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I’m due to fly Lufthansa/Condor from Manchester > Frankfurt > Holguin on 19 December, transiting airside. Does anyone know what pharmacies/stores selling general toiletries are open airside in Terminal 1? I’ve searched online but could only find fairly generic information such as https://www.airport-fra.com/services.php and as I’m not very familiar with the airport layout I’m still not sure what to hope for / expect.

I’ll be staying two months in Cuba. Due to the dire shortages there of essential toiletries such as toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, and soap, I need to maximise the supply I take with me (both for my own use and to be able to give as much as possible to friends living there). Luggage constraints mean I can’t pack as much as I’d like to, and I’m hoping to be able to buy more during the wait for my connection.

I don’t think I can rely on being able to buy extra airside in Manchester because I assume I’ll have to clear security on arrival in Frankfurt to transfer to my onbound flight.

Edit: I’m not looking for advice on buying extra baggage allowance (not an option) or the likely higher cost of toiletries at the airport (not a concern). It’d be good to get answers from anyone who has been airside at FRA recently.

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    It'd be good to get answers from folks who've been airside at FRA. Clicking through on the link in the first paragraph of your question yields a list of T1 shops and telephone numbers for each. While clothing and restaurants can be omitted from a call list, it'd still be clumsy to call each shop, find out if the shop is airside or landside, and ask the airsiders about their stock. Nov 18, 2021 at 18:01
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    Do you have time to go landside ? There is a drug store (Rossman) and a super market (REWE) close to the long distance train station (Fernbahnhof). Maybe 7 minute walk from the Terminal. If there is anything airside, it will be expensive.
    – Hilmar
    Nov 18, 2021 at 20:28
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    Look and see if what you want is available and order it it beforhand. Online airport shopping? How it works | Frankfurt Airport Online Shopping: To provide you with your reservation on time, you must enter your flight date and flight number when placing your order. ... On the day of your flight, your order will be ready for you at the service point in the Duty Free Store in flight area A. [Area A to C are located in Terminal 1] Nov 18, 2021 at 21:14
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    Any airside shop selling toiletries will be the tiny size ones at premium prices. Despite the luggage constraints I recommend buying at a regular store. Nov 18, 2021 at 22:29
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    @Traveller: you need to put it somewhere no matter where you buy it. Consider buying extra baggage allowance. That's probably cheaper than airside prices and you don't need to stuff it in your backpack or pockets.
    – Hilmar
    Nov 19, 2021 at 1:26

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Does anyone know what pharmacies/stores selling general toiletries are open airside in Terminal 1?

You can download a map of terminal 1 that show all shops and their types.
Shops & Gastronomie

essential toiletries such as toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, and soap

In one of the photos for Metropolitan Pharmacy, Apotheke am int. Flughafen Terminal 1, Transit Z I can see many toothpaste brands and they probably have soap as well.

Ajona (25ml, middle shelf, right) and Parodontax (75ml, lower shelf, center) are 2 brands that I recognise and are also available in drugeries and well stocked grocery stores.

Ajona is good for traveling since it small, but plentyfull due to the small portion needed. (normal cost between € 1.25-€1.35)

Ajona is a medical TOOTHCREAM CONCENTRATE and about five times more economical than normal toothpaste. Please use sparingly - a lentil-sized amount is sufficient.


Other, more specialised, products can be ordered beforehand and picked up based on your given flight date and flight number: Online airport shopping? How it works | Frankfurt Airport Online Shopping: To provide you with your reservation on time, you must enter your flight date and flight number when placing your order. ... On the day of your flight, your order will be ready for you at the service point in the Duty Free Store in flight area A. [Area A to C are located in Terminal 1]

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  • Ajona does not contain Fluoride - if you care. Nov 19, 2021 at 22:21

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