Change planes in Frankfurt or Zurich?

Jun 27th, 2002, 09:32 AM
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Karen
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Change planes in Frankfurt or Zurich?

I have to change planes in either one of these airports. Is one better than another? I don't speak German and I am concerned about the language issue.

Thank you for you help.

Karen
 
Jun 27th, 2002, 09:38 AM
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DO not worry about the language..both will have plenty of English speakers. In fact, most of the Swiss and Germans probably speak English better than you. That said, if you have a long layover between planes, Frankfurt will offer more in the way of diversions to kill the time (shops, eating, etc).
 
Jun 27th, 2002, 09:45 AM
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Ho yankee Schweine. Erlernen Sie etwas Deutsches und dann sprechen wir mit Ihnen
 
Jun 27th, 2002, 10:05 AM
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Karen,
Language issue won't be a problem in either airport. That goes for the signs as well.
 
Jun 27th, 2002, 10:26 AM
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Karen,

Zurich airport is smaller, so the chances of a long hike in transit may be minimal there. Yet I think there's lots to do -- duty free shopping, restaurants, etc.

As others have said, these international airports are pretty much idiot-proof -- even for me!

s
 
Jun 27th, 2002, 11:24 AM
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Having been to both in the past 14 months, I'd say that:
1. both have many english speaking staff
2. Zurich is much easier to navigate-less long haul between planes.
3. Both have shopping and other diversions sufficient for a short layover
 
Jun 27th, 2002, 11:37 AM
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The real plus to Frankfurt is the Adult Book Store and Sex Shop that is in the main terminal.
 
Jun 27th, 2002, 12:21 PM
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Thank you for the responses. I think I'll try for Zurich because it is smaller and I don't want my 14-year-old son to discover adult bookstores yet (ah, teens).

And thanks for lessening my fears over the language issue.
 
Jun 27th, 2002, 12:39 PM
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Hi

I've spent many happy ? hours at both these airports.

Maybe I'm prejudiced by spending 6 hrs between flights at Frankfurt, maybe 20 times, but Zurich is smaller, less hassle, and used to have cheaper duty free.

Peter

 
Jun 27th, 2002, 04:49 PM
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anne
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Jurgen,
ich hoffe nur, dass Sie nicht Deutscher sind. Sonst waere es angebracht, selber etwas Deutsch (nicht : Deutsches) zu lernen. Ziemlich primitiv!
 

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