2 Hour 15 Min Layover in CDG - long enough? Tips

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.

Posted by Kim
Paris
544 posts

It should be fine! And have a great time in Helsinki, love that place.

Posted by Sam
Green Bay
2279 posts

Is it all on one ticket? Delta/Air France and Finnair are not partners.

Posted by Michael Schneider
New Paltz, NY
6840 posts

Even though they're not part of the same alliance, Finnair and Air France have code-share agreements on selected flights.

Posted by Kevin
Stillwater
4 posts

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?

Posted by Frank
Tresana, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
10888 posts

Should be OK unless, of course, major delay on arrival.

Posted by Southam
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
916 posts

www.aeroportsdeparis.fr
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.

Posted by Darcy
Lewiston, Idaho, USA
1202 posts

Yes, Kevin, even 1-1/2 hours is enough although more time causes less anxiety.

Posted by Roy
Auburn, AL
805 posts

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.

Posted by Kevin
Stillwater
4 posts

Understood there are no guarantees - but lacking anything definitive, I'll take my chances and roll with it as needed :)

Posted by Sam
Green Bay
2279 posts

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.

Posted by Bets
Bloomington
1970 posts

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.