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  • Houston to Vienna
    Nov 7, 2016
    Hello, I am flying from Houston to Frankfurt via United Airlines later this week. I arrive at Frankfurt at 11:50am, and connect to Vienna at 12:50pm via Austrian Airlines. I am really concerned about this 60min layover! Do I have to recheck my bag? Are these terminals and/or gates close to eachother? Is this 60min time frame feasible?


    You don't have to do anything with your bag. Both flights will be in Terminal 1. All you have to do is go through Schengen Passport control and to your departure gate.


    So do you think the one hour time frame is doable?


    Yes, it doesn't leave much time to spare but it's doable.


    Oh great! Thank you so much for the advice! I'll just make sure to walk super fast, or maybe even pick up a light jog! I appreciate your time!


  • BHX to FRA to SZG
    Nov 7, 2016
    Hope you can put my mind at ease! First time at FRA and first time transferring! Lufthansa through booked flights on Sunday 18th December. LH953 into FRA AT 11:35 then OS264 out to SZG AT 12:30... Only 55 mins to transfer Return is OS265 landing FRA 15:35 then LH956 out at 16:20... Only 45 mins! Not too worried about the return flight being bumped because we're coming home and I could do a bit of plane watching but... The 55 minute outbound worries me... Most people say at least an hour from what I've seen on here... Our flight always uses a remote gate too! Lufthansa say it's doable but... Do you think we need to rebook the concert we're going to in Salzburg that night? Thanks in advance all !


    Those are pretty difficult connections. You will also have to go through Schengen entry passport control.


    Thank you ZAP... Going to write to Lufthansa to request FOC rebooking (crossed fingers)


  • Florence to SFO via FRA
    Nov 3, 2016
    Is 1 hour 30 enough? From all the (very helpful!) comments here, it seems like it would be plenty of time as I would only have Schengen passport exit. True? Thank you!


    Yes, that should be enough time. That is correct.


  • Terminal 1 to terminal 2
    Oct 31, 2016
    Arriving to Frankfurt Terminal 1 from Kuwait city (Lufthansa 635), needing to get to a connecting flight to Munich (Lufthansa 65) in Terminal 2. I only have 1 hour to make this connection. Is this enough time? I am a USA passport holder.


    No Lufthansa flights use Terminal 2. Both flights will be in Terminal 1. You have just enough time as you will have to go through security and passport control in Frankfurt.


    Great, thank you for the information. and its Lufthansa flight 96 to Munich. My mistake.


  • Conection same terminal
    Oct 30, 2016
    Hello, i have 1h5min to a conection flight to New york, arrive in Terminal 1 and need to catch the flight in the same terminal. Would i have enough time?


    If both flights are on the same reservation that is just enough time.


  • Connection to US
    Oct 27, 2016
    Hi there My mother is a first time solo traveller and will be flying from MAN to DEN via FRA, all flights on LH on one ticket. I just wanted to clarify so I can let her know; when she gets off the flight from Manchester, does she follow signs for transfers? Or just follow the sign for her gate? Will she go through passport control either way? Thanks!


    She just follows the signs to her departure gate. She won't go through passport control since she isn't entering the Schengen Area.


  • connection one hour, standby passenger
    Oct 26, 2016
    Hello, I am arriving from Cananda ( stanby ) to Terminal 1 FRA and I have a connection in Terminal 2 for Air France ( CDG), also stand by, witout being checked in for the second flight. No luggage. I have one hour. Will I make it? Thanks in advance for the answer.


    It will be difficult. You will need to get a DM card or something from Air France to go to Terminal 2.




  • Enough time for connection?
    Oct 23, 2016
    I have a connection in FRA on separate tickets, arriving on WOW (Terminal 2) from Iceland and departing on Croatia Air (Terminal 1) with only 1 hour and 40 mins layover. I do have a checked bag. Assuming no delays, do I have enough time to catch my flight to Croatia? Also, what is the quickest way to transfer my checked bag? Is there a transfer counter or do I have to exit and check in at the front desk? Since I am traveling on different airlines with two different tickets, is there a way to have the checked bag rerouted to the final destination? Thanks in advance!


    You will have to claim your bags, take a shuttle to Terminal 1, re-check your bags with Croatian, then go through Schengen Exit passport control and security and to your departure gate. You do not have enough time to reasonably make your connection.


    How long does it typically take to go through this entire process?


    Personally I'd want at least 3 hours.


  • Transfert
    Oct 24, 2016
    When transferring from concourse B to A. Can i stay in the sterile area and ont go through security again.


    It depends where you are flying into Frankfurt from.


    From Canada to spain


    You will go through Schengen Entry passport control when you arrive in Frankfurt but you won't have to go through security.


    I believe ZAP is mistaken: I travel from Canada to Spain monthly and always have to clear both passport control AND security. Security can take awhile, although there is a fast lane if you qualify.


  • One hour connection, terminal 1 to terminal 2?
    Oct 21, 2016
    If I only have one hour and I need to get from terminal 1 to terminal 2 (no luggage, just a carry-on), will I have enough time? I will be arriving from Tel Aviv and flying to the US. How do I know where to go exactly? What gate? Is it better to take the skyline or the shuttle bus? Is it easy to get around there if I don't speak or read German?


    You don't have enough time to do that.


    Because it's far? Security check? Something else? I asked several times and was assured it's enough time assuming there's no delay with my flight.


    Sorry, I was a bit mistaken, it is possible if you are able to check in online for your flight to the US. If you can't it will be difficult (although the Skyline train does allow sterile non-Schengen to Non-Schengen connections between T1 and T2. You will have to take the Skyline, there are plenty of signs in English. You will have to check the monitors or your airline's website to know your departure gate.


    Ok, thank you so much! I hope I can check in early.


  • Transfer question exiting Eurozone
    Oct 21, 2016
    Hi, I am flying from BCN to PHL, with connection in FRA. Connection time is only 50 mins - is that enough time? I will check bags to final destination, but am concerned that I will need to go through passport control in FRA? (Or do I go through passport control only in BCN?) Thanks


    Yes, that is just enough time. You will go through Schengen Exit Passport Control in Frankfurt, but it is a very brief process.


  • transferring from the US with 2 cats
    Oct 21, 2016
    Hi - I will be transferring at Frankfurt from Denver, CO to Prague where I live and I am bringing my 2 cats in the cargo hold. Both flights are with Lufthansa. Is a 1 hour and 30 minutes enough time to transfer? thank you


    Yes, that should be enough time if the flight from Denver is on-time.


    Oct 20, 2016
    Hi, arriving terminal 1 from canada and departing terminal 1 to Beirut. No checked bags. Standby ticket and not checked into MEA flight. 1 HR and 5min connection. Enough time ? Thank you.


    It's not impossible, you'll just have to run to the MEA gate and hope the agents there are accomodating.


  • TRansfer question
    Oct 20, 2016
    I have a connection between Geneva flight LH1227 arriving at Terminal 1A-Plus, Bus (20:50) to a Bangkok flight LH772 from Terminal 1, Gate B25. The theoretical time is one hour and 10 minutes including the bus transfer from aiplane to terminal. Is this doable? Thank you for any information I can get.


    Yes, that is possible if the flight from Geneva is on-time.


    Thank you. I cannot find on any map where A-Plus zone is. Would you have an idea? Also, I assume I will have to go through passport control.


    I believe it's a bus gate on the lower level of A. Yes, you will go through Schengen exit passport control, which is typically a brief process.


    Thank you for the information!


  • short connection time
    Oct 17, 2016
    Arriving at FRA on United from San Francisco. Connection on Lufthansa to Thessaloniki, Greece. Only have 1 hour, is this enough time and do I have to go through security?


    You do not have to go through security. You just have to go through passport control and to your departure gate. You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    Thank you.


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