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Is 1 hr 15 min layover sufficient at Frankfurt airport for connecting flight to Biarritz with Lufthansa?

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Just for info: MCT - "Minimum Connection Time" is a thing. Airports define it - not potential passengers and websites. What we make of it for our individual comfort and for our travelling plans, is a separate issue. I recommend some reading:

100% correct! It’s. It’s massive deal for airlines! The lower the MCT the greater the revenue opportunity but the more inaccurate it is, the greater the potential for very significant costs. Even moving a customer to a flight a few hours later will have costs attached. Reservation systems are programmed with MCTs so a Res Agent (or online) cannot offer connnex below MCT.

That said they are averages and many think the FRA times are racy! Historically LH has had a greater proportion of flight at their home airport of FRA than other major European carriers have at their home airport so that will support MCT levels as it will be a ‘same terminal ’ connex.

None of this precludes that we all have our pretences as to connex times!

The upside for airlines is that they have a huge amount of data to make what are very big decisions.
 
Just for info: MCT - "Minimum Connection Time" is a thing. Airports define it - not potential passengers and websites.
And there is more (if I understand correctly): there's an IATA approved MCT for every airport; the airports themselves can overrules this - they actually do not have one MCT, they can have a myriad of MCTs, depending on terminals and other infrastructure; the airlines themselves can set MCTs for transfers between their own flights at an airport.

The bottom line is, as mentioned a few times already: airlines will not sell tickets for connecting flights where the transfer from their first flight to their second flight is not doable at the airport in question.

Read more here: https://www.oag.com/minimum-connection-time
 
And there is more (if I understand correctly): there's an IATA approved MCT for every airport; the airports themselves can overrules this - they actually do not have one MCT, they can have a myriad of MCTs, depending on terminals and other infrastructure; the airlines themselves can set MCTs for transfers between their own flights at an airport.

The bottom line is, as mentioned a few times already: airlines will not sell tickets for connecting flights where they transfer is not doable.

Read more here: https://www.oag.com/minimum-connection-time
Yes that is correct. At ‘home airports’ airports and the major airline world ‘hand in glove’. There is a lot of dialogue!

So many agencies depend on accurate MCTs. Caterers, border control, handling agents!
 
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Is 1 hr 15 minutes enough time for the layover at Frankfurt Airport until my flight to Biarritz? This is on Lifthansa. I am American so I assume I go through immigration at Frankfurt when I land
I've flown through Frankfurt over a dozen times connecting to destinations in Europe, Asia and Africa. If your flight is a Transit connection, then you will just go to your next gate and you don't have to go through immigration. Typically, you go through immigration when your connecting flight is domestic and/or you leave the international terminal. Many international airlines will wait for connecting Transit passengers (if it's within a reasonable amount of time). When you disembark your flight, you will see signs for "Transit" and "Immigration / Passport Control" After you depart your flight, remember to ask the gate attendant for the gate number of your connecting flight and follow the signs for "Transit." The gates in the international terminal are not always staffed. If you accidently go through immigration / passport control, then you will have to go through security again and maybe even have to check-in at the ticket counter. The gates in the international terminal are not always staffed. I hope this helps.
 
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I've flown through Frankfurt over a dozen times connecting to destinations in Europe, Asia and Africa. If your flight is a Transit connection, then you will just go to your next gate and you don't have to go through immigration. Typically, you go through immigration when your connecting flight is domestic and/or you leave the international terminal. Many international airlines will wait for connecting Transit passengers (if it's within a reasonable amount of time). When you disembark your flight, you will see signs for "Transit" and "Immigration / Passport Control" After you depart your flight, remember to ask the gate attendant for the gate number of your connecting flight and follow the signs for "Transit." The gates in the international terminal are not always staffed. If you accidently go through immigration / passport control, then you will have to go through security again and maybe even have to check-in at the ticket counter. The gates in the international terminal are not always staffed. I hope this helps.
I don't know what a transit connection is. I fly from the US and this would be the first stop in the EU.
 

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