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MCT / minimum connect time @ FCO / Rome Fiumicino

Old Nov 18, 12, 1:34 pm
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MCT / minimum connect time @ FCO / Rome Fiumicino

I land into terminal 1 and out from terminal 3 with a connection time of just 45 minutes, both inbound and outbound flights are with AZ. Is this a legal connection ?
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Old Nov 18, 12, 10:34 pm
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That's the minimum time required by AZ's booking system. T1-T3 is just a short airside walk, so you should be alright.
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Old Nov 11, 13, 7:04 am
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Originally Posted by bungler View Post
That's the minimum time required by AZ's booking system. T1-T3 is just a short airside walk, so you should be alright.
What about for a non Schengen connection? TLV-FCO-FLR
Security delays? Arriving at 8 PM from Tel Aviv, Departing 9 PM for Florence on Friday
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Old Nov 19, 13, 7:54 am
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Originally Posted by mvoight View Post
What about for a non Schengen connection? TLV-FCO-FLR
Security delays? Arriving at 8 PM from Tel Aviv, Departing 9 PM for Florence on Friday
I fear this is going to be extremely tight. For about an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening, the transit area is a complete zoo, with no priority lanes at all, and my worry is that your evening arrival might coincide with this.

After that there's passport control to get past. The queues here can be really long too, for non-EU passport holders. Am hoping for you that you have an EU passport and can use the lanes to the right....

Good luck.
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Old Nov 20, 13, 2:24 am
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Originally Posted by fasteddie1971 View Post
I fear this is going to be extremely tight. For about an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening, the transit area is a complete zoo, with no priority lanes at all, and my worry is that your evening arrival might coincide with this.

After that there's passport control to get past. The queues here can be really long too, for non-EU passport holders. Am hoping for you that you have an EU passport and can use the lanes to the right....

Good luck.
How about 1PM this coming Monday? What lines can I expect? I have a 2 hour connection
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Old Nov 22, 13, 3:37 am
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How about 1PM this coming Monday? What lines can I expect? I have a 2 hour connection
I've personally never had problems connecting at around this time (but I have less experience of FCO than others here, as I'm MIL-based). 2 hours should be plenty though.
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Old Feb 21, 14, 4:13 am
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I am flying AZ 611 JFK-FCO then connecting to AZ 204 FCO-LHR. With a connection time of 45 minutes. Is this a legal connection ?
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Old Feb 21, 14, 5:21 am
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You will have to... fly to make it (sorry for the horrible pun; I had to make it).

I assume the two flights are on the same ticket? 45 min seem very short, but if AZ claims you can do it, it means *in theory* you can, or they will have to reprotect you to another flight.

A dummy booking shows at least 3 direct flights during the day and several 1-stop flights.
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You will probably make it but don't count on your luggage to!
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Old Feb 21, 14, 4:34 pm
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Yes, standard MCT International-International online connections at FCO is 45 min.

[KVS Availability Tool 7.3.3 - Reference: Minimum Connection Time [MCT]: FCO/AZ-AZ]
Code:
                                               DD  DI  ID  II   
STANDARD:         FCO                          045 060 060 045  
AZ-AZ ONLINE      FCO                          --- 060 060 ---  

EXCEPTIONS:                                                     
A/L FLT-NBR                AREA                                 

AZ 7507                                        --- --- --- 060  
AZ 0642                                                         

AZ                                             --- --- --- 120  
AZ 7252                                                         

AZ                                             --- 090 --- 090  
AZ 7680                                                         

AZ                                             --- 090 --- 090  
AZ 7681                                                         

-ALL-                                          --- --- --- 060  
AZ 7506                                                         

AZ                                             --- 045 --- ---  
AZ                         SCH                                  

AZ 7253                                        --- --- --- 120  
AZ                                                              

AZ                         SCH                 --- --- 045 ---  
AZ                                                              

AZ 7507                                        --- --- --- 060  
-ALL-                                                           
                                              
--------------------------------------------------------------

[DD]    Domestic To Domestic      [DI]    Domestic To Intl    
[ID]    Intl To Domestic          [II]    Intl To Intl        
[TR]    Terminal                  [A/L]   Airline             
[DEP]   Departure Airport         [ARR]   Arrival Airport     
[EQP W] Wide-Body Aircraft        [EQP N] Narrow-Body Aircraft
[SUP]   Suppressed/Undefined      [EFF]   Effective Date

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Old Feb 9, 15, 12:18 am
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transit time

I'm flying with Alitalia from cairo to Venice with a 1 hour connection in Rome is that okay ?
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Old Feb 9, 15, 1:02 pm
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Minimum connecting time in FCO is 45 min.

[KVS Tool 7.7.2 - Reference: Minimum Connection Time [MCT]: FCO/AZ-AZ]
Code:
                                               DD  DI  ID  II   
STANDARD:         FCO                          045 060 060 045  
AZ-AZ ONLINE      FCO                          --- 060 060 ---  

EXCEPTIONS:                                                     
A/L FLT-NBR                AREA                                 

AZ 7507                                        --- --- --- 060  
AZ 0642                                                         

AZ                                             --- --- --- 120  
AZ 7252                                                         

AZ                                             --- 090 --- 090  
AZ 7680                                                         

AZ                                             --- 090 --- 090  
AZ 7681                                                         

-ALL-                                          --- --- --- 060  
AZ 7506                                                         

AZ                                             --- 045 --- ---  
AZ                         SCH                                  

AZ 7253                                        --- --- --- 120  
AZ                                                              

AZ                         SCH                 --- --- 045 ---  
AZ                                                              

AZ 7507                                        --- --- --- 060  
-ALL-                                                           
                                              
---------------------------------------------------------------

[DD]    Domestic To Domestic      [DEP]   Departure Airport    
[DI]    Domestic To Intl          [ARR]   Arrival Airport      
[ID]    Intl To Domestic          [A/L]   Airline              
[II]    Intl To Intl              [TR]    Terminal             
[EQP W] Wide-Body Aircraft        [EFF]   Effective Date       
[EQP N] Narrow-Body Aircraft      [SUP]   Suppressed/Prohibited

Last edited by Prospero; Feb 9, 15 at 1:15 pm Reason: Remove link from citation
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Old Feb 16, 15, 2:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Claire Amir View Post
I'm flying with Alitalia from cairo to Venice with a 1 hour connection in Rome is that okay ?
Pretty tight, hopefully your incoming flight will land early. Try to stay ahead of the crowd for the security check and passport check.

If you don't make it you will be put on the next flight free of charge
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Old Mar 29, 15, 3:52 pm
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Hi All,

I haven't transited in FCO in almost a decade and could use some help. I'm flying from MAD to MXP via FCO, and I have 65 minutes to connect to the last flight of the day to MXP (AZ 1030). I'm a little worried about the transit time because I'm flying back to the US on a separate ticket the next morning. Is connecting through FCO from AZ-operated flight to an AZ-operated flight--in this case, AZ CityLiner--pretty easy? I'm assuming that I won't need to go through passport formalities/customs. I hold a US passport.

Also, I don't expect to check baggage -- though I suspect that EU airlines are much stricter about carry-on bags than most US carriers. If I'm forced to check my rollerboard, will my luggage likely make it?

For what it's worth, I'm a ST Elite+, so I don't know if that will make a difference in this entire scenario, particularly as it relates to priority queuing or transit help.


Thanks all

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Old Mar 29, 15, 7:45 pm
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Originally Posted by UVAhoo06 View Post
...and I have 65 minutes to connect to the last flight of the day to MXP (AZ 1030)...
You'll have plenty of time, provided your inbound flight is not delayed. You'll be arriving to and leaving from Terminal 1, so from arrival gate to departure count no more than 10 minutes. And your luggage should also be safe.

A word of caution: As flights in Europe often accumulate delays over the day (happens to all airlines, not only AZ), I'd look at a Plan B. How would you get to Milano? Would it be possible to take an earlier flight from MAD or switch the departure of your TATL to FCO? Look also at the possibility of using the train for your domestic leg. I know, I know, I'm overcautious, but you not only risk loosing your connection, but also your ticket!

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