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Low season

June Best time to beat the crowds with an average 7% drop in price.

High season

October Most popular time to fly with an average 20% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$524 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$260 or less

Good deal one-way

$176 or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to District of Columbia

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from Columbia to District of Columbia for the following prices or less: to Washington $176 one-way - $346 round-trip
  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be October, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to District of Columbia is August.
  • Morning departure is around 78% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top airlines flying Columbia Regional to District of Columbia

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.2
American Airlines
Overall score based on 45,160 reviews
7.5
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Everything was on time great"

Pros: "Awesome Customer Service"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Boarding was efficient and on time."
Cons: "The temperature was so hot at one point I was getting sick to my stomach. Twenty minutes later I was putting on a jacket."

Pros: "Eh"
Cons: "No delay. Seats were horribly uncomfortable."

Cons: "The attendants attitude."

Cons: "Boarding is slow and awkward, with too many passengers with carryons that don't fit. AA did not enforce size restriction on carryon bags, nor help maximize bin space. Mainstream carriers really need to rethink boarding procedures. I've been spoiled by the speed of Southwest and the attentiveness of SWA staff to the process."

Cons: "Taxi time on both ends were ridiculously long."

Pros: "Entertainment options were awesome, and we had charging stations too! Made flying very comfortable and passed the time well. Also, the boarding process was super quick."
Cons: "Nothing, we were very happy."

Cons: "3 hr delay. Had to finally swap airplanes."

Cons: "AA seats are very small and narrow. The reclining part was uncomfortable. I prefer legroom and comfort at Delta Airlines."

Pros: "All was ok accept they charge 32dollar for bag."
Cons: "Travel with free bag."

Pros: "The seat wasn’t very comfortable"

Cons: "It was hot"

Cons: "Didn’t get my whole can of soda and pretzels are cardboard."

Cons: "Wifi didn’t work."

Cons: "Nothing, great job"

Pros: "Seats were not too cramped."
Cons: "Wifi that actually worked."

Cons: "O prematurely had to check my carry on when there was room to bring it on board with me"

Pros: "Free movies on the included display and electric outlets are top notch."
Cons: "I wish they would offer food service more in the middle as we just ate before boarding."

Pros: "It was quick."
Cons: "Flying these days is no better than taking a local bus."

Pros: "On time departure and arrival."
Cons: "Hard landing!"

Cons: "Baggage lost."

Pros: "The free entertainment."
Cons: "Everything was great."

Pros: "Ease of boarding with the group numbers"

Cons: "Nickel and diming people for every little thing. I didn't mean to select a paid seat upon making my reservation on-line, and I couldn't get it to come off. Had to pay anyway."

Cons: "Very inefficient that all bags had to be checked on the jet way and then picked up on the jet way. The picking up on the jet way turned into a cluster F."

Pros: "Very helpful and kind staff. Everything was on time and made for a great travel experience."

Pros: "Shabby Cramped"
Cons: "Cramped Uncomfortable"

Cons: "The aircraft was hot. Barely any A/C. It felt like 78 degrees. Uncomfortably hot."

Pros: "Good meals"
Cons: "Not much legroom. Good movie shown but would have like personal options like other airlines."

Pros: "Quick boarding and luggage pickup."
Cons: "Mediocre staff. In my experience United is more friendly and welcoming."

Cons: "At 6'1" the seats are too small and close together."

Pros: "Small airport"
Cons: "Service and flexibility, needed to call online for assistance"

Cons: "ATC delay on take off and then a 10 min wait for a gate a DCA. Just disappointing in adding delays."

Cons: "It was one hour late."

Pros: "Great steward with fabulous sense of humor"

Pros: "todo me gusto"

Pros: "Good view"
Cons: "Breakfast does not have good things to eat. Too cheap ones.."

Pros: "Not applicable"

Cons: "No tv/movies."

Cons: "It was a headache!"

Pros: "Easy connections"

Cons: "No"

Cons: "Food choices are pretzels or crackers."

Pros: "All great."

Pros: "That I got a soda"
Cons: "Delayed at Ohare by an hour. Sitting on the Tarmac for a half hour in Reagan, waiting for a gate. This was our leg back to DC, after our leg to Chicago four days previously. On that trip I did a review and gave the whole trip a 1 out of 5 stars. That trip was the trip from hell, with delays, waiting on the Tarmac, deplaning, almost cancelled, more waiting on the Tarmac, wheels up in Reagan, wheels down in ORD, and then more Tarmac waiting for a gate. So I was already more than perturbed when this trip had similar outcomes."

Pros: "We arrived earlier that predicted. I liked it."
Cons: "They gave us just 2 small snack"

Cons: "No entertainment, no food."

Pros: "On time and smooth"

Cons: "Excellent experience"

Pros: "Gate agent friendly and on the ball!"
Cons: "Seats are torture"

Cons: "There should have been food for purchase."

Cons: "Able to choose own seats"

Pros: "Quick boarding. Nice crew. Newer clean plane."
Cons: "No screens provided. You have to use your phone with the United app and that’s assuming you have headphones and they gave me ear buds but they don’t work for iPhones...so yeah."

Pros: "Boarding was fast"

Cons: "No delays"

Cons: "Crew was late. Delayed the flight by 45 minutes."

Pros: "Well we boarded and left early..."
Cons: "No free entertainment, kept us on the plane for 30 minutes before getting in to the gate, and left our luggage on a later flight."

Pros: "Old and thus soft and comfortable seats"
Cons: "Old plane overall"

Pros: "Service was nice & early."

Pros: "We seemed to fly faster to make up time"
Cons: "The seats are jokingly small and very uncomfortable. The boarding space was also small so the lines became very unorganized"

Cons: "Boarded the plane later to be asked to switched planes because of mechanical problems with the first one. After boarding the second 2 hour delayed plane my family and I were asked to step off the plane and go to the front desk because they made the mistake to give several people the same seats. It was horrible, and embarrassing. My family, friends and I will definitely won’t be flying eith United."

Pros: "Good service from crew. Fairly quick boarding process."
Cons: "Aircraft seemed fairly new on inside, but didn't have power outlets. Small uncomfortable seats on a long flight that is almost always full."

Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Your customer service sucks. Not sure if the agents know what they are doing as we are tossed from Delta airlines to United airlines"

Pros: "Availability of flights out of Chicago"
Cons: "Availability of flights out of Chicago"

Pros: "They fixed it quickly so I'm over it."

Pros: "Load $60k worth of my video equipment."
Cons: "Load $60k worth of my video equipment."

Pros: "Seemed like an older jet, so the seats felt larger and more comfortable than most newer aircraft these days. I was surprised they could land a 757 at DCA, but we did!"

Cons: "They lost one of our bags"

Pros: "United canceled my flightl"
Cons: "United canceled my flightl"

Cons: "Delayed because of mechanical problems and did not announce gate changes."

Cons: "It was very delayed"

Pros: "It was perfect flight by all means"

Cons: "This was horrible. There was a delay and there was no announcement in the terminal. If I had not been checking my email I would have had no idea. I kept getting emails from UA with different times and they were all wrong."

Pros: "Punctual departure, arrival ahead of schedule"
Cons: "The man in front of me thought it was obvious that he should enjoy 130% space, leaving me with 70%. I couldn't even read my magazine. I've paid full price for my seat. Slow service. Half an hour wait for baggage claim."

Pros: "Crew is nice"
Cons: "United app doesn't work on all my devices"

Cons: "Never got there canceled for weather."

Pros: "."
Cons: "Crew did not communicate well with ground crew on maintenance issue, causing us to sit on plane for 2:20 hours."

Cons: "The boarding process was a bit chaotic. At the end i had no where to put the bag and i had to check it."

Pros: "I slept"
Cons: "Provide real food. Board back to front, window to aisle"

Cons: "Terrible delays and little to no communication."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delays sand discomfort!"

Pros: "TSA was very rude in Cleveland."

Pros: "We made it with all our luggage"
Cons: "LONG walk at ORD from gate to gate. Very confusing boarding process."

Pros: "Boarding process was efficientt"
Cons: "Plane circled around for 30 min with no update from pilot. Luggage took 35 min to arrive."

Cons: "Delayed 3 hours sitting in tight space on the plane"

Pros: "Not impressed with United - they are just going down hill in evert aspect"
Cons: "Not impressed with United - they are just going down hill in evert aspect"

Cons: "There are 2 maintenance problems on 2 different planes that caused major delays in Chicago. This is the last time I'm taking United."

Pros: "Tv, seats"
Cons: "Boarding. I was forced to check a carry on sized bag"

Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Able to sleep the whole way"
Cons: "Nothing in particular"

Cons: "Arrived at 1:30 AM"

Cons: "Seating on the plane for about 2 1/2 hours"

Cons: "Long waiting time to get luggafe"

Pros: "I did not like anything .We had four hours of delay. They did not even have the curtesy of giving us something to eat."
Cons: "At Chicago they charged me # 25(dollars) for my bag that weighed Twenty Five pounds. Why? When I left D.C. I had the same bag with me in the plane. When I asked the people at the United Counter no body could give an answer."

Cons: "Departure was delayed for five hours. Gate changes 4 different times to opposite sides of the terminal. Weren't told honest reason of the delay until two hours in. They boarded half of the plane and stopped when the pilots radioed in that there was a severe hydraulic fluid leak. Updates were supposed to happen every thirty minutes but more than three times they were longer than thirty minute intervals and at one point more than ninety minutes without an update. The representatives at the Chicago gate told us we were all set then the rest of the passengers boarded the plane. The pilot said they were waiting on maintenance paperwork to print off but then we waited an extra hour at the gate on board while we could still hear very loud tests of the hydraulic system. Once we finally left the gate and headed out on the runway for takeoff we stopped just before takeoff and the pilot said we were waiting on PAPERWORK AGAIN! This was another 30 minute delay and we finally took off. We were supposed to arrive home at 10:00pm and instead arrived at 3:00am..."

Pros: "Same....very possible experience"

Pros: "The staff for united were super helpful and accommodating. Made traveling with my pet super easy."
Cons: "Nothing. Everyone was acceptional!"

Pros: "Crew was very attentive."
Cons: "Was delayed almost half an hour."

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