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Of note, when on the aircraft after landing in Paris, the Air France flight attendant went though the airplane and told the people who were going to use wheelchairs to remain seated and deplane last! I looked at my wife and said NFW, we would not make the connection. Being among the the first off and using a wheelchair was what made it work for us.
One thing we have noticed is that announcements are no longer made about connections. We and the offspring had 2 recent connection issues on the United BUR>CMH or CMH>BUR flights, both through DEN.
The first one the wife and I were flying back from dropping her off in CA and our flight out of BUR was delayed by 45 minutes. The Pilot came on and said all connections were good so we didn't think any more about it. Until we had a hold landing in DEN. We should have grabbed a FA and asked her to call ahead because we would have a tight connection, but we didn't. Got to DEN and the door was closed, so we missed that connection. Ironically our bags made it (United app is great for knowing where your bags are). So not wanting to wait until the later flight, we ended up grabbing a flight through ORD >CMH.
When the offspring was headed back home, we were about half way to the airport when she got an alert her flight had been delayed and the projected arrival was after her connection. So the wife (former TA) called and gets her rescheduled on the same flights the next day. She couldn't do an overnight layover because she had her cat. Get to the airport the next day, drop her off and head to dinner only to get a panicked call that her plane delayed again (someone puked on the inbound) and her connection was getting shorter by the minute. She finally got on, but her connection went from 1:10 to :35 and she was at the back of the plane. So she did ask is there was anyway she could get off first as she had a tight connection. She was told all connections were good.
She made it to her gate as the last boarding group was boarding. She didn't get anything to eat, but she lived.
But like I said, I remember FA's making announcements about gates and sometimes they would keep everyone seated until someone with a tight connection could get off. And the airlines did a better job of knowing who had tight connections and would help them make them. Now sadly it seems they don't care.
As for the BUR<>CMH on United, we are done with it.