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  • Arriving Air Canada departing Alitalia to Catania, in 1hr 35mins
    May 21, 2015
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    Arriving Air Canada departing Alitalia to Catania on separate tickets with checked bags. We have 1hr 35mins between flights, is this enough time? The Air Canad and Alitalia are seprarte tickts so I presume we will have to collect our bags then check in with Alitalia.

     

    It's possible but everything will have to go very smoothly for you to get your bags to the Alitalia desk in T1 before the bag cutoff.

     

    Thanks, we will have to keep our fingers crossed that everything goes in our favour.

     

  • Connecting between FCO T3 & T1 - enough time?
    May 20, 2015
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    Flight arriving FCO T3 from Kefallonia 11.10 (Iberia) on 23/8/15, flight leaving FCO T1 13.30 to London Heathrow (BA). Luggage checked in. Would there be enough time to transfer between? Would we have to go through passport control? Could we check bags in at Kefallonia for straight through to Heathrow?

     

    Your flight from Kefalonia will be operated by Vueling and arrive in Terminal 3. Your British Airways flight will also depart from Terminal 3. If you purchased your two tickets separately you will have to claim your bags in Rome and Re-check them. You should have enough time if your flight from Kefalonia is on-time.

     

    Thank you. What are your thoughts about my other query please? - arrive T3 11.10, depart (BA) T3 13.00. Too tight?? Will we need to go through passport control for either of these? many thanks

     

    You will go through Schengen exit passport control after you check in for your flight to London but that shouldn't take more than a minute. I think it's possible.

     

  • Kefallonia to London Gatwick via FCO - enough transfer time?
    May 20, 2015
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    Flight arrives from Kefallonia in to FCO T3 at 11.10 (Iberia) 23/8/15, departs FCO T3 to Gatwick 13.00 (BA). Checked in luggage. Is this enough time to transfer? would we need to go through passport control? could we check in all way through at Kefallonia to save time?

     

  • Israel - Rome - Amsterdam connection
    May 20, 2015
    1
    Hello I am flying to Amsterdam from tel aviv through FCO. My flights are from tel aviv to FCO with alitalia, and than from FCO to AMS with KLM. Would one hour layout between the flight be enough, or should I be afraid to miss my flight to amsterdam. Thank you

     

    Assuming you are an EU citizen, that should barely be enough time.

     

  • Istanbul-FCO-Madrid 55 mins layover w Alitalia
    May 20, 2015
    2
    Hello, we are flying from Istanbul to Madrid with a short 55 mins layover in Rome Fiumicino. Our whole itinerary is operated by Alitalia. Wondering if we have enough time to make the connection and also worried about luggage and whether we need to go through passport control. Appreciate the help!

     

    Yes, you will go through passport control in Rome. It is a possible, but difficult connection.

     

    Thank you much ZAP. I guess we will have to find an alternate flight to Madrid from IST, since the one we got through FCO is the last flught on Friday night and can't risk it

     

  • Terminal 1 to Terminal 3 in 1hr 40?
    May 18, 2015
    3
    Arriving from Pisa to Rome FCO Terminal 1 at 8.30am. Booking through Alitalia but flight operated by Etihad (AZ1666). Will there be time to make connection to an actual Alitalia flight from Terminal 3 at 10.10am (AZ620)? Will this be tight or easy?

     

    Both flights are Alitalia flights. You should have plenty of time. Just follow signs to your departure gate. You will go through schengen exit passport control on your way.

     

    THANK YOU! So even though Etihad will be operating the flight, our luggage should be checked all the way through to LAX? What is the transfer like between Ter 1 and 3 in terms of walking distance?

     

    You won't find an Etihad check in desk in Pisa. Like I said, both flights are essentially Alitalia. Yes your bags will be checked through to LAX. It's not a terribly long walk. Maybe 10-15 minutes.

     

  • Athens to Madrid via FCO
    May 17, 2015
    1
    I'm flying from Athens to Madrid via Rome FCO with Alitalia. Can I make it with 45 mins between the connecting flights? I guess, both flight should operated in the terminal 1, although I'm not completely sure. What happens if I miss the connecting flight due to a delay in my first flight? Will Alitalia put me in the next available flight?

     

    Yes, both are in Terminal 1 and since Greece, Italy, and Spain are all in the Schengen area you won't have to go through passport control. All you have to do in Rome is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Yes, if you miss your connection you will be put on the next available Alitalia flight to Madrid.

     

  • Connections London to Rome - Rome to Catania
    May 15, 2015
    1
    We're looking at booking flights from London to Rome (Easy jet) then Rome to Catania (Alitalia) with a 1hr 10mins connection time. Would this would be enough time to get the connecting flight with just hand baggage? Thanks

     

    With hand baggage it should be enough time if you check in online for your Alitalia flight before leaving London.

     

  • Terminal 3 toTerminal 1
    May 14, 2015
    3
    Arriving from Reggio Calabria at 1:25 pm. Departing for JFK at 2:45pm. Baggage checked through; US passport. Enough time?

     

    Update: Both flights at Terminal 1.

     

    Your flight to JFK will not leave from Terminal 1, it will leave from Terminal 3. You will arrive in Terminal 1. All you have to do is follow signs from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will go through Schengen Passport control on your way.

     

    UPDATE 2: Term 3 to Term 1 as originally posted.

     

  • Tranfer from T3 to T5
    May 14, 2015
    2
    My wife is travelling from Tehran, Iran to Rome and then onwards to Charlotte, NC in the U.S. Her flight from Iran is by Alitalia arriving at T3 in Rome and her flight to the U.S. is via AA at Terminal 5. She is flying on two separate tickets so she needs to go through Passport control, collect her bags, clear Customs and catch a bus to T5. She applied for a Transit visa type B at the Italian embassy in Tehran but was given a Transit visa type A instead. Will she be able to get to T5 on a Transit (A) visa or will she be turned back due to having the wrong visa type? Thank you.

     

    She should be OK with the Type A visa. There's a chance someone will escort her to Terminal 5 or directly to her AA gate in the T3 satellite to ensure that she boards her AA flight. This would be easier than deporting her back to Iran..

     

    Thank you ZAP. She did her best to apply for a Type "B" but the embassy did not understand the layout of Rome airport and assumed that she would remain airside. I just can't see them sending her back when she has proof in her passport that she has been to the Italian embassy and has been issued a visa. Thanks again.

     

  • US Airways to Meridiana
    May 12, 2015
    1
    Arriving at 9:45 US Airways going to Meridiana leaving at 14.25 how do I get from baggage claim to Meridiana counter?

     

    Just walk. It's not that far.

     

  • Minimum connecting time
    May 12, 2015
    1
    My sons flight arrives at 1300 Terminal 1 and has to clear customs and collect baggage departing 1420 Term 3 EY/AZ codeshare flight to Genoa. Does he have sufficient connecting time?

     

    I think you have your terminals backwards. A flight to Genoa on Alitalia would leave from Terminal 1. Where is your son coming from? Did he purchase two separate tickets or were they purchased together?

     

  • Mil. Linate-Roma-Istanbul 1 hour connection - All flights Alitalia
    May 11, 2015
    1
    Hello, I have a flight from Istanbul to Rome and have a connection of 1 hr 25 mins before getting on the flight to Milano Linate. I assume that this is enough time to go through passport control and get the next flight. On my return flight however, I have only 1 hour of connection. Is that going to be enough to find my way without problems (considering that I check my baggages in Milano Linate)? Thanks.

     

    Yes, both connection times should be sufficient.

     

  • Connect Times
    May 11, 2015
    1
    I am flying on Alitalia from Palermo to Rome scheduled to arrive at 7:30am. I then have a United flight to Chicago departing Rome at 10:50am. I will have checked baggage. Will I have enough time to collect bags, get to Terminal 5 and check in for the international flight?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. The Shuttle stop to take your to T5 is very close to T1 where you will arrive.

     

  • Is there enough time to make the connection with Alitalia to Chicago?
    May 10, 2015
    2
    I am flying into Rome-FCO with Alitalia from Tel Aviv and have a connecting flight with Alitalia to Chicago-ORD. Is 50 minutes enough time to make the connection? Which terminal do I land in and which terminal is the connecting flight to Chicago located in? TY.

     

    Both of your flights will be in Terminal 3. All you should have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.

     

    Thank you Zap, uch appreciated.

     





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