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Old 28th Dec 2006, 14:47
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US Transfers

Hi all,
I am planning a holiday for next year and need to fly from San Francisco to Orlando. Most of the flights options seem to involve 1 stop at a US hub, I've never transferred flights before, is it relatively easy and pain-free? The cheapest option at the moment seems to be to fly Delta via Atlanta.
Any advice appreciated, thanks!
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 17:23
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US domestic connections are generally a piece of cake. At most 'hubs' you never have to leave the secure area and often the gates are close to each other.
One bit of advice is to book a longer connecting time than the so-called 'best' one; - gives you a bit of leeway for delays etc. Anything under 4 hours is still a legal connection and often (but not always) a bit cheaper too.
Atlanta is an easy hub, assuming no thunderstorms . Personally I avoid Denver, Chicago ORD and New York (JFK) due to both weather and layout.
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 17:37
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Thanks for the advice, I currently am planning to have a connecting time of 1hr 26 mins. Is this enough do you think?
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 18:46
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Originally Posted by phil_2405 View Post
Thanks for the advice, I currently am planning to have a connecting time of 1hr 26 mins. Is this enough do you think?
Should be. Unless your incoming flight is late. The earlier in the day the better. And if you don't make it, they'll put you on something later (yuk yuk).
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