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  • find the arrival/departure gates
    Jun 29, 2014
    Is there any way to find the gates for arrival from Bucharest and connecting to LAX? both flights on Alitalia in 1 week with 1hr in between?


    You may arrive at either Terminal 1 (T1) or T3, and depart from T3 (which also is used by Alitalia for 'Non-Schengen (foreign) flights. When connecting from gate to gate, follow signs to 'Boarding Area'. I suggest you open, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • Connecting Aegean to United via FCO
    Jun 27, 2014
    My details are below, which involves a 50m layover. Is this possible? It doesn't seem so but would like to know the details of the transfer: Aug 28 A3 650 ATH 8:45AM FCO 10:00AM 2h 15m Airbus A320 Economy (O) Layover in FCO 0h 50m UA 967 FCO 10:50AM IAD 2:55PM 10h 5m Boeing 767 Economy (K)


    No, that's not really possible as transferring to United means you have to go to Terminal 5.


    Any idea why Google ITA would spit this out as an option?


    Because it doesn't know what a pain in the ass getting to Terminal 5 is and since United has very little connecting traffic at FCO, they haven't bothered to increase their minimum connecting time there accordingly since Terminal 5 opened.


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will go through EU exit passport control when exiting the Schengen concourse and then security at your departure gate.


    this ZAP guy always says you have enough time, he must be working for FRA....its a horrific airport and you will miss most connections


    I do not work for FRA


  • Connecting time (PMO-FCO-LAX)
    Jul 11, 2014
    I'm so glad I found this forum. We will be flying from PMO to FCO arriving at 9:10am and departing FCO for LAX at 10:10am. Both flights are on AZ. Will 1 hour be enough connecting time at FCO?


    forgot to mention, we will be carrying our bags onboard.


    Yes, since both flights are on Alitalia that should be enough time. Just follow signs to your departure gate, you will have to go through security on your way to the gate.


    It appears that our flight from PMO arrives in Terminal 1 and our flight to LAX departs from Term 3. With 1 hour to connect, do you still feel this is enough time?


  • Connecting between Alitalia and United
    Jun 23, 2014
    Looking to go from Palermo to Rome via Alitalia, arriving FCO at 7:20 a.m. United flight to Newark departs 9:50 a.m. Enough time? Will I need to claim bags, go through customs, etc.?


    If your tickets were bought together, Alitalia can check your bags through to United. You do not have to go through customs as both Palermo and Rome are in Italy. You do however, have to go to Terminal 5 to get your boarding pass and go through security. There is a shuttle bus from T1/2/3 to T5. You should have enough time.


  • transfer terminal 5 to 1
    Jun 22, 2014
    we land on tuesday in terminal 5 from US and need to transfer to air france in terminal 1. two questions - is there a shuttle to terminal 1 and - we need to store a bag at fco to then pick up again when we return to terminal 1 on friday back from france. Is it easy to do this? or will we need to come out of a departure area to store a bag.


    No flights arrive in Terminal 5. Terminal 5 is a departures only check-in terminal. You will arrive in Terminal 3. You can walk to T1 from T3 after you clear Schengen immigration and customs. There is a baggage storage company in T3 after you exit customs. The cost is 6 euro per day.


    that is great news thanks. We have been flying BA since terminal 5 opened so was not sure. That will hopefully make the connection work as the outbound from chicago has been delayed recently with weather. I never knew there were no arrivals there.


  • Connecting flight from Catania to CFO return us
    Jun 22, 2014
    When we arrive at FCO on Alitalia , do we get our bags, then proceed to customs and do VAT refund, or what is the right protocol?


    At FCO, 'Non-Schengen'(foreign) flights arrive at Terminal 3, at either Gates G or H. From there, passengers go through immigration (passport control) and - if transferring to another flight - proceed to their connecting terminal & gate - in your case Terminal 1, Boarding Area B. A shuttle bus connects the two terminals.


    Actually you can easily walk to T1 after clearing Schengen immigration in T3.


    That is below the minimum connection time for an International->domestic connection at ORD. You will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your baggage, go through US customs, then re-check your bags with United, then you have to take the ATS train from T5 to T2 and go through security and to your departure gate. It's possible to make the connection in 80 minutes, but there is almost no wiggle room for delays, thus why it's below the MCT.


    What is the minimum connection time in my condition? I am concerned now....will I make it if I rush? :P


    The minimum connection time is 90 minutes.


  • Toronto to Rome to Palermo
    Jun 18, 2014
    We are arriving at T3 in Rome from Toronto and we have 1 hr and 20 minutes catch to our flight to Palermo at T1. We only have carryons. Can we walk (or run) to T1 inside the gates (without having to exit and go through security again)?


  • Nice to Rome to Toronto Alitalia
    Jun 20, 2014
    Will be flying with checked bags, do we need to pick up bags in rome and go through customs or will they transfer than for us? All flights are on Alitalia. We have 2 hours 10 minutes between flights. Not sur if it is in the same terminal.


    Walk through the parking garage, it's the fastest way.


  • LAX - Venice with Rome plane change
    Jun 19, 2014
    Ticketed through Delta but on Alitalia from LAX to Rome Terminal 3 at 1:15pm, Rome to Venice flight one hour later at 2:35pm in Terminal 1. Bags are checked through to Venice. Will this be a problem? It was how Alitalia offered the flight. Thanks!


    Hah, no, you do not have to show a soccer ticket in order to board an airline flight.


  • NEED HELP!!! Do I have enough time from T3 to T1??
    Jun 10, 2014
    Hello, I am traveling to Brindisi from Colombia next August. I will travel from Bogota to Lisboa on TAP Airlines where I will go through Shenghen immigration and will take my first connection to Rome also with TAP. I will arrive at 18.40 in Terminal 3 and will only have a carry on bag. I plan to take the 19.30 Alitalia flight to Brindisi departing from Terminal 1. If I only have a carry on bag, come from Lisboa and have my FCO - BDS boarding ticket from the web check in, do i have to go through any security checkpoint from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 or can I just go straight to the gate of the Alitalia flight? I if don't take the 19.30 flight I have to wait 2 hours. Thank you for your information.


  • Enough time?
    Jun 10, 2014
    I arrive at Terminal 3 (Delta Airlines from Detroit) at 8:45 AM and depart Terminal 1 at 10:20 AM (Alitalia ticketed through Delta). Will I have to go through security again? Will I make it?


  • Enough Time
    Jun 8, 2014
    Connecting through FCO in August. Arriving at 1105am via Easy Jet from Mykonos, then connecting to Start Alliance trip (FCO-FRA-SFO). My Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt leaves at 1325pm. Do I need to collect luggage and go through customs? Is this enough time between flights?


  • Terminal 1 to Terminal 3 in 55 minutes
    Jun 13, 2014
    I have booked flights with Alitalia from Vienna/Austria (VIE) to New York City/USA (JFK) via Rome (FCO). Will arrive in FCO Terminal 1 with Alitalia AZ 0189 on saturday 28th june at 13:50 and my connecting flight is Alitalia AZ 0610 from Terminal 3 at 14:45. There are only 55 minutes! Is that possible?


    You have to go through a brief Schengen exit passport check and then security at your departure gate. 1 hr 45 minutes should be plenty of time.


  • Fastest way from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5
    Jun 6, 2014
    I have 2 hours 15 minutes between flights, arriving in T1 and departing from T5 without checked bags. Is the only way to go by walking from T1 to the shuttle stop at T3 and then taking the shuttle to T5? Does the T5 shuttle pick up at T1? Is it possible to just take a taxi from T1 to T5 in a couple of minutes, or will they not do that?


  • connection flights
    Jun 5, 2014
    Hello, we are arrive from Budapest to Fiumicino with alitalia, and we have there a connection flight /delta/ to los angeles. We have 75 minutes to change. Do we need to find a transfer desk for boarding passes? and where is located? do we have a lot of time?75minutes? thank you for answer


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