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Old Jul 13, 13, 6:33 am
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Connection length in Frankfurt first class

We only have 90 minutes in Frankfurt, connecting from Seattle (SEA-FRA-OTP). Flying first class into FRA, and business out to OTP. Will 90 minutes be sufficient for connecting, and if we miss the connection, will they put us on the next flight, which is 4 hours later? Thank you.
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Old Jul 13, 13, 6:37 am
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Connection length in Frankfurt first class

90 minutes should be enough , in case you miss it they will put you on the next one (if available)
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Old Jul 13, 13, 6:43 am
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Thanks, it appears we arrive in terminal 1, B gate areas, and leave from terminal 1, B area, so it doesn't seem like we need to walk too far. We still have to clear customs.

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90 minutes should be enough , in case you miss it they will put you on the next one (if available)
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Old Jul 13, 13, 7:06 am
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For your reference ...

NewbieRunner has put together a tremendous thread in the Miles & More forum on this topic:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/miles...on-thread.html
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Old Jul 13, 13, 7:09 am
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You do NOT need to clear customs nor immigration. Both will be @ OTP.
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Old Jul 13, 13, 8:07 am
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Are you sure about that? It would be great if we could go straight through. Is that because Romania is not into the Schengen area?

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You do NOT need to clear customs nor immigration. Both will be @ OTP.
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Old Jul 13, 13, 8:32 am
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Are you sure about that? It would be great if we could go straight through. Is that because Romania is not into the Schengen area?
Correct. However, if your flight departs from a B gate you will have to clear security.
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Old Jul 13, 13, 10:32 am
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Obviously so I could ruin your morning, what's with the rudeness?

Thank you to those clarifying we don't have to clear immigration customs, that helps.

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If the OP arrives with LH first class, wouldn't they get car service to to take them to the first class terminal? or maybe drive them to their next plane?
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Old Jul 14, 13, 1:50 am
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We only have 90 minutes in Frankfurt, connecting from Seattle (SEA-FRA-OTP). Flying first class into FRA, and business out to OTP. Will 90 minutes be sufficient for connecting, and if we miss the connection, will they put us on the next flight, which is 4 hours later? Thank you.
From your question, I infer that you have never flown LH F through Frankfurt. If there are no LH personnel with signage meeting you at the gate in FRA, you are probably in good shape. Find your way to the nearest F lounge (not Senator's/First lounge). Your LH F lounge handler will take care of all your needs.

If you need to be in OTP right away, they will do their best to make it so. If you do not have a pressing engagement, I would highly encourage you to slow down and enjoy the lounge for 4 hours. Like onboard, the food and drink is fantastic. I have never used the spa, but they have that, too. It can be a great stop and smell the roses experience. You can reenter the real world at OTP a little later. I purposefully book a little extra time anytime I am lucky enough to connect from LH F.
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Old Jul 19, 13, 1:37 am
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I am writing this from the first class terminal as we are waiting for the pick up ride - we made it and it was so easy to get through customs and walk here because of all the directions - it was totally worth it. A big thanks to all those who explained the process and encouraged me to change from united to Lufthansa. First class service was great, we were picked up in the car and taken to customs, no line there, we were the first ones - and we walked to the terminal which is fabulous! Big thanks again, next time I will get a 12 hour layover here so I can shower sleep and drink all the cocktails on the menu!
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