I am coming from non-EU/non-Schengen and going to Helsinki, Finland. The layover in Alicante airport is 2h 20min and the flight is self-transfer (Vueling, then Norwegian or Finnair). Do I have enough time to check out my luggage and check it in to the next flight?
The check-in deadline for both Norwegian and Finnair is 45 minutes. So that means, if your incoming flight is on time, you actually only have 1h35 to:
- get to immigration, queue and get through
- reclaim your bags
- go through customs
- get to the departures area and the check-in area for your outgoing flight
- queue and check-in there
There are most likely also some COVID-related checks somewhere, though I wouldn’t know where.
Now, given that a majority of gates at that airport are not sky bridges, that is likely to mean a bus from the aircraft to the terminal, which easily takes a good 15-20 minutes in most airports.
All in all, it is possible you may be able to do it with time to spare if everything goes smoothly. Whether you will actually do it is a matter for the stars. Given the risk associated (missing your flight most likely means having to buy a new ticket at last minute prices on the next available flight, possibly the next day or even later), I would definitely not recommend it, especially these days.
No one knows.
If things go well, then yes, if there are any issues (delayed flight, Corona test, baggage slow, long line at immigration, extra doc checks, long check in lines), then no.
For a self transfer you carry the full risk of missing the second flight. Personally I do not do self transfers with less than 4 hours and sometimes more if there are extra risk factors.
I would not book this.