Connecting Flights – A Time Tip

Airport

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….

– Susan

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