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Old 02-19-2018, 03:03 PM
 
Location: NC
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those choices mean you are likely on Delta.. Ive laid over in all 3 but given the option Id choose Salt Lake unless its Winter or early spring as snow delays can be common there(and hearing that we have to deice the plane before take off can rattle me), summer kinda hoses the other two bc of thunderstorm delays, but of the 3 SLC is certainly the easiest of the airports to not get lost. ironically I actually like ATL because of how huge and amazing it is.
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Old 02-19-2018, 05:24 PM
 
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I'd avoid Atlanta. Anytime I've flown through there my departure gate has been so far from my arrival gate! I think SLC was an easy airport to transfer through.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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IMO, it doesn't "count" if you don't leave the airport. YMMV.
Haha, yes, I used to say I had been to Ohio because a flight from Miami to Newark involved a stop in Cincinnati. The layover was supposed to be an hour and a half, but because we left Florida late, we had fifteen minutes to run from one gate to the other.

Years late I was informed that I was really in Kentucky. I don't count either one anymore.

I was in Iceland for an hour a couple of years ago, too.
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Old 02-19-2018, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I'd pick whichever one minimizes your total travel time as long as it's at least the recommended amount of time to change planes. I know there are websites that can you give you a realistic estimate for that for each airport.
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Old 02-19-2018, 07:32 PM
 
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With a short layover, I try for a compact airport. One hour is short. And Atlanta is not compact - it sprawls. You don't want to end up running the equivalent of a mile or two to catch a connecting flight.
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Old 02-19-2018, 08:39 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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With a short layover, I try for a compact airport. One hour is short. And Atlanta is not compact - it sprawls. You don't want to end up running the equivalent of a mile or two to catch a connecting flight.
Agree! It's much too stressful to make a connection in a huge airport like Atlanta in a short window of time like that.

I would go with Salt Lake City.
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Old 02-19-2018, 08:41 PM
 
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I would choose SLC for completeness and easy to transit.

Detroit airport terminal is very pretty but very large.
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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For a one hour Layover any of them will work.
Personally I would pick SLC, as it breaks the trip sort of in half, and get you more in the right direction.
SLC is prettier with stuff to look at out the windows. But if two young men in white shirts, dark pants, and narrow ties approach, well, you 'll get an hour of interesting discussion.
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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Haha, yes, I used to say I had been to Ohio because a flight from Miami to Newark involved a stop in Cincinnati. The layover was supposed to be an hour and a half, but because we left Florida late, we had fifteen minutes to run from one gate to the other.

Years late I was informed that I was really in Kentucky. I don't count either one anymore.

I was in Iceland for an hour a couple of years ago, too.
I visited Cincinnati many years ago to see my then girlfriend.

You really haven't missed much. There's practically nothing to see in Kentucky and Cincinnati. I can't speak for other cities in Ohio, but I guess it's just another boring state.
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:36 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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SLC is prettier with stuff to look at out the windows. But if two young men in white shirts, dark pants, and narrow ties approach, well, you 'll get an hour of interesting discussion.
Off Topic:

I flew back to Atlanta from Santiago, a Mormon missionaries was next to me, He said there were more people on the plane then lived in his entire Village.

We got to Atlanta went thru Immigration, I bought him Breakfast (they gave him $5usd) for "Food" ($5 would get you a bottle of water) . Let him use my cell to call the local Atlanta Contact person (went to voice mail).

Walked him to his gate for his connecting flight to SLC. His Connection was 6 hours later, Talked Delta into putting him on a earlier flight that left in 10mins. Call the 800 number for Mormon Central Control (I guess) to let them he would be on a early flight.

Was driving home from the airport about 90 minutes after we landed when the local contact called me back. Looking for him. I told her he was probably over Missouri by now.

Three months later he called me when he was paired up in American Missionary and was in Tennessee, he wanted to thank me for the help I gave him at the Airport.

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