Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Charlotte to Columbia
American Airlines has waived its change and cancellation fees on flights from Charlotte to Columbia. Confirm policy on booking site.
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Starting on January 26, all travelers (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 an evidence of having contracted and recovered from COVID-19 prior to boarding the plane.
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An average nonstop flight takes 0h 58m, covering a distance of 89 miles.
There are 45 (nonstop) flights between Charlotte and Columbia per week, averaging 6 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($80) and American Airlines ($121), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on American Airlines ($244).
American Airlines (6 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
When flying out of Charlotte you will be using Charlotte Douglas, often referred to as Charlotte Airport. You will be landing at Columbia Metropolitan, also known as Columbia Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "WiFi didn't work"
Cons: "There was a three hour delay for missing crew."
Pros: "Only one screaming kid. I was allowed to move to another seat"
Cons: "Food was good. Crew nice"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Everything went as expected. Overall a smooth flight and friendly service."
Cons: "Well, it's never comfortable to try to sleep in economy class, right? But I knew that going in, and that's what I chose."
Pros: "I was under the weather and she was very very very helpful Mary and all AA flight attendants are great I will fly AA as often as I can because of Mary"
Cons: "The turbulence st the end made me puke."
Cons: "The cabin was extremely hot, taxi time and time sitting in the plane took way to long. Air flow was extremely limited"
Cons: "Not so pleasant flight attendants."
Pros: "I liked the entertainment, crew was very nice, I had no problems when boarding and dinner was fine."
Cons: "Breakfast was lacking, I did not enjoy anything I was given. A hot breakfast would be very nice or even bread with butter would have been a nice option."
Pros: "Crew were very attentive."
Cons: "Video did not work Was re-booted twice and still did not work. then could not be turned off keeping me awake."
Cons: "No wifi Display units very old"
Pros: "Once we finally got on the flight, things were fine."
Cons: "Our flight arriving in Charlottesville was late we sat on the tarmac for 20 min. Than waited 20 mi utes to get our luggage that the checker. So we arrived at the gate for this flight and was told the flight was full. Stood around and waited. Finally another passenger suggested we go to costumer service. Waited an hour in the customer service line fortunately we were able to catch a flight that same night."
Pros: "I like that American offers free movies thru their app but there was a glitch and I couldn't get it to work!"
Cons: "Couldn't get the entertainment app to work"
Cons: "No wifi or chargers or seatback entertainment"
Pros: "crew was great"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "AC was not working. Bathrooms were inoperative for the second time. They also didn't work when flew out of EWN to start our trip. American Eagle aircraft must have some major maintenance issues!"
Pros: "Cabin was clean. Flight attendants were courteous."
Cons: "Their snacks were merely a cookie which was okay, but not what I would have wanted."
Pros: "Great crew. Friendly and reaponsive. Easy boarding."
Cons: "4 hour flight from SFO to Charlotte. No food beyond snacks. No entertainemt options. No electrical outlets."
Cons: "One hour late"
Pros: "It was on time and there was a pillow & blanket waiting in every seat."
Cons: "Poor video screens, no choice in fils without downloading & paying for their WiFi, and film language kept changing randomly from English to Italian!?!"
Pros: "Prompt and curtious"
Cons: "Missed the flight due to accident on the road. AA was more than helpful in trying to reroute me BUT British Air did not want to cooperate so my trip is now cancelled. This is my 3rd dealings with British Air and they are THE WORST! I will never buy British Air tickets again. Being less than satisfied for the 3rd time is enough to lose my business forever."
Cons: "Plane interior was really dirty"
Pros: "Ok boarding, ok service, ok flight"
Cons: "We were delayed for about 1hr without any explanation or apology. Thank goodness i didn't have a connecting flight."
Cons: "Flight was oversold, was bumped to the next flight."
Cons: "Flight attendant rude. No smile, only saw them once"
Pros: "Seat comfort, the crew and the actual flight were good."
Cons: "Due to the extended delay I didn't get back to my apartment in NYC and to sleep until after 3 a.m."
Cons: "Please read above."
Pros: "short flight so I would not expect any particular issues."
Pros: "Polite and professional"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Cons: "Missed the connection in CLT to BTR even though flight status on AA's website indicated that it was delayed enough so that I could make the connection. Ended up spending the night in a cold-assed airport with minimal comfort. I was already confirmed on this flight and AA knew, or should've known, that I was enroute. Not pleased at all."
Cons: "AA canceled my flight my kids who live 4 hours away from San Diego drove that distance to pick me up yesterday, we got a hotel room for the canceled flight but they ended up paying $200 for the night. AA did not let us know thr flight was canceled until late last night."
Cons: "Plane was late"
Pros: "the plane was great"
Cons: "the flight was delayed one hour"
Cons: "This flight was operated by American, but sold by Iberia and ticketed by airfare.com. When I tried to reserve a special meal, each party (American, Iberia & airfare.com) said they could not do it, that the other party had to do it. So, in other words, no company took responsibility for my customer satisfaction. So I am ultimately blaming American Airlines accountable since they, not Iberia or airfare.com, contracted with the food service provider at the airport."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "I got same thing pretzel very salty"
Pros: "The rebooking services provided by Tawanna, who was very pleasant and helpful in a stressful time."
Cons: "Not getting home."
Pros: "For a flight on a US-based airline, this was very comfortable. Much better than the current domestic tin cans. Flight was early"
Cons: "Flight crew giving instructions seemed to be forgetting everything and breaking in every 2 minutes to add a new sentence."
Pros: "The movie screen was not working but fortunately no one was sitting next to me so I could move over a seat."
Cons: "I would have liked a second cup of coffee as the coffee was better than most airplane coffee. No one appeared with refills, however."
Pros: "Like I said before nice early boarding."
Cons: "No problem"
Cons: "The delay"
Cons: "The AA employee at the counter in Batoj Rouge informed me that I would miss my connection at Charlotte Airport due to a delayed in the incoming flight. Hebgave me the option to flight the next day or flight the same day, and after a 2 hour delay flight to Charlotte where I would be provided a hotel room and a meal for the night. I asked several times if that information was confirmed and he repeatedly said yes. At my arrival at Charlotte Airport (near midnight) every AA employee said that they did NOT have any more hotels. It was obvious that everything was a staged lie since over 100 people had to spend the night in one of the the terminals where we were provided a pillow and a blanket. I am terribly disappointed for the lack of transparency in AA. I was told my some friends that they also have had experiences like that at the same Charlotte Airport. You have damage once again your reputation and from no own in will expect THE WORST from AA."
Pros: "Denver USO facility"
Pros: "This flight wasn't terrible for being as long as it was. I slept some during it since it was at night. The good was also not bad. I got the chicken and rice combo."
Cons: "I thought the flight attendants were somewhat distracted and rude. When the flight first started I had a problem with my tv screen saying that I was blocked out. When they finally fixed it I was excited to watch a movie like everyone else around me. However, my headphone jack in the armrest did not work properly. I thought it might have been my headphones but I tried two different pairs including the pair provided by the airline. I was only able to hear scratchy background noise but no words. This meant I had to go the entire flight with no movie or music. That was highly disappointing. I told the flight attendant about it and she reset my screen thinking that might be the problem but it did not help at all."
Cons: "Boarding was the same here. Just very hectic and unorganized. Too many people getting up into line when their group was not boarding yet. Seems like there should be a better way to accomplish this."
Cons: "Roomier Seats more isle space and comfortable seating. Better head sets"
Cons: "Getting a partner airline, cancelled flight, missed intercontinental connecting flight, missing an important occasion, missing an entire day of vacation, no willingness to find more suitable outcomes."
Pros: "The Way the customer service guy, Derek, handled the situation in Denver, CO, was excellent I'd really give him a star, went above and beyond my expectations. Put me on the next flight and gave me a food voucher."
Cons: "The first flight got delayed, was supposed to work night shift, was late, had to call in sick, and not sure what my manager will do after this."
Cons: "I would have liked to arrive home before 12 noon but due to United delaying my fligh twice and not being able to make the connection in washington . I had to plead with them to put me on a direct flight to Newark which made me fly another carrier "American airlines". I'm not sure what the issue was for the delays but it was frustrated."
Pros: "The leg from Denver to vegas was awesome"
Cons: "The first leg didn't have any snacks and a cold continental breakfast. American and Delta's breakfast is much nicer. But worth the price for that portion of the leg."
Pros: "The agent in charlotte. Due to my delayed flight which caused all my other flights to get re-booked - she went above amd beyond to help get me on a flight with my friends"
Cons: "Almost everyrhing - first flight delayed which caused all my flights to get rebooked. Was told when I flew feom charlotte to phoenix connecting flight would be at 1:59. Landed and found out delayed for 6 hrs. Should have originally arrived in Honolulu at 5:30, disn't get there till 1:00 am their time. Ridiculous -"
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: "Flight massively delayed. Missed my connection. And the next flight. If they had called ahead at the gate would have made the next one, instead had to sleep in the airport overnight."
Pros: "Flight was delayed and Captain explained reason as Newark Airport Traffic Control. Further delay was experienced after taxiing and Captain kept us informed. Seats were marginally ok and flight crew was attentive. Had a soda and a small bag of pretzels. Overall, it was an ok flight."
Pros: "The flight attendants were excellent! They really communicated with the passengers regarding connecting flights and flight time delays."
Cons: "Way too small and skimpy seats, I felt like I was in a jump seat getting ready to jump out with a parachute!"
Pros: "Smaller plane, quick luggage delivery on arrival, 20 minutes early arrival time"
Pros: "The staff and crew were very helpful, especially in helping catch my connection. Which leads to the dislike."
Cons: "Nothing but delays. Before we boarded...delay. Before we left the gate...delay. Before we left the taxiway...delay. Before we landed...delay. Many on the flight missing, or having tight connections."
Cons: "Our flight from Charlotte to Chicago was horrible!!! It felt as if a trainee was flying our plane. Landing was so bad that I threw my feet onto the back of the seat in front of me to brace myself for landing."
Pros: "Comfortable seating, plenty of leg room"
Cons: "Flight was delayed from 8:20 to 12:40"
Pros: "Flying first class"
Pros: "Crew great"
Cons: "Wi-Fi charge sucks"
Pros: "The service"
Pros: "Courteous attendants and overall great flight"
Cons: "The mixed trail mix, honestly that's all :)"
Pros: "Boarding went smoothly."
Cons: "AgainThe person next to me was so obese she needed two extenqders. She was taking up her seat and most of her neighbors, she was in the middle. I was literally pinned against the aisle arm rest. It was a full flight and I wasn't able to be moved. For the entire flight I was cramped and pinned with no where to go."
Cons: "Because of plane problems I had to wait until the next day to fly home. Very inconvenient."
Pros: "all went well...no issues"
Pros: "Flight attendants were friendly."
Cons: "The most uncomfortable seat I have ever ridden on a flight. My back and posterior were in pain for over a day after the flight. Terrible treatment of passengers to pack a few more people in like cattle. Thinnest seats I have ever seen that felt and looked like hard plastic. This was an Embraer 175 jet...will never fly on one of these again. Had a hard landing in excellent weather. Flew the same route back to Charlotte on an American Airlines A320...these seats were comfortable and the landing was smooth even with a 20mph crosswind."
Pros: "Delayed Flight, late flight attendant that delayed flight 1.5 hr. Causing many to miss overseas connections. Changed arrival terminal."
Cons: "Explained flight delay due to one attendant not showing up. Needs to be a better back up system."
Pros: "Ease of security and boarding. Friendly and accommodating staff. No concerns at all."
Pros: "on time and very polite.. good flight"
Pros: "Everything went well."
Cons: "Well to start off, this was my very first time flying on United and both flights had minor trouble. The first flight had a delay that almost caused me to miss the next flight. The second flight had a minor delay but I made it home at the scheduled time. Other than that the flight was very good."
Pros: "Warm and friendly flight crew"
Cons: "Flight delayed for over 3 hours"
Pros: "Despite weather delay, the flight crew was very energetic and in a positive mood."
Cons: "They suspended my ticket claiming I was a NO SHOW when that was not the case @ all!"
Cons: "Nothing not to like!"
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."
Cons: "There was a delayed my flight, arrived late, delayed in the plane getting off, nothing but delays."
Cons: "The flight coming back to Houston was late."
Pros: "Flight departed and arrived on time. Flight attendants were courteous. Boarding was quick."
Pros: "Flights were on time..."
Pros: "everyone was quick, efficient, and customer oriented. seats were comfortable and the snacks were nice."
Cons: "I flew to Charlotte, NC last week from Houston with my husband for a funeral. The flight there went smoothly and we used the United app to check in and get our boarding passes. When it came time to check in for our flight home my husband was able to get his boarding pass, but they said mine was unavailable. Obviously concerned I called United. After being on hold for over an hour I was able to speak to a representative. I was told that I hadn't show up for my flight to Charlotte... so they had canceled the returning flight. Not only was I on that flight my boarding pass was scanned twice (one at security and once during boarding). The representative then told me to go to the airport the next day and "try" to explain what happened. I don't know if this was some sort of glitch in the system, but I was very concerned and upset that someone could be on a flight with no record of them being on the plane... and that I was having to spend 2 hours trying to figure out if I could go home after a very stressful day... during a time when I should have been with my family. The next day I had to show up the the airport extra early while the representative there tried to figure out how to reactivate my ticket. Overall, an awful experience... I don't think I will be flying with United again anytime soon."
Pros: "Everything, service, timing. Great job"
Pros: "Everything was fine. I have a small suggestion , why don't you have direct flights from charlotte to tampa or Tampa to Charlotte for bit cheaper fares?"
Pros: "Crew was fantastic, went above and beyond to ensure my comfort and satisfaction with every aspect of my flight."
Cons: "My vehicle keys were removed from my checked luggage requiring to pay extensively to have a locksmith come to the airport the next day to create new keys. I slept in the parking lot due to the fact the locksmith could only open the doors and could not cut new electronic keys until morning. I am extremely enraged over this incident. I know the keys were contained in this article due to the fact that the Keychain was left on top, without keys. I could not imagine why someone would remove these keys from my Keychain that holds only those keys. I would like to hear your openion on the matter. Thanks, Alexander Kruse"
Pros: "They Canceled My and did not refund my money Never will use United Ever Again Scum Buckets"
Cons: "Give me my money back"
Cons: "Had a passenger mentioning having batteries, flight attandant ask him to push bag under seat, he said he couldnt and if the batteries were pressurized the plane would blow up, also the flight landing was very rough. Also my bags got lost both time, and i had pay baggage fees, in which my bags arrived the first flighg 1 day late and second flight 2 days late so all my clothing charger camera etc was unable to wear and use them over weekend. But still had to pay expensive baggage fees (65.00) first time and (25.00) second time."
Pros: "The flight was late departing.... Again as it was on both flights cae to ord and ord to cos. When I arrived back at cae on Jan 21 had to wait almost an hour before the baggage carousel started bringing bags up."
Cons: "The flight was late departing.... Again as it was on both flights cae to ord and ord to cos. When I arrived back at cae on Jan 21 had to wait almost an hour before the baggage carousel started bringing bags up."
Pros: "Great flight from Washington to GrandRapids! We flew into GRR on a evening where there was a winter storm advisory and had a smooth trip all the way. United had a very good pilot and crew that evening."
Pros: "The flight itself was fine. Service was good and everything went well once on the flight."
Cons: "The flight was delayed over 3 hours."
Cons: "A lot of turbulence. Very shakey."
Pros: "they lost my luggage"
Cons: "Missed this flight because of the above info."
Pros: "Able to book me on a nonstop with American Airlines...which was NOT ridiculously understaffed. Flying Americsn next time! And the lost baggage claim guys for American in Cleveland are the best!!!!!!!"
Cons: "The flight was delayed so I would've missed my connecting flight. They didn't switch my bag so it was lost. United never gave out luggage ID stickers in Charlotte....seriously."
Airlines flying from Charlotte to Columbia 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 Charlotte to Columbia
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Charlotte to Columbia
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Charlotte to Columbia
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Charlotte to Columbia
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Charlotte to Columbia