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Transiting FRA Questions

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:11 am
by n92r03
Hello all, sorry for the questions but after reviewing FRA’s website I’m still not clear.

Travelling HKG-FRA-TPA on LH797 and LH482. It appears arrival and departure are both out of Termial 1. Does this mean I just stay in Terminal 1 for the 5 hours? Is there any passport control? Are there any shower facilities I can pay for? Or any small rooms to rent to grab some sleep?

Thank you-
Mike

Re: Transiting FRA Questions

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:21 am
by LGAviation
n92r03 wrote:
Hello all, sorry for the questions but after reviewing FRA’s website I’m still not clear.

Travelling HKG-FRA-TPA on LH797 and LH482. It appears arrival and departure are both out of Termial 1. Does this mean I just stay in Terminal 1 for the 5 hours? Is there any passport control? Are there any shower facilities I can pay for? Or any small rooms to rent to grab some sleep?

Thank you-
Mike


You will stay in T1 and there will not be a passport control since you're transiting non-Schengen (continental EU) to non-Schengen. You can however choose to enter Germany (which should be visa free on both US and Hong Kong passports).There are showers available in your area of the terminal for €6/$8 (https://www.frankfurt-airport.com/en/tr ... owers.html)

Re: Transiting FRA Questions

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:49 am
by LH748
There's a visitor terrace in terminal 2 if you would like to spend some time outside with a nice on the tarmac. To get there you would have to clear customs and immigration and take the shuttle bus or the skyline train to terminal 2.

Re: Transiting FRA Questions

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:58 am
by OlafW
Looking at the flights of the past week, you will most likely arrive at a Z gate in Terminal 1. The Tampa flight seems to be a bit of a mix, sometimes from a Z gate sometimes from a B gate. There is a chance that the B gate means the plane is on a tarmac position.
I haven't done a transfer like that before, but it seems that to get from Z to B, you can user the Sky Line train. The maps does show a passport control point, but I assume that's for those arriving from the A area.

Re: Transiting FRA Questions

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:50 pm
by n92r03
Your replies are much appreciated, thank you.