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4 Hours At Frankfurt Airport - What To Do?  
User currently offlineDocPepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1969 posts, RR: 3
Posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 12927 times:

Hi there

I'm arriving on LH779 at 5ish in the morning on Thursday morning, with a connecting flight out of FRA at about 9am.

Besides using the lounge, is there anything worth doing at Frankfurt Airport? Will I have enough time to clear immigration and check the landside out? I did read that they opened some landside mall of sorts at Terminal 1. What are the shop opening hours like?

I'll probably be very jetlagged, but any advice on what to do there for 4 hours early in the morning would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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User currently offlineCyberflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 44 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 12892 times:

My advice to you is to drink heavily

User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4386 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 12885 times:

So effectively you can use the time between 6 and 8. That is still rather early. There is a very good view over the approach and part of the depatures in Terminal 2 at the McDonnel, but I know they didn't open before 7 a while ago. Also most of the shops may still be closed.

A ride on the Sky Train to Terminal 2 is always worth the few minutes it takes.


User currently offlineRobffm2 From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 1115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 12810 times:

5 in the morning is of course a little early and not much is open at that time. In fact the visitor terrace, the airport forum or the guided tours all open / starts later in the day. But you might wish to visit McDonalds in Terminal 2. From there you have a nice view over the runways.
Four hours should be enough to go landside.
Anyways, have a save trip and an enjoyable time in FRA.


User currently offlineADRIANGALT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 12805 times:

There is also a porn store to pass the time, oh and a Chapel if you would rather pray!

User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 12777 times:



Quoting Robffm2 (Reply 3):
5 in the morning is of course a little early and not much is open at that time. In fact the visitor terrace, the airport forum or the guided tours all open / starts later in the day. But you might wish to visit McDonalds in Terminal 2. From there you have a nice view over the runways.

As many have suggested, The McDonalds at Terminal 2 is a great place to sit and take in the view...There is also a McDonalds in Terminal 1 that has a great view of Takeoffs to the West, as well as Landings to the east, if you don't want to clear immigration, The Sky Tram offers a really nice view, if you can figure out how to use it without having to go through Security or Immigration...


User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8207 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 12700 times:



Quoting DocPepz (Thread starter):
I'm arriving on LH779 at 5ish in the morning on Thursday morning, with a connecting flight out of FRA at about 9am.

The sun rises pretty late in Frankfurt so even if you get to somewhere decent, there's not much you will be able to see at 6am. However, that time is very busy for long-haul arrivals so if you can get a good look at the landing runway you should have enough to keep you entertained for a couple of hours. McD's in T2 is a good place. Is the terrace still open?


User currently offlineAAH732UAL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 12644 times:

Go to the gate and twiddle your thumbs  Smile

User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7057 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 12601 times:

You are sure that you are an airplane enthusiast ? You seriously ask what you can do in FRA - one of the largest and busiest airports in Europe with plenty of 747s, A340s, 777s etc...arriving and taking off
Try to find a nice place and enjoy the view..................................



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User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3516 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 12587 times:

Taking the small skytrain from T2 to T1 is also a nice thing, as it is free and you can see a lot from it.

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10886 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 12529 times:

Try to find someone who is connecting to the same flight as you and travelling in First Class. Get the person to invite you to the First Class Terminal Lounge. You will have the time of your life!!! Your sponsor to the FCT needs to be on the same connecting flight as you.  airplane 


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 12521 times:
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Quoting ADRIANGALT (Reply 4):
There is also a porn store to pass the time

There used to be 2! Dr Müller in the basement and Beate Uhse on the ground floor  Smile



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User currently offlineLH477 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 584 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 12504 times:

There is a casino (At least there was a small one......)


Come on you gunners......!!!!!
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 12497 times:

I suggest you search for a panda.


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 14, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 12474 times:

It'll take you half of that time to find a place to sit down  Wink


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