Is this short transit in Frankfurt with Lufthansa too short?

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Sibelius

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Aug 2017

Total posts 86

I'm after some advice regarding a transit in FRA. I'm on a single ticket, flying Paris CDG to Linz LNZ in Austria, via FRA, on Lufthansa. Originally my transit in FRA was 1 hour and 40 minutes, but the flight to Linz has just been rescheduled to depart earlier, leaving a transit of only 55 minutes in Frankfurt airport.

It's on the one booking so luggage will be booked through all the way, and hopefully the airline will look out for me ... but is 55 mins still too short? Should I be looking to catch an earlier flight from Paris?

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,080

Star Alliance has a very cool 'Connection Centre' in Frankfurt, making it one of the best places for a quick transit. If time is tight, they'll send a buggy to your gate, and work with baggage staff to get your luggage from one flight to the next. In short, as long as Lufthansa is happy with the connection, you shouldn't worry.

Here's a look at how it all works: Behind the scenes at Star Alliance's Frankfurt Connection Centre

Sibelius

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Aug 2017

Total posts 86

Great article. That truly is very cool -- thanks Chris. Loved the video too!

Concorde1990

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 13 Nov 2018

Total posts 12

As your flights are on the same itinerary and they are all Lufthansa, it works extremely well.

However, anyone changing airlines and/or on separate tickets: give yourself at least 3 hours. It takes ages to change carriers that have no easy interline agreement.

Last editedby Concorde1990 at Jan 30, 2020, 07:11 AM.

Kefci2000

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 03 Oct 2018

Total posts 5

We have 45 mins transfer on LH in Munich. LH have reassured me that MTT is 30 mins and LH can utilise “ramp” direct (cross tarmac transfer) in the event of a delay of the incoming flight!!!

Think I will take carry on only.....

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