The cheapest times to fly from IAH to FBM are
- January 1st to May 13th (except the week of March 26th)
- October 15th to December 9th
based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from IAH to FBM is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $5365 for Saturday flights during mid August, or as low as $1385 for Tuesday flights around early to mid February.
When to Fly to Lubumbashi
Flying from Houston, TX (IAH) to Lubumbashi (FBM) will usually cost between $1532 to $3363 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $1663. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $3428. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1765 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2146 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAH to FBM flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the IAH to FBM route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the IAH to FBM flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Houston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to FBM, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into IAH. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $398 (16%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2037. Return trip prices are from the FBM to IAH flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from IAH to FBM can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 25 minutes may not be realistic.
Flight Hacking IAH to FBM
Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from IAH to FBM — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $1224
- Average savings: $922 (42.95%)
- Price for both tickets: $1437
- Average savings: $709 (33.04%)
- Price for both tickets: $1483
- Average savings: $663 (30.89%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from IAH to FBM? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Ethiopian, Iberia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, South African, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Lubumbashi International Airport to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 8574 miles or 13798 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from IAH to FBM?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAH to FBM flight is about 16 hour 25 minutes.
How many flights go between Houston, TX and Lubumbashi?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from IAH to FBM.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Lubumbashi International Airport|
|Country||the Democratic Republic of the Congo|
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