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  • Flying from Seattle,WA passing though Paris to Kiev.
    May 8, 2016
    Hi! My infant daughter, mother and I are flying to Kiev from Seattle with a connecting flight in CDG. We have about 1 hour 50 minutes between flights in CDG, is that enough time to transfer a checked baggage? Also what kind of customs will we have to go through? We're traveling with Delta if that makes a difference.


    All you have to do in Paris is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Since you are not entering the Schengen area and are coming from the US You do not have to go through passport control or security.


    Thank you!


  • 2D Air Serbia - 2F Air France
    May 6, 2016
    My Air Serbia flight from Macedonia (through Serbia) lands at CDG terminal 2D at 19:40. I have a flgiht at 21:25 with Air France from terminal 2F. I will be carrying on all luggage. Is that enough time? Will I have to go through security again? Will I have to go through passport customs? Thanks!


    I forgot to mention, I am an American if that makes a difference.


    I believe you will have to go through security. Whether you have to go through passport control or not depends where you are flying to on Air France.


    Thanks. It's a domestic flight to Bordeaux.


    Then yes, you will have to go through passport control.


  • from Tunis to Toronto via CDG
    May 3, 2016
    I fly from Tunis on Lufthansa into Terminal 1 and then to Toronto on Air Canada from Terminal 2. Different tickets. Do I go through border control twice? How much time do I need to do this?


    Lufthansa doesn't fly from Tunis to Paris. The only airline that flies from Tunis to Paris that arrives in Terminal 1 is Syphax Airlines. Were your tickets purchased on two separate reservations? Please double check your reservation.


    The Lufthansa flight is via Frankfurt, leaving Tunis at 2 in the morning, changing in Frankfurt, on to Paris.


    That's a fairly important piece of information you omittted. You will just claim your bags from Terminal 1, take them to Terminal 2, check them with Air Canada, go through Schengen exit passport control and security and to your departure gate. You will go through Schengen entry passport control in Frankfurt.


  • How long to get bags and go through customs?
    May 3, 2016
    Hello, I have booked tickets traveling from Montreal to CDG, arriving at terminal 2 A, at 7:30 am on Air Canada. I have decided to fly to Rennes instead of take a train because the early trains are sold out. Is a 9:35 Departure on Air France too early? Or is it safer to wait till the 1:00 flight?


    I won't say the 9:35 flight is impossible, but it's pretty difficult if you have to transfer bags yourself.


    I am planning to travel with a carry on. Do you think that would work? Thank you for your feedback. It is helpful!


    I mean, I discovered the great deal I can get on Air France, does not include a checked bag, so I am now planning to travel lighter. If it means I can make a 9:35 flight, even better.


    With no checked bag then I think you can definitely do it. Then all you would have to do if you checked in online for your flight to Rennes is go through passport control and to your departure gate.


    May 3, 2016
    All on one ticket with AF. Will a 1 hr 45 min connection at CDG be sufficient? Instructions on how to claim checked bag and necessity (?) of navigating security/customs would be appreciated. ~thank you


    You don't have to go through security or customs or do anything with your bags. you just have to go to your departure gate.


  • Connecting, different airlines
    May 3, 2016
    Flying into Terminal 2A on American Airline, and out in 2E on Air France to Rome with only carry-on baggage. If I have printed my boarding pass for Air France prior, can I just go to gate at 2E or do I have to go through check-in/Customs/Passport, etc?


    You will just have to go through passport control and to your departure gate.


    Does that take very long? Is that different then exiting like you were going to get baggage? Thanks.


    It's literally what it sounds like, they check your passport. sometimes there are lines, usually they are short.


    I have been told that since my first ticket was on American Airlines, and I have a SECOND ticket on Air France, that I will have to exit the 2A terminal after passport/immigration, then go to 2F and go through their security. Your scenario sounds much simpler. Am I missing something?


  • Connection
    Apr 29, 2016
    I am arriving from Spain and have 2 hrs and 35 minutes to make a connection from terminal 2D to 1. I am flying to NYC. They are different airlines but no checked baggage. Can I make it?


    With no checked bags, yes, I think you can make this as long as your first flight is on-time.


  • JFK (or Newark) to Moscow through Paris
    Apr 28, 2016
    Hi! I'm trying to book a ticket for my elderly mother who doesn't speak french or english; so I'm looking for the New York-Moscow flight with the easiest connection. It looks like JFK-SVO flight connects in Paris at the same terminal 2E, am I right? What's the terminal like? Would she need to take any transfers/buses/etc. to get to connecting flight CDG-SVO? What would she need to do after getting off JFK-CDG flight? Also, does she need any visas if she just changes planes in Paris? Another question: what is the terminal for transfers if the departure is from Newark airport? Thank you!


    CDG is very large and modern but also quite complex and she won't find many other russian speakers there. Why don't you just book her on the Aeroflot nonstop flight from JFK?


    I know CDG is huge, i've passed through it once for a connection to Barcelona - it was a nightmare. That's why I'm worried for her. But like I said, it looks like both her flights are from the same terminal, 2E (unlike mine were). Believe it or not, Aeroflot tickets are more expensive than AF but the biggest problem is the long layover of 12 hours with Aeroflot flights (she's flying further from Moscow). Considering the "amenities" of SVO, it's out of the question. So if she's in the same terminal, 2E, would she just go from gate to gate (she can manage that much)? Will she have to go through passport control, security check, customs, whatever else? (Moscow is a Non-Schengen country). (P.S. She's a US resident, not citizen, she'll have a travel passport and a green card with her.)


    She will not have to go through any checks in Paris as she is coming from the US and is not entering the Schengen Area.


  • What stumbling blocks to expect
    Apr 26, 2016
    Traveling from IAH, through CDG and then to BEY, and back same way. Is there a separate security step coming back from BEY? Does luggage get/need to be inspected b/w IAH and getting on connecting flight in CDG? Somebody else booked my ticket, and only allowed 90 min... (going). It's more (4-5 hrs) on return flight.


    If both flights are Air France that should be enough time. On the way back from BEY you will have to go through security at CDG. You won't have to do anything with your checked bags at CDG either way.


    IAH - CDG and back is Air France. Not sure if it flies to BEY, but we are changing over the MEA airlines... Still enough time? I think we are switching from terminal 2E to 2F or vv.


  • Connection Terminal 2D to 1
    Apr 26, 2016
    Hello. I am arriving from Majorca, Spain at terminal 2D at 11:45am and catching a plane departing for Los Angeles from terminal 1 at 12:50am. I have NO checked baggage. Do you think this is possible? I was thinking I would not have to go through customs since I was coming from Spain. Thank you in advance.


    You will have to go through security and Schengen Exit passport control. This is a very difficult connection.


  • term 1 to tgv station
    Apr 26, 2016
    fastest way (cdgval?) between. where do i get on shuttle?


    The CDGVAL station is located on the lowest level of Terminal 1. It's hard to miss.


    thank you. arrive at 6:55 am at term 1, and leave on tgv at 8:30 am to Lyon. is this enough time to clear passport control and take cdgval to the gare to catch my train? merci


  • Connections
    Apr 25, 2016
    My wife and I are scheduled to arrive at Terminal 2E on Delta at 8:25am and depart on Air France from Terminal 2F at 9:35am. Can we make it?


    Yes, that should be possible.


  • connection time between flight arrival and train departure
    Apr 25, 2016
    I arrive in Terminal 2E at 8:25 am and am taking TGV train departing from the airport station at 9:58. Is 1 hr 33 mins enough time to deplane, clear customs, pick up bags and get to the train?


    That is probably enough time.


  • 1 hours transfer connection
    Apr 25, 2016
    Hi, I would be taking Air France from Singaore to Birmingham, transiting at Paris Airport. It seems like both flights would arrive/depart from Terminal 2E. In that case, is one hour transfer time sufficient?


    Yes, one hour should be enough time.


  • Delta 2E to Air France 2F
    Apr 25, 2016
    My 20 year old daughter will be flying alone and I want to give her as much detail as possible about her connection at CDG. One reservation and bags will be checked through to Florence. She will be flying from Cincinnati to CDG on Delta, arriving at 8:35 a.m. I see that Delta flies into Terminal 2E, but I don't know what hall? She then leaves CDG on Air France at 10:05 from Terminal 2F. What will she need to do from the time she steps off the plane to get to 2F? Is 1 hour, 30 minutes enough time? I tried to pay for Air France's new meet & greet service, but since I booked through Delta as a travel partner, they won't do it. That would have put this worried mother's mind at ease!


    All she has to do is look up her departure gate and follow the signs to it. She will go through Schengen passport control on her way to it.


    Will she need to go through security as well or just passport control?


    Since she is coming from the US she won't have to go through security.


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