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Customs question for TA's

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Hi,

 

We just booked our flights for our wedding/honeymoon but were wondering about customs. We are going from JFK to NTE with a 45 min layover in CDG. Will we go through customs at CDG or in NTE at our final destination?

 

Thx!!!

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Hi Melinda,

 

Just sent you a PM before I saw your reply to the post. I think you're right that 45 min might not be enough time to get through customs and to the next flight then. Here is our actual flight itinerary through Air France:

 

September 4 Departing JFK @ 7pm

September 5 Arriving Charles De Gaulle @ 8:50am

Departing Charles De Gaulle @ 9:35am

Arriving Nantes @ 10:40am

 

September 12 Departing Nantes @ 2:30pm

Arriving Charles De Gaulle @ 3:35pm

Departing Charles De Gaulle @ 6pm

Arriving London @ 6:15pm

 

September 15 Departing London @ 12:50pm

Arriving Charles De Gaulle @ 3pm

Departing Charles De Gaulle 5:35pm

Arriving Amsterdam @ 6:50pm

 

September 20 Departing Amsterdam @ 3:25pm

Arriving Charles De Gaulle @ 4:40pm

Departing Charles De Gaulle @ 6:50pm

Arriving JFK @ 8:50pm

 

 

Thx! BTW, thank you about the website and WELCOME TO THE FORUM!!!!! :-)

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This is something that makes me so mad! When I flew to Paris last year, I had to switch planes in Iceland...so that's where I cleared customs...not really a big deal, except I realized later that now I don't have the "Paris" stamp in my passport...kinda silly, but I really wanted it...now it looks like I've been to Iceland, but no where else...

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I just spoke with my TA and she told me we would be clearing customs in Nantes (our final destination), not in Paris. That we would only be changing planes in Paris. Now I'm really confused!

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I found that funny too. I flew Miami to Madrid, Spain but my final destination was Barcelona, Spain and we didn't clear passport or baggage control until Barcelona. Maybe Europe works diffrently. I work for Homeland Security and when a passenger arrives to the US they have to clear at the first port of entry, regardless if they are connecting to another city.

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Originally Posted by jessyg20 View Post
I found that funny too. I flew Miami to Madrid, Spain but my final destination was Barcelona, Spain and we didn't clear passport or baggage control until Barcelona. Maybe Europe works diffrently. I work for Homeland Security and when a passenger arrives to the US they have to clear at the first port of entry, regardless if they are connecting to another city.

I had the same layover/final destination 2 years ago and we also didn't clear customs until Barcelona. I do believe it's opposite from the US.

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