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  • Choosing flights-which is better choice?
    Jul 28, 2012
    Making reservations for May 2013. Rome to FRA on LH243, connecting to LH440 to Houston. Or, Rome to FRA on LH231 connecting to UA47 Each allows 90 min. Is one of these an easier connection to make?


    I would opt for taking Lufthansa for both flights, unless it is willing to transfer your bags in Frankfurt to your United flight, as not all airlines do that, in which case you would have to claim your bags on arrival and re-check them in at the United counter (Lufthansa uses both Concourses A & B, while United uses Concourse B (with corresponding gates. 90 mins should suffice.


  • Connecting flight to Chennai
    Jul 27, 2012
    Next week, flying from SFO to Frankfurt (LH 9053) and from Frankfurt taking the connecting flight to Chennai (LH 758) on the same day. The time gap is only 75 minutes. Is that sufficient? Which terminal the flights are likely to arrive and depart.


    Lufthansa serves Frankfurt Airport at Terminal 1, at both Concourses A & B. Arriving flight could be either in the A or B gates; departing flight is listed as being in the B gates ("1B") If you need to transfer inside Terminal between B gates and A & Z gates, you can use transfer tunnel. Note, however, that recentlty A gates 51-65 were renamed to Z11 to Z25. Your transfer time should suffice if your incoming plane is not considerably late.


  • transfer
    Jul 25, 2012
    I am flying in from Chicago on Lufthansa arriving at 06:50 and need to connect at 08:30 to a flight to Muenster/Osnabrueck, also on Lufthansa. I am a senior with a recent knee replacement. Do I have enough time going through Immigration and then connecting to my flight?


    When arriving at Frankfurt Airport, you will need to go through their 'non-Schengen' (foreign) arrivals immigration/ customs clearance procedure. Bring along a paper indicating your knee replacement, just in case. While seniors past 75 are now excempt from going through body search in the U.S., I am not sure whether Europe also adheres to this change. As to time, it should suffice; however, keep in mind that you arrive & depart at morning rush hour and peak summer time travel. Note that Lufthansa operates in both Concourses A & B with corresponding gates. On arrival, look at the overhead screens and note your connecting flight number, gate & departure time.


  • connection from terminal D to A
    Jul 24, 2012
    What terminal do I go for flight on Lufthansa from FRA to RZE. from the NH Franfurt aiport hotel. Thank you.


    At FRA, Lufthansa at Terminal 1 uses both Concourses A & B with corresponding gates. (A transfer tunnel connects those two concourses). Take the Hotel shuttle to Terminal 1, go through security check and on to your gate.


  • seeing friend in transit at FRA
    Jul 17, 2012
    Hi, I have a UK friend coming on 27/09 from MAN (flight LH949) and going to Istambul (flight LH1300), transiting through FRA. He's travelling using Lufthansa. He has about 2.5 hours between his 2 flights. Is he allowed to leave the after-security area to meet me in the public area? Also where would be the best place to meet up? Thanks!


    Lufthansa serves in Concourses A & B of Frankfurt Airport - Your friend should contact the flight attendant as to what he needs to do to exit secured area & get back to his connecting flight. It would be best to meet up at the baggage claim area's information counter in the main terminal's Arrivals level.


  • Help with Parents Transfer at Frankfurt
    Jul 14, 2012
    HI. My parents are arriving from MAA at Frankfurt via lufthansa and then transferring to Miami using lufthansa as well. My question how much is the distance between the gates. I know they will arrrive at terminal 1 but what will be the concourses of arrival and departures . will 1 hr 30 min be enough and also will they have deboard some where and take a bus to the terminal gates?


    1. As international 'non-Schengen' arrivals at Frankfurt Airport, your parents need to go through immigration /customs clearance before moving on to their connecting gate. This is Terminal 1's departure layout: Level 3 of T1 - the Pier /Concourse level - houses Piers/ Concourses A, B & C. Transit Areas A & Z lead to A & Z gates; Transit Areas B & C lead to B & C gates. The overhead "Connecting flights" sign will guide you to the proper gates by separate signs, i.e., "Connecting Flight C1-13". They have plenty of time to transfer. NOTE: Pier A is getting an expansion, referred to as 'Pier A-Plus' , housing 23 gates and shops. In preparation therefor, Terminal 1's non-Schengen Pier A gates A51-65 were renamed to gates Z11-25. The new pier is scheduled to open soon - or might have opened already.


  • cafe/restaurants
    Jul 6, 2012
    Where do I find cafe/snack bars in transit area? I am travelling between Bangalore India to Boston through Frankfurt


  • arriving from dfw to bey 1 hour in betwe
    Jul 5, 2012
    as a us arriving from dfw and leaving in 1 hour to bey is that enogh time


    Since you do not state the airlines you arrive at and depart from, which may require you to change terminals and/or Concourses, I suggest you open and click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS. Scroll down to text which gives you all the needed details. As a non-Schengen (countries not adhering to Schengen Agreement) you will have to go through FRA's immigration & customs clearance. Considering that it is peak travel season, one hour seems to be a very short time slot.


  • Lufthansa connecting to United
    Jun 30, 2012
    Am flying Lufthans from Nice to FRA, arriving at 12:45 p.m. and connecting to United Airlines flying to SFO at 2 p.m.. Will 1 hour 15 minutes be sufficient? Am UK citizen.


    As a non-Schengen (foreign) arriving passenger at FRA, you need to to through the immigration// customs clearance process before proceeding to your connecting flight. You arrive and depart from Terminal 1, but Lufthansa uses both Piers (Concourses) A & B. A transfer desk is in Concourse B. Level 3 of Terminal1 - transfer tunnel connects A to B. The SkyLine train runs between Concourses A & B. You have enough time.


    Thanks for the quick reply. To clarify, I am LEAVING the EU to go to the USA, so do I still need to go through immigration? Which concourse does Lufthansa use for intra-europe flights (Nice to Frankfurt), and which concourse does United use to fly to the USA? Thanks again.


  • 45 minutes connection time?
    Jun 26, 2012
    Hello - I am due to arrive in Frankfurt from Manchester at 10.00. My connection to Abuja (Nigeria) is at 10.45. Will I have enough time to clear security/cuistoms/immigration? I see both are in Terminal 1, but what are the chances of my flight into Frankfurt being delayed? My only other option is to fly out the night before and sleep over at a hotel......


    Yes, as a UK (non-Schengen member) arrival at FRA you need to pass security/customs - at this time of the year there is no guarantee that you will make it on time to your connecting gate. This is Terminal 1's departure layout: (a) Level 3 of T1 - the Pier /Concourse level - houses Piers/ Concourses A, B & C, and a transfer tunnel connects A to B. The SkyLine train runs between Concourses A, B and D/E. (b) NOTE: Pier A is getting an expansion, referred to as 'Pier A-Plus' , housing 23 gates and shops. In preparation therefor, Terminal 1's non-Schengen Pier A gates A51-65 were renamed to gates Z11-25. The new pier may be already open or open any day now.


  • Connection time.
    Jun 14, 2012
    I see so many are asking about connecting tima and I will do the same I will arrive from PHL(USA) by flight US700 at 6:15 AM -term.1C -than connect to flight LH1364 at 8:25AM to KRK(Poland) term. 1AB(where it is ? ) Do you think I have planty of time -I have some problems to walk fast but if my day is okay I should be fine.Thanks for help.


    1. As an international arrival at Frankfurt Airport, you need to go through their immigration /customs clearance procedure first before you can connect to your next flight. 2. You Arrive and depart from the same Terminal 1 - arrival is in Concourse C, level 2, departure is either in Concourse A or B (make sure you look at the overhead screens to find your flight number, and gate (i.e. gate A10, B2). A & B Concourses are connected via a transfer tunnel. You have plenty of time!


  • Enough time
    Jun 7, 2012
    I'm travelling from China (Shanghai) to Wroclaw (Poland) via frankfurt. I have the EU citizenship. 1. Is it possible to go through the 'connecting flights' gate? 2. Is it possible to arrive on time to the gate if my plane arrives to Frankfurt at 7p.m. and the tak off to Wroclaw is sheduled at 8:05 p.m.?


    1. Since you are an international arrival, you need to go through immigration /passport check, including picking up your bags and re-checking them in. 2. 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. If you need to transfer to the other terminal, use the free SkyLine train which comes around every two minutes - you don't even need to leave the transit zone to use it.


  • connection time
    Jun 4, 2012
    I'm flying from NY to Paris via Singapore Airlines arriving at 10:45am. Flying to Paris via Lufthansa departing at 12:05. Is that enough time to get to Lufthansa's gate to board the connecting flight?


    I presume you meant to say you depart NY to Paris by Singapore Airlines, & transfer there to a Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt? Your time is extemely short, considering the possibility of a flight delay, long lines at the immigration / customs clearance counters, and tansfer to another terminal. Paris has two large Airports - de Gaulle CDG & Orly ORY - look at your ticket to see which Airport, trminal & gate you arrive/depart from. I suggest you open [or ory], and click on the Quick Links at "Terminal Map", further down on that page are terminal descriptions.


  • Enough time?
    Jun 1, 2012
    We are arriving at 9:45 am from SFO on United Airlines and connecting to Rome (FCO) at 10:45 am on Lufthansa. 1) Does this allow sufficient time? 2) Do we go through customs at FRA? 3) How do we get from arrival to departure? Thanks


    At Frankfurt Airport, you will arrive & depart from the same Terminal 1, however, United uses Concourse B with B gates, while Lufthansa uses Concourse (or Pier) A gates. The SkyLine train runs between those two concourses/piers; you can also use the transfer terminal. Note, however, that as a non-Schengen or foreign traveler, you need to go through passport control & customs clearance prior to connecting to your departure gate. Time is tight. hurry!


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