Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|June||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 30% drop in price.|
|March||Most popular time to fly with an average 28% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$312||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
Good deal one-way
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 6h 00m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Delta ($119) and American Airlines ($129), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on American Airlines ($215) and Delta ($218).
From Grand Rapids to Birmingham, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Birmingham back to Grand Rapids , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Grand Rapids you will be using Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford Intl, often referred to as Grand Rapids Airport. You will be landing at Birmingham, also known as Birmingham Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "We didn't really have social distancing on board but it was as good as could. be expected"
Pros: "Crew was very welcoming and nice"
Cons: "There was a lot of empty space on the plane I wish they would’ve spaced passengers out evenly."
Pros: "left on time and arrived on time"
Cons: "Bathroom floors could be better."
Cons: "The inoperative TV screens should be repaired."
Pros: "Nice on board crew."
Cons: "More arm & leg room in basic seating. Tray tables are flimsy and seem worn."
Cons: "Food offered in first"
Pros: "The crew was attentive and personable"
Cons: "for a long ride maybe better cushions"
Pros: "Food was so good. Crew was also very nice."
Pros: "I liked the crew."
Cons: "I didn’t appreciate the women at the boarding counter. She had a very bad attitude and was not approachable."
Cons: "The coffee could’ve tasted better."
Cons: "Issues with connecting flights so had to sit in different place, seat was broken"
Pros: "It was quick"
Cons: "The head sets cost $2 There wasn’t food served It was very cramped."
Pros: "Crew was awesome. Movie was awesome. Delta always comes through."
Cons: "The airport."
Cons: "Boarding was a little confusing with seats not being assigned ahead of time"
Pros: "No food or entertainment on a short hop of ~ 150 miles by air; I would have preferred to rate “N/A” but this wasn’t an option."
Cons: "The person next to me"
Pros: "Charging stations, roomy seats"
Cons: "One attendant was a bit snarky."
Pros: "Crew was pleasant. Boarding was fast and efficient, nobody bumrushed."
Cons: "The non-reclining seat right next to the bathroom door opening should not exist. I was miserable there; I swear everyone on the plane made sure to take a dump on this <2 hour flight. Also none of the windows on any of these small planes line up with the actual positions of seats and it sucks."
Pros: "It was short and fast."
Pros: "Movie selection was great!"
Pros: "the seats were ok"
Cons: "was little late"
Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 4 plus hours. Found out about delay from email update vice crew at airport."
Pros: "The flight attendant named Steven went so far beyond the call. He was attentive, he fixed our video system when no one else could and when he learned we were celebrating an anniversary he brought us a present. He was awesome!"
Cons: "Too crowded and seat mate stunk like pot , flight was good because we were 20 minutes late and flight crew very nice"
Pros: "The professionalism of Delta employees, timeliness of flt."
Pros: "Whole thing was easy, plane was nicely updated on the interior"
Pros: "We finally got home"
Pros: "Good flight crew"
Cons: "Flight was delayed with no explanation."
Pros: "On time great baggage retrieval"
Cons: "VERY bumpy ride- scary"
Pros: "Accident on way to airport, so I showed up to check bags 45 minutes before flight time. They said they couldn't get the bag to the plane..in 45 minutes? So, they put on the next flight... 6 hours later. Said I could fly without the bag... uh, no thanks. They would not look for alternatives without charging me more. Flight attendants were crabby, otherwise everything was fine. I flew British Airways a few months ago. Night and day. Seriously. Delta does not even approach having good service. There was no comparison to British Air--- Delta is not in the same league."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Able to watch an interview. Then part of a movie which makes the time fly."
Cons: "Late departure. Late arrival. So I got my car and landed in terrible traffic. Which I had hoped to avoid."
Pros: "Exceptional flight staff -"
Pros: "Got a window seat, my luggage arrived with me"
Pros: "Very new plane arrived on time no problems"
Cons: "Nothing everything was great"
Pros: "Boarding was easy. Wifi was available and we got some snacks. Paid extra to sit in roomier coach, was worth it."
Cons: "Still pretty cramped, not the crews fault. Would've been better with the seat back screens"
Pros: "Speed and comfortable kind bars were a nice touch"
Pros: "The flight was bumpy because of storm but the pilots were expert at making the best of flying around it."
Pros: "Really liked the plan"
Pros: "The crew was very competent and friendly."
Cons: "Insufficient seating area, no meal offered."
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Cons: "Cabin air was very warm. Individual A/C fan was very slow. With it being a night flight, I was unable to read since my overhead light was not working."
Cons: "We had over 2 hours layover in Atlanta. After eating lunch at getting to gate B1 and waiting a while, I got an alert from the Delta app on my phone that said that the flight was now loading at A30. This was incorrect information that had several people upset. This was my first flight to use the Delta app to track my baggage. It was never updated to let me know where it was until after I landed in BHM. The app indicated that my bag was on another flight"
Pros: "On time departure and slightly early arrival"
Cons: "Airline food is just so inadequate in every way."
Pros: "We paid for premium seats so it wasn't bad"
Pros: "Quick flight time even though we left late."
Cons: "Needed larger plane. The passengers were smashed together in small seats."
Pros: "Clear instructions, clean plane, flight on time."
Cons: "Getting food service back on plains."
Cons: "Flight left on time."
Pros: "Nice and easy. Smooth the whole way"
Cons: "DCA poorly organized"
Cons: "No turbulence"
Pros: "Boarding very well done."
Cons: "One of the crew was unhappy."
Cons: "This flight, along with the bulk of AA flights, were cancelled, leaving me stranded and missing work meetings."
Pros: "Boarding was quick and well organized. Crew was friendly."
Cons: "By the time the snack service was completed, the plane was already descending and the crew had to pick up the service items before people had a chance to finish."
Pros: "I've been flying Spirit lately to save money, so know that this is my comparison. American Airlines staff were friendly and helpful, the website was easy to use for things such as changing seats and adding bags, and I really appreciate the updates from AA via email and text. I appreciate the snack."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Coach seating is quite cramped."
Cons: "Knowing upgrade options at check-in would be nice."
Pros: "Service was American average. Not necessarily a good thing, but it could have been worse."
Cons: "Seats with more leg room required for people over 6' tall."
Cons: "There was a 1.5 hour weather delay."
Cons: "No inflight service"
Pros: "Pilots and staff on plane briliant"
Cons: "Counter staff at boarding gate. Not friendly, not helpful. Very disappointing"
Pros: "leg room was decent I always love the in flight interactive map with routes and nearest cities."
Cons: "Headphone jack for media watching did not function properly."
Pros: "Second flight had more comfortable seating in comparison to our first flight."
Pros: "Quick flight, great crew, orderly boarding. Updates to gate were clearly communicated"
Cons: "Very annoyed at "Basic Economy" being a thing. Annoying way to get more $ for the same seat. Avoiding any airline with this status."
Pros: "Customer service"
Cons: "They forgot to plan a pilot....also the crew was 45 min late"
Pros: "Plane was a little bigger from Grand Rapids and they moved us around to balance the plane and a lot of us got better seats."
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "It’s a commuter. It’s tiny. In flight left trash with us till plane was about to land. Pilots seemed inexperienced. Landing was hard, braking was hard approach was awkward and it was a beautiful day with no wind. Pilot shortage isn’t helping the regionals."
Pros: "Nothing about the flight we screwed around before takeoff, in the air as well as on the ground. Wasted an hour and a half, missed my connection"
Cons: "Seat was uncomfortable, no entertainment, barely a snack. Sadness."
Cons: "A two-stop flight turned into a three-stop flight and lost connecting flights!"
Pros: "Smooth flight, takeoff, and landing. Efficient boarding and unloading plane. Excellent timing of departure and arrival. Crew was efficient."
Cons: "No leg room. No food. No entertainment. Long taxi time to gate after landing at DFW. Crew all business not that friendly."
Pros: "The flight was fine once we took off, but we sat on the runway for over two hours before we were able to take off. Also, being expected to pay extra for a seat sucks!"
Cons: "The flight was fine. The selection of films was excellent, lots to choose from including some very recent releases."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Big hassle trying to get on an earlierflight ehich originally booked."
Pros: "It was fine. Just not anything great."
Cons: "Many groups were not seated together. at the airport I asked if my husband and I could be put together . One worker seemed interested in helping, but another rudely butted in and said there "were no seats together, the flight was full." Come to find out the flight was not full, there were whole rows not full. The groups near our seats rearranged ourselves so we could be by our family members, so it worked out. No thanks to the person at the terminal. Really long walk from the gate to the plane. No food on a cross country flight. Only a few cups of water/soda and a cookie. which unfortunately is typical now days. The lights were off the whole trip. The captain kept turning on the seat belt sign for the turbulence. Which there was a lot of. But then he would announce for everyone to go back to their seats. It wasn't huge bumps, just a little rough. and it woke everyone up by announcing it multiple times."
Pros: "Cookies they offered were vegan friendly."
Cons: "Had to sit in the very last row which didn’t recline."
Cons: "Equipment malfunction at 11 pm is always really nice."
Pros: "Flight attendants were courteous and hardworking. Made sure all passengers were taken care of."
Pros: "the crew and the people at the desk for boarding were great. the app helped me keep up with the changes"
Cons: "delays and changing gates"
Pros: "The food was great!"
Cons: "The new baggage rule limits you to two bags in business on international flights☹️"
Pros: "Smooth at GRR. A little Delay in CLT. It was a good experience because we weren't on a deadline to be somewhere."
Pros: "Smooth ride and friendly helpful airline atendents."
Pros: "Great crew. Friendly and reaponsive. Easy boarding."
Cons: "4 hour flight from SFO to Charlotte. No food beyond snacks. No entertainemt options. No electrical outlets."
Cons: "We did not get on this flight because AA's scheduled it 90 minutes after landing from an Int'l flight. Why don't airlines schedule a minimum 3hours between Int'l-domestic connections. half the plane was stressing and freaking out about missing their connection even though the plane landed on time. "AA is not responsible for customs/security delays". Well, your customer service agents would have a lot less work if you didn't have to reschedule 100 people per flight. The time the plane drives/parks at the gate, you get off the plane and make it through customs, get your bag, recheck it (if need be, we didn't this time though), get through security and get to your gate, you'll be the luckiest person in the world to do that in less than 90 minutes."
Pros: "flight left on time and went smoothly. Flight crew was very nice."
Cons: "person next to me did not fit in their seat and spilled over into mine. Could not even put armrest down - so i was sitting in less than a full seat.."
Cons: "Horrible service and was never notified so I was not able to make either of these flights."
Pros: "I liked boarding on time food ok crew freindly"
Cons: "My seat was so bad I could not recline it and it was tilted to one side"
Pros: "Nothing absolute nightmare .. no water .. are you serious"
Pros: "I liked the fact that it was a smooth flight, my row was totally empty, which enabled me to pass out like a little baby. I forgot that I was on an airplane and not an air mattress. Kudos to the pilot!"
Cons: "Eddie Murphy wasn't on my flight"
Pros: "The flight crew was exetrmely helpful"
Cons: "Even for a more room seat it was a bit tight"
Cons: "The flight was operated by American Eagle, on a small regional commuter jet. We had to board from the tarmac and climb a steep flight of stairs to board. Not advisable for anyone with limited mobility."
Cons: "Crew didn't smile much."
Cons: "They changed our gate four times and delayed our flight two hours. Got in after midnight and wasn't able to pick up my rental car."
Cons: "My seat was next to someone who should have been made to buy 2 seats. I could barely put my seat belt on. My boyfriend & I had to fly for almost 4 hours very uncomfortable."
Pros: "Landed early and everything was just as expected."
Pros: "It was turbulent without warning"
Pros: "Boarded on time. Smooth boarding. Departed on time. Landed on time."
Pros: "Loved that I was in the single seat and it was a quick flight"
Cons: "Pay for food, cold on plane entire time, everyone bundled up in blankets, jackets but staff friendly"
Pros: "Easy going all the way"
Cons: "Having to run from one side of Denver International to the complete other side"
Pros: "Short flight so not all questions applied"
Cons: "Too small seats"
Pros: "We landed safely"
Cons: "Delayed 2 hours."
Pros: "Each flight I was on, the seats were roomy and comfortable. I don't like to fly, but I have to admit, I felt pretty good on these flights. I get scared when it's bumpy, but I guess that's just life in the air."
Cons: "Not much"
Cons: "Ear phone jack didnt work,paying more every time i travel for less,extra to check just one bag,extra to watch a movie,uncomfortable conditions for 4 hours,extra to eat anything,becoming a joke"
Pros: "Very quick flight from ORD to BHM involving hardly any bad weather which got me home early."
Cons: "The online entertainment had poor connectivity and did not work, forcing me to take a nap to kill time."
Cons: "They said it was due to weather but my wife flew out of Texas with now issues.... we were to meet up and couldn't till much later, no big deal that I pay for a vacation and have to start it late..."
Pros: "The flight was quick and easy"
Pros: "Clean waiting area; enough room overhead for my carryon bag."
Cons: "Couldn't get internet based entertainment on my iPhone as advertised"
Cons: "we had to sit on runway for 1 hr to burn fuel to lighten the load. did not get served until 1 hr of fly time."
Cons: "Wifi never worked, mentioned several times to crew and didn't have decency to check or follow up. Attendants were crabby at best and were acting like they were doing passengers a favor by even. Wing there. Very rude and unprofessional to every question. Captain came out to go to bathroom twice and chatted up remaining flight attendant for several minutes- making it so passengers couldn't approach restrooms."
Pros: "The flight attendant was professional and pleasant"
Cons: "Boarding in Houston was disorganized"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed so we were offered to get on an "earlier" flight. The "earlier" flight never left until 40 minutes AFTER our originally scheduled flight."
Pros: "Flight left on time! No problem in OHare with transferring planes. Next flight also on time."
Cons: "Two hours late!"
Cons: "Seats are very uncomfortably"
Pros: "Onboard service"
Cons: "The fact that we had to pay extra in order to have room to Cross our legs."
Pros: "The flight crew were kind and professional"
Cons: "My nonstop flight was cancelled and I was given a replacement flight with a layover. The cancellation was given with short notice and made for a stressful ride to the airport in oreder to make the new flight time.The layover was supposed to be one hour and ended up being 3 hours. This was very disappointing and exhausting flight. The ride was fine once on board"
Cons: "Delayed. Missed connection. Happens too often. Moving my business to southwest."
Pros: "The flight from New Jersey to Michigan is short."
Cons: "My flight in January was delayed because mechanical issues with the plane. My flight in February was delayed because of mechanical issues on the plane. Each time we were delayed about the amount of time the actual flight takes. The bathrooms on both planes smelled like a sewer."
Pros: "Delays, rudeness, doesn't have its act together. Must be United Airlines"
Cons: "3 hour delay, water didn't work in bathroom so there was no washing my hands, bathroom old and dirty, seats old, mismatched and dirty. Essentially a terrible flight."
Pros: "Didn't take me long to rebook the flight when it got cancelled due to weather/pilots timing out"
Cons: "The way the whole thing was handled. I ended up flying on the 5th because of the issues with weather. My general problem was with the way the situation was handled. We shouldn't have boarded the plane on the 4th given the fact that the pilots were probably gonna time out anyway. Instead of wasting time, the protocol should've been to begin rebooking everybody to another flight. Just my two cents"
Pros: "Seats are to small but fortunately sat directly behind first class and had plenty of leg room. The new entertainment system worked well."
Pros: "I liked I got notified of the delay."
Cons: "The flight kept getting pushed back and no alternatives were provided. I was able to get on a different flight after sitting at the airport for 6 hours because the delay text came after I was just about to the airport. Very inconveniencing for traveling."
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "The size of the plane"
Cons: "We changed planes and was 5 hours late"
Pros: "New crew"
Pros: "Never will fly United again. First flight left early and we missed it.second re-flight arrived late to get us so we arrived too late to get our next flight. Here we are spending all our money in airports and a cheap motel in Chicago in the rain instead of being in Florida with our family."
Pros: "Great flight."
Pros: "Flight was okay"
Cons: "Luggage was not in Birmingham for the flight until next day in the afternoon"
Cons: "I purchase the economy plus seat, hoping to get some sleep. But, the seat did not recline at all! It was so uncomfortable that I could not rest. This was not worth the extra $57 I paid."
Cons: "Flights were all delayed or cancelled"
Pros: "This is not a long flight (Grand Rapids, MI to Newark, NJ: just under 2 hours). There was a minor delay for departure of 20 minutes that Kayak and United kept us well aware of. The Grand Rapids, Ml airport is one of my new favorites -it's small, friendly, comfortable and quick and easy to navigate."
Cons: "Left about 15 minutes late. But we didn't miss any connections so everything turned out okay."
Pros: "That trip was great to Housto!"
Pros: "Nowadays the gate closes 10 minutes before takeoff which really helps get the plane off on time as we can make connections. Some may not know this and find it frustrating. As a regular traveler I appreciate the move."
Pros: "Fast flight, on-time"
Cons: "Old plane, uncomfortable seats, really dirty looking bathroom"
Cons: "I cancelled it and it appears it didn't really cancel"
Pros: "That the seats weren't made of plastic like all of your other planes on my round trip."
Cons: "The plane lost my $800 snowboard and sent it to denver instead of Birmingham the kiosk service person has one job it's not that hard to stick on "Birmingham" on the label. I think I deserve a refund for this flight."
Cons: "Our plane was delayed leaving Grand Rapids. Once in Houston there was no gate available causing another 10 minute delay. All bags were required to be checked plane side so once we finally got off the plane it took another 10 minutes to get our bags. Many passengers had tight connections and had to rush to their next flight. My connection was already tight as it was - and I had to go to a completely different terminal very far from where I was to catch it. Five of us were on that flight connecting to San Diego. We finally made it to the gate. The plane was still there but the door was closed so we were not allowed to board. It was the last flight out so we were stranded in Houston overnight. This caused me to miss a very important medical appointment this morning - and to have to cancel client sessions leading to a significant loss of income."
Pros: "United always has the cleanest planes I've been on the offer a lot for what they have."
Cons: "Seats are a little tight. I'm a 6'4" male knees always in the back of a seat makes for an uncomfortable ride. However the seats are the most comfortable one been on in a nation wide travel."
Pros: "Non stop service Friendly, courteous personnel"
Cons: "Cost of the flight"
Pros: "Great staff"
Airlines flying from Grand Rapids to Birmingham 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