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Tony_H posted Mar-2008

Anyone got any useful tips about Geneva Airport, for example where to collect ski bags, if not the main carousel?

I am flying in early Saturday morning, arriving 8.55am all being well, and would welcome any experience for getting through nice and snoothly.

Cheers.

Bandit
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posted Mar-2008

Are you landing at the French side, or the Swiss side?

Admin
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posted Mar-2008

Tony_H wrote:Anyone got any useful tips about Geneva Airport, for example where to collect ski bags, if not the main carousel?


Skis and boards emerge from a "large baggage point" immediately on your right as you walk through passport control into the baggage reclaim area. Can't miss it.

As you're nice and early you should go straight through - the only hold-up might be if they only have one passport desk open at that time, but it's unlikely to take long whatever.

Enjoy Verbier!

Bandit
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posted Mar-2008

If you are landing on the Swiss side, the baggage comes on a carousel, and the skis/boards on a conveyor. There are no checks to ensure folks pick up the correct skis, or even if they own what they are claiming. I would suggest watching the conveyor like a hawk. I can quote one British woman commenting to me last year as I picked up my ski bag....
"ooh Stockli's, I could have had them"
I was thinking that she probably would have not made it out of the airport...alive

Car Hire desks are immediately outside the carousel area.
Railway station is off to the left, and coaches are straight out through the doors and across the concourse.

Tony_H
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posted Mar-2008

I didnt realise there were "sides" to it. How will I know which side I will land on?

Bandit
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posted Mar-2008

Tony_H wrote:I didnt realise there were "sides" to it. How will I know which side I will land on?

Your airline, or your Tour Op can provide this info. Part of the airport is in France, the rest in Switzerland.

Ellistine
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posted Mar-2008

When you get back to the airport you can have a bite to eat in a log cabin too!
Edited 1 time. Last update at 27-Mar-2008

Bandit
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posted Mar-2008

ellistine wrote:When you get back to the airport you can have a bite to eat in a log cabin too!


I always prefer the Zooloo cafe, where you can go play in the fuselage of a plane

If the weather forecast is maintained, you will need a good pair of goggles, Mon/Tues/Weds , oh and some powder skis

Topic last updated on 06-April-2008 at 19:32

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