Goldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1916 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4788 times:
I purchased tickets to AF for a complex itinerary for this summer starting and ending in CDG with several USA domestic flights on DL and NW. Since I purchased the tickets, DL played its favorite game i.e. changing flights schedules and numbers and AF called me yesterday to inform me for these DL changes. We will fly from LAS to JAC via SLC and originally, we had 45 min for the connection which is now reduced to 30 min. To have already been to SLC, I think it's feasible but would like to have confirmation from more experienced SLC-users than I am. My main concern is in fact for our bags. Even a few minutes delay of our incoming flight from LAS will probably impact our bags transfer.
Thanks for any comments.
Aviationnut12 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4769 times:
I would not worry too much about your bags or making your flight. SLC is a very easy airport to navigate, and despite the terminals being a little old, their layout is simple. Enjoy your trip. God Bless.
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AirlineAV8tor From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4693 times:
30 min should be enough. But as a pilot, and a person constantly hearing the complaints of pax on this issue, I must gripe! I'm IAH based which has about the same square mileage as the Vegas strip, and about the same amount of people aimlessly wandering around it. Airlines need to stop schedulling connections that are 30-45 min apart! All it takes is one jet pushing 4 min late off a gate, a deviation, a change in approach, or missed approach and you have a ton of mis-connects. I've seen a certain airline based in IAH schedule 30 minute connections (not 30 min board times) from an arrival at terr B, to a departure at terr E (another zip code). On time all should be fine, but today there are too many variables to be schedulling so tight.
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4605 times:
Goldorak, when are you going? I have the same situation this summer going to MSP via SLC - 34 minutes connecting time is cutting it somewhat close. Coming back is over two hours, so I'm not worried...but like you, I hope my bag makes it. Double check when you get to the airport that the tag has a "hot bag" number - white with a black background - so it gets driven over directly from plane to plane without going through processing...
Have a safe trip and let's hope we can give positive trip reports about short connecting times in SLC!!
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