16 Responses

  1. Jonathan
    Jonathan at |

    I was already a bit sketchy about booking a 60-min connection on CX for JFK-HKG-BOM. Your post is making me wonder anew whether I made the right call. What do you think the chances of making that are if the flight is on-time?

    1. ptahcha
      ptahcha at |

      60 minute connection in HKG is do-able, if you are flying an all CX itinerary.

      1. Jonathan
        Jonathan at |


  2. Djabe
    Djabe at |

    Quick question – why did you rush it that hard? Missing it means lounge access (if you smile and ask politely), a 25€ meal voucher (enough for 2 decent meals at places) and depending on the delay and the flight you came from a 800€ travel voucher… Just wonder 🙂 Exact same situation pays us our next intercontinental premium eco flight for next summer…

  3. Alan Dickey
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  4. David
    David at |

    I spend 8 hours hanging around CDG for a new flight recently after missing a 90 minute connection. I hate CDG and will avoid it whenever possible.

  5. David
    David at |

    I spent 8 hours hanging around CDG for a new flight recently after missing a 90 minute connection. I hate CDG and will avoid it whenever possible.

  6. Brian Fisher
    Brian Fisher at |

    I was scared enough of a 41 minute connection at PHL last week between terminal F and A. With my propensity for getting lost at CDG as it is, that is definitely a scary connection!

  7. Bill Thomson
    Bill Thomson at |

    Just did something similar this week arriving from Houston and departing from L to Pointe noire. No immigration to clear but security was a complete fiasco. Took me forty minutes to get through and that was in business class.

    This is the third time in three months that the security at 2F L has been a fiasco. (No coordination, conflicting instructions , lack of manning , stressed out security staff) .

    I had two hours between flights and it only just made it. Like you the departing plane was late.

    I’m going to start avoiding CDG now.

  8. Oliver Trojak
    Oliver Trojak at |

    I only tolerate short connections in German airports.

    1. gobluetwo
      gobluetwo at |

      I prefer MUC for shorter connections. FRA is possible, but tends to be much more walking. Still, easier than CDG for sure.

  9. Susan DeBruhl
    Susan DeBruhl at |

    Right up there with a 40 minute connection in DFW.

  10. Chetan Jhaveri
    Chetan Jhaveri at |

    My family did a 70 minute connection from M50 (off a A380 in coach row 18) to F30. We had to work with an airport staff in the immigration to let them know that we had a tight connection. Then then allowed us to go ahead in a separate line.

    I wouldn’t do less than 2 hours in CDG again if possible. It’s a very big airport too many things can go wrong.

  11. Raymond Kwan
    Raymond Kwan at |

    Thank God my last visit was in 2006. After reading your comment on KLM, have to refresh my memory of the layout. Funny half the airport is 2E.

  12. Les McLaren
    Les McLaren at |

    Short connections seem to be a regular challenge put out by AF/KLM.
    Have lost count of the number of times I have had 40 min connections thrust upon me by the itinerary ftom KLM at Schipol regardless of it being a schgen or non connection. Often land at D gates and go out from B gate which is a long treck. Thanks to paying for Privium (well worth the €205 a year if you regularly use Schipol) I usually make it but if I have checked bags they never do!