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Old 09-06-2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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Delta Airlines; Would you keep this flight?

Our flight time was changed. We are flying into Cincinnati on to Orlando with a 50 minute layover. The legal connection is 35 minutes. Cincinnati is a quiet airport. We can switch to a flight that leaves 10 minutes earlier, connects in Atlanta with a 70 minute layover. Much bigger airport but if we miss the connection, there is a flight out an hour later and two more after that. Of course there is no predicting if those flights will be full or not. In Cincinnati the next flight out is at 4 pm. We are going in October, typically decent weather. We can change for no charge. WWYD?
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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I would avoid Atlanta like the plaque! Huge airport, lots of people, lots of delays, much more confusion, more chance for missed connection, misdirected baggage. I would go with the smaller airport. JMO
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:23 PM   #3
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I used to live outside of Atlanta and still connect through when necessary. Maybe I am just lucky, but never had any major problems. 70 minute connection is more than enough time. Even though it is a large airport it is easy to get from one terminal to another.

Anytime you fly you have the chance of missing connections, missed directed luggage etc.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:27 PM   #4
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I would stick with Cincy. It is a very small airport compared to Atlanta. I see no reason you would miss your connection.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:55 PM   #5
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How does the arrival time change? That would affect my decision. While Atlanta is larger, it's also easier to make other arrangements if you miss a connection. On the other hand, Cinci is a boring airport if you have a long lay over.

To me, it comes down to the times. All things being equal (they usually aren't), I'd go through Atlanta. But at this point, I'd also be comparing planes. Does one plane offer an entertainment system (either overhead or in seat)? Delta's website will tell you (icons next to the flight numbers). The entertainment options over rule CVG vs. ATL (IMO).
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I'd stick with CVG. Very nice airport and easy to connect in with only the one terminal. Having said that, I wouldn't worry about making a 70 minute connection time in ATL either. As big as that airport is it is still easy to make a 70 minute connection.
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Where are you coming from? How does it affect your overall flight time and arrival time?

I like the Cincinnati airport and I believe Delta is down to one concourse now. I also don't mind Atlanta.
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I don't understand why you are even considering changing. Your original flight sounds good to me. I would avoid Atlanta if I could.
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