Why does UA rebook flts that violate MCT?

Old Aug 3, 12, 10:52 am
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Why does UA rebook flts that violate MCT?

I have a flt to PDX from LGA that I purchased in Jan when they had the sale for $115.a/i

The schedule changes have been coming fast and furious, which I expected. The latest though has me with a minimum connection time in IAH of 31 mins. That is under the MCT domestic-domestic at IAH. Dont they know their own MCT????
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Old Aug 3, 12, 11:47 am
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Actually same terminal UA-UA D-D MCT is 30.
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Old Aug 3, 12, 11:59 am
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One rebooking left me with a 32 minute connection at IAD.
MCT D-D: 45 minutes...
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Old Aug 3, 12, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Vunder31 View Post
One rebooking left me with a 32 minute connection at IAD.
MCT D-D: 45 minutes...
UA-UA D-D MCT @ IAD is 30 minutes

[KVS Availability Tool 7.0.3/Diamond - Reference: Minimum Connection Time [MCT]: IAD/UA-UA]
Code:
                                               DD  DI  ID  II   
STANDARD:         IAD                          045 045 090 090  
UA-UA ONLINE      IAD                          030 035 065 050  
....
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Old Aug 3, 12, 12:30 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
Code:
                                               DD  DI  ID  II   
UA-UA ONLINE      IAD                          030 035 065 050
International to International in 50 minutes? I'd *love* to see that, especially for a non-US citizen.
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Old Aug 3, 12, 12:36 pm
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Originally Posted by docbert View Post
International to International in 50 minutes? I'd *love* to see that, especially for a non-US citizen.
Only reporting what is listed as MCTs, making no statement on the realism of the numbers
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Sorry to dredge this old thread up, but EF shows that UA D/D at IAH is suppressed by the carrier. Could someone tell me what the MCT is at IAH?
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Old Jun 18, 13, 8:18 pm
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Originally Posted by econjon View Post
Sorry to dredge this old thread up, but EF shows that UA D/D at IAH is suppressed by the carrier. Could someone tell me what the MCT is at IAH?
[KVS Availability Tool 7.2.0 - Reference: Minimum Connection Time [MCT]: IAH/UA-UA]
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STANDARD:         IAH                          045 060 060 075  
UA-UA ONLINE      IAH                          030 030 --- ---  
UA-UA ONLINE      IAH                          --- --- 070 070  

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Old Jun 18, 13, 9:13 pm
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Originally Posted by cruisr View Post
I have a flt to PDX from LGA that I purchased in Jan when they had the sale for $115.a/i

The schedule changes have been coming fast and furious, which I expected. The latest though has me with a minimum connection time in IAH of 31 mins. That is under the MCT domestic-domestic at IAH. Dont they know their own MCT????
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Can't answer why this has happened in your case but it might be a good idea to contact United in advance or at least get to the airport early for an alternate routing or a later connecting flight out of Houston ? What time of day are you traveling?......Just sayin' and not trying to alarm you but we are in the height of Summer season thunderstorms, delays, misconnects etc. that can happen.
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Old Jun 18, 13, 10:01 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyingNone View Post
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Can't answer why this has happened in your case but it might be a good idea to contact United in advance or at least get to the airport early for an alternate routing or a later connecting flight out of Houston ? What time of day are you traveling?......Just sayin' and not trying to alarm you but we are in the height of Summer season thunderstorms, delays, misconnects etc. that can happen.
given the flight was in August 2012 and OP was incorrect about MCT, OP probably worked out something
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Old Jun 19, 13, 1:04 am
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Thanks WineCountryUA. Don't know why it didn't show up on EF. Still not sure 39 min is a good idea with a pregnant wife trying to connect to last flight of the night!
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Old Jun 24, 13, 4:15 pm
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There was a change in my F award reservation resulting in a 3 min connection. Is there any risk of UA cancelling my entire itinerary or can I just sit on this until closer to the departure date? My ultimate goal is to get 2 seats on LH F and since I'm only gold it'd be great to save on the 2x change fee.

XXX (UA 3min) IAH (UA) LHR (LH) FRA (OZ) ICN (OZ) NRT

There are numerous flights XXX-IAH so I'm not worried about that segment. Even if I don't find TATL LH F I'd be perfectly fine with my existing itinerary. I just don't want it cancelled and get stuck with nothing...
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Old Jul 10, 13, 2:08 pm
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I'm flying YVR-IAH-FRA-WRO (all UA flt #s) and the IAH connection time went from 45 min to 20 min. Today they proactively reissued my ticket without consulting me and rerouted me via YVR-ORD-FRA-WRO, causing me to lose out on 1100 miles I would have otherwise earned, and my seat assignments. How liberal is UA in allowing me to deviate from what they gave me? Such as changing the connecting cities, adding a UA segment within the US, getting an earlier FRA-WRO flight thats on LO and not codeshared with UA as far as I know since I'll now be getting into FRA earlier?
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Old Jul 10, 13, 2:18 pm
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Originally Posted by guessaaa View Post
I'm flying YVR-IAH-FRA-WRO (all UA flt #s) and the IAH connection time went from 45 min to 20 min. Today they proactively reissued my ticket without consulting me and rerouted me via YVR-ORD-FRA-WRO, causing me to lose out on 1100 miles I would have otherwise earned, and my seat assignments. How liberal is UA in allowing me to deviate from what they gave me? Such as changing the connecting cities, adding a UA segment within the US, getting an earlier FRA-WRO flight thats on LO and not codeshared with UA as far as I know since I'll now be getting into FRA earlier?
If all you care about is not to loose 1100 miles, you can always call MP to request for ORC (original routing credit).
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Old Jul 10, 13, 3:59 pm
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DD DI ID II
STANDARD: IAD 045 045 090 090
UA-UA ONLINE IAD 030 035 065 050
This is clearly not well thought out. ID is longer than II? I mean, if they're talking about a transit zone like in FRA, that's one thing, but for my money, international boarding tends to be done earlier, close the door earlier, etc due to documentation and such.
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