Security check on trips to Europe

Sep 15th, 2019, 08:33 AM
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Security check on trips to Europe

I am flying from USA to Vienna with the flight having a scheduled stop in Frankfurt. Do I have to go through customs in Frankfurt or Vienna? Which airport will l I have to take my luggage through customs?
Thanks from an inexperienced traveler.
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Sep 15th, 2019, 09:15 AM
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>>Do I have to go through customs in Frankfurt or Vienna<<

You will go through Immigration (Passport control) at Frankfurt. Customs is about luggage - assuming both flights are on the same ticket, you will not see your bags or go through Customs until Vienna.
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Sep 15th, 2019, 01:00 PM
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Your flights no not necessarily need to be on the same ticket. If your bags are checked through to Vienna then that's where you'll get them and go through customs.
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Sep 15th, 2019, 04:33 PM
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>>Your flights no not necessarily need to be on the same ticket. If your bags are checked through to Vienna then that's where you'll get them and go through customs.<<

It may not be 'necessarily so' but with separate bookings it is much more common that bags are not interlined.

I'm assuming that is not a problem for the OP though, since he posts "the flight having a scheduled stop . . ." which sounds like he is talking about a single booking.
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Sep 15th, 2019, 04:56 PM
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Sounds like just a connecting flight on one ticket

When I flew to Lithuania via a stop in Frankfurt, it was immigration in Frankfurt. I didn't see my luggage until Lithuania. I believe this is how all my other connecting flights into Europe from the US worked.
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Oct 8th, 2019, 07:24 AM
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YOu can ask the gate agents at check-in questions like this.

I'd imagine it's a UAL/LUF ticket with a connection in FRA, and that you wouldn't have to get your bags.
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