Direct flight or connection?

Old Apr 7, 16, 1:18 am
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Direct flight or connection?

Hi all,

try to understand which would be the best option for a flight with a baby (4 months old).
Flight is Hamburg-Milan; as you know, MXP and LIN are available and LIN would be my best option as is only 25-30min from home, MXP is 1h15min about.

From HAM to LIN no direct flight available, only with connection in FRA (with LH); to MXP there is Eurowings and easyJet.

Direct flight would be 1h40min flight, with connection would be 1h+1h about.
With LH (connection), additional baggage is included for baby too, but that's not so important.

So:

direct: 1h40min flight + 1h15min car == 3h
connection: 1h flight + 1h flight + 30min auto == 2h30min

Problem with connection is disembarking, embarking and so on, but maybe LH offers priority to family with baby?

Thanks
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Old Apr 7, 16, 10:44 am
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Nonstop
Fra connections can be a pain with occasional remote gates, airport size, delays etc...
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Old Apr 7, 16, 1:38 pm
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No question about direct being the much better option.
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Old Apr 11, 16, 8:58 am
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Agree. Take the nonstop. In addition, when you're doing the time for the connection, you need to include the connection time. The shortest combination is a 45 minute layover, so you're looking at 3 hours from HAM departure to LIN arrival.

The nonstop flight will be faster, even including the extra driving. Plus, you won't have the hassle of changing planes at FRA with a 4 month old.
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Old Apr 11, 16, 9:00 am
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Is there a connection (on LH) through MUC? It's a much easier airport than FRA.
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Old Apr 19, 16, 2:05 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Is there a connection (on LH) through MUC? It's a much easier airport than FRA.
Unfortunately no connection through MUC
Other available airport serving LIN and CDG and AMS
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