Beginners' guide to connecting at FRA [FRA connection thread]

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Welcome to the FRA connection thread! If you are new to FRA or this thread, please read the first post where you will find a summary of all pertinent information before asking more specific questions.

Current MCT in FRA connecting to/from LH:
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>dmlh/fra/lh DMLH/FRA/LH/23NOV16 FRA LH TO LH FRA-FRA FROM - TO D/D D/I I/D I/I CC FLTN-FLTR ORGN EQPTM-CC FLTN-FLTR DEST EQPTM HMM HMM HMM HMM LH BUS - --- --- --- 100 LH BR - --- --- 100 100 LH CA - --- --- 100 100 LH CN - --- --- 100 100 LH EG - --- --- 100 100 LH ET - --- --- 100 100 LH IN - --- --- 100 100 LH JP - --- --- 100 100 LH QA - --- --- 100 100 LH SG - --- --- 100 100 LH TH - --- --- 100 100 LH US - --- --- 100 100 LH ZA - --- --- 100 100 LH KJR - 100 100 --- --- LH KWQ - 100 100 --- --- LH QDU - 100 100 --- --- LH QKL - 100 100 --- --- LH QKU - 100 100 --- --- )>m LH ZWS - 100 100 --- --- LH KLT BUS - 100 100 --- --- LH SDA BUS - 100 100 --- --- LH 0400-0799 - --- --- 100 100 LH 7270-7329 - --- --- 100 100 LH 7330-7409 - --- --- --- 100 LH 7330-7409 BR - --- --- 100 --- LH 7270-7329 CN - --- --- 100 100 LH 5706-5769 PL - --- --- 100 --- LH 7330-7353 ZA - --- --- 045 045 LH - TRN 100 100 100 100 LH 5706-5769 PL - SC --- --- --- 100 LH - US --- 100 --- 100 LH - QKL --- --- 100 --- LH - ZWS --- --- 100 --- TRN -LH 100 100 100 100 LH BUS -LH 100 100 100 100 LH SC BUS -LH --- 100 --- 100 LH SC TRN -LH --- 100 --- 100 LH SC TRS -LH --- 100 --- 100 LH 7440-9415 US -LH --- --- 100 100 LH -LH BUS 100 100 100 100 )>m LH 6550-6849 -LH ICE --- --- 200 200 LH 6550-6849 -LH TRN --- --- 200 200 LH XER BUS -LH SC --- --- --- 100 LH -LH SC BUS --- --- 100 100 LH -LH SC TRN --- --- 100 100 LH -LH SC TRS --- --- 100 100 -LH BR --- 100 --- 100 -LH CA --- 100 --- 100 -LH CN --- 100 --- 100 -LH EG --- 100 --- 100 -LH ET --- 100 --- 100 -LH IN --- 100 --- 100 -LH JP --- 100 --- 100 -LH QA --- 100 --- 100 -LH SG --- 100 --- 100 -LH TH --- 100 --- 100 -LH US --- 100 --- 100 -LH ZA --- 100 --- 100 -LH KJR 100 --- 100 --- -LH KWQ 100 --- 100 --- -LH QDU 100 --- 100 --- -LH QKL 100 --- 100 --- )>m -LH QKU 100 --- 100 --- -LH TLV --- 100 --- 100 -LH ZWS 100 --- 100 --- LH -LH TLV --- --- --- 100 -LH KLT BUS 100 --- 100 --- -LH SDA BUS 100 --- 100 --- -LH 0400-0799 --- 100 --- 100 -LH 6550-6849 --- --- --- 100 -LH 7252-7269 --- 115 --- 115 -LH 7330-7409 --- --- --- 100 BUS -LH 0400-0799 --- 115 --- 115 LH -LH 7440-9415 --- 100 --- 100 LH BUS -LH 6550-6849 --- --- --- 200 LH ICE -LH 6550-6849 --- 200 --- 200 LH TRN -LH 6550-6849 --- 200 --- 200 LH TRN -LH 7440-9415 --- 130 --- --- LH 6550-6849 -LH 6850-6901 --- --- --- 200 LH 0001-3799 BUS -LH 0400-0799 --- 100 --- 100 LH 0001-3799 ICE -LH 0400-0799 --- 100 --- 100 LH 0001-3799 TRN -LH 0400-0799 --- 100 --- 100 LH 0001-3799 TRS -LH 0400-0799 --- 100 --- 100 LH 6850-6901 LUX -LH 6550-6849 --- --- --- 200 )>m LH 6550-6849 LUX -LH 6850-6901 --- --- --- 200 LH 0400-0799 -LH 0001-3799 BUS --- --- 100 100 LH 0400-0799 -LH 0001-3799 ICE --- --- 100 100 LH 0400-0799 -LH 0001-3799 TRN --- --- 100 100 LH 0400-0799 -LH 0001-3799 TRS --- --- 100 100 1-LH 6010-6299 SC 1 --- --- --- 100 2-LH 6010-6299 SC 1 --- --- --- 130 SC 1-LH 6010-6299 SC 1 --- --- --- 045 SC 2-LH 6010-6299 SC 1 --- --- --- 100 BR -LH 6032-6280 SC 1 --- --- --- 150 EZE -LH 6032-6280 SC 1 --- --- --- 200 -LH 7330-7409 BR --- 100 --- --- -LH 5706-5769 PL --- 100 --- --- SC -LH 5706-5769 PL --- --- --- 100 LH -LH 7440-9415 US --- 100 --- 100 LH TRN -LH 7440-9415 US --- 130 --- --- LH QDU -LH 7440-9415 US --- 130 --- --- LH QKL -LH 7440-9415 US --- 130 --- --- LH ZWS -LH 7440-9415 US --- 130 --- --- LH 6550-6849 -LH 6320-6479 AT --- --- --- 100 LH 0001-3799 SC -LH 0400-0799 SG --- 045 --- 045 LH 0001-3799 SC -LH 0400-0799 US --- 045 --- 045 )>m LH 0001-3799 SC -LH 0400-0799 ZA --- 045 --- 045 LH 0001-3799 SC TRS -LH 0400-0799 US --- 100 --- --- LH 0443 -LH 0126 --- --- 050 --- LH 0463 -LH 0270 --- --- --- 055 LH 0741 -LH 0274 --- --- --- 055 LH 0419 -LH 0324 --- --- --- 055 LH 0491 -LH 0392 --- --- --- 050 LH 0691 -LH 0440 --- --- --- 050 LH 0949 -LH 0456 --- --- --- 050 LH 1335 -LH 0470 --- --- --- 055 LH 1235 -LH 0498 --- --- --- 050 LH 1133 -LH 0506 --- --- --- 055 LH 1235 -LH 0542 --- --- --- 045 LH 1219 -LH 0578 --- --- --- 055 LH 0055 -LH 0634 --- 055 --- --- LH 1187 -LH 0634 --- --- --- 055 LH 1339 -LH 0720 --- --- --- 055 LH 0489 -LH 0756 --- --- --- 045 LH 0999 -LH 0772 --- --- --- 050 LH 1099 -LH 0772 --- --- --- 055 LH 0465 -LH 0816 --- --- --- 050 LH 0463 -LH 0836 --- --- --- 055 )>m LH 0999 -LH 0772 --- --- --- 050 LH 1099 -LH 0772 --- --- --- 055 LH 0465 -LH 0816 --- --- --- 050 LH 0463 -LH 0836 --- --- --- 055 LH 0569 -LH 0926 --- --- --- 050 LH 0491 -LH 1444 --- --- --- 045 LH 0489 -LH 1446 --- --- --- 050 LH 0491 -LH 1490 --- --- --- 055 FRA-ZRB FROM - TO D/D D/I I/D I/I CC FLTN-FLTR ORGN EQPTM-CC FLTN-FLTR DEST EQPTM HMM HMM HMM HMM - --- --- 400 --- ZRB-FRA FROM - TO D/D D/I I/D I/I CC FLTN-FLTR ORGN EQPTM-CC FLTN-FLTR DEST EQPTM HMM HMM HMM HMM - --- 400 --- --- ZRB-ZRB FROM - TO D/D D/I I/D I/I CC FLTN-FLTR ORGN EQPTM-CC FLTN-FLTR DEST EQPTM HMM HMM HMM HMM - --- 100 100 --- CK ALSO STANDARD CONNECTING TIMES PRECLEARANCE MAY APPLY >
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Old Mar 14, 19, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by worldclubber View Post


If the inbound is one time, it is perfectly doable. Just don‘t expect to get much time at the lounge and have a plan B in case you do miss the flight.

Thanks, Well actually there isnt much of a plan b since its one of the last flights out in the evening.
There is a SQ flight departing some 20min later. What are the chanses LH will automatically put us on that one in case we miss the LH flight by minutes?

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Do we have to reclear security check on a Z to C (both non-Schengen)?

made this transfer many times but I clear passport control to hang out at Starbucks and then passport control and security into C.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 5:24 pm
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Originally Posted by myperks View Post
Do we have to reclear security check on a Z to C (both non-Schengen)?

made this transfer many times but I clear passport control to hang out at Starbucks and then passport control and security into C.
Yes, you’ll have to reclear security.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 7:09 pm
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Yes, you’ll have to reclear security.
thanks. Maybe I’ll do my normal Starbucks run since I have to clear security anyways.
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Old Mar 17, 19, 6:57 am
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Is there a transfer desk for Air Canada at the transit area?

I'm arriving from MCT, but the flight is after 14 hours layover so i'm not sure if i will have time for check in for AC flight at MCT
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Old Mar 18, 19, 9:00 am
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There is an AC transfer desk in B, however they are open only around the departure time of AC flights. The ML lounge maybe able to assist if the AC counter is closed.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 9:55 pm
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Arriving 11:05 from SAN on LH and then connecting for flight to VCE at 12:30. Traveling with kids. Will we make it? Quickest route? Some with EU passports. Thanks!
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Old Mar 18, 19, 10:22 pm
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Arriving 11:05 from SAN on LH and then connecting for flight to VCE at 12:30. Traveling with kids. Will we make it? Quickest route? Some with EU passports. Thanks!
Ought to be plenty of time, seems to be arriving at AEUW, a bus gate & since your coming in ‘clean’ no transfer security just passport control.

Of course in the unlikely event you misconnect they will put you on the next available flight to VCE.
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Old Mar 20, 19, 3:01 pm
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Whew, after trying to read through and understand the first few posts of this thread, I think I may have felt less anxious not knowing this thread existed at all! However, I think I should be pretty safe with my flights, anyone mind confirming?

Arriving at 11:05 on LH447 (flying J, so should be off early in the process), departing at 12:40 on LH 992. Non-Schengen (DEN) to Schengen (AMS). It appears that 447 typically ends up in Z, and 992 is out of A, so I think that we likely won't have to go through transfer security, only passport control?
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Old Mar 20, 19, 3:04 pm
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Originally Posted by emag_eh7 View Post
Whew, after trying to read through and understand the first few posts of this thread, I think I may have felt less anxious not knowing this thread existed at all! However, I think I should be pretty safe with my flights, anyone mind confirming?

Arriving at 11:05 on LH447 (flying J, so should be off early in the process), departing at 12:40 on LH 992. Non-Schengen (DEN) to Schengen (AMS). It appears that 447 typically ends up in Z, and 992 is out of A, so I think that we likely won't have to go through transfer security, only passport control?
That's correct and 1h35m should be enough for this connection.
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Old Mar 22, 19, 4:21 pm
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incoming from ATH on Aegan in C at 1025, departing Tokyo on ANA in F at 1130.
how safe is this connection? in case of a misconnection, how likely am i to be rebooked on the evenings flight(s)? booked with M&M miles.

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Old Mar 23, 19, 10:48 am
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I will be travelling DUB - FRA and then FRA - BSL both on LH. When booked by agent there was a 70 min layover, the first flight has changed time and now there is a 50 min layover. We are all on EU passports.
We are travelling with my 85 year old mother (she’s fairly mobile but doesn’t walk that fast) Is this doable? I’d worry about this on my own but with my mother in tow I think I should change the flights, that said, I’ve never been through FRA before.
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Old Mar 23, 19, 11:27 am
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I will be travelling DUB - FRA and then FRA - BSL both on LH. When booked by agent there was a 70 min layover, the first flight has changed time and now there is a 50 min layover. We are all on EU passports.
We are travelling with my 85 year old mother (she’s fairly mobile but doesn’t walk that fast) Is this doable? I’d worry about this on my own but with my mother in tow I think I should change the flights, that said, I’ve never been through FRA before.
That’s very tight. Unfortunately, the connection is still “legal” and LH probably won’t let you change flights for free if the ticket is not flexible. Still worth a try, though.
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Old Mar 23, 19, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by Neiltoo View Post
I will be travelling DUB - FRA and then FRA - BSL both on LH. When booked by agent there was a 70 min layover, the first flight has changed time and now there is a 50 min layover. We are all on EU passports.
We are travelling with my 85 year old mother (she’s fairly mobile but doesn’t walk that fast) Is this doable? I’d worry about this on my own but with my mother in tow I think I should change the flights, that said, I’ve never been through FRA before.
If you have booked your flights directly with LH they usually give you an option to change your flights in case of a timetable change of 15 minutes or more even when you are within MCT. The MCT at FRA is 60 minutes in most cases so your connection might be illegal. I would contact the agent you booked your flights with to see if you can get FRA-BSL changed to a later flight. Even if you can’t get it changed in advance LH should put you on the next available flight to BSL if you miss the connection.
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Old Mar 23, 19, 11:39 am
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Thanks for the info. We are going on a river cruise and the flights were booked by the cruise company. The later flight to BSL doesn’t get us there in time and there isn’t an earlier flight from Dublin. I think I will change to fly DUB - FRA the night before, even if we have to pay, its not worth ruining the holiday!
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