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I hav one Hour to Change flight in CDG Terminal 2

I hav one Hour to Change flight in CDG Terminal 2

Nov 14th, 2006, 06:37 AM
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I hav one Hour to Change flight in CDG Terminal 2

Help! Is 1 hour enough from 2F to 2C I hate cutting it so close but I assume its a quick walk. The ticket is through from Dublin to Singapore and bags checked through. I am worrried about any delays.
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Nov 14th, 2006, 06:37 AM
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P.S. That is in Charles De Gaulle Airport
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Nov 14th, 2006, 06:45 AM
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That is waaaaaay to close for comfort for me at CDG. Especially to catch a long haul to Singapore. If it were a frequent route where I could take another flight in a couple of hours - that is another thing.

It could take you 30+ mins just to bus to the terminal from the tarmac.
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Nov 14th, 2006, 06:45 AM
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Hi S,

You could make it, but I suggest that you be prepared to miss the connection.


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Nov 14th, 2006, 07:05 AM
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You could get from 2F to 2C in less than an hour but, as Janis wrote, it could take 30 minutes to get from the tarmac to the terminal. It's very, very close--any delays at all and you'd miss your Singapore flight. You're already worried so I'd recommend taking an earlier flight from Dublin.
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Nov 14th, 2006, 07:17 AM
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Hi S,

Good advice so far !!! I wish I had a dollar for every post regarding tranfer times at CDG.
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Nov 14th, 2006, 07:18 AM
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P.S. I meant TRANSFER time at CDG.
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Nov 14th, 2006, 07:23 AM
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Siobhan:

Even if you make the connection (dubious), your checked baggage likely won’t.
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Nov 14th, 2006, 07:30 AM
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Once it took me 45 mins to go through passport control at 7:00am. They were understaffed. I missed the connecting flight.

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Nov 14th, 2006, 08:59 AM
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I hate CDG !
You will make it--your bags will not.
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Nov 14th, 2006, 08:59 AM
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From 2F, you go downstairs, bypassing the lines for passport checks and go straight to airside transfer bus that takes you to 2C via 2E. You need to clear security - nothing drastic, the usual jacket and belt off and laptop out of case and optional patdown. Then you go upstairs for the gate for your Singapore flight.
A few days ago I went from 2C to 2F and it took about 20 min, but there was no line at security and didn't have to wait long for transfer bus. At busier times, I can see it taking 40 min.
Even if your incoming flight is on time, there is a risk that your luggage won't make it to your next flight. Luggage transfer can be inefficient at CDG, esp if it involves different terminals. If you can take an earlier flight out of Dublin, I'd definitely go for it.
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Nov 14th, 2006, 09:31 AM
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With all due respect, why are these tight CDG connection questions always asked AFTER the ticket has been purchased?
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Nov 14th, 2006, 09:34 AM
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I never book a flight with less than 2 hours conection. I prefer to wait at the airport for 3 or 4 hours than to miss the flight or my luggage!
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Nov 15th, 2006, 03:10 AM
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Thanks it has been changed. I did not book the flights as the corporate agent for work did based on my itinery for Asia and the best prices etc. She cheekily keeps saying that the minimum requirement is 45 mins so its fine...Bah! I need my luggage so I am arriving now with approx 2.55 hours. I would book my own flights for personal but its work related and easier to hand over to an agent. Thanks all!
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Nov 15th, 2006, 03:30 AM
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Hi S,

Good for you.

>She cheekily keeps saying that the minimum requirement is 45 mins so its fine..<

That's what AF says, too.

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Nov 15th, 2006, 05:00 AM
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What are the rules for missed connections? Would the airline put you up in a hotel and book you on the next day's flight? Could you argue for an upgrade on the next day's flight?
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Nov 15th, 2006, 05:05 AM
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To SiobhanP, what airline are you flying with?

Air France for sure will hold up the flight until all are on board-at least for our flights that's what has happened. Maybe your airline will do the same?
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Nov 15th, 2006, 05:58 AM
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It says on AF website (on Japanese version; not sure about others) that 45-min minimum connecting time at CDG assumes no delay in incoming flight or any other delays, e.g. for security. Nearly 3-hour layover is more than adequate to ensure connection - both yourself and your luggage.
Just note: there are very limited eating options airside at 2C - just a bar and self-service cafeteria with no hot food (at outrageous price, like a can of coke at 2.90&euro. I suggest you take some food with you to tide you over until your SIN flight (they do have snacks in business lounge if you are eligible).
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Nov 16th, 2006, 06:47 AM
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It is air France and the agent said thats what AF tell them but in reality I doubt they will hold a plane to Singapore for little old me in coach (They wont let me fly business this trip). If there is a delay in Dublin I will miss the flight and had only 1 full day to work in Singapore. Ok its asia but this trip is starting from Europe so I posted here. I have only been to CDG once and was appalled at the services in the terminals. I thought France would be much more like Frankfurt or Amsterdam airport. Its pretty crummy from what I remember of my last trip. I'll bring snacks from Dublin!
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Nov 16th, 2006, 06:53 AM
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<<at outrageous price, like a can of coke at 2.90€>>

from what I saw in Paris - a GLASS of coke for 3-4 euros, that actually sounds like a bargain!!! lol
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