|January||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 27% drop in price.|
|March||Most popular time to fly with an average 15% increase in price.|
Average price of a round-trip
|$371||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal for a round-trip
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 3h 50m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Delta ($258), United Airlines ($262) and American Airlines ($286).
For Albany to Columbia, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Columbia back to Albany, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Albany you will be using Albany Intl, often referred to as Albany Airport. You will be landing at Columbia Metropolitan, also known as Columbia Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Hand out headphones, my phone doesn’t have compatibility."
Pros: "The flight itself was excellent. Friendly, helpful, kind — great attendants and crew."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 4 hours. We never found out why exactly. That was a little tough but staff was great"
Pros: "Great airline. Crew was great. Comfort was good. Arrived on time"
Cons: "Well the days of reclining seats are over."
Cons: "Flight attendant in First class was visibly frustrated and unfriendly. He was not helping with my simple request for a blanket. Also, the were no food service in first class."
Pros: "Some Delta planes have headrest Screens. Both my flights did and love watching movies they offer at eye level then to use iPad and have to bed down to watch. You can’t tell why planes have seat back screens but sure glad my flights dis"
Cons: "Snack choice was only two items Cheezit or Cookies. Neither sounded good to me."
Pros: "Met expectations; except for treatment of an oversized passanger, which turned out good in the end."
Pros: "Crew really was cheerful and happy"
Pros: "suites in business class were nice but doors were not functioning very smooth"
Cons: "The plane was very hot during flight and could not be adjusted according to the crew. Exactly the same flight last month was much more comfortable"
Cons: "Notify the delay quickly"
Pros: "Smooth flight."
Cons: "Tight seat. Small space."
Pros: "Comfortable seat."
Pros: "The flight crew were awesome"
Cons: "Not exactly the flight but the attendant white lady in Atlanta at the gate needs to sharpen her customer service skills, a bit obvious on who she prefers to deal with, as a foreigner and over 25 years of experience in dealing with the public, I felt the indifference. I frequently fly and my choice of airline is delta, this by far has been the only dissappointnent. Please do make sure this gets to the person in charge."
Pros: "Airline and airport staff were great"
Cons: "There was no time to eat. Nothing other than snacks. The time allotted was *barely* sufficient to get from gate to gate. We were starving when we got to our destination."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No food, comfort, space, entertainment"
Pros: "On Time, comfortable seats, good coffee and mixed nuts, smooth flight and landing."
Pros: "Crew was very good I would say that 5"
Cons: "This Delta flight did not have seat back screens to watch in flight entertainment. You needed to use your smartphone or tablet keeping in mind Amazon tablets won’t work. You needed to go to delta website and choose what want to watch the you needed to have Gogo Flight entertainment app already on smartphone and then would work. Not easy even for me a vivid user of tablets and smartphones. The seats had miniumal room available between seats it felt like I am on 5’qq so couldn’t imagine anyone taller that comfortable unless get first class. I even upgraded for “comfort” section which gave you a few inches extra. And wdith of chair me being a 36 waist was a little squeezed in. Crew was very good tho I will say that. But I laways fly JetBlue or Virgin America, or Alaskan Air for reason of more comfort and lower prices ticket but this time on flight close to my destination was Delta which I Flew for free, I would much rather buy ticket on the three others I fly if could have."
Pros: "Great service"
Pros: "At least the flight wasn't cancelled?"
Cons: "Five minutes before the scheduled boarding time, it was announced the flight was delayed by 1 hour 25 minutes. I am almost certain this was not weather-related, according to flight trackers. I understand that weather delays are essentially out of airlines' hands. However, if the delay is caused for other reasons like "mechanical issues", or any other errors or miscommunications within the airline itself, then they should be held liable. My time is worth money, so any delays not weather-related should result in a reasonable refund based on the duration of the delay. An apology doesn't placate customers' frustration and inconvenience due to delays."
Pros: "Friendly and attentive staff. Would definitely recommend . Flight departed and arrived on time."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Crowded waiting area and plane. Awful on plane!"
Pros: "Didn’t fly to Detroit . Delta changed flight to Atlanta & then toFort Meyers"
Pros: "The service and snack selection is better than the other large US carriers. Delta studio is a decent replacement for the lack of PTVs on these planes."
Cons: "Delta offers a decent product on most of their fleet but the 717 or MD-88/90 can be extremely loud at the back of the plane. You better bring ear plugs or noise cancelling headphones and learn to read the flight attendants lips."
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "We were delayed an hour and a half"
Pros: "Delayed 40 minutes first flight out at 5am. Missed connecting flight by 2 minutes."
Cons: "No assistance in helping us get to our destination"
Pros: "Good movies and some snacks."
Cons: "They told me last minute I needed to go to another gate for a passport check and a new ticket. They shouldn't have waited until the very last minute."
Pros: "Good seat"
Cons: "Delayed by 1 hr"
Pros: "We landed"
Cons: "No drinks served , could not leave our seats , 2 hr flight turned into 3 hrs"
Pros: "Plenty of room, on time"
Pros: "I love how attentive the crew was. Food and beverages we’re always available and I even had the chance to rest."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Cons: "Although I understand the needed delay, it would have been nice to have been served ice water in the hot cabin, instead of a small cup of tepid water."
Pros: "I liked the plane being on time & a smooth flight. The crew was great too."
Pros: "Very nice, comfortable plane, everything went smoothly in spite of our little airport being overrun with eclipse tourists."
Cons: "We paid extra to be able to pick our seat ahead of time but when we got there we were told that in the first leg of our trip the flight was oversold and therefore we didn't have seat assignments anymore. The delta folks blamed Kayak. We did get seat together, but not the ones I had previously chosen. Also there was no beverage service on this flight."
Pros: "The captain kept us very informed about what was going on"
Cons: "Only one engine was working"
Pros: "We stood on the ground due to weather, which had nothing to do with the airline itself. Keeping this from jading my point of view, the airline stood within the standard of what is expected of a good trip. Food was good, and the choice of movies, shows, and games helped the time pass. Staff was friendly, and checked bags were ready rather quickly."
Cons: "The number of updates telling us we are going nowhere, was a bit excessive."
Cons: "It was hot on the plane. The crew turned up the tempature and when I asked they said some people are cold and didn't turn it back down."
Pros: "Same as previous"
Cons: "Same as previous"
Cons: "The flight was over an hour late arriving ATL at gate after our original connection had departed. We had to change to later flight from ATL to JAX."
Pros: "They were honest about why we late taking off."
Cons: "Having to wair for them to fuel the plane"
Pros: "Distaff who is very friendly and accommodating."
Cons: "Sitting on tarmac in Traverse City for 15 minutes waiting for gate to open up"
Cons: "Long delay"
Pros: "I was comfortable in my seat, with the pilot and the stewardesses."
Cons: "I was charged for my carry-on bag. My first time flying I didn't know that I could have a carry-on and pocketbook to take with me."
Pros: "On a one hour trip no much to say, understandably no food or bererage service. Got me from here to there quickly. thanks You!"
Cons: "What I didn't like was two idiots behind me that talked loudly for the whole flight and it being a late flight it would have been good to catch a nap. Nothing to do with the flight but really they talked for the whole time they were sitting across the aisle from each other."
Pros: "The crew was great on both Korean air and Delta. Very helpful and polite, with several going the extra mile"
Cons: "I'm tall, so I'd like bigger seats, but I guess that can't be helped much without a price increase"
Pros: "Laura, who checked us in was extraordinarily great."
Pros: "The crew is always great. I liked the environment was cooler. It doesn't need to be refrigerator cold but keeping things on the cooler side is helpful."
Cons: "The boarding process is always horrible. Folks crowd the gate before their class is called. It creates anxiety and edginess. Never a good way to start a trip. While it always goes relatively quickly I feel it should be more organized and folks made to follow a system. Cramming right up against the ticket counter doesn't do anyone any good."
Pros: "Great short trip with an attentive crew."
Cons: "Seats were a bit uncofortable and small compared to previous flights."
Pros: "really close to a SkyClub - it seems like the connections to Panama City usually get stuck at the end of the concourse, so this was a pleasant change"
Cons: "Alaska seems to do a much better job in getting the people to stay out of the boarding area until their zone is boarding. At least they make it a point of emphasis."
Cons: "Better spacing. Don't tell me the last two rows are blocked off for safety that's bs, they were blocked off so the flight attendants could have a row to themselves."
Pros: "No one within 6 feet of me."
Pros: "Lisa I. was one of the best flight attendants I have ever observed. She enjoys being on the airplane with people who need help, comfort, to complain about anything. She was all over the airplane and refused a tip when I tried to insist she accept it. She said, “I have been doing this for a long time, I am tipped by seeing passengers having a pleasant flight.” I had goosebumps and the two women to my left and right were also impressed by her professionalism. I pray that Lisa is working on my flight home!"
Cons: "Absolutely nothing, even with 30 to 45 MPH winds, the plane was gentle. The passenger next to me was scared. Lisa said to let her know if she needed anything, the woman was fine the whole flight. Lisa came by with extra snacks and she smiled and said she was doing well!"
Cons: "more legroom"
Cons: "Late with a bs explanation. Nasty flight attendant"
Pros: "Friendly crew, smooth flight and comfortable seats."
Cons: "The seat"
Cons: "Over booked flight"
Cons: "Not gotten cancelled on August 18 and delayed for 24 hours with no compensation for hotel we had to get. Then would be nice to not get delayed 4 times on today’s flight arriving home at 2 in the morning on a day we HAVE to go to work because we already are in trouble for missing previous day."
Pros: "Crew was extremely helpful."
Cons: "Flight from Philadelphia to Phoenix left about an hour late. We still made our connection but made a long travel day longer."
Pros: "On time despite ground hold"
Cons: "Having flight attendants board with 4 bags and taking most storage"
Pros: "The 787 is a nice aircraft"
Cons: "It should not take 2 hours from touchdown to the terminal. The flight arrived early but by the time the last passenger made it to the terminal, they probably missed their connection."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled and there were zero accommodations"
Pros: "Good entertainment. Gate agents friendly and efficient"
Pros: "Good movie"
Cons: "Seats too little space"
Pros: "Everything went smooth and fast"
Cons: "Our original flight was cancelled so we were rebooked for a much later flight which impacted our vacation. Call system was not working efficiently."
Pros: "Great crew very friendly"
Cons: "Small plane"
Pros: "Our flight was delayed somewhat by a service door not completely latched. The plan returned to get it closed, then was promptly airborne. After the delays, the flight actually made it to our destination by our scheduled arrival time."
Pros: "Food is better than most other airline food I've had. They re-seated us so we could sit together."
Cons: "Old, old, old plane. The entertainment system was ancient."
Pros: "It was a night flight and I need to be next to the window to sleep uninterrupted. The website was not letting me book a seat, of any kind. I called and was told that a window seat was $80 - I declined. I asked at the airport, after being assigned a middle seat and was told that no window seats were available. The plane was only 1/4 - 1/3 full and there were dozens, if not more, window seats available. I have flown US Air and then American for years. I won't use them again even though I understand they are trying to make money. I am trying to save mine and don't appreciate being lied to."
Cons: "Took off late and arrived late. Took15 minutes to taxi to gate"
Pros: "Crew nice"
Cons: "Legroom terrible"
Pros: "Thankful for the pilot... He got us to Charlotte alive."
Cons: "Sitting on the plane for two hours prior to take off. Also, I'm not a fan of being bribed into credit cards, and the whole class system... Everyone is a human passenger"
Pros: "Flight attendants were wonderful and very accommodating. They were pleasant, nice to talk to, and attentive to all passengers. Special assist personal were polite, pleasant and extremely helpful."
Cons: "I did not understand if I booked with British Airways why my return flight was through American Airlines. I requested special accommodations with extra leg room as a result of recent knee surgery. My seat location was in row 34, the back of the cabin. Not as pleasant. Too far to walk leg room uncomfortable at times during the 8 hour flight."
Cons: "flight delayed in Mazatlan 115 minutes, although told time would be made by pilot, not true.. No help in DFW, missed flight, had tickets in first and had to settle for coach 3 hrs. later."
Pros: "Boarding gate people were great about being communicative about the delay situation"
Cons: "Delay for...rain"
Pros: "Made my connection on time"
Cons: "Customs is unorganized. I used Kosik & still had to wait in line twice. Once before i got my luggage and again after i got my luggage. Whew! Be sure you schedule two or three hours between connections or you will miss your flight.I had to wait at carresol for luggage, then drag to drop off point. Take train to gate, quite stressful"
Cons: "AS changed flight time,had 3.5 hour layover in charolette originally was going to arrive at 11am in Denver, didn't arrive until 1:30pm"
Pros: "I like the fact we got to Dayton 20 minutes early!"
Cons: "I don't like the fact that we don't have access to the overhead"
Cons: "The cabin was extremely hot, taxi time and time sitting in the plane took way to long. Air flow was extremely limited"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Sounds like an ok airline if you fly 1st or business class. Don't be fooled by great reviews"
Pros: "Said it all above"
Cons: "Said it all above"
Pros: "The plain looked brand new. The in-flight selection of movies and games was excellent."
Cons: "Late taking off and arriving. Once we landed it took 15 minutes to locate someone to bring the ramp out to the plane. Just incompetence on part of American Airlines."
Cons: "Short flight, so food offering was little pretzels."
Pros: "Ground delay but we still got there in time and I made a close connectionshort flight"
Pros: "The flight was fast and mostly smooth, you can't control turbulence. The flight attendants were very friendly. Turned out to be a great trip."
Cons: "Nothing was bad overall. It was a very nice flight"
Pros: "I loved both of my flight to and back from London. The crews were very helpful and treated me great. The food was very tasty and really hit the spot for both dinner and breakfast. The plane was clean and full of all the technology I could've asked for to keep me occupied during the whole flight."
Cons: "There wasn't anything I didn't enjoy about my experience. Thank you for getting me there and back safely!"
Pros: "The crew, and the plane, confy. Was a good flight in general."
Cons: "Not letting me know my first leg was operated by AA was very confusing and frustrating. I couldn't find Westjet at the airport at all. Had to guess from the departing time!"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly"
Pros: "On schedule and met all my expectations."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "The sweet flight attendant who helped calm me down from the turbulence as we were going over the hurricane."
Cons: "All the turbulence from flying over Hurricane Matthew. Something I will make sure I'm not flying during a storm. Scared me greatly."
Pros: "I missed my previous flight, and even before that my day was going pretty bad. I was quickly routed to the desk to get a replacement ticket, and even though the flight was oversold, they had me wait around until the plane was ready to take off. A couple minutes after they shut the door of the boarding bridge, I was called and told to follow one of them. It turns out a couple of people were headed to the right city in the wrong country."
Cons: "Flight was late arriving to Atl flight was late arriving to Chicago made me miss my connection to FNT American rebooked (after they told me they hold plane I ran through 5 concourses to get there n American still left me and several other passengers) through United late flight to FNT a 4 hr lay-over turned into 6hrs 2 plane changes cause of mechanical issues n had to run 2 concourses over still was late leaving and arriving to FNT...."
Pros: "Personal TV had a large variety of new movies. Crew was pleasant."
Cons: "Pull down tray was not clean (had a left over food from last trip)"
Pros: "Upbeat and attentive crew"
Cons: "Wifi was awful. On a long flight, that's important. The crew's explanation was that when so many people are logged on at once, it kicks someone else off. Which basically means the system wasn't designed for everyone to use."
Pros: "Crew was really friendly."
Cons: "WiFiwas not functioning. They ran out of food. Boarding was delayed."
Cons: "Cramped, not enough room for carry-ons"
Pros: "I was put in a hotel. That is the only positive... literally the only positive."
Cons: "A 3 hour 55 minute mechanical delay, boarding and deplaning, caused a windfall effect to our other connections causing us to miss everyone that we needed to make it home to Alaska. I will not be getting home until almost 4 days after my original travel date. Missing work as a teacher is tough, and I planned it with plenty of room for safety, only to have United fail me. Weather issues are something I can forgive, but a mechanical issue combined with the weather snarl in Newark has caused endless stress. Bags couldn't be found, no information on new standby flights, and false hopes of being put on Alaska air tomorrow from a united agent last night. All in all my worst experience in as long as I can remember flying."
Pros: "The flight is on time.... the food is good.... the service is excellent...."
Cons: "Lack of snacks..."
Pros: "Slightly delayed for slow baggage handling at gate"
Cons: "Bumped from two flights due to weather and delayed due to pilots coming in late"
Pros: "Rebooked me a nonstop flight to my destination!"
Cons: "Delays. O'Hare. United. Storms and air traffic control. Looking all across the board, it didn't look like anyone was leaving Chicago anytime soon."
Cons: "Air lines can't keep a schedule."
Pros: "The plane arrived safely in Newark"
Cons: "The plane left 7 hours late - for a 45 min flight. I got on another flight (only becuase I sought a solution to arri9ving 7 hrs late) but still arrived several hours after my determined arrival time. No compenatio or apology."
Cons: "Flight was delayed from 8:20 to 12:40"
Pros: "There was a problem at Newark airport on my way back. The united agent was terrific to successfully secure a different route for me so I could get back home. Many thanks,"
Cons: "5 hr delay"
Pros: "The space in my seat feels bigger than other airlines"
Cons: "I couldn't switch the internet that I bought to my phone from my computer without signing up. It would have been nice to put in my name and have it transfer"
Pros: "everything was good"
Pros: "Warm and friendly flight crew"
Cons: "Flight delayed for over 3 hours"
Pros: "Wheelchair service was so helpful for my mother."
Cons: "Over an hour mechanical delay at ALB. We barely made it to our connection. Pretty tense considering I was with an elderly confused mother who would not have dealt well with a delay from Newark to Denver."
Pros: "The flight attendant and pilot were very nice. Even though this was a smaller plane, there was more room."
Cons: "Though I did not expect a meal on such a short flight, any entertainment would have been appreciated."
Pros: "Fight was on time. Crew very pleasant. No complaints"
Cons: "Flight was originally for 2:58pm. When I got to the airport it was delayed until 4:15pm. This wasn't ideal but I would still make my connecting flight in EWR at 6:20. I got to my gate to find a sign saying "most on time arrivals in our history" followed by my flight now delayed until 5:00pm. It was once again delayed into 5:20pm and so I had to be transferred to an American flight or else I would not have left the day scheduled."
Pros: "Cold in hallway for manditory carry on check & anxious that I may not make next flight, . Newark to Ft. Myers"
Cons: "Flight delays"
Pros: "Went as expected"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 3 hours. In 15 minute increments so we kept thinking we were leaving and then it kept getting delayed. Almost missed my brother's graduation from basic training. Not pleased. I would like some kind of compensation for this. Also I am flying back now and my flights have been very delayed and I will arrive at least seven hours later than planned."
Pros: "There was absolutely nothing to like about this trip."
Cons: "My first flight was delayed 2 hours due to a ground stop at the next airport. Upon finally boarding the plane for a second time, we sat at the Albany airport for abou 40 minutes. When arriving to the Newark airport, there was communication issues and no way for us to get to a terminal so we were stuck on that plane for 2 hours. While stuck on the plane my connecting flight got delayed twice then cancelled. Once finally in the airport, I waited an hour in line for customer service only to tell me they couldn't even put me up in a hotel because it was air traffic controls fault, even though NO other airline was down. They gave me a $10 food voucher, apparently that would fix everything. I had to put myself in a $130 hotel room and being a broke college student I wasn't expecting that. I will never fly united again, it was he worst experience I've ever had and one of the most stressful days. This airline is horrible."
Pros: "I liked getting a snack and drink. I guess all planes are crowded. I didn't have any carrying luggage so I didn't have to worry about overhead storage- which would have been a problem."
Pros: "Nothing good at all"
Pros: "Crew were friendly. Got us in early (efficent)."
Cons: "Boarding is a free-for-all. No ammenties (charged for tv, internet, and food)."
Pros: "The flight was cancelled three times. Understanding that can happen, it's the fact that United didn't do anything to make everyone relaxed about having the flight delayed. The crew and pilots were very understanding and relayed reasons for delay while ON the plane. The air on the plane was very cold."
Pros: "leg room was not too bad"
Cons: "I needed to ask questions about my flights because of delays and not a single person acted professional at the gates, quite rude responses. On each of my 3 plane changes there was only one attendant actually smiled. Another read from a sheet of paper like she didn't know what to say. Two others never dmiled or said you're welcome after I thanked them. Im used to the friendly staff on Southwest. They are great!"
Cons: "Flight before delayed 5 hours. Bad snack, expressive food"
Pros: "Did not realize that I was not confirmed. I was traveling for a medical emergency and needed to wait to be cleared."
Cons: "Plane was tiny and claustrophobic"
Pros: "Cheap tickets"
Cons: "Seating is uncomfortable, everything costs money, takes a long time"
Pros: "Crew was very good."
Pros: "The Flight was a little delayed but the captain and staff were very apologetic and we made up for lost time during the flight. Had plenty of leg room and was attended to regularly. Staff was very personable and kind."
Cons: "I've flown several times with many different airlines. I have no serious complaints about United, they have their game on point. If anything were to be said it would be to have less broadcasts about everything going on during the flight, not that it's a burden either but sleep is a little hard pressed when you want to hear what it's about."
Pros: "Flight a lot easier then flight up to NY. Didn't have to ride with left over storm conditions. Smoother flight."
Pros: "The flight was delayed so they put me on a direct flight with an earlier arrival time..... So nice."
Cons: "My connecting flight was cancelled and had to be taken to another airport for a connecting flight and was told that it was overbooked Very stressful situation to wait to find out if we had a seat available on that flight if not wait till the next one. Terrible"
Cons: "The flight coming back to Houston was late."
Pros: "United crews use to tell me you couldn't preboard with children but they must have changed that policy because they allowed it this time."
Cons: "They always ask a second time for the boarding pass after the first agent scans it. They should tell you to keep it out if they are going to review it a second time."
Pros: "Flight departed and arrived on time. Flight attendants were courteous. Boarding was quick."
Pros: "The timely fashion that the process took to complete, traveling was good and easy that day!"
Pros: "Absolutely Nothing!"
Cons: "The whole nightmare of flying on United worst travel ever. never again"
Cons: "Read the prior review. Maintenance problem with aircraft caused an additional one hour layover to the original 3 hour layover."
Pros: "Left on time - arrived on time"
Cons: "Where the asciago?"
Cons: "3 hour delay out of Albany. My flight was canceled out of Newark and had to wait about 23 hours for next flight. I wasn't offered hotel, food or lounge to accommodate such a lengthy delay. Airport's should be able to accommodate delayed passenger's with better entertainment and comfort."
Pros: "The flight attendants were extremely nice."
Cons: "Flight was needlessly delayed. No help given. Horrible."
Pros: "We flew a Delta flight home due to the snowstorm affecting flights. We were routed through Atlanta, not Newark. The Delta flight was very good."