Mar 18, 2018 - 9:37 AM
in reply to Lucas
>> I'll never forget my 55 minute connection at Charles De Gaulle....and having to go through passport control on my way "home" to Canada....ugh that was a lot of running!
I hate short connection times, and try to avoid anything under about 90 minutes usually! Two hours is usually about right!
My worst experience was a transfer in Sydney, where I was paged over the public announcement system ... "will Qantas passenger so-and-so please report immediately to Gate # where your flight is awaiting immediate departure!" And despite the rush, or perhaps because of it, I still got pulled aside for an explosives test on the way through!
That was quite the trip home - 33 hours total. We were delayed in leaving Frankfurt by 7 hours due initially to massive amounts of snow on the runway. By the time that was cleared, they had run out of de-icing fluid for the wings. So that had to be flown in from Berlin. We were supposed to fly to Singapore, but the crew had to land in Bangkok instead, because they had reached their maximum hours of duty. As Qantas had no landing rights in Bangkok, we had to stay on the plane while a new crew was flown out from Australia. So when I got to Singapore, my connecting flight had long left, and I was put on to a Sydney flight instead of a Melbourne flight - hence my transfer in Sydney and close shave with missing my connection to Melbourne!
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