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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8733 posts, RR: 23
Posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

So I'm looking at flying DUB-LGW-CVG in a few weeks. The only problem is DUB-LGW gets in at 0930 and LGW-CVG leaves at 1100 (Is DUB-LGW really a 1.5 hr. flight?.) I've flown into LGW before and we cleared customs reasonably quickly, but I've never connected. Is 1 hr. between touchdown and boarding enough to clear customs, grab baggage, check in again and clear security?

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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2056 times:

90 minutes is enough for a North -> North connection. Official DI/II-MCT is 60 minutes.

User currently offlineBFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

Might be tight. I assume you're flying to CVG with DL - if you're arriving from DUB with BA it should be okay, however if you are flying into South Terminal with Ryanair, you might want to check you alternatives especially given the length of the security queues there have been recently. Having said that, FR's punctuality is quite often very respectable so you could just make it. Good luck!

User currently offlineFlyingDoc From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

If you have two separate tickets, requiring luggage claim and checking in again at LGW, I doubt you will make it. The recommended checkin for international flights is two hours and sometimes it takes that long. If it is one ticketed itinerary so that you can be checked through, that connection time should be plenty.

User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1972 times:

DUB-LGW may be scheduled @ 90mins but it's never taken me that long. 60mins last time.

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