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 4h 18m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($203)
When flying out of South Bend you will be using South Bend/Michiana, often referred to as South Bend Airport. You will be landing at Lafayette Regional, also known as Lafayette Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew were exceptional!!! Organizing the passengers and make the arrangements to meet the requirements of social distance. Bravo!!!"
Cons: "Cookies had a very bad taste. Water was perfect!"
Cons: "The plane was completely packed despite the COVID pandemic. A stranger sat next to me on the plane (distance of about 6 inches, not 6 feet). What social distancing? And yet they conveniently said no food/drink beverage for safety reasons. Good way for the airline to save a few bucks. Other airlines (like JetBlue) block out adjacent sears and give snacks in individual bags but this... I flew several times since the pandemic began and this was by far the worst. What a joke of an airline. Never flying them again"
Cons: "For the longer leg of my trip, there was no entertainment. No screens at all! No food besides some dry pretzels on a 5 hour flight and the crew was borderline surly. They were running into people with the drink cart, bumping any edge of arm or leg that was in the aisle, not smiling, not pleasant at all."
Cons: "Everything was dandy!"
Pros: "Flight crew was pleasant enough"
Cons: "We are treated like cattle in general."
Cons: "plane stated wifi available but did not work. plane was outdated also no power at seats available"
Pros: "This crew was amazing"
Pros: "The crew was very nice, and they gave us free sandwiches since the flight was so delayed. I really like how nice they were in greeting everyone and asking if you needed more drinks or food."
Cons: "Due to some kind of mechanical problems, the flight was delayed for over an hour. And also the gate changed several times, which was a little bit confusing for me."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable"
Cons: "Provide coffee at least"
Pros: "Crew was fabulous."
Cons: "Rerouted which made us late"
Pros: "The crew was awesome"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 3 times before we even boarded. Then we sat in the plane for an hour."
Pros: "Everything was good!"
Cons: "Everything was perfect and on schedule! Thanks for the wonderful experience"
Pros: "Crew was amazing. FA's were great."
Cons: "On time performance."
Pros: "Flight attendants were friendly and thoughtful."
Cons: "Seating is too tight. Hard to believe that in 2019, major airlines still have seats without any electrical or UBS outlets for charging devices."
Cons: "Better entertaiment system"
Pros: "Customer service"
Pros: "We arrived on time"
Cons: "Didn’t do beverage service and had to sit on the tarmac for a while for a maintenance issue before take off"
Pros: "On time professional staff"
Cons: "Old plane for this fight."
Pros: "I specifically flew today to catch their Boeing 787 while it's on its test flights. New plane, obviously clean and great entertainment in seatback."
Pros: "Crew was efficient and cordial"
Cons: "Overhead bins are small so they take rolling luggages down. Would have been good to know ahead of time d/t fragile items in carry-on"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Newer plane. Ceiling light. Pilot’s skills!"
Pros: "Landing and deplaning"
Cons: "Literally everything else"
Pros: "Nice seat. Good food. Good service."
Cons: "Boarding at Terminal 3 gate A8 was slow and a single line makes for a lengthy process."
Cons: "Flight delays and cancellations."
Pros: "Same as above. Very pleased"
Pros: "Each of the flights arrived on time"
Cons: "Documentation initially was a bit vague around which legs of the 2 Stop Flight would be handled by American and which would be handled by Latam though that is probably more of the website problems"
Cons: "Our seats were overbooked , causing us to almost miss our international connection. The staff were somewhat rude, but did try to solicit volunteers to give up seats and eventually the 4 passengers in my party did fly. But it was a very stressful 1hour until the issue was settled!"
Cons: "The seats are terrible. The most uncomfortable flight I have ever taken. Awful all around."
Cons: "No personal tv's on an international flight, that is absurd Smallest seats I've sat in in years"
Pros: "Because this flight was NOT full, my wife and I had the entire center section to stretch out. This made our 7.5 hour flight amazingly comfortable. The Airbus A300 was a reasonably new aircraft. Everything was clean and looked good. The food was exceptionally good. My wife and I both commented on how good the food was (my wife stated, "it was the best airplane food ever"). The main meal, the hotbox snack, and the late in flight chocolate ice cream were ALL good. The staff were great, friendly, service oriented, nice people."
Cons: "Navigating through Heathrow"
Pros: "On time and clean"
Cons: "No legroom! Felt like a caged animal. No power for my devices."
Cons: "This flight transfer was totally ridiculous, and required me to exit security, take a bus, get through security again, take another bus, and then wait in a crappy gate with one single terrible food option. Whoever thinks this is a reasonable transfer ought to be subjected to it themselves before booking it for others."
Pros: "- Departure and arrival ahead of schedule - Great entertainment system and choices"
Cons: "- Rather uncomfortable seats and minimal leg room for a 5'11'' / 180 lbs passenger - Flight attendants were superficial (continuously overlooked / ignored me on the service cycles), I was seated on the window."
Cons: "Becasue I was in boarding group 8, I was advised to again check my carry-on bag. When I boarded (almost the last person to do so), there was an empty overhead compartment directly across from my seat. I had to wait 30-40 minutes at the carousel to collect this carry-on bag. I could have just gone directly to my car as I had no other checked bags. Very poor service. I will avoid booking with American Airlines in the future."
Pros: "It's not the person at the gate's fault. She tried to be very informative and kind."
Cons: "The flight was scheduled to leave at 630am. It's currently 945am and I'm still in the airport. Now a new maintenance issue was found. Flying is a first world luxury with first world problems."
Pros: "Plenty of room for this guy, 6'2", in economy. We had just landed a few hours before from a 8.5 hour flight from Paris. Plenty of seat room. The service was good. Arrived early."
Cons: "There wasn't entertainment options without using your own devise. Much nicer having it built in but I realize that is the way of the future. The seat itself was very stiff. There was no comfort in the chair itself. It looked comfy but felt like a hard chair, unfortunate. No charging stations at Philly and the outlets didn't work to charge phones."
Pros: "Excellent crew, food and entertainment."
Pros: "It was a very quick flight! I got some great rest and went right into work, ready for the day."
Cons: "They checked my carry on, and it ran me a little late leaving from Nashville waiting at baggage claim."
Pros: "No surveys"
Cons: "No surveys"
Cons: "They wouldn't allow me to check my bag at the main gate so I had to go through security and check it at the boarding gate. Souvenirs were confiscated because the bag couldn't be check sooner. Then they tagged my bag with the wrong name and destination. It was 48 hours later before I got my bag."
Pros: "The Denver airport is beautiful"
Cons: "I will never fly AA again - see below"
Cons: "Being stuck in a high dollar city for an additional night when i should have made it to the lower intermediary city and flown standby the next day."
Cons: "My flight was delayed 2+ hours which made me miss my connecting flight & not make it to my destination until the next day ."
Cons: "NOT HAVING A SEAT ASSIGNMENT UNTIL RIGHT BEFORE BOARDING"
Cons: "Worse experience ever."
Cons: "Bathroom didn't work, flight late, no air conditioner, rude staff"
Airlines flying from South Bend to Lafayette 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