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I will be flying from Rome to Zurich and then to Newark, NJ. I have a 12 hour layover. Are 'nap' rooms available for rent at the airport? If not, are airport restaurant and shops open after 10pm or does everything close?
Hi, I'm flying from Copenhagen and have a 40 min layover before my flight to Boston. Will I have enough time to make my flight? I'll only have a carryon bag
Hello, before booking our flights, I would like some help. We plan to fly in December 2017 from London to Muscat Oman via Zurich with Swiss Air/Lufthansa. The layover in Zurich on both outbound and inbound flights is just 45mns. Booking will be made on only one reservation through Lufthansa website. Is 45mns too tight? Thanks for your help.
On the way back from Muscat it will be tough because you'll have to go through security in Zurich.
Thanks for your quick reply and helpful comment.
Hi there! I will be travelling from HK to Zurich via Cathay Pacific and arrive Zurich Airport at 06:30am. I will then need to take flight to Vienna via Swiss/Austria airline at 09:00am.

Since it is by different airline reservations, may i know if it is enough time for me?

Also, I'm worried about the luggage transfer? How is it be done on our case? Do I need to do all immigrations, collect luaggage and go back to immigrations to do the check-in again?

Hi , flying from Newark to Zurich and then Paris on Swiss Air both legs. Is 50 minutes enough for my connection? Many thanks in advance
That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.
hi im am travelling thing monday oslo-zurich-shanghai-phils but i only have 50mins layover in zurich. do you think i can make it on time?? thank you.
Yes, I think that is enough time if everything goes smoothly.

I have a 9 hour layover from 8 am to 555 pm in Zurich. Can I go skydiving in Interlaken and make it back to my flight? I would be getting back to the airport around 4:30 pm to get back to my connecting flight from US to Asia flying Swiss Airlines. I have a US passport and the Swiss airlines representative told me I don't need to go through security coming back in to go to my connecting flight but that seems rather odd. Thanks!
My daughter is traveling from Toronto to Amman via Zurich and Vienna. She has 45 minutes layover in Zurich before departing to Vienna. Is this enough time. Her airline is Austrian, will she move to different terminal?
Zurich only has one Terminal, but she will have to clear Schengen passport control to access the gate for her flight to Vienna.
It is only a 1:30 hour layover in Vienna in her way to Amman why would she need a clearance?
Since Zurich to Vienna is essentially a domestic flight since it is all inside the Schengen Area, she will have to go through passport control before that flight.
My daughter has a Jordanian passport coming from Canada laying over 45 Min in Zurich then 1:30 in Austria then traveling to Amman. As a Jordanian that has a student permit in Canada, does she need an Airport Transit Visa (ATV) to layover in Zurich and Austria? Does the 45 min layover sufficient for a passport clearance? Appreciate an accurate reply as we might cancel the flight (which is nonrefundable based on your kind reply
Dear IFLY team as I haven't received a clear response nor could reach a clear answer from reading the published EU visa policy. Also your earlier responses were not helpful, I had to unfortunately cancel the flight
I am flying into Zurich on American Airlines from New York and will be arriving at 7:50, will then be departing ZRH on Austrian Airlines to Vienna at 10:25. These reservations aren't on the same ticket, will this be enough time for transit?
i am travelling via Zurich with Lufthansa airlines.. both flights... i have a layover of only 40mins.. is that enough? and do u think my checked in luggage will make it to the connecting flight too?
Where are you flying into Zurich from?
malta - zurich - copenhagen
Then yes, that should be enough time as all flights are within the Schengen Area. Also, neither of those flights will be operated by Lufthansa.