Corsair plane at Orly airport

Transit flight

Worth knowing for transit flights


A direct flight is identifiable by a single flight number. It may be:

  • A direct flight without a stopover, i.e. a flight linking point A and point B directly without a landing in between.
  • A direct flight with a stopover(s) i.e. with one or more stopover, in particular for refuelling or cleaning the aircraft. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to remain on-board the aircraft while passengers disembark and new passengers board, or be invited to disembark to the transit area.

A non-direct or “connecting” flight involves changing aircraft. In the transit airport, you will be invited to go to the transit area to continue your trip on a new aircraft (belonging to Corsair or one of its partner companies).

Information and advice for transfer

  • When making your reservation.
    Take care with the connection time. Leave enough connection time between two flights to allow for unforeseen circumstances, formalities and walking time, etc.
  • At your departure airport
    • Check-in: Corsair makes every effort to facilitate the check-in formalities for flights connecting with its partner companies. Depending on the circumstances, you will either be checked in on your Corsair flight and your connecting flight, or you must collect your second boarding card during the stopover.
    • Luggage: it is not always possible to check in your luggage for the whole journey. In this case, you will need to collect and check in your luggage again at the transit airport.
    • Special case: for connecting flights from France to Canada, national legislation stipulates collecting and checking in your luggage again for the second flight. However, for flights from Canada to France, customers pick up their luggage at the final destination.
  • At your transit airport
    All connecting passengers are invited to disembark from the aircraft, if applicable taking their boarding card and transit card.

In the airport, make sure to follow the « Correspondance » (Connection) or « transfert » (transfer) signs.
Check the information on your ticket and consult the information screens inside the terminal to find out your boarding gate. Then simply follow the signs.
You will then pass the border security control.

Please note :

it is obligatory to go through the checkpoint again in all airports not recognised by the DGAC (French Civil Aviation Authority), especially for all non-EU combined flights (e.g. Pointe à Pitre - Saint Martin - Paris Orly and Mauritius island - Reunion - Paris Orly).
Take care with items forbidden in the cabin, which could be confiscated from you at the 2nd checkpoint (especially liquids purchased from the duty free in the 1st airport).

  • You can then proceed to the boarding or transit area. You will have priority for re-boarding.
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