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Separate tickets with only carry ons -- do I have to go through customs?

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I am an American travelling with my boyfriend through Europe in June and have two instances of multiple-leg trips with tickets that I bought separately. I understand the risks associated with separate ticketing. I read extensively on the matter and the cost savings outweighed the risk, given the layover time I was able to allow myself at the connecting airports. What I'd like to know if at the following airports, will I need to exit through customs then go back through security to get on the second portion of my flights? There are two factors that should be considered:

1. I will not be checking any bags, only carrying small carry-ons.
2. The flights on each route are with the same airlines. I know that does not likely protect me in the event of a delay, but it does mean that my arrival and departure gates could be in the same general vicinity.

The first set of flights goes from destination A > Madrid MAD > destination B. Both of these flights are with RyanAir. I am scheduled to land in Madrid at 5:45PM and take off from Madrid at 9:30PM.

The second set of flights goes from destination C > Paris ORY > destination D. Both of these flights are with Transavia. I am scheduled to land in Paris at 2:40PM and take off from Paris at 5:05PM.

In these instances, will I need to exit, go through customs, and go through security again? How would I find out if this is necessary when I get there?

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