Not likely to fly again unless it's crazy cheap for a short distance."
Cons: "Too expensive of a bag check fee. Small seats. No entertainment. No free food. Cheap, cheap, cheap. No thank you."
Pros: "the only thing I liked were the passengers"
Cons: "Everything else was terrible! Disorganized gate, disorganized check in, we left 5 hours late and then we were told the staff needed to be changed for this domestic flight, they did not have a sticker on the plane registered so they had to fill out paperwork for an hour after we were delayed and sitting on the plane, there were only two hosts working the beverage service and they only came around one time until the end of the flight to collect trash. It was very crammed and I would never take a Spirit flight again!"
Pros: "That it was short, but that's due to geographical luck .. nothing your airline did."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for almost one hour My luggage was delayed because of rain and all my clothes was soaking wet."
Cons: "Had no idea that Spirit was the king of nothing included. Will never fly them again"
Cons: "Spirit raped me on extra fees making the price of my two tickets double with baggage fees alone and we only had 2 bags with us and one checked."
Cons: "Sent us to wrong gate. Flight was delayed because pilot didn't file flight plan properly. Tried to preassure us into getting their credit card. Charged $55 for each carry on."
Pros: "It flew me from Boston to Florida."
Cons: "The seats don't recline. Everything is an upsell on Spirit including checking in ($18!). It wouldn't surprise me if they put bill acceptor at the bathroom door to pay $3 a flush. If you are over 5 feet 10" this will be the most uncomfortable plane ride of your life so beware the cheap flight price."
Pros: "hidden fees, chaotic boarding and flight 4 hours. late. Never again"
Cons: "I could not take the trip."
Pros: "Stewards were nice"
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable, didn't realize it would be so expensive to have a carry on/check a bag on spirit"
Pros: "New euipment."
Cons: "Final cost was deceiving."
Pros: "Cheap, but you get what you (don't) pay for"
Cons: "Delayed boarding (blamed on ATC), but then did not speed up to cut flying time as other airlines do Seats too small (after about 2 hours my legs cramped from being pinned in so tight)"
Pros: "Onboard the crew was nice, the only saving grace."
Cons: "I knew the seats wouldn't be comfortable and all that jazz, I can deal with that. But I booked flights from Cancun to NYC and Spirit connected me through Ft. Lauderdale. I landed in Florida with 20 MINUTES until the boarding of my connecting flight. I had to get my bag, recheck my bag, go through customs and security again. The Spirit employees were very inconveniently just 'not at a the desk right now' so I was forced to wait around as I panicked about catching my flight. The only reason I made my connection was because it was delayed. I ran onto the plane, barely making it and so stressed out I was shaking. Horrible experience and completely unnecessary."
Pros: "Staff was professional and very friendly."
Cons: "40lb bag weight limit -- would like to see it closer to 50lb. Web site errors when attempting to check-in or pay for bag online -- wasted a lot of time trying to do this. Spirit airport check-in, however, honored the error output listing without any additional hassle or fee."
Airlines flying from San Diego 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
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights