Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Charleston to Chicago
United Airlines and ANA have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Charleston to Chicago. Confirm policies on booking site.
The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa in the past 14 days.
With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21);
There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces;
Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction;
B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities;
Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.
All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane.
Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure.
Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel.
US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure.
Travelers arriving in New York State must complete the Traveler Health Form.
Travelers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Health Form.
Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected.
Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
All other info
Travelers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. For more information go to CDC website.
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An average nonstop flight takes 1h 45m, covering a distance of 400 miles.
There are 42 (nonstop) flights between Charleston and Chicago per week, averaging 6 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($82) and Multiple Airlines ($94), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines ($209) and Spirit Airlines ($223).
United Airlines (4 times daily), ANA (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Charleston to Chicago, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago back to Charleston , the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Charleston you will be using Charleston Yeager, often referred to as Charleston Airport. You will be landing at one of these airports: Chicago Midway or Chicago O'Hare Intl.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Kosher snacks! Thank you! Very safe and controlled Covid procedures. Made me feel safe."
Pros: "Very controlled and safe Covid procedures. Outlets and screens at every seat."
Pros: "Felt very clean and so glad they are not selling every seat"
Pros: "It was all good glad the last leg of the trip was pleasant."
Pros: "Airplane accelerated from stand-by directly to runway without preparation stop. Awesome!"
Cons: "Small plane, feels cramped"
Cons: "The unfortunate delay prevented me from attending my grandmother’s wake. Fewer delays would be helpful."
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "The boarding process was rough and haphazard"
Pros: "The crew did their best to deal with delay."
Cons: "There was an absolutely awful job done by both Delta and Kayak of informing us if additional delays, new gate assignments, when the plane would be reboarded. Also, people were quite angry that the plane had to be cleaned between the time we got off and the time we reboarded. Just get us home."
Cons: "No sandwiches for sale just snack boxes"
Pros: "The fight was very professionally carried out."
Cons: "The gate agent hurried ineffectively to board our slightly delayed flight (around 10 min). She left open the Priority Lane and boarded all pax there, having to step 4 steps to the left to scan every boarding pass."
Pros: "It was ok"
Cons: "Seat the family together"
Cons: "Announcements were too loud in earphones (could damage ear drums) and entertainment was turned off while waiting 30 min for the gate to open."
Cons: "Taxied at ORD for 45 minutes waiting for a gate to vacate."
Cons: "Smooth on time flight"
Pros: "The crew really kept us updated on the many delays."
Cons: "There were SO many delays and they kept changing. At one point we got on and off the plane."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 2 hours. Even though I had carry on, they checked it and this made me waste my time at baggage claim rather than gate checking. Flight attendants were miserable. Power supply didn’t work at seats."
Pros: "Flight left on time"
Cons: "Gate crew had trouble identyfing boarding pass on their computer. Difficulty getting on plane"
Pros: "Amazing crew and clean cabin."
Pros: "I loved the flight attendants and the desk staff everyone was so friendly and made me want to travel delta again."
Cons: "Delta doesn’t offer military spouses free checked bags and I found this out at the airport. It was disheartening, but at least it’s Delta and not the airline that is supposed to represent America."
Pros: "On time/ early arrival!"
Cons: "Most bring on 2 large carry ons slowing down boarding an de- planeing."
Cons: "Plane journey awful. Speaker had a loud buzzing noise all the time so never heard a word bad landing. Rattling plane Very cold."
Pros: "Clean plane, the seat felt roomy. Smooth ride and the captain communicated clearly."
Cons: "It felt super hot and I wish there was food included in such a long flight."
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Flight attendant spoke like a robot. Could not understand her."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Small aircraft"
Pros: "Crew friendly"
Cons: "Middle seat with no option for me to move"
Cons: "Break downs again... At least this time they found another plane."
Pros: "Flight attendants were pleasant."
Pros: "Friendly service, comfortable seat, on time, no issues."
Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "The flight was 4 hours delayed"
Pros: "I flew on a basic economy fare (I understand the restrictions) and was seated in Economy Comfort +, so that was appreciated."
Cons: "I could see on the Fly Delta app that I had been placed in seat 10B, but neither the app nor my boarding pass gave me a group to board with, so I assumed that I needed to board with group 3, which necessitated gate-checking my rollerboard bag. Only when I approached the gate to board did I notice on the info screen that I had been "upgraded" to Comfort + and granted boarding with the Sky Priority group. I wish this had been clearer so I could have avoided waiting to board and gate-checking my bag. Minor inconvenience but room for improvement on Delta's part."
Pros: "This was not my original transfer flight but everyone was much nicer and helpful than serious and being rude. Love Delta, I did not flight United because I wouldn’t have met my United flight once landing in ATL. The Young African American woman who was at the gate was amazing and so reassuring that I would make my flight to Chicago. Would book Delta, just because of how nice she was to me."
Pros: "Flight was on time. Boarded quickly with no fuss."
Pros: "Flt on time, very nice and friendly gate agent and flight attendant"
Cons: "Too tight and seats not comfortable."
Pros: "The Delta people were solicitous, efficient and brilliant the whole way through. We had not a bit of trouble. Our first class seats were comfortable, but with the supplied blanket, pillow and poor air conditioning it was a hot flight. The cabin personnel were wonderful as per usual, and my tasty gin and tonic soothed any discontent. I wish I could fly this way all the time!"
Cons: "The private contractor handling wheelchair assistance was terrible. A Delta employee theorized that they do not pay enough to attract and retain personnel. Our pre-arranged chair was not there, multiple calls by our Delta assistant finally got us a ride to the chair holding area, but after about 45 minutes we gave up and shuffled off to the security area on foot. Thank goodness my hubby is mobile enough for that to have been an option. When we abandoned our wait we were still 4th in line for an attendant to push the chair. If Delta has any responsibility in this it would be in the retention and compensation for the private contractor."
Cons: "The delta studio didn't work with Android 8"
Pros: "Airline stewards were very friendly and pleasant."
Cons: "We booked with Delta, but were put on Air France. Even though we had our boarding passes in hand we had to wait in long, slow line for baggage tags because they would not print from kiosk. There was minimal Air France staff on duty serving thousands of passengers during busy season (July). While the lines grew larger, the staff was reduced from 4 to 2. Another long, slow line for customs, another long slow line for security=Charles De Gaulle airport was awful. We arrived at the airport 4 hours before our departure time and got to our boarding gate with no time to spare."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable, seats did not recline and seats way too close together."
Pros: "Entertainment options weren't bad. Most of the crew was polite other than one flight attendant who seemed ambivalent and unhappy to be there."
Cons: "Three hour+ flight and just one tiny bag of pretzels? And no lemon or lime wedges on the beverage cart? Plus, I have to pay extra for one checked bag. I will only fly Delta if I have to in the future. Subpar airline."
Pros: "What I liked: Sky Priority privilege came with separate luggage check-in queues and early boarding"
Cons: "What I disliked: Seats were too small No beverages or snacks offered No USB or power outlets available Three different groups board before Delta Comfort (e.g. those needing more time, travelers with children, first/business class) Didn't see the value compared to a less expensive main cabin ticket"
Pros: "I was notified about the delay via text before I left for the airport, which was nice. I would not have checked my email."
Cons: "Delayed for over 2 hours. I have never flown Delta before this flight and it wasn't a great representation. The flight attendants were nice but I was in a seat near the engine and it was making really weird noises. I fly almost every two weeks, so I'm used to engine noises but this was one of the loudest/most rickety sounding flights I have ever been on.. and I have flown Spirit a few times. It just didn't feel safe. Landing scared me a little too as I have landed in O'Hare countless times and have never flown so low to the highway upon entry. It felt like we were only a couple hundred feet above the cars."
Cons: "Unnecessary flight cancellation. I had friends taking the same flight at the same time at the same airport from different airlines and they came through for their customers. I received no consolation it assistance with overnight accommodations."
Cons: "Having my knees jammed into the back of the seat in front of me all flight wasn't very thrilling. Seat was pretty hard too."
Pros: "We were delayed due to weather and Delta brought a cart of snacks and drinks over to the gate for us."
Pros: "First time flying DELTA and to New York City. Really liked flying into Marine Terminal for it's smallness and easiness to collect luggage and catch a taxi."
Pros: "The boarding process was very smooth and we took off early and the crew was great and then we also arrived 30 minutes early."
Cons: "Nothing could be changed."
Cons: "As a handicaped disabled not able to walk and should be using a wheel chair,as I know from my many previous travels with other companies like lufthanza, klm..etc, I used to be the first traveller to go to the air craft when loading it to take off and the last one who would be leaving it after landing. Even when going through the check and security points I used to go in a special route especially for the handicaped but going with all other normal travelers lines with such amount of time waiting and crowdness is completely inconvenient. what happened through the trip was quit different , going with the travelers or after when they are boarding the craft make it very hard and time consuming , Wish you take care of it, as it's a very important handicaped service. Thank you for taking the time to read my comment"
Pros: "Great service."
Pros: "Finish currently use were the most courteous and caring I ever was serviced by."
Cons: "Not much to recall"
Pros: "It is good"
Cons: "No tv on seat. Those dumb comedy tv show"
Pros: "It was very inexpensive and on time. And it was much more comfortable than those budget airlines like Spirit, Frontier, etc."
Cons: "The snack choice was unappealing."
Cons: "The touch-screen entertainment system was not very responsive. It was difficult to get the screen to recognize your selection."
Pros: "Aircraft comfort and entertainment options"
Pros: "I like it! Thank you, kayak"
Pros: "Friendly and prompt service."
Pros: "personal entertainment systems and charging plugs"
Cons: "only pretzels and no headphones offered for the entertainment systems."
Cons: "Aircraft need to be updated. Or price should be credited when you get such an old aircraft."
Pros: "Entertainment and great beverage options"
Pros: "Seat were comfortable and I didn't feel claustrophobic."
Pros: "Todo muy bueno"
Pros: "The staff was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "There was a ton of turbulence"
Cons: "Boarding late"
Cons: "Everything. DELAYS___DELAYS"
Pros: "Pretty comfortable"
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Got cancelled"
Cons: "I am still not feeling well to travel, so I was staying at home and no Madrid, may be in the fall or winter when I get better, I will visit Madrid one more time."
Pros: "very smooth, ontime ride.. kool"
Cons: "everything was ok"
Pros: "Delays caused a little stress but all in all a good experience."
Cons: "Late arrival to DCA."
Pros: "The TIMING AND ATMOSPHERE"
Pros: "Upon sitting down, I was able to fall asleep almost instantly. The helpful stewardesses were constantly aware of my needs."
Cons: "Check-in desk seemed confused and unorganized. Two very friendly ladies were helping out but were on different wavelengths."
Cons: "Numerous delays and disappointments. Two delays before boarding. Another long delay after boarding waiting for paperwork to be completed. Long taxi period. Waited over half hour for baggage claim conveyor to start rolling."
Pros: "Very professional"
Cons: "We didn't leave on time"
Pros: "Everyone was gracious and very helpful. Wheel chairs waiting at each stop. Special ramp installed at CHO, VERY HELPFUL."
Cons: "EXTREMELY LONG CHECK IN & SECURITY LINES"
Pros: "On time arrival despite two issues at the departure gate"
Pros: "Service, comfort, timeliness."
Cons: "Food was marginal, especially the chicken in the salad, which was petrified."
Pros: "Everything was very professional."
Pros: "Boarding was smooth"
Cons: "It was fine"
Pros: "Roomy & comfortable seating for such a small aircraft"
Cons: "Late boarding, over an hour"
Cons: "Gate changed and baoarding time changed countless times."
Cons: "No tv."
Pros: "Both planes were delayed"
Cons: "I did not appreciated getting to my destination so late."
Pros: "This was ok"
Cons: "Touch screen for movies is hard to use"
Pros: "Safe. Secure. Nonstop. 2 meals. Affordable. Polite attendants. Free wine. Movies. TV shows. Free headphones. Pillows. Blankets."
Pros: "Not Pplicable because I never made it to Charlotte"
Pros: "Because I could not really check in online early and I even called in to see why I had a very poor seat in the middle and service Of drinks with poor"
Cons: "I wish the WiFi worked better and did not break down."
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "Nice trip"
Cons: "Delays, delays, delays. :("
Cons: "90 minute delay almost caused missed connection"
Pros: "Very pleasant and accommodating."
Pros: "I know how everything works with United Airlines."
Cons: "Free Wi-Fi for everyone!"
Cons: "Gate changes 6 different time Delays a lot Bad airline horror not recommended"
Pros: "Nice attendant."
Cons: "Very late."
Cons: "Free wifi"
Pros: "Boarding was fast"
Cons: "With the exception of delays due to thunderstorms all was excellent."
Pros: "Having our own device"
Cons: "I kind of miss watching movies on the seat in front of me option instead of just having our own mobile device.. wish the outlet were more reachable and easy to get to."
Pros: "I did not get my luggage in Munich"
Cons: "Better snacks & more legroom"
Cons: "Gate area very crowded."
Pros: "Most of the staff were good and helpful. Chicago had a snow storm and it was frustrating but not their fault...I did get a free drink on the plane for all the delays."
Cons: "The boarding process. Again, not the staff's fault."
Cons: "Boarding could have been better. If you have 5 groups you should have 5 lines — not 2. Also the terminal in Holland was extraordinarily cold."
Pros: "Everything: ticketing, gate experience, boarding, service, comfort."
Cons: "No problems at all."
Cons: "A little late getting started, otherwise OK."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Space a little cramped.for spmepne 6'3""
Pros: "Everything was really smooth sailing."
Cons: "Everything was great! The Charleston airport is small yet very nice inside"
Pros: "Check-in process was smooth"
Cons: "Lost luggage’s"
Cons: "Unprofessional rude United staff"
Pros: "A bit more leg and knee room."
Cons: "The flight was late getting out of Charleston and we had a very long walk in Chicago. By the time we got to the gate mos people had already boarded. It could have been much worse if we had not nearly ran to the gate. Other than that all was good."
Pros: "Service and respect very good"
Pros: "comfortable and on time"
Cons: "I farted on the plane"
Cons: "In both airports I was wheeled to gates and left in the way of people coming and going. I tried to get the attention of airline employees and when I did they told someone else and so I sat for between 40-60 minutes."
Pros: "On time , and good service"
Pros: "Everything was perfect."
Cons: "AC was broken. They could at least give you a second cup of water. Tired of being treated like an animal"
Cons: "I was used to seeing First Class customers getting coffee or any beverage prior to lift-off. It was my second time upgrading, and I didn't experience this."
Cons: "When I attempted to check in for flights using the United app both outgoing and return, I found boarding passes were not available for all flights and had to call United to have reservation adjusted so boarding passes could be issued. Don't know why? but inconvenient."
Pros: "Was on time everything was great need better snacks"
Cons: "Easy for check-in and on time"
Cons: "My itinerary had to completely change."
Pros: "Everyone was very friendly"
Pros: "Was nice"
Pros: "Ive had a hip injury so walking is problematic. I was worried about my 45 minute transfer time in Ohare. The boarding attendant at Charleston ordered a wheelchair to meet me. I got to my plane as it boarded. A distance I couldn't have walked, much less in the time allotted."
Cons: "Not enough time between the two flights for the distance between the two terminals."
Pros: "Excellent service."
Pros: "Great staff"
Cons: "No compliementary snack. Customers that pay to check their bags should get a snack included with the cost of checking a bag."
Pros: "They had wifi :)"
Pros: "staff on airplane"
Cons: "staff at checkin counter"
Cons: "That’s everyone should keep their mask on"
Pros: "Price and big chair"
Pros: "Friendliness of staff"
Cons: "The interior was worn and seat saggy"
Cons: "It’s just Spirit and you just need to know what you are getting when you fly them"
Cons: "At least have some TV’s ."
Cons: "charges extra for everything but using the bathroom"
Cons: "no wifi"
Pros: "Onboarding was very simple and fast. It took less than 20 minutes."
Pros: "Stewardess gave me a military discount. Very much appreciated"
Pros: "Everything was fast and easy"
Cons: "Having to pay 55 dollars for 1 bag being over weight"
Cons: "1. Unreasonable luggage charge 2. Luggage Claim was not efficient"
Pros: "It was cheap"
Pros: "Clean and simple"
Cons: "To pay for absolutely everything"
Cons: "No room no service horrible everything"
Pros: "How clean the laboratory's was."
Cons: "No order in getting off plane."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "Tight squeeze seating, gum chewing staff with talons for fingernails and excessive jewelry and an attitude of excessive power over all on board, tight aisle space, non reclining and uncomfortable seating."
Pros: "Spirit's staff were friendly and very enjoyable."
Cons: "There were crazy amount of fees that I wasn't aware of when I booked."
Cons: "The way stewardess interacted with guests. Her name was Tika"
Pros: "never again!"
Cons: "departed late, taxied on the run way for an hour on landing"
Cons: "It was cancelled and Spirit was very unhelpful"
Cons: "Everything. Rude staff, terrible."
Cons: "SO MANY FEES NOT SPECIFIED UP FRONT!"
Pros: "How cheap the tickets were"
Cons: "The turbulence but that's not something the pilot can change"
Pros: "The seating felt roomier. Perhaps it was the location. F5"
Pros: "The pilot got the plane to Chicago over 30 minutes early."
Cons: "Spirit allows passengers to bring a purse for free everything else is an additional charge. The plane was really dirty."
Pros: "Food and entertainment does not apply"
Cons: "Bag cost is too expensive."
Pros: "The fast pace lines got check in"
Cons: "It took about 35 minutes to taxi in once landing"
Pros: "SMOOTH RIDE"
Cons: "THE DELAY IN CHICAGO."
Cons: "luggage charge and cost of beverages was too high. The amount of leg room is horrible."
Pros: "Everyone was nice, and worked fast."
Pros: "Not much,"
Cons: "It actualis lfigh.ly cost money to cancel th"
Pros: "Everything about spirit is good !!"
Cons: "Just the delays"
Pros: "Friendly staff and clean plane."
Cons: "Zero entertainment options."
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Plane needed maintenence which delayed departure by an hour. Upon finally arriving wasnt able to unboard plane quickly."
Pros: "It was cheap"
Cons: "JUST KIDDING IT WASNT. AND IT WAS A HEADACHE"
Pros: "No delays. Good communication.Non-stop service."
Cons: "Plane was way too cramped. There are so many rules with Spirit that you can end up spending the same as a major carrier if you are not on top of things.Hidden charges. The hub at Ft. Lauderdale has several Spirit flights leaving close together so it makes for a long security line."
Cons: "The checkin process for bags was very poor. Lines were out the door, and there was chaos in the area. Attendants yelling for flights, etc. Very inefficient manner, then passengers had to hurry - but with security requirements, it was still slow."
Cons: "Everything else"
Pros: "THEY ARE SOME GOOD. TELL YOU EMPLOYEE TO STOP EAT AND SEVING CUSTOMERS. COVER THEIR MOUTH WHEN YEWINGING FOR EVERY BODY SHOULD COVER THEIR MOUTH WHEN COUGHING MR MARTINS O CHOLISON MOVIE PRODUCTION"
Cons: "TO COVER THEIR MOUTH WHEN YEWNING . STOP EATING IN FRONT OF CUSTOMERS OR PASSANGERS. MR MARTINS O CHOLISON MOVIE PRODUCTION."
Pros: "Efficient in getting people on board"
Cons: "They broke my suitcase's wheels off and something was stolen out of my bag. When I went to the office in ORD, they told me to put in a claim and then ignored me, not helping me to put in a claim, continuing on their conversation about what they're doing when they get out of work. They wouldn't let me put in a claim."
Pros: "That I made it to my destination."
Cons: "Everything else."
Airlines flying from Charleston to Chicago 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 Charleston to Chicago
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Charleston to Chicago
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Charleston to Chicago
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Charleston to Chicago
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