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1 hour to change planes in Frankfurt, is that enough?


1 hour to change planes in Frankfurt, is that enough?

Old Jan 1st, 2016, 01:14 PM
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1 hour to change planes in Frankfurt, is that enough?

I'll be coming back from Zurich, on March 27th, to Winnipeg/Canada.
My first flight, by Lufthansa will arrive in Frankfurt at 8:15 AM and the flight from Frankfurt to Toronto, by Air Canada departs at 9:20 AM.
Do you guys think an hour would be enough time for me to switch planes???
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Old Jan 1st, 2016, 06:13 PM
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Frankfurt is a huge airport! I always try to allow 2 hours to make connections. You might get lucky and have your arrival and departure gates be just steps apart. But then again, it could be a long hike. Can it be done? Probably. You will go through one passport check.
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Old Jan 2nd, 2016, 03:58 AM
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Air Canada will want you in your seat a half-hour before stated takeoff time, and after going through their security check at the gate. You will have to hustle. Some information on transfers at the airport is available on its website. Printing out a map might be helpful: http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/con...rminaltransfer
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Old Jan 2nd, 2016, 04:47 AM
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Since you have not yet booked your tickets, I would book a longer layover. 65min is a tight connection.
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Well the first question is why the OP is taking a double connection, instead of any of several much simpler single connections such as Air Canada Zurich-Toronto-Winnipeg, or SWISS Zurich-Montreal and then AC to Winnipeg.

Regardless, you have a fair chance of making the flight you asked about. The variables that would cause problems would be if the flight is late, if you arrive at a bus gate at FRA, or if one flight arrives at Hall A and the other departs from Hall B (which means a very long walk and using the tunnel). If some combination of those happen and you miss the flight, go to a Lufthansa Service Counter (several of those throughout Frankfurt airport), and they'll put you on the afternoon flight to Toronto with a connection to Winnipeg, if a seat is available.
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