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one hour transfer at CDG

St Asaph
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one hour transfer at CDG

Looking at flight options for a trip in the new year and Air France are offering Birmingham to Jo'burg with transfer at CDG, as this is all with AF do you think one hour is enough to transfer at their hub.

The other flight option is 3 1/2hrs at CDG.

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1. Re: one hour transfer at CDG

NO, I would go with the 3.5 hour option. 1 hour is too tight at CDG.

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2. Re: one hour transfer at CDG

Another vote for the later connection. One hour, with a long haul connection at stake is not a good idea. The 3.5 hour connection may be overkill with an on time arrival from BHX, but there's time to absorb a delay on the inbound.

I've also heard that transit at CDG is a pain (I've transited there once 12 years ago and it did take a long time, though I had a 5 hour connection so was fine), so the 3.5 hour connection will help there too.

Edited: 1:16 am, November 25, 2013
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3. Re: one hour transfer at CDG

Another vote right here for the later flight.

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4. Re: one hour transfer at CDG

as this is all with AF do you think one hour is enough to transfer at their hub

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On the day it might be but I wouldn't risk it given a missed connection probably means an overnight stay at CDG and a load of hassle.

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5. Re: one hour transfer at CDG

Transfer at CDG is much easier than it was just a few years ago, and I've done 1 hour several times. However, I would take the 3.5 hours for the reasons joe stated in #4

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6. Re: one hour transfer at CDG

When a long haul flight is involved, 1 hour connecting time is quite short anywhere in the world because there is always the inherent risk the first flight would be late. And missing a long haul flight too often means waiting for 24 hours... So the 3.5 hours option here too.

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7. Re: one hour transfer at CDG

I've done both but found the shorter connection stressful so would opt for the longer one.

I don't have a problem with CDG - its not as bad a LHR IME.

http://www.easycdg.com/1/home/

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8. Re: one hour transfer at CDG

I would opt for minimum 2 hours connection at CDG.

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9. Re: one hour transfer at CDG

Thanks for the help, I've booked the earlier connecting flight. Now to work out how long to leave at Jo'burg before a flight to Cape Town.

Edited: 3:43 pm, November 26, 2013
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