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View Poll Results: On average, how long before a flight do you show up at the airport for a domestic flight?
90 - 120 minutes 3 17.65%
30 - 60 minutes 12 70.59%
Less than 30 minutes 0 0%
More than 2 hours 2 11.76%
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Old 02-06-2002, 07:36 AM   #1
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Airport arrival time

30-60 here. I aim for 50-60 minutes, which gives me enough time to check in, make it through security, grab a drink and check ITYT at a Presidents Club, and still board with a comfortable amount of time to spare.
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Old 02-06-2002, 07:36 AM   #2
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30-60 here. I aim for 50-60 minutes, which gives me enough time to check in, make it through security, grab a drink and check ITYT at a Presidents Club, and still board with a comfortable amount of time to spare.
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Old 02-06-2002, 10:24 AM   #3
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I always play it way too safe, but usually I don't mind hanging out in the terminal. I usually have a book or mag to read and can even amuse myself with the activity of the ground crews.

Plus, arriving too early gives me the chance to buy a $10 sandwich, a $2 bag of chips and a $3 bottle of coke. Who doesn't enjoy that?
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I always play it way too safe, but usually I don't mind hanging out in the terminal. I usually have a book or mag to read and can even amuse myself with the activity of the ground crews.

Plus, arriving too early gives me the chance to buy a $10 sandwich, a $2 bag of chips and a $3 bottle of coke. Who doesn't enjoy that?
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Old 02-08-2002, 10:52 PM   #5
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Then again, I got to the airport 2 hours ahead of time flying out of Newark last time and made it to the gate as they were calling final boarding call. Just over an hour to check in and almost an hour to clear security.

Who says the terrorists haven't done what they were trying to do (disrupt our lives).
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Then again, I got to the airport 2 hours ahead of time flying out of Newark last time and made it to the gate as they were calling final boarding call. Just over an hour to check in and almost an hour to clear security.

Who says the terrorists haven't done what they were trying to do (disrupt our lives).
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Old 02-13-2002, 10:18 PM   #7
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My mom HAS to go to the airport 2+ hours before the flight just in case "something goes wrong"
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Old 02-13-2002, 10:18 PM   #8
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My mom HAS to go to the airport 2+ hours before the flight just in case "something goes wrong"
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Old 02-14-2002, 12:06 AM   #9
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I would probably be tempted to cut it a lot closer if there wasn't a President's Club at my home airport. That certainly takes most of the inconvienence out of arriving too early. The AUS club pales in comparison to what you guys at EWR have, though.
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I would probably be tempted to cut it a lot closer if there wasn't a President's Club at my home airport. That certainly takes most of the inconvienence out of arriving too early. The AUS club pales in comparison to what you guys at EWR have, though.
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Old 02-14-2002, 12:39 AM   #11
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Not to mention showing up early for companion upgrades.
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Not to mention showing up early for companion upgrades.
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Old 03-18-2002, 09:51 PM   #13
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90-120.
Also, only that long because of the help from the President's Club.
Now if only more of the clubs had a view of the ramp or runways.
And if the DFW Club wasn't just a storage closet converted to a club !!!
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90-120.
Also, only that long because of the help from the President's Club.
Now if only more of the clubs had a view of the ramp or runways.
And if the DFW Club wasn't just a storage closet converted to a club !!!
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Old 03-18-2002, 10:05 PM   #15
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More than 2 hours for me. I know that sounds crazy, but I just go and relax in the World Clubs/President Cubs.
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More than 2 hours for me. I know that sounds crazy, but I just go and relax in the World Clubs/President Cubs.
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Old 01-29-2003, 06:32 PM   #17
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Before 9/11, I tried to arrive 60-90 minutes ahead of flight time. Now I try to be there 90-120 minutes, even for a small airport like my home town of Tucson. I would rather overestimate the time to go through security and kill some time at the gate than get trapped in a huge line and just make (or miss) my flight! Until security procedures are standardized, I will continue to get to the airport extra-early.
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