LX departure in ZRH from Non Schengen D or E...late announcement

Old Jun 15, 2023, 5:56 am
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LX departure in ZRH from Non Schengen D or E...late announcement

Will fly on an LX flight to a short haul Non_Schengen destination, which often departs from D but sometimes also from E.
gate will only be announced 60+ minutes before departure...but I arrive 2.5 hourse in advance at the airport.
after check in and security, there is passport control (outbound from Schengen) to enter D (and the LX lounge in D)...if they later announce the gate to be at E, can I still take the Heidi express from D to E without entering back to C....
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Old Jun 15, 2023, 6:21 am
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You can transfer between D and E (both directions) either within non-Schengen, but not secure, or you can detour via Schengen (Airside Center) which is secure but only worth it for EU biometric passport holders because two document controls.

I would suggest going to the lounge in E and transfering to D once the gate is announced. It's a better experience in the lounge.
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Old Jun 15, 2023, 6:50 am
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Originally Posted by Fabo.sk
You can transfer between D and E (both directions) either within non-Schengen, but not secure, or you can detour via Schengen (Airside Center) which is secure but only worth it for EU biometric passport holders because two document controls.

I would suggest going to the lounge in E and transfering to D once the gate is announced. It's a better experience in the lounge.
Completely agree, with that amount of time, go to E lounge & then head to D later on the train
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Old Jun 15, 2023, 2:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Fabo.sk
You can transfer between D and E (both directions) either within non-Schengen, but not secure, or you can detour via Schengen (Airside Center) which is secure but only worth it for EU biometric passport holders because two document controls.

I would suggest going to the lounge in E and transfering to D once the gate is announced. It's a better experience in the lounge.
what do you mean by "transfer, but not secure"? would I have to pass security again?
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Old Jun 15, 2023, 7:08 pm
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Originally Posted by BinSabai
what do you mean by "transfer, but not secure"? would I have to pass security again?
yes ... D --> E required another security check @ E. I prefer the 2 passport controls and would go D --> A --> E, but I have an EU passport ...

Most s/h non-Schengen flights depart from D IME.
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Old Jun 15, 2023, 9:37 pm
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Personally I'd just use the A Lounge and then move to D or E once the gate is known, safes you the back and forth.
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Old Jun 16, 2023, 12:39 am
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Originally Posted by BinSabai
what do you mean by "transfer, but not secure"? would I have to pass security again?
No transit security E to D
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Old Jun 16, 2023, 12:40 am
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Personally I'd just use the A Lounge and then move to D or E once the gate is known, safes you the back and forth.
Yes but the E lounge is much nicer
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Old Jun 16, 2023, 1:55 am
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Originally Posted by cfischer
yes ... D --> E required another security check @ E. I prefer the 2 passport controls and would go D --> A --> E, but I have an EU passport ...

Most s/h non-Schengen flights depart from D IME.
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yes looks like most short haul non-schengen from D, that's why I am a bit reluctant to move to E....and later likely back
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Old Jun 16, 2023, 2:32 am
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Head for the A Lounge and ask staff there if they could tell you the planned gate. Most of the times the planned gate is known hours ahead. They only announce it an hour before, in case of an aircraft change. So you'd have some kind of certainty, which gate your flight is supposed to leave from, but still need to keep an eye on the departure screen.
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Originally Posted by flospi
Head for the A Lounge and ask staff there if they could tell you the planned gate. Most of the times the planned gate is known hours ahead.
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Old Jun 16, 2023, 4:55 am
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Originally Posted by flospi
Head for the A Lounge and ask staff there if they could tell you the planned gate. Most of the times the planned gate is known hours ahead. They only announce it an hour before, in case of an aircraft change. So you'd have some kind of certainty, which gate your flight is supposed to leave from, but still need to keep an eye on the departure screen.
why ask at the lounge...if that is the case that planned gate is known, check in staff could give an indication when I check in, whether it will be D or E?
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Old Jun 16, 2023, 3:43 pm
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Originally Posted by chris63
No transit security E to D
Since when? I distinctly remember passing a security checkpoint to get from E to D last winter.
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Old Jun 17, 2023, 12:44 pm
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Since when? I distinctly remember passing a security checkpoint to get from E to D last winter.
I agree - there is a security checkpoint right at the entrance to the D pier. I have not used it, but can't see how anyone could go from E to D without either going through that security re-check or going E -->A/B --> D (and thus, two document checks).
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Old Jun 17, 2023, 9:13 pm
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Originally Posted by gojko88
Since when? I distinctly remember passing a security checkpoint to get from E to D last winter.
Not done it post pandemic & they have also driven me to aircraft a few times but once in E you are clean & i thought the train was segregated & therefore you arrive clean at D ?
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