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  • Connection from T3 to T1 and chech in bags
    Jul 15, 2014
    I am landing from Tunis by Alitalia at 13h45. I have connecting flight of Alitalia from T1 to venise at 17h45 For my bags I need to know if I have to carry them for the check-in at T1or Alitalia will do the transfer of my bags to the next flight.


    You will not have to carry your checked bags from T3 to T1.


  • Passport control in FCO?
    Jul 12, 2014
    I will be connecting in Rome after departing Palermo and will continue to LAX. Will I need to go through passport control in Rome? If so, is 1 hour an adequate connection (both flights are on Alitalia)?


    You will be a 'Schengen' (domestic) arrival at FCO. You are an international arrival at LAX & will need to go through passport check, pick up bags, go through customs clearance, before entering the arrivals hall.


  • Connection from T3 to T1 at FCO with one baggage for Check-in
    Jul 12, 2014
    I am landing from Delhi by Air India at 1905 hours at T3. I have connecting flight of Alitalia from T1 to Barcelona at 2120 hours. I have in hand one piece of baggage in Air India flight, which is to be checked-in on Alitalia flight to Barcelona at FCO airport. I need your urgent help to guide me. Firstly how to proceed at FCO T3 after Immigration Check for T1 departure. (by walk or some free shuttle bus or train/tube) Secondly, where I have to give one piece of checked-in baggage. Will there be any Alitalia transfer check-in counter at T3 or I have to carry bag and go and give at T1 check-in counter. PLEASE ASSIST AND GUIDE.


    First, I assure you that you have enough transfer time - even if you need to collect & re-check-in your bags. If you bought both legs of the journey on one ticket, or your India-departing airline will make baggage transfer to your Alialia flight (check first) - all you need to do after immigration procedure is to watch signs to 'Boarding Area' (T1 has Boarding Area B: gates B1-B30 (B14-B23 on ground level, & B27-B30 (by escalator); and B1-B13 on first level). All boarding areas are connected. NOTE: If your first airline does not transfer bags to your second one, you need to claim your bags & re-check them in with Alitalia at T1.


  • Where is Aegean Airlines
    Jul 9, 2014
    What Terminal can I find my connecting flight with Aegean Airlines?


    Aegean uses Terminal 3 at FCO.


  • Transfer from T3 to T1
    Jul 8, 2014
    Hi, I am traveling on Etihad to Rome and connectinting to Barcelona. I arrive T3 at 7:10am and the next flight(Alitalia) leaves from T1 at 8:35. Will I have time to passport check/transfer and does my baggage have to go through customs?


    If your tickets were bought on one reservation your baggage will be transfered to barcelona, you won't have to claim it in Rome.


    What about customs? So technically I will clear immigration and pick my bags up in Barcelona as a domestic flight?


  • Toronto - Rome - Casablanca FCO connection time
    Jul 1, 2014
    Looking at a flight from Toronto (Canada) to Rome, then Rome to Casablanca (Morocco) - is a 1hr 10m layover enough? Would I have to change terminals? The layover is from 1300-1400h on a Saturday in late October. Both flights are with Alitalia. Thanks in advance for any insight!!


    Both flights will be in Terminal 3, but 70 minutes is awfully tight. I suppose it's possible.


  • 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.


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