Jamie86 From New Zealand, joined Sep 2007, 94 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4805 times:
Hi, just like the post for Zurich, except FRA this time.
Im flying on Qantas 9 from SYD and i have roughly 1.15 to connect to Finn air flight to Helsinki. They both operate out of the same terminal, and i should be able to check all the way through with it been One world.
Is 1 hour enough time in FRA though? provided the QF flight is on time
Sleeperseat From Germany, joined Apr 2008, 93 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4766 times:
1 hour will definately be not enough, especially after such a long flight where almost everyone has to get through the immigration.... OK, FRA is not ATL/JFK or ORD, but it takes some time.....
I'd even calculate 2,5 hours to make it, if you don't want to rush every minute. You have to keep in mind that gates are changing on a very short notice, and hey, don't forget the long ways to walk in FRA.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4727 times:
Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 1): The golden rules for the travel agent is that the connection time needs to be more than 2 hours.
There is no "golden rule". Minimum Connect times are specified by the airports and/or airlines, and provided the res system says the MCT is OK, you're OK too.
Amadeus says a connection QF005 to the AY830 is fine. The published MCT is 45 minutes.
I've done short connections at FRA, from one end of B to the distant bloody end gate at A, and from A to C in under an hour. You have to get a move on, but it is possible. T2 to T2 should be a piece of cake, although immigration might be busy.
NG1Fan From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 446 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 4724 times:
Knowing FRA, I would think that 1.15 hour connection can be done, but stressful. Esp since you've got to pass through the Schengen passport control before AY and another scan of your hand luggage. And FRA that time of the morning is quite busy, with all the Asian flights arriving then.
Look at it another way: you're travelling into FRA, most likely arriving at some ungodly hour in the morning. THen you're rushing to another flight. Best-case scenario: you'll make it, arrive at your destination and then what? You've still got a long wait till bed-time. So I would personally take a later AY flight and wander around FRA - and do some spotting - lots to do there. You'll still get to bed at the same time in Finland, but at least you've got less stress making this tight connection.
Having said that, I made a Singapore Airlines to Lufthansa connection some years ago, it was 55 min. It was tight, time-wise, and we had a baby with us as well. But it did not involve passport control (since the LH flight was to a non-Schengen country), and no need for the extra security screening (this was in 2004).
Caspritz78 From Germany, joined Aug 2007, 518 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4702 times:
Qantas and Finnair are both in Terminal 2 Concourse E. So one hour is enough to transfer. Really no problem. You will go through passport control for Schengen and then you don't even need to change the Terminal or even the Concourse.
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7598 posts, RR: 40 Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4688 times:
One hour is more than enough time to connect in FRA, especially if you're arriving and departing from the same terminal. FRA is usually quite good with getting people through passport control, especially if your connecting. Usually doesn't take more than a few minutes.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 21679 posts, RR: 23 Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4666 times:
Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 12): Schengen is the name of an agreement between many European countries, EU ad non-EU members like Switzerland, that allow people to move around without passport control among them.
Although Switzerland has agreed to join Schengen, it hasn't been implemented yet. Probably around the end of this year. Airports require changes to separate the Schengen and non-Schengen traffic flows. I think work is already underway at both ZRH and GVA.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 72 Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4628 times:
Quoting Sleeperseat (Reply 3): I'd even calculate 2,5 hours to make it, if you don't want to rush every minute. You have to keep in mind that gates are changing on a very short notice, and hey, don't forget the long ways to walk in FRA.
Not within T2.
Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 4): Hmmm, not sounding good. Later this year I have a RIX-FRA-BRS flight with just a one hour connection in the summer
Don't worry... as others have said - one hour is more than enough.
Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 5): Despite all previous posts, I have made it twice in FRA with 1 hour connections.
While I don't connect through FRA - because I live in Frankfurt - I'm frequently not even at the airport one hour prior to departure for my flights to VIE, ZRH or LHR: and for the latter, I always have to pass through security twice.
One hour really is enough.
Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 6): T2 to T2 should be a piece of cake, although immigration might be busy.
Agreed - though all of the times that I've gone through immigration in T2, it didn't take more than 10 minutes including waiting time. The queue might look bad at the beginning, but it usually gets worked quickly.
Quoting Jamie86 (Reply 9): Is there much of a process going through Schengen (what is that?)?
... ... the reason why you'll have to show your passport here in Frankfurt, but not in Helsinki.
Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 17): Quoting Jamie86 (Reply 15):
Is it an airlines repsonsibility to organise onward flights if they are delayed and the reason for you missing your connection?
Yes I think so because QF and Finnair are in oneworld alliance. It shouldn't be the problem! If QF has a codeshare with AY, AY can wait for the QF pax to arrive.
As B_B747forever already mentioned: same ticket = protected. Two different tickets = no protection.
WildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2452 posts, RR: 5 Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4562 times:
How is the connection from LH's Schengen flights to LH's TATL flights? I've booked a ticket for my relatives on LH. They arrive from VIE on LH 3531 and continue to YYZ on LH 470. Their connection time is exactly 1 hour, so they're a bit concerned. Do they have a reason to be concerned? (I was assured by the agent during booking that this connection time is OK)
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7598 posts, RR: 40 Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4542 times:
Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 19): How is the connection from LH's Schengen flights to LH's TATL flights? I've booked a ticket for my relatives on LH. They arrive from VIE on LH 3531 and continue to YYZ on LH 470. Their connection time is exactly 1 hour, so they're a bit concerned. Do they have a reason to be concerned? (I was assured by the agent during booking that this connection time is OK)
They should be fine, it's the same process as coming internationally and cnx within the EU. After they arrive, they just need to double check what gate they have to go to (it may be in a different pier but they'll both be in Terminal 1). I would assume that they're arriving in Pier A and departing from Pier B, just a guess so I might be wrong on that. They can get to both piers either by the Sky LIne or by foot through a tunnel (I find this the fastest). They'll also have to go through a passport control, but this is done rather quickly, so no worries there.
In a nutshell, as long as their flight from VIE is on time, 1 hour is plenty to make that kind of connection. And as long as the flights are one ticket, LH will be responsible for re-booking them on an alternative flight if their flight is delayed and miss the connection.