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CO7e7
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65 Min Connection At ZRH

Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:55 pm

Is 65 minutes enough time to connect at ZRH? I'm arriving on UA from EWR, and departing on LX to TLV. Also, do I have to clear security?

Thanks in advance.
 
king penguin
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RE: 65 Min Connection At ZRH

Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:21 pm

Normally I'd say it should be alright, even with going through security and a passport check, but will there be any extra security procedures as it's a flight to TLV as opposed to somewhere, say, in Europe?

For comparison, I had 60 minutes last May, with a scheduled arrival from YUL at 06:20, and a departure at 07:20 to TXL (LX and LX op. by WK). We arrived at the gate at 06:19; it wasn't far to security, though it was a bit of a mess there. Still, it moved fairly quickly, and passport control was very quick. Train to the B-gates, a trip to the loo, and boarding was starting just as I got to the gate.

So it's doable, but there isn't really any time for dawdling. This year I've given myself 85 minutes for a connexion there, just to be a bit more comfortable.

Cheers,

kp
 
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RE: 65 Min Connection At ZRH

Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:40 am

I did a 60 minute connection at ZRH as well, arriving at 6:10 and departing for LHR at 7:10. There was ample time left (going to the loo and buying a cup of coffee) as long as you sit near the front (talking about seating in Y  ) and you know where you are heading (taking the train in my case) + walking at a pace no less than average.
 
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RE: 65 Min Connection At ZRH

Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:58 am

If your flight (ZRH - TLV) is a A330/340 you will not need to change Terminal. UA arrives at Terminal E in ZRH.
 
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RE: 65 Min Connection At ZRH

Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:40 pm

Quoting ALAfly (Reply 3):

It's now showing an A321! Does that mean a terminal change?
 
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RE: 65 Min Connection At ZRH

Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:36 pm

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 4):

It can be, but no must. As mentioned before there is enough time and 65min sure allow a short coffee.

On the site: http://www.flughafen-zuerich.ch you can enter TLV and see Gate, Aircraft plus Reg. Also before you dep EWR the info should be availabe.

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RE: 65 Min Connection At ZRH

Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:24 am

Also have to keep in mind that flights aren't always on time. For example, the LX nonstop EWR-ZRH on Friday night arrived ZRH 1 hr 40 min. late today (1321 instead of 1140). You certainly would have missed a 65 min. connection had you been on that flight.
 
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RE: 65 Min Connection At ZRH

Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:19 am

Quoting king penguin (Reply 1):
Quoting jacobchoi (Reply 2):
Quoting ALAfly (Reply 3):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 6):

Thank You for the replies!

Cheers, CO7e7
 
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RE: 65 Min Connection At ZRH

Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:52 am

My wife and I did a connect in ZRH in 40 minutes, and it was easy. The trip was FLR-ZRH-IAD, we had a 'bus gate' on arrival and had time to stop at Sprungli in the main terminal for supplies for the trans-atlantic trip. The folks at UA were obviously looking for us and did a great job co-ordinating our check in and our baggage. I don't know how departing to TLV will change the security aspect of the trip.

ZRH is in my mind the best airport. It's efficient, clean, well organized and fun.
 
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RE: 65 Min Connection At ZRH

Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:10 am

Quoting CO7e7 (Thread starter):
I'm arriving on UA from EWR,

Hopefully that's not delayed...
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RE: 65 Min Connection At ZRH

Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:07 pm

Quoting mcg (Reply 8):
ZRH is in my mind the best airport. It's efficient, clean, well organized and fun.

I've heard a lot of great things about ZRH! I'm pretty excited about that layover.

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 9):
Hopefully that's not delayed...

That's really my main concern. I was hoping to fly out of IAD, but that was not an option.
 
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RE: 65 Min Connection At ZRH

Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:38 pm

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 10):
Quoting 777Jet (Reply 9):
Hopefully that's not delayed...

That's really my main concern.

Hope for a good weather day given we are talking about EWR...
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