We’re getting a lot of airline questions lately – Sarah from DC wants to know – “What’s the least amount of time you can have between connecting flights?”
We checked with Northwest Airlines and they say 30 minutes between flights. I suggest calling your airline and asking what their policy is.
However, I would not recommend 30 minutes between flights. We were leaving on vacation and our flight was 10 minutes late taking off. Yes, you guessed it – we had 30 minutes to get the connecting flight, but our connecting flight had left (on time) before we’d even landed. Think using a travel web site may make a difference? Read one of our WhatHappensNow.com staffer’s layover experience here.
So if at all possible, build in an hour at least – it’s better to wait for 20 minutes to board than throw the entire vacation schedule out of whack….