Doug From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 858 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1388 times:
Are there a lot of people that like to change planes,or who do not mind at all waiting 1 to several hours to catch a connecting flight.I mean if you are late for a meeting or any other pending emergency i would guees not.But do you really mind or care about changing planes.I have no problem with it as long as the airport is busy and there are some good spotting places to go to kill time.
King air From United States of America, joined May 1999, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1236 times:
I like it unless the connection is too tight. It is fun to get to see an airport you would otherwise never get to visit. My wife likes to shop in the different stores and you can get a better meal in an airport than on a plane. If the connection is tight the airline should gate the connecting flights together Last week we sprinted across PHX to connect to SMF and got there as the gate was closeing If we were not runners we would have missed our flight.
Iahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3499 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1215 times:
To King Air ... Re: 'gating conections together' ... This is almost imposible to do for several reasons: First, one arriving flight can have people connecting to as many as 25-30 other flights. 30 gates can't all be just next door. If a plane is moved closer to one flight, it's moved further away from another. Secondly, not all planes fit on all gates. A 767 may only fit on ... say ... 10 out of 40 gates (and these may all be grouped in one area of the terminal). Thirdly, Moving flights around causes a domino affect of other gate changes. People will come off arriving flights with connecting boarding passes indicating gate "C-43" only to arrive at that gate and learn of the change to "C-14" (Passengers have a bad habit of not double checking the flight monitors). You can see how this can be a no-win situation. Flights can be, and are, moved around to make it easier for some passengers. But in doing so, things are made harder for others.
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1198 times:
I wouldn't mind making connections as long as they're not too tight, and as long as it's an interesting airport, especially one I've never been to before. A nice way to get photo ops and stretch your legs. I had a helluva time at YUL on the way to Moncton, NB. I was there for three hours, a bit long, but nevertheless, an interesting one to take pictures at.