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  • Connection times?
    Mar 28, 2016
    Couple traveling (biz class) from US to Lisbon with bicycles and luggage, concerned about 1hr 20 mins. connection time in FRA, arriving Concourse A to connection Concourse B. We have a choice to connect from UA to either Lufthansa or TAP Air Portugal. Is this sufficient time, and is one airline more convenient to connect to (same question on the return)? Thanks for any advice (we've been spun around at FRA on previous trips it's a bit mind boggling).


    The two airlines are about the same in terms of ease/difficulty. You should have enough time.


  • Connection and custom stamps
    Mar 25, 2016
    Hello, I will be flying with lufthansa from Berlin to FRA. Arriving at terminal 1 gate ASO. And then FRA to Kuwait by Kuwait Airlines which departs from terminal 2.Should I go through passport and security checks? And I want get my taxfree forms stamped by custom office and my purchase is in my carry-on, where can I find the office? And what are the procedures?


    You will go through Schengen exit passport control in Terminal 2 when you enter the pier for your Kuwait Airways flight. you would probably use the office in Terminal 2 since that is where you are exiting the EU.


    Thank you for your responce. There is only one passport control in terminal 2 right? And do you happen to know where is the custom office exactly in terminal two because I dont have a lot of time to get lost. Thank you once again!


  • Transfer thru Frankfurt
    Mar 25, 2016
    I will be travelling from Bangalore on LH755 on 8-April with a checked bag and transferring to United 906 on 8-April from Frankfurt to Chicago. Will my checked bag be directly transferred to the United flight or do I need to collect it and re-check it to Chicago ? Will I go thru Customs in Frankfurt ? Will I have to go back thru security in Frankfurt ? Thanks


    You just have to go through security in Frankfurt. You don't have to do anything with your bag or go through passport control.




  • DFW - FRA - MAD
    Mar 24, 2016
    I'm travelling on American from DFW to FRA landing at 8:30am. Next flight was booked separately on Lufthansa at 9:20am to MAD. Will I have to go through customs? Is that enough time? Same question on my flights back. I'm travelling on Lufthansa from MAD to FRA landing at 8:45am. Next flight was purchased separately on American leaving at 10:30am to DFW. Will I have to go through customs? Is that enough time?


    will only have a carry on bag


    You have to go through passport control and change terminals both ways. The connection on the way to MAD will be very difficult if not impossible.


  • connections
    Mar 24, 2016
    Hello; I am Canadian travelling Sunday April 24/16, ariving FRA on LH0493 Terminal 1, departing to FLR Sunday April 24/16 12:30 pm Terminal 1 on LH 0312. Question; 1. Do I have to go thru security 2. Do I have to go thru passport check 3. If i have checked bag will it be checked thru automatically to FLR 4. Will I make connection? Thank you.


    You will go through Passport control but you should not have to go through security. You won't have to do anything with your bag. I don't know what time your flight arrives so I don't know if you have enough time.


    Thanks ZAP for your quick reply and excellent info. My arrival is 11:00 am, departing 12:30 all from Terminal 1. Thanks again for your help. rt


    That should be enough time.


  • Athens to Chicago via FRA
    Mar 22, 2016
    I am flying on Luftansa from Athens to FRA and on to ORD with a 55 minutes layover. Is that enough time?


    It's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    I saw a service for gate to gate escort. Is that of any help if you are new to the airport? or unnecessary


  • connection
    Mar 20, 2016
    Hi, I am travelling from Lyon to Frankfurt and then Frankfurt to Dublin by Lufthansa. I have 1hour and 15 minutes to connect, I will have no luggage other then my carry on suitcase. Should I be worried about time?


    That should be plenty of time.


  • Toronto connection
    Mar 20, 2016
    Canadian couple travelling on Lufthanza to Toronto from Copenhagen via FRA with checked luggage. Is 50 minutes enough time to make a connection? And, just as importantly, will our baggage make the connection?


    50 minutes is pretty tough, but not impossible if everything goes smoothly.


  • Sufficient time for connecting flight
    Mar 20, 2016
    Hello,Indian traveling to USA on visitor visa from Bangalore,India on United airlines 8897 and 8717.time between flights 2 hours.please advice whether this time is enough to go through security check and reach departure gate z from b gates thanks


    Please note that both flights will be operated by Lufthansa. That should be enough time.


  • Connecting from Lufthansa to BA
    Mar 19, 2016
    Hello, I am a Singaporean citizen travelling from BUD to FRA and then on to LHR again in July. I have exactly 3 hrs 20 mins in between flights. The flights are made on separate reservations. My questions are: 1. Will I have enough time to clear security, 2. Collect my bags in Terminal 1, 3. Check them in again at Terminal 2, 4. And arrive at the gate before departure time? Thank you so much for any advice.


    Yes, that should be enough time to do what you need to do.


    Many thanks Zap! Much appreciated. Do you have any information on average times needed to clear security and get bags at carousel? I do not need a Schengen visa to clear immigrations and Budapest is part of the EU so I'm guessing only to clear security should not take too much time? Thanks for any insight provided :)


    You should be at the Terminal 2 check in desk within an hour of arriving in FRA.


  • 60 Minute Transfer
    Mar 18, 2016
    I will be travelling from Dublin to Frankfurt, with 60 minutes to catch my flight to Sao Paulo, which I see from the website will be departing from Concourse C, do I have enough time and will I have to pass through Passport control (I have an EU passport) and security again?


    Apologies, to clarify, I'm travelling with Lufthansa all the way to Frankfurt and Sao Paulo too


    No, you will not have to go through passport control or security. You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Passport control and security check
    Mar 18, 2016
    Indian citizen traveling to Seattle from Bangalore,India via Frankfurt On United flight.layover time 2 hours. Do I have to go through passport control and security check.which is the terminal?


    Both flights are in Terminal 1. Since you are presumably holding a US Visitor visa or better, then you do not need an airport transit visa for this transfer. Note that both of your flights will be operated by Lufthansa. You will go through security but not passport control in Frankfurt.


    Thank u zap


  • transit visa? needed?
    Mar 18, 2016
    am transiting by Frankfurt terminal 1 from doha LH635 then LH400 to JFK, the layover is arround 4 hours.. Do I need transit visa?


    I can't answer this question unless you post your citizenship, permanent residency and where you are going (and presumably hold a visa for).


  • FRA Terminal 1
    Mar 17, 2016
    I will be arriving in FRA terminal 1 at 9.05 and have to get to TERMINAL 1 gateC16 by 9.25..will 20 mins be enough to get through??


    No, 20 minutes is not possible for any connection at FRA.


  • Connection Times & Gates
    Mar 16, 2016
    I arrive in Frankfurt International airport on June 6 at 10:30 am from Palma on Condor airlines. Will I have enough time to make my connection to Lufthansa flight to Newark at 1:20 pm? Are they in the same terminal?


    That should be plenty of time. Yes they are in the same terminal.


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