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Speedy Connections In ATL?

Sun Jun 08, 2003 6:34 am

Hey folks. Once again, I ask to use the best resources available to travelers- other's experiences. So where do I go? Easy- the place I spend hours each day anyhow- right here!

Here is my question.

I am trying to book a trip, and have run into a small headache. One option for the trip is AirTran. But the hiccup is the connection time. The flight I would like to take only has a foty minute layover in Atlanta. Is it wise to schedule such a short connection? Can that be made in busy Atlanta? I haven't been to Tran's terminal in ATL, but the other terminals were terrifying when I was there as a teenager. Forty seems like pushing it to me, but what do y'all think?

Also, Cleveland. If I take Conti (my favorite, yet this flight would be all ERJ's) I would end up connecting in Cleveland... with a forty minute connection. Is THAT possible?

I usually lean on the side of caution when it comes to travel plans.

A last question, if I do miss the connection, will they reschedule me? Or am I stuck in ATL or CLE???

Thanks in advance, my knowledgeable enthusiasts.

R
 
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RE: Speedy Connections In ATL?

Sun Jun 08, 2003 6:43 am

All of AirTran's mainline flights go out of C South, so unless your other leg would be on JetConnect, 40 minutes is not a problem at all. In fact you'll have 30 minutes to spare, as one can walk from C1A to C-20 in less than 10 minutes.
 
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RE: Speedy Connections In ATL?

Sun Jun 08, 2003 6:49 am

In Cleveland 40 minutes would be more than enough, most of, it not all of the ERJ flights depart from the same terminal, D, a few depart from terminal C tho they tend to use the gates closest to the walkway for terminal D so it really would be more than enough time.
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RE: Speedy Connections In ATL?

Sun Jun 08, 2003 8:51 am

I second Srbmod regarding ATL -- if you are connecting from Airtran to Airtran, 40 minutes is ample.

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RE: Speedy Connections In ATL?

Sun Jun 08, 2003 8:57 am

Yes, that should be fine.

The minimum connection time I would give myself would be 35 minutes.
 
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RE: Speedy Connections In ATL?

Sun Jun 08, 2003 9:37 am

In ATL it takes me 5.67 minutes to walk from C2 to C20 (I clocked it) and that is walking at steady pace. You have plenty of time.
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RE: Speedy Connections In ATL?

Sun Jun 08, 2003 10:52 am

Well, thanks for the info.

Now, it looks like I will be more likely to connect in ATL on Tran than CLE on CO. My new question is- is there anything to do in AirTran's terminal? Actually, I guess I mean... like... FOOD! I WILL NEED FOOD, DANG IT! I will probably leave BWI on the 6am plane, and I don't expect restaurant will be open yet. So is there anything to eat in ATL?
Thanks for your suggestions,
Randy
 
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RE: Speedy Connections In ATL?

Sun Jun 08, 2003 10:56 am

Popeye's (greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeasy) and Charlie's Steakery (sloooooooooooow). There's a Wendy's down the Concourse on the ASA side. There's also big food courts on B and E (no need to go through security; quicker than it sounds getting there).
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RE: Speedy Connections In ATL?

Sun Jun 08, 2003 11:30 am

You won't have a problem connecting at either airport, assuming you have no weather, mechanical, etc. delays. I've easliy made 25 to 30 minutes on Delta and changed concourses. Also, if you miss your connection they will place you on standby for the next available flight. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
 
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RE: Speedy Connections In ATL?

Sun Jun 08, 2003 11:56 am

ATL is one of the easiest airports to connect in. Between concourses, the trains operate every 120 seconds and it will take about 30 seconds at each stop and 30 between stops. Plus, if your flight gets in early, you'll have time to change concourses for food. There is a Chili's TOO at concourse B. (and there is a shortcut on te ASA side of C to concourse B!)
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