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40 Min. Connections W/Bags In CLT & PHX Possible?  
User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4594 times:

I'm traveling on US Airways thiscoming Thursday and I'm planning to pay the $50 same-day change fee to add two extra legs to my journey to Vancouver.

I plan on checking-in one bag, and my dad has concerns about my bags making the tight connection.

Here are my possible routings:

1) PHF-CLT-DFW-PHX-YVR

40 min in CLT
45 min in PHX

2) PHF-CLT-IND-PHX-YVR

40 min in CLT
54 min in PHX

3) PHF-CLT-CMH-PHX-YVR

1h58m in CLT
26 min in CMH
56 min in PHX

4) PHF-CLT-STL-PHX-YVR

40 min in CLT
54 min in YVR

Safe option) PHF-CLT-ATL-PHX-YVR

ATL-PHX-YVR is one flight, no plane change.

Also, PHF has three morning flights to CLT: 7am, 9am and 12:45pm
Any chance that I could see if I can get an earlier flight to CLT to have a longer layover in CLT?

Thanks!


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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22993 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4593 times:

You shouldn't have a problem with the bag in CLT, and 40 minutes is enough for any connection, though you'll likely have a shorter walk if you book an Express-Express or mainline-mainline connection (for these purposes, count RW as mainline).

Since all of those PHF flights are on 50-seaters, you'd be better off booking a flight leaving CLT on a CRJ, CR7, CR9, or DH3 rather than an E75 or mainline.



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User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2975 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4590 times:

40 mins are good enough. I have done a connection of 31 mins at CLT myself.


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User currently onlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5638 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4568 times:

40 minutes is enough in CLT, and plenty of time in PHX.

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter):

ATL-PHX-YVR is one flight, no plane change.

Just beware, although it's technically a thru flight number, aircraft swaps do happen fairly often in PHX. So you may wind up having to change planes....



"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way
User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4557 times:

Thanks guys! I knew the connections would be fine, but my dad was thinking about the bags.

I think I'm going to try to get the DFW stopover. I've never been to Texas.



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User currently onlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5638 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4535 times:

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 4):
I think I'm going to try to get the DFW stopover. I've never been to Texas.

You're not missing much.   

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 4):
Thanks guys! I knew the connections would be fine, but my dad was thinking about the bags.

You're welcome! I was actually referring to the bags as well, as that's my domain.  



"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4530 times:

The DFW/IND/CMH/STL/ATL connections aren't valid on a PHF-YVR itinerary.

Legal routing per the US fare rules is PHF-CLT/PHL/PIT/DCA-PHX-YVR. Given that there is only service to CLT/PHL at this time from PHF, the routing will most likely have to be PHF-CLT-PHX-YVR or PHF-PHL-PHX-YVR...you might be able to get an agent to add those stops but don't count on it.


User currently offlinestaralliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4449 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 6):
Legal routing per the US fare rules is PHF-CLT/PHL/PIT/DCA-PHX-YVR.

yeah, learned that the hard way when checking in in PHF. When I got to the US Airways Club here in CLT, they said the IND option would still work, which resulted in a full out fast-walk sprint to B16 (end of B Con.), only to find out they gave all the standbys seats already. I guess I'm sticking to the PHF-CLT-PHX-YVR routing. On my way back, I may try to add LAS to make YVR-PHX-LAS-CLT-PHF.

Would LAS still be valid?



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4441 times:

Quoting staralliance38 (Reply 7):
Would LAS still be valid?

No - it's the inverse of the outbound routing, so PHX, then either CLT/PIT/DCA/PHL...

At this point, LAS is not a valid connection on US Airways for any city out of PHF, and would only work out of ORF if it was a direct flight (no change in flight number) from ORF to LAS; from there, you would only be able to go to PHX or LAX though (or a couple of other direct flights via PHX, such as SFO).


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4428 times:

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter):
ATL-PHX-YVR is one flight, no plane change.

I would avoid this option from the standpoint of, if the ATL-PHX-YVR is a "direct" flight and you are doing this for the purpose of racking up miles and/or segments, "direct" flights hurt you. For example, there is a flight DAB-RDU on DL with a stop in RDU. If you fly DAB-ATL and ATL-RDU as separate legs, you get 1,000 Skymiles, 1000 Elite Qualification Miles, and 2 qualification segments. If you book the DAB-RDU flight, you only get 500 Skymiles and 1 Elite Qualification Segment. Plus, you may still have to change planes anyway, completely wasting any advantage you think you got with this "direct" flight.

Also, I would be weary of bag transfers in non-hubs cities If one station isn't used to getting bag transfers, they may send your bag straight to baggage claim. Definitely avoid the 26 minute layover in CMH.


User currently onlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5638 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4404 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 9):
Also, I would be weary of bag transfers in non-hubs cities If one station isn't used to getting bag transfers, they may send your bag straight to baggage claim.

I wouldn't fret over it. Most non-hub stations have the gates right next to each other, and just about everyone will read the "strange" bag tag.



"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way
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