TUNisia
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Enough Time To Connect At ZRH?

Fri Jun 10, 2005 12:51 pm

I'm flying LHR-ZRH-CAI on Swiss late in the summer and was wondering if 45 mins. is enough time to connect to my flight to CAI? Will I arrive and depart from the same terminal?

DEPART/
LX 345 London (LHR) Zurich 06:20 09:00
LX 236 Zurich Cairo 09:45 14:35

RETURN/
LX 237 Cairo Zurich 16:00 19:10
LX 340 Zurich London (LHR) 20:35 21:25
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RE: Enough Time To Connect At ZRH?

Fri Jun 10, 2005 2:43 pm

www.zurich-airport.com tells the following:
LX345 uses T1 which means Concourse A for LX
LX236 does not operate today, but tomorrow (11-JUN); gates can bei either A or E (speculating on one of them will just be speculation; also www.swiss.com does not state the gate area; a/c will be a A343).
You should check the Departure gate for LX236 online tomorrow to get a hind (but that´s no guarantee for your date, of course)

In case you´re flight from LHR is delayed, 45 min are a rather short connection time anyhow. In general 45 min should be no problem for connections within concourse A; connecting from A to E would require a trainride - and you still have to pray for that your luggage will arrive together with you  Smile
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RE: Enough Time To Connect At ZRH?

Fri Jun 10, 2005 7:20 pm

45 mins is no problem if you flight from LHR is on-time.

The Cairo leg departs from the Mid-term "E"-gates.
Follow the signs, catch the train and you'll be fine.

If you're late, it's likely others will be as well.

There's not many alternatives for Cairo - so LX might even put a 5-10 minute revenue delay if there's many pax who are running late.

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RE: Enough Time To Connect At ZRH?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:23 am

45 minutes shouldn't be a problem. Even when you have to change from the A-gates to the E-gates. You have to use the train but it runs every three minutes and ride takes 2 minutes. Also baggage handling is fast in Zurich. The airport's goal is to become one of the airports with the shortest transfer times (in comparison to airports of similar size).
 
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RE: Enough Time To Connect At ZRH?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:57 am

45 minutes sounds like enough pretty much for any airport when connecting with the same airlien from one flight to another. I donno about your bags, because they have to unload everyone's bag, then yours will have to go to the connecting flight, it mgiht not make it.

Question: Don;t some airlines put a special sticker on bags that will face a rather short connection time, so the baggage handlers know???
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RE: Enough Time To Connect At ZRH?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 3:25 am

ZRH - so, one could say, that the airport runs like a Swiss watch??  Wink

In all seriousness, I did a 45 min connection in the late 90's at ZRH and it was fine. (PHL/BOS-ZRH-BOM).
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RE: Enough Time To Connect At ZRH?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 3:28 am

Thanks for all the replies. I'll be sure to have an awesome trip report when I return!
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RE: Enough Time To Connect At ZRH?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:12 am

Quoting Standby87 (Reply 2):
You get a paid day sunbathing in Zurich. Not bad!

Oh yeah, if there's some sun up there of course!  Wink
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RE: Enough Time To Connect At ZRH?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:00 am

Quoting Cha747 (Reply 5):
In all seriousness, I did a 45 min connection in the late 90's at ZRH and it was fine.

In the late 90's the airport was not as good as it is now because there were major construction works going on which bothered the passenger. Now they are finished and it is really nice.

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