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  • Do I have enough time
    Jun 24, 2015
    Hello any help appreciated. My incoming flight is Lufthansa from split and outgoing flight is emirates to Dubai with 1hour 55 mins. If I have to get my bag and re check it in will I have enough time? If not if I had carry on baggage only will this allow me to make it comfortably? Do I still have to go through passport control with only carry on? I would be grateful for any tips.


    Upon arrival in Frankfurt you will have to go through passport control, claim your bag, take the shuttle bus to Terminal 2, then re-check your bag with Emirates. Go through Schengen exit passport control and security. If you don't have checked bags, you just have to go through security and take the SkyLine train to Terminal 2, get your Emirates boarding pass from their transfer desk, and you'll be OK. With checked baggage I think this would be pretty close to impossible. Without checked baggage I think you can do it.


  • 50min stopover at frankfurt
    Jun 24, 2015
    I arrive from AMS (LH 999) at 20:55, depature to SIN at 21:45 (LH 778). Both are terminal 1 and are on same ticket. Will this be enough time, and is there a way of figuring out what gates my flights will land/depart? thanks a lot!


    Exact gates won't be known until day of departure. You should have enough time if your flight from AMS arrives on-time. You will just have to go through Schengen Exit Passport control.


    hi We are looking to book a flight from London Heathrow to larnaca via Frankfurt. The connecting time is only 45 minutes On a Lufthansa flight. Is the 45 minutes enough to to make the second flight?


    That's awfully tight. You won't have to go through passport control, but Frankfurt T1 is really big. It's possible, but it depends on the flight from London being on-time, preferably early.


  • Denver to Copenhagen connecting flight
    Jun 18, 2015
    We're flying from Denver on flight LH447 arriving at FRA at 10:55 am. Our connecting flight, LH824, is to Copenhagen, departing at 12:30 pm (1:35 mins layover). The flights are on one ticket. We're traveling on American passports. The flight from Denver arrives at terminal 1 and the flight to Copenhagen also departs from terminal 1. I assume we don't have to go through security at FRA, but we do have to go through the Schengen area passport control. Is this correct? Also, is this enough time? Thank you for your help!


    yes, you are correct and yes you should have enough time.


  • 65 minute connection, am a little worried
    Jun 15, 2015
    We are flying in from Seattle to Frankfurt and have a 65 minute layover to make our connection to Athens. We don't plan to check any bags. Is this doable?


    That should be possible, but doesn't leave much time to spare. You will follow signs to your departure gate and go through Schengen passport control on the way.


  • 50 minute layover enough?
    Jun 15, 2015
    I'm flying from Heathrow, London to Malta via Frankfurt. I'm landing 13:05 and the connecting flight is 13:55 - just 50 minutes. Is this enough time? If both flights are in Area A will I still have to go through security?


    That will be tough. You shouldn't have to go through security but you will have to go through Schengen passport control and one or both flights could use buses to connect you to the plane.


  • 45 minutes connecting time
    Jun 12, 2015
    Hello, I'm arriving at FRA on flight LH1401 from Prague PRG and I'm departing on flight LH1052 to Paris CDG with the MCT at FRA of 45 minutes. I'm afraid as LH1052 is the last service of the day to Paris CDG. Do you think it will be enough ?


    Since both flights are within Schengen, I think you can make it if the Prague flight is on-time.


  • BCN - FRA - JHB (Gate C72 to Z66)
    Jun 2, 2015
    We are scheduled to fly in from Barcelona to FRA (Gate C72)landing at 21h00. We depart from Gate Z66 at 22h05. Our luggage ischeckedthrough BCN to JHB, but will we have enough time to clear security & emigration and still make it to Gate Z66?


    That should be barely enough time, but it leaves very little to spare.






  • Arr T2 from LAX - Dep T1 - Luggage
    Jun 2, 2015
    Please help. We arrive from LAX in Terminal 2, and depart Terminal 1 with 2-1/2 hr layover. Our luggage will not transfer airlines. What procedure do we follow for customs & luggage, & how to we get from one terminal to the other.


    Assuming your flight into Terminal 2 is from a foreign county that is not Canada, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, and then Exit Terminal 2, go left (against the flow of traffic). The next building you come to will be Terminal 1. You will then go inside and re-check your bags with Southwest and go through security. Check in online 24 hours before your Southwest flight for a better seating priority. You should have enough time.


    Thank you for your help. By the way, we are flying from the US on American Airlines (T2), and flying out using Lufthansa (T1). Are the terminals extremely far apart in Frankfurt (that is, easily walkable)?


    Sorry, I thought you were connecting at LAX. Disregard what I said. Terminals 1 and 2 at Frankfurt are connected inside security by a train and outside security by a shuttle bus. You will arrive in Terminal 2. GO through Schengen Passport control, claim your luggage, and exit customs. Then take the shuttle bus to Terminal 1 and re-check your baggage with Lufthansa.


    Excellent revision. Thank you and I look forward to smooth sailing through Frankfurt.


    smooth sailing and FRA? made my day!


  • BCN- FRA- ORD Lufthansa 55 minute layover
    May 28, 2015
    Hi, I am curious if 55 minutes will be enough time on a layover from BCN to ORD. From my understanding, in reading through these posts, since I am coming from Barcelona, I will not have to go through passport control. Since this is all Lufthansa, my checked baggage should go all the way to Chicago. Will 55 minutes be enough time to make this connection? Thanks in advance!


    You will have to go through Schengen exit passport control, but that's a few second formality. It is enough time, but Frankfurt is a big airport and you may have to run to make it on-time.


  • Terminal 1 Gate Z50 to Gate C13 connection
    May 27, 2015
    It appears that Gate Z50 and Gate C13 are in Terminal 1 as per the map. How can I change gates from Z50 to C13? Do I have to take Skyline train? Would 2 hour layover be enough? Thanks!


    Just follow the signs is the best word of advice for FRA. 2 hours should be enough time.


  • Connection
    May 26, 2015
    Hi, am flying to Algiers from Aberdeen through Frankfurt with only 70 minutes leeway would that be enough, both flights arrive and depart terminal 1, could someone please help as I have never flown from Frankfurt thank you


    You just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and through security. Since you are not entering the Schengen Area you won't have to go through passport control. The Aberdeen flight will definitely use a bus to board and the Algiers flight may use one. It's possible, but it doesn't leave much time to spare for delays.


    Thank you Zapp, would there be a way to expedite our transfer? I have just had an operation and running will be the last thing on my mind lol


    You can request wheelchair service if you think you need it. Other than that, sit as far forward on the first flight as you can. Not much else you can do.


  • Connection flight
    May 25, 2015
    Hello flying to Bangkok via Fra, transfer from LH 1029 to TG in separate tickets, 2.55 hours connection, do I have enough time? What services do I need go through. I'm first time in Fra. Lilte nervous. Please help. Thanks.


    Difficult but not impossible considering you have 3 hours. Since both airlines are in Star Alliance there's a chance you can get the Lufthansa agent in your origin city to check your bags through to Thai. Then all you would have to do in Frankfurt is find the Thai transfer desk and get your boarding passes. Otherwise you will have to go through Schengen passport control, claim your bags, take them to the Thai check in desk, go through Schengen exit passport control, and security.


  • AC 874 arrival gate ?, which gate to get to AC9497=LH284 ?
    May 22, 2015
    I am ignorant ot the process of gate connections at FRA. USA citizen from AC874 going on to BLQ via AC9497=LH284. I will have 1.25 hr between. Bags checked thru to BLQ, Where do I go? Passport Control ?? then which gate for AC9497=LH284 short haul to BLQ. Thanks for your help, I need it!


    Yes, in Frankfurt you will go through Schengen passport control, enter the Schengen pier of the terminal where your flight to Bologna will depart, and then likely take a bus to your plane from the departure gate. You should have enough time.


    Thanks, that is the kind of good info we can't get from a travel agent. grazie mille.


  • 45 min connection time
    May 20, 2015
    Looking at booking BHX-FRA-VRN flight with lufthansa and it says a 45 min connection at FRA. I imagine this is doable as its sold as one ticket, but it seems very tight. Is this sufficient time?


    It is very tight. You will have to go through Schengen Passport control and there's a good chance both flights will uses buses to connect them to the terminal.


  • Connection between Lufthansa & Singapore Air
    May 20, 2015
    I have a Lufthansa flight from Amsterdam arriving in Frankfurt at 8.45pm & need to catch a connecting flight with Singapore Airlines at 9.55 will I have enough time as long as flight is on time.


    Yes, that should barely be enough time if your first flight is on-time and your bags are checked through to Singapore.


    Thats impossible, FRA is a nightmare


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