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  • Connection and Timing
    May 29, 2013
    I am flying from Frankfurt to FCO on Luftansa flight (booked through United) that arrives ar 2:05pm. On a separate ticket, I will by flying to Olbia on Meridiana. I'll have to check a bag for the Olbia flight. Will I have time to go through the passport check, customs, and check my luggage with Meridiana in order to make a 4:45 flight to Olbia? Or should I book a later flight to Olbia at 6:15pm? (I haven't booked that flight yet.) Can someone describe what I will need to do when I arrive at FCO? I would greatly appreciate any advice.


    You will not have to go through any passport control or customs in FCO as both Germany and Italy are in Schengen. You will arrive in Terminal 3 and depart from Terminal 1. The best way to get between these terminal is probably to walk, but it will be a bit of a long walk. You should have enough time assuming your bags come out reasonably quickly. However, if you want to be safe, book the later flight. It's Italy. Things move at a slower pace there.


    Sorry, I forgot to mention I start my flight from San Francisco, then connect in Frankfurt to FCO. So I will have to go through passport and customs at FCO, as I originated the trip from the US, right? Or will I have to do that in Frankfurt when I land before connecting to FCO? Thanks again for your advise!


    You will go through EU immigration in Frankfurt.


  • Connection time Delta Alitalia at FCO
    May 23, 2013
    We are flying from Detroit to Rome and have 3 hours before an Alitalia flight to Sardinia. Is that enough time to clear customs and claim luggage? Should we try to take carry on luggage for our 2. week trip?


    Delta & Alitalia both belong to the Skyteam Alliance - your bags will automatically be transferred. As to baggage vs. carry-on: it's a matter of paying baggage fees or buying what you need in Sardinia & only take carry-on. Alitalia uses Terminals 1 (Boarding Area B) and Terminal 3 (Boarding Areas D & H) with corresponding gates. Delta arrives at Terminal 5, where you go through special security checks & passport control. A shuttle bus runs between T5 and T3, and you can connect to T1's Boarding Area B inside security. You have plenty of time.


    Sumay is incorrecy. Your Delta flight will ARRIVE in Terminal 3, not Terminal 5 (terminal 5 is departure only). You won't have to pay baggage fees on your international itinerary.


  • Beirut to chocago through FCO connection
    May 17, 2013
    hi. will be using alitalia to travel from beirut to chicago. both arrival and departure should be in terminal 3. I am not sure if will need to go through T5 or not. should be able to get both boarding pass from beirut and the lugguage should be sent to chicage strainght. thx


    Only US airlines use T5 in FCO. Alitalia flights to the US use terminal 3.


    How easy is it to connect from the main terminal 3 to the G gate. Do I need to walk, taka a us or what


  • Transfer times between T3 and T5
    May 15, 2013
    Hello, we are flying to ATL on Delta, connecting from another inbound filght from T3. Connection time between the flights is 1h 10 min. Is this going to be enough time for transfer? Thanks


    When arriving at Terminal 3 of FCO, you need to take the shuttle to Terminal 5's Boarding Area G; you have enough time. Signs will guide you.


  • US Airways flight connecting to Air Malt
    May 14, 2013
    Hello, I am travelling from North Carolina on US Airways arriving at 9:30 Terminal 3. My next flight is on Air Malta departing at 11:30 am. These are booked as separate flights and not connections. I have to pick up luggage that I will check. Do I have enough time to go through security, pick up luggage, and get my boarding pass to be on the Air Malta flight at 11:30 am?


    Probably enough time if your flight in is on-time and your bags come out at a reasonable time.


    I just found out my flight departs for Malta at 11:00 a.m. This gives me only 1 1/2 hours. Still enough time


  • Help for dropping off at terminals Pleas
    May 8, 2013
    Hello, we have flights for my daughter to fly on Aitalia to Milan at 9am with my husband and myself returning to the US at 9:40am on Delta the same day. We'd very much like to get her checked in and to her gate before we go do the same. How long does it take to transfer between the necessary terminals and will it be a real hassle if we have several suitcases? We appriecate any recommnedations. Thank you!


    You will not be able to go to her gate with her. I suggest you do your goodbyes when you drop her at Terminal 1 and then make your way to terminal 5. You will have to check in and go through special security procedures in T5 so you should not delay. After that you will be bussed to the Terminal 3 satellite for your departure.


  • Buenos Aires - Rome - Kuala Lumpur
    Apr 17, 2013
    I want to book a flight from Buenos Aires to Rome, Arival time is set at 7.10am with Alitalia. Next Flight departs at 11.55am with Kuwait Airlines. I supose i won't have any problem with that connection right? Help me please cause i want to book this flights soon.


    Yeah, that should be plenty of time.


  • from CX flt to AZ flt
    Apr 17, 2013
    I have friends arriving on a CX flt from HKG with eta: 0705hr and their AZ flight etd going to ATH at 1020hr, is it enough for a connecting time?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Malta to Athens
    Apr 16, 2013
    Flying into FCO T3 with Air Malta at 10.00 with a connecting flight at 11.00 to Athens with Aegean Airlines also T3. My agent says that as our luggage will be transferred straight to the connecting flight we will have enough time to transfer ourselves (providing the incoming flight is on time) , is this true ?


    Malta, Italy, and Greece are all in the Schengen zone so you won't have to go through any immigration procedures and Air Malta and Aegean do have an interline baggage agreement, so your agent is correct.


    I should have added that we are from Australia , will this affect the immigration procedure as we have never heard of the Schengen zone also is 1 hour enough time to catch the connecting flight to Athens ?


  • Connecting flights
    Apr 15, 2013
    We are flying into FCO from Des Moines, Ia - connecting thru Munich. My friend will arrive on an Easyjet flight from Gatwick. What terminals will we arrive at - and what's the best way to meet up. The Easyjet flight arrives 1 hr later


    EasyJet is using Terminal 2 of FCO. Best place to meet: at Information counter at Arrivals Hall. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/fco; then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • time needed for connecting flight
    Apr 9, 2013
    Hi We arrive at terminal 3 from Hong Kong at 7.05am and need to transfer to an Air Italia flight to Cagliari, Sardinia departing at 9.20am (not sure which terminal). Do we have enough time to clear customs, collect baggage and then get to other flight or should we book a later flight?


    I believe you're on Alitalia, not "Air Italia". That flight will leave from Terminal 1. I think you will have enough time and if you miss your connection, they have other flights to Cagliari - I'd stay with the one you have.


  • Transfer advice, between terminals 2 & 1
    Apr 4, 2013
    On Wed 24 July 2013 I land at FCO Terminal 2 from Easyjet flight ex Split, Croatia, arriving at 7.40pm. I next fly FCO to Venice, from Terminal 1 with Alitalia, at 9.40p,. As a non-Schengen arrival will 2 hrs suffice for passport & customs checks & transfer & new check-in? Is walking time a serious factor?


    At FCO, T2 is connected at the arrivals level to T1. On arrival at T2 after going through non-Schengen passport control, proceed to T1 (follow signs), go up to the departures level, go through security check and on to of T1's Boarding Area B with gates 1-30.


    Thanks, that's a big help.


  • time from landing to Termini
    Mar 31, 2013
    How long does it take from landing [from Heathrow] clear customs, etc. to get to Downtown? I know the express train itself is 30-35 minutes to Termini. Thanks!


    It depends on the terminal and the time of day with how long it takes to clear customs and it depends what you mean "downtown" - do you mean to Paddington? Minimum time from Door open to gate at LHR to stepping off the train at Paddington would be about 1:15 minutes, but probably close to 2 hours would be more normal.


    Sorry, I wasn't clear enough. Arriving FROM LHR into FCO. BA flight, so T3 at FCO. How long from landing to Termini Station Rome. After going through non-Schlengen pass control.


  • transfer time between T3 to T1
    Mar 27, 2013
    US citizen Coming from Accra at T3 going to US at T1, how much time I need?


    On arrival at FCO you need to go through non-Schengen passport check & customs clearance. Make sure your first airline transfers your bags to your connecting airline (if you use separate airlines) - if not, you need to re-check in your bag at T1. Free shuttles run between all terminals & carparks every 15 mins. Count at least 75 minutes for transfer time (add another 20 minutes if you need to re-check in your bag with different airline).


    What Airport?


    I have carry on only. But I have 45 minutes only and my agent told me it will be OK???


    Dear Zap, Rome FCO airport.


  • Getting from one terminal to another
    Mar 21, 2013
    My husband and I are arriving from Detroit at 9:10 and catching a flight to Athens at 10:20. He has limited walking ability. Enough time?


    FCO has 4 terminals (T1, T2, T3 & T5. You will arrive at FCO, Terminal 5 (for U.S. & Israel flights), where you need to go through special security check & passport control before proceeding to your connecting terminal /gates. This area also has a special assistance lounge, you may want to drop by. A shuttle bus outside T5 connects to T3, and another shuttles runs between all terminals & carparks every 15 mins. The time of 1hr 10 mins is extremely tight!


    Actually, you will arrive in Terminal 3, Terminal 5 is a departure-only terminal. Your flight to Athens' location depends on what airline you are on. If it's Alitalia, then you need to get to Terminal 1, which is connected to Terminal 3 but not particularly close. This link has a lot of good info on navigating the Rome airport: http://www.roninrome.com/%20transportation/where-to-meet-at-fco


    Thanks. We are flying on Delta to Athens.


    Delta does not fly from Rome to Athens - even though the flight has a Delta code, look closely at your reservation, it probably says "Operated by Alitalia"


    I did check and it is Alitalia. So I guess we will have to go from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1. Thanks for your information.


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