Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Tampa to Chicago O'Hare Airport
United Airlines, American Airlines and Air Canada have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Tampa to Chicago O'Hare Intl. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alaska Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Tampa to Chicago O'Hare Intl.
An average nonstop flight takes 2h 50m, covering a distance of 1014 miles.
There are 629 (nonstop) flights between Tampa and Chicago O'Hare Airport per week, averaging 89 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($7) and Frontier ($24), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($43) and Frontier ($48).
United Airlines (10 times daily), Air Canada (8 times daily), Copa Airlines (8 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
For Tampa to Chicago O'Hare Airport, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago O'Hare Airport back to Tampa, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Quick, easy. Friendly staff.."
Pros: "Got the last seat with no windows plus had no carry on bag but they didn't pay me back the reimbursement which I had already paid for mistakenly"
Pros: "Cheap prices"
Cons: "Couldn’t get my precheck or global entry number to work so had to stand in line for 45 min"
Cons: "Waited 1 hour and 20 minutes for luggage. No excuse. Left us alone for an hour and then sent someone who was embarrassed to face us."
Pros: "Crew was professional and friendly"
Pros: "Service, on time flight."
Cons: "Waiting for 2+ hours at the gate waiting for the plane to leave."
Cons: "When I was at the ticket booth checking my bag. The young man was rude to me and acted like he didn’t care to help. I told him I would also like to add my ktk aka pre check on to my ticket and he said he couldn’t do it. It seemed like he didn’t know what to do. I almost missed my flight due to not having pre check on my ticket. Every airline I’ve flown has never gave me this problem. I get anxiety more than most people do and this guy just made it even worse. I ensured I gave my the right numbers/letters for my pre check and he still couldn’t get on the ticket. I will never fly frontier airlines due to this"
Pros: "Frontier Airlines is the best low cost airlines. Great app that is easy to use and on time flights that even give you free water compared to Spirit airlines."
Cons: "1:45 minutes late leaving now we're sitting on a runway in Chicago for 15 minutes waiting for a gate....... Bullshit"
Pros: "Clean airplane, nice flight attendants."
Cons: "I had to pay for my carryon!"
Pros: "They were kind, polite, and very accommodating for me. I have an injury that borders on a disability, and the crew went above and beyond to make sure that I got to my destination on time."
Pros: "Great fight attendants"
Pros: "Gave me a great seat"
Pros: "Service was fast and friendly and very efficient!!"
Pros: "Everything was good and very friendly staff"
Pros: "Both flights took off a bit late but arrived pretty much on time. Pleasant crew. Baggage was a little sluggish."
Pros: "The flight and crew were pleasant, on time, and orderly. No issues with seat selection and plane was on time and seemed maintained."
Cons: "Be aware that there is a fee for seat selection, any carry on bag, and/or a checked bag. There is a free personal bag allowed."
Cons: "The flight was 7.5 hours delayed with little information on why. I was not aware that I would have to pay to select my seat as well as paying for carry on. These last minute fees were high and completed defeated the purpose of flying on a cheap airline. The crew was fine. This was the worst airline I have ever flown, never again."
Cons: "I had to pay for my carry-on bag and my checked bag. Flight attendants were very unprofessional. Nothing on flight was complimentary not even water. Will never fly frontier again, it's definitely not worth it."
Pros: "Terrible delays and flight crews that knew nothing and gave us no information. When we finally got a new gate they forgot to tell us, and so about 100 of us were sitting at our gate for an hour while our plane was waiting for us in a totally different terminal. Guess they didn't realize until literally no one showed up for the flight we had been waiting on for four hours. Overall horrible communication between the various staff members, and none of them were particularly motivated to try any harder because they are overworked and underpaid. Next time and every time after I won't be fooled by the cheap price tag."
Pros: "Flight was delayed over 8 hours due to a crew issue Agents were untrained, and were no help. Actually could care less. I booked a full fair flight with Delta to get to SLC Could not call anyone and even the check in agents were terrible If personnel fair this bad I don't want to get on a plane Owned by Frontier Never again Rather drive, train , bus, or walk"
Pros: "typical flight experience"
Cons: "there was no entertainment seats are very uncomfortable tray is tiny"
Pros: "Timely boarding, flight left and arrived early"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, no plug in for electronics, no wifi."
Pros: "The entire experience was horrific."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 4 hours. Reason being there was no crew due to the reason there was a snowstorm in Denver. Second, there was afamily ask for sitting in front of. The kids were out of control the parents nor the flight attendant said anything. The kids were banging on the armrest and the table. BirdTo you, I say you have won over the heart of my best friend. You have won over my heart, and the hearts of all of her friends and family. We’re giving her away to you, know that you’re marrying one of the most wonderful women in the entire world. May you cherish her, the way we all have. May you love her the way we all have. May you overcome any challenges your future faces. To you, I say thank you. Thank you, for making my best friend’s dreams a reality. Thank you for giving her the fairy tale she so very much deserves.Third , the turbulence was horrific!"
Pros: "Got to destination early."
Cons: "Noisy airplane and flight."
Pros: "Very roomy cabin"
Cons: "Absence of basic amenities like water"
Cons: "Uncomfortable chairs,"
Pros: "Perfect landing"
Cons: "I didn't have a pillow!"
Pros: "This was a super cheap flight. I already knew about the carry-on charges, so I didn't bring any luggage. This is a great airline for those who know the add-on charges in advance and can comply."
Cons: "They lost my baggage, and didn't make an effort to get it to me the same day."
Cons: "the lady at the counter told me that my bag was ok if i told some things out , i threw away some things i wanted came back and she preceeded to tell i still had to pay 45 dollars and she did not tell me that so i lost my samples and am very angry"
Pros: "The price - but it won't create long term customers"
Cons: "The space, the aircraft felt cheap/unsafe which made turbulence more unsafe, the tray tables don't even fit a small lap top which is comical, the lack of food availability. Overall feels extremely cheap and unsafe in camparison to other aircrafts. Comparable to Spirit."
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "Although the flight was good I was shocked that I had to pay an additional fee for my seat upon check-in via the internet. I had to pay $17 extra on the way to Florida and $11 extra per seat on the return flight to Chicago. Why wasn't I made aware of this? Also, I went on Frontiers website prior to my trip to see what the carry-on fees were. They never explained the fees until after I was trying to print out my boarding pass and I was charged $40 per carry-on (3 of us were travelling). Give a head's up about your fees!!!!!! Otherwise, your prices are misleading!"
Pros: "The crew on my return flight was much more personable than on the flight out. Boarding and unboarding were super easy (no checked baggage for my flight)."
Cons: "THE HIDDEN FEES ARE CRAZY RIDICULOUS! Sure the flight starts out cheap, until you realize you have to pay for carry-on bags, and another fee when you pick your seat! Overall my flight cost was $130 more than anticipated with the hidden fees. The seats on the flight to my destination were old and uncomfortable and my seat did not recline (and I paid $30 for the super stretch seating)."
Cons: "Over 1.5 hr delay in Las Vegas- sometime cannot be helped, I understand."
Pros: "Comfortable plane"
Cons: "Delayed 3.5 hours"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "A whole lot"
Pros: "overall we were most happy with our experience we have never traveled on Frontier not used to all the separate fees but, it was all good!"
Cons: "Delayed with no information given. No charger ports."
Pros: "able to get a seat assignment if desired. Crew was great.. Cabin Temperature was comfortable. Seat did not recline. Departed on time"
Cons: "having to purchase food/drink, but who cares when the price is so good. Site leads you to believe you have to buy a seat and pay for any baggage, you really don't have to"
Cons: "Flight was delayed almost 7 hours due to an "auto pilot" mechanical issue. We were told after each delay announcement they had the part and were working on it. Another plane finally arrived and we finally were able to board, then another 1 hour delay sitting in plane waiting to take off "in just a few moments". The only decent thing Frontier offered was a $15 voucher for airport food as we waited through the delays. We still were charged for f&b (even water) when on board. Breaking down $15/7 hours of wait time; frontier essentially is telling us our time is worth $2.14 per hour. That's not mentioning the additional $30 carry on fee + $30 seat fee...each way, a charge that was not disclosed until you're checking in. Flight staff was OK, not pleasant but not terribly rude."
Cons: "Lack of information on flight delays, complete lack of employees available to handle baggage once we got to Chicago"
Pros: "Good pilot and servers"
Cons: "Stop being communist and let people remove the mask"
Pros: "Big seats"
Cons: "Free wifi"
Cons: "Every thing"
Pros: "Friendliness of staff"
Cons: "The interior was worn and seat saggy"
Pros: "On time Fast Smooth landing"
Cons: "Free water Free carry on Bigger Seats"
Pros: "Great staff on and off the flight, punctuality of the flight and being kept informed during the flight of status. My family and I are extremely impressed with Spirit, it makes me want to fly more often."
Cons: "The taxiing on the runway to get to the terminal, but understand that is out of your hands."
Pros: "Trip was on time"
Cons: "Had to pay for carryon bag"
Pros: "Pilot made up for lost time."
Cons: "Not comfortable for the price"
Pros: "On time. Very polite. Easy to check in and board"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable. Terrible seats."
Pros: "Comfortable seat, quick boarding, great prices"
Cons: "Delayed45 minutes but did receive early notice. However, Chicago airport notifications were not updated and awaiting family had long time to wait."
Cons: "Girl at the check-in desk was careless, impolite. The overweight fees were rediculously high! The website always collapses when u try to check in ot prepay!!! The crew didn’t offer even water for free!!! And they were conversing bery loudly the whole flight... some personal topics i had zero desire to listen to! Come on, it was only a 2 hour flight- couldn’t they not talk as much!?!?!?"
Pros: "The plane was very dated. The seats were broken (did not recline). Did arrive on time which was a plus."
Cons: "Overall Bad Experience"
Pros: "Lots of legroom"
Cons: "Bag fees were more than the flight"
Pros: "I liked efective boarding procces. Without delay!"
Cons: "Seats that you can't move on back."
Pros: "Prices are greT"
Cons: "charged my husband and I for check bags $100 for 1 way trip. No water given to any passengers."
Pros: "The flight was on time"
Cons: "the fees"
Pros: "I didn't order any food this trip. There is no "entertainment" on Spirit airlines. It would be nice to have WIFI and/or charging ports."
Cons: "A little narrow between the seat rows. If you a large person this could be uncomfortable"
Cons: "I bought a ticket that was supposed to take 6 hours because of delays it took 11 not enough connecting flights first and last using them"
Pros: "The prices"
Cons: "Comfort and no entertainment"
Cons: "Both flights were delayed . I did though receive prior e mail communication about the Tampa flight being delayed. Once in Chicago, no gate listed on my ticket, all personal kept directing us to a gate that a flight to Boston( which was delayed also ) was boarding at the same time my flight to MSP was.suppose to board. absolutely no communication whatsoever about where my flight was or was being boarded or that is was delayed, until 5 min before boarding time . This experience was very irritating and upsetting.. pissed me off and will keep me from using Spirit Ailrlines again!"
Pros: "Clean on plane"
Cons: "Needs more room for seating were charged for baggage"
Cons: "Our friend died, sadly, just 3 weeks before the 3 of us were to vacation together for his 70th birthday. We informed Spirit 2 weeks before the flight. However, it became clear that no one at Spirit talks to anyone else. At each leg of the flight (one stop, so 4 legs), we had to explain to crew that no, our travel companion died weeks ago & will not be coming, and no, he will not be needing the wheelchair that he had arranged. We "only" had to discuss the wheelchair 6 times; apparently, 2 crews at takeoff informed the landing site it was not needed. And 2 didn't. It made a sad situation maudlin. This is separate from Spirit's shabby business model; appear to charge less than others and make it up in fees. Really, a boarding pass is an "extra" one should pay for? Try getting on a flight without one and you'll see how "extra" it is."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Flight went ok. From Tampa to Chicago, had good seats- Exit row after they asked for 2 people to volunteer to sit in them FOR FREE so they could put a mother- child seating together. Paying for Exit row seats at an exhorbitant cost seems ironic. Flight to Minneapolis was ok.z"
Cons: "Lost baggage!! Checked bag went to Dallas from Tampa instead of Minneapolis. Bag delivered the next day. Grateful it was the end of the trip rather than the start. Person at the Minneapolis airport took care of other bags left on the carousel (sent to the wrong place??) while wife waited for him to complete process of notifying Spirit about lost baggage."
Pros: "Spacious seating"
Cons: "All the hidden fees associated with Spirit airline."
Pros: "Tampa air port has comfortable and convenient waiting area."
Cons: "Baggage fees and so many others fees remove Spirit from a low cost airline unless you fly without luggage, carryones, aren't hungry or thirsty, don't care where you sit and have no leg room to boot."
Pros: "Went smoother than expected overall."
Cons: "Lady originally stated checked bags can weigh up to 50 pounds, but I found out it could not weigh more than 41 pounds... left me to scramble to arrange my luggage so I wouldn't be charged the 100 dollar fee."
Pros: "Had great weather for both roundtrip Chicago-Tampa flights and they were both smooth and I felt safe. The staff at the gate and on the flight were very pleasant (and happy). I also like that the seats were leather-like and not cloth which I think is easier to keep clean."
Cons: "The reason I will avoid Spirit Airlines 'like the plague' from this day forth is due strictly to their ridiculously high costs for my initial flight (booked over a month in advance) and for their unclear and expensive "checked/carry-on items" policy. Felt "nickel and dimed to death". I live part time in Europe and fly the budget "no frills' airlines often and Spirit is way out of the reasonble range. Example: a roundtrip Milan-London ticket on RyanAir for the 2017 Easter weekend purchased today would be less than $100 while a Spirit Chicago-Tampa purchased today would be $250 (and online baggage purchases on RyanAir are at least 50%-75% lower.) I read the Spirit baggage policy well and crammed everything into a small carry-on that and was told at the airport that "because it had wheels", I would be forced to pay the higher “at the counter carry on" fees. I was pissed. I could have paid less to check a larger suitcase with wheels in advance had I known. Really, I was pissed off and still am. I promptly found a computer and paid online for my bag for the return flight, vowing to avoid Spirit Airlines as best I could from that day forth. My Milan-Chicago Lufthansa roundtrip flight (purchased on the same day as my Spirit flight) cost less and I had a purse, a carry-on and a large checked bag and had two meals and wine and coctails and watched movies FOR FREE. Come on Spirit. Don't be so greedy."
Pros: "Flight canceled"
Pros: "Counter was close to the door. Luggage did not get lost."
Cons: "Flight to and from both delayed. Misinformation. Disorganized, poor communication. Seats don't decline. Confusing information everywhere. Long lines. It was a horrible experience, caused stress, spending money on rental car AND hotel....not expected.."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "They cancelled the flight after I checked in and went through security. I only was notified when I checked my email at the terminal. When I asked the person at the desk they simply said oh yeah I was supposed to make an announcement!"
Cons: "Pay $55 for each luggage on the board"
Cons: "Too many hidden fees! Buyer beware! The $55 carry on baggage fee is outrageous! We heard that the baggage fees are less if you book them online before your trip. We went online to do just that for the return trip and we were pleased to see that the fee was $36 - until we went to pay and there was a $9 fee tacked on because we weren't part of the "$9 Club"! We will never book with Spirit again. We will opt for the slightly higher flight cost and avoid the hidden fees! Overall, the flight was more expensive than any of our other options."
Pros: "Do not late take off"
Cons: "needness to pay for carry on"
Pros: "Good overall service, comfortable flight on par with other airlines."
Cons: "They charge too much for baggage (around $40), both for carry on and checked bags."
Pros: "All the personnel were friendly and helpful. The legroom on this flight was better than what we had on our initial flight. The plane was very clean."
Cons: "This was the first trip we booked with Spirit so we were not aware of how "bare bones" their system is. Like all systems there are positives and negatives to deal with. The biggest surprises were the charges for picking your seats and the charges and restrictions for baggage. But in spite of these, we still saved money and had an enjoyable trip. Be sure to check their website so you know how to pack and especially to pick your seats if there is more than one person traveling."
Cons: "When I tried to buy my bags and print my boarding pass at the 24 hour mark it would not recognize my nine dollar fare club membership I then spent an hour listening to telephone prompts that never gave me a real person wasting valuable last day vacation in Florida time when I should be at the beach"
Pros: "Good price efficient airline"
Cons: "just a little tight in the seating however I do understand your reasoning for doing that"
Pros: "Crew was friendly. Flight was on time."
Cons: "Seats don't recline. It was expensive for "no frills""
Cons: "Spirit put us all on the plane, knowing that we were going to taxi out 10 minutes then cut the engines and sit. We sat parked on the taxiway for 2/12 hours. Then we taxied back to the gate, waited while they assembled a gate crew, got back off the plane and the flight was cancelled. Then all 300 passengers had to go all the way back to the Spirit check-in counter back in the terminal and stand in line for another 2 hours just to hear that the soonest they could get us to our destination was going to be 2 days later. We requested a full refund....which as it turns out was about $30 shy of what we paid. Honestly, you can't make this stuff up. In my world "Spirit" no longer exists."
Pros: "Crew had a sense of humor, which was appreciated. Captain spoke to us himself."
Cons: "Most airlines check to see if your seatbelt is on, and maybe I missed it, but I didn't see them do it. Only thing I would really have to say negatively about this flight."
Pros: "The flight attendants were very friendly"
Cons: "Just terrible, cheap airline"
Pros: "Cheap efficient."
Cons: "Boarding process was a little clumsy."
Cons: "It was a disaster from the moment I got to the airport. Flight was going to be late and it kept getting later as the time went on until we wouldn't make our connecting flight. Their option was to give passengers a van ride from Chicago to Minneapolis. When no one thought that was acceptable they didn't do anything for a few hours. I finally got a hotel room and flight home scheduled(the next day) as the flight to Chicago was finally loading."
Cons: "Terrible service!!! Even my request for a glass of drinking water for my pregnant wife was refused by the flight attendant. everything was for sale and wanted me to pay for the bottled water instead!! The flight was delayed for more than 6 hours!! All my plans were messed up and spirit airline is known for its crappy service and frequent delay and cancellation of flights!! I will never fly through spirit again!!"
Pros: "Got to sit in exit row,"
Cons: "Someone had taken our seats. Don't know if it was double booked or if family was allowed to sit together despite seat assignments. My new seat in the exit row was very uncomfortable. In the center/back of the seat cushion was a hard lump or ball so that one had to slide their butt forward to get a comfortable position. The seat cushion was not very comfortable either and I am not a large person. We fly Spirit strictly because of price. I am actually surprised that there isn't a charge to use the bathroom."
Cons: "Delayed multiple times and then canceled No good rebooking options provided."
Airlines flying from Tampa to Chicago O'Hare Airport 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 Tampa to Chicago O'Hare Airport
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Tampa to Chicago O'Hare Airport
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Tampa to Chicago O'Hare Airport
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Tampa to Chicago O'Hare Airport
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Tampa to Chicago O'Hare Airport