I booked myself on UA, flying MCI-ORD-AVL in July. The price was good ($286 r/t with taxes and fees), but I'm a little concerned about the connection time. The MCI-ORD flight is mainline (A320) and the ORD-AVL is regional (CRJ).
I have a 52-minute connection in ORD. I've been through ORD a few times on connections, but I've had more than 52 minutes, so I wasn't concerned.
Based on past experience, it looks like my MCI flight will probably arrive in Terminal 1 (Concourse B or C) and my AVL flight will depart from Terminal 2 (Concourse E or F), though it could possibly depart from Terminal 1.
Will I have enough time to make my connection? If I don't make the 1 PM flight to AVL, I will have to wait several hours for the next UA flight (or I could ask to be put on a US flight through CLT, couldn't I, as UA and US are * Alliance partners?).
Also, as a precaution, should I pay the extra $14 and get a seat in Economy Plus for the MCI-ORD flight? I was able to get a seat in regular Economy near the middle of the A320.