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  • connecting in Frankfurt
    Nov 2, 2012
    Arriving on Nov 15th on Air Canada AC876 (11:45) Departing on Lufthansa LH756 at 13:10. Arrive at Terminal 1C. Where would the flight to Mumbai likely depart from? Will we have to hurry?


    You may arrive at either at either 1C or 1A (the 1A extension has just been completed and soon (or already) will handle all incoming US flights at area A. Lufthansa uses both Piers A & B of Terminal 1. If you need to change over from A to B you can use the tunnel; at C gates use the directional signs. Your time is adequate.


    Thanks for the info....


  • Enough connection time?
    Nov 1, 2012
    Arriving Dec. 2 on LH445 at 8:40AM and leaving on LH1150 to Malaga at 9:45AM. Will I have enough time to go thru immigration and security and get to gate to make Malaga flight. I believe luggage will transfer to connecting without me needing to handle in Frankfort - correct?


    AT Frankfurt Airport, Lufthansa uses both Concourses A & B of Terminal 1. All incoming flights from the U.S. are being handled at Area A. To connect between B & A gates use either the the transfer tunnel at pre-security, or the SkyLine train inside security, which runs every 2-3 mins. Your bags will be transferred to your connecting flight. You have enough time.


  • Pier A+ not in the map?
    Oct 28, 2012
    why is concourse A+ not in the map? Its an additional pier, not just integrated into A (like you did). The whole pier is missing in the drawings....


    Concourse A is on the ifly map: see; and the text under the map does refer to A+ opening. However, the person charged with maps has not yet had a chance to make the change (overwhelmed by so many Airport around the world adding new terminals, etc.) I see from Frankfurt AP map that Concourse A now branches into to arms, one with gates A1-42 & another (A+) with gates 50-69).


  • Visa Requirements
    Oct 22, 2012
    Hi, We are family of 5 from India. We are Coming to Frankfurt via LH 761 and from Frankfurt to IAD via LH 416. We have about couple of hrs before boaring our connecting flight I have couple of queries since this is our 1st trip overseas (1) Do we need a German visa. (2) Do we need to collect our checked bags and drop them back at the Check In again. (3) Do we need to pas through immigration and is this time sufficient. Thanks in anticipation.


    Frankfurt Airport is well-managed with international signs guiding you. Your arrival and departure will be from the same Terminal 1; however Lufthansa uses both Concourses A & B with corresponding gates. Your ticket and the overhead screens on arrival will indicate flight number, gate & departure time. As you only use one Airline for both legs of your journey, your bags will automatically be transferred to the connecting flight. All you need to do is follow the "non-Schengen" (foreign) passport-check line. As long as you stay within the secured area (after security checkpoint) you can eat or shop (as time allows); then - if needed - take the SkyLine Train running every 2-3 minutes and stopping between Concourses A & B.


    Appreciated, I am also coming back via LH419 and LH760 en-route to delhi & have about 5 and a half hrs stoppage Are duty free shops within the security checkpoints.


  • Worried about timing
    Oct 22, 2012
    Will be arriving from Istanbul on Lufthansa at 4:10 pm on Feb 25th and departing via Air Canada to Toronto at 5 pm - do I have enough time??What happens if I miss my connection? (connections made by a travel agent)


    You arrive & depart from Terminal 1 of FRA Airport; while Lufthansa uses both Concourses A & B, Air Canada uses Concourse C. The Skyline train connects these concourses, running every few mins.


  • Flight Worries
    Oct 22, 2012
    Hi. I am coming from Venice, Italy on UA9058 arriving at 11:55am in FRA. My flight from FRA on UA8827 to Washington, Dulles leaves at 1pm which gives me about an hour to transfer gates. Will I have to pass through customs? Will I have enough time to make it to my gate?


    You arrive and depart at Frankfurt Airport in Terminal 1 - Concourse B (B gates B1-63).


  • immigration clearence
    Oct 18, 2012
    I am coming to frankfurt by UA900 @9.45 am and taking Luftansa LH758 @11.00 am to Chennai, India, Do I have to go through immigration or any other clearences as I have only 75 minutes to board the Chennai flight.


    You arrive & depart at Frankfurt Airport from Terminal 1. While United uses Concourse B, Lufthansa uses both Concourses A & B - all with corresponding gates. If you do not yet have a boarding card for your connecting flight, you can obtain one at the gate or at the Transfer Desk in the B Concourse of Terminal 1. To transfer between B and A gates, you can use the transfer tunnel outside security, or the SkyLine train inside security, which leaves every 2-3 mins. (On arrival you will need to go through non-Schengen passport control - just follow signs.) You have sufficient time.


  • short connection
    Oct 16, 2012
    I am traveling on UA900 from SFO to FRA arriving at 8:45am and departing on LH1278 to ATH at 9:35am. Do I have any chance of making this connection knowing that I have to get off the jet and proceed through foreign passport control?


  • Is time is enough
    Oct 16, 2012
    I am supposed to reach FRA by UA 9oo flight @9.45 am and have to board LH 758 to MAA 11.00am. Whether I have enough time?. By any chance my SFO flight is delayed and I am not able to board MAA flight what is the alternative arragement Airlines will provide?.


    Both United and Lufthansa use Terminal 1 of Frankfurt Airport; while United used Pier B - it may now arrive on the brand-new 'Pier A-Plus, where all incoming flights from the US will be handled in Area A (not sure if that is already effective). Lufthansa uses Piers A & B with corresponding gates. Look on arrival for your connecting flight number, gate & departure time.


  • Customs
    Oct 12, 2012
    I'm flying in on United UA119 and transferring to UA 9360(LH1126). Will my luggage go through to my destination(Barcelona) or do I have to claim it at Frankfort and go through customs there?


    1. At FRA Airport you arrive at, and depart from, Terminal 1, pier (concourse) B (B gates B1-B63). You will have to go through 'non-Schengen' (foreign) passport check.


  • Transfer from Lufthansa to United
    Oct 5, 2012
    Traveling from Istanbul to FRA via Lufthansa and transferring to a United flight to SFO. I have an 1 hour 15 minutes to do this. Can I go directly to United gate at FRA terminal 1 or do I have to go through immigration or some other check point before proceeding to United gate. Thanks


    On arrival at FRA you need to go through "non-Schengen" (foreign) passport control. You will arrive and depart from the same Terminal 1 - Lufthansa uses A & B Concourses ("Piers); United uses B Concourse. Pier A has gates A1-42 & Z11-26), Pier B has gates B1-B63). If you need to transfer inside Terminal 1between B gates (T1B) and A or Z gates (T1A), you can use transfer tunnel outside security, or the SkyLine train inside security, which leaves every 2-3 mins.


  • viewing terrace
    Oct 4, 2012
    many years ago frankfurt airport had a lovely viewing terrace. is this terrace still open and were is the entrance.


  • Connecting flight in 45 minutes
    Oct 4, 2012
    Hi, I plan to take Vietnam Airlines from Hanoi to Frankfurt arriving at 6am, then take Lufthansa connecting fly to Hannover at 6.45 am. Is 45 minutes enough to transfer and can I do the immigration procedures at Hannover airport? Many thanks.


    Even though it is a large and very busy airport, you have time. It is extremely efficient.


    You will arrive at Frankfurt Airport at Terminal 2 - D gates. You need to depart via Lufthansa to Terminal 1 A/B gates - After arrival and passport check /immigration procedures, you need to take your bags along to Terminal 1 by using the shuttle bus outside. At Terminal 1 you need to check in your bags with Lufthansa, get your boarding pass and proceed to either Pier A or B (gates A or B), the overhead screens in the terminal will indicate your flight number, gate & departure time. 45 mins is very short. Hurry! NOTE: If your Vietnam Airline will transfer your bags to Lufthansa connection, you will be able to take the SkyLine train to Terminal 1 instead, which runs every 2-3 mins.


  • Connection to moscow
    Oct 2, 2012
    Hi..I am planning to book flight from dublin to moscow with lufthansa..It arrives to frunkfurt 15.40 terminal 1.Leaving frankfurt terminal 1 for moscow at 16.50. Will i be able to catch flight with such a short connection? Thanks


    You have plenty of time - Lufthansa uses both Piers A & B, connected by a transfer tunnel. Pier A has gates A1-42 & Z11-26; Pier B has gates B1-63. You can also take the SkyLine Train from Pier A to PierB.


  • Connection to Paris
    Sep 30, 2012
    Hi. I am arriving at FRA at 8:25am by LH755 (from BLR, India) and having a connecting flight to Paris at 9:35am LH1030. Which gate does LH755 arrive at and how far is the departure gate of LH1030? What are my chances to make the connection in such a short duration? Any tips to reach the departure gate in quickest possible time?


    You arrive and depart from the same Terminal 1 - Lufthansa uses Pier A (gates A1-42 & Z11-26) and Pier B (gates B1-B63) - the overhead screens on arrival & your ticket should indicate connecting gate - you need to go through non-Schengen (foreign) passport before proceeding to your connecting gate: you can use either the transfer tunnel outside security, or the SkyLine train inside security, which leaves every 2-3 mins. You have enough time!


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