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  • Transfer to another flight within Terminal One
    Aug 8, 2016
    1
    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
    1
    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
    1
    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
    2
    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
    1
    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.

     

  • Enough time to transfer?
    Aug 2, 2016
    1
    We have 1 hour 10 minutes layover time from our Croatian airlines flight to Franfurt on 3 August to our Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Shanghai. Is 1 hour 10 mins enough time to transfer? We are hoping our bags will be checked all the way through from Zagreb to Auckland on our initial flight.

     

    If all tickets are on the same reservation your bags will be checked through and you should have enough time.

     

  • Transit
    Jul 31, 2016
    1
    Hello I will be traveling from chennai to Frankfurt to Tampa for. Both flights are from terminal 1. Do I have to go through any customs in Frankfurt or security? Also do I need to get on any buses for transportation within terminal 1?

     

    You will just go through security in Frankfurt. You should not have to use a bus.

     

  • Connecting from JFK on DL to LJU on LH
    Jul 31, 2016
    2
    We have 3 hours for our connection without checked bags. Will we have to go through Customs/Passport Control in FRA and then go back through security to get to Terminal 1 to continue to LJU? Once in Terminal 1 can we pass freely back to Terminal 2 to enter the DL Sky Lounge?

     

    No, you cannot freely travel between terminals to use the lounge. Are your tickets on two separate reservations or one reservation?

     

    Our tickets are on 2 separate reservations.

     

  • From Helsinki to Frankfurt to Toronto
    Aug 1, 2016
    2
    Hello, Just wanted to find out a little about the connection between flight from Helsinki, Finland to Frankfurt, Germany to Toronto, Canada. According to the plan the Helsinki flight (operated by Lufthansa) should arrive in Frankfurt 08.45 in the morning and the flight to Toronto (operated by Air Canada) departs already at 10.00. Is this minimum time of 1h15min enough to make it to the next flight? Do I have to go through security and passport check again? Does the baggage transfer straight to another flight? Can I walk from Arrivals to the gate B in Terminal 1 or do I have to take some kind of shuttle or buses? Thank you in advance for all the help possible.

     

    You will go through Schengen exit passport control but do not have to go through security. You don't have to do anything with your bags. Your Helsinki flight may arrive at a bus gate, which you will take the the terminal, but other than that you shouldn't have to take any shuttles. You don't have to do anything with your baggage. You should have enough time.

     

    Thank you for the quick response and quality information!

     

  • Do I have to claim my luggage for next flight?
    Jul 28, 2016
    6
    I will be travelling to Brazil through Frankfurt and Lisbon from Hong Kong. My flight to FRA will be operated by Lufthansa, but FRA to LIS and LIS to BRA by TAP Portual. I would like to know whether I need go through customs, claim my luggage, check in and get my boarding pass for the next two flights. My layover time between the two flights in FRA is 8 hours. For your information my tickets are booked under one reference number. I'm ask this because I am looking to spend that layover time for a short visit of Frankfurt city. I suppose with my Australian passport I can pass customs without the need of a visa?

     

    Lufthansa should in theory be able to check your bags through to Brazil and issue all your boarding passes in Hong Kong, but in reality, you may have to get your second two boarding passes at the TAP transfer desk in Frankfurt.

     

    Thank you for your prompt reply! Do I need to get through customs and claim my luggage to reach the TAP transfer desk? Do I need a visa when I hold an Australian passport?

     

    There should be a transfer desk in the secure transit zone and your bags should be checked through even if Lufthansa can't issue the TAP boarding passes. Australians don't need a visa to enter the Schengen Area.

     

    Thank you very much for your help!

     

    Another question: If I decide to out to the city, do I still go to the transfer desk? Or i go pass customs and skip baggage claim and straight out, maybe check-in at the check-in counters when I'm back?

     

    If you leave the airport, yeah, I'd probably just go to the check-in counter when you get back.

     

  • Arrive: LH649 Dep: UA945 - enough time?
    Jul 27, 2016
    2
    Hi There, I'll be travelling from Astana, Kazakhstan on LH649 and arriving in Terminal 1 at FRA at 07:00 and connecting on a separately ticketed UA945 flight for Chicago - I understand this is also in Terminal 1. I will only have carry-on luggage, but wondering if it will be possible to make this connection in 1:10? I assume I need to go through security, but not passport control, is that correct? Thanks in advance!

     

    Yes, that is correct. If you can't check-in online for your United flight before leaving Kazakhstan you will also have to visit the United transfer desk to get your boarding pass. It is possible but obviously doesn't leave a lot of time to spare.

     

    Thanks ZAP - yes, I was thinking that as well (check-in) and since I will be departing Astana well inside 24hrs from the United flight, I will be able to check-in online and bypass the transfer desk. Do you know if FRA has priority for security? I have StarGold (UA75K) - last I recall this was not the case. Thanks.

     

  • enough time to change from terminal 2 to terminal 1
    Jul 27, 2016
    1
    I am looking at an Air Canada flight from Madrid to Toronto and need to change at Frankfurt. I will only have 1 hour and 20 minutes to change from terminal 2 to terminal 1. Is this enough time? Air Canada says this is a connecting flight.

     

    What airline are you flying from Madrid to Frankfurt?

     

  • Enough time to change plane?
    Jul 26, 2016
    1
    We are arriving from MCO to FRA and then flying onto BHX -all with Lufthansa BUT there is only 1 hour to get off the Orlando plane and onto the Birmingham one...will we make it?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Immigrations and Customs necessary?
    Jul 25, 2016
    1
    I'll be traveling to London from Marrakech on Lufthansa with a 1 hr 30 minute layover in Frankfurt. Will I need to go through Customs and Immigration traveling from Marrakech? I presume my luggage will be transferred automatically since I am on the same carrier or will I have to retrieve and recheck?

     

    No, you will not go through passport control or have to do anything with your bags as you are not entering the Schengen Area. On your way from Morocco you will have to go through security though.

     

  • Transferring on two separate tickets
    Jul 25, 2016
    3
    Hello. I am arriving on Somon air (Terminal 1) at 6:30 am and then departing on Delta airline at 10:30am (same terminal). Would it be enough time to clear passports and customs, pickup and recheck luggage and get back in?

     

    Both flights are actually in Terminal 2. That should be enough time to make your connection.

     

    Thank you for your response. How much time do you think one needs for passport control, pickup and recheck of luggage at that hour?

     

    I think it should be pretty quick. I imagine you'll be back through security by 8:30

     

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