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It is perfectly feasible to make a 15 min connection in Frankfurt Hbf if your arriving train is on time. (If you arrive on the direct TGV from Lyon, I would expect it to be on time.) The station is large, but very easy to navigate on its surface level, which is the level you will be arriving to and departing from. In case you miss your connection in ...


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United and Lufthansa are both Star Alliance, so checking the bags through should be no problem, simply ask for it when checking in at O'Hare. Cyprus is not in Schengen, so you will not have to enter the Schengen area in Munich. You can stay airside in Munich und transfer to the Lufthansa flight directly. No need for customs or immigration. Immigration and ...


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If your flight arrives in time, 2.5 hours is well enough. Suvarnabhumi airport is very well organized, immigration procedure and baggage claiming should not take longer than 45 minutes, from the baggage claim to check-in its not longer then 10 minutes and Lao airlines stuff is quite relaxed so don't worry if you won't make it within 2 hours before departure ...


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As your flights are on separate tickets, you need to have: Deplaned (can take a while on a large plane) Reached immigration Queued at immigration Gone through passport control Reclaimed your bags (possibly waited for them first) Gone through customs Reached the departures area Found the check-in area for your second flight Checked in/dropped your bags ...


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You can do this with ITA Matrix search. Enter your search parameters, and then click "Advanced Controls" under "Extension codes" (or Outbound and Return Extension codes if you are searching for a return flight), enter -CITIES HKG. There are lots of other interesting parameters you can use in the routing and extension codes sections which you can find by ...


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Will I need to go through Thai immigrations to collect my luggage? As a Dutch citizen it says here http://www.consular.go.th/main/contents/filemanager/VISA/Visa%20on%20Arrival/VOA.pdf that I do not need a visa. While you don't need a visa, you still need to pass immigration to enter the country. That means having to queue up with most other foreign ...


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Having traveled a lot between Paris and Frankfurt during the past year I can assure you, that Frankfurt main station is much more easy to navigate than for example Gare de Lyon. There is only one level for long distance trains as others have already pointed out before. SCNF and DB are communicating delays quite well and you will usually be informed about ...


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There will almost certainly be a delay or train that does not run with this many connections. This is not usually a huge issue as there is always another train running...unless, of course, it’s the end of the day, and there isn’t. Pack light, and take the earliest route you can. Or just fly. Seriously- the trains here in Germany are a joke that‘s not so ...


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Without going into too much detail about the delays, let's answer the question: Is it managable to have a 15 minute exchange in Frankfurt (in general, on the main station without S-Bahn or U-Bahn)? Yes, 15 minutes is enough. For me that's sufficient even down to the S-Bahn with luggage and small children (I don't use elevators). Additional to delay, there ...


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If you are walking “European speed” then 6min is all you need from any platform to another in Frankfurt Main Station.


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I would vouch for SBB/CFF Olten. CFF/SBB are known to have buffer times in their schedules when it comes to trains from other companies passing the Swiss border then typically changing the train team or / and changing the train engine. Which in principle allows some delay from the inbound train. Once beyond the border, well inside Swiss territory, the ...


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One important information that could help a lot in making those decisions is that DB (and CFF, and probably a few others) actually plan in advance which track which train is going to use, contrary to SNCF which seems to just throw dice at the last minute. This information is readily available on the DB or CFF websites, even for trains running in several ...


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DB is running the trains into and out of Frankfurt (I assume they will all be ICEs) and they are selling you a ticket for the entire journey which may even be tied to specific trains (for a lower price). Thus, they are confident that the transfer works or they would not advertise it. Furthermore, you have a valid contract with them so it is their ...


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Originally I just wanted to comment on the excellent answer by Hilma, but I can't stress the chance of delays enough. The Deutsche Bahn is nowadays notorious for their delays, especially on long-distance trains (the tricks the DB uses to make the delayed trains look better was even a topic on the latest Chaos Communication Congress, English audio track ...


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Sort of. In general the Bahn is good at creating schedules and managing connections efficiently. For example when two "busy" trains intersect they often line them up on both sides of a single platform so you can directly walk out of one train straight into the other. This being said, in my personal experience on-time performance of the trains has severely ...


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The Bahn AG typically has a good idea how long it takes to change trains, and if a connection is offered, it is feasible even for someone not fit (walking slowly). So generally, if they offer it, you need not be concerned. Many connections with large volume of passenger known to use them are set up with trains across from each other, so even 30 seconds ...


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Presuming that you are able to check-in online for your onward flight, and given that you do not have checked luggage you should NOT need to clear immigration, although you will need to go through security. There is an airside bus that runs from Terminal 2, gate 51 to Terminal 4. The bus runs every 15-30 minutes, and takes around 12 minutes. In order to ...


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I made a video showing all of SFO so you can see what you're up against: https://youtu.be/xCHw8lN4L2k I talk about how to change terminals even when you don't have a ticket there for the same day.


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If this has been booked as a single ticket than It's a legal connection that meets the minimum connection time Statistically you have an ok chance of making it, if all goes well. If things do not go well and you miss it, the airline will book you on the next available flight for free. However, that my be a day later. If these are two separate tickets, you ...


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You do not need to claim your bags at PVG, they will be checkes straight through to ICN. You also do not need a visa, assuming you're an American citizen, your connection is less than 24 hours and you plan to stay within the airport.


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Yes, you can - although their might be a catch... As per the websites of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Toronto and the Korea Tourism Organization, foreigners can stay "for up to 30 days in Korea" if they meet one of the following conditions : You transit through Korea on your way to the United States (excluding Guam and Saipan), ...


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Citizens and permanent residents of Canada don't need a visa to enter Canada. Now that you are a permanent resident, you have a guaranteed right to enter Canada without a visa (as well as live and work in Canada). The PR card serves as evidence of this right. Show it in addition to your passport when you check in for your flight.


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There is an airside bus that take passengers from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5. Simply go to the nearest of gates G17, K20 or L24 (or B1 in Terminal 1) and catch the bus. Total travel time, including waiting for the bus is up to around 30 minutes. The bus runs between 11:00am and 9:00pm


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What I know for sure, The Doha airport has no locker facility for in-transit passengers. If the stones you have are in the form of some Jewelry and you are wearing it, then you can carry with you outside the airport. If you can not carry them, book the lounge which provides the locker facility. There are lounges at Doha airport which provides the safe ...


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