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Interterminal Connections At RDU

Thu Jul 15, 2004 1:31 pm

I am looking at booking a couple of US/UA itineraries which involve transfers between US and UA at RDU. Since US is in Terminal A and UA is in Terminal C, I am assuming that there is some sort of bus ride and reclearing of security involved. Could one of you RDU people shed some light on the time I need to allow to do this? US/UA sell some really tight "legal" connections.
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RE: Interterminal Connections At RDU

Thu Jul 15, 2004 2:07 pm

It would be a little of a hike - from your gate in terminal C to your gate terminal A or vice versa.

There is no tram - but - there is a way to ride a free bus that isn't intended for transfers between to two.

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From Terminal C to Terminal A - go to the lower baggage level of terminal C, catch the park and ride bus for park and ride lot 4. This bus will loop to terminal A before heading to the parking lot.

From Terminal A to Terminal C - go outside the baggage area of Terminal A and catch the park and ride bus for park and ride lot 3. This will loop to terminal C before going to that lot.
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Now if you just want to walk it - it's not that far really, and, most likely faster just to walk, there is a people mover sidewalk between the buildings. Exit terminal C on the ticket counter level and start walking towards the parking garage in front of you, you'll see it. From terminal A the people mover is near the US Airways ticket counter.

Remember to allow plenty of time, as you'll have to go though security in either direction you travel.

what is your itinerary? Just interested - cathing the 4 hour CRJ to DEN?

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Now that i think about it, the walk isn't that bad - 20 mis or so - gate to gate.

Security lines at terminal C usually move pretty fast. Security lines at terminal A can be long or short - just depends. I would think you would be ok with a 1.5 hours layover - could be done in much shorter if all goes well, say a 30-45 min layover.

[Edited 2004-07-15 07:22:30]
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RE: Interterminal Connections At RDU

Thu Jul 15, 2004 8:08 pm

that's about right, listen to FlyPiJets... the hike isn't bad at all..

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RE: Interterminal Connections At RDU

Thu Jul 15, 2004 10:24 pm

Hey cubsrule,

Afyou fly through Terminal C.. please email RDU (at the bottom of the page at RDU.com) and tell them how shabby the terminal looks and suggest some paint and new carpet. That's the least they can do until the renovations has started/completed. Perhaps if they hear from enough people, they will get the picture! Thanks
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RE: Interterminal Connections At RDU

Thu Jul 15, 2004 11:36 pm

The moving sidewalks through the parking garage tunnels are definitely your best bet. They're a godsend!

Three years ago I flew into Terminal C and had to meet my party at Terminal A. The parking garage was still under construction at that point, so I had to lug my bags across the sizzling asphalt parking lot (and this was with a pretty fierce hangover, although that's hardly RDU's fault). Pretty crummy no matter how you look at it.
 
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RE: Interterminal Connections At RDU

Fri Jul 16, 2004 1:30 am

FlyPIJets- Thanks for your advice. I am also quite thankful that I am not catching the 4 hour CRJ to DEN- I think I would kill myself. I'm actually flying ORD-CLT, and am going through RDU both to add ~600 FF miles/EQMs to my trip and to (hopefully) get on a new A/C type (146 jet). Thanks again for your help.
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RE: Interterminal Connections At RDU

Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:46 am

Cubsrule,

Hopefully you'll like the 146. I took one from ORD to RDU before they moved over to Terminal C. It's like a cramped 737, but has more room than your other regional jets. I like the plane, and it would be nice if we could have them for our DEN flights.

My only advise is, for your ORD-RDU flight, hope you don't get many young parents/children/babies. My flight had seriously around 70% of young parents and children. This wouldn't have been bad, except the parents got up when they thought suitable. The seat belt signs on the whole flight and F/As had to ask them to sit down at least four times. Then the children were just loud, and cried.

Hope your flights go great!
 
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RE: Interterminal Connections At RDU

Fri Jul 16, 2004 3:44 am

The 146 are actually very large A/C. I flew on one RDU-ORD-OAK and it was pretty cool.. plenty of room.. wasn't loud.. and quite comfy... It's a teenage 737.. only a few seats shy of 737 I think.. I think somewhere between 90-110 seats.. not sure if it is a -300 or -200. But pretty cool...
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RE: Interterminal Connections At RDU

Fri Jul 16, 2004 3:54 am

BTW.. UAX is pulling the J41 off the RDU-IAD schedule and replacing with CRJs.. so no more prop A/C at RDU for UAX.. the only remaining prop service is with US
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RE: Interterminal Connections At RDU

Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:12 am

Isn't there a moving side walk that's underground that connects terminal A to C through the parking garage? I thought there was, and it was downstairs in baggage claim.
 
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RE: Interterminal Connections At RDU

Fri Jul 16, 2004 5:13 am

There is... that is the moving sidewalk everyone is speaking of.. it's actually a pretty nice walk.. there is a mural being put up in the hallway from Terminal A.. and you can look all the way up to the top of the parking garage walking between terminals.. pretty spiffy.. but the security line for Terminal C side is sooooooo stupid.. you have to show your ID and boarding pass 3 times before exiting the security line. What the ...?
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RE: Interterminal Connections At RDU

Fri Jul 16, 2004 5:37 am

It seems like you guys get a lot of 146 jets in RDU for being ~800 miles from their base in ATW.

4 daily to both IAD and ORD.
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RE: Interterminal Connections At RDU

Fri Jul 16, 2004 5:51 am

With Independence Air (ACA), UAX/Air Wiz had to scramble to get their station open at RDU. I am sure with all the changes that revolve around that issue, Air Wiz is scrambling to get aircraft everywhere.

I was offered a job with Air Wiz but couldn't accept it. But I got to witness the scramble to get the station open. The Air Wiz people seem like very nice folks. Sorry I was able to take the offer.

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RE: Interterminal Connections At RDU

Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:00 am

yeah.. RDU gets a LOT of 146 jets. They park 4 here overnight.. most of the IAD and ORD traffic is on 146 (though now its changing to about 1/2 and 1/2 146/RJ). If you want to see them, just stop by!
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