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Connecting On CO At IAH  
User currently offlineSpokemd From United States of America, joined May 2005, 97 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 2750 times:

Hi All,

I will be flying on Sunday 11NOV with a 31 minute connection in IAH. Before you guys say anything, it was an award ticket and the only flight available that day. I know from other posts that folks have make 31 minute connections at IAH before but I know I will be on CO EX coming in from BNA, likely into Terminal B and connecting on mainline to IAD. Here's the catch -- I have a bum knee and can't run.

What's the likelihood of making the connection? Any ideas how to make it ? If I miss the connection, I'm stuck till the next day, which I'm starting to plan on already.


kjot-kgai
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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6086 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 2745 times:

Hope your BNA-IAH flight is early. That is a very tight connection for Houston.

BNA-IAH-IAD wow, you may actually see BNA on the flight back!

ASSFO



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User currently offlineCMB320 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 413 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

I wouldn't count on making the connection unless your inbound is early. The B terminal is getting pretty crowded and oftentimes you have to wait for a gate, and then make your way to the train. Once you arrive at C for your connection, you would have to run. But if you get to C and realize your connection is in E, you're screwed.


Enjoy your overnight stay in Houston! lol If you need advice on a fun evening, let me know.


User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 2716 times:

Don't carry anything with you (you can move faster that way) - sit as far forward in the plane into Houston as possible, and tell the flight attendant you have a close connection. Know the gate in C (or E) that you have to get to.

Get off the plane, look for a cart, and take the cart to the tram. If that isn't possible, try asking for a wheelchair. Once you get off the train at C, again, take a cart, and tell the driver your flight departure time. They are pretty good about hurrying (definitely tip the driver though).


User currently offlineTrichos From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

Did a terminal C to B connection in early August. Didn't time it, but seemed to be less than thirty minutes to find my B gate (then had two hours to wait, I built in plenty of delay time). I used terminal link (train). With a bum knee it may be close. If you go from another terminal it may be impossible. Good thing is that Houston now seems to be landing (and departing) planes quickly, no holding pattern.

Terminal B is a sea of people, maybe they can have a cart ready for you, and they can get you to the train quicker. I agree with AS739X it is a tight connection. Maybe IAD flight will be delayed, bad for other folks, but good for you.


User currently offlineIAHFLYER From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

I agree with everyone else advice, but with B's construction you might come into A or D. If arriving into A looke for the shuttle bus inside security to avoid security again.


Little airports with the big jets are the best!! Floyd
User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

Yes, good advice - the shuttle bus in A is by gate A2, and goes to terminal B and terminal C. However, you're better off in B; the train is much faster than the shuttle bus.

Also, since you were able to book the connection, that means it's a 'legal connection', or possible. Take advantage of carts/wheelchair service. You may actually want to request that a wheelchair meet you at B and take you to your gate - then someone else does the running. Make the request before you board on your originating flight, meet the wheelchair outside the jetway, and remind the flight attendant that you are meeting a wheelchair - that way, hopefully, the chair will be waiting for you when you get into B


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21472 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 2589 times:

Quoting Spokemd (Thread starter):
Here's the catch -- I have a bum knee and can't run.



Quoting Nwafflyer (Reply 6):
Take advantage of carts/wheelchair service.

Absolutely. Tell them in BNA the situation, that they gave you this tight connection and you have mobility problems and they will call ahead to IAH to get you taken care of. Once they pick you up at your arrival gate, make sure they notify the departure gate that they are bringing you over. They should wait for you unless your BNA flight is very late...



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User currently offlineCOflyerBOS From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

When did IAD switch back to mainline? It had been virtaully all ERJ service for awhile.

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 6 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

I agree with some things others have said, namely:
1. The train is faster than the bus. Hands down, no argument about it.
2. Get one of the golf carts to give you a ride. Just because they run over and main innocent people like myself isn't any reason that YOU shouldn't enjoy a ride in one.  Smile

I made a 31 minute connection there in May. You can do it without running. I hussled, and would recommend you do the same.

Now if your ERJ gets delayed or something, obviously it's outside of your control. But if the flight arrives late and you misconnect, I believe the airline will put you up overnight, unless they can somehow claim that it was weather-related.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21472 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 5 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 9):
But if the flight arrives late and you misconnect, I believe the airline will put you up overnight, unless they can somehow claim that it was weather-related.

If it's an award ticket, it works as Full Y/J/F so they should take care of you anyway. I've always been taken care of best on AA and CO when flying on an award ticket than when I paid. Go figure...  Wink

Anyway, they may also be able to put him on another airline going to IAD. Maybe UA?



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