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  • layover time & re-check in of luggage
    Aug 27, 2016
    I am travelling on 1 ticket from London with B.A via Frankfurt to Namibia with Air Namibia. The layover time is 1hr & 15 mins. is this enough time? Do I have to collect my luggage and check in again as I am using 2 different airlines? Thanks for any advice.


  • Zurich to Bucharest wih 1 hour 10 min layover in Frankfurt
    Aug 26, 2016
    I am flying from Zurich to Bucharest, both are Luftansa flights and its a single ticket. Is 1 hour 10 minutes enough to change the planes in Frankfurt ?


  • 1 hour stopver in Fra from Dublin to Bangkok
    Aug 2, 2016
    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.


    Jul 26, 2016
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    .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.


    Mar 26, 2016
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.


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