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EasyJet LTN-CDG Help  
User currently offlineA340Crew From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 277 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

I am flying LTN-CDG-LTN on April 3rd. My flights are as follows...

April 3 London LTU - Paris CDG EasyJet flt 2431 dept: 06:00 Arr: 08:20

April 3 Paris CDG - London LTU EasyJet flt 2440 dept: 18:00 Arr: 18:15

My first time flying out of LTU and CDG as well as on EasyJet so I have a few questions...

How early should I arrive at LTU for my flight, would 90 minutes prior be enough time?

Once I get to CDG what is customs like, will I be stuck in customs with all the arriving talt flights, and how long should I expect to be in customs in CDG.

On the return flight would 90 minutes prior be enough time or should I get to the airport earlier, I know CDG is big.

And how is customs in Luton. I am hoping to make a train at 19:00 so that would give me 45 minutes to get through customs and out of the airport. Possible...?

Thanks for any help you can give. I usually take the eurostar from london to paris but got such a good deal on these tickets it was worth it to fly.

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User currently offlineJamotcx From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1037 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

Are you checking in bags or not? As its a day trip I guess not so make sure you do online check-in so that you can go straight to the gate in luton and cdg. 90mins will be plenty at both airports if this is the case. Online check-in also puts you in group A for boarding automatically.

Cant really comment on immigration queues at either airport. Using a US passport may slow things down. But if you have an EU passport should be quick and painless for you.

45 mins to clear immigration in LTN should be fine as long as you dont have to wait for a bag. It could all run like clockwork but then again it could also all fall apart!


User currently offlineACEregular From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 676 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

As with the post above, if you do not have bags to check-in , then print off your boarding pass online, then you can arrive later and by pass check-in, just so long as you are at the gate at 05:30am. If you do have bags to check-in, then you need to be at the desk for 04:00am when check-in for your particular flight opens. The earlier you check-in the lower your boarding pass number. Checking-in online also affords you a lower boarding group. The alternative to this would be to purchase speedy-boarding. This is available in the manage bookings section. By paying this extra charge you can be amongst the first 20 passengers to board the flight, hence get a better choice of seat.

easyJet flights to CDG from LTN, are generally just about one hour but can be much shorter. This is dependant on the winds. easyJet use terminal 2B at CDG, which is more of a euro terminal, so you should not have much problem getting through immigration. The taxy at CDG can be very long inbound and also when coming back bear in mind that once through security at CDG there are virtually no facilities, so eat before you go through or if possible bring a sandwich with you. Often enough on the later flights in the day, the fresh produce onboard has diminished greatly. Most flights back out of CDG always have passengers ravenous for food due to the situation at CDG. Hope that helps.


User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1876 times:



Quoting A340Crew (Thread starter):
How early should I arrive at LTU for my flight, would 90 minutes prior be enough time?

LTN, remember, not LTU. 90 mins is fine, although expect quite a wait going through security at that time, as all the cheapies are flying out, and a lot of the plebs don't understand / comply with security rules etc.

Quoting A340Crew (Thread starter):
On the return flight would 90 minutes prior be enough time or should I get to the airport earlier, I know CDG is big.

Also should be fine.

Quoting A340Crew (Thread starter):
And how is customs in Luton. I am hoping to make a train at 19:00 so that would give me 45 minutes to get through customs and out of the airport. Possible...?

Well ....

Quoting Jamotcx (Reply 1):
45 mins to clear immigration in LTN should be fine as long as you dont have to wait for a bag. It could all run like clockwork but then again it could also all fall apart!

.... but the train station is a shuttle bus ride from the Airport, plus up about 5 escalators. So there is your holdup (waiting for the bus, bus journey ±5 mins, ±5 mins getting to the platform).

So I would say you will be pushing it very close.


User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3003 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1835 times:



Quoting ACEregular (Reply 2):
easyJet use terminal 2B

Have they moved? Last time I used them (admittedly about 3 years ago) Easyjet flew into T3 at CDG. It's right by RER station CDG 1, and seemed mainly deserted. Immigration shouldn't take long at all if that's the case...

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlineDavehammer From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

You'd be all good until the arrival into LTN I'd imagine. There you'd be pushing it a bit fine. If you don't make the train, the trains into London are fairly frequent so you shouldn't have to wait too long if you do miss one.

User currently offlineACEregular From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 676 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1798 times:



Quoting Signol (Reply 4):
easyJet use terminal 2B

Have they moved? Last time I used them (admittedly about 3 years ago) Easyjet flew into T3 at CDG. It's right by RER station CDG 1, and seemed mainly deserted. Immigration shouldn't take long at all if that's the case...

signol

easyJet have been using 2B for more than a year now.


User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3003 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1711 times:



Quoting ACEregular (Reply 6):

Interesting, thanks for that!

When in Paris, I would recommend buying a Carte Mobilis, the full-day transport pass. 1-5 zones (where CDG is) costs EUR12.90, a significant saving over 2x one way tickets, and includes all metro / bus / train in the city as well.

signol



Flights booked: none :(
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