?? 40 minutes between flights at FRA

Jun 22nd, 2005, 08:02 PM
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?? 40 minutes between flights at FRA

We have 45 minutes between Lufthansa flights at FRA. Will this work??? :-B
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Jun 22nd, 2005, 09:48 PM
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Jun 23rd, 2005, 02:17 PM
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I forgot to add the final destination is

Bucharest and this was scheduled by Lufthansa :-B
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Jun 23rd, 2005, 03:07 PM
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Are there any later flights to Bucharest the same day? If this was scheduled by Lufthansa, then it should be a legal connection for FRA and if your inbound flight is delayed, they'll reaccomodate you. But check if there are later flights, I wouldn't want a 45 min connection if trying to catch the last flight to Bucharest that day.
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Jun 26th, 2005, 08:03 AM
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If this is at CDG you are definitely going to miss your connecting flight. If you are coming from the U.S. you will have to pass through customs, wait forever to get your luggage, and you'll have to switch terminals (it's a huge airport).
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Jun 26th, 2005, 06:33 PM
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Looks like there are two flights a day at 10:35 and 20:25. I think you will need to have plans for a 10 hour layover at FRA.
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This is only my opinion, but nowadays I am very uncomfortable with having less than one hour between flights. I've been on too many planes that left the airport late, had to circle the airport before getting clearance to land, or had to wait on the ground for a gate to open. Besides, the only time I've ever been able to deplane quickly was the one time I was bumped up to first class and was able to be one of the first people off. You might want to seriously consider looking into other options.
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Jun 29th, 2005, 08:47 PM
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Last week we had 50 minutes between Lufthansa flights at FRA. What a nightmare! We flew in from Barcelona than connected to goto San Francisco on Lufthansa. Before we left home I called Lufthansa and asked if this was possible. I was told it was very doable even if you only had 30 minutes. Our experience was that their security is very tight every person is searched by wand and hand. My 14 year olds comment was that she had never been touched like that before. The lines were very long. We ran from our arrival gate and you have to take elevators to get to the other concourse. We elected to run the stairs or I know we would have never made it. Then we were in this long line to enter another line to get to the gate of the plane. (That was after security)We were probably 100 people back in the line and they kept announcing our flight was boarding and I went to the front of the line and tried very nicely to talk to the person looking over passports. I explained that they were calling our flight and she just brushed me off. I kept nicely talking to her and finally got her to say we could skip to the front of the line. My party of 6 got threw that check point. Needless to say we got on the plane and no more than two minutes later they closed the doors. I thought I was going to have a heart attack!! My face must have been a very dark shade of maroon because of the comments of other passengers. That time frame I guess was doable we did make it by the skin of our teeth. It was not worth what we went through. We had someone in our party that knew the airport. If he hadn't known where we were to go I know we wouldn't have made it. I don't know about you but it was to much STRESS for me. Good Luck!

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Jun 29th, 2005, 11:55 PM
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If the incoming flight arrives on time, and if it's originating outside the Schengen* zone, yes and you're getting some really ill-informed advice above. We make 45 min connections through Frankfurt to Bucharest reasonably often.

You go through neither Immigration nor Customs, if this is an international-to-international connection on the same airline. (Romania isn't even in the EU, never mind Schengen). If you're arriving from within the Schengen zone, you go through outgoing passport control at Franfkfurt as well as security, so the 45 mins is looking a bit tough.

Wherever you originate, you'll go through security again before getting on the flight to OTP. Don't be misled by irrelevant whines about the security treatment of flights departing for the US. Security for intra-European flights is a great deal slicker.

If things do go wrong, there are a number of pleasant places within 45 mins of the airport by train and you're booked on the next flight anyway. Moan enough at Lufthansa and they'll probably put you on the earlier Tarom flight, which is perfectly OK.

*You probably know. But in case you don't, Schengen is most of continental western Europe. Britain, Ireland, Switzerland and everywhere east of Germany aren't in it.
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Jun 30th, 2005, 10:26 AM
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Yep, We are LAX FRA to Bucharest (OPT?) all on lufthansa.

My wife must use a wheelchair (Can't handle stairs) and this is all arranged.

10 hours in an airport is grim to contemplate. :-B
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