bmi diamond club - Is one hour enough time to make connection in Manchester
Jan 24, 03, 9:45 am
Will be making a connection on BMI from EDI-MAN and to MAN-ORD. Will one hour be enough time for a connection?
Jan 24, 03, 11:23 am
I had a similar question a month ago. The answer given was "yes," but because my outbound was 2 hours late, I ended up being rerouted anyway.
Jan 24, 03, 1:05 pm
Does the BMI flight from Edinburgh to Manchester usually run late?
The EDI-MAN flights are usually on time unless the weather is especially bad (and there is some padding of the schedule to make sure of this).
You can check actual arrival times on the bmi website:
An hour should be fine. All BD flights depart from the same building - just turn left from your arrival gate (follow the "T1 transfer" signs) and you have a short (2 minute) walk between domestic and international gate areas, with no extra security check (you will have cleared security at Edinburgh). You will get your boarding pass in EDI, and they will check your luggage through to ORD.
Even if you were a bit late, I would be amazed if they didn't hold the ORD flight for you - you are unlikely to be the only connecting passengers on that flight.
[This message has been edited by House (edited 01-24-2003).]
Jan 27, 03, 5:33 am
EDI-MAN has one of the best one-time performance records on the whole BD network, and one hour is plenty of time.
I once did it in 15 minutes; they held the pushback for a couple of minutes to allow four passengers to make the connection, and arranged for a car to take us and our checked bags from one aircraft door to the other. Now that's service http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/smile.gif