Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > United Airlines | MileagePlus
Reload this Page >

Consolidated CDG connection time/logistics/lounge {Archive}

Consolidated CDG connection time/logistics/lounge {Archive}

Old Jun 8, 2017, 10:50 am
  #211  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: PHX
Programs: AS 75K; UA 1MM; Hyatt Globalist; Marriott LTP; Hilton Diamond (Aspire)
Posts: 57,197
Originally Posted by wrp96
Just because they are a different alliance doesn't necessarily mean the OP will have to reclaim and check bags. If it's all one ticket, then UA should be able to tag the bags all the way through.
I would be really surprised if this is one ticket.
Kacee is offline  
Old Jun 8, 2017, 10:51 am
  #212  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Honolulu Harbor
Programs: UA 1K
Posts: 15,207
Originally Posted by Artpen100
I was not aware you could do that if you can get it on one ticket (through priceline or another online or other travel agency, presumably), but that is in part because I quit buying tickets through OTAs years ago because if you want to see how things can really go wrong, have an IRROPs on a single ticket with airlines that don't talk to each other.
If it's one ticket, an interline agreement exists. There's a big misconception about interlining. Most airlines have interline agreements with each other (for example, Air France and United do have one). United and AF will, in some cases, plate a single ticket with the other airline operating a segment(s) on it under their interline agreement. And they will interline luggage. But that does not necessarily mean they will interline luggage on separate tickets under the existing interline agreement. If you buy a United ticket and an Air France ticket separately, there is no incentive for UA to hassle with transfering a bag to AF, nor an incentive for AF to be responsible for a bag mishandling by UA.

I've flown on many US-Africa trips that were single-ticket, interlined luggage journeys that originated on United and connected to Swiss or AF. Star Alliance, outside of Brussels Air, is pretty weak to parts of Africa that oil field trash need to go..

Southwest, Frontier, Allegiant, etc have no interlining agreements with any one else.

Last edited by IAH-OIL-TRASH; Jun 8, 2017 at 11:01 am
IAH-OIL-TRASH is offline  
Old Jun 8, 2017, 1:09 pm
  #213  
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 2
Thank you all for your replies!

I did consider Thalys, but it was cheaper to fly!

And no, it is not one ticket, but two separate ones. Two different airlines.

Have all my airport maps downloaded, now to find the lounge!
cfonline2010 is offline  
Old Aug 26, 2017, 8:09 pm
  #214  
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: SFO
Programs: UA 1K
Posts: 721
I haven't transited CDG since the recent enhanced security began. I have an upcoming trip where I planned to arrive at CDG T2 on the TGV at 10:00 a.m. and depart on UA to ORD at 11:40 a.m. from T1. In the past I would do this as this train is the earliest I can get. I have Acces No. 1, carryon bag, etc. to expedite checkin, immigration and security.

Cutting it too close?
cranky1K is offline  
Old Aug 27, 2017, 7:39 am
  #215  
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: SNA and XRY
Programs: UA PP, 2 MM; IC;
Posts: 1,046
Originally Posted by cranky1K
I haven't transited CDG since the recent enhanced security began. I have an upcoming trip where I planned to arrive at CDG T2 on the TGV at 10:00 a.m. and depart on UA to ORD at 11:40 a.m. from T1. In the past I would do this as this train is the earliest I can get. I have Acces No. 1, carryon bag, etc. to expedite checkin, immigration and security.

Cutting it too close?
That should be ok... I had enhanced security not long ago and it added about 20 minutes... bad part of that, I had four SSSS's on my connecting BP when I arrived at ORD and had to do it twice in one day... Ugh!!
Buzzman is offline  
Old Aug 27, 2017, 11:03 am
  #216  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Redwood City, CA USA (SFO/SJC)
Programs: 1K 2010, 1P in 2011, Plat for 2012,13,14,15 & 2016. Gold in 17 & 18, Plat since
Posts: 8,828
Originally Posted by Buzzman
That should be ok... I had enhanced security not long ago and it added about 20 minutes... bad part of that, I had four SSSS's on my connecting BP when I arrived at ORD and had to do it twice in one day... Ugh!!
That is so much tighter than I would try at CDG, but carry-on might make a huge difference; I've never left CDG using carry-on only. If you're flying anytime soon (next 7 days) on United, things could be messy due to the IAH (weather) situation.

Since just carry-on, and you have status (you've got Access 1), you can always look into a no-cost same day change to a later flight.
Mike Jacoubowsky is offline  
Old Aug 27, 2017, 1:42 pm
  #217  
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: LGA
Programs: UA 1K *G; SPG Gold; Marriott Gold
Posts: 103
Used the CDG *A lounge last week. It was slight nicer than your typical UC (self-serve bar, etc.) and as I'm not *G yet and was in E+ on this flight, I was able to gain access through Priority Pass.

I thought the security setup was pretty efficient -- how they corral SSSS selectees for secondary right after primary security, instead of pulling them out of a boarding line as you see so often elsewhere in Europe.

I also liked how they are able to use gate 42 as the Premier Access lane for both gates 43 and 41. It cuts down on some of the herding in what's a relatively small area.
NewYork1K is offline  
Old Aug 27, 2017, 4:50 pm
  #218  
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: NYC (Primarily EWR)
Programs: UA 1K / *G, Marriott Bonvoy Gold; Avis PC
Posts: 9,136
I actually had forgotten that we hadn't gone through security yet when we hit the *A lounge...so had to hustle a tad once we left - a bit frustrating given how lackadaisical / undermanned the security checkpoint was.
PsiFighter37 is offline  
Old Aug 27, 2017, 4:56 pm
  #219  
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Francisco
Programs: 1K 2.2MM
Posts: 2,370
Originally Posted by cranky1K
I haven't transited CDG since the recent enhanced security began. I have an upcoming trip where I planned to arrive at CDG T2 on the TGV at 10:00 a.m. and depart on UA to ORD at 11:40 a.m. from T1. In the past I would do this as this train is the earliest I can get. I have Acces No. 1, carryon bag, etc. to expedite checkin, immigration and security.

Cutting it too close?
I usually get off the RER 90 minutes before departure time and usually get 5 min in the lounge too. Access 1, carry on only, mobile boarding pass....
1k-all-the-way is offline  
Old Aug 27, 2017, 6:45 pm
  #220  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Redwood City, CA USA (SFO/SJC)
Programs: 1K 2010, 1P in 2011, Plat for 2012,13,14,15 & 2016. Gold in 17 & 18, Plat since
Posts: 8,828
Originally Posted by PsiFighter37
I actually had forgotten that we hadn't gone through security yet when we hit the *A lounge...so had to hustle a tad once we left - a bit frustrating given how lackadaisical / undermanned the security checkpoint was.
The speed and length of the security line for the UA gates at CDG is completely random. My last flight, returning 7/25, took all of 5 minutes. And that's during the new period of "enhanced security." Other times it's taken half an hour. Typically somewhere between the two.

Similarly random are the passport lines. This past trip it took over 30 minutes. It's usually 5 (and much shorter with Access 1).

There are few airports I've flown through in which the benefits of *G mean as much as they do at CDG, in terms of peace of mind. I can't imagine what it's like to be a non-elite at CDG T1.
Mike Jacoubowsky is offline  
Old Aug 27, 2017, 8:25 pm
  #221  
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Programs: All of them, UA-Plat, 1MM*G
Posts: 884
The big wild card is not security at the gate -- because if you are there, the plane won't leave without you. Rather, the wild card is passport control. While having Access1 may allow you to avoid a 1 hour line (as is typical at 10am), I have waited in Access1 lines that are as short as 1 minute, to as long as 20-30 minutes.
seenitall is offline  
Old Aug 28, 2017, 7:36 am
  #222  
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Programs: AA Plat, UA 1K>Plat>moving to Silver
Posts: 2,134
The *A lounge at T1 allows PP? No wonder it is so crowded. I did not realize that. I thought the Icare was the only PP lounge. (Actually, I think the Icare lounge food is fine - it is just that it is so small and even more crowded than the *A.) Now, if the *A lounge served champagne, that would be an improvement.

I also agree that passport control in T1 can be incredibly long, and without Access No. 1, could be a delay of 30-45 minutes. The security lines at the gate are usually pretty short, though last time I was there at the end of June, it moved very slowly. With the usual very slow and mixed up boarding group lines to get on the plane, though, I still had plenty of time.
Artpen100 is offline  
Old Sep 20, 2017, 10:07 pm
  #223  
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Chicago
Programs: UA 1k
Posts: 97
ORD-CDG in a few days, first time in years.

Access No. 1---Sounds like it is helpful both for arrival and departure at CDG?

Access No. 1---If so, how do you get it?

*A Lounge---Clear passport control, go to Floor 10 (J seats). Leave with enough time to clear security at gate, about how long?

Thanks
latimeriv is offline  
Old Sep 21, 2017, 2:16 pm
  #224  
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: SNA and XRY
Programs: UA PP, 2 MM; IC;
Posts: 1,046
Originally Posted by latimeriv
ORD-CDG in a few days, first time in years.

Access No. 1---Sounds like it is helpful both for arrival and departure at CDG?

Access No. 1---If so, how do you get it?

*A Lounge---Clear passport control, go to Floor 10 (J seats). Leave with enough time to clear security at gate, about how long?

Thanks
Either flying J or you are *G... not sure any benefit on arrival... don't recall any...
Buzzman is offline  
Old Oct 12, 2017, 8:08 am
  #225  
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Programs: 1k
Posts: 79
Hi, I read through most of the thread but a lot of the posts are older so wanted to check . . . I'm flying EWR-CDG-FRA on 10/27 and have a choice of a 1:35 or 2:45 connection in CDG from UA to LH. I'm a 1k flying in C. Should I book the 2:45 connection to be safe? I haven't transited through CDG in years so any input would be appreciated.

Thanks!
jah294 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

This site is owned, operated, and maintained by MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks are the property of their respective owners.