Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Florida
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KLM, Air France and Delta have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Florida. Confirm policies on booking site.
Delta does not allow booking a middle seat on flights to Florida.
An average direct flight from the United Kingdom to Florida takes 14h 38m, covering a distance of 4333 miles. The most popular route is London - Miami with an average flight time of 9h 20m.
The cheapest ticket to Florida from the United Kingdom found in the last 72 hours was £64 one-way, and £215 round-trip. The most popular route is London Heathrow to Miami and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was £257.
KLM, Air France & Delta fly the most frequently from the United Kingdom to Florida.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Orlando (41% of total searches to Florida). The next most popular destinations are Miami (33%) and Tampa (8%). Searches for flights to Fort Lauderdale (4%), to West Palm Beach (2%) and to Jacksonville (2%) are also popular.
If you value easy access to this amusement park, Orlando International Airport is served by the Disney’s Magical Express bus service, whereas Orlando Sanford is not. On the other hand, Orlando Sanford is less busy than Orlando International. When it comes to origin cities, TUI Airways operates seasonal flights to Sanford from Birmingham, Bristol, Sheffield, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle, and London Gatwick (LGW). Orlando International receives flights from fewer destinations, but you can choose to fly with Norwegian, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic or Thomas Cook Airlines. When it comes to distance from the resort, Orlando International is closer to Disney World (approx. 25min by car) than Orlando Sanford (around 1h drive).
Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) doesn’t receive direct flights to Florida from any city in the United Kingdom. However, you can fly from London Heathrow to Tampa International Airport, and from there take a connecting flight to Palm Beach. Both British Airways and Norwegian operate regular flights to Tampa from Heathrow. Alternatively, if you’d prefer not to have a stopover possible, you can fly to Miami International and drive to Palm Beach (approx. 1h 45min).
Miami International Airport is the closest to the Everglades National Park: around a 1h 20min drive from the visitors' centre. All direct flights from the UK to this airport depart from London Heathrow, which has regular domestic connections with Belfast City Airport (BHD), Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, and Manchester.
The closest major airport to Fort Lauderdale is Miami International, which is a 50min drive away. direct flights to Florida that land at this airport depart from London Heathrow and are operated by American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and British Airways. Alternatively, if you want more options of airlines and routes from the United Kingdom, you can fly from Glasgow, Manchester, London Gatwick or Belfast to Orlando International Airport and from there take a connecting flight to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Flights from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale are operated by regional airline Silver Airways and low-cost carriers Spirit Airlines and Southwest Airlines.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "It took a long time to board the plane and there was literally no line at the boarding gate. When I mean there was no line, its not that there were no people, its that we stood grouped together, because there was not enough space for everyone, so no line could form. So people simply cut in front of each other and there was quite a bit of anger and tension.Once we were on board, and seated, they came through and provided a meal. However after about 3 hours, I wanted to get some water to take medicine and I pushed the call light to get the flight attendant to come over and it was literally 45 minutes before anyone came into the economy portion. All of the flight attendants were either in first class, or hiding somewhere else. As one point 5 call lights were on and no one came. My wife got up and started looking for someone and finally I got water to take my pills. Almost an hour after I hit the call button. When the flight attendant came, I asked her if it was possible to purchase a soda, crackers, or anything as my blood sugar was low. She said there is nothing available for purchase, and did not offer anything. The only help I received was from a fellow passenger who offered a candy bar. I can not believe that there was nothing the attendant could offer me. I was willing to pay 10 euros for a soda, and they still said no. That is unacceptable."
Cons: "The boarding process was awful! The airport itself is difficult to maneuver in. No information provided regarding the flight. Airport security and police very very rude!"
Cons: "Hand luggage weighing queue delayed flight, Gatwick flights delays, missing luggage at Lisbon,"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "A short but very pleasant flight and food was served, excellent in every category."
Cons: "Nothing, it was the best short flight I've ever had. The staff were very attentive and did a great job of keeping everyone happy."
Pros: "First time flying with TAP PORTUGAL and it was a great experience"
Pros: "all staf in airport pleasant and quickly to across other place to connect"
Cons: "a lot of people they pass by preference, and late for star Alliance"
Pros: "Excelent service."
Pros: "airlines could have mentioned that the second leg would require going thru security again and would take a very long time and that I should do this immediately after disembarking even though a gate had not yet been assigned. As A consequence of an intensive interview process before boarding the international leg of the trip (initially only two reps processing everyone on the plane for a few minutes each) the plane left the gate late. It also lost another 15 -20 minutes in flight making it 30 minutes late and I missed my connection in Miami necessitating me to spend a night in a motel and finish my flight the next day."
Cons: "Had the crew enabled me to be first off the plane I would have made the connection but I lost an additional 20-25 minutes being seated in the rear of the plane"
Pros: "Everything was going well. Confotable seats lovely air hostesses. Food wasn’t so great but I was surprised we even got something!"
Cons: "Unfortunately I had problems at airport security which wasn’t very pleasant!"
Cons: "Switched planes both ways, changed my paid for seating. No notifications. Excess luggage charges. Would never recommend this airline."
Cons: "The long delay, more than 1.5 hours."
Cons: "Our tickets were economy class Y for all of our flights, and we each checked a bag free on the outbound trip. But, returning we had to pay 170 euros for our 2 checked (1 each) bags. TAP (Air Portugal) in Toulouse said our outbound flights were "Basic" fares while our return flights were "Discounted" fares. Discounted fares do not include checked bags while Basic fares include 1 free checked bag. We paid $3,106.36 for the round trip for both of us, which hardly seems like a discounted fare, before paying an additional 170 euros on the return flight. I will be looking into filing a Class Action suit trying to recover all overcharges on behalf of all passengers."
Cons: "Stuardes don't have a sense of what costumer service is.. 6 hour flights and their plain aren't equipt with monitors to watch and entertain yourself Thank God I understood portugués but their translation to English was poor Food was not amazing I've been traveling since I was 6yrs old and I never felt so strongly about an airline... Not even easy jet"
Pros: "The planes were fantastic, wish all other airlines provided the same amenities. There was ample leg room (even in the economy peasant class), there were innovative changes in the pullout tray, beverage holder, convenience of charging devices, a mirror, specific pockets for books/glass cases/snacks. And a very comfortable headrest which made snoozing easier."
Cons: "Contacting TAP Customer Service was a nightmare. It took forever before anyone answered the phone &, when they did, it was VERY difficult to understand their English. Forget reaching ANYONE after 9 pm; ditto for trying to do anything online, e.g., checking in, picking seats, modifying reservations, etc. If you are forced to do anything at night, prepare yourself for total frustration."
Cons: "No cnn or fox news in English"
Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "If you are seating at the end of the plane they never have the 2 choice of meal and you are force to eat whatever is left, it happens more than once, seem to be the practice and is not fair to the costumer"
Cons: "Food is horrible and the airplane la are very old."
Pros: "I was very comfortable with empty seats in my row."
Cons: "No entertainment facilities."
Cons: "Inbound flight - flight got canceled from Budapest - after calling the airline and waiting in the line the 2 first lady I was talking to put me on hold and never got back to me, the 3rd lady had no idea why the flight got canceled except it was for emergency. She said next flight would be 2 days later - after calling the insurance I booked for the flight, they didn't want to reimburse for the interruption because the airline could not explain why it got canceled and i should prove that the flight was canceled - after being 6h on the phone with airline and insurance and waiting line had to hang of without solution. I had to purchase a new ticket from another airline to be able to fly on the same day back to Miami. - after arriving at the airport next morning for the other flight it turns out that Tap Portugal booked me to British Airways but they have not send me a notification email about it, so if I do not ask at the counter for Tap Portugal for the paperwork for the insurance I would never find out that i got a new flight and i would have miss it and the insurance would have never pay for it. With the new ticket i had to purchase, my travel with Tap Portugal cost me on the end around $3000, and I do not have that much money for a ticket at all, now I have a financial trouble. Thanks, never again."
Cons: "I had an awful experience. A flight attendant named Comissário Bruno denied me a second dessert when I asked for one. I was flying business class on flight TP059 on March 4 2018 and have Gold status on Star Alliance. Many passengers had declined dessert and I felt extremely embarrassed by having been denied food on a plane for the first time in my life. The attitude and lack of tact of Comissario Bruno on TP059 spoiled the whole flight experience for me."
Cons: "This event refers to my TAP flight from Lisbon to Heathrow on 21-Jan-2018. We arrived to the airport nearly 2 hours before departure time, waited 35min in the security checks and my girlfriend was held 20min in the passport control. While she was queuing for the 2no police officers to check her passport, an airport assistant came to the queue and asked who was due to board in TP364 to Heathrow. She was made aware that my girlfriend was there due to board that flight. In the meantime I made my way to the gate to make the gate assistants aware that she was held in the passport checks and was already on her way to the gate. Having said that, the zealous assistants in the gate have closed the gate in front of me, 18min before scheduled departure time and - "very kindly" - told me that I wouldn't be boarding that flight anymore even though my girlfriend have arrived in the meantime. One can imagine the frustration I felt finding out that the flight departure was delayed and that the flight actually departed 40min late. At that time I was already suffering the extortion of the customer service from TAP, claiming from me circa 400Eur from each of us for a one way ticket in the next flight to London. Therefore... until I remember this... I AM NOT FLYING TAP ANYMORE... I am very proud of being Portuguese but in similar situations that occurred with me flying British Airways, Lufthansa or Air Italia, I have always been treated with much more respect and customer care!"
Pros: "Excellent Service - pleasant flight - comfortable seats"
Cons: "Poor entertainment system"
Cons: "The worst airline"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, too stiff."
Pros: "Very smooth"
Pros: "The food was good. I have Celiac Disease and they accommodated my gluten free necessities with GF bread!! Wow."
Cons: "The entertainment for an international flight (9 hours) was horrendous. The tiny TVs were actually fuzzy and it is set up so that you cannot actually choose your movie. It is like watching TV where you may tune in to a movie 20 minutes into it playing instead of starting whatever movie you want from the beginning. To make matters worse, there was no plug-in in case you wanted to watch entertainment of your own on phone/iPad."
Cons: "Late flight connection"
Cons: "Flight was delighted and service staff was slow"
Cons: "The Lisbon airport is very difficult to navigate; signage is poor, and there are not enough staff on the ground. The waiting lines for TAP check-in are outrageous. TAP policy states they allow choosing a seat starting 36 hours of departure, but the poorly designed website let me book seats, and then asked me to pay; at the airport they also told me I had to pay on check-in to choose a seat. Worst of all, at the gate, the waiting area forces all passengers to wait while standing in a big herd - an hour - while police spot check random passenger carry-ons and perform body checks."
Pros: "Best flight I have ever taken. Hands down"
Pros: "The fact that children were served first."
Pros: "Nothing so far since I'm not in Miami yet but in.. Newark."
Cons: "Delay, horrible reschedule, missed flight due to a lack of time between departure and arrival, no communication, poor solutions, I had to pay for a hotel and food on my own. Goodbye TAP."
Pros: "Crew waa super attentive & friendly"
Cons: "Entertainment was lacking Movies were on only certain times You were not able to pause or stop Audio was bad"
Cons: "the entertainment system was outdated and did not work. For such a long flight this in not acceptable"
Pros: "El personal amable."
Cons: "La calidad del entretenimiento, pésimo. Calidad de sonido y video. Los asientos no tiene para cargar los aparatos. Adicionalmente, no llego un paquete que embarcamos en Madrid con conexión en Lisboa."
Cons: "Passenger attention not he best"
Pros: "Smooth landing"
Cons: "A few bumpy moments in the air!"
Pros: "Treat like a guest 2 great meals."
Pros: "Both meals very nice. Crew members pleasant"
Cons: "Food served a bit late"
Pros: "The food was delicious"
Cons: "You can't watch a movie you want to. The channels are set, like tv, can't rewind or pause"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Very unorganized"
Pros: "So much more leg room than the first flight, was able to fully stretch out my legs when needed. Better entertainment with so many viewing options; was able to watch 4 movies."
Cons: "Turbulence was pretty bad, but I can't fault the airline for that. Food was typical plane food, but they did cancel the second meal due to turbulence. At the end of a 9 hour flight I was starving by the time we landed. Constant updates over the loud speaker by the pilot and stewardess got annoying; felt like every 20-30 minutes and saying the same thing, and saying it in 3 different laugages."
Pros: "The attention was great, cordial and polite, was right on time, the movies current and good, I enjoyed the food too.i will fly TAP again for sure."
Pros: "Only a ten minute delay but made up for it in the air and arrived on time."
Pros: "Servicio al cliente en el aeropuerto d Lisboa muy regular casi malo las señoritas d mal genio"
Airlines flying to Florida have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Florida
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Florida
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Florida
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Florida
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Florida