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Wish Me Luck. Short Connection In FRA Tomorrow.  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

:55 to go from seat 56K on a United 747-400 (UA 916) to a Lufthansa 737-300 ( LH 4170) departing for LYS.

I'm going to beg and plead for a seat closer to the front when I check in tomorrow...seat map is showing totally full in coach right now.

I wonder if my bag will make the connection...hmm...

I flew UA 916 back in '98, but it was a 777 then. I'm glad it's a 744 this time around...the plane doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the T7, but to me, there's something special about crossing the Atlantic on a 747. I can't wait.

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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26708 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

You really shouldn't have much trouble. You will need to go through immigration at FRA to get into the Schengen area, but that is not that bad. Your checked bags will go through to Lyon.


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User currently offline4xRuv From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 388 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3281 times:

Don't worry about it, FRA is great for short connection.
Just make sure when you check you luggage that the agent mark it HOT and you won't have any problem. Just don't take your time, there can be a lot of walk there.
If you're afraid about the aircraft, ask the f/a to be moved to the front just before landings. They usually help with that.


User currently offlineN174UA From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3224 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
I flew UA 916 back in '98, but it was a 777 then. I'm glad it's a 744 this time around...the plane doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the T7, but to me, there's something special about crossing the Atlantic on a 747. I can't wait.

Flew #916 to FRA two years ago (I was on the originating flight here in SEA, a 752) and had about an hour at IAD. It was my first flight on a 744, and the reg. was N174UA, hence my user name on a-net. Perhaps you'll have the same plane?!

Even if your bags miss the flight to LYS, it's within 500 miles or so, so it should get there later that day, especially since #916 arrives in FRA early in the day.

Have a great flight! Brings back great memories. 744 on takeoff is PHENOMENAL...enjoy! I'll be on US 782/2 from SEA-PHL-FCO on Saturday. Too bad UA doesn't fly to FCO anymore...  Sad


User currently offlineFxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7319 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3220 times:
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Another milage run?  confused 

User currently offlineBillReid From Netherlands, joined Jun 2006, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
I'm going to beg and plead for a seatrncloser to the front when I check in tomorrow...seat map is showingrntotally full in coach right now.

Maybe you'll get it.

You should respect Murphy's law of connecting.
The probability of making a short connection is inverselyrnproportional to the length of time between the next flight to yourrndestination and your planned connection. Or the longer the wait for thernnext flight the greater the probability of miss connection. Conversely, if there is another flight within an hour you'll always make it.

Additionally, if you run to get to a gate you jinx your chances.

SO DON"T SWEAT IT YOU'LL MAKE IT.....

The last two flights I ran to I missed. So I stopped running even on very short conx times, the results were unbelievable. The last two times the crew hadn't shown up for the flight yet as they were also connecting in from somewhere with bad weather.



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User currently offlineSABE From Argentina, joined Jun 2005, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

Funny you should start this topic. Four days ago, I made a connection in 12 minutes (no kidding!) from Terminal C to Terminal E in Frankfurt. Arrived on AA from DFW, left on OK to PRG. Did not have to do immigration, tough, and only had a carry-on.

And yes! I ran a lot!!  Smile

Good luck!



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User currently offlineBHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

If you have your entire 55 minutes you should be OK. Chances are you will arrive at Concourse C and will depart for LYS at Concourse A, Schengen level. It will be tight, but you should make it.

Now if for whatever reason you are delayed on arrival at FRA (ATC, gate availability, etc) you may be in trouble. I'm sure there are later options to get to Lyon if you miss it..

Good luck to you Steve, and don't forget the trip report when you return..  Smile


User currently offlineVSFLYER747400 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3109 times:

45 minutes is the listed minimum connection time at FRA so shouldnt be a problem, once I did a connection there in 35 mins and that was parking on one of the furthest remote stands and being bussed to the terminal.


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User currently offlineBritannia191A From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

Hi
I came back from Athens last week to Manchester via Munich. The arrival time was due to be 14:35 and departure was 15:15 , with boarding on the ticket as 14:35 for the Muc-Man flight. I thought it would be very touch and go. The plane push back on time at Athens but was delayed on departue due to traffic. We landed at Muc at 14:25 but was delayed 5 mins due to an A/C on stand. We parked on stand , i rush off the aircraft (we was on G gates) went through a mini passport control, rush to the gate which was actually 5 gates away and as I got there i was 3 from last to board the bus to the aircraft. Boarded the plane 15 mins later the plane went. And guess what. Yes my 4 suitcases arrived at Manchester and it was first off (being last on i suppose)

I flew with Lufthansa - I have flown with them many times. I have to give them credit for that type of service, and also the crew the planes and food.
Well done LUFTHANSA !!!! (heheheh and thats from a Brit heheheh)

Munich is a wonderful airport too. Well done you Germans.


User currently offlineBh4007 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
from seat 56K on a United 747-400

That seat number makes the 744 sound HUGE!


User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2922 times:

Quoting Fxramper (Reply 4):
Another milage run?

Oh no, I'll be there for a week this time. Going to visit a friend in LYS, going to a French wedding, and going to Cannes for a couple of days. Coming back on the 31st via FRA and DEN.

Thanks for the info everyone....expect a trip report upon my return.


User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2174 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 2891 times:

I'm headed ATL-FRA-PRG on LH in a coupla months with a :45 min connection.... have some of the same worries.

User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 2872 times:

Should really be no problem at all to connect in FRA. There have been quite a few connections I have made from DL flights arriving at Terminal D and departing on LH from Terminal A, in as few as 30 minutes, with bags arriving with me in HAM. Of course, if immigration is full (which I have yet to have happen to me at FRA), 0:55 is ample enough. Plus, if you can't run, there's always the train, even if you go from B/C to A  Wink .

User currently offlineEastern023 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 881 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 2868 times:

You'll be fine is actually not that far. FRA is big but really compact. Did IAD-FRA-GVA early this year. 45 mins to connect. Made it with plenty of time.


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User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8573 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

55 minutes in FRA is not really a short connection. 35 minutes, yes, that can elevate your heart rate  Smile You should be ok.

User currently offlineFrntman From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 209 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

Steve-O

Enjoy the ride on the big bird.

I'll take a fine Bordeaux if you can get your hands on one!  Wink


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