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You cannot fly directly to Wilmington. KAYAK recommends you fly to Philadelphia (PHL) (30,01 km from Wilmington). From there you can hire a car or take a taxi.
The closest airport is Philadelphia (PHL) (30,01 km). KAYAK recommends you fly to Philadelphia.
The cheapest airline ticket to Wilmington from South Africa in the last 72 hours was R11 666 one-way, and R10 879 round-trip on the route Johannesburg to Wilmington. The most popular route is Johannesburg to Wilmington, and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was R10 879 round-trip.
Philadelphia Airport is 30 kilometres from the centre of Wilmington. View on map.
Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Wilmington. Citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States, certain family members, and other individuals who meet specified exceptions, will be allowed to enter the United States.
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Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Wilmington.
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Wilmington.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The space at my feet with the chair in front was a bit akward."
Cons: "Not being seated next to small kids. Perhaps they should have a separate section? ;-)"
Pros: "The crew was great! The food was also much better than other airlines. And passing out whole bottles of water was much appreciated."
Pros: "Crew was nice and friendly"
Cons: "Airplane so uncomfortable. Food horrible. Not even available for one of us what we ask for on what was offered. Bad taste and not what can be on a that length of time flight."
Pros: "The crew was nice and helpful (our flight was 2h late so they put us on the one before in business class for us not to miss our connection)"
Cons: "A lot of delays, on both flights. We spent twice as much time waiting than flying."
Pros: "The flight was smooth, the service was friendly, and the food with plentiful."
Cons: "Too much activity in the cabin during the flight."
Pros: "the crew was nice"
Cons: "Seat confort on long flights, leg rooms,"
Pros: "Smooth and faster than expected trip. I felt free to get up and walk around on this long flight. Food was good. I sat in seat with extra leg room for the first time and it was worth it"
Pros: "Best airline in the business quick efficient and outstanding service What else can you say"
Pros: "Very personable staff. Food acceptable for airline fare. Ticket price was outstanding."
Cons: "Paid for extra legroom, but very narrow seats not comfortable. Very difficult to sleep. Old plane--could not hear movies and unclear screen. Music sounded OK and choice was good."
Pros: "Everything OK"
Cons: "Flight canceled, poor communication from the airline to the passengers. Møre than 5 hrs delay"
Pros: "Nice crew pilot food and beverage"
Cons: "No wifi"
Pros: "Very pleasant, professional crew"
Cons: "Very slow check in. Mainly because other passengers obviously don't read instructions re: weight/contents of cabin bags etc. Would be helpful if there was additional staff to deal with them away from check in desk. This would mean that others did not have to queue for 25 minutes because the check in girls also had to deal with them"
Cons: "The flight advertised meals..a small pastry was served an hour into the flight. I asked when the meal would be and was told a few hours...which turned out to be breakfast..i wated all night for food that only came an hour before landing. Now hungrey and tierd.I.will not be flying klm ever again !!"
Pros: "Flying with KLM is a pleasure"
Pros: "Comfortable and well laid out seat area"
Cons: "Food was a little substandard for business class"
Pros: "Easy to board and easy flight."
Pros: "Great on board service from a very professional crew."
Cons: "Can't think of a thing."
Pros: "The leg room, was surprisingly roomy"
Cons: "The food and that there was no entertainment."
Cons: "The cabin crew was racist! She asked me to move from a seat because she wanted another guy ( obviously from her country ) to take it! Rude and racist."
Pros: "We got a meal for a 1h flight only"
Cons: "No entertainment but normal for this type of flight"
Pros: "Flight crew was fine. Food was good."
Cons: "Checking in was extensive for unaccompanied minor. But gate crew was very unnattentuve and though we showed up as first in line, they did not focus, and kept saying to wait. Ultimately our son was last person on the plane."
Pros: "The time keeping was very good. We left on time and arrived early on both occasion. Good organisation. Excellent service."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing!"
Cons: "the connection flights was the worse! The gate was changed in Amsterdam 3 times! From D82 to C6 and then to C11. The distance between B82 and C was 20-30 minutes walk. No rushing was needed though, the flight was delayed for 1:30h and after we all boarded a further delay was announced. I will never fly with KLM."
Pros: "Decent seat size. Sorta slept the whole flight."
Pros: "Very friendly staff"
Pros: "In flight food was enjoyable"
Pros: "The supplied pack of toothpaste/toothbrush"
Pros: "Professional, welcoming and very friendly crew, well-maintained aircraft, comfortable seat and good food. Keep up the good work, KLM."
Cons: "Not much to comment on here."
Cons: "Two hours delay in the start."
Pros: "Comfort economy well worth the extra."
Pros: "Crew was friendly..business class seat was very comfortable and seemed wider than most Nice power outlets great entertainment system"
Cons: "Row 6 in business is after the first 5 rows and Galley and restroom. Very awkward"
Pros: "Eveything is well arranged"
Cons: "Our flight was canceled from Amsterdam to Bordeaux and did not receive any direction and had to find alternate flights for ourselves with the personal expense of using our own cell phones. Then our luggage lost for 3 days. Not happy! We ended up flying from Toronto to Paris then to Bordeaux. Lost my upgrade money for seats. Now have to deal with KLM for refund!"
Pros: "Jet airways flight till mumbai"
Cons: "Poor legspace in Klm flight till Amsterdam"
Pros: "Speed, crew, and reliablity."
Cons: "Food wasn't good, no entertainment or accessory plug ins, and seats were worn out! Not comfortable at all. Great leg room though."
Pros: "Atmosphere, crew were very professional and friendly"
Cons: "Seats were a little too narrow, and quite uncomfortable when a broad shouldered person is sitting next to you"
Pros: "Excellent service, excellent food."
Pros: "Flight crew on flight from Amsterdam to Cape Town were probably the most friendly and enthusiastic I've experienced and no, they were not all young. The plane was spotless throughout the flight. They were always coming around with water and juice and they genuinely seemed to care about all the passengers. The Flight back crew were just the opposite. More like the old lazy farts you get on the American carriers or BA or QF long haul. Whoo have been there for the long haul and should have stopped ages ago."
Cons: "The Entertainment images on the screens promoted Beauty and the Beast, Batman Lego movie but neither were on the system! Food quality was rubbish"
Cons: "Did not get the luggage from connecting flight from Amsterdan to Basel"
Pros: "The crew was very nice and helpful."
Cons: "The space is no longer a respectful space. Paid 32 Euros for my seat, there was not enough space, the man beside me kept jabbing me on the ribs."
Pros: "Enough space good wine and on time"
Pros: "Flight unpleasant. Ground staff in Marseiile great but gate crew didn't control carry on baggage and many of us could not use overhead bins because of passengers who stowed more than one and often oversized suitcases above, so we and many others had to place carry on suitcases under seat. Attendant on plane totally unhelpful and could have rearranged a few bags to make room but preferred to stay in back of plane and talk. To be fair, rest of flight was pleasant although late due in part to boarding issues."
Cons: "Carry on baggage issues and storage on plane. One aloof and unhelpful member of flight crew."
Pros: "Excellent service and comfortable flight"
Cons: "Flight delay roughly an hour"
Pros: "Excellent crew made this flight very enjoyable. A lot of information during the flight about the route, arrival times and clear explanation of the departure delay. Very friendly and attentive."
Cons: "Only 1 drinks round on a 3h flight."
Cons: "40 minute delay at take off on London City Airport for a 50 minute flight to Amsterdam"
Pros: "I liked boarding was easy and quick. I liked the space I had in economy class for my legs."
Cons: "I didn't like how I had to fly from Germany to Amsterdam to London. but for the fare, I guess I can't really complain"
Pros: "nothing, was a terrible experience"
Cons: "Plane had engine problems, half way turned around went back to ams. I missed my ride, cost me extra money"
Cons: "I would never book a ticket through BA ever! Paid business class and my luggage got forgotten in Heathrow through transit. No one knows anything about it. I have arrived to san Francisco with no language at all!!!!"
Pros: "Flight arrived 30 minutes early."
Pros: "Hard working crew and lots of movies to watch. Food was much better than the Philadelphia outbound trip."
Cons: "Seats weren't very comfortable"
Pros: "Quick boarding, good crew."
Cons: "Greasy food."
Pros: "The Crew were great"
Cons: "Boarding could have been more efficient"
Pros: "We got there safely..."
Cons: "Cabin crew were not very helpful. Onboard entertainment kept going off. The plane was very old and smelt. The aircon kept on dripping on me."
Pros: "Crew great, Food great!"
Pros: "Excellent flight. Staff very helpful and professional."
Pros: "Seats with little fold-down head rests on each side, allowing you to sleep/nap/doze in any seat. Really good touch screens for the entertainment system, with no need to have to dig my knuckles into the screen to get it to respond. Good movie selection too. Movies are also available before take off and even after landing. Acceptable white wine (Chenin Blanc). Food was also entirely acceptable."
Cons: "No individual air/temperature controls (at least in economy), unless it was all buried in the seat-back console some how."
Pros: "Hostess was very nice, helpful and friendly. entertainment was ok and pilot was very informative on delays and info. I think the comic relief video is a keeper. People tend to watch just to see the characters and reactions"
Cons: "Seats were to close together, really squashed, no space for 2 arms on the arm rests and leg room is rubbish. Food is wasn't bad.. could do with more on the trays, seems there have been some budget cuts. Continental breakfast option would be really nice."
Pros: "great team. good snacks. great room."
Pros: "The meals were reasonably nice and the flight was on time"
Cons: "The entertainment screens were old and not clear and not easy to use. The crew was not efficient, not very friendly and not very accommodating. They offered minimal service, contrary to another crew on the A380 flight with BA going from LHR to JNB. Between flights, I guess I saw the better and the worse of BA."
Pros: "Boarding was a breeze, the A380 is so much quieter than the usual 747 and really clean. We arrived on time."
Cons: "As a silver Avios member I've gotten used to the cabin crew calling me on my name when they come and talk to me. This time they spoke as little as possible and it was all incognito. They seemed to be more interested in various Facebook updates than working business class."
Pros: "Good food, good service, everything on time."
Pros: "What a different experience in relation to last week!"
Cons: "No direct communication. Really bad"
Pros: "Great Crew, smooth operation. Efficient service."
Pros: "very friendly and helpful staff. by chance small upgrade to comfortable seats next to the emergency exit."
Cons: "no food, no entertainment system, no facility to charge cell phones."
Pros: "My itinerary said british airways but my plane was American so I missed my flight due to standing in the British airways line instead of American. This needs to be fixed."
Cons: "Seating configuration was ridiculous as flight attendants constantly leaning across me with trays and their arms nearly hitting my face. Seat & bed functions didn't work. Privacy screen was a joke!"
Pros: "I'm sure there was something but nothing comes to mind."
Cons: "Lack of assistance regarding my missing belongings. Incorrect information relating to landing card to be completed when arriving in London. Stretching over me to pass food etc to passenger sitting facing other direction, and literally millimetres from my face, without any politeness having to do it. Configuration gives no privacy as you look at the passenger next to you. Functions of chair did not work. Pillow was thinner Than a piece of paper. Crew showed no concern."
Cons: "overall service and inflight entertainment"
Cons: "Non-stop from Madrid to Philadelphia was canceled apparently because of a computer problem and then I was rerouted through Amsterdam with an extremely short connectios which in turn meant that baggage did not make it and was opened and damaged !!! BA clearly at fault. BA Reservations agent suggested to enter a complaint"
Pros: "Food was decent"
Cons: "Could not watch movies due to the audio was not working in a few rows and I was sitting in one."
Cons: "Could not check in online"
Pros: "Not bad experience on board"
Cons: "Buses to load and unload a 777? Is this a joke?"
Cons: "We booked on Kayak for a British Airways flight international--but it was a bait and switch. We ended up flying on American Airlines--the WORST! And our whole reason for booking British Airways was to avoid any US airline... We paid a premium, plus Kayak then sends you to a third party processor that charges you another $100 booking fee! American Airlines was terrible! Not even an entertainment center on an international flight (OLD PLANE THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE!). We will NEVER use KAYAK again."
Cons: "This flight was operated by American Airlines. The Contour of the seat back is very uncomfortable. I find this on all American Airline planes. Food was ok, prepared well but lacked flavor."
Pros: "The plane had quite a bit of leg room, more than my flight from Denver to London. The movie selection was nice. Free wine and beer is always a plus. They gave a nice sized cup of coffee, but the coffee was terrible. The crew was nice."
Cons: "The head phone jack only allowed sound in one ear. The food wasn't great, and the expectations were low."
Pros: "Good movie selection and friendly crew members. Good food and drink service."
Cons: "Completely unorganized boarding with everyone just swarming the gate after 1st class was called. No call for boarding by rows or any order, resulted in delayed take off"
Cons: "The jet was freezing. I had two blankets on and was still shivering for the entire flight."
Pros: "The staff is always friendly and working at it to make everyone feel welcome and happy. Thanks for the great effort! we do appreciate it."
Cons: "Peppers in the food does not make the food taste nicer, it just adds a flavor that i think does not add great value for airport food. It is the same with raw onions. Once in a container everything tastes like the onions. This has been done away with and my personal opinion is that the same should be done to the peppers. When peppers are added to food, you only taste the peppers and not the rest of the flavors of the food. Hope you find this helpful. Thanks"
Pros: "Friendly and professional staff."
Pros: "Crew were very efficient and friendly"
Cons: "Premium economy seats weren't as good as Singapore airlines ones. The seats had small screens and leg room was a bit restricted"
Pros: "flight was on time and very smooth, staff courteous, frequent offerings of food and beverage."
Cons: "Several couples including my husband and I were split up for 9 hour flight, this is not desired when trying to relax, sleep and enjoy vacation. Also food offerings were all foods I could not eat, so I arrived in Philadelphia not feeling well. I have lactose intolerance as do many people and every meal or snack included dairy products. I was able to eat basic carbohydrates but no protein sources other than the almonds I always travel with. When paying $1000 for a flight I should be able to sit with my husband and eat some food. Also the TV screens are very difficult to use, not responsive to touch."
Pros: "Crew was very accommodating with every request and the flight didn't take as long as scheduled!"
Pros: "Everything was fine"
Pros: "Overall a good trip!"
Cons: "Almost broke my finger trying to change the menu on the screen. The snack coming back toward Philadelphia, is really not very good. One should have a choice of yogurt or breakfast bar. The flatbread with weird combination of cheese, peppers etc after flying for 8 hours is just not good for any stomach."
Pros: "Great selection"
Cons: "Poor audio/visual quality"
Pros: "I like that the plan was pretty much empty allowed for leg room and space, plus the flight was fast !`"
Cons: "one male member on the crew was a bit rude but the ladies where awesome"
Pros: "Ice cream makes American Airline unique. I love it!"
Cons: "Late departure without good explanation and announcement. Movie choices are not very,interesting."
Pros: "The entertainment selections was excellent, actually more extensive than expected or maybe even necessary. The flight was clean, staff cordial, and running and operating of the flight efficient and smooth. The crew was friendly and wonderful as I always expect and receive from BA."
Cons: "My number one complaint is the lack of a air valve over the seat. The airflow is very important. Lack of airflow meant that the sunside passengers cooked in the heat from the windows while our cabin mates on the other side were bundled. A bit of air whizzing past would have helped us unstagnate ourselves. Additionally that bit of air on ones face help immeasurably for passengers such as myself who feel a bit of airsickness. Not having that small breath of air was greatly missed. With my compliments to the crew my complaints are about elements they did not have control over - such as running out of food when serving the final snack. Services at the front of the class were good but supplies dwindled and it felt as if the crew were either understaffed or overtaxed because despite genuine best efforts the rear of the class was under supplied. The aircraft itself needed attention in the details - tech such as audio jacks, sub ports were only about 2/3rds functional in my row. I volunteered to have my neighbor charge his phone at my seat as his was very obviously broken. Audio jacks in his seat were broken and my jack necessitated holding the entire flight in order to receive sound. Seats and carpets while clean were worn and in places fraying and thread bare and stained."
Pros: "Flight attendants professional"
Pros: "Great choice in movies. Really good selection, only good thing about the flight."
Cons: "Wow worst flight experience. So hectic! All the American Airlines planes were like overbooked or all scheduled to leave at exactly the same time so the workers were freaking out the passengers were freaking out everyone was like Losing it. They had us all waiting in these series of lines in ropes and they kept having different flight groups raise their hands and keep them raised and like bustling people around to different grouped lines but it never left the one huge room, then security was a disaster and the guy in charge of everything was like having a panic attack being really sassy and rude to everyone. I was starting to feel scared that I would miss it, it's okay though because 38 other people would also miss it and that's just who was behind me. But then we got to the gate and everything was totally fine like why did there have to be so much ado?!"
Pros: "Pilots were great. Extremely rough weather (Desmond) but they did an awesome job! Crew great as well. Security thorough. Chicken casserole was very good. Arrived in Philly safe and sound. To me that's the name of the game."
Cons: "Cucumber sandwich. But that's me... I didn't know what it was and I don't like cucumbers. Who cares. Flight was great and crew was great."
Cons: "Upon boarding the plane, the passengers on this "non-stop" flight were informed by crew members that because the plane was so small and old, a fuel stop in buffalo would be needed before reaching our destination in Philadelphia. Much conflicting information was again passed by the crew on how much time would be needed at this extra stop. We all were beyond angry and frustrated. Many passengers were then scared because some thought the plane was unsafe. Then the head of the crew began getting angry and pointedly asked a women who was afraid "do you want off this plane then?", in a very sarcastic tone. We paid for a non-stop flight. The crew said that this happens with this flight all the time and has been going on for 10 years. Why in the world is this plane stills being used on trans-Atlantic flights?! This is unacceptable on all levels. The captain said that 80% of the passengers had connecting flights. Schedules were ruined. All passengers should receive some sort of refund."
Pros: "The non stop flight from Barcelona to Philadelphia"
Cons: "The lack of ground transportation on Sunday morning at Heathrow Airoort to make my connectiong flight to Barcelona."
Cons: "The food selection was limited. Seems the catering service did not replenish accurately."
Pros: "The entire crew were genuinely caring to all the passengers."
Pros: "Well mannered air hostesses"
Cons: "The delay"
Pros: "Smooth ride"
Cons: "Baggage claim was terribly slow in Philly (again)"
Pros: "It was fast"
Cons: "They could have offered headphones, the charging outlet didn’t work"
Cons: "I am tall and seating is a little tight."
Pros: "Trip was wonderful."
Pros: "On time, and frequency of water service"
Cons: "That bathroom smell was frequent in the cabin."
Pros: "Great food, on time, smooth service"
Pros: "Check in"
Cons: "Missed connection"
Pros: "The staff was very cheerful and helpful !"
Cons: "The food could be better"
Pros: "Price and service"
Cons: "Outdated airplanes"
Pros: "Boarding gate people were great about being communicative about the delay situation"
Cons: "Delay for...rain"
Cons: "No entertainment monitor"
Pros: "Food was okay.."
Cons: "Had a bulk head seat that turned out to be not one."
Pros: "On time departure"
Cons: "Why do not they serve FREE water????"
Pros: "Pilot did good job in tricky conditions at landing."
Cons: "Wish food were served."
Cons: "No priority boarding for people with babies and toddlers"
Cons: "It's AA, never again"
Cons: "There was no wifi"
Pros: "Quick boarding and on time departure"
Cons: "Late by 40 min"
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"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Cons: "4 hora de retraso ni una cortesía empleados bien carnepuercos"
Pros: "Staff was very courteous and friendly."
Pros: "Prompt boarding & early arrival. Staff was also friendly"
Cons: "See my previous comment"
Cons: "In seat entertainment"
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "I like everything"
Pros: "Everything was great. I rated low on food and entertainment bc I didn't partake"
Pros: "generally on time"
Pros: "Nothing but delays, cancellations, and rude people"
Pros: "Todo estubo muy bien"
Pros: "too many gate changes and delays"
Pros: "See above."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "No cancellations"
Cons: "No wifi"
Pros: "Good staff"
Cons: "Both flights delayed"
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."
Pros: "On-time departure, and on-time arrival. Just the way I like it."
Cons: "You cannot register your luggage in advance. Bugged system for printing or mobile boarding passes."
Cons: "No tv in the two airplanes. The selection of food was poor."
Cons: "Multiple cancelled flights and delays resulting in 12 hour late arrival"
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