Travel Tip for Anyone Connecting Through Charlotte
We just got back from a trip to Grand Cayman (family vacation with kids). I travel a lot for work, and always want to post this tip, but then forget to do so.
Please read if you are flying on USAirways on your return trip from Jamaica and connecting through Charlotte. After you go through immigration, collect your luggage, recheck your luggage, and then go through customs, you will come out at an area where you will need to take the escalator in order to go through security again and then go to your gate.
The security check-point area for the D and E concourses is at the top of this escalator. This checkpoint ALWAYS backs up because people coming from customs just assume that this is where you need to go through security again. Usually, there is no one there to tell you that you can use other security checkpoints. Even if your next flight leaves out of D or E, if this checkpoint is backed-up (and it will be), take a very short walk down the concourse (follow the signs to ABC terminals) and go through security at C (the next checkpoint) or even B. Even if you have to double back to go to the D gates, it is not a far walk from the C checkpoint (no more than a 75 yards). And most of the connecting flights leave out of B and C anyway (unless you are on a small commuter flight, which leave out of E).
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.
Also, be very glad that something like Couples exits. I have seen more screaming little kids over the course of four days than I ever want to see for the rest of my life. Honestly, does an 8 year old really need to scream, "look at all the f***ing fish!"
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
We missed our flight going home through Charlotte last year because of back-up. There was a group of deploying National Guard (with boots, etc.) and although I am so proud of them, they or the situation caused a serious back-up. We could have made a flight that cost us a night over stay. This is really good info.
To anyone who reads this - Take stalk in this post
We were in the van on our way back to the airport a week and a half ago only to receive a phone call from the mom of a family that my 13 year old son was staying with telling is that her husband had died that morning.
We do never know how long we will be on this earth - enjoy every moment with those you love both family time and couple time!