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Old 10-07-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I should add if I got internationally I go 2 hours early.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:03 PM
 
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Another thing is the type of load the airport has. Our company travel service will give us an estimated airport travel time. They take in consideration the airport, layout, reported security lin times and flight schedules. You won;t belive how much longer it takes when the flights leaving around your time are all "vacation" type destinations. A flight leaving at one time may have a long security & checkin due to the volume and types of passengers where a flight leaing 1 hour later may have no lines (and no stress as a result).
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Striving for Avalon
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Another thing is the type of load the airport has. Our company travel service will give us an estimated airport travel time. They take in consideration the airport, layout, reported security lin times and flight schedules. You won;t belive how much longer it takes when the flights leaving around your time are all "vacation" type destinations. A flight leaving at one time may have a long security & checkin due to the volume and types of passengers where a flight leaing 1 hour later may have no lines (and no stress as a result).
True. Business travellers are far swifter than the once-in-a-decade traveller who still thinks you can smoke on-board.
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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True. Business travellers are far swifter than the once-in-a-decade traveller who still thinks you can smoke on-board.
im a merkan , i got rights and if i wanna smoke im gonna smoke
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Generally for my transatlantic flights with British Airways, the check-in desk closes 1 hour before departure. I generally arrive a half hour before that time. I've had quite a bit of luck with full flights getting upgraded from econ to business.
I'm assuming you make a lot of trans atlantic trips with BA?
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Should I be there to make sure I don't miss the flight? What is the very latest I can show up?


Internationals 2 hours domestic 1 hour.

1 time flying to DC I forgot my id, so I had to turn around, got the airport about 15 minutes before my flight was scheduled to leave and still made it.

If you're flying where there's a lot of different flights (i.e New York to Boston, Chicago to Detroit, Los Angles to San Francisco) you can be more conservative because if you did miss it, chances are there's another flight another 60 to 90 minutes. However, if you're going to an international destination where there's only 1 flight a day you want to be more careful about making sure your there on time.
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