Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Columbia to Philadelphia
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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.
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 4h 19m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on United Airlines ($177) and American Airlines ($185), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on American Airlines ($421) and United Airlines ($564).
When flying out of Columbia you will be using Columbia Regional, often referred to as Columbia Airport. You will be landing at Philadelphia, also known as Philadelphia Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Great service. The staff was great."
Cons: "Delay due to mechanical glitch which should have been checked before boarding"
Cons: "I hated the waiting area at Pearson. I hated the temperature and how tiny the seats are. Was so hot and absolutely miserable."
Cons: "The food"
Cons: "Poor choice and food"
Cons: "The touch screens were horrible and no Wi-Fi"
Pros: "On time departure"
Cons: "Please use the A330 for the return trip..."
Cons: "Unexpected layover in maine. Worst and oldest planes I have ever flown in. Absolutely no entertainment options or Internet from Amsterdam to san francisco!"
Pros: "No water no food nothing good"
Cons: "The bag hanging down from the bottom of the seat in front of me."
Pros: "They were able to use the electronic boarding pass through the app which is nice. Boarding was really quick."
Cons: "The overhead bins didn't have enough space for carry on for everybody flying."
Cons: "Power cord plug-ins for cell phone in passenger lounge were limited. Wish standard seating allowed for more width, better way to avoid reclined seat in front."
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "The Denver airport is beautiful"
Cons: "I will never fly AA again - see below"
Pros: "Not much...we did leave on time"
Cons: "All most everything. The seats are too small. I felt like I was in a cattle car. The food was cheap and offered little in nutrition. The attendants seemed to be understaffed although one attendant tried hard to be courteous. The lavatories were reeking by the time we landed. Flying has become a chore. As a result of this experience I will look for other airlines in the future."
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "The TV and Movie options were good. The food was good too. The staff was very attentive."
Cons: "My luggage was misplaced, but I got it delivered to my house by Wednesday evening."
Pros: "Quick and easy"
Cons: "So delayed that I was going to miss connection to talked my way onto a direct into New York"
Cons: "No individual video monitors. Poor choice of audio channels."
Cons: "They would not move me from next to the smokey 50'year old next to me. that's fine. But they told me I couldn't tell her to bathe and quit smoking. O well. I'm not gonna hold it against them for stinky old lady"
Cons: "4 hora de retraso ni una cortesía empleados bien carnepuercos"
Pros: "Staff was very courteous and friendly."
Pros: "No complaints"
Pros: "Prompt boarding & early arrival. Staff was also friendly"
Cons: "See my previous comment"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Food. Cold breakfast sandwich. Really? Cold bacon and egg."
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "I like everything"
Pros: "Everything was great. I rated low on food and entertainment bc I didn't partake"
Cons: "After bomb scare at gate we had a simple mechanical delay us another hour that should have been noticed and fixed during bomb scare delay. Food was scary."
Pros: "Todo estubo muy bien"
Cons: "Turbulence, not there fault"
Pros: "too many gate changes and delays"
Pros: "See above."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "The great atendance and on time bording"
Cons: "There is no More options of free food included with the ticket fly"
Cons: "Puddle jumpers are the hazard of living in a third tier market."
Pros: "Everything was convenient everybody was nice got the seating that I asked for"
Cons: "Layover was long"
Pros: "No cancellations"
Pros: "Sat on Tarmac for 45 minutes and circled Philadelphia airport for 1 hour"
Cons: "The fact that we made it to Philadelphia"
Cons: "No wifi"
Pros: "Good staff"
Cons: "Both flights delayed"
Cons: "No movie, overnight flights would be great with side head rests, stewardesses were not nice, just ok"
Cons: "Very cramped and no WiFi or any type of movie or entertainment available"
Pros: "Fed us well. The food and drinks kept coming, all fairly descent. Great entertainment. Pillow and blanket very comfortable."
Cons: "Lunch quality of meatballs could be better."
Cons: "They have taken all the joy out of flying. Cramming more seats on planes, makes them uncomfortable for anyone over 5'9""
Cons: "Kept getting delayed"
Pros: "The crew was great However my neighboring seat mate tray was stuck. They compensated both of us however those should be check in first class."
Pros: "Boarding was fast"
Pros: "Attendants were wonderful!"
Cons: "Baggage claim time - but that's a Philly issue."
Cons: "Overall good thanks"
Cons: "Delayed on tarmac 20mins in Chicago, then delayed getting to the get in Philly, bags took 40 mins to get to carousel"
Pros: "I typically have a way better experience with United than I do with the cheaper airlines (such as Frontier & Spirit.) I like that I can check a bag for free when I book with my mileage credit card and that I can carry on a bag without hidden fees."
Cons: "Worst crew, bad food, small personal space. Cheapskate company."
Pros: "Food was great."
Cons: "The WiFi was horrible. The provided movies to watch would constantly buffer."
Cons: "Tight seats, seat belt uncomfortable"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Hot, crowded. Wifi horrible"
Cons: "Delayed departure and several gate changes"
Pros: "Load $60k worth of my video equipment."
Cons: "Load $60k worth of my video equipment."
Pros: "There was a delay due to thunderstorms and the female pilot handled it extremely well"
Pros: "Crew was proficient."
Cons: "Seating was compact, reminded me of the buses that run from Mexico to the US. "Let's see how many we can fit in there?" Rubbing elbows the entire time."
Cons: "i sat in front of the exit row which was feeezing. My boyfriend and I needed extra blankets because it is a red eye and sleeping is important but they would not give them to us. We were pretty much shivering the entire way home and could not sleep."
Pros: "The crew was ok for the type of company they are."
Cons: "The plane was absolutely horrendous. Really uncomfortable. No TV, no outlet to plug in my own device. And garbage wifi."
Cons: "Lost bags and unable to have bags delivered as instructed. Unprofessional driver and still no resolution for receiving lost item."
Pros: "Staff was very kind and genuine"
Cons: "the plane was absolutely freezing cold!"
Cons: "4 hour delay, no power in basic economy only power if you upgraded to economy comfort."
Cons: "Paying for baggage"
Cons: "Internet was down the whole time"
Pros: "Still stuck here"
Cons: "I hated not having access to movies on my personal device."
Pros: "Flihht was cancelled night before. Rep said impossoble to get him home the same day. Looking online there were flights available, just more expensive and doesnt follow their policy. Very disapointed"
Pros: "very smooth and fast"
Cons: "some of the united employees were rude"
Pros: "The man at the counter gave me a much better seat than I originally had. He was pleasant and very customer-friendly. I can't remember his name but he had brown hair, glasses and a mustache. I was extremely exhausted from my Las Vegas flight and it helped me greatly."
Cons: "Slow, rude check-in staff almost made us miss our flight. Crew was unpleasant to us. One member was wearing a repulsive, visibly dirty uniform shirt. No service due to turbulent flight."
Cons: "What food? A little snack mix. And once again, needed to get in and out with a shoe horn."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly and as planned"
Pros: "Attendants were nice."
Cons: "No entertainment screens & last seat didn't recline."
Pros: "Comfortable the entire trip! 1st class is the only way I will travel any more especially flying all the way across the country! Thank you United!"
Pros: "The crew members were very friendly"
Cons: "My seat was a tad bit uncomfortable."
Cons: "There was a sick passenger on board. The crew spent 40 minutes trying to convince him to get off the plane. He refused and after 40 minutes, they left him on and we finally left the gate."
Cons: "United was boarding at least TWO flights out of the same gate, at the SAME time. My luggage was delayed and the United agents in philly told me it would be in at 7 pm... It was in at 7 pm two days later. They sent it to Knoxville for some reason? Will not fly United again."
Cons: "No hot food"
Pros: "Professional airline. Comfortable seating. On time. Most impressive airline I've flown with in a very long time."
Cons: "The Flight was late taking off with no explanation. We were on the plane for an hour prior to takeoff with no AC. The cabin was extremely uncomfortable."
Cons: "Tight aisle"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Great comfort. Great crew service"
Cons: "The plane was supposed to have WIFI but it didn't."
Pros: "Our flight was two hours late. We received no water on our flight. We had to wait in the cold/outside to get our carry on bags. Flight attendant was not in the mood, and looked like she was taking it out on the passengers."
Pros: "Courteous crew. On time flight( in fact, we arrived in Philadelphia early) love that. Clean plane. Looked new."
Cons: "No drink, no entertainment."
Pros: "The crew."
Cons: "We were delayed at the gate then delayed again on the plane brocade they couldn't find someone to fill the fuel tank. Once that was complete, we had to wait quite some time before the slip came to the plane to be signed off on. The last issue was that they couldn't get the aircraft pushed out of the gate. The only positive was that my bags arrived this time."
Pros: "Non-existent! !! Canceled AFTER the first leg if the flight....leaving us stranded."
Airlines flying from Columbia to Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Columbia to Philadelphia
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Columbia to Philadelphia
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Columbia to Philadelphia
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Columbia to Philadelphia
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