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Getting From FRA To LEJ?

Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:03 pm

I am flying DTW-ORD-FRA on AA. That sounds odd considering that DTW has NW and LH FRA flights. My dad got mom, himself, and I tickets using his FF miles for a spring trip to LEJ. Since I am not paying for this trip I can't complain. I have a bit of a problem. I can't book through to LEJ on AA. Mom and dad are flying AA STL-DFW-FRA and get in at 7:20am. I get in at 11:30am. Mom and dad do not really feel like sitting around FRA for hours waiting for me. They can fly on LH to LEJ at 10am. However there isn't a direct flight to LEJ again until late that evening. I don't feel like sitting around the airport that long either. On top of that I do not want my friends to drive to LEJ twice. Once to pick up mom and dad and again to pick me up later. Who else flies FRA-LEJ? LH is the only one I can find. I don't mind a stop someplace. I don't really care what airline either. What would you do?

The date of the trip would be April 10 2009. I do not need a flight back. I will be flying LH LEJ-FRA.
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RE: Getting From FRA To LEJ?

Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:13 pm



Quoting Falstaff (Thread starter):
Who else flies FRA-LEJ? LH is the only one I can find.

LH is the only one nonstop.

Quoting Falstaff (Thread starter):
I don't mind a stop someplace. I don't really care what airline either.

If this is a oneway flight, fares will be rather high on any airline.
Try your luck on AF or KL, but often foreign airlines do not offer flights within a country in combination with a transfer in a second country.

Quoting Falstaff (Thread starter):
What would you do?

Take the train (preferred) www.bahn.de or get a rental car.
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RE: Getting From FRA To LEJ?

Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:18 pm



Quoting HT (Reply 1):
Take the train

That was going to be my choice if the flight times were odd. I could sleep on the train too. I have avery hard time sleeping on a plane.

Quoting HT (Reply 1):
get a rental car.

I don't really want to do that because I will have access to a car once I get to Halle.
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RE: Getting From FRA To LEJ?

Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:51 pm

Take the train, only a 2 minute walk from FRA's terminal, multiple and frequent departure times, pretty comfortable and it only takes about 4 hours total time.
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RE: Getting From FRA To LEJ?

Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:59 pm



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 3):
Take the train, only a 2 minute walk from FRA's terminal, multiple and frequent departure times, pretty comfortable and it only takes about 4 hours total time

Will the train from FRA take me to Halle or Liepzieg directly? I don't want to change trains if I can avoid it. I know I will want to sleep so I don't want to have to pay much attention.
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RE: Getting From FRA To LEJ?

Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:25 pm



Quoting Falstaff (Reply 4):
Will the train from FRA take me to Halle or Liepzieg directly? I don't want to change trains if I can avoid it.

Depending on the time of your preferred departure, I've found one train that goes directly from the airport to Leipzig Hauptbahnhof with an IC (InterCity) but most others require you to take a short trip from the airport train station to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, switch trains once there and then on to Leipzig with the ICE (InterCity Express).

Here's DB's website in English ....

http://www.bahn.de/international/view/en/index.shtml

... just be aware that FRA has 2 train stations at the airport, one for long distance trains (fern bahnhof) and one for regional trains (regional bahnhof). Also, most cities have one or more train stations, the Hauptbahnhof being the main station, for the the most part, the long distance trains such as the IC and ICE only stop at the main stations and the regional trains stop off at all the other stations as well.
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