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  • T1 to T5 going to DC
    Jul 15, 2016
    I arrive on ALITALIA AT T1 from Cagliari. I must go to T5 to get a United flight to DC. How do I get from T1 to T5? I have about 2 hours. Do I need to go thru security and customs?


    You take a shuttle bus. You will have to go through Security end Schengen exit passport control and then take another shuttle bus to your departure gate.


    Were you able to make this connection? Did you have checked luggage? I have almost the same connection time and am worried.


  • Connecting with no visa & separate tickets (risk?)
    May 31, 2016
    I already have a flight from BUE to FCO (Alitalia, but not bought to Alitalia directly), then I have to buy a SEPARATE flight from FCO to LED Russia (Alitalia but operated by Aeroflot). Connection time 6hs, but...: I can't exit the airport because I have no visa. I plan to have carry-on baggage only and to do the FCO-LED check-in online. I will have no boarding pass printed and have no access to counter outside transfer area. What risk do I have? What happen if online check-in fails? Do I buy the second flight (FCO-LED) from Aeroflot directly or Alitalia (code share) ?


  • Flying into Fuimicino-Rome and connecting to Barcelona
    May 31, 2016
    I am flying into Fuimicino-Rome with Turkish Airlines and layover of 120 minutes, with vueling to Barcelona with checked-in baggage. Where do I need to do immigration ? do I have enough time to catch the Barcelona flight?


    I don't hold an EU passport. However, I don't require visa.


    You will pass through Schengen passport control in Rome. You should have just enough time with checked baggage (you will likely have to transfer it yourself).


  • Alitalia terminal connection and passport control
    May 31, 2016
    Flying on Alitalia from Boston to Rome with connecting flight on Alitalia to Florence. Will I have to change terminals? Will I have to claim luggage in Rome and recheck? Where will I go though passport control--Rome or Florence? Thank you.


    You will arrive in Terminal 3, go through Schengen passport control and walk to your departure gate in Terminal 1. You don't have to do anything with your baggage.


  • picking up bags
    May 31, 2016
    Im flying into FCO from Chicago on Alitalia arriving t3. then on to Istanbul on Turkish air. also from T3.. two seperate reservations.. will i have to go out and in??


    Yes, if you have checked bags you will have to go through passport control, claim your bags, take them to Turkish, re-check them and go through security and Schengen Exit passport control.


  • FCO connection
    May 28, 2016
    Hi I'm booked Alitalia YYZ to FCO and connect to Catania with checked bags and a connection time of 1:35. Do I have to clear customs/immigration in FCO or CTA? If in FCO, I assume I need to claim my bags and recheck bags with AZ? Is this connection feasible? Thanks


  • 1.5 hrs to get from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5
    Jun 17, 2016
    I'm flying in from Beirut during peak summer travel season in July and have 90 minutes to get from T3 to T5 to make my flight to Chicago. Is that enough time? Will I have to go through security or passport control?


    you don't have to go to terminal 5 just stay in term 3 and follow the flight gate you will pick up your boarding pass at the gate and go through security screening there. I had the same questions 2years ago but ended up staying in term 3.


    Hi can you help me I have tickets from Jordan to USA so I will arrive in FCO terminal 3 then I have to go to terminal 5 to get my flight so how much time it will take by walk, thank you


  • 60-minute connection
    May 31, 2016
    Hi, I'm flying from Toronto to Florence via FCO. Originally, the connection time is 120 minutes. Now the departure/arrival time from Toronto to FCO is changed which leave me only 60 minutes. All flights are booked on one itinerary. Would I make it to the flight from FCO to FLR? Do I need to go thru security? Thanks


    You just have to go through passport control and to your departure gate. I won't say 60 minutes is impossible, but it's difficult.


  • Tel Aviv to Cagliari/Sarninia via Rome With Alitalia
    Jun 1, 2016
    I plan to go to Cagliari with Alitalia from Tel Aviv with connection in Rome..Where do I do Immigration and customs and how much time do I need for connection in Rome.


    You will go through passport control in Rome. 90 minutes should be sufficient.


    Thanks !!!


  • 45 minute connection
    May 24, 2016
    I'm arriving to FCO from Chicago on UA 970 at 10:45am and leaving at 11:15am on Croatia Air 385 to Dubrovnik. These flights will be on the same itinerary. Will I have to go through passport control? Will I have enough time to make this connection?


    No, you should not have to go through passport control. Just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Terminal 3.


  • FCO Connection
    May 24, 2016
    Flying in late October on Alitalia from Brindisi to FCO arrival 8:30 a.m. Depart FCO via American to ORD at 11:15 on two separate tix. Is that enough time to make connection. Are we better off carrying on to American instead of checking bag? AA allows 50#.


    Carry-ons will make it slightly faster, but either way you'll have to take the shuttle to Terminal 5. You have barely enough time.


  • USA-Rome TO Florence
    May 24, 2016
    I am flying into Rome on American Airlines and then taking a flight up to Florence on Alitalia. Do I have to exit the airport after going through customs, or can I proceed to ALitalia within the airport? What about my bags, do they transfer from my American flight to Alitalia?


    If you purchased two separate reservations you will go through Schengen Exit passport control, claim your bags, take them to Terminal 1 to re-check with Alitalia, re-check them, and go through security.


  • Terminal 3 -Terminal 1 connection
    May 24, 2016
    Hello, I will be flying from London to Bucharest with Alitalia (both legs on one ticket) and I need to get from T3 to T1 for connecting flight (1.5h between flights). Do I need to reclaim my hold luggage and go thru check in once again? Do I need to go thru security and passport control at each terminal? Or is there a way to be transferred between the terminals without leaving international area? What's the walking distance between the two terminals? I will be travelling with EU passport. Thanks!


    Any answers? At least to some of the questions...


    Both flights will be in the same area. You won't have to claim your bags or go through security or passport control.


  • do i need to check in at connecting at rome
    May 24, 2016
    i am flying from tel aviv to sao paulo with alitalia layover at rome for 2 hours do i need to pickup my bags, go through passport control and check in again at rome or continue towards the new gate


    No, you don't have to do anything with your bags or go though passport control. you should have plenty of time.


  • Risk checked bag missing connection vs. travelling with 8 kg carry-on?
    May 24, 2016
    Travelling all Alitalia, Chicago to Bari with under 2hr connex in FCO. Is a checked bag very likely to make that connex, or u recommend trvael extra light carry-on only?


    That should be a fairly easy connection as long as the flight from Chicago is anywhere close to on-time.


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