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50 Minute Connection In ZRH. Enough Time?  
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 36
Posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5119 times:

I currently have a reservation on hold that has is routed LHR-ZRH-LAX-DFW. Unfortunately, the flight to LAX was the only flight availible on LX, and there is a 50 minute connection between my arriving flight from London and my connecting flight to Los Angeles. Is that enough time between flights?

America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5111 times:

Easily doable unless you have to hoof your way between E and A/B concourses in which case a delay may screw you. Otherwise 50 minutes should be fine.

User currently offlineUniTED From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5093 times:

Don't worry about it!

I have made flights through FRA after a long UA flight to a domestic LH flight in twenty minutes. Mind you, that also included passport control and running like maniacs  Laugh out loud.
I've also mastered a DUS-ORD-IAD connection in 15 minutes, also with passport control, taking a tram to the UA domestic terminal and pleading for them to let us standbys get in! That was interesting! If you ever saw a lady running through ORD with three children, one almost not able to walk crying all the way, it was probably us!!!  Laugh out loud


The opinions expressed here are mine and not necessarily those of Delta Air Lines.
User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5059 times:

It will still be tight! The security regulations of the U.S. force LX to have their flights to the States leave from another concourse than their European flights arrive (Long xray screening process, take off shoes and all that). If the LHR-ZRH flight has a slight delay, prepare for a night in a good hotel (unless the LAX flight is waiting for many connecting passengers). Then the bag connection's at risk...

If the LHR-ZRH flight is on BA, then it's no problem as BA arrives in the same concourse as the U.S. bound flights leave.

Good luck!

User currently offlineKilavoud From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5012 times:

If your plane coming from LHR may arrive late in ZRH, your plane to LAX may depart late if you are lucky.

I have experienced much lateness with departing flights recently from :

Ask your Airline. They are responsible for the connection times.

Have a nice flight. Cheers. Kilavoud.

User currently offlineSR3496 From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 792 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4976 times:

I'm quite sure that the official min. connection time in ZRH is 40min.

I don't think that you'll have any problem to catch your flight to LAX...but your baggage could have (only if your plane arrives a bit late from London).

User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4940 times:

MCT is indeed 40 mins., but even though the carrier is responsible if they are late and you miss the LAX flight, you don't get there when you want to. I keep my fingers crossed for an ontime arrival and a smooth connection at ZRH Airport.

Today's example: LX345 arrived 17 mins. late, LX40 departed 44 min.s late, waiting for connecting passengers.

User currently offlineAir2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4917 times:

Since we're talking connections in ZRH, and never having been there and traveling with an infant, we have a 1 hr connection coming in Swiss Air and departing AA to DFW. Is there a terminal change? What's the best way to proceed? I have a 2 hr connection inbound from the States, I don't think that's an issue.

User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4907 times:

I had a connection at ZRH couple of months back.....i was flying from LHR to KHI on LX....i think the time was 45 mins and i made it in time in the renovated ZRH

User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4890 times:

It really depends where your inbound flight arrives at ZRH.

All flights bound for the States (AA, CO, DL, LX) leave from concourse A. European flights of LX usually arrive in concourse E but can also arrive in A. There is a train (Skymetro) connecting concourses A and E (runs every 2 min., travel time 90 secs.). Connecting time of 1 hour is conveniently enough but please mind the tight security procedures before entering the departure gate area in concourse A.

Absolutely no problem if all inbound flights arrive on time...

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