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  • Connection time 50 min Riga-FRA-Madrid
    Apr 8, 2016
    Hi, I am travelling from Madrid to Frankfurt and then from FRA to Riga by Lufthansa on Sunday morning May 15. I have 50 minutes to connect, I will have no luggage. Should I be worried about time?


    Since both flights are within the Schengen Area that should be enough time.


    Many thanks for your reply!


  • Sufficient Connection Time: Terminal 1 to Terminal 2?
    Apr 7, 2016
    My wife is traveling from Baltimore, MD (USA) via Condor Airlines to Frankfurt, arriving on 8 June 2016 at 0930 in Terminal 1. Her onward Air Berlin flight to Berlin departs at 1050 in Terminal 2. Therefore, she has 1 hour and 20 minutes between flights and a Terminal change. Does she have enough time to make this connection? What should she do to improve her chances of getting to her Air Berlin gate on time for the flight?


    With checked bags she has no chance of making this, without checked bags she has a slight chance if she is already checked in online for her Air Berlin flight.


    Thanks for your response. Regarding my wife's checked bag, her Air Berlin flight is on her scheduled itinerary so she planned to check it through to Berlin, assuming Condor allows that. If her bag doesn't make the Air Berlin flight, we assumed it would come separately on a later flight. She will be checked in online for the Air Berlin flight before she leaves the US. My main concern is how she can best navigate between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 in the limited time available so that she can be at the Air Berlin gate before it closes. Very much appreciate your advice!


    Then if everything is on the same itinerary I think it's possible. The Skyline train connects the terminals.


    Thank you very much for your quick and helpful responses! Now maybe my wife will forgive me for booking her on Condor.


  • passport control
    Apr 6, 2016
    I am flying by lufthansa from Riyadh ,Saudi arabia to Denver , usa through Frankfurt .. Do I have to go through passport and security control in Frankfurt airport ?


    No, since you are not entering the Schengen Area you will not go through passport control in Frankfurt, just security.


  • Connecting from USA to terminal 2
    Apr 4, 2016
    My wife is traveling Thursday, arriving from SFO on LH @ 1050 and departing out of Terminal 2 to MAD on Iberia @ 1210. I just want to be sure I understand the sequence; she will clear passport control in terminal 1 then take the train to terminal 2 and go through security there? She is a US Citizen.


    Are both tickets on the same reservation? Does she have checked bags?


  • 1hour to make United flight to ISD
    Apr 4, 2016
    Hello. I am flying from OPO to FRA on Lufthsnsa on May 5, with 1 hour to make my connection to a United international flight to IAD. I am a US citizen. Lufthansa is Concourse A, United is B. Will I make my flight?


    That is just enough time if everything goes smoothly. You will just have to go through Schengen Exit Passport control in Frankfurt.


  • Condor airlines connection
    Apr 3, 2016
    Hello, I am flying from Paris to Recife with a connection of 1:05 in Frankfurt. I bought my ticket on Expedia and the trip from Paris to Frankfurt will be operated by Lufthansa and from Frankfurt to Recife will be operated by Condor. I heard a lot of bad reviews about Condor Airlines and I'm very concern in missing my flight from Frankfurt to Recife due to short connection. Condor has just one flight per week to Recife from Frankfurt so my concern is if I miss my flight I will have to wait one week to go back to Recife. Will my luggage to straight to Recife from Paris? Do I need to go trough customs or security in Frankfurt? Please I need your advice. Thanks.


    Your luggage will go straight to Recife. You will just go through Schengen Exit Passport Control in Frankfurt. You should have enough time.


    Thank you so very much for helping everybody!!!


  • Connecting from terminal1A to T1B
    Apr 3, 2016
    Hi.. Iam coming from prague flight Lh1403 arriving at terminal 1 at gate A38 .. Connecting to flight LH598 from gate B23 .. Do I have to go through security and passport check or not .. thanks


    Where are you flying from? Where you flying to?


    Thanks Zap... I am flying from prague to jeddah through frankfurt airport ..


    Yes, you will go through Schengen exit passport control but not security.


    Thanks ZAP


  • Arriving on LOT from WAW, different booking to CLT on AA: 1:15 for tfr
    Apr 24, 2016
    Planning to fly from WAW on LOT and arrive FRA at 9:45am (on a Saturday). I'm an American citizen needing to transfer to flight on a separate booking on AAL to CLT, departing at 11:00am. I only have carry on luggage. It looks like I'll need to get from Terminal 1 gate A to Terminal 2 gate E, but please correct if you know that to be wrong. I only have hold on AAL ticket at this point, but this looks like the only itinerary that will work for my plans. Will I have enough time for terminal transfer? Thank you very much for your help.


    That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    ZAP, thank you very much for taking the time to help me with my question.


    Just thought I would follow up on my experience (please see transfer details above). Without any need to hurry I was at my gate within 45 minutes of landing. This even included being asked to undergo an additional security interview. I realize that any trip, on any day, may be different, and each traveler may have different circumstances. But I wanted to thank ZAP again for reassuring me that my transfer time was possible if everything went smoothly.


  • Terminal 1 connection from US to Bremen
    Apr 1, 2016
    Hi, I am landing today on LH423 from Boston in terminal 1 at 5:55am and I have a connection to bremen LH 350 also departing from terminal 1 at 7. Do I need to go through custom and security before boarding. Do I have enough time ?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will not have to go through security but you will go through Passport control.


  • Connection time Toronto-Bucharest
    Apr 1, 2016
    I am Canadian traveling from Toronto to Bucharest on April 23 through Frankfurt. I have 1 hour and 20 minutes between flights, both operated by Lufthansa. Would this be enough time for connecting, please?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    Thank you, ZAP!


  • Traveling from DTW to MAA via FRA
    Apr 1, 2016
    Hi, I'm traveling from DTW to FRA on Delta and then continuing on Lufthansa to MAA. I have 1 hr, 5 min between flights. I understand that the Delta flight will be arriving in Terminal 2, and the Lufthansa flight will be departing out of Terminal 1. The flights were booked on the same reservation. What is the procedure to transfer between the terminals? Will I need to go through security/passport control? Is 1 hr, 5 min enough time?


    Forgot to add that I am a US citizen.


    You will have to take the Skyline train from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1. You have barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. You should not have to go through passport control.


  • Seattle to Cairo connection
    Apr 1, 2016
    I am US citizen arriving 8:40 AM from Seattle with a connection to Cairo at 10:00 AM. Both flights are Lufthansa. Is 1 hour 20 minutes enough to make this connection? Thank you.


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Connection to Madrid
    Mar 30, 2016
    Sorry it's me again. Just want to provide additional information. I am coming from YYZ flight ZZ9104 (AC9104) operated by Lufthansa arrive 8:00 AM Terminal 1. Depart 9:20 AM flight ZZ9180 (AC9180) Terminal 1 to Madrid. Date May 25.


    Then in that case all you have to do is go through schengen passport control and to your departure gate. You have enough time.


    Thank you ZAP


  • Connection to Madrid
    Mar 30, 2016
    To clarify my last post. I am a Canadian citizen and I am not sure if I have to go through customs, immigration and pass port control again. Please advise.


    Yes, since you are entering the Schengen area in Frankfurt you will go through passport control in Frankfurt. Assuming you are on two separate reservations, you will just have to go through security in Terminal 2. The flight from Frankfurt to Madrid is like a domestic flight.


  • Connection to Madrid
    Mar 30, 2016
    I am arriving at 8:00 AM from Toronto and have to catch a connecting flight to Madrid at 9:20 AM. I will have to go through security and immigration and than move from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2. Will I have enough time to make the connection?


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