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arriving Air France from US (JFK) at 10:45 am and connecting on Alitalia to Cairo at 11:55 am. Same reservation. Are they from the same terminal and do I have enough time?
Your first flight will also be Alitalia and yes, they will both be in Terminal 3. Yes, you have just enough time if your flight from JFK is on-time.
We are arriving at FCO from Doha on Qatar Airways at 12.45 and need to connect to a domestic flight with Alitalia for Catania Airport which leaves at 14.40. Will we have enough time to make the connection.
With checked bags on two separate reservations I don't think that is enough time.
Thanks for the warning ZAP. We have changed the reservation to a single ticket with no baggage collection required at FCO. The new reservation is on Etihad from Abu Dhabi arriving FCO at 06.55 and departing on Alitalia for Catania at 08.15. For the return journey we fly Alitalia from Catania arriving FCO at 20.05 and depart FCO on Etihad for Abu Dhabi at 22.00, again no bag collection required. Will the connection times at FCO work for us?
Sorry ZAP the arrival time at FCO from Catania is 20.15 not 20.05
Yes, that should work.
I am flying from Atlanta to Rome and have a connecting flight in one hour to Athens Greece. Do I have enough time toget my connection?
If both flights are on the same reservation that is just enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Thank you for the response. The flights are on the same reservation so now I can hope all goes perfectly. Are the lines usually long like in Atlanta at FCO passport control?
It really depends how many other flights come in the same time as yours at FCO If you're traveling during the winter it shouldn't be too bad.
Hello. I will be flying from London to Rome with BA. Will I have to collect my bags in the airport and exit terminal to check in bags with Emirates? Or will BA / Emirates do the transfer for us so we can stay in the terminal and avoid going through immigration? Any advice would be appreciated. Cheers
If you have two separate reservations you will have to go through passport control, claim your bags, re-check them with Emirates, go through Schengen Exit passport control and security and to your departure gate.

Thanks for your response. We do have 2 seperate reservations. I will be travelling with my wife, who has Indonesian passport and child who has UK passport. My wife will not be allowed to exit as she does not have a schengen visa or visa for Italy. Can you suggest how we can deal with this? Would Emirates collect the bags for us if we check in at the transfer desk? Or would we be able to check in at transfer desk then I would exit to collect all our checked bags and check them in for all of us? Would I be allowed to check in my wife an childs bags without them there if I had their passports?
I really don't know. If your wife can't enter the Schengen Area, I really don't recommend this itinerary.
We have a connection in FCO with AirBerlin to Palermo. Will AirBerlin transfer our. bags, or if not, will we have enough time to make the connection? Or should we just go carry-on only?
What airline are you flying to Palermo? Are both flights on the same reservation or separate reservations?
I am flying in from dubai and need to transit through Fco to Lisbon . Assume will have to go through passport control as touching Rome first before Lisbon . I have no checked in baggage . Will 1 and 30 mins enough as transit time .
If both flights are on the same reservation that should be enough time.
No it's not in the same reservation . Have purchased the Fco to Lisbon separately . Don't have any checked in baggage . Is it still enough time ?
With no checked baggage you barely have a chance if the flight from Dubai is on-time. With checked bags you'd have no chance.
I'll be arriving at FCO/Rome in the evening at 20:45 and hope to take a flight to Palermo. The latest departure shows at 22:05. Will that give me enough time to get between terminals? I think the Dublin flight arrives in terminal 5 and ryanair to Palermo departs terminal 2.
You will not arrive in Terminal 5. No flights arrive in Terminal 5. What airline are you flying to Rome?

I am thinking to book São Paulo - Frankfurt with connection in Rome, since the airline is Alitalia. The only thing I am worried about is the tight connection time of 1h25min, is that enough? What do I need to after I leave the airplane?

You will go through passport control, security, and to your departure gate in Terminal 3. You have just enough time if the first flight is on-time.
American Air flight to Rome from US connecting to Aitalia to Florence. Separate tickets. Can bags be sent all the way to Florence from the States via Rome, without retrieving bags, going through customs and then re-checking into Aitalia ?
If you have two separate reservations you will have to claim your bags in Rome and transfer them yourself to the Alitalia check-in desk in Terminal 1.
In 2 weeks I fly from AMS to FCO, I will have 45 min to get from Terminal 1 arrival to Terminal 1 departure (FCO to CTA). This will be my first time with a layover. Do I have enough time?
Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Since all flights are within the Schengen Area there are no passport controls.