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1.05 Hrs Transit Time At FRA  
User currently offlineAI From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 318 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4965 times:

Hi all,

I have just booked my tckts MAN - FRA - CCU on LH & am already worried about the transit time.

MAN - FRA is on LH (operated by BMI) & arrives into Terminal 1A at 0945.
FRA - CCU is on LH & departs from Terminal 1 A/B at 1050.

So I have to pass through all the hoops in 1 hr with a grumpy wife (we would already have had a fight over something by this stage), a "are we there yet ?" 9 yr old & a mum in a wheelchair.

Do you think its all going to end in a disaster ? FRA - CCU is thrice weekly so if we miss that flight, it might be a long wait at FRA.

Thanks,

AI.

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User currently offlineAirvan00 From Australia, joined Oct 2008, 758 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4911 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!!  

User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 987 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4750 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.


User currently offlineoobitsa From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4727 times:

Don't do it. Take an earlier flight to FRA. I've been burned with this before.

User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4277 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4719 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.



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User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2988 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4717 times:

Quoting AI (Thread starter):

I have just booked my tckts MAN - FRA - CCU on LH & am already worried about the transit time.

MAN - FRA is on LH (operated by BMI) & arrives into Terminal 1A at 0945.
FRA - CCU is on LH & departs from Terminal 1 A/B at 1050.

So I have to pass through all the hoops in 1 hr with a grumpy wife (we would already have had a fight over something by this stage), a "are we there yet ?" 9 yr old & a mum in a wheelchair.

Do you think its all going to end in a disaster ? FRA - CCU is thrice weekly so if we miss that flight, it might be a long wait at FRA.

Emirates is a very good option, but I presume it must have been expensive than LH? They fly almost double daily to CCU and soon triple daily to MAN.

BTW what is your date of travel? if it is post July you have Qatar Airways as an option, as they will start DOH - CCU flights from 27th July.



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User currently offlineAI From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4700 times:

Thanks a lot for your replies.

Unfortunately I had no choice as EK was significantly more expensive than LH.

I am travelling in next 3 weeks & hence QR is not an option.

This is the first LH/BD flight from MAN to FRA so cant reach FRA any earlier.

My mum will be in a wheelchair & that will hopefully quicken things for us.

AI.


User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2468 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4687 times:

Quoting AI (Thread starter):
Do you think its all going to end in a disaster ? FRA - CCU is thrice weekly so if we miss that flight, it might be a long wait at FRA.

Nope, LH will take care of you.
But if not, you won't be stranded in FRA- you will be rebooked onto the next available *A flight, like AirIndia via Mumbay or so.


User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6164 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4656 times:
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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.


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User currently offlineAI From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4637 times:

Thanks for that.

I am reassured that it has been done in less than an hour before.

Any LH or Fraport employees here who can give me any tips to ensure I definitely make that connection.

AI.


User currently offlineRamblinMan From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 1138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4625 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.

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9806 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4617 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.



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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3360 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4371 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.


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