Parisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1293 times:
it depends...on the way to the US, i have no preference...connecting in US or europe is the same. But on the way home I would prefer to connect in europe (FRA, LHW, Zurich, AMS) and make the short hop to CDG or ORY.
To Asia, I prefer to make the connections definitely in europe as I found it could be chaotic in Asia, even if the ground personnels are all so nice. That said, it could get chaotic in CDG too and the ground personnels dont even smile at you !!!
Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33038 posts, RR: 71
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1288 times:
I connect first, assuming I can get a direct flight from Europe home. It sounds confusing, but here's how it goes.
Let's say I want to fly from Miami to Athens. There are no direct flights between the cities, so on the way there I would connect FIRST and go a route such as MIA-JFK-ATH. On the way home, I would again connect FIRST and fly something like Athens-Istanbul-Miami or Athens-Madrid-Miami or Athens-Milan-Miami (any other European city would be a hassle since they would make the flight much longer). However, if I lived in, say, Kansas City with no direct flights from Europe, I would fly ATH-JFK-MCI. I connect first, assuming it means that is the only connection I need to make. I hate connecting.
Dfleet7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 153 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1278 times:
i would probably do the one closest to the starting airport. that way you do not need to get confortable and then 6 hours later have to change planes. it is better to just take a short flight before boarding the long one.