I am traveling Business Class through CDG (from MSP on Delta) arriving terminal 2E @ 8:35AM, departing from terminal 2D @ 10:50AM on Finnair to Helsinki....is that enough of a layover time? Any tips or suggestions from any of you who have transferred through CDG? Thanks for any suggestions.
It should be fine! And have a great time in Helsinki, love that place.
Is it all on one ticket? Delta/Air France and Finnair are not partners.
Even though they're not part of the same alliance, Finnair and Air France have code-share agreements on selected flights.
Yes - it's on one ticket - I know Delta and Finnair aren't partners, but I guess AF and Finnair have some sort of sharing arrangement?
If there are no delays, that's plenty.
Should be OK unless, of course, major delay on arrival.
You can find and print out terminal maps to help guide you on your transfer. Be sure to check the airline display boards in case the gate for your second flight has been changed.
Yes, Kevin, even 1-1/2 hours is enough although more time causes less anxiety.
Don't accept all these reassurances as the gospel. I asked a similar question a couple of years ago and received similar assurances that 2+ hours was plenty of time to make a connecting flight at CDG. Unfortunately, it was not. I don't know if the passport control workers were deliberately staging another slowdown over some obscure workplace issue or the only two working that morning just liked to flirt with all the pretty girls in line. In any case, if all goes well, you will probably have enough time, but no one here can guarantee it.
Understood there are no guarantees - but lacking anything definitive, I'll take my chances and roll with it as needed :)
Well, if it is on one ticket, you are protected. No difference is you miss a connection in the states. They get you on the next flight.
Since you're in Business, you'll be one of the first off the plane and through passport control. Your baggage will have priority handling too, which makes a big difference timewise.