Question : Over the coming months, which airline is getting its passengers to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) round-trip the cheapest?
Answer : Delta Air Lines has been booking passengers at the cheapest fare for flights scheduled throughout the next three months.
Question : Which airline is least likely to get you to IAH on time?
Answer : Flights on ExpressJet to Houston from Richmond during the last month were delayed 47% of the time. If you should choose this airline, be sure to track the flight status to stay on top of the departure time.
Question : Should you take that vacation to Houston in the next 30 days?
Answer : Since low prices are preferred, look at December 13th. As of December 5th, the cheapest ticket sales are coming in 38% below the average price for this route, so you can spend that extra cash on an adventure rather than the flight.
Question : If having the most departure times is important to you, are there particular days that offer more options than others?
Answer : The day with the most departure times for this route is Wednesday with 15 options. Friday and Saturday currently offer the least number of flight times with 11 options.
Question : Would you be willing to change your travel days if it saved you money?
Answer : Thursday is your cheapest day to fly in December. Flexibility is paramount when booking travel plans in order to keep costs down.
Question : Best case scenario, how quickly can someone get to IAH from RIC?
Answer : The quickest direct flight is 1 hour and 8 minutes via United Airlines. If you catch the 8:15 AM EST departure, you'll arrive at 10:23 AM CST (remember, there is a time change of one hour).
Question : If punctuality is required for you to book a flight, which airline is your best bet?
Answer : Trans States Airlines holds the best record for flights from RIC to IAH with a 100% on-time rate. Hopefully they keep that perfect record alive.