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#1 Tara

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    Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:19 PM

    Okay... so I have been keeping myself up at night the last few nights stressing over our flights. We originally had booked direct airfare through a TA and had issues basically the whole time with our agent. When Sandals did their 60% off deal we had to jump on it as it was a savings of over 2k from what we were paying through the agent who didn't treat us well anyway.

    Fast forward to booking directly through Sandals.com. We are leaving Pittsburgh March 21st at 5:30 am and have a layover in Philadelphia before we head to MB. The layover is only 55 minutes! If we are delayed even slightly we may miss our flight. I am so concerned that we won't make it or be able to retrieve all of our luggage or if we get to Sandals late we can't keep our wedding date because of the whole 48 hour rule.

    Am I over-reacting. I need someone who flies frequently to tell me that it will all be okay and we should have enough time to deplane, retrieve our luggage and get on the 2nd flight. Ack!

    #2 Ayita

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      Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:38 PM

      If you're using the same airline from Pittsburgh to your final destination, you don't have to get your luggage. It's registered until the end and you just have to deplane and re-board. sometimes the luggage doesn't make it but it's usually there the next day. Take your dress and FI's attire with you as a carry-on :)

      #3 Ayita

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        Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:38 PM

        If you're using the same airline from Pittsburgh to your final destination, you don't have to get your luggage. It's registered until the end and you just have to deplane and re-board. sometimes the luggage doesn't make it but it's usually there the next day. Take your dress and FI's attire with you as a carry-on :)

        #4 Jacilynda

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          Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:26 AM

          You will be fine!!!! You are just thinking about it too much! People get through Atlanta in 55 minutes, and you'll be in Philly! Don't worry! I used to work for an airline, and honestly it takes 20 minutes at most to unload your bags, transfer them, and load them on your connection. Plus your connecting flight can tell who is late, and if your only a few minutes late they usually wait.

          #5 Tara

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            Posted 16 January 2009 - 02:26 AM

            Thank you both! We are flying US Airways both flights so thank you for letting me know we don't have to get the luggage. That's a huge stress reliever. And I've heard Atlanta's airport is a nightmare so if it can be done there than I feel much better about Philly.

            #6 Tara

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              Posted 16 January 2009 - 02:25 AM

              Thank you both! We are flying US Airways both flights so thank you for letting me know we don't have to get the luggage. That's a huge stress reliever. And I've heard Atlanta's airport is a nightmare so if it can be done there than I feel much better about Philly.

              #7 Tara

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                Posted 16 January 2009 - 02:30 AM

                Thank you both. I think I'm just over stressing for everything at this point but your reassurances helped with the airfare thing. I can stress about something else now. :)

                #8 Tara

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                  Posted 16 January 2009 - 02:30 AM

                  Thank you both. I think I'm just over stressing for everything at this point but your reassurances helped with the airfare thing. I can stress about something else now. :)

                  #9 Ayita

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                    Posted 16 January 2009 - 10:46 AM

                    It's weird how posts get doubles in this thread ? Anyway Atlanta is no more Nightmare than any other big airport. I'ts big but actually easy. If you have to change concourses, there's an automated train between concourses. Really, pretty easy. If you want you can try to familiarize yourself with the airport already... Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport | the official website of ATL Airport That might help you visualize your connection.

                    #10 hollisandsteph

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                      Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:32 PM

                      I stressed about our flight too but everything on the way down turned out great! In fact we even got in about 1/2 hour earlier than expect. I know on the way home we waited on another flight to get in to take off so I am sure they will wait on your flight. There are usually several people flying from the same place to the same place so they would not be waiting on just you!




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