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Technically, your visa is not valid when you are scheduled to land so boarding is a problem. Practically, it will be perfectly valid by the time you reach the immigration counter, so you are dependent on the discretion of check-in staff. Be nice, they will let you board. If your flight lands early then keep sitting in your seat and pretend that you like ...


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Assuming that the image represents the flight in question I would not choose this seat for extra legroom, the reason being that there is a wall directly in front of your seat. That means, because there is no seat in front of you, that: You cannot stretch out with your feet under the (non-existent) seat in front of you (thus actually limiting your legroom). ...


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How long is a piece of a string? Having flown Lufthansa over 20 times this year alone and 100s of times in total here are my experiences. If your carry on is large you risk a weighing more often. If the flight is totally full you risk a weighing more often. If you arrive late at check in you risk a weighing more often. In reality if you are on time and ...


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The solution to your conundrum is to buy a fully refundable ticket from the same Russian airport on the following day. Since Russia allows for 24 hour visa-free transit you can always show your second ticket to the airport officials. And then once you're boarded your flight cancel the second ticket and later proceed to the immigration counter without any ...


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Lufthansa is free to close the doors and complete boarding at the time they had scheduled. If they were to wait for all the late passengers, then that flight would also be delayed and this would cause extra issues for more passengers than the few that missed it. The other aspect is the slot for a plane to take off. If the plane is missing the allocated slot,...


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If it's a single booking, your bags will automatically checked through to your final destination. You should be getting the boarding passes of both flights in Hamburg from the Kiosk and the baggage tag should show your final destination. See https://www.lufthansa.com/de/en/Checking-in-baggage for baggage drop off instruction in Hamburg More info on using ...


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I assume you ask whether you can recover from the government of the country which refused you entry. Generally you cannot recover those costs. The only exception is if you arrived in a country you have a right to admission to (which usually means you are the citizen of this country), and were illegally refused admission. The reason for this is that you ...


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When you receive your boarding pass it is valid for sure. There is no re-checkin to be done, you are good to go. Nothing else is required.


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Seat selection information is available on Lufthansa's site here. Free seat selection during check-in You may, of course, choose any of the remaining seats free of charge as soon as check-in for the respective flight begins – usually 23 hours before departure. Please note that selection is limited under these conditions. Payment information ...


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Typically, an hour is already enough in Frankfurt. However, there can always be an uncommonly long line or some other issue, and then two hours are better. Your main concern should be that LH typically doesn't wait for connections, and those are often delayed. As a result, your next leg might leave before you ever get there. On the other hand, there are ...


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There are two different things that are often confused: AIRail: This is a regular segment of your flight itinerary. All fare rules and regulations regarding flights apply. This "flight" just happens to be operated with a Siemens train instead of the more usual Airbus or Boeing plane and it never takes off the ground. But seen from a fare perspective this is ...


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Yes. According to Carry-on baggage rules at Lufthansa For a smooth boarding procedure, more stowage space on board and a punctual departure, it is essential that your carry-on baggage corresponds to the regulations. That is why we check your carry-on baggage against the permitted dimensions, quantity and weight at departure airports. And from a ...


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You will have to go through passport control as you are exiting the Schengen zone. This in and of itself can easily soak up the 1:40 that you have available to you. Not to mention the time it takes to cover the distance from gates A -> Terminal Lobby -> Passport Control -> C -> Gate 15 Now the good news is that everyone at the airport will know which ...


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If your flights are on a single booking, check-in kiosks will generally always print baggage tags that route your bags through to your final destination. You can check before you attach the tag to your bag that it shows the airport code for your final destination in large letters. If it doesn't, seek help to have it retagged from the airline staff that are ...


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Not strict at all! When I showed up to the gate with my dog in her soft-sided carrier, the Lufthansa representative didn't even look at it; she only asked me how much it weighed. The carrier I used was the "Bergan Comfort Carrier Soft-Sided Pet Carrier" in the "large" size. It worked perfectly, and fit under the seat without any problem. It also fit ...


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I've flown many times on Schengen flights and no one (except Ryanair) has ever demanded to see my passport when I presented my residence permit. Likewise I've sometimes managed to enter on board without showing any identification, but this has been the exception. You should also be able to use the automatic boarding gates at both airports: When you are ...


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Sorry, but in this case no. There was no obligation on their part to notify you of anything. Actually, by the rules you agreed to, you notified the airline the child was not travelling by not using the outbound ticket. Meaning, you changed the ticket, not Lufthansa. Unfortunately, at this point, all you might be entitled to is a refund or voucher for the ...


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Minimally, you will only need your passports, but ideally bring a printed copy of your itinerary that includes the PNR reference. You can go directly to a check in desk with your passport; there is no need to go to a ticket desk first. As long as your names were correctly entered in the booking the airline can find your eticket from only your name. Some ...


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They expire after 3 years: Any mileage not redeemed within 36 months of the date of accrual (date of flight, start of hotel stay, time of car rental) will expire at the end of that quarter (e.g. miles expiring in August of any given year would expire at the end of September of that same year), failing other arrangements published in the Miles & More ...


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When you buy two separate tickets, if you miss your connection the airline won't help you. As far as they're concerned, your first flight coming in late is like your car breaking down on the way to the airport - unfortunate, but nothing to do with them. When you buy connecting tickets, once you check in onto the first flight, you're theirs and they will look ...


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It seems to be a cargo flight; you can find it on the Lufthansa Cargo website.


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The problem is, you weren't unlawfully denied boarding according to the language of the EU Denied Boarding Regulation: This Regulation shall apply: (a) to passengers departing from an airport located in the territory of a Member State to which the Treaty applies; (b) to passengers departing from an airport located in a third country to an ...


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In the end it was indeed a case of overbooking. As a premium economy passenger I was offered the option to downgrade to economy for 400 EUR in cash. Economy passengers were offered to fly on the next day for 600 EUR. There were plenty volunteers for both, so I didn't lose my seat.


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Trying to be as objective as possible - your case will be extremely difficult to prove that the error was on the airline side. In a way, the airline can show that they did the utmost in order to inform you on the gate change Using the PA multiple times and NOT assigning a gate number at least 30 minutes before departure. (Was not on the screen) You can ...


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This has been a comment, but was suggested to become upgraded to an answer (I also took the freedom to rewrite it slightly)… Back when I got through Frankfurt quite a bit, the minimal connection time was 45 minutes (from LH to LH flights). But that was before Schengen, and I stayed in the "international" section. As Ireland is not part of Schengen, this has ...


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AIRail is a collaboration between Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa to transport passengers by train instead by aircraft from one airport to the other. This trips are like flying, since you get a boarding pass including seat assignment for a certain train. Even the train stations are treated as "airports", since for example Cologne main station has its own IATA ...


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I have checked in many a cabin sized piece of luggage and never noticed them being handled any different from bigger sized items. At times I have chatted with the check-in staff when checking in a small case, they always reacted in a way that suggested that it is often done. They do understand the need when you are having two pieces when only one is allowed ...


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I have found an answer on CNN Türk. It seems that Lufthansa cancelled flights not only from Istanbul, but also from Ankara and Izmir due to low demand. In April 2017, Izmir-Munich flights restarted. According to Lufthansa Turkey General Manager Kemal Geçer, Istanbul-Munich and Ankara-Munich flights also will restart as soon as the demand recovers. Extra ...


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If you booked a package through an ABTA accredited travel company, you might be able to recover something, typically ABTA covers you against a lot of things that travel insurance doesn't. You may not receive a full refund but a sympathetic travel company might be able to give you another holiday of roughly equivalent value or refund you the cost of ...


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There are usually two possible situations for first-row seats: There’s a lot of empty space right in front of you. This is usually (but not always) the case when you are right next to a door (looks like seats in row 75 and window seats in 76 are like this). In that situation, you do have lots of extra leg room, but you don’t have anything you can lie your ...


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