I will be travelling home from Orlando - Manchester via Atlanta in August and Virgin airlines have given us only 47 minutes to reach our connecting flight. We are obviously very stressed about this. We did originally have one hour but they changed the time of the Orlando-Atlanta flight and left us with only 47 minutes to catch our connecting flight from Atlanta-Manchester
Having no experience of Atlanta airport we wanted to see if this 47 minute connection time is feasible - we did try to ring Virgin to change the flight times to give us more time however they said the 'official' connection time for Atlanta is 40 minutes, we actually have slightly more time than recommended to make the flight. This obviously does not take into account slow disembarkment from the plane, queues, general crowds etc that we will have to fight our way through but after 2 phonecalls to Virgin they are adamant that we will have enough time and will not change the flight.
To make matters worse I am currently on crutches so won't be able to run through the airport at all. We have requested special assistance as suggested by Virgin but not sure how much this will actually make a difference - if we miss the connecting flight but the arrival flight was on time, then they are basically saying that's our fault and we will have to pay for a new flight to Manchester regardless.
Does any one have any suggestions or experience of Atlanta airport? Has anyone actually ever made this connection in 47 minutes?