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  • Is 1h10min enough time to change flights (both in Shengen)?
    Mar 13, 2016
    Hi, we would like to travel to Cagliari from Prague with connection in Roma - both flights with Alitalia. But the time to change flights in Roma is only 1h10min. Is it possible to manage? Thank you very much for your help


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


  • Connecting Flights
    Mar 12, 2016
    I'm looking to book on Alitalia and all on a single ticket with no checked baggage but I'm unsure on the connections. Arriving from Chicago at 7:30am and departing 10:25am to Moscow... And arriving from Moscow at 8:25am and departing Rome for Chicago at 9:30am. Will this be enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time for both connections.


  • Is 45 minutes ok to connect from T3 to T1 (all flights Schengen)?
    Mar 13, 2016
    I am about to purchase an easyjet ticket from Geneva (Schengen) to FCO arriving at T3 at 08:10 and a connecting ticket from FCO to Athens departing from t1 at 08:55 so I should get from T3 to T1 in about 20 minutes. Probably ok if there's no passport control but probably too short if there are controls. Any thoughts?


    I wouldn't try it.


    Thanks! I'll take another route then. Best!


  • Connection between terminals
    Mar 10, 2016
    We are arriving on American Airlines, assuming it arrives in Terminal 5. Our connection is to Cairo on Alitalia (assuming it leaves from Terminal 1,2 or 3). I understand we have to clear customs in Rome and recheck our luggage ourselves. What transportation is there between Terminal 5 and the other Terminals? How long should we expect it to take?


    You do not arrive in Terminal 5, no flights arrive in Terminal 5. You will arrive in Terminal 3. You will also depart from terminal 3. You will just have to go through passport control, claim your bags, re-check them with Alitalia, then go through security and schengen exit passport control. I recommend a bare minimum of 2 hours between flights.


    Great news. Thx.


  • Connecting time allowance
    Mar 9, 2016
    I arrive from Hong Kong at 7.30am, which I believe arrives into terminal 3. How much time should I allow for my next flight from Rome to Palermo?


    If you have checked bags I wouldn't consider a flight before 10 AM.


  • How likely is this connection?
    Mar 9, 2016
    Looking at booking trip from Detroit to SVO (Moscow) and on of our options is flying Delta to Rome, arrive at 9:15 am and connect to a 10:25 am Alitalia to Moscow. Is 1 hr 10 minutes a realistic connection? Will we have to go through passport control or security between flights?


    It's possible. Both flights would be in the same area and since you won't be entering the Schengen Area you won't have to go through passport control in Rome.


  • Connection between the terminals
    Mar 8, 2016
    I am wondering how Terminal 3 and 1 are connected. Are they separate facilities or are they connected by the hall? I mean can one just walk from terminal 3 to terminal 1 or does one have to take a bus/train? Thank you in advance!


    Terminals 1, 2, and 3 are all just different parts of the same giant mess of a building.


  • enough time for connection in Rome
    Mar 8, 2016
    arriving FCO on Air Canada this August at @ 8:30AM, need to catch connection flight with Alitalia to Palermo at 11:10am. Is that enough time to claim baggage and clear customs, and check in again with Alitalia?


    That should be just about enough time.


  • Flight Connections Terminal 3
    Mar 27, 2016
    I will be arriving in Terminal 3 at FCO on Tarom Airlines at 9:40 am. I have to make an Aer Lingus flight (also in Terminal 3) at 11:15. Will I make it? This Aer Lingus flight was scheduled for slightly earlier - just got an email with new departure time which gives me only 1hr 30 mins approx. for connection. Is there a fast track through security that I can use? I have checked baggage and this will be a Sunday morning in April. Many thanks for advise


    I forgot to add that I have 2 separate tickets for Tarom and Aer Lingus


    With checked baggage, since you will have to transfer your bags between airlines yourself, no I don't think this is possible.


    Thank you for your reply. Are you saying that with hand luggage - this connection may be possible? What about if I purchased the fast security with / without checked bags? thanks in advance


    Yes, with hand luggage it may be possible. I'm not sure how much fast security helps at Rome T3 because I've never used it, but it may help you as well.


    Thanks again.


    Como vou do terminal 1 para terminal 3 ?...e quanto tempo leva esse trajeto? Grata


  • Changing from International flight to domestic flight
    Mar 10, 2016
    My flight from NYC (Delta) is scheduled to arrive at FCO at 10:15AM. My second flight is a domestic flight on Alitalia to CAG (Sardegna) scheduled to depart at 1:05PM. I have checked luggage. These are two separate tickets. Is this sufficient time allowing for passport customs and security? If not, how many hours between flights would you suggest? Thank you!


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    Thank you for the quick response. Looking at the Delta flight from JFK again, I see that it is scheduled to land at FCO 10:45AM (not 10:15AM). I plan to purchase a separate ticket on Alitalia for a flight from FCO to CAG that departs at 1:05PM. Is this still sufficient time to retrieve my baggage, clear customs, security,and recheck my baggage again? Do flights originating in the US land in T1? Will the flight to Sardinia on Alitalia leave from T3? Thanks again!


    Flights from the US arrive in T3 and short haul Alitalia flights leave from T1. with a 10:45 arrival that would be just enough time.


  • Changing from international to domestic flight
    Mar 8, 2016
    I'm arriving in Rome from Doha on Qatar A330 at 12.55pm and depart for Perugia Alitalia 1657 at 3.25pm. Does that mean a terminal change? And will there be enough time to go through immigration, collect my bags and get through customs and still make the Perugia connection?


    Yes, you will arrive in Terminal 3 and depart from Terminal 1. You should have enough time. You will have to take your bags to Terminal 1 to re-check them with Alitalia.


  • Arriving in Ryanair and Departing on Alitalia
    Mar 8, 2016
    Arrival is with Ryanair flight from Malaga 12:30pm and then Alitalia to Istanbul 2:25pm, would I make it on time if I bring luggage carry on? I see Ryanair arrives in Terminal 3 but not sure where Alitalia would from from to Istanbul. Thank you!


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. Since Spain and Italy are both in the Schengen Zone once you arrive you can go straight for the Alitalia transfer desk. The Istanbul flight appears to leave from Terminal 1 even though it is outside Schengen.


  • alitalia - short connection
    Mar 7, 2016
    Hi, I am considering ordering a flight with alitalia (the flight is at the end of june). The flight is from israel to venice (marco polo airport), two ways. the problrm is there is a connection in rome fiunicino airport, of one hour and ten minutes. Will the time be enough ??? I have the same question about a flight with alitalia from venice to geneva (the same connection time and place). Thanks a lot in advance for your ans-wares !


    On Israel to Venice 1 hr 10 minutes is a bit iffy, but Alitalia also flies a lot of flights from Rome to Venice if you miss your connnection. On Venice to Geneva that should be enough time as both flights are within the Schengen Area all you have to do in Rome on that end is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connecting time
    Mar 7, 2016
    Flight change: We arrive via Air Malta at 10:00am at Terminal 3 and depart via Lufthansa to Toronto at 11:20am. Will we have to pick up our luggage, go through security and recheck it? Do we have enough time to make this connection?


    Lufthansa doesn't fly from Rome to Toronto. Is your flight operated by Air Canada or are you connecting in Germany? Are your tickets on one reservation or two separate reservations?


    The flight is operated by Air Canada. We booked as one ticket through from Malta to Toronto, and thank you.


    Then you should have enough time. You just have to go through Schengen Exit passport control and to your departure gate. You don't have to do anything with your baggage.


  • Arriving Delta #444 10:45 AM and connecting to Vueling#6732 at 14:15
    Mar 6, 2016
    Do I have enough time to claim baggage and check in for Vueling flight. 1 person has U.S. passport other has Mexican passport


    That should be plenty of time.


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