Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Grand Rapids to Philadelphia
|May||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 16% drop in price.|
|October||Most popular time to fly with an average 21% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$318||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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American Airlines and Qatar Airways have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Grand Rapids to Philadelphia. Confirm policies on booking site.
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With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21);
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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.
All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane.
Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure.
Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel.
US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure.
Travelers arriving in New York State must complete the Traveler Health Form.
Travelers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Health Form.
Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected.
Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
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There are currently 1,105 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in US and 0 deaths as of Mar 2 2021
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An average nonstop flight takes 1h 46m, covering a distance of 572 miles.
There are 27 (nonstop) flights between Grand Rapids and Philadelphia per week, averaging 3 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Frontier ($79) and American Airlines ($112), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Frontier ($160) and Multiple Airlines ($177).
American Airlines (2 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
From Grand Rapids to Philadelphia, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Philadelphia back to Grand Rapids , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Thursday 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 Philadelphia, also known as Philadelphia Airport.
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KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Philadelphia from Grand Rapids is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Philadelphia with an airline and back to Grand Rapids with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Philadelphia from Grand Rapids up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
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: "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"
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""
Pros: "Everything went smoothly"
Cons: "Kept getting delayed"
Cons: "Free wifi"
Cons: "Be on time!!"
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."
Pros: "Service was very good, they were on time and considering the flight time food was good too."
Cons: "In both airports I was wheeled to gates and left in the way of people coming and going. I tried to get the attention of airline employees and when I did they told someone else and so I sat for between 40-60 minutes."
Pros: "Comfy roomy seats, free WiFi, free coffee"
Pros: "Food was great."
Cons: "The WiFi was horrible. The provided movies to watch would constantly buffer."
Cons: "Tight seats, seat belt uncomfortable"
Cons: "Delayed departure and several gate changes"
Pros: "We landed safely"
Cons: "Delayed 2 hours."
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: "There was a delay due to thunderstorms and the female pilot handled it extremely well"
Pros: "Boarded quickly and on time!"
Cons: "Seats are very uncomfortably"
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."
Cons: "Delayed. Missed connection. Happens too often. Moving my business to southwest."
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: "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"
Cons: "We changed planes and was 5 hours late"
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: "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: "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: "No hot food"
Pros: "Professional airline. Comfortable seating. On time. Most impressive airline I've flown with in a very long time."
Cons: "Flights were all delayed or cancelled"
Cons: "Left about 15 minutes late. But we didn't miss any connections so everything turned out okay."
Cons: "Tight aisle"
Pros: "That trip was great to Housto!"
Cons: "I cancelled it and it appears it didn't really cancel"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "The plane was supposed to have WIFI but it didn't."
Pros: "Great staff"
Pros: "On time, actually early love that."
Cons: "Don't even get pretzels I though United way going to upgrade food service? Maybe just if you want to pay extra?"
Pros: "Very much on time!! Love the punctuality!!"
Pros: "Quick boarding. Nice staff. You can pre pay Your luggage and pick a seat for a upgrade through the app. Very affordable."
Cons: "Flght was delayed by 3 1/2 hrs with no compensation whatsoever"
Pros: "Cheap price"
Cons: "Low price"
Pros: "The price and friendly staff"
Cons: "Paying for luggage and difficulty checking in online"
Pros: "Everyone was really nice!"
Cons: "Well I paid for a reclining seat and didn't get it.... I should of paid regular price"
Pros: "Good boarding"
Cons: "No entretaiment no coffee no water"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Almost everything"
Cons: "Staff was incredibly rude and made my sister wash her face before we got on the plane."
Pros: "It was like I was driving on a highway with my windows down"
Pros: "The attendants who operated the wheelchairs were fantastic!"
Pros: "The markup on a can of soda is near 200% when selling it for 2.99. Lower that price and your sales will actually increase which will then rolli into more credit card sales."
Cons: "Every other airline offers you peanuts and a drink. Frontier nick and dimes the passenger for everything."
Cons: "Take off"
Pros: "I am claustrophobic and prefer an end seat. My discomfort even prevented me from ordering drinks and food."
Pros: "US130.00 for a suitcase, a ,TV and a carry-on ls too much. I Will never travel with you agaiin.."
Pros: "Delayed for absolutely no reason! They said that they were just waiting for a staff member to arrive in order to start boarding. Dont care about customers at all"
Cons: "Awful check in, many customers missed their flights. No back up for employees. Horrid"
Pros: "Inside staff where very friendly"
Cons: "Ground staff horrible , terrible"
Pros: "Cheap and convenient"
Cons: "They nickle and dimed you for everything, the cost in the longrun was more than if i used American by $80. in the long run, lied about carry on and charged 40 each way"
Cons: "Everyone trying to sell me something else at every turn."
Cons: "The plane was delayed and I was not notified by email."
Cons: "3hours delay"
Cons: "No fast check in"
Cons: "I did not like the long delay"
Pros: "Great. ..."
Pros: "Efficient and effective"
Cons: "Other passengers who didn't know what they were doing."
Pros: "Low fare but lay over too long I will only fly non-stop in the future. Service personnel were pleasant."
Cons: "Flying into Denver was delayed because of storm and lightning. I will avoid any lay-over next trip. Food selection wasn't good."
Pros: "Getting off and never turning back"
Pros: "Got in half an hour early"
Cons: "The fact we got diverted where Frontier wasn't"
Cons: "I didn't like the checking in process"
Pros: "Getting where I was going"
Cons: "Everything else."
Pros: "Everything was excellent"
Cons: "no place to hang my suit"
Pros: "Value priced, good service"
Pros: "Cheap prices. Clean plane. Felt safe."
Cons: "No comp soft drinks or snacks"
Cons: "Delayed 3.5 hours for no reason."
Cons: "This Airline is terrible. The quality of service and actual planes is not worth the "cheap" price. I won't be flying with frontier again"
Pros: "That we landed safely and smoothly"
Cons: "Nothing negative to say"
Cons: "The delays to and from each destination"
Cons: "The woman at the check in counter was rude, and by the end she had me in tears my bag was fine on the fight in but she insisted on charging me 60 dollars on the way home I had no money or credit cards on me so I had to beg a stranger for money, and when I gave her the 60 dollars she said with a grin on her face we don't accept cash at that point I broke down not knowing what to do she announced one minute to board and finally they let me on I was a mess by then! Never again will I fly Frontier!!!!!!!!!!! Robin M. Cahill 215-669-1108"
Pros: "Leg room"
Cons: "Un processional"
Cons: "Seat do not recline"
Cons: "Horrendous. Don't fly Frontier if you are a fequent traveler."
Cons: "Two screaming babies. Great other than that."
Pros: "Comfort cleanliness"
Airlines flying from Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids to Philadelphia
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Grand Rapids to Philadelphia
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Grand Rapids to Philadelphia
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Grand Rapids to Philadelphia
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Grand Rapids to Philadelphia