ZRH United Transfer Question

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  1. Pizzaman
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    It's been over 10 years since I connected at ZRH, though I've arrived/departed there more recently. I'm booking a trip for a family friend who doesn't have a ton of experience with international travel but has basic knowledge.

    I'm looking at an itinerary for her that's a 90-minute connection from a LH puddle jumper arriving from MUC to a UA flight bound for IAD. If it was Heathrow I wouldn't even attempt it for an unexperienced traveler. Wondering what folks here with experience on the distance between these two Star Alliance carriers think?
     
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    The transfer is a small train like DFW AeroLink, and a few escalators. 5-10 minutes tops. Your friend will spend more time waiting to get the little security sticker on his passport when he gets to the UA gate than he'll spend transiting to the gate.
     
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    Wont there be passport clearance at ZRH (exiting EU),?
     
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    Yes, you're right. I had forgotten about that because it was so unremarkable when I did it in December. There was no line and it took 30 seconds.
     
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    Thanks, guys. BTW, Garp, it's Gabby.
     
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    I did this recently too, and agree with Garp that it's easy.

    Just keep an eye out for the escalator/trams for "connecting" flights rather than airport exit/baggage claim. There are walls set up in the aero-link like transfer stations, where they keep cars/people separate for connecting + not-connecting passengers. Ample signage in English everywhere, so as long as she's semi-aware if her surroundings and not simply following a herd out of the airport, she'll be fine. Really easy --1000x easier than navigating around IAD. :)
     
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