Connecting in Frankfurt [FRA]

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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 Dec 3, 19, 5:41 am
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Hello all and thank you for this informative thread!

I am travelling OSL-FRA-YYZ this week, with my flight from OSL arriving at 12:10 and the flight to YYZ departing at 13:25 -- 75 minutes CT (both LH flights). I am assuming I will not have to clear security, but will go through passport control (Norwegian citizen and Canadian Permanent Resident)? Does this sound tight? The flight from OSL seems to have a fair amount of delays, so I wonder if it would be worth it to pay for a seat at the front of the plane as this is a long-haul connection. Any opionions on or experiences with this transfer welcome, I usually go through LHR or KEF and have little experience with FRA.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 6:20 am
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Originally Posted by Readingdemon View Post
Hello all and thank you for this informative thread!

I am travelling OSL-FRA-YYZ this week, with my flight from OSL arriving at 12:10 and the flight to YYZ departing at 13:25 -- 75 minutes CT (both LH flights). I am assuming I will not have to clear security, but will go through passport control (Norwegian citizen and Canadian Permanent Resident)? Does this sound tight? The flight from OSL seems to have a fair amount of delays, so I wonder if it would be worth it to pay for a seat at the front of the plane as this is a long-haul connection. Any opionions on or experiences with this transfer welcome, I usually go through LHR or KEF and have little experience with FRA.
Welcome to FlyerTalk and the Lufthansa/M&M forum, Readingdemon!

You are correct about security and passport control in FRA. Your flight from OSL usually arrives at an A gate or A bus gate, and the YYZ flight departs from a B gate. When you arrive in A following the signs for B gates should take you to an elevator between gates A15 and A17. Go down the elevator, walk through the tunnel, go up another elevator at the end, turn right and go through passport control into non-Schengen B departures.

Iím not sure if itís worth paying for a seat near the front but it may be a small price to pay for peace of mind.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 7:15 am
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Originally Posted by Readingdemon View Post
Hello all and thank you for this informative thread!

I am travelling OSL-FRA-YYZ this week, with my flight from OSL arriving at 12:10 and the flight to YYZ departing at 13:25 -- 75 minutes CT (both LH flights). I am assuming I will not have to clear security, but will go through passport control (Norwegian citizen and Canadian Permanent Resident)? Does this sound tight? The flight from OSL seems to have a fair amount of delays, so I wonder if it would be worth it to pay for a seat at the front of the plane as this is a long-haul connection. Any opionions on or experiences with this transfer welcome, I usually go through LHR or KEF and have little experience with FRA.
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Welcome to FlyerTalk and the Lufthansa/M&M forum, Readingdemon!

You are correct about security and passport control in FRA. Your flight from OSL usually arrives at an A gate or A bus gate, and the YYZ flight departs from a B gate. When you arrive in A following the signs for B gates should take you to an elevator between gates A15 and A17. Go down the elevator, walk through the tunnel, go up another elevator at the end, turn right and go through passport control into non-Schengen B departures.

Iím not sure if itís worth paying for a seat near the front but it may be a small price to pay for peace of mind.
Besides that there's a later flight FRA-YYZ on AC and several connections to get you across the pond to Pearson on the same day. I wouldn't worry about it too much unless you have a pressing engagement in TOR that requires you to be in town as early as possible.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 8:53 am
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Originally Posted by cas_de View Post
Besides that there's a later flight FRA-YYZ on AC and several connections to get you across the pond to Pearson on the same day. I wouldn't worry about it too much unless you have a pressing engagement in TOR that requires you to be in town as early as possible.
Thank you, good point -- I should have checked the Star Alliance flights later in the day! I'm not too worried now that I see the AC flight direct to Pearson.
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Originally Posted by NewbieRunner View Post
Welcome to FlyerTalk and the Lufthansa/M&M forum, Readingdemon!

You are correct about security and passport control in FRA. Your flight from OSL usually arrives at an A gate or A bus gate, and the YYZ flight departs from a B gate. When you arrive in A following the signs for B gates should take you to an elevator between gates A15 and A17. Go down the elevator, walk through the tunnel, go up another elevator at the end, turn right and go through passport control into non-Schengen B departures.

Iím not sure if itís worth paying for a seat near the front but it may be a small price to pay for peace of mind.
Thank you very much, this is really useful information. Do you know if I have more than one passport control to choose from in B -- it's hard to make out the map?
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Old Dec 3, 19, 11:21 am
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Thank you very much, this is really useful information. Do you know if I have more than one passport control to choose from in B -- it's hard to make out the map?
The best map of FRA is available via Lufthansa app. Here is a screenshot of the exit from the elevator in B (marked with a red circle on the left). Passport control opposite Duty Free & Travel Value shop has e-pass gates which you should be able to use with your Norwegian passport, and staffed gates for Schengen/EU and non-EU passport holders. There are more checkpoints further on (which may not be always open) but there is usually no queue there especially if you can use e-pass gates.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 11:46 pm
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Be aware with the signs going from A to B. When I transfered last week, the elevators to the tunnel were out of order. Thus, the signs were suggesting to leave A to the departure hall and then enter B (with security check) again. Knowing about the stairs i did take the tunnel to B and was there in less than 5 minutes. I guess it would have taken me at least 30 minutes if i would have taken the route that was suggested by FRA.
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Originally Posted by toctoc View Post
Be aware with the signs going from A to B. When I transfered last week, the elevators to the tunnel were out of order. Thus, the signs were suggesting to leave A to the departure hall and then enter B (with security check) again. Knowing about the stairs i did take the tunnel to B and was there in less than 5 minutes. I guess it would have taken me at least 30 minutes if i would have taken the route that was suggested by FRA.
Good point, last week only one elevator was working from A to B, long line for that, so took the stairs.
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Old Dec 4, 19, 5:38 am
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Originally Posted by NewbieRunner View Post
The best map of FRA is available via Lufthansa app. Here is a screenshot of the exit from the elevator in B (marked with a red circle on the left). Passport control opposite Duty Free & Travel Value shop has e-pass gates which you should be able to use with your Norwegian passport, and staffed gates for Schengen and non-Schengen passport holders. There are more checkpoints further on (which may not be always open) but there is usually no queue there especially if you can use e-pass gates.
Thank you! I just downloaded the app, which is great!
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