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Travel time from CDG terminal 2C/2E arrival to 2A departure

Plano, Texas
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Travel time from CDG terminal 2C/2E arrival to 2A departure

I will have 2 tickets BOM-CDG (Jet Airways which arrives in either terminal 2C or 2E) and CDG-DFW (on AA which takes-off from terminal 2A) . Since these are separate AA e-locators (one paid, one miles ticket), Jet Airways may not check my bags through to DFW. Hence, could someone please tell me how to get from Terminal 2C/2E arrivals in CDG to Terminal 2A departures and how much time it could take assuming I have to clear immigration in Paris, pick up bags, clear customs and travel from Terminal 2C/2E arrivals to Terminal 2A departures.

I have the miles ticket from BOM-CDG but have yet to buy the CDG-DFW leg and so would like to plan the right amount of transit time given the circumstances.

Would appreciate guidance.

Thanks

Conroy

Sydney, Australia
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1. Re: Travel time from CDG terminal 2C/2E arrival to 2A departure

See www.easycdg.com

Leave plenty of time. On separate tickets, you have no protection if the first flight is delayed.

Hong Kong, China
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2. Re: Travel time from CDG terminal 2C/2E arrival to 2A departure

I would not opt for this connection with less than 3-4 hours in between.

Stuttgart, Germany
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3. Re: Travel time from CDG terminal 2C/2E arrival to 2A departure

Given the horrible queues that can happen in CDG I would want at least 6 hours there . I hear of lines for immigration taking 2 hours. Then you have to back through passport control in 2A. Perhaps consider a night in Paris

Plano, Texas
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4. Re: Travel time from CDG terminal 2C/2E arrival to 2A departure

Thank you all for your feedback

Shanghai, China
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5. Re: Travel time from CDG terminal 2C/2E arrival to 2A departure

@ #3

Strange, because in all my flights in and out of CDG I never experienced an unreasonable waiting time at passport control.

Stuttgart, Germany
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6. Re: Travel time from CDG terminal 2C/2E arrival to 2A departure

laOwei, have a look over on Flyertalk there are some lovely pictures of very long lines both entering and leaving France. Priority lines were not much faster

W Yorkshire
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7. Re: Travel time from CDG terminal 2C/2E arrival to 2A departure

I've only ever had issues with queues at immigration when they kept striking.

Otherwise not too bad for me.

Shanghai, China
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8. Re: Travel time from CDG terminal 2C/2E arrival to 2A departure

bongoblog, that might well be. I am just a bit surprised that I never experienced that on a good number of flights through CDG.

9. Re: Travel time from CDG terminal 2C/2E arrival to 2A departure

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