What are the security arrangements for transfers at FRA from/to flights operating from terminal 2E?

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TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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What are the security arrangements for transfers at FRA from/to flights operating from terminal 2E?

1) Do you need to go through security or can you just walk up to the gate for your next flight?

2) If you need to go through security, will the security checks be performed at a centralised location within the terminal (eg. LAX) or will there be security check points at the gate itself (eg. SIN)?

3) If the security check points are centralised, is there a Fast Track facility? Who gains access to this facility? Is there a pass you obtain from the cabin crew or is your onward boarding pass/frequent flyer card sufficient?

I recently transferred within terminal 2A at CDG and had to go through the whole palava of security checks even though the gate to my onward flight was just next door!!! And there wasn't even a Fast Track facility!!! I suppose it was socialist France: Liberty, equality, fraternity!

KG

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 May 2011

Total posts 249

Last two times I transferred I was fortunate to travel LH in F so no hassle at all ;). I believe the set up is the same as in MUC (from memory), hence centralized security when transferring and no priority. However, as everybody knows, Germans are efficient as opposed to French, so you should be through in a breeze. In my opinion centralised security beats security at the gate, you go through the motions once (check in, security and customs) and then you are done. Also prevents from having to rock up early at the gate and wait in holding pen prior to boarding.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

Dear KG. Thanks for that. Yes I note German effeciency. GDS indicates a minum transfer of 45mins at FRA as opposed to 90mins for CDG. 45 mins seems awfully short but I shall give it a try! Thanks again!

KG

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 May 2011

Total posts 249

You should be fine with 45 mins. I just arrived in MUC from a NRT flight and had to transfer to a LH flight to AMS. Took me exactly 15 mins from moment I deplaned til the moment I stepped into the Senator lounge to await my next flight. Of course MUC is much smaller than FRA, but just saying that 45 mins should Be ample time. Got to love German grundlichkeit, why the new Berlin airport is such a problem child is beyond me quite frankly! They seem to have things sorted in their other airports!

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