My wife and I are considering a flight from Barcelona to Chicago (I am a US citizen) in August which includes only a 1 hr 15 minute layover in Zurich. As we will be leaving the Schengen area when we depart Zurich, I suspect we will need to do passport control in Zurich during our layover (although our bags should be checked through to Chicago already in Barcelona). Both our flight incoming to Zurich from Barcelona and our flight departing from Zurich to Chicago are on SWISS.
Obviously, we cannot control for delays or weather and the like, but under normal circumstances, is this a doable connection? I am quite nervous about the short connection time, but am noticing that many flights out of Barcelona to the US include tight connection windows in Zurich, Geneva, Munich, etc., so maybe this is somewhat normal.
Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you.