My flight goes BOS - FRA - MUC - BOM I have a 1.5 hour layover at Frankfurt to get through border control to Lufthansa's terminal to take my flight to Munich.

Is that sufficient ? I've only found similar questions but nothing about two layovers in Germany. Hence the question.

  • Single ticket or multiple tickets ?
    – Hilmar
    Oct 21, 2017 at 23:32
  • @Hilmar Single ticket Oct 23, 2017 at 12:13
  • Then you are fine. No need for dealing with bags and another check in. 1.5 hours is plenty of time. Even if there is an issue the airline will take care of you.
    – Hilmar
    Oct 24, 2017 at 12:51

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I did a SFO -> FRA -> LIN with 1 hour layover. Milan (LIN) it's inside the EU like Munich, so the timings are roughly the same.

I did it comfortably.

  • Right. But they're in two different schengen states, so you would not have had to cross the border control. Or, did you ? If you did, did you have have to take your bags and check them in again on your connecting flight ? Oct 20, 2017 at 12:43
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    When it comes to border controls, there is only Schengen, not Schengen states. So it doesn't matter if you're connecting to Italy, Germany or Austria, you will always go through border control on the first airport where you enter Schengen. In your case as well as Napolux case, that is FRA.
    – dunni
    Oct 20, 2017 at 12:53
  • Regarding bags, as long as they are checked through by the airline, you don't pick them up. If your flights are on one ticket, the bags should be checked completely through.
    – dunni
    Oct 20, 2017 at 12:54
  • @dunni When talking about 'border controls' in this case, you have to distinguish between immigration control and customs control. You will go through immigration in the first Schengen country you are transiting in, but not go through customs until you are at your final destination. Oct 20, 2017 at 13:11
  • Right, my statements are only correct for immigration controls.
    – dunni
    Oct 20, 2017 at 13:16

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