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i just booked my cousins ticket from India to aboo dabby to Rome to JFK ( final destination). She has a green card ( US ) and Indian passport. There's far too less time now ( leaving tomorrow ) to get a schenzen visa. She'd be arriving I think in terminal 1 and leaving of terminal 5. With a green card and a onward ticket to JFK , does she still need a Schenzen visa ? is she going to have difficulties . For those 4 hrs , she'll be @ the airport but she has to change terminals ( T1 or T3 to T 5 ) . Abs no interest in leaving outside.
We arrive from US via Delta 7am, Depart to Athens via Alitalia 2:30p. With checked bags. Suggestions on what we can do in that time? Will we have to claim bags? Customs if we leave the airport? What if we go to airport Hilton? Thank you!
If both tickets are on the same reservation you won't have to do anything with your bags. Yes, once you go through passport control you can go whereever you want.
Flying into FCO. I will have five and a half hour layover. Is that enough time to get a taxi and take a "taxi tour" of nearby sites? Maybe go see the Vatican?
1 hour layover arrive from BDS at 8 am and depart for ATL 9 am booked on Delta with one checked bag on a Saturday morning - is this enough time to make the connection?
1hr is not enough time. You will probably have to switch terminals by using the shuttle bus. I would go for 2hr at least or 2hr 30min.
Am arriving from the US on Air Berlin into FCO and have 2 1/2 hours to get on a RyanAir flight to Malta. I will have to pick up my luggage and then check it with Ryan Air. I wonder how much time it takes to go through customs and security.
Air Berlin does not fly from the US to Berlin. Where are you flying from?
Sorry I mean Air Berlin does not fly from the US to Rome.
My clients are changing planes from terminal 5 in Fuimicino from Air Transat to Alitalia Terminal one to Reggio...have two seperate tickets...their flight arrives at 11.40am and their Alitalia flight departs at 2.35pm...will they have enough time ?
They will not arrive in Terminal 5 - that is a departure only terminal. They will arrive in Terminal 3. They should have enough time. They will have to claim their bags from Air Transat and take them to Alitalia in T1 to Re-check.
I have a 3 Hr and 40 minute layover in Rome can I go to the colloseum museum
No, that is not enough time.
I have a night layover in Rome for about 5 hours. My flight will arrive at the Rome airport at 9:05 PM. My second flight leaving the Rome airport at 5:30 AM. Do you have any advice or experience how to spend 5 hours at the Rome Fiumicino airport?

Thank you.
On Alitalia from Athens to Rome - arriving Terminal 1. Connecting to Alitalia nonstop to JFK leaving out of Terminal 3. It shows a 1 hour layover - is this even doable?
Yes, that is possible. You just have to go through Schengen Exit passport control and to your departure gate.
Hello, I have 6 hour layover at Rome Airport and wanted to see if this gives me enough time to take the Leonardo Express and visit Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona area and back.