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6 Hour Layover At FRA  
User currently offlinejlarsson From Sweden, joined Sep 2007, 96 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3981 times:

Hi.

I'll be flying GOT - FRA - JNB - CPT in August and I have 6 hours to kill in FRA.
Any suggestions on how to spend the time?

br, jlarsson


Next trip; ARN-FRA-YYC-YVR-SEA-ORD-BOS-MUC-GOT.
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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3974 times:

Head over to Terminal 2 taking the Skytrain.
Head for the Food Court and enjoy the views of (a small part of) the apron as well as approaches to parallel runways from there.
If weather is okay you can also visit the viewing deck right in front of the food court (€€€ and security check involved).

If you get hungry and the usual fast food is not what you fancy, consider to walk out of T1 into direction of the bus station (a McDonalds is there for directions), where you will find a Chinese food outlet.

-HT



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User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1310 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3961 times:

You would even have enough time to go in town. It's a 10 minutes train ride to the city which will only cost you less than 3 EUR. Just make sure to be back in time to clear security and passport control.

If you prefer organized tours, Frankfurt airport is offering tours as well, but I guess only Frankfurt would due since you have time contraints: http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/con...rport/en/bookings/sightseeing.html

Otherwise, HT already said what you could do if you prefer remain near the airport. If you're into spotting and if weather is good, you may also go to the popular spotting points either west of the airport, next to the Startbahn west, or East, next to the A5. You get great views there, although it can get quite full on weekends if weather is nice. And it's free and will cost you nothing. However there is quite some walk (or a short taxi ride) involved. More infos at fraspotters.de or just google.

You may also make an airport sightseeing tour: http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/con...joy0/airport_sightseeingtours.html

If you want to buy something to eat or drink and not spend a fortune, head down to the TEGUT supermarket, which is under Terminal 1, area C, next to Hooters... They also have some hot german fast food stuff.

There is plenty to do in 6 hours, have fun!


User currently offlineLufthansa411 From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 692 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3948 times:

Quoting reifel (Reply 2):
You would even have enough time to go in town. It's a 10 minutes train ride to the city which will only cost you less than 3 EUR. Just make sure to be back in time to clear security and passport control.

I agree. The S8 and 9 stop right at the central station from track 1. The city centre is only 4 stops away. Just make sure you get the right ticket- FRA is technically in a different fare zone, so it will cost 3,40



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User currently offlineSAA738 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2009, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3918 times:

Quoting jlarsson (Thread starter):
JNB - CPT

Are you going on the midday SAA A340 flight ?

I'm doing a similar routing at the beginning of September, ARN-FRA-JNB-PLZ and have a 5h20m connection in FRA. Will the visitors terrace be open then and will the sun be 'behind' between approx 6pm and 9pm ?

Daniel  



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User currently offlinedstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1446 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3915 times:

Sounds like a lot of time but FRA is notorious for bus transfers, slow, and very frequent security checks (often two scans for the price of one), poor signage, and long walks, which help eat up time there.

User currently offlinewarren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3902 times:

Or you can pay Euro 225 for a sleep at Sheraton across the street giving that there is no transit hotel inside the airport!


747SP
User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2357 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

Well, located in Terminal 1 is the "new" private Luxx-Lounge.

http://www.luxxlounge.de/

This is the former American Airlines "Admiral" lounge- unfortunately outside the security area. But, the lounge is offering free snacks, showers and a relax zone- and is promoting a special one-day-entry-pass for only EUR 30,-! But you should prior contact the lounge if space and this special offer is on your day of travel still available.

[Edited 2011-06-12 14:23:29]

User currently offlinejlarsson From Sweden, joined Sep 2007, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3754 times:

Hi All,

Thanx for all your tips.

I'll see what I'll do.

Quoting SAA738 (Reply 4):
Are you going on the midday SAA A340 flight ?

Yes, will go on the midday A340-600 flight.

Anyone know if immigration is efficient in JNB?

br, jlarsson



Next trip; ARN-FRA-YYC-YVR-SEA-ORD-BOS-MUC-GOT.
User currently offlineDrStrange From Germany, joined Jul 2007, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3735 times:

Quoting jlarsson (Reply 8):
Anyone know if immigration is efficient in JNB?

Last time I passed through on the same flight, immigration did not take very long from deplaning to the baggage claim. Maybe I was lucky....although the A346 was packed that day.
Have a good trip.


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