East Coast to SMF: Connect in DAL or LAS?

Old Feb 18, 19, 7:24 pm
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East Coast to SMF: Connect in DAL or LAS?

Everything else being equal, would you choose to connect thru DAL or LAS to Sacramento (originating East Coast)? STL is also possible, but I'm leaning toward DAL or LAS for reduced chance of weather impact.

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Old Feb 18, 19, 7:58 pm
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Originally Posted by EWR-6785 View Post
Everything else being equal, would you choose to connect thru DAL or LAS to Sacramento (originating East Coast)? STL is also possible, but I'm leaning toward DAL or LAS for reduced chance of weather impact.

Thanks.
If evrything was equal it wouldn’t matter which you chose. Without knowing the dozen or so important details in making such a decision, I will offer the following for your consideration.

DAL is easier given the number of gates and physical layout.

LAS may offer more backup options if your first flight is delayed.
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Old Feb 18, 19, 11:25 pm
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This is a no-brainer. Whataburger is in the Dallas terminal, making it a no-contest. Geesh.
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Old Feb 18, 19, 11:37 pm
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Everything else being equal, would you choose to connect thru DAL or LAS to Sacramento (originating East Coast)?
I'd definitely do LAS. There are 8 nonstops each weekday LAS-SMF (versus only one DAL-SMF), so if there's a disruption on the connecting leg, there are a lot better options for rebooking.
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I'd definitely do LAS. There are 8 nonstops each weekday LAS-SMF (versus only one DAL-SMF), so if there's a disruption on the connecting leg, there are a lot better options for rebooking.
And there is the answer. Not having backup options would make me avoid DAL.

You might get better answers if you said WHERE you were originating from vs "east coast".
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Old Feb 19, 19, 10:42 pm
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LAS has much easier and cheaper overnight options if you get stuck or stupid delayed as well.
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Old Feb 19, 19, 11:08 pm
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I'd definitely do LAS. There are 8 nonstops each weekday LAS-SMF (versus only one DAL-SMF), so if there's a disruption on the connecting leg, there are a lot better options for rebooking.
Yup. That's the winner. Thanks
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