Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8579 times:
Quoting AC888YOW (Thread starter): Option 1 is preferable for a number of reasons, but I must admit that 35 minute connection makes me nervous. But of course it can't be too low otherwise the airline wouldn't sell it that way. Right?
Each airport has minimum connection times: domestic to domestic, domestic to international, international to domestic, times between the different airlines for each. Airlines cannot by law sell anything that is under that minimum connection time. CLE's is obviously a much shorter time than EWR simply because of the size of both airports. In EWR, you can land on a domestic flight on A Terminal, and have to go all the way to C for your next domestic flight. In CLE, you have usually no more than a 5-minute walk between a point on C for Continental to a point on D for COEX.
If you're on time, 35 minutes is more than enough to connect in CLE for CO.
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8461 times:
I would say that 35 mins should be enough. One thing to keep in mind here in YOW is when you'll be travelling. If you're travelling in Winter-time, you should build in time for de-icing (just in case) and with a slew of early morning departures, the de-icing bay can get busy and that could eat into your connection time.
If you're travelling in the Spring or Summer, you should be fine and I'd go with the CLE connection. Much less of a hassle than via EWR.
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AC888YOW From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 8439 times:
Thanks for the replies.
Quoting LH423 (Reply 4): One thing to keep in mind here in YOW is when you'll be travelling. If you're travelling in Winter-time, you should build in time for de-icing (just in case) and with a slew of early morning departures, the de-icing bay can get busy and that could eat into your connection time.
That's what I'm most worried about. I am looking at a late March departure, and de-icing at 6am along with all other morning departures certainly isn't out of the question.
I'm currently considering a connection in EWR on the way there just for the extra connection buffer and a CLE connection on the way back.
ATLFlyer323 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 625 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 8427 times:
Personally I would go for the CLE connection. The airport is a lot easier to get around than EWR in my opinion. Have you looked at flight times, aircraft, and loads for both airports in case you miss your connection? I would think the CLE would have lighter loads, but probably smaller aircraft as well.
AC888YOW From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 8370 times:
Quoting ATLFlyer323 (Reply 6): Personally I would go for the CLE connection. The airport is a lot easier to get around than EWR in my opinion. Have you looked at flight times, aircraft, and loads for both airports in case you miss your connection?
Loads are heavy everywhere as it is Easter weekend. Aircraft types are basically identical. If I search CO's online timetable I can see that EWR has more backup options for getting to LAX closest to my originally scheduled time in the event of a miss.
MasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5652 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 8363 times:
Quoting ATLFlyer323 (Reply 6): I would think the CLE would have lighter loads, but probably smaller aircraft as well.
Actually, the planes are essentially the same - ERJ from YOW and 738 from either EWR or CLE.
I say essentially because the ERJ is a 135 to CLE and a 145 to EWR.
If CO lists the connection for sale, they have to believe that it will work almost all of the time. The advantage EWR has is that if the connection is missed, the passenger doesn't have to wait as long for the next possible flight.
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KstateinALB From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 754 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8209 times:
From personal experience...my flight on CO Express landed and parked up at the COEX terminal. I didn't have much time to make the next flight, around 15 minutes or so....so to make it to the adjacent terminal, I ran down through the tunnel, stubbing my big toe in the process, as I was wearing sandals. My next flight was at the gate across from the McDonald's or Burger King, and when I got there, it took maybe 5-7 minutes. You should have plenty of time to get to your next flight, however, and knock on wood, if something does occur, make sure you know a backup flight to get you to where you need to go...
Lincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 8177 times:
To parrot everyone else, do CLE. Much easier airport to manage, 35 minutes is more than enough to make an online connection in Cleveland, and it seems the CO pads the schedule in the winter to account for deicing so don't be too worried about that.
CLE is also far less likely to be hit by ATC delays and weather slowdowns than EWR, IME.
Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 13): Edit: Of course, AC888 may not care if he's passing through at 8-something in the morning.
I don't know... Around Christmas I once had a purser trying to get me sloshed on an 8:30 CLE-LAX flght [On one hand, I didn't want to refuse the generous offer, on the other hand I figured showing up at the relatives drunk before noon probably wouldn't reflect well on me
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