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Flying from UK...BA vs. Delta

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Flying from UK...BA vs. Delta

I need some opinions on what to do.

When visiting family in California, I always fly through Vegas on my way to California; I usually stay one or two nights and then fly into CA and then do the same on the return.

I usually fly BA and have enough AVIOS to upgrade one way to PE, I need to fly out of MAN as my husband is working and can't drive me to LGW or LHR to drop me off or pick me up. With BA I can fly out at 11:30 from MAN connect at LHR and land in Vegas at 6:20PM it will cost around £675...however, I just found a flight on Delta leaving MAN @ 10AM connecting in ATL and landing in Vegas at 7:30PM for £550. I've never flown with Delta before anyone make that journey before? I'm willing to forfeit my upgrade even though I will be 6 months pregnant by then or should I just pay the extra £125 and have my upgrade?

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1. Re: Flying from UK...BA vs. Delta

I took the bus from aria. Best choice. Casinos are all right under the light show canopy or the most part. And bars???? Name it and downtown has it. Use this site to find the ones that you prefer. I like henneseys. Good food as well. Onc on fremont street everything is right there. Easier to navigate an walk more than the strip, IMO. Ps. What i do is take the bus downtown, then just spend the 20-30 bucks for a cab back. Little easier. Unless you are leaving from that gate. Then you shoul be fine

Edited: 19 September 2013, 18:12
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Sorry seems site merging items. Cant delete that. If staying in atlanta for a short time, and tou arent leaving from that terminal or gate, then use BA. Navigating atlanta airport i hell even for us professional tlanta fliers.

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steelmet--thanks for the heads up, I was wondering that as well...I've never flown in or out of ATL. There was a flight with a little over an hour connection but I knew I'd never make it in time. I never connect coming internationally

without a minimum of at least 2.5-3 hours. I'd rather wait around than be running through the airport and miss my flight. I think the connection time on this particular journey is about three hours...would that be enough time for a fat pregnant lady to waddle through? LOL

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With that much time tou will have plenty. If you give delta a call or email. They can help you with details as far as gate and terminal. If same gate and terminal then even a hour wait is fine. Just that atlanta flights seem to change terminals at will. Then there is the tram. So with time you have that is plenty. Even for a pregnant woman.

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5. Re: Flying from UK...BA vs. Delta

Atlanta is a big airport, but extremely easy to navigate. The big difference for me would be having to clear Customs/Immigration there versus on arrival in Las Vegas.

From everything you've written I think BA is the better option for you, unless the price difference is a deal breaker. And assuming the connection time at Heathrow is enough to make the transfer to your Las Vegas flight relatively hassle-free.

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We have flown to Vegas with both and to be honest I preferred Delta , there were plenty of free seats so we could stretch out (I understand your flight may be much fuller) the films were as good as was the food and the flight attendants with Delta were good with the drinks.

If the layover at Atlanta is enough time to get through customs and waddle to your gate then I would go with them and save the cash

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Thanks everyone for your input. I'm probably going to book the Delta flight, this is a quick trip to take care of my mom after she has hip replacement surgery, and was unexpected so I'm gonna go with the cheaper flight. We also are paying for half of her flight when she comes to the UK in May when I have my baby so anywhere I can cut corners would be better. Plus, we are thinking about taking a babymoon in Paris and I can use my AVIOS points for free flights. Thanks again :)

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I havent flown with Delta but £125 for an upgrade to P-EC would win every day of the week. I also would prefer the fact that you dont need to disembark in Atlanta, go all the way through US customs then get your connecting flight. Its just a lot easier in London in my view.

Especially when 6 months pregnant.

Stick to what you know would be my best advice.

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Thomas cook airlines offer cheap direct flights from Manchester to las vegas the best option in my opinion (cheaper no connecting flight). You may want to check them out

Edited: 20 September 2013, 21:31
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10. Re: Flying from UK...BA vs. Delta

Like others have said, Atlanta is a big airport but very easy to get around.

There are shuttle buses to take you from the international terminal to the domestic one (I'm not sure if you'd need to use that as you're on a connecting flight, if you do it takes about 15-20mins to get to the domestic terminal) and there's a train that travels between the other terminals which gets you where you want to go quickly.

It's also worth having a wander around the domestic terminal/gates if you have time, as there is some cool (and strange) art all over the airport that is worth a look.

Edited: 20 September 2013, 21:50