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  • 1hr30m connection between Air Berlin and Aer Lingus
    Jul 25, 2013
    I am flying in to Frankfurt on Air Berlin and have an 1hr30m to get to my connection flight by Aer Lingus. Will I make it if I have checked baggage? I am scared my baggage won't go through and I will have to pick it up and do everything all over again. What about if I don't have any checked baggage- will I make it then?


    US Arrivals at FRA are being processed at Area A where they go through passport control only; (US departures use the Z gates).Your connecting Aer Lingus flight is in Terminal 1, Concourse A. Take the SkyLine train running inside security, which leaves every 2-3 mins. Note: Check with Air Berlin if they transfer bags to Aer Lingus! If not, you would have to pick up your bags and re-check them in with Aer Lingus.


  • TLV via FRA to DUB
    Jul 14, 2013
    Arriving from Tel-Aviv via FRA to Dublin. 1 h 40 min layover. Will this be enough for smooth connection? Thanks!


    You have enough time. ElAl uses Concourse C of T1. (T1 with Concourses A,B & C also serves airlines belonging to the Star Alliance, while T2 with Concourses D & E serves non-Star members). The SkyLine train near B-8 connects to E & D gates of Terminal 2.


    Thanks! But I forgot to mention that both flights are those of Lufthanza


  • 1 hour to transfer?
    Jul 11, 2013
    Arriving from US via TAP connecting to LH. Is one hour enough time to transfer?


    TAP does not have any flights from Frankfurt to the US. That flight is likely on Lufthansa as well.


  • Connecting via FRA and changing airlines
    Jul 11, 2013
    US citizen (and paranoid about missing connections traveler) arriving FRA on an overnight US Air flight from Charlotte about 11:00 AM needing to connect to a Lufthansa flight to Hamburg at about 1:00 PM. Understand Lufthansa doesn't issue boarding passes for EU flights until the day of travel. Does this mean I'll need to claim a bag, clear customs, check in with Lufthansa (rechecking a bag), clear security, and still manage to find my gate all within 3 hours? If so, any brillent ideas for navigating this apparently "challenging" airport without resorting to anxiety medication would be greatly appreciated.


    You have plenty of time & Frankfurt Airport is well-marked and easy to navigate. 1. US Air & Lufthansa are both members of the Star Alliance - your bags will be automatically transferred to your departing flight. 2. On arrival, 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. 3. While US Airways will most likely use the C gates of Terminal 1, U.S. Arrivals are being processed at Area A (just follow the signs) where they go through passport control only ; (US departures use the Z gates upstairs of Satellite Concourse A). Lufthansa uses A & B gates. If you need to transfer inside Terminal 1 between B gates (T1B) and A (T1A), you can use transfer tunnel outside security, or the SkyLine train inside security, which leaves every 2-3 mins.


  • Distance between gates
    Jun 26, 2013
    Flying from Lisbon on TAP with connecting Lufthansa flight to Denver. Only have 1 hour between flights. Will this be enough time?


    On arrival at FRA, you need to go through passport check at Area A; you connecting flight is out of Concourse A, Z gates (upstairs). You should have enough time.


    Thank you!


  • Connecting to Croatia Airlines
    Jun 22, 2013
    Hi. We only have 50 minutes to change from our flight on American Airlines to get to Croatia Airlines. Is this possible?


    Your first concern is to find out whether American is transferring bags to Croatia airline flight; if not you need to claim your bags & re-check them in with Croatia. On arrival you go through passport check at Area A. Croatia is most likely at Terminal 1, Concourse A. 50 mins. is very tight.


  • Connecting flight help.
    Jun 6, 2013
    Hi. Need help for flight connection with 1 hour between flight. Arriving from Ottawa at Terminal 1 | Hall B And my next flight is Terminal 1 | Hall A | Counter 260-338 | Gate B only have 1 hour to spare. Thank you.


  • Lufthansa US to FRA to BCN with cat
    May 27, 2013
    Hi - (1) where do we get the BCN flight in Frankfurt, is it near our US (From Sea-Tac) arrival gate? (2) do we go through passport or customs at FRA or in BCN or both? (3) Will it take us longer to transfer or go through passport or customs because we have a cat as carry-on? Thanks!


    At FRA, U.S. Arrivals (non-Schengen /foreign)are being processed at Area A where they go through passport control only; (US departures use the Z gates, which are one flight above A gates). If you need to transfer inside Terminal 1, between B gates (T1B)and A gates (T1A)- Lufthansa uses both - you can use either the transfer tunnel outside security, or the SkyLine train inside security, which leaves every 2-3 mins. Regarding cat - that depends on how German security is handling this - cannot advise you on that. On arrival at Barcelona, you are considered a 'Schengen' (domestic) flight.


    May 12, 2013
    My wife and I have a one hour connection. I understand we will arrive FRA Terminal A gates. Will our departure gate to BUD also be in Terminal A? I am seeing flights departing from A28 and A60. Is A60 on the upper level of Terminal A and shown on the terminal map at Z60?


    Terminal 1 at FRA is used by Lufthansa and its Star Alliance, including United & US Airways Terminal 2 by all other airlines). As an international arrival you will land at Concourse A building, separate from the main terminal, which has its A gates on the lower level and its Z gates on the upper level. If your connecting flight is out of B gates, use the connecting tunnel to the main terminal and proceed to C gates if necessary.


  • from Spain to SFO
    May 9, 2013
    Hi, I have 45 min of connection between flight in FRA terminal 1 on Sunday. I come from Barcelona and I go to San Francisco. I only have 45 minutes between flights. Can someone help or advice me about connections betweens gates? :P Thank you!


    If you arrive at and depart from the same Terminal 1 of FRA, you will use either Z, B or C gates; your transfer time should suffice. This is the Concourse layout: Concourse Z (on upper level of Concourse A) is divided into gates Z11-25 (left) and Z50-69 (right) - accessible from the Tunnel connecting A, Z & B Concourse B, gates B1-B63: a transfer tunnel near B19 connects to A & Z gates; the SkyLine train near B-8 connects to E & D gates of Terminal 2. C gates are on the opposite side of A, B & Z piers, accessible from level 2 of the main terminal, with separate gate areas holding gates C1-C9, and gates C13-20 (located near D gates D32-35.)


  • Enough time
    Apr 25, 2013
    My wife and I are flying from Nuremberg to Frankfurt and on to Denver. We have only 50 minutes in Frankfurt between the lufthansa flights (flight LH0147 and LH 0446. Is that enough--will they be doing passport control etc. My wife doesn't walk fast as she had a cardiac condition


    I don't believe there will be any passport control but there will likely be security at your gate. Frankfurt is built to handle tight connections.


  • Connect Lufthansa to united gates
    Apr 23, 2013
    I arrive FRA and must transfer to United flight to US in 40 min. Where are the likely gates of arrival and departure and how to get there?


    Arrival is on Lufthansa....I forgot.


    At FRA, U.S. arrivals are being processed at Area A of Terminal 1 where they go through passport control only; (US departures use the Z gates). Lufthansa uses Piers (Concourses) A & B, while United uses B. To get to Concourse B use the SkyLine train inside security, departing every 2-3 mins. (or take the transfer tunnel outside security). B gates: B1-B63. Hurry!


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    Apr 22, 2013
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    Apr 19, 2013
    Hello ! I would like to ask, which is the shortest way to get from Terminal 1 A( schengen) to B ( non-schengen ) for my connection flight to Moscow. Can i use the tunnel between A and B? Or i have to walk around the terminals because of passport control. I checked the offered map on the website, but it wasn't exactly clear what is the best choice. I have 45 minutes , so its a hot connection. Flights are booked at once.


    On arrival at FRA, Concourse A, take the SkyLine Train to Concourse B (both concourses are in Terminal 1) running every 2-3 mins inside secured area.


    Apr 14, 2013
    Hello, I'm travelling from BUD to LGW via FRA. According to recent flight statuses, my flight seems to arrive at Schengen B bus gates, and the LGW flight departs from one of the non-Schengen B gates. I would like to know how much time it usually takes to get bussed to the arrival gates, and whether the 50-minute connection time will be enough.


    On arrival at FRA, take the free Skyline train departing every 2-3 mins and taking only minutes, and stopping at T1, Concourse A/Z (need boarding pass), Terminal 1, Hall B, Terminal 2 between Halls D/E,


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