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  • Layover time
    Apr 4, 2017
    I am arriving from Bangalore to FRA and have a connecting flight to IAH, Houston with 1 hr connection time. Will that be sufficient?


    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • 1hr 30 min layover
    Mar 29, 2017
    I have flight from chennai to frankfurt and from frankfurt to detroit (both are lufthansa airways ) i have only 1 hr 30 min layover .is it convinent for me ??


    Yes, that should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • 16 hour night layover
    Mar 3, 2017
    I want to know if i can leave the airport and meet the city that night and come back thenext day to take my flight home, i do not need a visa to enter germany, can i just leave and come back the next day?


    Yes as long as your passport allows you to enter Germany, you can leave the airport and come back the next day.


  • 8 hour layover
    Feb 17, 2017
    I am traveling from Atlanta to Cairo with an 8 hour layover in Frankfurt - all connections are on one reservation. My luggage will be checked and I'll have a small personal bag. Will there be enough time for me to explore the city for a few hours?


    No, not really.


  • layover 1hour 20 mins
    Feb 16, 2017
    I fly from Bangalore to Atlanta via Frankfurt. The layover at Frankfurt is 1 hour 25 mins. Both the flights are Lufthansa. a) Is this enough for the transit ? b) whats the transit procedure at Frankfurt ?


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is go through Security and to your departure gate.


  • yyz to blr
    Feb 13, 2017
    i have a connection flight in fra and layover time is 1.40 .... i need to catch lufthansa to blr 1.40 is enough time and diid i need to go through secruity screening again..


    Yes, that is enough time. You do not have to go through security screening in Frankfurt on your way to Bangalore.


  • Layover and Terminal change in FRA, arriving from ATL and leaving to M
    Feb 2, 2017
    I have 1h 15 min layover in FRA, arriving from ATL and leaving to MAA,. Do I need to change terminals and go through passport control?


    If both flights are on Lufthansa all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


    My ATL - FRA leg in on Delta and my FRA - MAA on Lufthansa


    Is it one reservation or two separate reservations? Do you have checked bags?


    1 reservation and no checked bags


    Then you can just take the Skyline train to Terminal 1 and should have enough time.


    Awesome! Thanks 'ZAP'!


  • BUD-FRA-TOK 1 h layover
    Feb 2, 2017
    Greetings, I fly from Budapest to Tokyo with 1 h layover in Frankfurt. 1st flight is operated by Lufthansa, 2nd by ANA (both Star Alliance members). Is that layover time enough? Both flights are set at Terminal 1. Will they automatically take care of my luggage? I am EU-citizen leaving Schengen


    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do is go through Schengen exit passport control and to your departure gate.


    Thank you!


  • Layover time and baggage
    Jan 26, 2017
    Hi I have 2 questions - I am Flying in from Dubrovnik to London via Frankfurt with a layover time of 1.25mts in terminal 1 itself. Is that time enough for me to change planes in the same terminal and will my luggage be transferred too? I'm flying Croatia so ir from Dubrovnik and then Lufthansa from Frankfurt.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    Thank you!


  • Lax-FRA-Roma
    Jan 24, 2017
    I am flying from LA to Rome in summer. Our layover is in Frankfurt with 1 hour. Is that enough time to transfer luggages. The flight is on 1 ticket with Luthansa.


    That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Bangalore-Frankfurt-Stuttgart
    Jan 5, 2017
    My flight is from Bangaloreto Stuttgart via frankfurt. (Both flights lufthansa). I have a layover time of 1 hours... Is this enough for transfer.


    It will be difficult unless the flight from Bangalore arrives early.


  • Layover Lounge Help
    Dec 15, 2016
    I am flying Lufthansa and I have a three hour layover in Frankfurt from my flight from Atlanta and then I go on to Rome. Is there enough time to go to the lounge or would you advise against it? What are some good ideas for things to do at Frankfurt during our connection?


    yes that is enough time to go to a lounge


  • domestic to international flt cnx
    Dec 12, 2016
    Goodday, I have a flight from Berlin (TXL) to Frankfurt (FRA) with 1.5 hours between flights. I believe Air Berlin arrives at terminal 2 and Air Canada departs from terminal 1. Guessing there would be an exit passport control plus change of terminal, is this doable (with no checked baggage?). Or would it be best to book a Lufthansa connection out of Berlin? **The ticket would be separate tickets.


    With no checked baggage this is probably doable.


  • transit visa
    Oct 9, 2016
    hello. I am a lebanese passport holder with a valid US visa. Traveling from Canada to Istanbul via Frankfurt Main. 2 different airlines: Air Canada: from Canada to Frankfurt Lufthansa: from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ps: I do not have any luggages. Just a carry-on baggage of 5 kg. My question is the following: Do i need a transit/visitor Visa for the layover? (i have a valid US visa) i read online that i will need a transit/visitor visa if i want to to pick up my baggage and/or have to check-in again. in my case, i do not have any baggages. but i need to check in again at the lufthansa counter to get my boarding pass to Istanbul?? Do i need a visa / transit visa in my case? thank for your help.


    Since you have a valid US Visa and both flights are in Terminal 1 you can stay in the sterile transfer area and do not need a Schengen transit visa.


  • 55min layover enough
    Sep 5, 2016
    I am having flight from Ljubljana to Toronto with connection in Frankfurt. Plane arrives to Frankfurt at 8:25 and then departures from Frankfurt at 9:20 AM. Is 55 min layover enough for international flight?


    That should be just enough time if the flight from Ljubljana is on-time.


    Thanks Zap, yeah i also think it is doable. i have JP116 flight that comes to terminal 1. Due to small plane there is no gate but need to take the bus. I then go with AirCanada 873 flight that is also terminal 1, gate B should be doable ....i am little worried above the baggage might not make it :=. . Adria flights are usually on-time --> as per last month stats earliest arrival was at 8:08, while latest was 8:38 ....but most were on site around 8:20AM


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