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Do you need to go through customs/security? (Frankfurt airport)

Do you need to go through customs/security? (Frankfurt airport)

Old Jan 13, 17, 11:32 am
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Do you need to go through customs/security? (Frankfurt airport)

We all know United is retiring their 747's this year and I want to fly on one before they do. When I would arrive in Frankfurt from San Francisco, would I have to leave the terminal and go through customs and recheck in security or can I stay at the gate and wait for the return flight to San Francisco?(only a couple of hours of waiting) I've been to FRA Airport twice now and the connections do not force you to go through customs as far as I remember. The returning flight would be the same gate /terminal. Thanks!
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Old Jan 14, 17, 12:22 am
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Welcome to FlyerTalk, jxcov!

So you are doing an immediate turnaround SFO-FRA-SFO! UA flights from SFO usually arrive at Z20 gate and provided you have a BP for the return flight you can just stay in the departure area without going through security or passport control. There's very little seating around gate Z20 but you'll find restaurants and cafes if you walk towards Z50.

P.S. No, we don't all know United is retiring their 747's this year
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