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Average price round-trip

$324 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$288 or less

Good deal one-way

$129 or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $129 or less one-way and $288 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Albany to Columbus was found 61 days before departure, on average.
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  • High season is considered to be October, November and December. The cheapest month to fly is July.
  • Morning departure is around 31% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top airlines flying Albany Intl to Columbus

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

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Delta
Overall score based on 29,044 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Everything was great"

Pros: "Crew was friendly and efficient. The flight got in slightly early. Baggage was swiftly delivered after our arrival."
Cons: "Very little legroom. I would have appreciated a small lunch item, beyond a tiny bag of almonds or two small cookies. But this is where we are these days with air travel."

Pros: "The gate agents and flight crew were very accommodating."
Cons: "I was extremely annoyed that TSA Pre-Check was unavailable at Terminal 2 at 8:15am. This is unacceptable and not the TSA's fault. I fault the airline for this oversight. Delta needs to communicate better to the passengers if there is a possibility of this service being unavailable at an airport."

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."

Cons: "Even the baggage was quick (highly unusual for Columbus, Ohio)! Everything went smoothly."

Cons: "Person next to me overflowed into my seat…"

Pros: "Although the weather was sketchy and the flight was delayed about 2 hours, the actual flight was much smoother than forecasted."
Cons: "First time I've experienced a boarding procedure that seemed disorganized."

Pros: "Departed on time. Very courteous crew."
Cons: "Nothing."

Cons: "The floor of the aircraft was cold!"

Cons: "Crying baby"

Pros: "Immagration was fast and organized didn't take long to move through customs. Quick and smooth"

Cons: "It was a late flight and didn't see the flight crew much at all"

Pros: "Comfortable seat."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No food, comfort, space, entertainment"

Pros: "Excellent crew, snacks and coffee, comfortable economy seats. Plane landed 15 min early. Bags beat me to the carousel."

Pros: "Generally, Delta is cleaner, their terminals are much nicer, and the experience is better than one with American and United. I wish they had more direct flights to my normal destinations--I'd fly with them more!"
Cons: "Someone unloaded a lot of crumbs on my tray table and they all got smooshed on the back of the seat between the tray table and chair. It was pretty nasty. (The tray table was clean, the back of the seat wasn't. Please be nasty.)"

Pros: "Gate Agent was extremely helpful and compassionate regarding making sure our family (traveling with adolescent children)was accommodated ."

Pros: "On Time, comfortable seats, good coffee and mixed nuts, smooth flight and landing."

Pros: "I can’t make it in mexico city on tuesday, wednesday’s performance had to be cancelled and we need to pay the cancellation fee 11500 mexican pesos of the studio and musicians"
Cons: "I can’t make it in mexico city on tuesday, wednesday’s performance had to be cancelled and we need to pay the cancellation fee 11500 mexican pesos of the studio and musicians"

Pros: "Free movies on plane, quick boarding! Ok time :)"

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: "Friendly and attentive staff. Would definitely recommend . Flight departed and arrived on time."

Pros: "Very comfortable and didn't feel cramped. Quick flight."
Cons: "No choice in snack and I couldn't eat what I was given. Staff appeared checked out and not bothered. No entertainment but it was a quick flight."

Pros: "Female flight attendant was incredibly personable and had a bubbly personality. Definitely made you want to smile"

Cons: "Not enough room. Could have better technology and better food choices."

Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Crowded waiting area and plane. Awful on plane!"

Pros: "Always nice to be on an American plane out of an American airport.....SO much more professional. :))"

Pros: "Didn’t fly to Detroit . Delta changed flight to Atlanta & then toFort Meyers"

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: "The initial boarding process was quick, smooth flight"
Cons: "I've never had a flight wait over 30 minutes past departure got other people to make a connection and get on to this flight. Seems beyond normal and wrong to those that were there in time and on the flight to support an on time departure"

Cons: "For the second consecutive Delta flight, one at LGA, one at JFK, (it’s never happened on any other airline) TSA pre-check was closed and over a dozen agents trying to upsell the CLEAR program were working hard to get people to spend $175 not to wait in the resulting one hour long line."

Pros: "Good seat"
Cons: "Delayed by 1 hr"

Pros: "Had tv & movies available but kept losing signal"
Cons: "Terrible turbulence. Very rough landing. No beverage service. Late taking off."

Pros: "The crew and service were outstanding, seat was comfortable."

Pros: "I was going for weekend trip and because of delays I would've been there less than 20 hours. But Delta was terrific in giving me a refund and essy to work with via Twitter. 2 hour phone delay but they called me back to complete refund."
Cons: "Chaos at gates. Changed gate 3 times. No real updates."

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: "Even with the weather being bad, the flight crew handled the situation really well. No one on the plane freaked out which was awesome, so I'm happy with the way they handled it."
Cons: "The weather was pretty nasty so we had to be re-routed to Cleveland to get more gas before landing in Columbus. It definitely wasn't the airline's fault, but it still was annoying. Thankfully I didn't miss anything!"

Cons: "Super delayed. Sat on runway for 2.5 hours"

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."

Cons: "Delayed flight, mechanical"

Pros: "Excellent. Smooth staff. Lots of humor and smiles"
Cons: "No entertainment except paid WiFi."

Pros: "Laura, who checked us in was extraordinarily great."

Cons: "See above."

Pros: "I was very grateful to have made this flight on standby."
Cons: "Someone has to sit in the seat next to the restroom. Had I a choice in the matter, I would have preferred to sit elsewhere. But as I said, I was grateful to have made the flight, and arrive at my destination a mere 3 hours late."

Pros: "Got on earlier flight as standby."

Pros: "Cookies"
Cons: "Late"

Pros: "This doesn't really have to do with Delta Airlines however it does affect my experience. I had a very rude TSA agent speak to me na very degrading tone prior to boarding the plane. This experience affected my travel experience with Delta. I realize this person is not a Delta employee however the rudeness that I experienced affected my travel experience."

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: "Boarding process was efficient. Made me feel good that temperatures were taken."
Cons: "Adjust expectations to no wifi, hard seats and no snacks. But remember what you paid."

Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Beverages and snacks"

Cons: "Ridiculous surcharges, no water, no coffee"

Pros: "The plane was timely and clean."
Cons: "It’s suggested to arrive 2hours before your flight, however the check in desk wouldn’t allow anyone to check in and take luggage until 1 hour before the flight began boarding. Keep in mind we still needed to get through security. Was a little annoying but not to awful. The worst part was the seating"

Cons: "3 hours late with no explanation. Old cramped plane."

Cons: "Sam as above."

Pros: "Upgraded leg room is significant. Boarding was easy."
Cons: "No in flight entertainment, very minimally padded seats. Had to wait to check our bags as the front desk was vacant for about 1hr not having any flights before ours."

Pros: "That I was able to take my dog with me on the plane."
Cons: "the seats were too small."

Pros: "No frills with this airline. Very lean operation. The crew in the City and onboard were bright and positive and handled disgrunted crowds in an effective but respectful way. Pilot was excellent. Airline provided food vouchers for delayed flights."
Cons: "Delayed flight 4 times. Seats are waay uncomfortable."

Cons: "Our plane landed late, we boarded late, and arrived in Columbus nearly an hour late."

Pros: "Stewardess"
Cons: "Seats are pathetic, screaming baby behind me for 3 hrs....not your fault. Charge for snacks not what was advertised on pamphlet...way overcharged.."

Pros: "new planes"
Cons: "seats do not recline."

Cons: "Delay delay delay. Was not aware of all the costs added on, with paying for carry on, and water. Even the staff seemed to know the airline was not worth anything. No pride in their work or workplace."

Pros: "Comfortable flight, cheap rates"
Cons: "Some maintenance problems prior to boarding, gate agents not well prepared for situation, very hard to hear and understand their PA announcements"

Pros: "The cost was good... until the $60 carry-on charges."
Cons: "Maintenance issues. Delays. Horribly uncomfortable seats (I've never seen an airline with less padding in their seat). Rude stewardess. Just avoid at all costs."

Cons: "I don't like paying $45 for a carry on"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "They canceled my ticket without telling me me made me miss work after driving two hours to get there and everyone was so rude! Was the worst experience ever toatally messed everything up."

Pros: "Tried to get the lowest price."
Cons: "Humor"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "The hour wait for bags. No joke"

Pros: "very affordable, we got there safely"
Cons: "they were late, serve drinks only one time, no room for legs"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Had to cancel whole trip instead of just the one flight to Las Vegas that was cancelled VERY VERY last minute because flight crew never showed... how the hell does an airline allow that to happen?!? It put us in a situation where we had to spend 3000 dollars on flight tickets with another airline because they didn't have any outgoing flights for another 3 days... which is absolutely insane, ESPECIALLY during the holidays. I will never book with them again and I don't understand how they are still in business. Completely unacceptable."

Pros: "Cost & crew on plane were good."
Cons: "2hr delay Boarding pass and screen display for which gate didn't match. Gate officially changed twice Announcement's for which gate were wrong. (in experienced person) My HUGE gripe is the temperature on the plane. It was so hot I was sweating on both trips. Also, the seats were so close and had armrests that were fixed in the down position. Ingress / egress was hard for me and for others too. On the return flight our plane was making weird noises on decent. It made several people nervous. (I've been flying for 25 yrs)"

Cons: "I'm 5'2" and I felt cramped! We thought we were saving money but by the time they were done charging us for every little thing, we could have flown an airline with seats that actually recline."

Cons: "Mass confusion on correct gate, boards in airport incorrect. Frontier had to change brakes on plane which resulted in over an hour delay. I appreciate safety but they cant arrange a better majntenance program at their main hub? Reading lights above me did not work for the second time on this trp. Sat in the dark in a plastic bucket seat. Awful. I never want to fly frontier again."

Cons: "Extra price for luggage Extremely long lines Asked for money back for mistake on number of bags and was told no"

Pros: "Any of my ratings other than excellent relate only to the fact Frontier is a great airline on a budget, so some issues like food and entertainment are not addressed. I had a great flight."

Cons: "Can't recline"

Pros: "Cancelled. can’t see my family now."

Pros: "One lady had a medical problem after we had boarded and had to find her luggage to be taken off, the whole ordeal only lasted about 15 minutes"

Cons: "You have to pay for everything. It was $45 to check a bag, and $40 to store a bag in the overhead compartment. My husband and I would have had to pay an additional $30 to sit next to each other. On the flight out, the stewardess asked us if we wanted to buy any food or drinks, but never offered even free water. The seats are horribly uncomfortable. I was in the middle seat on a red eye, and I was so cramped and sore, I couldn't fall asleep for more than a minute. I landed feeling exhausted, sore, and miserable. This was my first and last time flying on Frontier."

Pros: "The crew were nice and polite."
Cons: "Crowded, uncomfortable seating. Flight was overbooked. Had to pay extra for everything."

Pros: "Good price cool staff"
Cons: "Wow it is so cramped. Need to get the AC working too hot"

Pros: "I am not the type of person to complain about something that is expensive, if I am receiving the services I am paying for. Therefore, I cannot complain too much about Frontier since I paid so little and received what was promised: a round-trip flight at an affordable price. I understand that, in order to be competitive, stay open for business, and keep rates low, Frontier must find additional ways to accrue income besides the base fare. However, literally everything beyond a basic ticket was vastly overpriced. "You want to bring more than two tee-shirts and a book? $30." "You want a childs ration of nuts and a soda in flight? $12. You can place them on your 3 inch tray table." And then, as we near the end of an already insufferably uncomfortable flight, we must endure a 20 minute long speech over the PA about the Frontier rewards credit card. I truly appreciate that Frontier Airlines offers competitively unheard of rates for a basic fare. But aside from being allowed to bring a only a change of shirt to Denver for the weekend, sitting in a dingy/cramped plane next to a stranger because I would not pay $42 extra to sit next to a friend, and being forced to listen to the desperate plea of a credit card signup quota, I will next time happily pay the traditional rate to take a flight somewhere where I am treated like I am not a passenger on a Malaysian Airlines flight that has somewhere along the way become lost between the importance of customer satisfaction and competitive prices."
Cons: "Maybe I should have chosen to write that down here instead. Although I am sure I will not be charged additional fees to both compliment and complain, I believe this all goes to the same department."

Pros: "Great flight, on time, smooth"

Pros: "Best value for price you could ask for."

Pros: "Check in and the security screen took an hour and a half, flight delayed an hour in beautiful weather. NO TSA Pre-Check at Frontier's home base."

Pros: "Airfare appeared to be affordable and competitive. Typical flying experience."
Cons: "I just took a small backpack and duffel bag. They made me pay $40 each way for the duffel bag! I thought every airline at least gave you a personal item and carry-on. This put me in a position of having to put $80 on my personal card for a work trip or to abandon my bag. Ridiculous! I don't like being put in that situation and will remember it next time I go to book. I also recognize they need to make some money off of snacks and drinks, but to not even provide a complimentary drink of water feels extra stingy too."

Pros: "The flight was direct. The crew was friendly."
Cons: "I wasn't told it would cost to have a carry on. There was no free drinks or snacks and no free entertainment options on board."

Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "The most acute plane discomfort imaginable"

Cons: "We reserved a seat and PAID an upgraded price for the reserved seats and they put us on stand by! They were so rude about it as well. I will never fly with them again"

Pros: "Not much to like."
Cons: "Just ridiculous, as follows: 1-Deceptive web page at check in makes you think paying extra for seats is required 2-Seats don't recline unless you PAY EXTRA 3-Carry on bag? PAY EXTRA 4-Care for a Soda? PAY EXTRA 5-Tray table - the size of a business envelope? Really? 6-In-flight magazine? HA! Read the safety info or the back of the barf bag, that's all Frontier provides. 7-Paid $50 each to upgrade seats to front (1st class?) No refreshments, no amenities, just a bigger tray table and a reclining seat. For $50. Sat on tarmac for 1.5 hours in 90 degree heat. I know this because I could hear the pilot yelling over the radio that it was 90 degrees in the plane. No A/C while on tarmac because APU was down, according to pilot announcement. Everyone I talked to felt deceived by the online check in and the extra charge for seats (if you want to sit with your party, otherwise no guarantees). Bad representation, deceptive web check in, uncomfortable plane, zero amenities unless you PAY EXTRA. Sorry Frontier, but FAIL!!!!"

Pros: "Direct from CMH to DIA"
Cons: "Seats are one shade shy from a metal folding chair, they don't recline, charge for everything g except water! Who charges for carry on bags!?!? Frontier!!!"

Cons: "It wasn't the flight from Orlando To Cincinnati that I was upset about. I was suppose to catch a flight out of Columbus straight through to Orlando Only to find out they overbooked the flight. I had to drive another 3 hours to Cincinnati Airport to catch a flight 8 hours after original flight. I will not be booking with Frontier!"

Pros: "I really enjoyed my trip on Frontier airlines. It was efficient, the planes were clean and the staff friendly. I gave lower marks on food and entertainment because there was no entertainment aside from the magazines I brought and the food was a pay as you go affair, which I didn't use."
Cons: "The only thing I didn't care for was being charged $40 for a carry on bag. On the return flight. I didn't have checked bags."

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "Paying for a seat"

Cons: "Same as above."

Pros: "The whole trip was very nice"

Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "the male flight attendant on our flight was spectacular. he was helpful during boarding, and was kind enough to not disturb our sleeping baby (which I'm sure the entire flight appreciated) while handling the flight. he was also friendly and quietly attentive throughout the flight. i regret not catching his name, but my wife and i both commented on how pleasant he was."

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