Dec 25, 2015 - 2:11 AM
Hi Sujata -
You have asked a whole lot of good questions. Thanks for providing exact times of arrival and departure. Unfortunately, I don't have time to deal with your list of questions at the moment.
But I can add one cautionary note. If you arrive at Cointrin ( Geneva Airport) at 5 PM, you are unlikely to catch a 6 PM flight.. Might be lucky, and it helps if you only have carry-on luggage but I don't think it is possible, even then, and even if you are traveling to a Schengen-compliant country.
But, I suggest that you check with your airline for the desirable time to arrive for a 6 PM flight.
Here are a few links that may help you organize your plans. I hope you have time to accomplish that planning before next week. You will be traveling at a busy time.
Hope things work out for you. I'll be spending the next few days over the holidays here in the USA with my family.