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Arriving CDG, change to ORY.. 4 hr wait

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Arriving CDG, change to ORY.. 4 hr wait

Do you think there will be time to head into Paris for a few hours. Flying into CDG and taking a flight from ORY to Lyon 4hrs later. Do you guys think there will be a chance stop into Paris for an hr to have a coffee and see a friend?

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1. Re: Arriving CDG, change to ORY.. 4 hr wait

By 4 hours, do you mean "time between scheduled landing at CDG and scheduled take off of the next flight at ORY"? If so, then you have just enough time to do the transfer (including immigration, retrieving luggage, transfering to ORY, and checking again) with very few minutes to spare... I would personnally feel safer with an extra hour.

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2. Re: Arriving CDG, change to ORY.. 4 hr wait

you have no extra time here -- if your plane is a bit late coming in or there are 6 jumbojets arriving in CDG and going through immigration at once, you might even miss the flight. 4 hours is quite minimal for this connection -- it is an hour to get out of CDG, another hour to get to Paris and you need to be at ORY at least 90 minutes before a domestic flight

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3. Re: Arriving CDG, change to ORY.. 4 hr wait

Is this a serious inquiry NYCTrader32?

Have a simulating cup of coffee and a nice chat with a friend in Paris with only 4 hours between an inbound flight to CDG and an outbound flight from ORY Is the arrival an international flight with immigration, baggage claim, and customs?

There's a big chance that even with a police escort non stop from CDG to Orly that you will not make it in time.

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4. Re: Arriving CDG, change to ORY.. 4 hr wait

You don't have a "4-hour wait." You have a mad dash to deboard, go through immigration, get to Orly, go through security, and get on your flight to Lyon. And that's if you're not checking bags.

Did you ever consider just taking the TGV to Lyon from CDG?

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