I have traveled out of ATL
) for over 20 years and know that airport like the back of my hand. I live in CMH
, which means I have also traveled through CVG
a few times in the past 5 or 6 years.
For the amenities, I would go ATL
. Hartsfield just has so many shops and food stands there, on every concourse. But, with only 35 mins to connect, you might be cutting it close and here's why:
arrivals are often times, depending on the volume of traffic, held on the ramp after landing until they can get assigned a gate. I can recall several flights where I have been held on the ramp for as long as 30 minutes, and the average is anywhere from 10 to 20.
--also, if you have to change concourses to make your connection, you'll have to use the people mover...and depending on where you come in on your arrival concourse (for example, if you deplane at A38) it can be quite a hike just to get to ATL
...plus, the train ride may take some time...and then the walk to your departure gate...so if all you have is 35 mins, I would go through CVG
I just flew through CVG
last week on my way to ATL
, and even though I had nearly a 2 hr layover, I would have surely made my next flight if all I had was roughly a half hour.
The good thing about CVG
is that they have a nice food court/atrium area in the center of Concourses A and B...as well as a Wolfgang Puck Cafe on Concourse A...plus, the decor is modern and fresh, to include those plasma flight information screens at every gate.
I'm biased to ATL
, just b/c I am from there and know the ins and outs of that madhouse. But, if you dont want to deal with big crowds and more craziness, go CVG
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