United has a new tool to help you make tight connections

Source: Hannah Sampson, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

United Airline says its tool ConnectionSaver has saved 50,000 missed flights.

The ConnectionSaver tool uses new technology that automatically flags flights that can be held for connections and sends text messages to travelers with directions to the gate and information on how long it should take to get there. It considers the effect that holding the flight could have on other passengers and flights. While the system places an automatic hold on the flights that it identifies, workers can override that delay if there are reasons why it doesn’t make sense.

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