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FRA Immigration Baggage Claim?
I have a trip from BKK to AMS on Lufthansa. The first leg is BKK to FRA. I would rather not go on to AMS as I have to be back in FRA 2 days later. If I end up having to check my luggage in BKK, will I have an opportunity to get my luggage in FRA when I go through immigration control? Or will it get checked all the way to AMS? Any other risks to not catching that last leg? Should I let them know at the airport so they can open the seat (Business Class) to someone else?
Is this a one way ticket or a return?
No Name, this would be a return on an open jaw. AMS – FRA – SIN, SIN – BKK, BKK – FRA – AMS on one ticket.
[USER=1093]@Mark F.[/USER] Here is a nice resource for transferring in FRA: [URL]http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/lufthansa-austrian-swiss-brussels-lot-other-partners-miles-more/982019-beginners-guide-connecting-fra-fra-connection-thread.html[/URL]. It seems like your checked baggage will go through to AMS. You could try to request that it only be checked through to FRA in BKK but I’m not sure they will do that.
Gaurav; thank you for your response and your link. Very helpful. It makes sense now that I would not pick up baggage and go through Germany customs as a transfer. I better carry on that bag.
Sorry I did not have time to get back to you yesterday, but it seems Gaurav came true for you instead.
You did not say if this was an award or payed ticket, but Is there a chance that you can engineer a layover of less than 24 hours in FRA?
Since most flights from south east Asia arrive early in the day this would mean finding a flight FRA-AMS the next morning.
That should make it possible to check in your bags in BKK just to FRA and cross the Schengen border control and German customs in FRA, and then simply not show up for the AMS flight the next day.
Hello, its a paid J fare in June 2016. I positioned in AMS since it was so much cheaper than FRA. I was planning on flying back to the US from AMS, but now I need to be in FRA a couple days later and will fly back to the US from FRA. Its easy enough to get back to FRA if I need to keep going to AMS.
But I was just wondering besides luggage, any other concerns I should keep in mind? Is it better to tell them in FRA or just not show up to the AMS leg (provided I don’t have checked luggage)? Thanks again for all the great advice. I wouldn’t have ever even thought of going to Asia through Europe without reading these helpful forums.