I have a flight from India to Frankfurt and Frankfurt to London via Lufthansa. I have a layover of 1 hour and 25 mins. Is this enough to connect? I am travelling with an Indian Passport.

  • It is probably plenty of time, if both flights are LH and the luggage is checked in to London. – Tomas By Sep 4 '18 at 10:04
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    By the way, note that Indian nationals transiting in Germany normally need an airport transit visa, though there are exceptions. – fkraiem Sep 4 '18 at 10:55
  • @fkraiem: If he has a visa for the UK, though, then he's exempt from needing an airport transit visa. – hmakholm left over Monica Sep 4 '18 at 11:22
  • Single ticket: yes. Two separate tickets: no – Hilmar Sep 4 '18 at 13:26

If the airline is willing to sell you the ticket they believe you can connect -- because they're on the hook for rebooking you if you don't make it.

Further, there are plenty of flights to be rebooked on -- on the random October date I just searched for, Lufthansa alone has fifteen non-stop flights from Frankfurt to either Heathrow or London City, spread out over the day. So no matter how late your incoming flight is, you can expect to be on a flight to London with at most a few hours wait in Frankfurt (unless you miss the last flight of the day, in which case you'll have to wait for an early-morning flight the next day). It's not like some other connections where missing your flight could mean you have to wait for the same flight the next day.

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  • Hey! Thank you. Yes I do have a VISA for the U.K. @Henning - what you said, makes sense. Thanks – Yasha Sep 4 '18 at 11:45
  • one issue though, Henning ..... "because they're on the hook for rebooking you if you don't make it." ... we live in a fascinating era where airlines simply ignore this concept. (Especially in the US.) With the US air transport system falling apart, it's becoming basically the norm that flight connections are missed. The airlines simply do - nothing. (1) they have endless fine print to get out of it ("weather!" etc). (2) They have the policy "What are you going to do - litigate?" – Fattie Sep 4 '18 at 12:59
  • The last year or two in the US, every single time an airline has f'd me over, they have done utterly nothing to make-up. – Fattie Sep 4 '18 at 13:00
  • Hi @Yasha in your specific case with Frankfurt: I have done that very trip a number of times and yes it's no problem. It's a great airport. That being said, if your incoming flight is an hour late it will be tight. (But then, if you have a 5 hour break, and the flight is 5 hrs late, it will be tight!) – Fattie Sep 4 '18 at 13:00
  • @Fattie In EU airlines are liable for looking after you in this scenario. You would be accommodated somewhere and receive a meal voucher. If the airline was at fault compensation would apply. – Calchas Sep 4 '18 at 19:10

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