Short *A connection Zurich

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Yanni

Aegean Airlines - Miles & Bonus

Member since 15 Jun 2016

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I arrive in Zurich from Athens and have a layover of 1hr20m before departing to Singapore. Is this enough time to transfer in ZRH and have my bags through-checked? Note I am on an Aegean ticket from ATH-ZRH, and a Singapore Airlines ticket from ZRH-PER.

RR

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 47

I would say it might be a bit tight...ZRH is quite an efficient airport, but you haven’t time to spare if anything goes pear shaped. Bear in mind most Schengen flights dock at the A terminal. SQ leave from the E terminal…in between you will need to go thru passport control to exit Schengen area, and catch the underground terminal train from A to E. These are usually quite efficient processes. If you are unlucky on arrival you could get what the airport staff call the ‘fitness gate’ (85/86) at the far end of A…it’s quite a long schlepp to the centre! Also not unknown to be put on a short holding pattern approaching Zurich - I had two arrivals last month and both went round in circles, but for about 15 minutes (Lufthansa and Finnair).

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 481

One hour 20 is very tight and if you have to collect bags and re-check just adds more time. Note boarding wil be 40 mins before, so you will have 40mins to do all that schlepping, bag waiting, check in queuing et al.

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