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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #140 on: July 02, 2019, 02:57:08 PM »
I enjoy IAD, so if you're like me that can play a role.
Enjoy it for 55 minute connection? Why?
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #141 on: July 02, 2019, 02:58:29 PM »
Enjoy it for 55 minute connection? Why?
I like airports.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #142 on: July 02, 2019, 03:29:31 PM »
Enjoy it for 55 minute connection? Why?
To add stress to your day in case of any delays.

Aside from your track record with AA, I'd take the nonstop and get home 2 hours earlier. You have better couch / internet / drinks at home to make up for the lack thereof on the plane.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #143 on: July 02, 2019, 03:30:44 PM »
Option 1:
Pro: Nonstop
Con: AA RJ-145, no wifi, all coach, no exit row open, MIA RJ gate



Option 2:
Pro: Probably get upgraded on both segments, exit row confirmable, WiFi, FLL, mainline flight
Con: Connecting flight


If no kids and Im not in a rush to get home, I would take the stop if 99% Biz Class

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #144 on: July 02, 2019, 03:31:17 PM »
To add stress to your day in case of any delays.

Aside from your track record with AA, I'd take the nonstop and get home 2 hours earlier. You have better couch / internet / drinks at home to make up for the lack thereof on the plane.
86 minutes. But I hear ya.

Why do I feel like AA is totally going to mess me over though...
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #145 on: July 02, 2019, 03:32:42 PM »


Why do I feel like AA is totally going to mess me over though...
... track record...
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #146 on: July 02, 2019, 03:32:47 PM »
If no kids and Im not in a rush to get home, I would take the stop if 99% Biz Class
Well, that's the other factor. I have tickets to the 8pm home run derby.
Will AA get me in sooner than UA? Who knows.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #147 on: July 02, 2019, 03:34:16 PM »
86 minutes. But I hear ya.

Why do I feel like AA is totally going to mess me over though...
Flight showing sold out, so chance someone there will put you on top of the bump list?  ::) ::)

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #148 on: July 02, 2019, 03:37:27 PM »
Well, that's the other factor. I have tickets to the 8pm home run derby.
Will AA get me in sooner than UA? Who knows.
Yes then you definitely should go with AA. Wont you know day of if you will be taking off on time, more or less?

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #149 on: July 02, 2019, 03:49:38 PM »
Flight showing sold out, so chance someone there will put you on top of the bump list?  ::) ::)
LOL. I'll pull a Dr. Dao and retire.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #150 on: July 02, 2019, 03:50:35 PM »
Yes then you definitely should go with AA. Wont you know day of if you will be taking off on time, more or less?
Most of my AA delays seem to happen at the gate or on the plane. It's an impressive string of bAAd luck.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #151 on: July 02, 2019, 03:55:21 PM »
FLL-20 mins
MIA-30 mins

My AA track record certainly has me worried.

Are those times to reach the gate, or the airport?
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #152 on: July 02, 2019, 03:57:12 PM »
Are those times to reach the gate, or the airport?
Airport only. MIA RJ satellite gate will definitely add another 15 minutes.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #153 on: July 02, 2019, 04:00:24 PM »
Airport only. MIA RJ satellite gate will definitely add another 15 minutes.
I'm surprised at you for not taking that into the initial comparison. It's not like you to do a novice style comparison of time from one address to another. Also remember that FLL is mostly highway on the way there (and there's an alternative route).

Returning a rental car?

Which terminal does UA fly out of at FLL?
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #154 on: July 02, 2019, 04:04:47 PM »
I'm surprised at you for not taking that into the initial comparison. It's not like you to do a novice style comparison of time from one address to another. Also remember that FLL is mostly highway on the way there (and there's an alternative route).

Returning a rental car?

Which terminal does UA fly out of at FLL?
The time beforehand is not critical. I have an 8am bris and that's about it.

Probably will Uber.

T1.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #155 on: July 02, 2019, 04:12:10 PM »
The time beforehand is not critical. I have an 8am bris and that's about it.

Probably will Uber.

T1.

In that case, as much as I hate MIA airport and despise AA, I would probably be inclined to take AA, though I'd probably check status and options on the day of flight. The bottom line is that there's no way of knowing what will end up being a better option, and the AA is a short flight.

I will qualify this by saying that I once connected at DCA, and it was a breeze. I can't recall if I ever connected at IAD, if that connection is supposed to be easy based on gate assignments (though they could definitely change) and conditions at IAD, I might opt for that.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #156 on: July 02, 2019, 04:32:36 PM »
I'd be wary of a connection if you have to be at the Home Run Derby by 8pm. Nothing like a misconnect to mess you up. If you are delayed with AA by 1 hour, you just equal the UA time. If your UA flight is delayed an hour, you are stuck in DC.

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #157 on: July 02, 2019, 04:49:23 PM »
You'd have to be insane to that UA flight. You'd be turning a (i) 3-hour (ii) non-stop (iii) domestic flight in coach (oh the horrors) into a five-hour ordeal (bad), including a connection (worse), which doubles your chances at having an issue, including a misconnect which may ruin the whole night (no thanks). 

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #158 on: July 02, 2019, 04:49:48 PM »
I'd be wary of a connection if you have to be at the Home Run Derby by 8pm. Nothing like a misconnect to mess you up. If you are delayed with AA by 1 hour, you just equal the UA time. If your UA flight is delayed an hour, you are stuck in DC.

That might belong in the pros and cons of where one lives.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #159 on: July 02, 2019, 04:57:43 PM »
FLL-20 mins
MIA-30 mins

My AA track record certainly has me worried.
I'd go with MIA
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