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 9h 02m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($318)
When flying out of Long Beach you will be using Long Beach Municipal, often referred to as Long Beach Airport. You will be landing at Columbia Regional, also known as Columbia Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The captain was very professional"
Cons: "Departure was late because of problem with thrust reversers. Once the plane started to push back after 1,5 hours delay, we had to return to the gate for another 30 mins because of an error on the maintenance logbook entry."
Cons: "Why on Earth does AA not offer televisions or charger plugs on flights across the US, but I have one on every hopper from Raleigh to Charlotte?!?!?!?"
Pros: "The flight time are on time ."
Cons: "Good entertainment on broad"
Cons: "More room is what everyone wants. It’s unrealistic though. First class was pretty comfortable."
Pros: "Flight time, availability on short notice"
Cons: "Delayed, no communication, delayed at boarding, sat at arrival with no gate."
Pros: "Everything was done in a good amount of time."
Cons: "Better room in seats....feels really tight"
Pros: "Customer Service was acceptable."
Cons: "Flights were cancelled and bags were lost!"
Cons: "A bit of food would have been nice on a 5 1/2 hour flight!"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable and very cramped seating"
Cons: "The landing"
Pros: "Friendly and attentive. Communicated well throughout the flight."
Cons: "Just uncomfortable on the tiny planes."
Pros: "Very helpful crew."
Cons: "Too often the video screen I’m given doesn’t charge up and it has to be replaced mid flight. This happened again during this flight when 2 screens didn’t charge and had to be replaced before the movie ended. The crew was helpful, but this problem is annoying."
Pros: "The pilot was very friendly and understanding over the intercom."
Cons: "As usual with PHL, lots of delays and issues. Had to switch planes after delayed boarding for a SECOND maintenance issue. After arriving at AVP, I noticed that both my valeted carry-on and my checked-in suitcase were drenched. My bags were clearly mishandled, and all of my clothing and devices are now wet. Beyond disappointed."
Pros: "Great flight experience overall!"
Pros: "The aircraft, the entertaining"
Cons: "Food service"
Pros: "Comfortable wifi enabled jet."
Cons: "Flight delayed over 2hrs. Inbound aircraft mechanical trouble. No info provided by airline. Maddening 10 minute rolling delay. "Your flight is boarding in xx(10) minutes and no airplane is at gate. It's just ridiculous."
Pros: "Price was reasonable"
Pros: "I made it"
Cons: "I had to run for all its worth."
Cons: "The lack of entertainment, and the excruciatingly long boarding process."
Pros: "We were 40 minutes delayed but received good communication and had an uneventful flight otherwise."
Pros: "Good seats with a bit more room than most planes. Very good staff onboard."
Cons: "Plane was delayed 1.5 hours. Rental Car reservation was at a location 30 miles from the airport, not the airport rental location. Had to transfer reservations which cost an extra $30..."
Pros: "Roomy leg room"
Cons: "Plane to start,delay loading,dlaying taking off.almost hour late arriving."
Pros: "I was very happy to see that AA considerably improved service on-board, if I compare it to an experience of several years ago. For future flights to Europe I will not hesitate to choose AA over disappointing BA."
Cons: "All was as expected flying in coach. AA offered an adequate service fo an international flight."
Cons: "Why is coffee such an exorbitant request?"
Cons: "Rude American Airlines staff. Flight delay of more than 7 hours. No accommodation given. One of the dirtiest airplane and traveling vehicle ever flown."
Pros: "Nice screens with a good movie selection. Alcohol was included."
Cons: "I'm 5'10 and my knees were smashed into the way-too-reclined seat in front of me for 10+ hours. Even though we booked together our seats were separated by 1 row and 4 seats over and they were unable to put us together, even though my row were all single travelers."
Pros: "No drama- always great flying from Long Beach"
Cons: "Really wish that there were power adaptors. Landed with a dead battery."
Pros: "I like that they let a 70-yo wobbly old man hobble the length of plane to get some hot tea because there's no climate control i the air craft, and let the poor old man hobble back by himself juggling the hot tea in his hand and trying his best not to fall. Plus I truly admire one of the air stewardess's ability to chew gum - she was chewing vigorously throughout the 7-hour long flight. Amazing."
Cons: "BA and AA is the best partners. Because both their air crew are clueless about service standards. A 7-hour flight from London to JFK, again no meal choices, no offer of drinks in between meal times - is this a standard Western service level?"
Pros: "Attentiveness of Gate personnel Punta Cana airport and of the flight attendants. The entertainment options were excellent."
Cons: "Lack of variety in food options during flight."
Pros: "When I arrived at the airport to see the scheduled 9:30a departure was pushed back to 1pm, the gate crew did a good job of keeping us updated and they even provided lunch! The plane was undergoing maintenance but they found another plane and did not have to cancel the flight, and ultimately got us to our destination safely. Crew was very nice."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 4 hours so my half day of travel became a full day, half of which was mostly wasted at the airport. Would rather have been with my family than sitting at the airport."
Pros: "Flight attendants were great. Also rearranging our seats so that we could sit next to our 2 year old daughter was very helpful."
Cons: "I had a 6 hour layover in London but the American Airlines still couldn't get my bags from terminal 5 to terminal 3 and i flew into Miami without my bags! Thank you for making my life harder!"
Pros: "Staff on the plane were nice."
Cons: "5 hour delay, fear of cancellation ruining a trip planned for years, not feeling we were told what was happening, series of delays extending decision time, unappetizing sandwiches during delay."
Pros: "Flight was prompt. Crew was good."
Cons: "Not seated together with my wife. Looked at paying for upgrade, but no seats together."
Pros: "Quick boarding and taxi. On and off the flight seemlessly."
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Really bumpy"
Pros: "entertainment system on domestic flight is swesome"
Cons: "boarding took long time"
Pros: "The crew was really nice, food was good, movie selection was also good."
Cons: "Too crowded. Too many seats made it too hard and inconvenient to get up to stretch out or walk around on such a long flight. Which is recommended to prevent blood clots."
Pros: "The departure time. This left enough time to get to the airport and go through security without rushing!"
Cons: "Sitting in the middle Paying for luggage ( I wish Southwest flew out of ORD)"
Pros: "Pleasant staff, clean passenger lounge and plane cabin"
Cons: "Wish standard seating allowed for more width, better way to avoid reclined seat in front"
Pros: "The seats were comfortable and big enough for large people. That crew and flight were on time and pleasant."
Cons: "I called to change my flight and the charge was outrageous. I fly often and other airlines have made changes with low fees. The the man on the phone with me was hard to understand because of his accent and was rude."
Cons: "The flight being delayed & then cancelled at the last second"
Pros: "Seats have adjustable headrest"
Cons: "Plane sat on the gate for 3 hours. Did not let anyone get off. Infants and elderly had to wait onboard 3 hours before departing due to over booked and over weight flight"
Pros: "Claudia was wonderful, I would love for more flight attendants to have her cheerful attitude."
Cons: "My snack was mini pretzels"
Pros: "I fainted on my flight and everyone was really nice and helpful to make sure I was okay."
Cons: "Company blamed weather for flight cancelation and did not pay hotel and meals. Onboarding crew were very rude and not helpful, Food provided in the flight is very bad."
Cons: "One hour delay sitting inside the plane with no pilot!! And to top it off, the air conditioner was off!! Will never fly American ever again."
Airlines flying from Long Beach 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