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You should enter the Schengen area and get an entry stamp in Munich. I never had the occasion to connect in Munich but Schengen flights typically depart from another area in the airport and are not subject to any systematic passport checks on arrival, hence the need for a border check in the first airport in the Schengen area. That's also why “transit ...


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Presuming you are arriving from a non-Schengen country then you will not need to pass through immigration in Munich. You will remain air-side, although you may need to go through security depending on which terminal you arrive in/depart from. However even if you do need to clear immigration in Munich you'll find it very quick and easy (presuming you come ...


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It is interesting to me how different it is to transit in Munich and in Frankfurt. I have had 60 minute transits in Frankfurt that I made only by butting to the beginning of lines (showing people my boarding pass and begging them to let me go first) and running, and not getting to go to the bathroom or buy a drink, and still only just making the flight. But ...


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If you bought the ticket directly from Lufthansa or some reputable website they will get you there. If you miss your connection, they will re-book you to the next available flight and may put you in a hotel overnight. If you have booked your ticket on some no-name website, this may be a problem. 45 minutes is awfully tight for a connection. Flights from ...


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You are transferring from a flight from a non-Schengen location to a flight to a non-Schengen location. Your passport will be checked, so you need to have it and a valid visa if necessary. You may need to have a copy of the documents that you needed to obtain the visa, such as your ticket or boarding pass for your onward flight (proof of onward travel). ...


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Munich airport allows International to International transfers without having to pass through passport control. There are however a small number of countries that may require a visa to pass through the airport, even if you are not going through passport control - and that includes Turkish citizens.


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If you booked this connection at once, there is no reason to be concerned, Lufthansa will take care of you in any case and wouldn't sell it if they did not think it was doable. An earlier question on this site confirm it should be OK in Munich even if 45 min is obviously cutting it close. Luggage, check-in and, most likely, security inspection will be taken ...


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I have changed planes at Munich coming from nonSchengen - eg Canada - headed for Schengen and while I had to line up and clear customs I did not have to claim my baggage. It added only 5 or 10 minutes to the transfer.


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Assuming that you have the right to enter the Schengen area without any additional hassle, 10 hours is more than enough to go to the center, hang out there, even do some sightseeing in case you've never been to Munich before, then return and safely catch your onward flight. There's a direct train/s-bahn connection to the airport that takes around 40-45 ...


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In terms of the timing, see this other question. More generally speaking, quite often airports will list suggested connecting times. Munich says 45 minutes minimum for transit if you're changing terminals, so doubling that should be fairly comfortable. In terms of your luggage - I would expect them to check your luggage through, and for there to be no need ...


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I find this astonishing, but it seems the answer is no. According to the computer reservation system, United Airlines has signed interline baggage agreements with the following airlines: MAY CHECK BAGGAGE TO AA AB AC AF AH AI AM AR AS AV AX AY AZ A3 BA BB BE BI BR BT BW CI CM CO CS CX CZ DL EI EK EN EQ ET EV ...


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You should tell the staff that you have another flight when you check in at the first airport. They may help you to transfer


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Single reservation? Then the airline will interline it. Two tickets? You do it (you can try to beg for checking it through, after all Lufthansa owns partially and codeshares with LuxAir so an interline agreement is likely).


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45 minutes is fairly tight, but probably doable if you're by yourself and coming from an EU country. I had a 1.5 hour stopover coming from the US and made it in sufficient time that 45 minutes would have been manageable, barely, with my wife and two children. You don't have to check/recheck bags or anything like that I don't believe (at least from the US ...


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Normally you do not leave transit areas in German airports, but I cannot be 100% sure specifically for Munich (München).



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