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    Feb 27, 2016
    can anyone tell me if I have to collect luggage and clear German customs in FRA if connecting thru within 2hours to TXL- all flights on 1 ticket. ???


    No, you do not have to claim your bags in Frankfurt. You should have plenty of time.


  • Navigation and Security Question going from A15 to B25
    Feb 27, 2016
    Wanted to get a idea on how to make connection in FRA. Will be arriving from USA at Gate A15 and making a connection at Gate B25. Would appreciate any info on how to get from A15 to B25 and if I will have to go through Passport/Security Checkpoints. Will be traveling to Istanbul. Thanks


    You will not go through passport control since you are not entering the Schengen Area. FRA Terminal 1 is a well-marked labyrinth. Just follow the signs to your departure gate and you'll be OK.


  • Transfer within 1hr 20 min
    Feb 25, 2016
    Hi, we will be traveling to Frankfurt from the USA. We are thinking of purchasing tickets from Frankfurt to Milan but there would only be about 1hr and 20 minute layover. Realistically would this be feasible? This would not be considered a 'connecting' flight. We would be arriving to Frankfurt around 1pm and the the flight we'd like to take leaves at 2:20 pm. There is another flight that leaves at 2:40 pm as well. Any insight you might have would be appreciated. We've never traveled to Europe and have no idea of what to expect at customs. Thank you


    With 2 separate reservations you'd have to go with a later flight than that. 2 hours connection time minimum, 3 hours recommended.


    Feb 25, 2016
    Coming from Lisbon to Toronto. Is 1 hour enough time to connect.


    That should be barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.


    Thanks. Now I'm worried. Do I have to go through passport control and security


    You will go through Schengen Exit passport control. You will not go through security.


  • transit UK through FRANKFURT to Canada
    Mar 1, 2016
    Hi there, can anyone tell me I am transiting FRANKFURT to go to Canda (coming from the UK) - do I need to go through Frankfurt passport control or can I transit directly to my Calgary Dept gate??


    Since you are not entering the Schengen Area you should be able to go directly to your departure gate.


    Oh ok, now I am confused as after I posted this I called Lufthansa and they told me that I do have to go through security and passport control again at Frankfurt..... which is a pain in the ass if I do as I will have done all that in the UK......


    You definitely shouldn't have to go through passport control as you are not entering the Schengen Area.


    Zap...journey done. For info, on this route you do have to go through passport control and security again at Frankfurt. I only just made it with 10 mins to spare.


  • YVR > FRA > BER
    Nov 1, 2016
    Flying from Canada to Berlin with a connecting flight in Frankfurt. I can opt for either a 1.5 hour layover in FRA or for a 2.5 hour layover. Is 1.5 hours enough time?


    ^ the flights are through Lufthansa booked together. Wasn't sure about if my 1.5 hour connection will be enough time if I have to go through security in FRA. I'd really want to take the 1.5 hour layover though if I can


    I'd book the 1.5 hour. you'll probably make it. if you don't there will probably be seats available on the flight an hour later.


    Okay, it is a 1 hour 45 min connection. Do you know if I will have to go through security check or passport? I'm flying in June, the peak travel season, so I didn't want to risk getting on another flight if they're all full


    You will go through passport control in Frankfurt.


    I have 1 hour 30 layover and I was told that was more than enough - the limit is 1 hour.


    1 hour is a bit optimistic


    I am flying from UK transiting FRANKFURT to Calgary. Do you think I will still need to go through Passport Control and Security if I have already done all this in the UK?? Lufthansa seem to think I will but seems a bit crazy if Ive already done it in UK.


    Since you are not entering the Schengen Area you should not have to go through passport control.


    Dude.. Make your own comment... Shouldn't ask your question as a reply on my post since it's unrelated and not helpful to my original post. Now I'm getting notifications from the replies. Do you not know basic forum/internet skills?


    ^in response to denisemr1


    Well DUDE.... I was trying to be helpful to you in my initial comment on your thread.....but as I have now been through Frankfurt and am now in Canada I wont share my experience on your thread in fear I may upset you again.


    Not really helpful because you're flying from the UK, which will be different from my situation. already bought my flight so I don't need your help. Now the question is, how do we close this thread?


    Hello all. I'm going with two children (14 and 12 years old) from Saint-Petersburg to Florence with connection in Frankfurt, the time between flies 1 hr 15 min, if its enough time, because I know we need make passport control and hand luggage control as well. Both flies in Terminal 1 Thanks


    im flying manchester LH947 to tunis LH1326 with a 1hour 40mins stopover at frankfurt..evening flytes.. has anybody dine this ? also how far are the gates ? any information would be great.. thanks x


  • 60min layover
    Mar 1, 2016
    Flying united from Manchester (UK) to Frankfurt connecting flight to Detroit (also United) with carry on bag. Will 60mins be enough


    You don't have to ask the same question twice.


    Hi there i have just done this route but to Canada and i had 1.5 hrs and only made it with 10 mins to spare so i would say 1 hr is pushing it dependant upon where the plane ties up. I had to go from A to B tho and through passport control and security again at Frankfurt and there was a big queue.


  • from concourse A or Z to concourse c
    Feb 22, 2016
    How to move swiftly from concourse Z or A to concourse C. Is security check required again in case of transiting from USA to India by same airlines.


    No, there should be no security check or passport control. You should be able to go directly to your departure gate.


  • VCE-FRA-PHL Connection time
    Feb 18, 2016
    We are flying from Venice arriving at 0835 on LH our connection via AA to PHL departing at 1100. They are two separate tickets. Will we have enough time to deplane, collect luggage, clear customs, change terminals, check in and make it to the gate?? My thanks


    That should be barely enough time if everything goes perfectly. You won't have to go through any checks upon arrival because Italy and Germany are both in the Schengen Area.


    Great...thanks so much!!


  • 55 min connection time
    Feb 19, 2016
    Arriving from HEL, departing to ZRH - both flight on LH, Termninal 1. Is 55 minutes sufficient? Thanks!


    Yes, since everything is within the Schengen Area that should be enough time.


    Thanks a lot!


  • no English ,no German need quick connection
    Feb 22, 2016
    On March 21st connection between LH 1133 from BCN with LH 510 to Buenos Aires. Pls need instructions in advance. Passport control could be done in Spain? Pax does not speak neither English nor German, only Spanish. Thanks for your help!


    Schengen exit passport control will be in Frankfurt. Just follow signs to the departure gate and you'll get where you're going.


    Thank you very much for your advise, very precise. It sounds like is really on the other side of the airport and she has overweight and suffers of COPD.Any way to faster transit?


    She can request wheelchair service by calling Lufthansa. That might be the best option.


    Thank you very much


  • Conection
    Feb 16, 2016
    I m going to FRA next april. My fligth will arrive at 3:00pm. I need to go to Amsterdan( fligth LH998, 5:20 pm). It's not a official conection, the fly tickets were bought separately. I' ll have enough time to take the fligth to Amsterdan? My tickets are business class.


    What airline are you flying on the first flight? Where is it coming from?


  • arrive at FRA from BCN and need to fly to Singapore
    Feb 16, 2016
    Hi, I will be arriving at Frankfurt main airport Terminal 2 at 9.35am with Vueling Airlines and I need to catch my flight to Singapore using Turkish Airlines at Terminal 1 by 12.10. Is the time sufficient for me to get my check-in luggage from vueling and then transfer to Terminal 1 departure hall? Which one is faster to transfer from Terminal 2 to terminal 1, by bus or sky line? Many thanks.


    That should be enough time. You should take the sky line.


  • Sufficient time for connection?
    Feb 15, 2016
    I will be flying United from SFO to Frankfurt, then on Lufthansa to Marseilles with 1h 35m between flights. United is issuing both tickets. Do I have enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Sufficient Time?
    Feb 15, 2016
    I am travelling from Manchester to Frankfurt arriving at 11.30 am. My connecting flight has now been brought forward by 3 hours which will now only give me 1 hour to make the connection, do I have sufficient time to do this? My incoming and outgoing flight I am informed are both at terminal 1.Do I have to pass through passport control again to get to my connecting flight?


    Where are you flying to?


    I am flying to the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana and then on to Puerto Plata


    If all your tickets are on the same reservation then you shouldn't have to go through passport control since you are not entering the schengen area. You should be able to go directly to your departure gate.


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