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CDG - 1 hour connection 2E to 2F... any experiences????

Old Mar 24th, 2013, 01:59 PM
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On an AF to AF connection, I just do not worry. Air France takes good care of its passengers -- rushing through their connections, rebooking them on alternate flights and putting a bundle of money in their hands if anything goes wrong. I would much rather receive $500 for missing a connection and arriving at my destination 2 hours later than paying $250 for flights that I did not really want to take.

When you are flying on different airlines and might invalidate a ticket for a missed connection, then that justifies paying extra to be safe.
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Old Mar 24th, 2013, 03:26 PM
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I fly Air France almost every time I go to Europe and I've made 1 hr connections several times. Sure, I prefer to book one with about 2 hrs, if possible, but I would not typically pay $250 to avoid it. I might pay $50-100. However, my connections are mostly going over that are that tight, and AF usually has several flights a day to my end destination. And if my bags don't make it, I know they will the next day or later the same day (which has happened twice, and both times AF got it to my hotel by the end of the day, even in one case when it was about 30-40 miles away from the airport).

But in this case, the flight that would be missed is a long one going home and likely there wouldn't be another one that day. So I might debate that one, not sure, $250 is a lot of money to me for something that isn't really necessary, unless something really bad would happen if I didn't get back home on that particular day. But I'm not clear on what this flight is, if it were a nonstop then I'd pay extra just for that feature, too, so it's not just for the connection but the time spent in that. If it's just direct but stops somewhere for an hour or two, maybe not.
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Well put. Thanks, Christina.
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