DFW Connection right at the minimum

 
Old Oct 20, 05, 2:14 pm
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DFW Connection right at the minimum

I'll be flying these segments in a couple of weeks:

From: Tulsa OK US To: Orange County/Santa Ana CA US
VIA: Dallas/Ft Worth TX US
American 2053 American 1749
From:TUL To: DFW From: DFW To:SNA
1:58 PM 3:10 PM 3:45 PM 4:58 PM
Trm: M80 Trm:0 Trm:0 738 Trm:
Meal F

If you see the connection time, it is right at the minimum, 35, and since this is a mainline connection, it's legal.

But of course, I am wondering how it will work logistically. I haven't flown thru DFW in a little while. Does airport ops tend to park the MD-80s near each other, and the 738's together? Usually I like a bigger gap, but this time I have to be in TUL and SNA very close to those times.

I've confirmed my seats up front for both flights. Just trying to get a handle on how fast I will have to run!
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Old Oct 20, 05, 2:35 pm
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You'll make it using Skylink, but do AA's baggage mishandling rate a favor and don't check any luggage.
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Old Oct 20, 05, 2:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Connected1
You'll make it using Skylink, but do AA's baggage mishandling rate a favor and don't check any luggage.
I agree...as long as you are on-time you'll be ok (but not your checked luggage).

In answer to your second question, AA does not clump DOMESTIC aircraft by groups, so no help there for you.
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Old Oct 20, 05, 2:53 pm
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Ah, yes, will be carrying on only.
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Old Oct 20, 05, 3:34 pm
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About every other time I go through DFW, AA arrives on time or early, only to pull up short of the gate. The pilot then tells the helpless passengers that the ground crew is not ready. I want to tell the flight attendants to call ahead next time so that they'll know we're coming. Very frustrating to be within sight of a connecting flight and still miss it.

Hope this doesn't happen to you, but don't be surprised if it does.

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Old Oct 23, 05, 1:00 am
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Found out I'm going to be on the same sets of flights on another Friday afternoon, but this time in Y. I have exit rows on both, MD80 and then 738. Is this cutting it even closer? Should I sacrifice 20B on the first flight for something/anything toward the front?
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Old Oct 23, 05, 1:36 am
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Interesting that AA.com is showing me a 30-min layover at DFW. Hmmm....
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Old Oct 23, 05, 10:20 am
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Originally Posted by IceTrojan
Interesting that AA.com is showing me a 30-min layover at DFW. Hmmm....
I would....time counts here.
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Old Oct 23, 05, 10:28 am
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In the event you miss the current connetion, at least there are two more flights yet! I would never connect to the LAST/ONLY flight of the day with this short a time period.

From: Dallas/Ft Worth TX US To: Orange County/Santa Ana CA US
NON-STOP
American 621FromFW To:SNA
5:51 PM 7:01 PM
American 1747 FromFW To:SNA
8:15 PM 9:20 PM
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