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  • 3 hr 15 min for baggage recheck
    Aug 18, 2016
    I am flying from Mumbai to Frankfurt (Lufthansa) and then Frankfurt to Dallas (British). These are separate tickets so I think my checked bag needs to be collected and rechecked again. Will ~3 hours be enough or am I cutting it too close? Thanks in advance


    Note that your Frankfurt to Dallas flight will be on American. That should be barely enough time.


    Thank you. Yes the flight to Dallas is operated by American. What do you think is a safe layover time? I could get another expensive flight which will give me 4 hours,will that be sufficient?


    Yes, 4 hours should be enough time.


  • Tight transfer
    Aug 18, 2016
    We will be arriving FRA from Almaty, Kazakhstan on Sept. 1 and have about a 1 hour layover. Will we need to go through passport control again, or will we transfer to our London Heathrow bound flight directly, in the same terminal?


    You will go through security, but not passport control. Yes, both flights will be in Terminal 1. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Thanks. Is there a way to know gate location of each flight? And, how would we get mobile assistance if needed (my husband can have difficulty walking long distances quickly).


  • First layover in Europe- connection question
    Aug 15, 2016
    After a ticketing switch by United, we're arriving at 5:55a from CHI on United and scheduled departure 7:35a to Rome on Lufthansa. They assured me this is enough time but I've never had an international layover. Do we go through customs/immigration in Frankfurt? Is this enough time? Thank you.


    You will go through passport control in Frankfurt, you don't have to do anything with your bags. You should have enough time.


    Thank you for your help


  • connection question part 2
    Aug 15, 2016
    Me again, easier to break into two posts. Arriving BSL-FRA on Swiss air (though purchased through LH/'operated by LH') at 7:40AM. Will likely need to check a bag since my US sized carry-ons do not meet the Swiss Air criteria. Departing DL FRA-JFK at 10:30a. Is this enough time to collect bags, check in for flight to JFK, and go through security? Seems like plenty of time but I could pack differently if needed. Thanks again :)


    Yes, that should be enough time. if everything goes smoothly.


    thank you x 2


  • connection question
    Aug 14, 2016
    Arriving JFK-FRA at 10A on DL, carry-on only. Separate booking, FRA-VCE on LH, departing at 12:25. My itinerary says FRA-VCE is terminal 1. A few questions: 1) What terminal for JFK-FRA arrival? 2) If my US size carry-on is too large for the LH flight, will LH check it at the gate? 3) I am not sure if I will be able to check in for the LH flight at JFK, if I need to check in at FRA, will this be doable airside? 3a) I am in business class FRA-VCE, could I check in at the LH lounge? Thanks very much.


    You will arrive in Terminal 2. They should be able to check your carry-on at the gate if it's too big. You won't bea ble to check in for the LH flight at JFK. YOu can check in online or at the transfer desk in FRA. I do not believe flying business class on an intra-European flight gives you lounge access.


  • Connection from flight from Tel Aviv to flight to Washington DC
    Aug 13, 2016
    I arrive in Frankfurt at 1120 and have a flight to Washington at 1320. Both flights are on Lufthansa and are at Terminal 1. Do I need to go though security again and/or passport control?


    All you have to do is go to your departure gate.


  • Enough connection time between united and lufthansa?
    Aug 13, 2016
    I'm looking at a ticket with 1 hr connection. Arriving on United (IAH) and connecting on Lufthansa to MAD. I understand it's same terminal, but passport check and security concerns me. I'd prefer not to book for the flight 4 hours later to MAD. Please let me know your thoughts.


    1 hour is just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Thank you. Got the ticket. I will run after getting off the plane just to make sure.


  • Beirut to Frankfurt then to Lisbon
    Aug 12, 2016
    Hi, I am flying from Beirut to Frankfurt and then to Lisbon with only 50 min connection, is it possible? will i be able to make it on time and will the luggage be carried on to the next plane? Can you please give instructions to where i should go so that i don't lose time. Thank s


    If both flights are on Lufthansa that is just enough time. You don't have to do anything with your bags in Frankfurt.


  • Budapest to Newark
    Aug 9, 2016
    We are planning a flight from Budapest to Newark via Frankfurt. Is one hour and 10 minutes enough to allow to change planes? THANK YOU in advance.


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will go through Schengen exit passport control and to your departure gate.


  • Madrid to Frankfrut then to Tokyo
    Aug 8, 2016
    Hi, I'll be flying from Madrid to Frankfurt, arriving at 3:20 PM. My next flight is to Tokyo at 7:20 PM. They are made on separate reservations with a checked bag. Will I have enough time? I'm worried about delayed flight as this happened to me before. I'll be flying on lufthansa then Japan Airline.Thanks!


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Transfer to another flight within Terminal One
    Aug 8, 2016
    Flying into Frankfurt from Lax with a connecting flight to Barcelona, do I have to go through customs in Frankfurt or do I just go to my next flight? Both in Terminal 1


    You will go through Schengen passport control in Frankfurt.


  • Minimum connection time
    Aug 8, 2016
    Hi, I'm about to book a flight from Copenhagen to Prague via Frankfurt. Is 1 h 5 min enough connection time? Departure from CPH 06.00, arrival 07.50. Connection flight from Frankfurt 08.55. There's also an option with 45 min connection time, but that seems to be quite tight, or? (We will not check in any luggage)


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate as all flights are within Schengen.


  • Connecting Lufthansa flight from Venice going to Vancouver
    Aug 5, 2016
    Is one hour ten minutes enough time to make this connection? Will I have to go through passport control?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Yes, you will go through Schengen Exit passport control.


  • transfer LHR to JHB
    Aug 6, 2016
    Hello - I am connecting from LH909 to LH572, I plan to check my bags through from LHR. Please can you let me know if I can do this without going through security. Thank you


    How much time to do you have?


    Hello - thanks for your reply. We land at 18:05 and take off at 22:15


  • Transfer from JFK > FRA > Warsaw, 2 tickets
    Aug 3, 2016
    I arrive from JFK on Singapore Air at 10:40a and have a tight transfer to LHA/Brussels Air at 11:25a (to Warsaw)- these are booked on separate tickets. Will I have to go through customs in FRA? Is it possible to book luggage all the way through to final destination when there are multiple tickets?


    You'd have to ask the Singapore agent in JFK, chances are they will not check your bags through to Warsaw, in which case you will have to go through Immigration, claim your bags, take them to the Lufthansa check-in desk, and go through security. You don't have enough time to do that.


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