Super80DFW
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Encountering Daytrip Problems

Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:06 pm

Next Saturday (24th), I will be taking a daytrip that I found so rediculously cheap, I couldn't help but click purchase.

Delta 1916: DFW-ATL 0800-1102 752
Delta 1626: ATL-STL 1347-1430 M88
United 8052: STL-ORD 1553-1720 ER4
United 561: ORD-DFW 2020-2253 735

The layovers are 2h 45m in ATL, 1h 27m in STL, and 3h 00m in ORD. I tried to plan each flight with enough time in between the next in case of minor delays. I was just wondering if my ATL-STL flight arrived too close, or after the departure of the ORD flight; would UA understand our situation and reaccomodate us, or would we be liable for rebooking? We booked one-way tickets on Delta for DFW-STL, and United for STL-DFW. Also, we won't have any checked luggage. My dad wanted me to book a refundable room in ORD at the Hilton in case we had problems in ORD due to weather.

My big question is: If we didn't make it to STL in time for the UA flight to ORD, would UA reaccomodate us? Also, would be have to pay the extra fees for the change?

Thanks everyone.
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PGNCS
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RE: Encountering Daytrip Problems

Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:17 pm

I'm sorry, why are you putting yourself through all this? Mileage?
 
phlstudent
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RE: Encountering Daytrip Problems

Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:46 pm



Quoting PGNCS (Reply 1):

Some people like flying for flying and/or are mileage junkies.

Quoting Super80DFW (Thread starter):

United is not obligated to rebook you for free, since they are only responsible for the one way from STL - DFW. That being said, they maybe understanding and rebook you on a later flight. I have done trips like this multiple times and have never had an issue. I usually just pray there are no storms in the midwest on my daytrips. Good luck!
 
Super80DFW
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RE: Encountering Daytrip Problems

Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:24 am

Well, I looked at the extended forecast for my cities, and they are as follows: Atlanta will be rainy, St. Louis will be partly cloudy, and Chicago will be sunny. I'm thinking unless we have a maintenance issue, the weather should cooperate.
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Super80DFW
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RE: Encountering Daytrip Problems

Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:35 pm

Ideally, what is a safe time to connect in STL from DL to UA without checked luggage? 10 minutes?
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