Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Southampton to Manchester
Loganair and Eastern Airways have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Southampton to Manchester. Confirm policies on booking site.
Direct flights from Southampton generally make it to Manchester in 1h 10m. The flying distance between the two cities is 171 miles.
There are 18 (direct) flights between Southampton and Manchester per week, averaging 2 per day.
The best deals for a one-way ticket found by KAYAK users over the last 3 days were on easyJet (£42) and Eastern Airways (£57). The cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Blue Islands (£87) and Eastern Airways (£113).
Your flight ticket price will generally be cheaper if you fly to Manchester on a Friday and more expensive on a Monday. On your return trip to Southampton, you should consider flying back on a Friday, and avoid Thursdays for better deals.
Southampton and Manchester are both served by 1 main airport. You will leave Southampton from Southampton Eastleigh and will be arriving at Manchester.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "KLM lost my suitcase and did not deliver it until three days later... They refused to compensate me for having delivered the bag with broken articles inside (A pair of Rayban Wayfarers!)"
Pros: "Terrific hot breakfast in bus. class"
Cons: "Window did not darken like the others."
Pros: "Nice crew, good food."
Cons: "Both bathroom were not working in business class area."
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "Staff: from check in to landing, they could at least smile. Baggage claim was a nightmare, 6 Schengen flights in the same belt."
Pros: "Flight arrived on time"
Cons: "No food provided "due to a strike the previous day". Not sure why this would impact on providing a sandwich or snack particularly when champagne was still available for first class passengers."
Pros: "The crew was informative"
Cons: "Inflight sandwiches"
Pros: "very nice crew"
Cons: "my bagfage was lost"
Pros: "Newer plane, crew was amazing, seats were adjustable"
Pros: "Crew was great, very responsive and hospitable!"
Cons: "more lunch choices, especially choices without dairy products."
Pros: "Crew were great"
Pros: "Entertainment was amazing"
Cons: "Seats a bit hard"
Pros: "Crew was very engaging and service was good."
Cons: "My seat was horrible. Right at the door, crammed, and no place to store my carry-on luggage."
Pros: "Crew was pleasant but not attentive to detail. Bypassed is completely for snack and drink towards end of 9 hour flight!"
Cons: "Pay attention to passengers."
Cons: "Flight cancelled"
Pros: "The flight was smooth, the service was friendly, and the food with plentiful."
Cons: "Too much activity in the cabin during the flight."
Cons: "No reading light in my seat..."
Cons: "Turn the lights on early making it hard to sleep"
Cons: "lost baggage"
Pros: "Friendly and efficient crew. I travel KLM often and always enjoy the flights."
Cons: "There were several flight delays and gates were changes a few times."
Pros: "We got to Amsterdam on time"
Cons: "1. Paying for the seats we chose...that will never happen again...I'll fly another airline first. 2. The food was terrible. I have flown KLM for years, this was not what I expected. 3. The plane was very dirty"
Pros: "The constant smile conferred by flight attendants through the entire flight."
Cons: "The boarding was a bit disorderly. Lanes for zones 3 and 4 were not clearly indicated."
Cons: "Trouble checking in regarding a visa issue?.. no other trouble at the other airports.."
Cons: "Landlords gave an unpleasant service! Which continued with late of 50min of the flight, they didn’t do anything to help/ to provide the passengers the answers. The food was cold It was comfort place to sit. Bad experience with KLM"
Pros: "Short flight and being able to escape from drunk belligerent Passenger on previous flight"
Pros: "Crew was excellent -kind nice and very attentive"
Cons: "Entertainment went out mid flight. Had to be reset off 30 mins but cam back up"
Pros: "Shirt flight but well catered, boarding was efficient and quick."
Cons: "Not lots of legroom but adequate for an hour long hop. It was cold on board and also had to board via steps from outside"
Pros: "More than adequate room, And very good service from a very professional staff. Head and shoulders abovevany American carrier, and several European lines I have flown."
Cons: "Can't think of anything."
Pros: "Really friendly staff. Great service"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Boarding was delayed a little due to weather as was takeoff. Cant blame them for weather but the connection was very tight."
Pros: "In flight food was enjoyable"
Pros: "The flight attendants could not do enough for you."
Cons: "Business class was pretty empty but again I was not allowed to change my seat selection online. Pathetic check-in."
Pros: "Flight was on time and quick and comfortable"
Cons: "Without any explanation the plane I was due to go to Istanbul on at 11.30 was not available. I had to wait for a small plane coming from Edinburgh then wait for it to be emptied of passengers and cleaned. This meant we were over 2 hours late into Istanbul. No explanation or apology. I then missed my next flight in Istanbul and had to purchase another ticket. I cannot believe that air passengers are treated in this way!!! I will follow this up with KLM when I go home from my holiday."
Pros: "Staff both at the airport and in the plane were professional and welcoming. Depsite short distance sandwich and drink were offered."
Cons: "Nothing to be honest . All positive."
Pros: "Ground staff at Manchester very helpful"
Cons: "Information on KLM website and flight status said 50 minutes delay and was never updated with the true status. 3 hours before we took off. KLM blamed the fog at Manchester but to be honest most other flights seemed unaffected. Put up in an IBIS hotel and fed substandard food and shitty hotel room with an Aircon unit that clunks into action every 30 seconds keeping me awake. It's external so I can't switch it off. Being given a 10 Euro voucher for food at the airport when most food and a drink will cost you 12 to 15 euros."
Pros: "quick and relaxed"
Pros: "Cabin crew very pleasant"
Cons: "Lost our bags, little sympathy from staff"
Pros: "From downloading the KLM app to the final touchdown of my final flight, everything was an ease, checking in, the option to change my seat, the service received was great."
Cons: "The ability to state a seat or meal preference within the app would be good but otherwise all was good."
Cons: "Two hours delay in the start."
Pros: "Equally friendly crew and experience. It was complimented by the time we got to spend in the fantastic KLM lounge while we waited for the flight."
Pros: "The included snacks and the seats."
Pros: "Airline staff good and professional"
Cons: "Nothing one can do, for a 6.2" guy, the metal bar that forms the shape for the pouch for magazines and such digs into knees, ESP if person in front adjusts seat back. Fold out table barely accommodates laptop."
Pros: "The crew were pleasant"
Cons: "Long stop over at Schiphol. Too Long!!!!"
Pros: "Flight was efficient enough and staff were friendly."
Cons: "It was delayed quite a bit and more on-time updates would have been appeciated."
Pros: "Quick (relatively) flight."
Cons: "Skinniest seat ever. Couldn't even lean back. I now have hunchback."
Pros: "We love the flight all the way"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled - they wanted us to go to Humberside by bus! after the plane should of taken off !! not convenient so I have requested a refund as it was Eastern Airways fault"
Cons: "The baggage fees are outrageous!!! Really ruined my trip."
Pros: "We are a couple aged 84+ visited our son in Hampshire for Christmas. First time flight down, quick, economical and stress free flight. Would recommend to others after years on the tiring drive down from Yorkshire. Son and daughter did great drop off and pick up service too!"
Cons: "Leaving our hand luggage for during the flight, will take smaller bags next time."
Pros: "Our return flight from Glasgow to Manchester was pleasant, on time, and the crew was great."
Cons: "The forty pound charge for a single piece of luggage was enough to make me reconsider flying Flybe again!"
Pros: "We were delayed by mechanical issues. The flight was delayed while we were in the lounge waiting for a gate in Manchester airport. We were delayed again waiting for boarding. I didn’t know that Eastern and Flybe were associated. Are they? The service, crew and associated staff did everything they could to make our eventual takeoff to Glasgow pleasant."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "Quick boarding and check in"
Pros: "For a very short flight everything worked well..."
Cons: "Nothing really..."
Cons: "The security queue was an utter joke and took 30-40 minutes. I got to the gate as the flight was closing and many people were still behind me. Gate staff said they would be leaving without the passengers stuck in the security queue."
Cons: "Kayak got the departure time completely wrong"
Pros: "On time, boarding was fine, staff were nice. Messages from crew good. Flight managed well. Good overall."
Cons: "Leg room not great. Lack of snack options."
Pros: "Not much to like"
Cons: "Late again"
Pros: "Not much to like to be honest"
Cons: "Lack of punctuality"
Cons: "More than a one hour delay."
Cons: "Delayed for 2 hours due to “fleet issues”, no food or water on board due to “weight restrictions”"
Pros: "Nothink I didn’t have one"
Cons: "Flybe change the flight 1hour earlier and didn’t tell me so I missed it"
Pros: "Crew friendly and efficient! Seats reason I changed from departing from Birmingham to Bristol larger more comfortable seats on blue islands flights rather than flybee!"
Cons: "Not really sure if anything !"
Cons: "Food and entertainment not applicable"
Pros: "It was a very short flight"
Cons: "The horrible steps up to the plane, very steep and difficult to get up carrying a cabin case when you are under 5ft tall, and the cabin crew made no effort to help my sister or myself either up or down the steps - this was done by other passengers on the flight. May I suggest that you invest in either better,safer steps or a short slope as per other ones used by other airlines at Guernsey airport."
Cons: "Was late... No one at Jersey airport cared! Horrible service"
Pros: "Quick boarding and landed earlier than scheduled."
Cons: "The air-con was too cold. The seats don't allow you to sleep as there's no where to rest your head against."
Pros: "It was very quick and arrived ahead of time."
Pros: "Crew were amazing arrived early"
Cons: "In flight entertainment"
Pros: "Roomy seats"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "The check in was very good and there were people about to ask if you needed help"
Cons: "Nothing to complain about"
Cons: "long delays"
Cons: "It’s was late both out and return"
Cons: "The flight was delayed and there was a missing crew member. By the time the replacement arrived we have missed the window to depart and we had to wait far too long. My flight was at 7:10 PM and en ese up leaving at 9:40 PM."
Cons: "Plane delayed and overbooked"
Pros: "the flight was ok"
Cons: "the crew member at the gate got very RUDE with my sister, my sister she explained to her that since my mom is 77 years old she needs to take a bit more time to board so she asked if she could be one of the first people to board the plane. She told my sister that my mom could born after priority"
Cons: "The flight was delayed, normal easy jet flight, not expensive, short on space and just about ok on comfort. But, good flight times and reasonable cost. There was a very big man in my row, with his small wife, he just about fitted on,but I don't think of have accepted him sitting next to me."
Cons: "Luggage payment check in and boarding is too slow and inefficient"
Cons: "Food runs our so fast"
Pros: "easy, no fuss boarding and flight"
Cons: "the queuing to have your bags scanned as you board your flight was confusing as there were 3 queues in the same space for flights leaving within 10 minutes of each other. Not a big deal, but someone explaining which queue to those at the back would have been helpful"
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "Excellent flight, only issue was flight information from Captain was spoken too fast and it was hard to understand what was said...please ask them to slow down their speech on the in flight announcements, cabin staff were fine"
Pros: "Efficient No Frills Value For Money"
Cons: "Cramped Seating"
Pros: "Professional crew"
Cons: "2-hour delay due to "crew welfare issues" Even after a 2-hour delay, they let more cabin baggage on board than was possible to stow in the lockers, resulting in rather chaotic scenes around transfer of baggage to the hold, and adding toi delay.. Entirely avoidable"
Cons: "Legroom - knees jammed into sest in front, and guy next to me had to put legs into me to fit. Painful"
Pros: "Great service landed early both ways defo use again"
Pros: "No having to have hassle of traveling"
Pros: "Staff were helpful and friendly"
Cons: "Flight was delayed over an hour and ended up parked so far from terminal, not the best for a late flight. The new smal airbus was cramped legroom wise, I had hoped for an improvement over 737"
Pros: "There was no food or entertainment. Crew was adequate but polite. Consistent downfall of easyJet is it’s bsggage policy. I couldn’t even bring a handbag. Happy to check my suitcase but bringing s small backpack and s purse is necessary for men and women of all ages. I will say that unlike most of the European low cost airlines this was on time!"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Quick and convenient"
Pros: "I liked the price of my flight."
Cons: "The flight was delayed over an hour and there was no update on the app to indicate it. A lot of time wasted waiting in the airport and a very late arrival in Manchester."
Cons: "Crew very rude and not informative"
Pros: "New plane"
Cons: "Almost 2hour delay"
Cons: "Very late -"
Pros: "Late arrival fog in Geneva"
Cons: "Speedy security and short walk to the boarding g area and plane make Southampton my airport of choice"
Pros: "Staff were pleasant and the pilot did an excellent job in difficult weather conditions"
Cons: "The flight was not stocked with sufficient food and had run out of sandwiches by row 3. Considering food is purchased for an additional fee this is surely makes poor business sense aside from being frustrating for passengers on a 3 hour flight plus a delay. Flights were very expensive especially when factoring in that we had to pay to check a bag, to select seats and to purchase food and drink. Worked out as terrible value for money when compared with an Emirates flight to New Zealand."
Pros: "Arrived on time"
Cons: "Boarding was slow Seat was very uncomfortable, it is like they discriminate against tall people, leg space gets less and less by the year"
Pros: "The landing was hairy and I have never experienced a fish tail landing quite like it before."
Cons: "The landing was horrid and Im sure I lost £15 off the cashier for wine and cheddar crackers was like a magic trick gone wrong. Sort your float for each flight and stop making assumptions with short change and playing games."
Pros: "Flight was well organised and lef on time."
Cons: "Rating of one star for food was because we didn't have any and entertainment because understandably there wasn't any."
Pros: "Friendly staff, food ok"
Cons: "Shepherded into a small area with very few seats, and anyway, we were held in lanes like sheep! Seating on the plane - narrow and little space between rows. Had to wait quite a while for baggage to arrive."
Cons: "Booked wrong date before confirmation came phoned to cancel was told I couldn't have a refund would never use easy jet again"
Pros: "Fast and cheap"
Cons: "All ok"
Pros: "Boarding was fast and easy. I was directed towards the rear if the plane so I didn't have to walk town the entire plane. I was offered to check my hand luggage in the hold for free"
Cons: "Flight delay both outbound and return"
Pros: "Ha sido una muy buena experiencia. Bastante cómodo y suficiente espacio entre asientos."
Cons: "No hay internet, ni tampoco entretenimiento. A veces los sobrecargos son un poco exigentes."
Cons: "Luggage was damaged hard. Can't reach support online or offline (Tel). I tried to reach today via Facebook page message"
Cons: "Easyjets own App cancelled my flight and the rescinded this cancellation. Thus I travelled to the airport and found it was cancelled again. Worse; initially no rescheduled flight for >5 days. Had to buy a seperate ticket to a different airport."
Cons: "No sucked"
Pros: "Boarding was efficient when we eventually boarded, could have been more organised."
Cons: "No food left to purchase on a flight that was delayed by 90 minutes, gate staff allowed oversize bags onto aircraft causing issues for crew and passengers, could have been an easy £45 for EZY. No boutique service on flight."
Pros: "time of booking and checking in"
Pros: "On time, welcoming crew on board"
Cons: "Request to put small handbag into half empty flight bag is just petty. If easyJet insist on checking customers through and then holding them in a pen, they should provide facilities/seating - we are not cattle but that is the impression given."
Pros: "On time fantastic !"
Pros: "Very comfortable experience. Boarding was easy. Check in was convenient. Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Nothing in particular to dislike."
Pros: "Crew was superlative."
Cons: "Super tight seats did not recline. Flights are not confirmed had 2 flights cancelled and had to fight to get onto another flight. Tough with a baby and toddler."
Pros: "The crew were very friendly, attentive and helpful where possible."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by 1 hour 30 minutes but there was almost no information about this other than the EasyJet app, even the airport boards provided misinformation. A last minute gate change brought upon a stampede, the flight was overbooked, and whilst not EasyJet's fault, 20 children on a midnight flight did not make for an enjoyable experience."
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