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Connecting in AMS or CDG? Definitive Thread

Old Apr 24, 2015, 2:27 pm
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Changing in AMS or CDG?

Hi all you wise and experienced travelers !

I'm planning a trip to VIE on DL from STL - is it better(easier, faster, less wait at immigration) to change in CDG or AMS?

Many thanks!!
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Old Apr 24, 2015, 2:35 pm
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AMS much better than CDG, especially when your destination VIE is in Schengen.
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Old Apr 24, 2015, 2:41 pm
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I send my groups through AMS. Much easier and less chance for error. Personally I can manage either, and have great experiences through each airport.
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Old Apr 24, 2015, 3:51 pm
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Don't even consider CDG. I'd prefer to connect in KRT (Khartoum, Sudan) instead of CDG.
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Old Apr 24, 2015, 3:54 pm
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I like to connect in CDG, more so than AMS which used to be my first choice but I don't know about going on to VIE.
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Old Apr 24, 2015, 6:44 pm
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IN my experience AMS beats CDG hands down
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Old Apr 24, 2015, 7:17 pm
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Originally Posted by DesertNomad
Don't even consider CDG. I'd prefer to connect in KRT (Khartoum, Sudan) instead of CDG.
Prone to hyperbole are we?

That is a ridiculous statement.
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Old Apr 24, 2015, 8:26 pm
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Khartoum has been making a decided effort to upgrade the flying experience, so it is not that much of a stretch as it seems. For one, you can bathe in the oasis after overnight flights. Another is that if you are diamond, and get lucky, you might get picked up and whisked to your connecting flight by a camel with decorative chrome fins and cupholders.
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Old Apr 24, 2015, 8:34 pm
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You can also look through this ongoing thread to see what FTers opinions are on MCT - minimum connection times - at CDG.

I haven't connected there since the 80s, but I avoid it personally due to (horror) stories from a friend based in Florence.
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Old Apr 24, 2015, 8:35 pm
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AMS has always seemed much easier to me. That would be my choice.
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Old Apr 24, 2015, 8:39 pm
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Originally Posted by SpinzCity
Khartoum has been making a decided effort to upgrade the flying experience, so it is not that much of a stretch as it seems. For one, you can bathe in the oasis after overnight flights. Another is that if you are diamond, and get lucky, you might get picked up and whisked to your connecting flight by a camel with decorative chrome fins and cupholders.

Uhh, I think you're confusing KRT with ASM. I've never seen a camel in KRT.
Delta has picked me up in a camel in Asmara (see appropriate thread).

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Old Apr 24, 2015, 9:39 pm
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AMS, hands down. CDG sucks.
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Old Apr 24, 2015, 10:37 pm
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Ams definitely - as you can also see from replies above. Transfer time of approx 1,5 - 2 hrs would be ok (if no major delay). Be prepared for the European business class though.. Smaller seats than us carriers.
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Old Apr 25, 2015, 7:09 am
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AMS, no question!
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Old Apr 25, 2015, 7:47 am
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Originally Posted by emrdoc
Prone to hyperbole are we?

That is a ridiculous statement.
No. I had a better experience at KRT that I have ever had at CDG. I have only been to the KRT airport twice. I am not sure when the new airport opens there as I was at the current (older) one.

I can't think of any airport in the world that I dislike more than CDG.
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