Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Houston to Cancún
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An average nonstop flight takes 4h 40m, covering a distance of 793 miles.
There are 29 (nonstop) flights between Houston and Cancún per week, averaging 4 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on American Airlines ($99) and Multiple Airlines ($156), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on American Airlines ($205) and Multiple Airlines ($281).
Southwest (4 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
From Houston to Cancún, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Cancún back to Houston , the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Houston you will be using Houston Hobby, often referred to as Houston Airport. You will be landing at Cancún, also known as Cancún Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Fly attendants have no knowledge of hospitality. They arguing with customers and refusing to assist, blaming on company policies. My friends were assigned seats next to a toilet. No folding options. One of our friends has a back pain problems and got stuck for 5 hours. There were seats available upfront and Manager Gina could simply change our seats instead of dry “there is nothing I can do” I am not recommending this airline."
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Pros: "Everything was good."
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "Yes crew was amazing"
Cons: "May be more frequent hydration"
Pros: "All was great"
Cons: "Food and service. Our flight attendant didn’t seem to want to be there. Sub-par service for first class by a long shot."
Pros: "After a late, crowded boarding process, somehow the flight crew got us off the ground on time!"
Cons: "Having more than 2 harried airline agents at the gate to handle the sold out flight filled with families with babies!"
Pros: "Crew was awesome"
Pros: "Amazing crewkeep"
Cons: "Keep going"
Pros: "The movies were entertaining"
Pros: "Flight was smooth, arrived early..crew was prompt and courteous."
Pros: "The flight was very good in both directions. I was quite comfortable. On my return flight I left my e-reader on the plane. I didn't realize it until 2 days later. I called Delta and spoke with Tiffany. She was so helpful. She located my e-reader and I was able to go to the airport and pick it up."
Cons: "Carry brewed decaf coffee."
Pros: "Boarding was easy. No issues. Friendly staff. We had to fill out customs declaration forms but didn’t have a pen. We asked stewardess for a pen and they didn’t have any left. She said to borrow from a neighbor which I thought was rude. We don’t know our neighbors. If a flight requires filling out a form, they should provide enough pens to do so."
Cons: "Not enough pens"
Pros: "When I finally got off the plane"
Cons: "Everything. No instructions, no pens or pencils, ignorant staff. Got to Cancun and waited 2 hours with no directions to just go they immagration. The forms were in Spanish and the staff could not translate. I’ll never fly Delta again."
Pros: "Flight Attendant Precious was just as her name precious and was very impactful in my amazing journey experience."
Pros: "Nothing - missed flight"
Cons: "Need to reschedule flight to tomorrow morning...."
Cons: "Flight was delayed."
Pros: "Excellent check in and boarding service"
Cons: "Cleaning of the airplane could be done better"
Pros: "Fly attenden alwas with a beautiful smile"
Pros: "Clean and spacious plane, relaxed and organized gate cre"
Cons: "Crew member passing out ear buds ran out and never came back"
Cons: "Missed my flight do to TSA security my wife is diabetic this TSA agents/idiots looked like they newer seen insulin pump or insulin bottle and flight left 15 min early. So I'm in Tampa trying to get flight in morning to Cancun"
Pros: "Almost everything."
Pros: "I love the aesthetic of the new planes. Boarding was seamless and the staff was great! More cookies please!"
Pros: "Free movies on plane, quick boarding! Ok time :)"
Cons: "Gate agent @ LAX calling every single passenger with a lot of noise around couldn't hear. I had to go and check myself a couple of times."
Pros: "Food was amazing tasted and seasoned well. Not bland, really good salad and chicken."
Cons: "Delay. (liked kayak delay updates tho!) crew not very attending and it looked like they didnt care. In order to keep folks busy because of the delay. They gave out immigration and customs papers out, but refused to give pen. I literally didn't had one and answer from the crew was like that. " Excuse me do you have a pen by any chance?" . "NO! I dont! asked them" pointing out to other crew members, -this is the best part- the female stewardess had clearly visibly a pen in her front shirt pocket! Sitting around and trying to kill time and no pen still. While busy with food and other stuff, i fell asleep. Then after a while when going to the restroom i asked the male steward if he would have a pen please, he pointed out they dont have any pens. ( please note he marked on his check board, who is getting which meal on the first class)"
Pros: "We loved Jaimie and Dana with Delta, two super nice ladies working at check-in and bag drop counter. We were running late and a bit confused, both of the ladies helped us with the whole process, re-assured is that all will be well. They did so with a great genuine attitude. Thank you again Jamie and Dana :)))"
Cons: "More leg room wouldn’t hurt!"
Cons: "That we did not have a seat assigned"
Pros: "The flight was good, Boarding was smooth and fast"
Cons: "I asked one of the crew members to help me to get a better seat as I was very tired and wanted to sleep better during the flight and he didnt pay attention to me. I realized there were emthy seats available during the flight"
Pros: "Everything was great from boarding to landing."
Pros: "Loved having the Movie and tv options on the flight, really passed the time"
Cons: "Flight was overbooked, seat assignment at gate, was very anxiety provoking. I was concerned would not get on flight."
Pros: "Friendly service"
Cons: "The booking was done through vayama and the confirmation numbers didn't match with delta's. It was confusing. I had to talk to a delta rep and give her the eticket # and at that point, she gave me a new confirmation #, that I was able to use to check in with on delta"
Pros: "Flight home was excellent as there was movies to watch and and snacks twice. Crew was great!"
Cons: "Flight to Cancun was ok, wish there had been a movie on that flight. Crew was great!"
Cons: "No offers of sandwiches on a 4 hour flight. Smooth flight - very good crew."
Pros: "Quick and everyone was friendly"
Pros: "That I landed safely"
Cons: "1st class was horrible."
Cons: "Your company has the worst customer service ever! You ruined our family vacation and just have horrible policies I can’t believe it! Will never purchase anything off your website again! You suck!"
Cons: "They lost my luggage."
Pros: "Great selection of movies to watch."
Cons: "The seat-back display screen could use some updating/improving. Also, the earbuds weren't very good."
Pros: "On time, pretty friendly crew"
Cons: "Too small a plane for that long a trip. Bathrooms were VERY small & rare."
Pros: "Flight was fine. They were especially generous with the snacks."
Cons: "My one complaint is the bathroom layout of the A320. Two tiny closet bathrooms in the back for all of coach and a much larger one much larger one first class (which is like 5 rows with a mesh curtain for separation). The coach bathrooms are so small a normal person can barely get in and turn around to close the door. I question whether a larger person would be able to actually use them. I also saw the flight attendant actively turn away coach passengers trying to use the first class bathroom when it was open (not standing in the aisle or anything annoying like that). That's ridiculous to have 2 tiny bathrooms for all of coach and also to make people walk all the way to the back of the plane when you are seated much closer to the first class bathroom."
Pros: "Terrible customer service both on the phone before the flight, but Especially from the gate agent. Wow she was really horrible."
Cons: "The flight attendants on board were good! They helped get everything straight. Easily could have been handled by the incompetent gate agent. Wow."
Pros: "The plane was less than half full so I got my own row and slept most of the flight. Chargers and tv screens for each seat"
Pros: "Very comfortable"
Cons: "Nothing, besides the flight was slightly delayed but not by long"
Pros: "Flew in First Class. Felt very pampered"
Cons: "The line for printing the pass was not open. I showed up 2 hrs prior. After dealing with the kiosk for more than 1/2 hour. I missed my flight."
Cons: "My suitcase was ruined."
Pros: "Fast and very friendly staff."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed two hours. We arrived safe but still, the delay creates such an impact on traveler’s plans. AA didn’t even offer bonus miles."
Cons: "Sat on the runway for over an hour. Lack of communication and lies.."
Cons: "Passengers need to DISTANCE 6' and keep their masks on. Which I realize is put of the hands of American. Appreciate the fresh white bag with a bottle of water and crackers. Thank you."
Cons: "Individual TVs, perhaps"
Pros: "Great crew"
Pros: "second flight was delayed about 30 minutes"
Cons: "Bring back the individual TV's"
Cons: "Our second international flight was at lunch hour and all they offer was a biscuit (2 units per person)"
Pros: "Crew was fantastic but seats lack padding which agrivated my tailbone."
Cons: "A second beverage service would have nice."
Pros: "The cabin crew"
Cons: "The gate agents were utterly rude and unprofessional. If you’re going to be so negative why work in customer service ?!?"
Pros: "Crew fine. Plane ok. Legroom better than usual."
Cons: "Re-routed mid flight and forced delays. AA has been awful all holiday weekend."
Cons: "This leg of my trip went off without a hitch boarding and crew were very professional."
Cons: "Flight delayed 1h30, no food or beverage served!"
Pros: "The leg room"
Cons: "No toilet paper or Kleenex on the 2nd flight with American"
Cons: "1 hour delay boarding then another hour waiting for a Pilot!?"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Boarding system, come located entertainment o/b, non existan food/snacks"
Pros: "On-time departure and arrival, friendly ground staff and flight attendant"
Pros: "Plane is clean. Well kept"
Cons: "Wifi. It terrible"
Pros: "Timeliness and friendly staff. Arrived before scheduled time..."
Cons: "After getting us lined up for boarding we were told to wait due to maintenance."
Pros: "Arrived early in CUN!"
Cons: "Food selection"
Pros: "Staff very professional, everything else went as planned. That's all one needs."
Cons: "We had a hard time hearing (clarity of speech) announcements over the intercom at the gate & on the plains (specially when the captain spoke). Nothing life threatening, but wouldn't want to miss something important."
Pros: "I had a connection flight to JFK I came before the time about 15 min and crew saw me but she told me, sorry someone took your seats I lost around 4000$. This happened at Dallas airport."
Pros: "Flight attendants"
Cons: "Layover, I had to also unexpectedly pay $50 for my carry-on. I couldn't help that I was group 9. I am very disaapointed. I will be using Jet Blue next time I fly to Arizona."
Pros: "quick flight"
Cons: "seats are very cramped"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nisy airplane and hard seats."
Pros: "The airline staff was SO kind and helpful. I'm an AA fan now!"
Cons: "Read above."
Cons: "Very narrow seats"
Cons: "Lost luggage for more than 18 hours. Poor costumer service by baggage assistance: Too many issues to even mention it. Arrived in Cancun w/o luggages and connection to Cuba with another airline and no luggages for 2 weeks."
Cons: "I didn't have enough time and had to rush to get to me connecting flight. It scared me that I might not make it to the terminal and gate in time. thanks!!"
Pros: "Food was ok and options for entertainment"
Cons: "I was sold a British Airways Flight and got AA"
Cons: "They had a delay that bumped our international connection. We had to switch airports and airlines and arrived significantly later than originally planned, causing us to miss pre-wedding events."
Pros: "New configuration made the flight seem much shorter. Crews attention to detail, flow and timing of service made the flight feel hours shorter than normal."
Pros: "Boarding was prompt, flight attendants polite and accommodating."
Cons: "If I am in business class and platinum status, why can't I use the lounge - which is only available to Platinum status going to LA or SF, Latin America but not to Cancun. American Airlines needs to change this policy."
Pros: "The crew and flight was great."
Pros: "Everyone was very helpful."
Cons: "We boarded on time but were kept waiting 2 hours on the runway The entertainment system was broken so no screens worked the whole flight! Terrible,"
Cons: "I am million miler in Korean air. It's a seven star airlines"
Cons: "Delayed an hour. Don't think I've had a single American flight on time. No food or movies on international flight. No blankets or pillows."
Pros: "Quickly boarding, crew was extremely polite"
Cons: "No kosher food on board"
Pros: "Top notch airline - staff is personable & comfortable seating"
Cons: "Flight didn't leave on time so had to reschedule & fly out of Peoria next day . Lost day of vacation. Lost luggage."
Pros: "I had lots of space to my self"
Cons: "No entertainment. There wasn't even a drop down screen for a movie."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "Ancient aircraft...an embarrassment actually. No TV entertainment in the seats for a ten hour flight, antiquated systems, horrible selection of movies that are years old, mediocre food, the worst American coffee (how can they present that as coffee flying from the coffee country of Italy?!)."
Pros: "the entertainment was good. Loved the free wifi. Loved the complimentary drinks"
Cons: "The flight took 45 mins to depart after the scheduled time. The flight attendance were super rude. The pilot was not easy on the landing or how he took off. First flight ive ever felt sick on."
Cons: "No Free Wi-Fi"
Cons: "The crew at the boarding were extremely unpleasant. The all process of the boarding was ridiculous. The crew was disorganized and it felt like they didn't know what to do with the passengers that came from a layover. The all experience was truly insulting, the crew laughed at as for misunderstanding what she said. I sincerely hope no one would go to the same experience we did."
Airlines flying from Houston to Cancún 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 Houston to Cancún
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Houston to Cancún
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Houston to Cancún
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Houston to Cancún
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Houston to Cancún