How long does it really take to fly from Cedar Crest to Charlotte? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Charlotte, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.
Thursday, 10:12 am: start in Cedar Crest
drive for about 43 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 11:50 am at the latest
10:55 am: Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 12:20 pm
11:25 am: get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time
12:25 pm: arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate
12:55 pm: prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat
1:10 pm: board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route
1:20 pm: this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 33 minutes
1:53 pm: so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 11 minutes to taxi to the runway
2:04 pm: wheels up! take-off from ABQ
fly for about 2.5 hours in the air
6:29 pm (local time): Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is 2 hours ahead of Albuquerque, NM
so the time in Cedar Crest is actually 4:29 pm
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 9 minutes to the gate
6:38 pm (local time): arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight
7:25 pm (local time): get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 47 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run
7:40 pm (local time): board Delta Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route
7:50 pm (local time): scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 21 minutes to taxi to the runway
8:11 pm (local time): wheels up again! take-off from BWI
fly for about 41 minutes in the air
8:52 pm (local time): Charlotte Douglas International (CLT)
Charlotte is 2 hours ahead of Cedar Crest
so the time in Cedar Crest is actually 6:52 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 8 minutes to the gate
9:00 pm (local time): arrive at the gate at CLT
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 17 minutes to your destination
9:17 pm (local time): arrive in Charlotte
Total travel time: 9 hours
How far is Charlotte from Cedar Crest? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.
Flight distance: 1,441 miles or 2319 km
Flight time: 3 hours, 23 minutes
Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 9 hours, 4 minutes.
Flying private is roughly 3x faster, and saves you about 6 hours in your total travel time.
Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.
This is a medium length flight, so unless you have a nice private jet, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.
Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from ABQ to ATL, and connecting flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from ATL to CLT, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:
Based on these statistical results, we chose Thursday for the flight itinerary above.
The most common route is ABQ to ATL, then connecting to CLT, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:
We picked Delta Air Lines Inc. for your main flight, and Delta Air Lines Inc. for your connecting flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:
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The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Charlotte to Cedar Crest, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.
You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Cedar Crest to Charlotte road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Cedar Crest to Charlotte?
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