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Frankfurt: short connex assistance (for HON) also between two non-bus gates in A?

Frankfurt: short connex assistance (for HON) also between two non-bus gates in A?

Old Jul 26, 19, 11:13 am
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Frankfurt: short connex assistance (for HON) also between two non-bus gates in A?

Arriving at the high A pier (A30 or higher), and my connecting flight leaves from A01. Neither is a bus gate. I will probably have a VERY short connection (10-15 minutes). Doable if someone picks me up with a buggy or a car and drives me to A1, otherwise impossible.

I know they provide car transfer from plane to plane when arriving or leaving on a tarmac position, but how about if both flights are at the jetty in A?
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Old Jul 26, 19, 11:43 am
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Originally Posted by San Gottardo View Post
Arriving at the high A pier (A30 or higher), and my connecting flight leaves from A01. Neither is a bus gate. I will probably have a VERY short connection (10-15 minutes). Doable if someone picks me up with a buggy or a car and drives me to A1, otherwise impossible.

I know they provide car transfer from plane to plane when arriving or leaving on a tarmac position, but how about if both flights are at the jetty in A?
HON direct ramp service should work wherever FRAPORT has the planes arriving & departing, their control room monitoring is really impressive
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Old Jul 26, 19, 12:53 pm
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HON direct ramp service should work wherever FRAPORT has the planes arriving & departing, their control room monitoring is really impressive
Happy to report back: it works. Arrived A36, 25 minutes before departure of my connecting flight from A1. Cayenne working, leisurely drive underneath the A Pier, I even had 5 minutes wait time at the gate before they started boarding.

Those are the moments HON *is* worth it.
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Old Jul 26, 19, 2:03 pm
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Originally Posted by San Gottardo View Post


Happy to report back: it works. Arrived A36, 25 minutes before departure of my connecting flight from A1. Cayenne working, leisurely drive underneath the A Pier, I even had 5 minutes wait time at the gate before they started boarding.

Those are the moments HON *is* worth it.
Exactly as LH plan for those occasions & indeed itís a huge HON benefit
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Old Jul 26, 19, 2:07 pm
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Had a 45 minute connection in MUC from LHR connecting to JFK. Inbound flight to LHR was on time, good. Flight left on time, good. Flight arrived on time in MUC, good. But our gate wasn't free, and we finally docked at a gate 20 minutes later.

Frazzled lady was waiting for us (frazzled because there were 20 other empty gates and she didn't get why the plane couldn't park somewhere else), Porsche'd it. Barely made it to JFK flight. US Passport checker was even telling us they couldn't let us through and the frazzled lady forced the matter.

It was great.

On return, my connecting flight in ZRH left for LCY... from a gate, shockingly. No car (but none was expected nor needed).
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Old Jul 26, 19, 3:41 pm
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Originally Posted by chris63 View Post


Exactly as LH plan for those occasions & indeed itís a huge HON benefit
they recently overdid it for me again where I arrived at A23 or so, connection on tarmac. Car was waiting and took me there. Then it took them 25 minutes until the plane was ready for me.
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Old Jul 27, 19, 12:31 am
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Originally Posted by daumueller View Post


they recently overdid it for me again where I arrived at A23 or so, connection on tarmac. Car was waiting and took me there. Then it took them 25 minutes until the plane was ready for me.
Yes, that happens quite often, the Limo service is ontime & the turnaround of the aircraft encounters some delay but better waiting in the Porsche than a Cobus.
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Old Jul 27, 19, 1:20 am
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Originally Posted by chris63 View Post


Yes, that happens quite often, the Limo service is ontime & the turnaround of the aircraft encounters some delay but better waiting in the Porsche than a Cobus.
in Fairness, i was was in the car next to my connecting plane 10 minutes before boarding time
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Old Jul 27, 19, 9:27 am
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Originally Posted by daumueller View Post


in Fairness, i was was in the car next to my connecting plane 10 minutes before boarding time
I once spent 90 minutes in the car, we arrived at the aircraft just as they found it went tech, we drove around the airport until they found a replacement aircraft
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Old Jul 27, 19, 9:49 am
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I once spent 90 minutes in the car, we arrived at the aircraft just as they found it went tech, we drove around the airport until they found a replacement aircraft
was in the same boat once but took them only 10 minutes
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Old Jul 27, 19, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by daumueller View Post


was in the same boat once but took them only 10 minutes
Lucky you !

10 minutes to find the spare aircraft is impressive but FRA can be during irrops, they seem to happen much less frequently at MUC which sometimes puts the MUC staff in panic mode
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Old Jul 27, 19, 3:02 pm
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Originally Posted by chris63 View Post


Lucky you !

10 minutes to find the spare aircraft is impressive but FRA can be during irrops, they seem to happen much less frequently at MUC which sometimes puts the MUC staff in panic mode
that was actually in MUC and it was a CRJ parked right next to the original CRJ.
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Old Jul 27, 19, 11:35 pm
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Originally Posted by daumueller View Post


that was actually in MUC and it was a CRJ parked right next to the original CRJ.
You really were lucky 🍀
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Old Jul 28, 19, 1:00 am
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Originally Posted by chris63 View Post


You really were lucky 🍀
i know. Then again, it was MUC-NUE. I stopped counting the number of taxi vouchers I got for cancellations on that route...
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Old Jul 28, 19, 1:36 am
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Originally Posted by daumueller View Post
i know. Then again, it was MUC-NUE. I stopped counting the number of taxi vouchers I got for cancellations on that route...
Since it is the shortest route in the LH system, it seems to get cancelled a lot when they are short of CRJs. Recently, LH had to get us a whole taxi van to get my family to NUE.

The route is under immense political pressure and I am wondering how long they will still fly it.

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