Duff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6678 times:
I've connected at DTW a bunch of times, and the NW terminal is really nice.
ORD is nice, just humongous. I had a 36 min connection going from concourse K to concourse H, and of course my flight into ORD was a little late. And yes, it was all the way at the end of each concourse!
Connecting at ATL is a pain in the ass (bigger than ORD, and I hate changing levels to get to my gate), and PHL was a construction site when I connected there in 1994.
I think DTW is my pick, but would definitely not shy away from ORD.
AirScoot From United States of America, joined May 2005, 688 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6647 times:
I like the connections at DFW now that the Skylink is available. MIA and STL aren't bad either. When I was flying DL a lot I got to really like CVG for some strange reason as long as I don't have to connect to Comair.
Internationally, I think LHR (international to international only) and CPH are decent for connections. Yes.. I am crazy.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10122 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6626 times:
My usual choices are DEN or ORD since I fly United mostly and while DEN is a better airport in all cases, there are times that I prefer ORD. I avoid ORD in the evenings, but for a morning flight, I prefer ORD since flights from ORD to the west coast have food in first class and also have movies whereas DEN does not.
But DEN is better. My next trip is going to be absolutely insane though. I'm flying STL-PHX-LAS-SEA on US Airways because there was a cheap first class fare. I'm anticipating getting stuck in either PHX or LAS. Somehow I don't think I'll make two forty minute connections even though I'm flying in first class.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6604 times:
Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 11): Somehow I don't think I'll make two forty minute connections even though I'm flying in first class.
You'll probably have a better chance at LAS then PHX of making the connection . . . I've had tight connections at PHX in the past, and found myself walking (briskly) on the moving sidewalks . . . . slowing only for the idiots that are Standing on wrong side . . .
You know the deal, stand to the left walk to the right . . . invariably there's some moron that ignores that . . .
QXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2406 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6530 times:
My favorite places to connect in are the UA part of SFO. I just love seeing the international terminal there with the bautiful old colors of UA on the 474's. I also like to connect in PHX with HP and ABQ with WN. I actually go out of my way so I can fly into ABQ kinda weird I know.
TimePilot From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 296 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6504 times:
O'Hare. With my usual route I have a choice of JFK or ORD. I'd pick ORD any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Much nicer people, much smoother transit ... but I'm screwed if there's a storm or anything. From JFK I can hit downtown and take the train (or bus) back home to Boston. No such option from Chicago (at least, none that I want to take.)
TUSaadvantage From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6412 times:
Quoting AirScoot (Reply 8): Internationally, I think LHR (international to international only) and CPH are decent for connections. Yes.. I am crazy.
You really are crazy. Though I can't speak for CPH, LHR is not a good connecting airport IMO. What is there to like? The lack of air conditioning? The crammed transfer buses? Or my favorite; the large room they take you to that seems to consist only of a winding line of people? Although I must admit, I love the huge variety of widebodies found at LHR
For me, I love to connect at Airports with one very large terminal shaped like a long stick (DEN and DTW). They always seem very open and modern. Despite all the chaos and rude workers, I love LAX. You can fly everywhere from that place. As far as international goes, I really like CHC. The international terminal is quite amazing. It was also completely empty when I was there (CHC-LAX).
Evan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6412 times:
CVG - Big, spacious airport. Not busy at all, terminal is often empty. Nice shops (Brookstone, gift shops), great food, and very clean. That's only if you're flying mainline, which is just about impossible when connecting in CVG.
The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...