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Is 35 Minutes Enough Time To Connect In EWR?  
User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2687 posts, RR: 9
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4625 times:

For my holiday break this December, I'm taking Continental Express from DAB-SYR via EWR, and I have a 35 minute connection and my flight to SYR is the last one of the day. I've heard that the flight has a terrible on-time record (it's the 6:00pm flight DAB-EWR), and I'm not sure if it's enough time. In the event that I miss my connection and it's not related to weather, is CO liable for putting me up in a hotel? Would they hold my flight? Do you think that I'll make the connection, based on the average EWR operations? Any input would be greatly appreciated, and thanks in advance.

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User currently offlineFlyibaby From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4597 times:

Um..two words...ATC Delays. So I would say no. Chances are you will wind up holding in the evening due to international arrivals and miles in trail delays. I would reccomend at least 1 hr.

User currently offlineTPAnx From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4567 times:

I wouldn't recommend it. Old advice..never..take the last flight of the day if you can avoid it. Continental probably would not hold the flight for you...unless there are 20 other people on your flight trying to get to SYR.
Don't know about the hotel..not familiar with CO's policy. If it's too late to change your reservation, you might check to see if aother airline has a later flight on which CO could book you. Good luck...
TPAnx



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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6341 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4562 times:

Even if you made it, and I doubt you would, your bad probably would not.

User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4537 times:

If I'm not mistaken, isn't the Minimum Connecting Time at EWR 45 minutes? In other words, no, they'd be liable for nothing.


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User currently offlineCOERJ From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4467 times:

Yes it is very tight, and with the slightest problem your entire flight will be thrown off. The only positive thing is that your arrival and departure gates will be verry close to eachother as all COEX flights are in the same concourse, which is the smallest and most navigatable out of the three we have in C.

User currently offlineNorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4447 times:
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from what i can tell, just looking at the co skeds in apollo, you have almost an hour, the 6p from DAB gets in at 839p and the ewr syr leaves at 930.

as far as compensation if you miss the flight, if the delay is due to weather or atc, co will reprotect you to the next available co flight, most likely the next day. the trick as far as a hotel goes is to ask for a "distressed passenger rate" this will usually net you a voucher for either a free or reduced rate room at the hotel of continental's choosing.



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User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2687 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 4342 times:

Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 6):
the 6p from DAB gets in at 839p and the ewr syr leaves at 930.

DAB-EWR gets in at 8:45, and the EWR-SYR leaves at 9:20 on the day that I'm traveling. Would CO let me go standby on the 11am DAB-EWR flight?


User currently offlineRdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 904 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4312 times:

The main thing is did you book the flight "through". If the reservation was accepeted by the airline as one journey then they have the responsibility BUT if you booked two seperate flights then bad luck

User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2687 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4226 times:

Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 8):
The main thing is did you book the flight "through".

Yes. The cost would be far greater to book separately.


User currently offlineNorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4223 times:
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Quoting PanAm330 (Reply 7):
DAB-EWR gets in at 8:45, and the EWR-SYR leaves at 9:20 on the day that I'm traveling. Would CO let me go standby on the 11am DAB-EWR flight?

you're always allowed to standby for earlier/later same day flights on the day you're scheduled to travel, furthermore, you might call continental three hours before the departure of the flight you want, and see if they'll let you do confirned standy, where you pay a small fee, like 25 dollars to get confirned onto the flight, but they'll only do it less than three hours to flight time.



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User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5252 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4187 times:

Quoting PanAm330 (Thread starter):
In the event that I miss my connection

Which you will.

Quoting PanAm330 (Thread starter):
is CO liable for putting me up in a hotel?

No.

Quoting PanAm330 (Thread starter):
Would they hold my flight?

No.

Quoting PanAm330 (Thread starter):
thanks in advance

You're welcome. Enjoy Newark. It's a beautiful town.


User currently offlineCessna057 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 4167 times:

Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 11):
You're welcome. Enjoy Newark. It's a beautiful town.

LMAO!!

My advice: Either get on the earlier flight, or make a hotel reservation in advanced for that evening. Plain and simple, the conncetion time will be no where near enought time.



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