airtrainer
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Short Connection At WRO

Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:19 am

Hi,

I'm thinking about flying to WRO in january, I would arrive from WAW at 1535 on LO, then connect to FR with a scheduled departure at 1700. Assuming that FR would start boarding at 1630, would 1h be enough to make it with just a carry-on ?
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spiritair97
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RE: Short Connection At WRO

Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:42 am

It should be if all you have is a carry-on. Provided you arrive on time, let;ssay you're off the plane and in the terminal by 1600 (depending on what ype of plane you arrive on, Props/regionals deplane faster than a 737), this should give you half an hour to check the monitors and get to your gate before boarding. Easy peasy  
 
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RE: Short Connection At WRO

Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:08 pm

I'm sure you know the answer. It might well work, but the slightest issue and you lose your trip. Up to you if you want to risk it, but a very short connection between different carriers is always just going to be a gamble.
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WROORD
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RE: Short Connection At WRO

Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:07 am

Assuming it is a schengen FR flight not an issue, for non-schengen flights there is an additional passport control and you will be cutting close. FR closes their boarding 10 min before scheduled departure.
 
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RE: Short Connection At WRO

Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:06 pm

Keep in mind that Poland is quite snow and ice heavy in winter, and you may have disruptions there.
Also, LO recently made a lot of big schedule changes on Polish domestic flights. I believe this is over now, but expect some changes...
 
HT
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RE: Short Connection At WRO

Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:13 pm

WRO isn't a big airport and almost 90 minutes to make the connection usually will be no problem. But Reifel's comment about weather issues might play a major factor here.
Risking to miss your connection to CRL isn't something to look forward to !

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 1):
depending on what ype of plane you arrive on, Props/regionals deplane faster than a 737

LO3855 is scheduled to be operated by a Q400 on 06-JAN-2013
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RE: Short Connection At WRO

Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:22 pm

Poland is not on North Pole and sure there is snow but unless you go to North and East of the country it is usually not a big deal. WRO itself had a moderate climate and even in winter the snow melts same or next day.
 
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RE: Short Connection At WRO

Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:21 am

Quoting WROORD (Reply 6):
Poland is not on North Pole and sure there is snow but unless you go to North and East of the country it is usually not a big deal. WRO itself had a moderate climate and even in winter the snow melts same or next day.

The OP would fly in from WAW and, while I have confidence that the local crews are efficient in removing snow & ice, until the WAW to WRO flight is supposed to depart, the aircraft might have accumulated quite some delay after so-an-so many flights that day.
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RE: Short Connection At WRO

Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:28 pm

Don't get my wrong, I don't say polish airports are unable to handle snow and ice, actually they are probably well prepared for that. That said, there is a lot of snowfall and this impacts operations somehow in any case. Last winter I was stuck 1 day in KTW because of that. Should be considered as a possible factor. Otherwise I agree that 90 minutes should be no problem.
 
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RE: Short Connection At WRO

Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:55 pm

Quoting HT (Reply 7):
The OP would fly in from WAW and, while I have confidence that the local crews are efficient in removing snow & ice, until the WAW to WRO flight is supposed to depart, the aircraft might have accumulated quite some delay after so-an-so many flights that day.

True, but that can happen anywhere....
 
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RE: Short Connection At WRO

Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:00 pm

Thanks a lot to you all for your advices. The flights being in winter is indeed something to consider here so I'm currently looking for a better / safer option...
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