55' layover in CDG

Old Jul 27, 2017, 7:05 pm
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55' layover in CDG

Booked on a flight arriving at 7am at CDG from JFK, I'd like to book the 7:55 CDG-LYS.
Do you think this is feasible?
First flight is on Delta, second would be AF. Since it will be 2 different reservations, can I still ask the checkin agent in JFK to check the bags all the way to LYS?
Also I'm French citizen, but will be travelling with an American so customs might be long?
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Old Jul 27, 2017, 7:24 pm
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The DL-AF I-D minimum connection time on a single ticket appears to be one hour, and I'd be wary of that even on one ticket due to customs. On two separate tickets? I'd never even consider it.
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Old Jul 27, 2017, 7:34 pm
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Immigration at CDG can be a mess even for French citizens. (Check out the complaints in the Air France forum.)

No way would I book this.
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Old Jul 27, 2017, 7:41 pm
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Can you book this on two separate tickets? Sure.
Will you make the connecting flight? I would say odds are greatly against it.

Good luck.
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Old Jul 27, 2017, 7:43 pm
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Not a chance.
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Old Jul 27, 2017, 8:28 pm
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Wouldn't do it - CDG is a morass.
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Old Jul 27, 2017, 9:31 pm
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Originally Posted by walterD
Booked on a flight arriving at 7am at CDG from JFK, I'd like to book the 7:55 CDG-LYS.
Do you think this is feasible?
First flight is on Delta, second would be AF. Since it will be 2 different reservations, can I still ask the checkin agent in JFK to check the bags all the way to LYS?
Also I'm French citizen, but will be travelling with an American so customs might be long?
You can ask but its unlikely they will be able to help. No way i would book this tight at CDG.
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Old Jul 28, 2017, 12:37 am
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That's a big old "heck no" from me. I don't even like 55 minute domestic connections on single tickets.
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Old Jul 28, 2017, 6:22 am
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Not a chance.
if DL arrives on time and you are skypriority you will probably make it. However, on 2 tickets I would never book it.
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Old Jul 28, 2017, 6:30 am
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Old Jul 28, 2017, 7:23 am
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Ha ha ha ha ha ha! I needed a good laugh. Thanks!

I'm joking and mean no offense, but being serious, I wouldn't book it if it were me traveling. Even with some improvements, 90 minute connections there still worry me. 55 is really, really cutting it.

I recently had 100 minutes on a not busy Saturday morning, with Sky Priority and being one of the first off the flight from BOS. I felt like things were going smoothly. I got to the lounge right next to my next departure gate and realized I just barely had enough time for a cup of tea and quick snack.
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Old Jul 28, 2017, 7:45 am
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* What's the downside if you don't make it?

* How good is AF about protecting pax on separate tickets?

* What's the frequency to LYS?
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Old Jul 28, 2017, 7:48 am
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You won't make it and AF won't protect you. You'll just be another no-show and have your ticket cancelled. I'd leave at least four hours, but booking on separate tickets is rarely smart.
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Old Jul 28, 2017, 8:30 am
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DON'T DO THIS - unless you hava backup plan to get to LYS!

Early morning immigration at CDG is HORRENDOUS - even the SkyPriority / Acces No1 lines! Please read my post about it here:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/24515230-post4.html

I typically stay in Paris upon arrival there, but, if you're connecting from terminal 2E to 2F, is it possible that the immigration checkpoint is different, and faster than the one if you're staying in Paris?

The trip I quote in the above post was 3 trips ago. Two trips ago, I believe I waited about 35 minutes at immigration. My last trip, a few weeks ago, it was about 20 minutes.
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Old Jul 28, 2017, 9:00 am
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1:55 on separate PNRs is too little time. No way I'd do 0:55.
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