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Arrive FCO on NW, Continue on AZ to NAP - 70 Minute Connection OK?

Arrive FCO on NW, Continue on AZ to NAP - 70 Minute Connection OK?

 
Old May 3, 04, 12:29 pm
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Arrive FCO on NW, Continue on AZ to NAP - 70 Minute Connection OK?

Hello All,

I am thinking that I will need to clear immigration and make my way from the international to domestic terminals for the Alitalia segment. Must be a legal connection as I am all ticketed (not nested flights), but moving between the two carriers in FCO seems tight. Not checking any bags, and am flying J on NW.

Anyone out there have some insight on this?

Thanks,

T2
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Old May 3, 04, 1:12 pm
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Originally Posted by tartetatin2
Hello All,

I am thinking that I will need to clear immigration and make my way from the international to domestic terminals for the Alitalia segment. Must be a legal connection as I am all ticketed (not nested flights), but moving between the two carriers in FCO seems tight. Not checking any bags, and am flying J on NW.

Anyone out there have some insight on this?

Thanks,

T2
Be forewarned: FCO was recently named the second worse airport in the industrialized world in the terms of delays and passenger complaints. The first? MXP, of course.

This can mean many things, including your flight getting to the gate late, the Alitalia flight leaving late, and a million other things going wrong in between. Anywhere else in the world, I'd say 70 minutes is plenty. In Rome, you're cutting it close. But I still think that you'll make it, since you're the first off the plane, and have no luggage.

Are you going to stay in NAP? When I lived in Italy, I dreaded the place, but now I sort of look forward to going there.



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Old May 3, 04, 1:56 pm
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I arrived there last July on KLM from AMS and was thru baggage control and customs in record time. I had the train schedule to Rome with the train I wanted to try to make circled, and we got the train before that one we were done so fast.

May be that airports, like people, have their good days and their bad days...
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Old May 5, 04, 9:00 am
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Thanks for the info! I haven't been to Naples for ten years and am looking forward to a dose of chaos. Am not staying in the city center this time, but up on Posillipo.
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Old May 5, 04, 10:02 am
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shouldn't worry

I've been thru FCO twice in the past 2 years, and have always breezed thru customs and bags have always arrived quickly. there is not tram connecting the terminals, so all are within walking distance.
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