Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Columbia to Grand Rapids
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 7h 03m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($245) and United Airlines ($396)
When flying out of Columbia you will be using Columbia Regional, often referred to as Columbia Airport. You will be landing at Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford Intl, also known as Grand Rapids Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "They moved me to a more comfortable seat"
Cons: "The smell in the bathroom was terrible"
Pros: "The crew was great. They especially did a remarkable job keeping bathrooms clean."
Cons: "Food is definitely not as good as international airlines."
Cons: "This is the second American Airlines flight we have had in less than two months where there was an issue with the plane and multiple delays lasting hours. I understand delays happen, but we've had two late evening flights turn into red-eyes while traveling with one of our children. Will not be flying American Airlines again."
Cons: "Pilots could have at least tried to talk to passengers on what was causing delays. Just silence"
Cons: "The flight was canceled; why allow booking for a flight you plan to cancel. Ruined my plans and reason for flying."
Cons: "No window at the window seat"
Cons: "The delayed flight was an issue, this caused me to miss my connecting flight. Punctuality is very important to me and should be to your airline."
Pros: "Lots of legroom with good complimentary foods and drinks."
Cons: "Overhead speakers in he plane weren’t very loud."
Cons: "They left my bags behind and told me they weren’t even checked in Worst customer service ever"
Cons: "Delayed due to malfunctioning plane"
Cons: "Our wait to get to the gate was in excess of 40 minutes."
Pros: "On time boarding taking off and landing in Grand Rapids. Crew was very nice and let me keep my whole can of soda."
Pros: "i arrived alive"
Cons: "My flight was delayed on the way to Puerto Plata on 9/9 which made me miss an entire day and I was billed for a stay at the resort. I was booked to a crappy room in MIA that I had to get changed to another hotel. THEN my departing flight from Puerto Plata back to the US was delayed 2 plus hours (as was the first flight) due to a flat tire that had to be replaced. I missed my connecting flight and had to be placed on the next flight to DCA which was the last flight. This experience was the worst. I do not have a favorable opinion of American, of which I have flown this airline for years."
Pros: "The flight attendant for the back of the plane was lovely."
Cons: "The plane was unbearably hot and stuffy. My row wasn’t offered any snacks (some other rows were). A giant moth flew into my forehead, which was extremely startling. There was no entertainment offered and no power outlets for my phone, which was dead."
Cons: "Everything sucks"
Pros: "My favorite part was after we all got off, the man helping everyone get their luggage said take one down and pass it down if it’s not yours. It was genius!"
Cons: "Horable...never ever use AA"
Cons: "Missed flight in DFW. All other flights full. Had to reroute thru Miami"
Pros: "Entertainment and a lot of empty space on each flight"
Cons: "I lost my first flight, as Avianca close it 1 hr before to aboard , Employees in JFK are so mean and rude. Avianca charge me another 900 Dollars on Top of 828 Dollars I did paid on Kayak.com, to "reschedule all my trip", that finally is exactly the same I had before . Avianca overcharged me 898 on top of what I Paid Luggage came destroyed and with missing thing at the final destination, nobody take care of that yet. even I made the compliant on write."
Cons: "Still waiting to get to the terminal."
Pros: "Everything worked the way it was supposed to. Bag transfer through customs and transfer to domestic was easy."
Cons: "Snacks and food in general on US operated airlines is generally sad. American Airlines should learn from Qantas about food quality and service."
Cons: "They left the lights on the whole flight"
Cons: "Nothing, was a great flight!"
Pros: "Arrived early"
Cons: "American airlines lost my bag... Customer service in LAX is non-existent."
Pros: "We left on time. Unlimited beverages."
Cons: "AA used too small of a jet for the cross atlantic flight. Therefore, we had to stop in Bangor, ME to refuel before landing in JFK. We landed in JFK 1.5 hours late as a result. Those of us who had a connecting flight to ORD as the final destination had our luggage lost. When explaining the refuel in Bangor, the flight attendants were very condescending, rude, and one raised her voices in an aggressive way (while the passenger I witnessed did not). This particular flight attendant must have been personally upset by the delay the refuel caused, because she made sure she was the first to get off the plane. I fly internationally at least twice per year for the past several years, and I was horrified by the entire flight. I will now know better to pay a bit more for another carrier."
Pros: "Everything about the flight was great"
Pros: "Seats, hospitality, friendly demeanor of the staff"
Cons: "Food did not match the Indian palatte. In spite of specific request for indian food, what was served smelt and tasted like Chinese food masqueraded as indian"
Pros: "Nothing very old plain"
Pros: "On time flights, friendly crew"
Pros: "Great food, professional conduct"
Cons: "Couldn't control window tint after we left California"
Cons: "No personal entertainment devices on 737-800."
Cons: "The flight company's got changed to AA from Iberia but didn't get any email from Kayak. Send an email next time please."
Pros: "Older smaller plane, no wifi"
Pros: "AA customer service was great because we had missed our connection from Rome to Chicago. They got me and my daughters on the next available flight back to LAX with preferred seating that we had already paid for. They proactively checked my carry-on and the flight had all the individual entertainment amenities we were hoping for. The crew was friendly and attentive."
Cons: "There was nothing about this flight I didn't love."
Pros: "Faux Leather seats on the flight Good overhead compartment space Decent legroom"
Cons: "The booking agent poorly scheduled our connecting flight in Charlotte as by the time we hit the ground, our next flight was boarding and the landing gate was way across the airport from the connecting gate. Needless to say we missed our flight and had to wait for 7-8 hours to fly out."
Cons: "Gate was changed, then flight delayed, then maintenance was required on plane further delaying, then once arriving on an already warm plane, another flight made it to our gate first so we had to sit for over 30mins on an un-air conditioned pressure cooker. It was 80 degrees outside but much hotter inside the plane. Quite miserable. Overall it was over 2 1/2 hour delay."
Pros: "Great crew and amount of food. Loved the ice cream and little pizza snack - extremely good!"
Cons: "Flight really delayed which didn't make a whole lot of sense since it was the first flight that day"
Cons: "My flight was cancelled, then rebooked three times, when I finally was able to fly almost 24 hours later, the flight was delayed by over an hour. Not acceptable service at all. Not interested in ever flying with American again."
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable and inadequate for a comfortable ride."
Pros: "Excellent staff and flight attendants."
Cons: "Coach seats were like cardboard. My back was killing me within 2 hrs... :("
Cons: "Our flight was delay for about 3 hours."
Pros: "I was in a seat in coach that was appalling. (28C?), one row behind the exit row seating. I am only 5' 8" but could not cross my legs. The guy to my left was KNITTING, so was constantly jogging my arm which I carefully had kept inside the armrest on my side. I will avoid flying in a BA 747 in future. Even Business is awful on those jets. I flew in Business once, and thought the head to tail layout was the worst I have experienced. I pulled down the joint divider and thought the person in the next bed was dead, he was lying there with his arms crossed over his chest! It's time to update the 747's or retire them."
Cons: "The pathetic little 4.5" times 3.5" screen in the seatback was a joke in today's environment."
Pros: "Quick, easy, great crew"
Cons: "They need to update their planes. No tvs, no ports to charge phone, not many food options for longer flights."
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "My luggage was lost!!! People were sympathetic but no apologies or compensation Also, we were forced to pay extra for our seats before we were able to print boarding passes. My husband and I were not able to sit together which was upsetting to me."
Cons: "No seemed happy at all."
Pros: "Boarding was quick and got there on time to make connection"
Cons: "Nothing it was fine"
Cons: "We spent 24 hours in LAX with absolutely no answers from American Airlines. This was a complete nightmare. I have never experienced anything like this."
Pros: "Boarding was fast"
Cons: "The flight was canceled, so taking off would have been an improvement."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and there was no communication at the gate at all, while we sat in a really hot and humid Newark airport. Then the baggage handlers neglected to load an entire luggage cart onto the plane, so our suitcase did not make it home with us. We did get it later, but I am not impressed at all by this experience."
Pros: "United combined two half full flights, left us on the plane waiting for the second flight passengers to load"
Cons: "Yet another United flight delay and cancellation.United combined two half full flights, left us on the plane waiting for the second flight passengers to load"
Cons: "The plane delayed a couple hours. The plane was sooooo old, noisy should be retired."
Pros: "Everything other than the time"
Cons: "That the plane was one hour late taking off. We arrived bed very late at night"
Pros: "The planes weren’t overly packed and everyplane was on time"
Pros: "That even though my luggage was put on the wrong flight they got it to me soon at home"
Cons: "That my luggage was put on the wrong flight"
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: "On time, comfortable seating, good service. Only thing wrong was that i couldn't get the entertainment to work on my android phone.."
Pros: "My flight attendant was great. She was very fast."
Cons: "Plane was kinda dirty."
Pros: "comfortable and on time"
Pros: "Flight was on time; no delays; great crew! Really clear day - could see the ground the entire way between Denver and Grand Rapids. Thanks for great flights - both to and from GR/Denver/Santa Barbara!"
Cons: "As previously noted."
Cons: "Same thing, we weren't seated together like I thought I had booked the seats."
Cons: "Jerking us around with delays and moving gates back and forth. O'Hare is huge, I ended up walking miles back and forth."
Pros: "Crew was pleasant, pilot did a great job, some turbulance but he handled it well, good landing too."
Cons: "really tight seating, though I understand the reasons--still don't have to like it much! Some day I'll be able to afford 1st class!"
Pros: "The flights were on time, the planes were clean and all staff was great."
Cons: "No wifi or TV on the planes."
Pros: "Load $60k worth of my video equipment."
Cons: "Load $60k worth of my video equipment."
Pros: "Load $60k worth of my video equipment."
Cons: "Load $60k worth of my video equipment."
Pros: "Very accommodating cabin crew."
Cons: "Sitting in a little plane for 3 hours wasnt any fun,that and same reasons as above"
Cons: "We sat on the plane for almost an hour before takeoff. We actually sat so long that they did the safety demonstration twice. It was absurd. Mistakes happen, but my overall trip must have fallen in the unlucky category. I'll continue to use kayak, but I'll be reluctant to book United Airlines."
Pros: "This was one of the planes you are starting to hear about where the seats are spaced so close and are extremely narrow. This was redicolous for such a long flight. Hope the talked about law suit on this goes through this seating is unsafe. Plane we flew from Chicago to Grand Rapids was more comfortable and you could really see the difference in seat spacing and size."
Cons: "It was on time."
Pros: "It was great all the way. No complaints"
Pros: "Made it on standby"
Cons: "Had to fly standby to get home because you made me miss my connection"
Pros: "Boarding, take off and arrival time. Flight arrived before schedule."
Cons: "Tight seating"
Pros: "Quick flight free beverage and snack"
Cons: "Flight delayed with several gate changes"
Pros: "Flight crew were professional and friendly."
Cons: "The plane seating space was uncomfortable; too little space to comfortably sit. Also, the plane squeaked a lot around the back of plane. Sounded like brakes of plane needed some attention. Also the plane was late coming into Houston; however I believe the pilot made up the time and we arrived within minutes of initial arrive time."
Pros: "Eas to find my connecting flight. Staff very friendly."
Pros: "Crew was great and accommodating due to hour delay"
Cons: "Late delay. Slow boarding. Sat on plane for hour before actual take off."
Pros: "This is the way it is supposed to work. Great staff, great flight. Was delayed, but handled very well."
Pros: "I bought through kayak, bought he insurance when I got here flight. Tried to change my flight.. they wouldn't except the insurance... I fly out tomorrow.. Hopefully things go well"
Cons: "I thought insurance gave me any reason to cancel or change my flight"
Pros: "On time , early"
Cons: "Baggage seemed to take a while to get from baggage claim"
Pros: "besides a few delays it was rather enjoyable. i was even traveling with my 12 month old and he was happy!!"
Cons: "minor delays and some wind on the landing but that's out of our control"
Pros: "Direct Flight. First in a Loooong Time !"
Pros: "We found a new flight"
Cons: "The fact they did very little to accommodate the cancellation"
Pros: "I was pleasantly surprised to be in the middle seat with ample leg room. It was one of the most pleasant rides I recall. Loved the plane."
Cons: "United is unorganized!!!"
Pros: "At the end of a long day, the crew was attentive but not intrusive."
Pros: "Super crew, slightly more comfortable"
Cons: "Economy seats are never great."
Pros: "The flight was a return trip from New Jersey to Michigan for my teenage son. Original flight was cancelled after a 2 hour delay. We were able to rebook for the next available flight to another airport within a 2 hour drive without too much issue."
Cons: "The United app didn't appear to help much in rebooking since it never confirmed whether or not it was accepted and never changed his boarding pass."
Pros: "The person next to me"
Cons: "The fact that they over booked the flight. Couldn't give me a seat unless someone volunteered to give up their seat. Then last minute gave me the seat of someone who didn't show up. It really was uncomfortable and the worst feeling when you're potentially not going to be able to go home to see your family. Especially when you're going for 4 days & they wanted you to sit in the airport of an additionally 5 hours until the next flight."
Cons: "The plane was delayed and it was very annoying to get to Grand Rapids late."
Cons: "I have not complains, everythings was Ok."
Pros: "The United wifi free with a tablet was nice."
Cons: "Departure time changed 3 times from 30min late to 20min early to 30min late again."
Pros: "The flight from Houston to Grand Rapids was great on time and smooth. The stewardess were friendly and just eagar to help. I just can't thank you enough United for getting me back home safely."
Cons: "Nothing, everything was a great."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Pros: "Friendly service"
Cons: "United did not inform me original flight was cancelled. Kayak did Seats are cramped"
Pros: "We had the flight attendant from heaven! She was so attentive to us and outshined all other flight attendants - ever!"
Airlines flying from Columbia to Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Columbia to Grand Rapids
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Columbia to Grand Rapids
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Columbia to Grand Rapids
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