Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 24315 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5838 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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DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9018 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5775 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.
staralliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1447 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5694 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.
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).
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.