Airvan00 From Australia, joined Oct 2008, 727 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4550 times:
Are both legs of the booking all on the one ticket? If so, should be OK. LH will be aware of any delay to your inbound flight and will make arrangements. I once had a 16 minute transfer in VIE on Lauda. The LGW-VIE Lauda flight was late but we all make it onto the VIE-SYD flight. Including the bags!!
aklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 854 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4389 times:
I had a similar close connection at FRA a year ago. The incoming aircraft was a bit late and parked at a remote stand. LH met us with a small bus, rushed us through a special passport control area, and drove us to somewhat near our gate. We then had a forced march (with a 70-year old that has heart problems) to get us to our outbound plane, where they slammed the door as I walked through. We were taxiing before I could get my coat off.
The good news is that LH will work very hard to get you on your flight. The question is why you would want to put yourself through this? Can't you find something earlier into FRA? I'd rather kill a few hours at FRA then put up with the rush, especially if mum is in a wheelchair. I've also gone through this drill to have my baggage follow on the next flight. No big deal if its FRA-TXL, but maybe not so nice going to India!
I hate that airlines suggest connections that cause some much worry and effort on my part. Maybe there is no other way to get from MAN-FRA, but I try very hard never to have a connection under 2 hours in places like FRA, LHR, JFK etc.
airbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4358 times:
Quoting oobitsa (Reply 3): Don't do it. Take an earlier flight to FRA. I've been burned with this before.
LH will do a lot to accomodate you on the flight in case delays occur etc. If you request a wheerchair service, you might probably even be met seperately and get a minicar to the new gate, which also gives you priority at security. Nothing to worry about. Make sure the MAN-groundstaff tag your luggage with 'short connection' tags.
"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
falstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 5949 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4295 times:
I've connected at FRA on different airlines and on different tickets (NW and AA and then to LH) and made it in less than an hour. I even collected my bags and rechecked them on LH. This was early in the morning.
RamblinMan From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 1123 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4264 times:
Years ago I came off a Malev flight parked at a remote stand and connected to NW in about 45 minutes. Difficulty was mainly lack of signage and a FIDS. I agree with the above poster about requesting wheelchair service...do that and you'll likely be met and escorted quickly to the gate, and have no problem whatsoever.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9350 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4256 times:
It shouldn't be too bad. Also since you are on the first flight of the day out of MAN with your plane, the chance of a delay is far less. BMI has some tight turns, but they are pretty good about being on time with the first departure of the day.
FRA also isn't too difficult to connect at since you are going non-schengen to non-schengen.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
gabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 2960 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4010 times:
Flying LHR-MUC-MAD with LH a few years, our first flight was very late, and the 6 of us transferring to MAD were met with a minibus, and brought staight to the steps on the next flight - bags made it too! Last May, I had a 50 min or so connection in FRA (LHR-FRA-CPH) which was a bit stressful (going round in circles + security + immigration), but made it with a bit of time to spare.