Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 5h 26m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on United Airlines ($288) and American Airlines ($289)
When flying out of Fort Lauderdale you will be using Fort Lauderdale, often referred to as Fort Lauderdale Airport. You will be landing at Columbia Regional, also known as Columbia Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Miami based cabin crew were nice, but they sat in the back of the plane and talked to each other then whole flight. Pretty unprofessional. Chicago based crew from start to finish were fantastic."
Cons: "Miami crew from checkin to boarding were rude, demeaning and unhelpful in this extreme situation. Really rude, particularly the gate boarding pass girl. Haven't you learned your lesson about being rude to passengers yet? I won't be choosing AA again. Your loss, I fly a lot."
Pros: "Boarding, departure and arrival were on time"
Pros: "They seated my husband and I together. The flight was smooth."
Cons: "I’m always in Group 9"
Cons: "Crew was terrible"
Pros: "Great crew."
Pros: "Seat was ok because we paid more or has a “status”"
Cons: "Nothing has changed and nothing will-services is nothing to write home about, with yr little pack of pretzels-i am happy to get safely to my destination and that’s all that matters"
Pros: "Clean. Rough landing- felt like slamming on the breaks too hard"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable and very cramped seating"
Cons: "The landing"
Cons: "Chicago to Venice flight was amazing. We were in premium economy, although the seats were larger it was hard to sleep in them, we all felt it needed some back support in order to sleep better. Crew was fantastic, would fly AA again internationally"
Pros: "Leg room in coach"
Cons: "No movie selection"
Pros: "Boarding eas good and crew was very good."
Cons: "The three hour delay and the terrible food served."
Pros: "We had our passes available on our iPhone to assist the boarding process. Very enjoyable trip with the crew and we plan to fly AA again in the future."
Cons: "At the beginning it wasn't clear the flight was operated by AA, but it is a failure of the British Airlines broker who sold the tickets. We almost missed the flight"
Cons: "Seats are getting more and more uncomfortable"
Pros: "Despite the boarding process, the on-flight crew was nice. The seats were comfortable. Also, I like the in-plane sockets and entertainment screens."
Cons: "When preparing to board, the two clerks at the gate were very rude. I had a carry-on suitcase, a laptop bag, and a small camera bag. They wouldn't let me board, claiming that my camera bag was a third item that I couldn't have. They then tried to force me to check the suitcase which i explained that I did not want to do, before giving me the chance to place the camera bag in the suitcase (which it fit just fine). They were not understanding or friendly and really made me question my decision of flying with American Airlines."
Pros: "On time, efficient loading and deplaning, attendants were fine."
Cons: "The plane is old and in need of retirement or renovation. Tin foil covered a broken bulkhead in first class. Lots of squeaking, overall very dated. Better than spirit but not to American Airlines standard."
Pros: "The staff was nice and friendly"
Pros: "Have not travelled AA in a long time due to my disappointed but today's flight changed my opinion. Was impressed with every thing except that 1 cookie and a cup of water. Not a deterrent though"
Pros: "not much they gave us snacks"
Cons: "how long i had to wait"
Cons: "Flight late, typical for American. Usual American Airlines rude staff."
Pros: "The seats new"
Cons: "Had to pay for upgrade in order to get a seat. The seat didn't even have extra legroom. Did not get early boardingveitger and I'm even a an advantage cc program holder!!"
Pros: "People was nice"
Pros: "Nice trip...no stress"
Pros: "appreciated having enough room for my knees not to hit the seat in front of me"
Cons: "I believe the flight was delayed due to weather. This resulted In my seat being given away on my connecting flight."
Pros: "plenty of leg room. very little turbulence. fight staff was very professional. staff was very responsive to assist me in finding my passport which I had left on the plane after I had left the plane and gotten to my connecting flight."
Cons: "I wasn't pleased with the snacks. I recommend changing to different snack options; perhaps fruit snacks or nuts."
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Really bumpy"
Cons: "The seats even in first class were so old the springs were stabbing me in the back. No entertainment system. American Airlines is ALWAYS late. I was delayed 5 hours. Food is horrid. Rating applies to all American flights I've been on."
Pros: "Everything went very smoothly & I plan to book more trips on Kayak in the future."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Service, size of plane, lack of enthusiasm from staff"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Landed early."
Cons: "old plane. first class sat in front of me was broken and kept reclining into me"
Pros: "Just getting off the plane"
Cons: "Almost everything was nightmare minus the ticket counter people*"
Pros: "American Airline flight was on time, actually, early departure and early arrival. Crew was friendly and helpful, and I arrived safely. There was room overhead for my carry-on. And I got a great deal thanks to Kayak."
Pros: "Crew was excellent on both legs. Pleasant, accommodating. Good overhead storage space. Free tv was nice although I didn't watch it."
Cons: "Cramped! I'm 5'2" and could barely get my underseat bag in and out. Very late boarding and departure. Don't like the glass of soda and they don't hand you the can but that's just me. And, of course, we boarded very late."
Cons: "No space in the overhead bin for my section because they were filled with bags that were much bigger than carryon size."
Pros: "On time, pleasant experience."
Cons: "A couple of slightly bumpy patches due to weather, but it was tolerable."
Pros: "On time, good serv in first class."
Cons: "Delayed 2 hours. Weather, I get it but...when on the ground, we all baked..no Ac in the plane ...and an awful landing..thought we were going to crash.."
Cons: "Almost missed my connection due to the Tarmac being blocked by the plane before us with a mechanical issue."
Cons: "Delayed over 6 hours for a two hour flight. The only compensation provided was to offer a cup of water. Sad"
Cons: "Never made it to Atl all the flight was either delay or cancel last min notice .."
Pros: "One of the attendants was nice the other lady was mean."
Cons: "We had to wait over 40 min before we can get out of the airplane. It ruined my whole flight, they didn't have a gate for us to exit. Most likely I will not be flying with American Airlines again."
Cons: "The delay"
Cons: "Rude attendants. Belittled my daughter in public."
Cons: "Canceled my flight and regroup routed me. So instead of landing in NY I landed in jersey. Could not find a ride home when I got to jersey. American have done that to me a couple times."
Pros: "I like the seats and that's a big deal going to Florida I flew in with fronter airlines that was A very uncomfortable flight. Flying with American airlines I was able to rest and relax."
Pros: "crew were great."
Pros: "Booked business and was good for a 2 hr flight"
Pros: "2h short flight!"
Cons: "Bloody narrow seats and aisle, no comfort at all - horrible!!!"
Pros: "Not much besides the boarding was quick"
Cons: "The crew was overly loud and disturbing. We were told we couldn't bring along a carry on bag with the type of tickets we had purchased yet there was plenty of room for us to once we boarded."
Cons: "Everything ABOUT THIS AIRLINE SUCKS.. the staff was the worst... no one knew the correct information and I suffered from that... my flight was delayed and a crew member decided that she wanted me to miss my flight... I had the worst experience with this airline... it was my first time traveling with u guys and it was so terrible that I would never travel again with u guys.... I flew first class going to my destination but coming back was the WORST"
Cons: "Flight delayed for almost 2 hours"
Cons: "in-flight entertainment was broken the entire flight only 1 snack choice (and it had dairy, which i can't have)"
Pros: "Our seats weren't changed on us, as it was going to Florida"
Pros: "The crew was great but the flight was delayed for two hours"
Cons: "The flight being delayed and comfort"
Pros: "I was very comfortable on my flight."
Pros: "San Diego to San Fran, San Fran to Fort Laudrrdale great! Flying back thru Houston and San Diego not as good"
Cons: "Flying and landing great Flight attendants not smiling or as attentive as they should be. Seemed to be faking pleasantries getting on and off plane."
Pros: "Boarding was organized and easy. The crew was great"
Cons: "Everyone is so crammed together in economy that even just a few hour flight was really uncomfortable for everyone in our row and we were all average sized people. I am 6ft tall 180lbs and had the aisle seat but still found zero comfort in the seat and leg room. The gentleman next to me was even smaller than me and he struggled too"
Cons: "A caramel waffle is definitely better than salted pretzel sticks but the airline should at least offer chips or cookies."
Pros: "It was easy to check in"
Cons: "The crying baby in the back"
Cons: "Horrible I never Ever flight here again"
Pros: "Made it safely."
Cons: "I faxed in my companion animal information for approval 2 weeks prior. When I checked in I was told it was never approved. I had to stay on the phone for15 minutes. Then ther screeners delayed me 25 minutes going through my carryon looking at some food items. Because of these delays I missed my flight. Horrible service..."
Pros: "Crew was very cooperative."
Cons: "Seats were not together we were 3 kids and 2 adults all seats were separate. Crew solve the problem anyway."
Pros: "Turn off the damn screen in front of me. Programs are insulting'tv"
Cons: "Tv screen"
Pros: "I liked that I had an assigned seat."
Cons: "The teams of employees walking up and down the gangway to check people's carry on baggage. The carry on baggage police. They have a whole system set up to harass customers and strong arm them into paying more fees. So lame. Also we are all sick of baggage fees, paying for wifi and paying extra if you don't want an aisle seat."
Pros: "It's was fine no issues"
Cons: "Too close of a connection flight."
Pros: "Boarding was smooth-they didn't run out of overhead space"
Cons: "Crew member at gate told me there were earbuds free in flight. I told her I forgot mine and would buy some beforehand but she asked someone else who also said all passengers get earbuds. So I boarded and asked inflight and was told no, not even available for purchase."
Pros: "The lady in fort Lauderdale airport desk was too rude. No more united airlane for us ..anymore.(black. And chubby girl) im not racist.but i asked for her name ..she was smart. Doesnt want to give the name..name tag covered."
Cons: "Lack of care, accurate information and professionalism. No options offered and no concerned for our time and no ownership of the issue. Quick to blame the weather and guarantee fare collection. Another airline on my list of "never again" like Spirit."
Cons: "Not having outlets on plane and no TV screens"
Pros: "The flight was on time, both of them"
Cons: "There was a delayed flight due to the crew not being at the airport when it was time to take off. The delayed flight from FLL to IAH caused me to miss my connection and then lost a day of travel because the following flights going out to LAX that evening were overbooked. I was very disappointed with United. They should know ahead of time if the crew is not going to make the flight and cause a huge delay for everyone traveling."
Pros: "no issues with luggage, no delays, flight was good, flight attendants were good"
Cons: "Its a 4hrs flight and they charge for food...barbaric. Also they charge for movies! ridic...they should at least give you 3 options of free movies and then charge for new releases or smth like that..."
Pros: "Didn't get sick lol and felt very comfortable. ☺"
Pros: "The flight arrived early."
Cons: "There was no free entertainment as there is on other airlines. The stewardess spilled soda on me. The kid next to me vomited. There seemed to be less leg room than there is on other airlines."
Cons: "I felt like i was on a Spirit airlines flight. Not sure if it was a new plane but couldnt believe how cramped the seats were.. no leg room and i could nt even turn the page on my magazine without hitting the seat in front of me"
Pros: "Friendly staff and in time flight."
Cons: "No complimentary snacks, only drinks and the seats were too small for leg room."
Pros: "Honestly the delay worked for us. Not sure about the rest of the passengers. Smooth flight and excellent service from the crew."
Cons: "The delay was probably far more impacting to others, so I'm putting that here as a negative."
Pros: "High charge for tv. Little leg room."
Pros: "Very friendly and flt was on time and smooth"
Cons: "N/A all was well"
Pros: "An agent called the night before because they had oversold the flight. I agreed to go later with a $350 flight certificate"
Cons: "Never got an email stating my travel certificate"
Pros: "Thank you Kayak for such great prices. This was my first time traveling on United aND I was very impressed by the great service abs friendly atmosphere. Thanks to the affordable price I was able to visit my family for the holidays. After all the bad service I always experience from Spirit Arlines this was quite a change. I always travel withe spirit because I can afford the high prices from the other airlines and they stole my belonging s from my checked in bag on one occasion and the customer service is the worse ever. Thanks to Kayak I am able to afford traveling with other airlines."
Pros: "On time, clean, great service"
Pros: "The flight attendants were beyond amazing! Honestly best service and respect I've ever had flying!"
Pros: "That I made it there safely."
Cons: "I felt like I was on a ride at an amusement park."
Cons: "Gate agents would now allow carry on bags, saying all the overheads were "full". Upon boarding, however, it was obvious from seeing several empty overhead bins open that storage was far from "full"."
Pros: "Fast, courteous, on time."
Cons: "To cramped, not comfortable."
Cons: "three and a half hours late"
Pros: "Check in time it was horrible . The actual flight was ok"
Cons: "The crew that was at the fFLL airport was rude . I asked the lady to help me to check in . I clearly said , I don't want to do it in the computer because I had my son crying and my daughter too . The lady still have me in a computer . She was walking around and I told her can you please stop walking around and help me ? At this point the to people that supposed to be helping were so lazy looking at each other . The lado had actitud me , very rude then on top of that they didn't give me my boarding ticket they forgot because they were too busy talking to each other about what I told the lady to stay to help me . I will never fly with this airline. Plus the crew that helps to load and unload the bag they just stand there , I'm with my baby in my hands and bags and they don't even ask can I help you"
Cons: "Cannot believe that the airline is so cheap that all a passenger gets is a half cup of soda. Otherwise you will have to pay for a bag of chips......what's next?"
Cons: "Disorganized, every leg of flight was delayed. Flight was delayed, because the plane was over weight with luggage, should have been foreseen."
Pros: "The gentlemen on our return flight fromTampa was very helpful. He assisted us with our return flight as we needed to request to be " standby" He was very polite and helpful. ( a man gentlemen)"
Cons: "The horrible seating, and awful smell. The flight attendant(male) ran the cart over my foot several times without any regards."
Cons: "Delayed over hour- no space- bad and indifferent service"
Cons: "Chilli for dinner was horrible."
Airlines flying from Fort Lauderdale 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
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights