We land in zurich at 7:15 am. Were wondering how long do the bags and customs usually take in zurich?. We plan to catch a air france flight to paris at 9:55am ...is that reasonable time to check out and check back in..or are we pushing it ? ( these are 2 different tickets- so need to check out and check back in).
You don't need to recollect your bags. Even tough you have two tickets, you can have them "tagged" all the way to Paris when you check-in for your flight in California, just make sure you tell the check-in agent. For your connecting flight to Paris, you can either print out the boarding pass at home, or head to the transfer desk; no need to exit and reenter the terminal.
Tats good info .Thanks. Hope Delta wont complain wen i make that request!
Delta and Air France are part of the same alliance (Sky Team), so it definitely won't be an issue.
So if checked bags is not an issue..do we have enough time to go through customs and immigration in zurich? or do we just skip all that in zurich and do it in paris?
You have plenty of time to go through immigration (customs will be at CDG). As international airports go Zurich is fairly small---but it's very modern and efficient.
I connected in Zurich last year and agree it is a very efficient airport. I had a shorter connection time in the early AM also. No problems getting around, finding gates, etc. Assuming this is your point of entry to the EU, you will go through customs and immigration. Your bags should be checked through to your final destination if your airlines are in the same alliance, however, I would confirm with the airline. Another nice thing about the Zurich airport, was they had no problems with any of the currency I had, US $$ or Euros, as Switzerland still uses the Swiss Franc. Bon Voyage!