Minimum connection time at DME (S7-S7)

Old Oct 20, 15, 3:50 pm
Original Poster
Join Date: Sep 2007
Programs: QF Plat, UA Silver, VS Silver, Hilton Gold
Posts: 54
Minimum connection time at DME (S7-S7)

Hi, I'm travelling LED-DME-MUC with S7. My travel agent has booked me with a 1.5hr connection time in DME. Will this be sufficient? Both flights are on one ticket so I expect S7 will issue boarding passes and check baggage from LED all the way to MUC.

Can anyone confirm?
qf unfort is offline  
Old Oct 21, 15, 7:19 am
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Russia
Programs: BA Silver
Posts: 122
You'll be fine.
DME is a quite small airport.
Ivanerr is offline  
Old Oct 21, 15, 4:37 pm
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: ZRH/LUX
Programs: SU GOLD, BA GOLD , SQ PPS. RIP: UA 1999-2015 EY Partners 2006-2017, LH SEN 2006-2018
Posts: 418
Originally Posted by Ivanerr View Post
You'll be fine.
DME is a quite small airport.
Provided you don't leave the airport.

When you arrive you will be in the domestic arrival area. Turn right and keep walking towards the gate area A / B, you'll need to clear passport control. Take the escalator up to the first floor

The walk itself is probably 10-15 minutes.

Passport control and secondary security check is probably 30-45 minutes. There is a fast line you could use if you're flying Business Class ( one world emerald etc won't cut it) or if you are a diplomat. If you have any of these the check is 15 minutes.

If you leave the airport, all your bags will need to be screened at the entrance. This check established after DME airport got bombed a few years back. Its basically all of the former soviet republics going to every possible place you can imagine, with bags, strollers, children, grandmothers, etc the line is long and will add 30 more minutes to clear. I always underestimate this line that often goes out the door, and come very close to missing check bag deadlines.

Fortunately the good looking, charming, young, handsome, staff that work for DME airport assigned to LH Group seem to give me some leeway in this matter ,when flying Business, First or with HON. Next to the LH group counters is an oversized bag area and an elevator that leads straight down the tarmac, guarded by DME airport security staff. I've used this ( with permission ) to short check bags when I have cut it close, and my bags always make it.

Last edited by OpenSky; Oct 21, 15 at 4:43 pm
OpenSky is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread