Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Columbia to Chicago
United Airlines has waived its change and cancellation fees on flights from Columbia to Chicago. Confirm policy 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.
There are currently 1,106 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in US and 0 deaths as of Mar 3 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 26m, covering a distance of 321 miles.
There are 30 (nonstop) flights between Columbia and Chicago per week, averaging 4 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on United Airlines ($87) and American Airlines ($96), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on United Airlines ($161) and Multiple Airlines ($192).
United Airlines (4 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
From Columbia to Chicago, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago back to Columbia , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Columbia you will be using Columbia Regional, often referred to as Columbia Airport. You will be landing at one of these airports: Chicago O'Hare Intl.
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Columbia to Chicago.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Chicago from Columbia is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Chicago with an airline and back to Columbia with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Chicago from Columbia up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "It is good"
Pros: "Service is excellent"
Cons: "I didn't like the seats are to small"
Cons: "No tv on seat. Those dumb comedy tv show"
Pros: "How spacious it felt and there were film selections"
Cons: "My film kept stopping randomly."
Cons: "The boarding experience is awful. I wish that there was more order to the boarding process such as with Southwest Airlines. There is simply no control over rude passengers who push there way to the front."
Pros: "at least flights were on time. 20 minutes delay is not bad."
Cons: "The customer service and the lack of assistance from the airline ground staff was horrible ."
Cons: "Cramped, claustrophobic space. Cabin too warm."
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: "Seats reclined, beverage service."
Cons: "Wish movie would have been a better movie, not animated."
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"
Pros: "Quick and slick"
Cons: "Airline wasn't super fersher, but fersher enough to be like, yeah, this is fine."
Cons: "Boarding late"
Pros: "Friendly staff Smooth ride On time"
Cons: "Always delayed"
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"
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."
Pros: "The food was very good! Chicken and mashed potatoes with broccoli was very tasty! A very small salad, a seeded bun, cheese and crackers and apple crumble rounded out the meal. Later pretzels and the grilled cheese and blueberry pastry. Pillow and blanket nice."
Cons: "Movies hard to hear with provided ear buds. I tried three and gave up."
Cons: "I was very uncomfortable. My seat would not recline at all & I was seated to a very large man that"
Pros: "It was fine. I was comfortable and I slept throat most of it."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "We sat on the tarmac for an hour after we landed. Missed my connection, no other flights that night. It wasn't even 10 pm yet."
Pros: "Everything was very professional."
Cons: "The seats are way too small."
Cons: "90 min late"
Pros: "A breakfast offering at any time would be great."
Cons: "Too many people getting on at same time."
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: "Boarding was fast"
Cons: "The flight was canceled, so taking off would have been an improvement."
Cons: "Flight was actually non existent. It took us two days to get to our destination, Cancun so we lost a day of vacation there. We had to stay a night in Dallas and traverse all over the airport between American and Untied to chase down our vouchers for luggage, dinner, and rooms. Exhausting. We had to travel two hours in an old mini van from Columbia to St. Louis to even get started on our vacation flights. We did not have a pleasant experience with United on either side of the trip."
Pros: "Load $60k worth of my video equipment."
Cons: "Load $60k worth of my video equipment."
Pros: "All good"
Pros: "Lousy pretzels. We had no choice in a snack!"
Cons: "Seats are for skinny high school kids who are only 5'2"."
Pros: "Great service. Free Internet and movi9"
Cons: "Seat next to the restroom"
Pros: "Cleanliness of plane"
Pros: "Great staff. Great safety explanation. Smooth fight"
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was great. I'll definitely try to stick with united for my future travels"
Pros: "arrived on time despite delayed departure"
Pros: "Flights was ontime"
Cons: "Plane was too hot, and then way to cold. This seems to be a re-occurring problem. I am not sure why the plane can't just be set to be be 68-72 degrees. There is no need for it to be above 80 or less than 60."
Pros: "Excellent service and friendly staff"
Cons: "Absolutely not enough room to stretch your legs"
Pros: "Lots of turbulence"
Cons: "Delayed three times"
Pros: "Nice plane for a small one"
Cons: "Bumpy ride."
Cons: "Two time delayed"
Pros: "Staff was friendly and everything was timely. The operator on the phone was also great. Had the best deals for flights from Atlanta to Chicago for same day purchase."
Cons: "The seats on the Boeing 737 were very uncomfortable."
Pros: "Polite and pleasant attendants"
Pros: "Wheels up to wheels down took under 20 minutes."
Cons: "I'm 6'4" and if I would've had to sit on that plane much longer I would've been quite sore. Seats are small, space is exceedingly limited. But, it was a regional jet, so this was to be expected. Nonetheless, other airlines' regional jets haven't been quite so cramped."
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "I was unable to board because I didn't see the boarding time. This should be available even if it is just an estimated time. This way if I am running late I know what time I have to be there."
Cons: "Departure from Chicago was delayed"
Cons: "The very very long delay"
Pros: "Check-staff was very gracious."
Cons: "I cancelled it and it appears it didn't really cancel"
Cons: "Seats were not very comfortable."
Cons: "Was told I could sit next to my travel partner but when we went to check in at the boarding gate, we did not have seats together...."
Pros: ". We got back 30minutes early then schedule!"
Pros: "Pilot got is there 25 min early"
Pros: "Cost Ease of booking"
Cons: "delays (weather based )"
Pros: "On time."
Pros: "Everything else was fine"
Cons: "Not a lot of smiles"
Pros: "Still deciding"
Cons: "All flights were late."
Pros: "Quick check in!"
Pros: "Piolet communication, safe smooth landing inspite of horible turbulence."
Cons: "4hr delay, late on serving snacks, small aircraft, no tv, no phone charge system in the seats like other airlines/planes has."
Pros: "Trip was on time and a good experience overall."
Cons: "No Coffee"
Cons: "Lack of comfortable space. :-("
Pros: "I like the complementary soda. The boarding groups system is smart."
Cons: "I don't care for the wifi options. Loud children."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "As pleasant as possible."
Cons: "Nothing negative to note."
Pros: "Attendant was attentive to her job."
Cons: "The aircraft is uncomfortable."
Pros: ".The attendant was caring and efficient."
Cons: "The boarding process seems to be a cluster of misguided sheep. The aircraft is uncomfortable even for us thinner patrons."
Cons: "The plane was just small and I'm a big guy."
Pros: "I was so comfortable and I got to sleep"
Pros: "Very friendly and great service. Gave us drinks twice."
Pros: "It was night time. The passengers were tired sleepy. I loved it. I needed that."
Cons: "Well what I don't like has nothing to do with the company. Turbulence, that's like a bumpy road with no bottom. Jesus!!!"
Pros: "The service for wheel chair people was excellent"
Airlines flying from Columbia 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 Columbia to Chicago
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Columbia to Chicago
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Columbia to Chicago
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Columbia to Chicago
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Columbia to Chicago
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