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  • Help
    Jul 1, 2016
    I will arriving in Rome From Palermo Italy, and transferring to a Delta flight to Atlanta. Do I have to go through Terminal 5 or is there another way? Also If i checked a bag on Alitalia will they transfer it to the Delta flight Or will I have to claim it and recheck it? I have 2hr connection time, is this enough?


    Are both tickets on the same reservation or are they on two separate reservations?


  • Belgrade to London
    Jul 1, 2016
    I arrive into FCO from Belgrade at 19:35. I have to self-transfer, so go through passport control, then go back through passport control, to get my next flight to London Heathrow at 21:50. Hand luggage only, UK passport. 2hrs 15. Do you think I'll make it? Thanks!


    Yes, with hand luggage that should be enough time. Since you have no checked luggage and since both flights will be in Terminal 3 you can check in online or go to the transfer desk for your boarding pass to London without having to go through passport control.


  • Transit between terminal 1 and terminal 2
    Jul 1, 2016
    If I land at 5:20 pm, will I have enough time to get my checked bag and then make it to Terminal 2 for a 9:05 pm flight to Bari? I'm flying in from Germany so I think I land in Terminal 1.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • T1 or T3 transfer to T5
    Jun 30, 2016
    I'm thinking about booking a flight from Catania to FCO on Alitalia airlines arriving at 7:35am. I have a direct flight on United departing for EWR at 9:55am. Do you think this will be enough time - I have checked baggage and a wheelchair.


    You will arrive in Terminal 1. With a wheelchair I don't think that would be possible. It would be barely possible for a person who was able to run.


  • Connecting flights
    Jun 30, 2016
    We are arriving at FCO at 7 am terminal 3 and then we have domestic flight at 9:25 am to brindis from terminal 1 , separate tickets all alitalia airline we have checked in baggage . Will that time be enough ? And should we check out completely and re check in for the domestic ?


  • Connection between terminals and transit visa
    Jun 29, 2016
    My in laws are traveling from Hyderbad, India to Minneapolis, USA. They both are Indian citizens . They have connection in FCO , looks like they are arriving to termial3 from Abu Dhabi , lay over time is 5 hours and departing to minneapolis from Terminal 5(alitalia airlines). Also while going back to Hyderabd they are arriving to Terminal 3 and departing from same terminal to Abu Dhabi , lay over time at FCO is 11 hrs(alitalia airlines). do they need any air transit VISA, to transfer between terminals or for waiting during lay over time. response would be a great help to us. thanks


    If you have a valid US Visa then you don't need a schengen transit visa.


    Thank you for the reply


  • T1 to T3 -- are we screwed?
    Jun 29, 2016
    We're coming into FCO on Air France (T1) from the United States at 11:50 a.m. on 7/29. On a separate ticket, we're departing to Croatia on Vueling (T3) at 1:20 p.m. We'll have carry-on luggage only. Are we in for a disaster? And if so, is there any way to prevent it in advance? Any and all help would be much appreciated!!


    No flights from the US arrive in T1. They arrive in T3. You should have enough time.


  • connection time
    Jun 29, 2016
    I've booked separate tickets - ATH to FCO to ATL. Aegean air arriving at 10am and DL departing at 12:15pm. I will have a checked bag. I had no idea FCO was such a mess. Am I in trouble?


    2hr 15min should be enough time. There a shuttle at Terminal 3 to get to terminal 5.


  • FCO Construction
    Jun 28, 2016
    I read recently on the Delta website that there is construction at FCO which requires you to shuttle from Terminal 1 to 3 and vice versa if you are coming in from an international to Schengen destination or Schengen to international destination. Does anyone know whether it is still going on and whether it adds a lot of confusion to connecting? I am flying from DTW -> FCO -> PMO on Delta/Alitalia (one reservation) later this month. Link to airport advisory is below. http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/airports-and-aircraft/airports/airport-advisory-information.html


    I don't know, this is the first I've heard of it. The FCO website is notoriously bad so that's why so many people have to ask questions here. If it's true it will make all connections at FCO much more difficult.


  • LHR - FCO - NAP
    Jun 28, 2016
    Hello. I am arriving at FCO at 7:25pm from London Heathrow and then have to catch an Alitalia Flight at 9:45pm to Naples. I am a US Citizen, I do have a checked bag, and my ticket to Naples on Alitalia was booked separately from my British Airways London to Rome ticket. Do I have enough time to make this connection?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    Even with having a checked bag and separate tickets? I'm a little nervous after reading the below. Thank you for your help!


    Yes, over 2 hours in the evening should be enough time.


  • Transit to Alghero
    Jun 28, 2016
    On UA flight arriving at FCO at 7:45am, connecting to Alitalia to Alghero at 9:40. Too tight ??


    Maybe it's possible without checked bags. With checked bags I wouldn't try it.


    Many thanks. Do you where the transfer desk is located ?? At exit of customs or at the domestic terminal (3 ??)


    You will have to go to the Alitalia check-in desk in Terminal 1.


  • Procedure for connecting flights
    Jun 28, 2016
    My daughter is flying to FCO from Bari on Alitalia. She is than flying to Minneapolis on Delta. She has a 3 hour layover. What terminal will she fly into and which will she fly out of? Will she need to go through passport inspection? Both flights are operated by Delta. Will she need to collect her checked bag before heading to the next terminal to catch her flight to Minneapolis or will the airline transfer it?


    She will fly into Terminal 3 and out of Terminal 1. She will go through Schengen exit passport control. If both tickets are on the same reservation then she doesn't have to do anything with her bags in Rome.


    Thank you!


  • Zurich - Rome - Addis Ababa
    Jun 28, 2016
    We will be traveling from Zurich on Swiss Air arriving FCO at 10:35 pm and connecting to Addis Ababa on Ethiopian Air at 11:40 pm. I think both are located at terminal 3. We will have checked in for both flights on same ticket with carry-on bags. Do we have to go through passport control? Is 1 hour, 5 minutes connection enough time? Thank you.


    You will go through Schengen Exit passport control. You should have enough time.


  • Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 with hold luggage
    Jun 26, 2016
    We are arriving in Rome (FCO) Terminal 3 from the UK on Easyjet and wish to catch an Al Italia flight to Brindisi 1h 20 mins after our arrival time from the UK. We will have hold luggage. Is this feasible?


    No, it is not feasible.


  • Transfer to Cagliari
    Jun 25, 2016
    I'm flying Bergen (Norway)-Amsterdam-Rome-Cagliari (all within Schengen). In Rome, will my luggage be transferred directly to Cagliari, or will I have to pick it up, clear customs, and re-check for the domestic flight? How much time should I allow for this connection/transfer?


    Forgot to mention -- all flights are KLM, but the Rome-Cagliari flight has KLM flight number operated by AlItalia.


    Yes, your bags will be checked through to Cagliari. All flights are within the Schengen Area so you don't have to go through passport control.


    Yes, I know I don't have to go through passport control. But is there customs control? For example, when I recently flew Frankfurt-Oslo-Bergen (also all within Schengen), I had to collect my baggage in Oslo, clear customs, and go to the baggage drop-off again to leave my baggage (still the same airline all legs of the trip). This was because the Oslo-Bergen flight was a domestic route, and arrived at the side of the airport where you don't have to clear customs when picking up your bags and and exiting the building.


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