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Risky Business In FCO?  
User currently offlineVermeer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 447 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3018 times:

Dear all,
Before proceeding to booking I would like your opinion on a "short" transfer:

I have the option of arriving in Rome Fiumicino from Brindisi at 12.25 (AP4409) and leaving from FCO for Newark at 14.00 (CO - C Class and no luggage). What are the odds of making it?

The other choice is leaving Brindisi at 07:00 a.m. and arrive at FCO at 08:10 (AP4407). Six hours of wait at the airport. ( which would be fine if this was not my holiday...)

Any recommendations, please?
Thank you!

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2997 times:

I'd go for the shorter connection if it's all booked on one ticket. I've arrived half an hour late from JFK into FCO on an 80 minute connection and still made my next flight - just, but made it nevertheless. You have over an hour and a half, it should be no problem.


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User currently offlineVermeer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 447 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2981 times:

HI PlymSpotter,
No, it is not on the same ticket unfortunately. That is why I am concerned about a missing connection. Neither CO nor AZ would have responsibility for it.
With the new CAI AZ/AP it seems that cancellations have become more frequent yet as I do not longer live in Italy I have no way of seizing the situation.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2970 times:

Ah, without being on the same ticket it becomes a bit more risky. Maybe take the earlier flight and spend a little longer enjoying the C lounge at FCO - at least that way you'll also have peace of mind in the run up to your trip.


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User currently offlineToptravel From Italy, joined Oct 2005, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

Remember you'll have to change terminals to the remote one that handles flights to the US, think I rather have the time in FCO rather than taking chance on missing my flight to the US and having to spend the next 24 hrs of my holiday time at FCO.

User currently offlineVermeer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 447 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

Thanks Toptravel,
Albeit reluctantly I think that the wise thing to do is to take the very early flight out of Brindisi.
I was unaware of a T5 at FCO!
From the (poor) maps it seems that you get into Terminal C and then touy proceed to an aera handling gates 20/33. Co seems to leave regularly from gates 23 and 24.
Do you have any idea of which lounge would be accessible there? in FCO there are the 6 AZ lounges and there is the AF one ( but in terminal B - which I thought it is managed by ADR like i mosaici).
Thanks in advance for any additional info you could provide me with!


User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19229 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2729 times:

I haven't been to FCO for a couple years, but I recall a restaurant in one of the terminals that had a pretty decent view of some of the movements. It wouldn't be a bad place to have a cappuccino, a read and a rest.


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