Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Kentucky
|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 5% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 14% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$315||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Good deal one-way
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American Airlines, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Kentucky. Confirm policies on booking site.
Delta and Alaska Airlines do not allow booking a middle seat on flights to Kentucky.
An average nonstop flight from the United States to Kentucky takes 3h 31m, covering a distance of 825 miles. The most popular route is Newark - Louisville with an average flight time of 2h 05m.
The cheapest ticket to Kentucky from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $9 one-way, and $88 round-trip. The most popular route is Newark to Louisville Standiford Field and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $165.
American Airlines, Delta & United Airlines fly the most frequently from the United States to Kentucky.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Louisville (54% of total searches to Kentucky). The next most popular destinations are Lexington (41%) and Paducah (2%). Searches for flights to Owensboro (2%) are also popular.
One of the most visited waterways in the state is on Lake Cumberland, found in the south of the state near Nancy. A flight to Kentucky’s Owensboro–Daviess County Regional Airport (OWB) is one airport that will put you close to the lake. After landing, you’ll have to take a rental car 2h 40m to the lake. While landing in Lexington is still a bit of a drive, the flight is much cheaper than Owensboro.
Flying into Louisville is the closest airport to the Churchill Downs horse racing track. It’s not a long drive from the airport either. A rental car will take about 15m to get to the track. If you fly to Lexington, you’ll find another horse track called the Keeneland race track.
While the airport is located outside of the state, you can visit the northern-most point of Kentucky by booking a flight to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). This is the best airport for traveling to the border between Cincinnati and Kentucky; however, it is the busiest and most expensive airport offering flights both to and from Kentucky.
Arriving in Lexington will put you in the heart of the state. From here you can travel to the surrounding cities and areas. Flights here are less frequent but far more affordable. Consider flying here to connect to other flights around the state, such as Barkley Regional Airport (PAH) or Louisville at Bowman Field (LOU).
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Delta flight took extra precaution to keep all passengers safe before during and after the flight. They communicate effectively during the flight. I will be flying Delta again and again."
Cons: "The trip was great"
Pros: "The crew very professional. My flight was on time."
Cons: "We arrived around 39 minutes early and the whole process was very smooth"
Pros: "Super friendly and helpful with connections."
Cons: "The music on the plane was a bit much. Lol"
Pros: "Crew was attentive and accommodating."
Cons: "Gates switched 3 times and all bags had to be checked because of a small aging plane."
Pros: "Calm and safe, just like I like it."
Pros: "Short lines"
Cons: "Seating arrangements"
Cons: "The carrots were hard and the bread was cold."
Pros: "Comfortable plane due to few passengers"
Cons: "7 hour delay after flight postponed."
Cons: "I would ask that the gate does not share in detail reason for delay in seat assignment is related to getting a family sitting together when the basic rules should apply unilaterally."
Pros: "Got to my destination without any issues"
Cons: "Seats/seating area are too small, and I'm not a big person."
Cons: "The flight was delayed almost 6 hours, the crew was rude and the “comfort +” seats had very little leg room ."
Pros: "All good."
Cons: "No AC for an hour before takeoff - very uncomfortable. Audio for tv did not work."
Cons: "It was late"
Pros: "Good snack selection. Crew was personable."
Cons: "Seat assignment for me and my traveling companion was done at gate. We had to sit in 2 different rows."
Pros: "Crew was nice and welcoming"
Cons: "Well, if our plane had been leaving on time it would've been superb."
Cons: "Notify the delay quickly"
Cons: "More print media to read on"
Pros: "Crew was great."
Cons: "Couldn’t hear/understand the pilot"
Pros: "Flight attendant in first class was amazing."
Pros: "Jeff was our flight attendant in first class. He is an excellent flight attendant. He has an amazing attitude and his manner made us feel as if we had been friends with him for years."
Cons: "Passengers who pay retail for first class on domestic flights should get access to the Delta lounges even without the AE card. Other airlines do this, and we have come to expect it."
Pros: "The boarding was fast and very well handled."
Cons: "Chinese Eastern did not try to help and solve my problem."
Pros: "There was a bit of a mixup in boarding the plane but otherwise the flight was good. There was no entertainment system on this short flight. The flight attendants were very pleasant & efficient. They only served snacks on this short flight but were very good at ensuring everyone had at least one or more beverages. The premium seats were very comfortable ."
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Flight attendant was not willing to go above and beyond as he stated he would. My husband asked for a coke and the flight attendant told him he could only get water."
Pros: "It was a smooth boarding, flight and exit out of the plane."
Pros: "Snacks, cleanliness and crew"
Cons: "From the begging they changed the flights for something totally different. It was a 14 hour trip. Awful"
Cons: "They take them forever to find me another fly ,make miss my other fly, my work my time and my sleep"
Pros: "I was given a complimentary upgrade."
Pros: "The crew and pilot were absolutely amazing."
Cons: "This is my 3rd delta flight in a row that has been delayed. I understand these things happen, just extremely frustrating."
Cons: "It takes time and worries to find the air train and Aeroflot registration."
Pros: "My flight was great. Boarding was easy and the seats were comfortable."
Pros: "I needed to run real fast to the connection flight and gladly got there on time."
Pros: "The service was amazing , the staff was honestly friendly and nice"
Pros: "Great and friendly flight crew."
Cons: "Left a bit late."
Pros: "Very friendly and professional gate agent and flight attendant"
Cons: "I was unable to fly at all due to a spelling error on my ticket. The airline refused to alter the ticket. Worst experience of my life, ruined my Christmas"
Cons: "Cancelled my flight because I lost one of the arms"
Cons: "2.5 hour delay for no apparent reason at first (supposed mechanical issues with plane) and then waited on plane at gate for a missing pilot who never got picked up from his airport and got stuck in Chicago traffic trying to get to O'Hare. Eventually had to take pilot from another flight before leaving at 8:45 when flight was scheduled for 6:00am."
Cons: "Had a death in the family and no one would help me get back home"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable. Snacks!!! Nice flight crew."
Cons: "I liked everything."
Pros: "The movie I watched was pleasant, although I had trouble hearing it because of the situation described below."
Cons: "There was a family seated behind us with several crying, loud children. We were miserable. Even my headphones with a Mozart sonata cranked up to loud did little to mask the noise. Probably not Dela'a fault, but the crew did nothing to mitigate the problem."
Cons: "I am a 5'3" 125# woman who, unfortunately, had a middle seat assignment. The passenger to my right, on the aisle, weighed approximately 375# and took up 1/3 of my seat. The arm was not able to go down comfortably, and when it did it was not usable . The passenger on my left, window seat, was probably 6'7" and had to sit with a man spread in order to fit. I could not move and was extremely uncomfortable. The plane was overbooked so I was unable to move. Therefore, worst flight ever. Plus, I paid for a full seat and was only able to occupy half of it."
Pros: "Seats were reasonably comfortable."
Cons: "Boarding process was ok (they bused us over to the plane and then had us walking out halfway to the plane's stairs before frantically sending us back on the bus because the plane wasn't cleaned yet). Not a big deal but we were traveling with a 10 month old so miscommunications like that cause a larger inconvenience than usual. The real downer on the flight was when we needed hot water quickly to warm our infant's bottle. The stewardess had begun beverage service and was about 8 rows away from us. My wife hit the call button, expecting the stewardness to come over somewhat quickly. Instead, she just continued beverage service and got to us about 15 mins later. By that point it was too late and the baby was wailing from hunger. When we asked why, knowing that we had a small child, the stewardness didn't just push the cart forward and attend to us more quickly, she said she didn't want to do that. No apology, not even a sense of remorse. At the end of the day, a customer's experience will always be tainted by poor service and that is what we received on our flight."
Pros: "Clean environment of the terminals and the speed of the shuttle."
Cons: "no comment."
Pros: "It took off on time and life was good."
Pros: "Great service!"
Cons: "Same as previous response."
Pros: "The entertainment was amazing"
Cons: "We were delayed multiple times and landed extremely late"
Pros: "Very affordable! Traveling can be difficult, especially from Chicago O'hare - one of the busiest airports in the country - but everything was made easy for me and was a breeze!"
Cons: "No complaints here!"
Cons: "bag got lost checking it at the gate in dtw, bag went to santa barbara, completely wrong airport. huge inconvenience"
Pros: "Almost always on time, captain keeps us updated, friendly airline staff"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Everyone was polite, helpful, and courteous."
Pros: "There were too many gate changes ."
Pros: "I like that they have complimentary snacks"
Cons: "Delay boarding and then dropped us off at a remote runway and had to wait 45 minutes for a bus to main terminal!"
Cons: "Due to the delay which caused us to miss our connection we had to get a hotel, which we had to pay for. It also caused me to miss work the following day."
Cons: "4 hora de retraso ni una cortesía empleados bien carnepuercos"
Pros: "Price space, time"
Cons: "Waiting.. but better to be early than late"
Pros: "Everything was pretty decent.. Best part was the price.. Boarding was good staff was good"
Cons: "Wasn't enough room.. kind of tight.. Couple more inches all around would have been perfect though"
Pros: "Ease of travel"
Cons: "No dislikes"
Pros: "No complaints"
Cons: "The flights were delayed multiple times. No communication at your gates. Oh and I think my favorite was changing terminals and gates 5 TIMES within 1 hour at DFW! RIDICULOUS AND UNACCEPTABLE. NEVER AGAIN!"
Pros: "All personnel where polite,helpful, and respectful. Greg to have wifi and power chargers."
Cons: "There was no real entertainment on the screens. No movies."
Pros: "Everybody was nice my ride was comfortable and they treat me with respect"
Cons: "I like everything"
Pros: "On time."
Pros: "very good no problems.."
Cons: "all good thanks much"
Pros: "My back is probably even more worst than what it is ,I had poor back support...u had to sit up the wholetime and no pillows.Wish you all had reclining seats and a Lil pillow or something.Everytime I travel I'm never comfortable sleeping,if the trip is far."
Cons: "The seats,no cushion ,no pillows."
Pros: "Left on time arrived on time."
Cons: "We went to the gate early and it was printed on our boarding passes. We left to get some food and came back and tried to board. The gate agent was incredibly rude and sarcastic about telling us that the gate had been changed. They also tried to sell us 3 upgrades when we were trying to get our boarding passes."
Pros: "The ride was smooth the airplane was the food was OK the stewardess were kind"
Cons: "The ride was smooth the airplane was the food was OK the stewardess were kind"
Pros: "Staff friensly"
Cons: "Multiple delays and gate changes the last when we were already were to start boarding Aircraft seating had some issues."
Pros: "I loved the entertainment options"
Cons: "I did not like"
Pros: "It was a good nice ride. The employee was nice."
Cons: "No AC or USB charging ports, no individual entertainment screens."
Cons: "We wait to long for the connection"
Pros: "Rough landing"
Pros: "Everyone was friendly and helpful"
Pros: "Price no delays"
Pros: "Customer service was great"
Cons: "The landing to New York was very scary,"
Cons: "Out of certain food items that should have been available"
Pros: "The chairs where comfortable and there was a free movie"
Cons: "The sound for the movie didn't work, the atenders dI'd not do any thing tI make uo for it. There was no complimentary snack. Loading on was a mess, not organized well."
Pros: "We had a small technical glitch and the pilot kept us updated. Nothing is more difficult than not knowing what is going on."
Cons: "I don't know, I've yet to actually make it to Fort Lauderdale!"
Cons: "Horrible delays and many gate changes"
Cons: "There's no room for non skinny people. It was awful"
Cons: "They have taken all the joy out of flying. Cramming more seats on planes, makes them uncomfortable for anyone over 5'9""
Cons: "Decided to have a glass of wine -- had to ask the F.A. twice for my change. Dont feel they( F.A.s) were especially friendly."
Cons: "Delayed as well!!!"
Pros: "Great service."
Cons: "Seats to small lol"
Cons: "We were not allowed to check bags because our booking had less than an hour between flights! We were going on a 12 day trip from Chicago to Italy and at the airport we're advised we can bring our luggage!"
Cons: "Not sitting for an hour on the runway with no A/C."
Pros: "Nothing. Plane was late."
Cons: "Everything. Rude crew. Not allowed to use restroom."
Cons: "Delays, multiple gate changes"
Pros: "Great flight!!!"
Cons: "Why does the airport have so many flights coming in at the same time that you can't deplane as soon as you touch the ground? Feels like someone doesn't know what they are doing! Very frustrating! I was late to my event due to this!"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats"
Cons: "Broken luggage"
Pros: "Plane was on time"
Cons: "It was delayed a day"
Pros: "The flight was rerouted due to the blizzard, but the staff made it very pleasant and easy to make it to my destination on time."
Pros: "Great pilot. Smoothest landing ever"
Cons: "No snacks :("
Pros: "Flight from Calgary to Chicago was excellent!"
Cons: "It was awful. Flight was delayed for 3 hours because united couldn't get a pilot here who was even coming from a warm weather destination so weather shouldn't have been a problem. Poor planning. There was another flight I tried to get on but they couldn't seem to locate their flight attendants and it was delayed about 6 hours."
Pros: "Good time of day flight"
Cons: "Very cramped small plane"
Pros: "Excellent service and friendly staff"
Cons: "Absolutely not enough room to stretch your legs"
Pros: "same as above"
Cons: "same as above"
Pros: "Getting to Charlotte"
Cons: "Plane dirty. Windows dirty. Extremely bumpy. Seats clostraphobic. Sat too long leaving"
Cons: "At least one check-in baggage should be free for the price."
Pros: "Overall service."
Cons: "Impolite Lady Gate Agent."
Cons: "Too cramped, fligjt delay of over an hour"
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "They do not inform reason why it is late"
Cons: "lost our bag, crying babies, uncomfortable plane"
Cons: "Delayed almost an hour."
Pros: "Everything was on time"
Pros: "Overall fine"
Cons: "It would have been helpful if hanging a garment bag were available, which was the case on my return flights to DC on American Airlines."
Pros: "On point"
Pros: "The process was good"
Cons: "Wish there were more morning flights"
Cons: "Outlets don't work. The African American stewardess was rude. Seat didn't recline"
Pros: "Very good"
Pros: "I was comfortable and I didn't die."
Cons: "Why should I have to pay to watch tv? I know you don't have to pay on Southwest, Virgin America or Jet Blue. Not sure that a very (and I mean VERY SMALL) snack can be considered food"
Pros: "On time, gates were close together"
Pros: "Comfy environment, not completely booked plane"
Cons: "The price for one little bottle of Rum, highway robbery I say."
Cons: "The plane was delayed."
Pros: "Newer plane. Very nice staff"
Cons: "Floor around seat was dirty. Lot of exaggerated braking. Suggested a new pilot perhaps?"
Pros: "Getting from point a to point b."
Cons: "Lack of good free snacks. Not getting free bag checked."
Cons: "Deverted to Newark to get to portland"
Cons: "Never made it so I can't rate it"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly"
Cons: "Plane late leaving Chicago due to no pilot."
Pros: "Large plane very comfortable"
Pros: "Staff was great"
Cons: "Second delay in a row"
Cons: "Delays both ways"
Cons: "There should be some free tv"
Pros: "Smoothly and on time"
Cons: "Wait to check in"
Cons: "Stop flying all together."
Cons: "The space. Very uncomfortable"
Cons: "Checking my luggage and then re-checking my luggage !!! Very annoying and very inconvenient. This is not passenger / customer friendly !!!"
Pros: "Courtesy of personnel."
Cons: "Not much sitting room."
Cons: "I had a seat in the first 3 rows but saw no instructions on how or if the seat could be reclined"
Cons: "They don't have power outlets."
Cons: "No wifi, no AC power"
Cons: "It was delayed by two hours"
Pros: "Really nothing."
Cons: "The additional cost to pick a seat, and luggage. I no longer considered it a good deal. Our layover was extended 2 hours in Denver no explanation was given. The staff never came out to let the waiting passengers know. I only found out because I went to the customer service counter. Waiting passengers were mad and it could have been prevented. No food or entertainment was provided only a glass of water was free. All snacks and beverages were additional cost. No entertainment was available not even at an addditional cost. I probally won't fly Frontier again."
Pros: "The plane didn't fall from the sky."
Cons: "Late expensive cramped overall crappy."
Pros: "No nonsense just fly and get to your destination. Staff seamed competent from check in to unboarding."
Pros: "No frills very affordable"
Cons: "Kind of picky with every detail in costs but if you it really doesn't matter in the long run. The plane and service is all pretty good."
Cons: "Staff was very rude and not willing to help me when I had questions about printing my boarding pass on the kiosks. They were not welcoming or friendly and were going back and forth i front of me to see who would help me. Very unhappy"
Pros: "Very professional."
Cons: "That it had to end."
Pros: "You know what you are getting when you book"
Cons: "Customer service is awful."
Cons: "Everything was fine other than how cold it was on the plane. The coldness actually woke me up several times because it was so bad."
Pros: "We had to rebook and it cost us an extra thousand dollars!!! Insane!"
Cons: "Fly was late"
Pros: "The price is reasonable. Good service!"
Cons: "Plane comfort is average."
Cons: "I got charged 130 dollars in check ins for have two bags and a carry on. The chairs were extremely uncomfortable."
Cons: "Staff at LAX were not clear as to what the situation was. And the number of emails leading up to the cancellation were almost comical in number."
Cons: "The Cost to get soda and snack.We had to wait in the plane for at least a half after the plane had landed before being allowed to pull into a gate."
Pros: "Good price."
Cons: "Baggage claim at CVG was soooooooooo slow. My bag took over an hour to finally arrive at the claim."
Cons: "They get you with all the add-on fees. And the base fair isn't even cheap."
Pros: "Getting off"
Cons: "It sucked the bologna from peehole"
Pros: "Organized on boarding"
Pros: "Cheap that's about it."
Cons: "Emergency landing which set me back 6-7 hours and my $50 flying voucher expires in 90 days.... Sweet"
Pros: "The plane went to the right city."
Cons: "Got a middle seat both ways. Not very comfortable."
Cons: "Hours of delays in both directions"
Pros: "I would like a refund!"
Cons: "Customer service was terrible."
Cons: "Change for carry on and charge for seating and the seat can not adjust, no entertainment."
Cons: "Everything. Never using them again"
Pros: "Let us know:we need do that before book tickets!"
Pros: "Fairly new plane. Quick boarding."
Cons: "Too aggressive boarding agent in LA trying to sell for on board carry on."
Pros: "It was goid"
Cons: "That you can not even cross your legs, or move around if your average size or taller ."
Pros: "El personal muy hamable el vuelo estuvo cómodo el avion limpio"
Pros: "Go take a look at what Southwest is doing and DO THAT!"
Pros: "Biggest negative? Charged me 30 dollars to check my luggage, tossed it around so much that a bottle of scotch broke all over the contents, leaving me nothing to give as gift and nothing to wear . When I asked the representative at the airport what she could do about it, she said, "oh those things happen. " Not planning to go with Frontier again."
Pros: "Sort of cheap"
Cons: "Cheap at every level. Makes you feel unsafe. Are they cutting on cheap pilots too?"
Pros: "Plane was delayed till the next morning... It was terrible"
Pros: "Great service"
Pros: "Staff was nice"
Cons: "Charging for soda and carry-ons, I'm surprised you guys are still in business. I will avoid Frontier like the plague."
Cons: "Sent everyone to the wrong baggage claim and then told us the right one over the PA system and we turn around and all the bags had been sitting there unattended without anyone's notice and in complete chaos."
Cons: "Always delay"
Pros: "I made it to my destination safely."
Cons: "Complementary soft drinks or coffee would have been nice."
Airlines flying to Kentucky 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 to Kentucky
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Kentucky
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Kentucky
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Kentucky
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Kentucky