luckyone wrote:klm617 wrote:jetblueguy22 wrote:Why would there be a 3 hour connection? You keep saying this with nothing to back it up. I’ve never had more than a 1.5 hour connection in the 100+ flights I’ve been on out of MSP.
And even if you mean taking a 3 hour flight to connect to a 12 hour flight it’s ridiculous. If you can’t survive the 3 hour flight, you’re never going to survive the flight to China. It may be your preference to avoid it, but let’s not act like your preference is the only one that matters. This flight will draw from all over the east coast and from the small markets in the Midwest. Nobody cares about the west coast, it’s not who this is attracting.
I have coworkers that fly BDL-ATL-ICN often. Now tell me, which is more out of the way? And these are guys who spend 6 months a year on the road, they aren’t your save up and buy an international trip every decade kind of people.
My question is why would anyone accept a routing like BDL-ATL-ICN. As a customer I would not add at the very least 2 hours to already long trip. I would be concerned if these people were my employees and their thought resolution process they'd be better off driving to JFK and taking a nonstop then flying down to Atlanta . That's just ridicules to travel from the northeast to Atlanta to get to Seoul.
It could be several reasons.
1. KE may be more inclined to sell connections out of ATL than JFK, which in theory chases high dollar NYC passengers.
2. It takes less time to fly to ATL than to drive to JFK, and your flight to ATL is less likely to be delayed.
3. Assuming all costs are equal, it’s easier to connect in ATL (or most places really) than JFK. One will not need to re-clear security when doing domestic to international. And before you go there, yes an equally efficient or more routing could occur at DTW. BUT you didn’t ask that yet.
Well I'll tell you this if I lived in the Northeast I would NEVER take a routing over ATL to get to Asia there are just to many other logical options out there rather than wasting 4 hours of my valuable time flying out of my way and in my experience Delta is very prone to missed connections in Atlanta. Atlanta is not an easier place to connect it's a horrific hub to navigate through and most of the time you have to spirit to your connection because Delta is more than happy to leave without you even if the reason you may miss your connection is their own fault by being late on your inbound flight.