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Old Jan 7, 20, 6:15 pm
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Originally Posted by andrewk829 View Post
Hopefully this focus on "domestic core hubs" includes better scheduling of flight banks so that I do not have to choose between a risky 30-40 minute layover (which, even if everything is on time, leaves virtually no time for an airport meal or a Sky Club visit once you account for deplaning, walking [or sprinting] between gates, and boarding time) or a too-long 3 or 4 hour layover. In my mind, the ideal layover time for a domestic itinerary is about 90 minutes but recently it seems such itineraries are harder to find.
I doubt it. The 30-40 minute thing isn't an accident. It's very much intentional. 90-minute connections means A-to-B travel times that are not competitive with other airlines, especially for high-value business customers. DL is a for-profit business.

I see your point. Sometimes I like the relaxed connection too. But if anything, DL is likely to move towards 40 minute banks, not away from it
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