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  • 1 hour stopver in Fra from Dublin to Bangkok
    Aug 2, 2016
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    Hi. Is this enough time to get to my connecting flight? Both flights are with lufthansa. They advise online that you should have a minimum of 2 hours layover for international flights.

     

    That should be enough time. All you have to do in Frankfurt is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • LUGGAGE COLECTION AND LAYOVER
    Jul 26, 2016
    4
    I would be having a 7 hrs layover at FRA on my way to Orlando on single ticket by Lufthansa from Nigeria. Would I need to collect my luggage at FRA? Would I have to stay within the Airport premises for the 7 hours lay over as I would be traveling with my kids?

     

    No, you don't have to do anything with your baggage. Unless you have a German visitor visa you have to stay inside the airport.

     

    Thanks. But I would have places to relax for the lay over period ?

     

    Yes, FRA Terminal 1 has many amenities in the international transit area.

     

    Thanks. Very Useful

     

  • transit
    Jul 5, 2016
    2
    i have a two hour tansit in Frankfurt to Munich and im planning to meet a couple german friends from Frankfurt at the airport, any tips on how? or will i have enough time?

     

    Where are you flying from? I really don't think 2 hours is enough time to be worth your while.

     

    spain, all my flights are on lufthansa btw

     

  • Can I make my connection?
    Jul 1, 2016
    1
    HI--welcome all help from knowledgeable layover gurus...I'm flying from Florence to Dusseldorf and then on to LA (all on Air Berlin). I only have 45 minutes to make my Dusseldorf - LAX flight...what will I have to go through once I deplane in Dusseldorf? Is this too close a connection to be safe with? Thanks!

     

    Note that you asked this in the Frankfurt forum, not Dusseldorf. That should be just enough time in Dusseldorf - it's not a big airport.

     

  • what do I do with luggage for 11 hours
    May 30, 2016
    0
    Hello, We are flying from Chicago, USA (United Airlines)to Johannesburg, SA (South African Airways) with a stop in Frankfurt for 11 hours. We'd like to leave the airport and spend some time in Frankfurt. Will we have to collect our bags? If so, where can we leave them while spending the day in Frankfurt? Thank you!

     

  • connection time at FRA on flight back to US
    May 20, 2016
    2
    My flight form Florence (Lufthansa LH313) to the US connects to United UA927 in FRA with 1:15 min layover. Is this enough time? From my research flight LH313 lands at an adjunct terminal (?) and requires a bus to transport to Terminal 1. I assume I still needs to walk to the United Air terminal and goes through security? Do I need to go through passport control here in FRA or will it be done in Florence? Thank you in advance

     

    You will not have to go through security. You will go through a brief process called Schengen exit passport control and then go to your departure gate. you should have enough time.

     

    Thank you ZAP. I just found out flight LH313 (actually CH313 as it is operated by CityLight?) is frequently 15 or 20 minutes late, which makes the 1:15 min layover actually more like 55min to 1hr. Does it make it too tight and leave no room for error? I have yet to book my flight for this reason.

     

  • Long Layover Guide to Frankfurt and the Frankfurt Airport
    May 13, 2016
    0
    I came across an interesting Facebook page promoting a cheap (99 cents!) eBook titled "The Long Layover Guide to Frankfurt and the Frankfurt Airport". Appears to be a useful guide for travelers who have a few hours of transit time.

     

  • is enough the 45 minutes layover to take the othe plai for philadelphi
    May 13, 2016
    2
    .my flight starts from milano to frankfurt and i have to take the other plane to go in philadelphia .is 45 minutes enough ?

     

    You will have to go through Schengen Exit passport control in Frankfurt. This is a difficult connection if all tickets are on the same reservation, but not completely impossible.

     

    It will depend on several factors. The !minimum connection time at Frankfurt airport is 45, but, sadly, this is often too little. NOW, if your connection is on Lufthansa or United, the flight will with 99% certainty depart from concourse Z (which is one level above level concourse A -- they are in the same part of the airport, with A being the domestic part and Z the international part). Here is an important piece of advice: there is a tunnel connecting concourse A(Z) with concourse B. Your flight from Milan will arrive either in concourse A or concourse B. Should you need to change concourses, make sure to take the tunnel as it will be the fastest way. In concourse A, the tunnel entrance is between gates A15 and A17 (take the tunnel down to level U1 to enter the tunnel). In concourse B the lift to the tunnel is near gate B19. Buona fortuna.

     

  • DUS-FRA-SEA
    Mar 26, 2016
    1
    Hi, I have a flight from Dusseldorf to Seattle with a 1h45min layover in Frankfurt. Both legs are run by the Lufthansa group. Is the layover enough time?

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time.

     

  • Help!!! DR - Prague
    Mar 13, 2016
    1
    I have a flight from Santo Domingo to Prague (with Condor) then a more than 2 hour layover at Frankfurt Airport (next flight is with Lufthansa. My question is will I have to pass through inmigration again or since the tickets say they are in the same terminal just go the gate? I will be checking one bag, but will I have to get it again and recheck it once I arrive in Frankfurt?? (the same as when you go to the US from abroad where you recheck your bag). I don't want my bag to get lost!!!!

     

    You will go through Schengen passport control and security in Frankfurt. You won't have to do anything with your bag.

     

  • Layover from India to Oslo 55mins
    Feb 23, 2016
    1
    Hi, I am arriving by Lufthansa from India and have 55 mins to catch the next Lufthansa flight to Oslo. Feasible?

     

    That will be very difficult as you will have to go through Schengen passport control and security in Frankfurt.

     

  • Layover time
    Feb 4, 2016
    1
    We are leaving Valencia,Spain to connect at Frankfurt to San Francisco. Is 11/2 hours enough?? Or would 4 hr layover be better???

     

    90 minutes should be enough time.

     

  • SJC to BLR via FRA
    Jan 20, 2016
    1
    Travelling to FRA from SJC via LH489 and have a 1 hour 25 minutes layover before I take LH754 from FRA to BLR. The flight arrives at Terminal 1 and LH754 also departs from Terminal 1. Is the layover too tight.

     

    That should be enough time. All you have to do in Frankfurt is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Layover
    Jan 10, 2016
    1
    We fly into F'Furt from Manchester and then have 5.45 mins before the 20.45 flight to J'Burg. Realise that we can check our luggage straight through , but will we remain airside for this duration? Trying to work out what to do - thinking a meal but then lounge (Luxe) e is landside , so don't know how that would work and probably want to be more active rather that sit down - any ideas for a walk ( round the airport) and where we could leave our hand luggage? Would there be anywhere to have a shower prior to our evening flight? Any suggestions for a restaurant?

     

    Yes, you will stay airside. FRA airside is very large so there's lots of places to walk.

     

  • Layover
    Dec 17, 2015
    2
    I am traveling to Dubai with the layover of 1hr 30 min in Frankfurt is this much time is enough

     

    My flight is from From US to Dubai with layover of 1:30 at Frankfurt

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. Assuming all tickets are on the same reservation all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

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