Connecting flights at FCO

Apr 19th, 2008, 06:41 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 403
Connecting flights at FCO

I have the following in my notes for FCO from last year, and I wonder if it's still good advice: "Do NOT follow the signs from the International Terminal (C) to domestic A (up & down escalators, through a thousand barriers). Get out of International as soon as you can, take the outside sidewalk to the domestic terminal, about 5 minutes at most." Can someone tell me if this is still the best way to get from an AA flight landing at C to a domestic Alitalia flight (I hope!). Thanks for the help.
alohatoall is offline  
Apr 25th, 2008, 11:49 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 39
just topping---need answer also
minellac is offline  
Apr 25th, 2008, 12:05 PM
  #3  
J62
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 9,952
Last summer I waited in line at immigration for 60min for a regular international arrival into Rome. (7:30am, AA arrival).

I have no idea how long it took to get through immigration for a domestic transfer, but "out of international as fast as I can" would not have been fast by any measure.

Wait for baggage claim was an additional 45min., which I assume does not apply in your case if your bags are checked through.

J62 is online now  
Apr 25th, 2008, 12:16 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,755
..just did this 2 weeks ago. Flew into International terminal and had to get a connection 75 minutes later at terminal A. I followed the excellent instructions to exit to the sidewalk which were given to me here on Fodors. I made the connection with plenty of time to spare (carryon and no wait at immigration).
travelbunny is offline  
Apr 25th, 2008, 02:11 PM
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 403
Travelbunny, I have searched for those instructions and can't find them, other than to exit and walk along the sidewalk outside. If you have anything to add, we'd love to hear it. Thanks very much.
alohatoall is offline  
Apr 25th, 2008, 05:27 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,755
..whoops- may have been on trip advisor (must I admit that I am unfaithful??). I just walked out the door and turned L..the walk was minutes and very easy.
travelbunny is offline  
Apr 25th, 2008, 05:48 PM
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 403
Thanks, TB. And I would imagine that most of us are -- gasp -- unfaithful from time to time!
alohatoall is offline  
Apr 25th, 2008, 06:17 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 198
Bookmarking will need next month
thanks for the tip.
trumps is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:39 AM.