flying through charles de gaulle airport

Headed from Atlanta to Geneva Switzerland. I can go through CDG or Amsterdam Assuming I have to clear passport control, how much time should I allow to make connections at either airport?

Posted by Michael Schneider
New Paltz, NY
6840 posts

Amsterdam. CDG is a nightmare to do connection through. For Schipol airport one hour will be the minimum connection time, 90 minutes would be better.

Posted by Frank
Tresana, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
10884 posts

Allow a little more. We were burned on a one hour connection. First, we were 20 mins late and unfortunately, we were seated in the far back corner of the plane which means another 20 mins or more just getting off. We ran fast, there are short lines for tight connections but had to go though security. We missed by five minutes. If booking a tight schedule try to get a seat near the door. I would avoid CDG if at all possible. It is a huge sprawling mess with multi terminals.