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Old Sep 6, 20, 6:22 am
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Originally Posted by SFO777 View Post
Leaning that way. So if we don't get into FCL/A, would we then be in the SEN Lounge in B, and then just walk to the B gate to our FRA-DBV flight?
If we do get into FCL/A, how do we get to the B gate for FRA-DBV? Is there car service at FCL/A for that? Or would we have to schlepp our way back over B?

It's been so long since we've not just gone to FCT, can't remember how to do this on our own.
Yes (just walk); no cars; and yes schlepp (but since you have 4 hrs itís worth itóyouíll have to go through passport control again too).
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Old Sep 6, 20, 6:24 am
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Originally Posted by funkydrummer View Post
The FCL/A is firmly in Schengen. I'm sure LH wouldn't mind letting an F pax in. But why would the immigration officer let an American who cannot prove he qualifies for an exemption into Schengen?

The last few times I re-entered Schengen in FRA, immigration seemed relatively tough on non-EU/non-EEA/no-UK pax. At least that's the impression I got from observation; I have a German passport myself.

Just my 2c. I read the one anecdote where it wasn't a problem supposedly.
Agree. Letís see what anil reports back after his Tuesday trip.
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Old Sep 6, 20, 8:23 am
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Originally Posted by funkydrummer View Post
I'm sure LH wouldn't mind letting an F pax in. But why would the immigration officer let an American who cannot prove he qualifies for an exemption into Schengen?
It seems there are quite a few people flying from the US to Croatia & Turkey right now... one would think that people coming from a risk area with a R>50 would appreciate the fact that transit is (still) allowed and not violate the rules of the transit country....
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Old Sep 6, 20, 8:57 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
It seems there are quite a few people flying from the US to Croatia & Turkey right now... one would think that people coming from a risk area with a R>50 would appreciate the fact that transit is (still) allowed and not violate the rules of the transit country....
Not really sure what your point is. Those of us Americans flying to Croatia will all have had a PCR test with swab up the nose the day before departure. So we are arguably less of a risk than German pax on our flight returning home from the US, since presumably Germans can board and fly without having to take and provide a negative PCR.
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Old Sep 6, 20, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
It seems there are quite a few people flying from the US to Croatia & Turkey right now... one would think that people coming from a risk area with a R>50 would appreciate the fact that transit is (still) allowed and not violate the rules of the transit country....
Read a few posts back for context and I'm sure you'll retract your :rolleyes:
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Old Sep 7, 20, 2:08 am
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The fact that Croatia or Turkey allows visitors from the US (with tests etc ) is not relevant here. You are not supposed to enter Germany and Schengen enroute. If you 'sneak' into Germany while in transit at FRA, it is noticed (all passport data is captured in the SIS) and at some point the authorities will no longer allow airlines to accept passengers for transit becuase the system was abused.

LH has opened the SEN lounge in B43 which is perfectly adequate to cover most needs.


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Old Sep 7, 20, 5:53 am
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Originally Posted by funkydrummer View Post
The FCL/A is firmly in Schengen. I'm sure LH wouldn't mind letting an F pax in. But why would the immigration officer let an American who cannot prove he qualifies for an exemption into Schengen?

The last few times I re-entered Schengen in FRA, immigration seemed relatively tough on non-EU/non-EEA/no-UK pax. At least that's the impression I got from observation; I have a German passport myself.

Just my 2c. I read the one anecdote where it wasn't a problem supposedly.
Yeah Frankfurt was pretty difficult for me last week. Gave me issues with my US passport and UK residence permit, despite having breezed through MUC and the passport controls at Gare du Nord and St. Pancras.
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Old Sep 8, 20, 1:27 am
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sorry guys I was gonna see if they would have let me into a again (us passport) but i got lost and confused ended up at z from b on my way to a then by the time I got there the border line was too long
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Old Sep 8, 20, 8:22 am
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sorry guys I was gonna see if they would have let me into a again (us passport) but i got lost and confused ended up at z from b on my way to a then by the time I got there the border line was too long
No worries, it can happen to the best of us. Took me years to learn how to maneuver through the viscous beast called FRAnkestein...
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Old Sep 13, 20, 11:36 pm
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I noticed user SFO777 posting in another thread he couldn't enter Schengen for the sole purpose of a lounge visit.

Being German, I find it somewhat reassuring--entry restrictions seem to be enforced.
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Old Sep 14, 20, 12:28 am
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Originally Posted by funkydrummer View Post
I noticed user SFO777 posting in another thread he couldn't enter Schengen for the sole purpose of a lounge visit.
Being German, I find it somewhat reassuring--entry restrictions seem to be enforced.
Officer was actually quiet nice about the whole thing. He called his supervisor to check, then had another officer guide us back towards B. It wouldn't have been so bad except that we'd already walked from the end of the world terminal and A69/Z69 where LH decided to park our LAX-FRA 747-8 that day.
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Old Sep 14, 20, 5:49 am
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Thanks for posting the short current A FCL menu, but may I ask that the bar/drinks are like? Do they serve any good champagne or wine currently or did they cut that?

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Old Sep 14, 20, 5:58 am
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Iím confused. How can there be an FCL B menu when the lounge isnít open?
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Old Sep 14, 20, 6:00 am
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Originally Posted by sophialite View Post
Iím confused. How can there be an FCL B menu when the lounge isnít open?
Sorry I meant A lol
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Old Sep 14, 20, 7:32 am
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Originally Posted by SFO777 View Post
Officer was actually quiet nice about the whole thing. He called his supervisor to check, then had another officer guide us back towards B. It wouldn't have been so bad except that we'd already walked from the end of the world terminal and A69/Z69 where LH decided to park our LAX-FRA 747-8 that day.
So now we have a pretty clear datapoint. At least you saved 200,000 points...

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