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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #255 on: January 08, 2020, 07:38:34 PM »
10.5K AA miles x 5 pax (Status: EXP)
AA CLE-ORD 8:13PM-8:55PM RJ145
AA ORD-MCI 10:10PM-11:42PM A320

Pros: Shorter travel time.
Cons: Riskier weather in the winter in ORD, RJ145 flight with no WiFi or E+, AA reliability.

10K UA miles x 5 pax (Status: GS)
UA CLE-IAH 6:35pm-8:50pm 737-700
UA IAH-MCI 9:35pm-11:35pm RJ175

Pros: GS protections, better planes
Cons: Long flight time, short connection
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #256 on: January 08, 2020, 07:48:11 PM »
10.5K AA miles x 5 pax (Status: EXP)
AA CLE-ORD 8:13PM-8:55PM RJ145
AA ORD-MCI 10:10PM-11:42PM A320

Pros: Shorter travel time.
Cons: Riskier weather in the winter in ORD, RJ145 flight with no WiFi or E+, AA reliability.

10K UA miles x 5 pax (Status: GS)
UA CLE-IAH 6:35pm-8:50pm 737-700
UA IAH-MCI 9:35pm-11:35pm RJ175

Pros: GS protections, better planes
Cons: Long flight time, short connection
I'll take a layover to avoid a 145. Not really, but you get the point. The only thing worse than a 145 is a 200...

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #257 on: January 08, 2020, 07:48:51 PM »
Extra 90 minutes of flying with 3 kids though...
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #258 on: January 08, 2020, 07:51:06 PM »
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #259 on: January 08, 2020, 08:05:13 PM »
You can now earn AA status by screwed up leg instead of flown leg? That's pretty cool!
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #260 on: January 08, 2020, 08:05:38 PM »
Is EXP worse than GS? Would you have lounge access during the layover

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #261 on: January 08, 2020, 08:20:56 PM »
Is EXP worse than GS? Would you have lounge access during the layover

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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #262 on: January 09, 2020, 07:43:58 AM »


10.5K AA miles x 5 pax (Status: EXP)
AA CLE-ORD 8:13PM-8:55PM RJ145
AA ORD-MCI 10:10PM-11:42PM A320

Pros: Shorter travel time.
Cons: Riskier weather in the winter in ORD, RJ145 flight with no WiFi or E+, AA reliability.

10K UA miles x 5 pax (Status: GS)
UA CLE-IAH 6:35pm-8:50pm 737-700
UA IAH-MCI 9:35pm-11:35pm RJ175

Pros: GS protections, better planes
Cons: Long flight time, short connection
With AAs track record, I'd consider that a shorter connection, so unless you say IAH transfers aren't simple (never been) the connections are more or less even. Presumed delays makes the extra travel time with UA closer to an hour vs. 90 minutes. Since neither have another flight that night to protect you on, what the alternative would be should you miss your connection, should be compared as well.
If you can get the first 5 seats 1A, 1B, and all 3 Cs on the RJ145, it won't be that bad, 2 hours on a RJ175 is nothing to get excited for over an hour on a RJ145.
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #263 on: January 09, 2020, 07:55:49 AM »
Definitely AA. That's a tight connection with 3 kids
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Re: Which Flight Should I Take?
« Reply #264 on: January 30, 2020, 11:06:31 PM »
Is EXP worse than GS? Would you have lounge access during the layover
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