This is more of a rant than anything else, but there’s someone at 77 West Wacker Drive in Chicago that I’d like to have a talk with. In the current Tampa to Washington Dulles flightschedule, we don’t have the 9AM flight we’ve had for years, which gets in at 11:20am, just in time for the 12:20PM bank of flights to….. well, everywhere!
Instead we have a 6AM, a 2PM, and a 6PM flight. So, why is this a huge issue? The 6AM flight gets into IAD at 8:11AM. There’s an 8:30AM bank of flights to just about everywhere out of IAD, and a 12:20PM bank of flights to everywhere. The 6AM flight gets into IAD too late for the 8:30AM bank of flights, and since the maximum connection time is four hours, I can’t legally connect to any of the 12:20PM flights.
In other words, I can’t fly to basically anywhere.