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  • Vancouver to Rome with BA then Alitalia to Palermo 1h45min
    Nov 21, 2015
    I am booking a flight from Expedia and am concerned that I won't have enough time to get my luggage checked to arrive safely. Will carry on my luggage with first leg of trip on British Airways. Once I arrive in Terminal 3 at FCO I have 1h 45 m before my Alitalia flight departs Terminal 1 for Palermo. I am guessing I will have to clear customs and then head to Terminal 1 and check bag with Alitalia (their carry-on limit is much smaller than BA). Can I avoid security and get directly to check in with Alitalia? I am worried about the time and want to avoid my bag not arriving in Palermo with me. Advice? Tips?


    You will have to go through security because the baggage claim is outside security. You should barely have enough time if your British Airways flight is on-time.


    Thanks for your reply, Zap. If my British Airways luggage is carry on, can't I avoid security? I will need to check the bag at Alitalia though, as their carry-on baggage allowance is much less.


    No, you can't avoid security. The Alitalia baggage check desks are outside security.


  • will i make my next flight
    Nov 20, 2015
    I arrive at 8.00amat FCO from Singapore and need to take a flight to Naples at 10.00am, will I have time to collect my luggage and then chec kin for the 10.00 flight?


    That should be enough time.


  • Malta to Rome then Rome to Atlanta
    Nov 20, 2015
    I'm flying from Malta thru airmalta to Rome. I have connecting flight going to Atlanta delta airlines. Do I need to pick my luggage and recheck in again pls? Lay over 1 hrs and 50 minutes is this enough ? I bought my ticket together. I'm holding a European passport. Thanks


    Air Malta should be able to check your bag through to Delta in Malta.


  • Malta to Rome then Rome to Atlanta
    Nov 19, 2015
    I'm flying from Malta thru airmalta to Rome. I have connecting flight going to Atlanta delta airlines. Do I need to pick my luggage and recheck in again pls? Lay over 1 hrs and 50 minutes is this enough ? I bought my ticket together. I'm holding a European passport. Thanks


  • Athens to Amsterdam
    Nov 16, 2015
    I am flying from Athens to Amsterdam with a very short connection in FCO. Alitalia 721 arriving 8:05pm from Athens. Alitalia 7716 departing to Amsterdam at 9:00pm. No checked bags. Is this enough time to make the connection?


    That should be enough time as long as your flight from Athens is on-time.


  • 1 hr. connection, Athens-Palermo
    Nov 12, 2015
    Flying Vueling from Athens to Palermo, with only 1 hr connection through FCO. Will that be enough time to connect? Thank you.


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


    Am assuming the gates are in the same terminal at FCO?


    Yes, they should be very close to each other.


    Thank you ZAP! A great help!


  • Steps to take connection flight
    Nov 9, 2015
    Hello! I am traveling from BCN to FCO with Alitalia, according to the itineray my flight arrives at 8:10am to T1 and my next flight departs at 10:35am from T3 to JFK with Alitalia as well. I have a bit more than 2 hours to make the connection (not sure if I have a single ticket since I bought it with Travelocity), I was wondering which are the steps I would need to follow to take the next flight? Can I walk from T1 to T3 without having to pass through security? Any help is very appreciated, thank you!


    It is a single ticket if you booked it all at the same time on Travelocity. All you have to do in Rome is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will go through Schengen Exit Passport control on your way. It is a very brief process. You should have plenty of time as long as your flight from Barcelona is on-time.


    Thank you very much for your help!


  • Connection from Terminal 3 to 1.
    Nov 6, 2015
    Hello. My sister-in-law is Algerian, and she needs a Schengen Visa to enter in Europe. She has a ticket with Alitalia that departs from Rio de Janeiro - Brazil to Alger - Algeria, with a connection in FCO. The first flight lands in Terminal 3 and the second departs on Terminal 1. It's a single ticket. Will she need to pass through passport control or is it possible to go from those terminals into the international area?


    Algerians do not require an airport transit visa for sterile connections. She will be making a sterile connection so should not require a Visa.


    Also, both flights will be in Terminal 3.


    Thank you for your attention. However, i'm a bit confused. On her ticket it says it will depart to Algiers from terminal 1. I also checked at FCO's website and all the flights to Algiers departs from Terminal 1. How is it possible? Thank you.


    Sorry, I thought you were going the other direction. This should still be a sterile transfer. If she is worried she can apply for a Schengen Transit visa or ask Alitalia.


  • Connection Time from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 - RE short layover 1 hr
    Nov 5, 2015
    We are arriving in Rome at 9a - our connecting flight is to Venice at 10:10a - Will 1 hour and 10 min be enough to gather bags and go through customs and immigration and recheck bags?


    If both tickets are on the same reservation you won't have to claim and re-check your bags. You will just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, passing through Schengen passport control on your way. If your first flight is on-time you should have enough time.


  • Connection time
    Nov 2, 2015
    Hello, I arrive at FCO from (Toronto) on Delta (Alitalia) at 1pm and have a connection on Alitalia to Athens at 2:50pm. I won't have any checked bags - will this give me enough time to make the flight to Athens? Thank you!


    Yes, that should be plenty of time if your flight from Toronto is on-time.


  • Advice needed before I book flights!
    Oct 27, 2015
    I want to book connecting flights from Dublin to Rome FCO with Aer Lingus and then on to Brindisi with Airitalia. There is a stopover time of 3 hours 10 mins on the way out and 2 hours 10 mins on the return connection. Is this enough time to move between terminals? Thank you for any advice you can give me.


    That should be enough time, especially on the way there.


  • Connection Time
    Jan 9, 2015
    I will be arriving from Athens on Aegean Airlines at 10:00. Is it possible to make a US Airways connection at 11:20?


    If you purchased separate tickets, no, that's not enough time.


  • enough time to go through security?
    Jan 2, 2015
    Hello. I am making my travel plans early. I will arrive at FCO at 4:15am by bus from Pescara, Italy at either T1 ot T3. I would like to book a Lufthansa flight leaving aFCOt 6:40am to Frankfurt, and from there fly home to Orlando. I have a US passport. Is that sufficient time (presuming I am off the bus with my luggage by 4:30am to get through Passport Control, Security, check my suitcases, and board my flight? Thank you very much. Gina.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


    Thank you so much, and Happy New Year!


  • baggage with 12 hours connection flight
    Dec 25, 2014
    Hi, I'm flying with Alitalia from TLV to Venice with a 12 hours connection in Rome. will my baggage be checked in once in TLV up to final destination, or should I re-check in the baggage in Rome for the Venice flight? Thanks in advance. Alexst.


  • connection from T1 to T3 in 1 hour
    Dec 15, 2014
    I am coming from Florence(Italy) in Alitalia and landing on terminal 1 at 19:45 pm. I have connecting flight Emirates to Dubai at 20:45 pm from terminal 3. I need to know if i need to claim the baggage ? how much time security check would take ? Is it possible to make everything in 1 hours. Appreciate your help.


    i really need to know above questions answer,


    If you purchased your tickets together you have enough time as your bags will be transferred to Emirates, you just need to RUN to the Emirates transfer desk. If you purchased two separate tickets you have no chance, you need to get an earlier flight to Rome.


    Thanks ZAP. I have got the tickets together so my bags got transferred to final place. The moment i got down at domestic i started running and reached to skybus 7-8 mins (terminal signs are very clear, no need to ask) then 5 mins in passport control, Pretty much 15 mins i reached to emirates desk where i got the actual boarding pass and was in front of boarding gate. People kept coming i believe next 30 mins. So 1 hour is sufficient unless something happens unexpectedly


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