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User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

Was researching flights to LHR from AUS. There is a scenario where AA would have me fly into LGA, and two hours later take off for LHR, via JFK. My question is, why and how does AA get away with doing this rather stupid scenario. I called AA customer care and they gave me several shuttle service numbers to take me from LGA to JFK for my connection. Will I have to recheck my bags for travel?

AA777jr

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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

You'd have much better luck transferring by doing it at DFW, i.e. AUS-DFW and then DFW-LGW. I know it's not LHR, but better to make such a long ground connection on the back end of the trip, and not in the middle....

Just my 2 cents...


User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

Everytime I make reservations to fly AUS-LHR, I always end up getting the shaft and missing out on flying into LHR on AA. Last summer, I missed my flight cause I slept in and had to fly STL-LGW on a 763. Really wanted to experience the 772!!! Guess I'm gonna have to fly into LGW to see my buddy.

AA777jr


User currently offlineNickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1483 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1763 times:

Wouldn't ORD be your best connecting point when flying AA from AUS to LHR?

User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3522 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1727 times:

My question is, why and how does AA get away with doing this rather stupid scenario. I called AA customer care and they gave me several shuttle service numbers to take me from LGA to JFK for my connection. Will I have to recheck my bags for travel?

I would think you probably would, as well as going through security again...

It does sound pretty stupid. But then, what airline is going to fly from AUS to JFK and then to LHR? Your options may be limited if you want to make the transfer at NYC.

You could try a different hub but you may pay more if the distance is longer. It may be worth saving the aggravation, though.



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User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1708 times:

There is a AA flight from ORD on the 772. Transferring through NYC was just an option I had.

AA777jr


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21104 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

Don't do it. You will not make it from LGA to JFK in time to check in for your flight if two hours is all you have. There is no way it will work.


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User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3799 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

In March I took a cab from LGA to JFK to change airlines. We arrived LGA at 9am and had a noon departure from JFK. The cab ride took 25 minutes and cost about $20. It went WAY smoother than I anticipated.


AZJ


User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

AZJ,

That is awesome! Thanks for the info!!!

AA777jr


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16908 posts, RR: 67
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

There is also the bus:

Here's the LGA->JFK schedule: http://www.nyairportservice.com/jfk_lga_jfk.html



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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

I agree w/Mir... DON'T DO IT! Yes, you will have to recheck your bags and go through screening again, etc. Depending on the time of day and the day of the week, the journey between the 2 airports can take 25 minutes at the shortest (as Azjubilee experienced) or 3 hours, as I have experienced before. It's a HUGE gamble.




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User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

Everytime I make reservations to fly AUS-LHR, I always end up getting the shaft and missing out on flying into LHR on AA

How did AA shaft you?? You slept in!!



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User currently offlineSspontak From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 475 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

I live on Long Island, near JFK and LGA. I can tell you that you are taking too much of a chance with the traffic. If you come in on a rainy day or if there is some other reason for traffic, there is a good chance you will not have enough time. Last week there was a heavy downpoor around JFK and all entrances were closed due to flooding. It was a nightmare. Definitely avoid it!


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User currently offlineORDflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1489 times:

I agree with the others...don't do it! Two hours is not nearly enough, it would be safer to take the connection in ORD (or DFW if flying to LGW is an option)

User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

I would not recommend doing that as there are more convenient flight options.

The reason AA does this is so that they can display all of the options for the passenger.

-Will



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