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Fido   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 24-04-14 12:27:11

Hi ,

My parents would be traveling to Toronto on Lufthansa through Frankfurt coming May.

They have a 6.5 hour lay over . Arrival & departure are at the same terminal.

If some one is familiar with the Airport , please advise if any lounges / comfort areas are available for economy class passengers .

Likewise any other notable points about the Airport / things of interest / things to be taken care of .. are also welcome .


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elmer fudd   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 24-04-14 16:27:33

Frankfurt airport is large with many gates and one could easily get lost. If in doubt always stop to ask at the nearest "i" counter. Staff is helpful.

There are unmanned trains(no driver) connecting from one terminal to other. No need to be nervous about them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haahZKWrT5Q

The airport has counters with "i" signs, some are unmanned with touchscreen terminals but there are staff in other booths. http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/content/frankfurt_airport/en/services_at_the_airport/information_counters.html

Food is expensive, better to get some dry food from India esp if you are vegetarian. There is a McDonald's at the airport.

Immigration has stern looking and businesslike people.

There are smoking zones in waiting areas in some gates/lounges. http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/content/frankfurt_airport/en/transfer/create-your-stay/empfohlen-ab-2-std/raucherlounge.search.html

Washrooms are clean and the airport is well maintained.

On a few occasions I transited through Frankfurt, the gate number for my flight changed a couple of hours before departure. So keep looking every hour or so at the arrivals/departure screen.



elmer fudd   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 24-04-14 16:35:03

n/t



Fido   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 24-04-14 17:16:16

Quote:
Originally posted by elmer fudd

Food is expensive, better to get some dry food from India esp if you are vegetarian. There is a McDonald's at the airport.




Thanks for such a good explanation ( along with the links).

What kind of food would be admissible ... dal & rice OR say pooris with some dry subji ... say aloo gobhi ?? Suggestions for vegetarian options which can be allowed on board ?


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sudesingh   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 26-04-14 10:57:41

It would be advisable to carry dry food. Since they would be in-transit at Frankfurt, they won't have to go through customs. The only thing you'd have to worry about is Indian customs, and I don't think they'd object to carrying food.


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elmer fudd   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 26-04-14 13:06:09

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Originally posted by Fido



What kind of food would be admissible ... dal & rice OR say pooris with some dry subji ... say aloo gobhi ?? Suggestions for vegetarian options which can be allowed on board ?



I was thinking more on the lines of packaged dry fruits, nuts, desi mixtures like Haldiram's etc. In other words food that doesn't leak, that doesn't have strong odour or that is greasy. Why attract unnecessary attention?

As another poster has mentioned, they won't pass through customs so other kind of food might be okay. Worse case scenario, they will be asked to throw away the food.



Fido   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 26-04-14 13:57:25

Thanks for the inputs SS & EF .. I agree.


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