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#1 GracieBebe

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    Posted 11 November 2008 - 12:02 PM

    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!!!
    - Grace
    Location - Chateau de Challain, Challain la Potherie, France
    Engagement Date - Sept. 6, 2008
    Wedding Date - Sept. 9, 2009
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    #2 TA Melinda

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      Posted 13 November 2008 - 01:34 AM

      Hi Grace,

      You'll clear customs in CDG since it is your first port of entry in the EU. Hope this helps. Great wedding webpage btw.

      ~Melinda

      #3 GracieBebe

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        Posted 13 November 2008 - 01:21 PM

        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!!!!! :-)
        - Grace
        Location - Chateau de Challain, Challain la Potherie, France
        Engagement Date - Sept. 6, 2008
        Wedding Date - Sept. 9, 2009
        Our Pro wedding photo website:http://fanelliweddin....l&startIndex=0Our wedding planning website:http://www.mywedding...graceandmichael

        #4 rach220

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          Posted 13 November 2008 - 01:27 PM

          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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          #5 GracieBebe

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            Posted 13 November 2008 - 01:52 PM

            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!
            - Grace
            Location - Chateau de Challain, Challain la Potherie, France
            Engagement Date - Sept. 6, 2008
            Wedding Date - Sept. 9, 2009
            Our Pro wedding photo website:http://fanelliweddin....l&startIndex=0Our wedding planning website:http://www.mywedding...graceandmichael

            #6 jessyg20

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              Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:36 PM

              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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              #7 leahstafford

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                Posted 20 November 2008 - 12:20 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by jessyg20
                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.

                #8 nolabride10

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                  Posted 05 June 2010 - 12:54 AM

                  Thanks for the info




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