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Speedy Connections In ATL?  
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5913 posts, RR: 11
Posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

Hey folks. Once again, I ask to use the best resources available to travelers- other's experiences. So where do I go? Easy- the place I spend hours each day anyhow- right here!

Here is my question.

I am trying to book a trip, and have run into a small headache. One option for the trip is AirTran. But the hiccup is the connection time. The flight I would like to take only has a foty minute layover in Atlanta. Is it wise to schedule such a short connection? Can that be made in busy Atlanta? I haven't been to Tran's terminal in ATL, but the other terminals were terrifying when I was there as a teenager. Forty seems like pushing it to me, but what do y'all think?

Also, Cleveland. If I take Conti (my favorite, yet this flight would be all ERJ's) I would end up connecting in Cleveland... with a forty minute connection. Is THAT possible?

I usually lean on the side of caution when it comes to travel plans.

A last question, if I do miss the connection, will they reschedule me? Or am I stuck in ATL or CLE???

Thanks in advance, my knowledgeable enthusiasts.

R

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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

All of AirTran's mainline flights go out of C South, so unless your other leg would be on JetConnect, 40 minutes is not a problem at all. In fact you'll have 30 minutes to spare, as one can walk from C1A to C-20 in less than 10 minutes.

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12147 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1963 times:
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In Cleveland 40 minutes would be more than enough, most of, it not all of the ERJ flights depart from the same terminal, D, a few depart from terminal C tho they tend to use the gates closest to the walkway for terminal D so it really would be more than enough time.


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User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

I second Srbmod regarding ATL -- if you are connecting from Airtran to Airtran, 40 minutes is ample.

Pete


User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

Yes, that should be fine.

The minimum connection time I would give myself would be 35 minutes.


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

In ATL it takes me 5.67 minutes to walk from C2 to C20 (I clocked it) and that is walking at steady pace. You have plenty of time.

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5913 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

Well, thanks for the info.

Now, it looks like I will be more likely to connect in ATL on Tran than CLE on CO. My new question is- is there anything to do in AirTran's terminal? Actually, I guess I mean... like... FOOD! I WILL NEED FOOD, DANG IT! I will probably leave BWI on the 6am plane, and I don't expect restaurant will be open yet. So is there anything to eat in ATL?
Thanks for your suggestions,
Randy


User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1608 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

Popeye's (greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeasy) and Charlie's Steakery (sloooooooooooow). There's a Wendy's down the Concourse on the ASA side. There's also big food courts on B and E (no need to go through security; quicker than it sounds getting there).

User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

You won't have a problem connecting at either airport, assuming you have no weather, mechanical, etc. delays. I've easliy made 25 to 30 minutes on Delta and changed concourses. Also, if you miss your connection they will place you on standby for the next available flight. I wouldn't worry about it too much.

User currently offlineFLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

ATL is one of the easiest airports to connect in. Between concourses, the trains operate every 120 seconds and it will take about 30 seconds at each stop and 30 between stops. Plus, if your flight gets in early, you'll have time to change concourses for food. There is a Chili's TOO at concourse B. (and there is a shortcut on te ASA side of C to concourse B!)

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