Lufthansa connection in Munich?

Jan 25th, 2007, 12:56 PM
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Lufthansa connection in Munich?

This is my first time flying Lufthansa and I have a couple questions:
1. Do they allow smoking on the flights? (Asthma is an issue)
2. Is a 35 min connection in the same terminal in Munich realistic? I'm worried that we might miss the connection.
3. How comfortable are the economy seats?
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Jan 25th, 2007, 03:00 PM
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1) of course not
2) I know the airport is pretty small but 35 minutes does seem to be pushing it - I'm assuming that you are booked "A" to "B" via Munich rather than "A" to Munich and Munich to "B".
3) How long are you flying for - economy seats are of a muchness the world over these days.
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Jan 25th, 2007, 05:23 PM
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Last time in Munich (1 week ago) my 55 min layover turned into -15min when the flight from JFK was delayed. Thankfully LH agent greeted me a the arrival gate and secreted me through some back alleys.

Many departing flights are parked on the tarmac, so at the departure gate you actually board a bus to take you there.

Since the departing flight was delayed, actual layover was 40min. I made the flight but luggage did not.

35min is, IMO, not enough time. You will need to go through passport control, pass through security, and possibly walk a long distance.

Can't tell you about coach seats, but new bus class seats sure are nice.
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Jan 26th, 2007, 05:36 AM
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There is no smoking allowed on any airline flying to or from US.

IF your plane is on time and IF you are actually in the same terminal, it's possible. LH is very efficient and MUN is easy airport to nagivate (much better than FRA imo). I've done it in less time, but LH had agent meet in-bound flight and take us to departing gate (we were late and in economy so no special treatment due to class of service). Bags made it fine. But I wouldn't count on that every time. I think you're cutting it close.

Economy seats are economy seats - nothing special about LH. Did think their service was very good.
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Jan 30th, 2007, 10:42 AM
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Tks all. We have a choice btwn a 35 min connection in Munich or a 2 hr connection in Frankfurt. Guess we'll go with the later.

We're flying from Wash DC to Munich, connecting to Barcelona. Both flights in Munich are in the same Terminal, but could be at opposite ends, I don't know. I asked about the seats 'cause Spainair was cramped and uncomfortable, as was the Olympia. I also ask about smoking 'cause Olympia let attendants smoke in the non-smoking galley (or so they said), but it was years ago.
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Sep 17th, 2008, 02:42 PM
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What about a 1 hour connection in Munich? People do seem to think it is an easy-connection airport (relatively speaking...). It would be my 67-year-old mother by herself (she's fairly travel savvy though). Thanks!
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Sep 17th, 2008, 05:36 PM
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We made our transfer in Munich in well under an hour. It is an easy airport to navigate. We went from a UA flight to a Luthansa flight.
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Sep 17th, 2008, 09:53 PM
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If both you and your luggage make it (if it is checked) - count your lucky stars; but don't hold your breath.
I would take the longer connection in Frankfurt (it's just me, I've missed too many close ones....)
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Sep 18th, 2008, 12:57 AM
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1 hr connecting time is standard procedure in MUC. I would only be concerned if final destination was so exotic that there was only that one flight per day or if it was the last flight of the day.
Where will your mother have to go from Munich?
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Thanks, Cowboy et al...

She'll be going to Denver, but as long as she makes it back to the states she should be OK.
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