Flyibaby From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1021 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2624 times:
Yes. I believe all majors have agreements with most international carriers. If you have less that 2 hours connection time however, you might want to check it just to transfer point to AF and recheck with AF....just to ensure it gets there.
Apodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4487 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2576 times:
Quoting Flyibaby (Reply 1): If you have less that 2 hours connection time however, you might want to ciersheck it just to transfer point to AF and recheck with AF....just to ensure it gets there.
I don't agree with that. Remember that most of the ZW flights arrive in terminal 2 unless this is one of the odd flights stuck at B22 or on the C gates. Even so, the baggage is still delievered to Terminal 1 meaning he would have to walk to Terminal 1 to claim his bags, only to then have to catch the transport over to Terminal 5 for the AF flight. That takes a while right there, then security in terminal 5 and stuff. 2 hours just isn't enough time in my opinion. If they do have baggage checked all the way through, then I highly recommend using it. We are handled by Air Canada in YUL so I don't know how knowledgeable they are about it.
You could get real lucky and have the preclear computers in YUL go down, which would force the plane to arrive in Terminal 5 to clear customs in ORD. Believe it or not, this happened recently in YWG and two ZW CRJ's had to park at Terminal 5 so the passengers could clear customs.