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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-04-2007, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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How early do I really need to arrive at the airport?

I'm flying into NYC tomorrow and I have a 6am flight. Now everytime I have gone to the airport the recommended 2 hours early, I end up sitting for 1.5 hours or more waiting.

If I get there at 5am am I really running a risk of missing my flight? Flying on Jetblue out of O'hare...
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It all depends. Usually when I've been flying lately I get there whenever the car drops me off, usually about 1.5-2 hours early. But I haven't flown out of o'hare in a long time.

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According to my Evil Wife the Travel Agent they can give your seat away if you check in with less than an hour to departure. You will still have the reservation but not the seat.

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Some terminals are slower than others and it depends on if you're doing curbside or not, etc. Here's the trick I do: Call a limo company and give them the info (tell them 15 mins earlier) and find out their pickup time... Then, just decline booking the ride (or opt to take it).

Either way, you find out when you need to leave by They have it down to a science.

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Arch, you should probablly leave even earlier, (you know, becasue you have a slow motorcycle)

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Are you packing luggage or strictly carry on? If no luggage, then yes, you can arrive as little as 1.5 hours before the flight at that hour of the morning. (later in the day, forgetaboutit).

If you're not familiar with O'hare or Midway's layout, give extra time for parking and getting to the terminal, plus time for security/gate.

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What airline are you on, are you checking bags, and are you parking there? that will determine how much time you need.

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Wait..... I wasn't quite awake yet when I posted the first time. Does it really matter that you're spending an hour and a half at the airport? It's an early flight, sit down, have some breakfast, read the paper and then stroll to the gate, it's much better than having to rush thru the terminal.

Unless you are flying SouthWest..... then you need to get to the airport at least 3 hours a head of time, run to the gate and get as far up in line as possible.
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Arch, you should probablly leave even earlier, (you know, becasue you have a slow motorcycle)
Oh crap, you're right... And lord knows it takes longer to check through a Mac laptop in security. Those TSA people are all about that right-click.

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There are check in requirments.

:40 Mins if you are checking a bag, if you arrive at :39 you cannot check your bag, period.


:30 Mins if you are not checking a bag, if you are not checked in, you cannot fly.


You can check-in online with most airlines.


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Yea, I generally don't leave more than an hour even if I'm checking a bag or flying international. I don't know what Jet Blue is all about or even where they are, but I always leave very little time Once your checked in you're pretty safe, they usually wont leave without you. I fly out of terminal 3 almost every week and check-in and security usually take less than 15 min. Don't leave too much time because nothing is open at 4:30am.
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I'm checking in the night before online. I am not checking any bags and I have someone dropping me off at the airport. No parking involved.

The only reason I ask is because I feel bad having my ride get up at 3:30 in the morning the take me to the airport.
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The only reason I ask is because I feel bad having my ride get up at 3:30 in the morning the take me to the airport.
If they didn't want to get up that early then they shouldn't have offered to give you a ride.

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Once your checked in you're pretty safe, they usually wont leave without you.
What airline is this? I need to fly them more often

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If they didn't want to get up that early then they shouldn't have offered to give you a ride.
He probably did the famous Airport-fake.

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He probably did the famous Airport-fake.

"Hey, can you take me to the airport on sunday?"

"Sure, what time?"

"The flight's at 6am... but I need to be there 2 hrs ahead of time"

"DOH!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Been there done that. You can simply stay up all night. Not hard to do as many bars are open til 5 on Saturday night, so you simply roll the car up onto the curb and deposit your passenger and roll on over to Denny's for Breakky before bed!

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According to my Evil Wife the Travel Agent they can give your seat away if you check in with less than an hour to departure. You will still have the reservation but not the seat.
That's what happend to me 3 weeks ago. I got to the airport late because there was a bad accident on the highway. I was told my seat was gone and I'd have to take the next flight out - which was 12 hours later - on stand by. I was lucky to get home, only two people were no show for the later flight.

I was stuck in New Orleans for an extra day, my work didn't care for that since I couldn't make it in to work all day, I missed a 6AM flight

I always get to the airport 1.5 hours before my flight and do the on-line check in and print a bording pass before I get to the airport.

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Alright, I guess I will be leaving at 4am to get there around 4:30...better safe than sorry for a half hour.
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Domestic flying....I usually try to arrive at least 75 minutes before the flight leaves.....international the full two hours. I always leave plenty of time...I have no problem sitting around the airport...I go to the Admirals Club I'm already stressed by flying, why add worrying about if you going to arrive in time to make the flight. Besides arriving early gives me time to see if I can upgrade. I don't how many times I have gone from coach to 1st class because I was early.

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Here is what you do. Show up with enough time to check your bags, if you have any. Then proceed to the security line. If the line is long, just walk up to the front, tell one of the security guards that you are being paged to your gate. They will let you go through security at the front of the line.

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'm checking in the night before online. I am not checking any bags and I have someone dropping me off at the airport
You could do it in 30 mintues, but I'd arrive at the door 50 minutes early to be save.

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Depending on the airline you are traveling you can check in up to 24 hours in advance online. I suggest you do this, even if you are checking baggage. That way your seat won't be given away.

Then get to the airport about 1 hour before your flight leaves. It will begin boarding 30 minutes prior to departure. I suggest you use curbside baggage check and tip the skycaps $2 per bag. That'll make sure your bags get on.

Then you'll go straight to security and at that time of the morning and on a Thursday the lines shouldn't be too long. Even if they are pretty long ORD is pretty good at moving them right along.

If all goes as planned you'll arrive with 20 minutes to spare before your flight begins boarding. Grab some breakfast and watch some TV.

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