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25 minutes transit at Vienna International Airport. Is this doable?

Vienna International Airport offers one of the shortest minimum connection times in the world. The airport of Vienna is constructed in a way, allowing fast connections. Officially, for star alliance flights the minimum connection time has been set to 25 minutes.

Austrian airlines, which use Vienna International Airport for its main hub take full advantage of this fact. They actively sell such connecting flights, so short connections are quite common in Vienna.

Many would argue that real life has nothing to do with formality and procedures. Before going forward with offering you generic advice concerning transferring in Vienna International Airport, we will try to find information on the subject form different sources online. So what does the Internet say?

Warsaw Chopin Airport - Connecting in the heart of Europe

Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) is the biggest airport of Poland, serving the capital city Warsaw. It is home to LOT Polish Airlines and serving as its main hub. Warsaw Chopin Airport handles over 12 million passengers annunally. More than 300 flights are operated daily. Read further to learn about the transit process at Warsaw Chopin Airport and the pros and cons of connecting there. 


 

Self-connecting flights, how to book them?

Self-connecting is the process when one travels on two or more connecting flights, booked separately on different tickets. From an aviation standpoint, these are regarded as separate journeys (point to point flights), and the carriers take no responsibilities for missed connections, schedule changes, cancellations, etc. In other words, the risk lies fully within the passenger.

What is minimum connection time?

Minimum connection time (MCT) is the minimum time need to transit at a given airport between two flights. It is an official figure, calculated by airport authorities and airlines. 

Missed connecting flights - are we entitled to compensation?

Within European Union, a very straightforward regulation exists as to passenger rights for denied boarding, flight delays or cancellations. The basic rule states that if your flight has a delay of over 3 hours, you are entitled to monetary compensation by the airline. However, very often shorter delays can cause you to miss your connecting flights, which in turns puts in a spiral of problems. The good news is that policies and regulations governing missed connecting flights in Europe now exist and you are entitled to compensation if you arrive at least 3 hours later at your final destination. 

Connecting flights: When should we shrink wrap our baggage

We bet you have noticed the shrink wrapping machines situated at the check in areas of most major airports. These devices are there for a reason - people use them. Passengers shrink wrap their baggage for a number of reasons, in most cases related to safety. When do you need to shrink wrap your baggage? Read further to find out. 

Self-connecting in London: Useful tips for transit passengers

London with its 5 airports is a major hub, where millions of people connect every year. Apart of being home to British Airways, London is also a hub for Ryanair, Wizzair, easyJet, Virgin, and a number of other airlines. The availability of so many low fare airlines turns London into a true self-connecting hub. Let’s start with outlining the airports located around the city of London. 

LOT Polish Airlines - connecting flights editorial Review

Over the course of 3 years, we have flown LOT Polish Airlines over 10 times. These were short haul EU flights connecting at Warsaw Chopin airport with domestic flights. You can find out about our experience by reading this article. 

6 tips on planing a budget holiday

Today traveling is really easy - a passport, a credit and an iPhone are the only essentials you need to roam the world. If money is not a factor for you, then stop reading this. Just sit back, relax, open expedia.com and booking.com, keep your credit card at hand and book whatever you find good. If money is somehow a scarce resource, but you still want to see many places on a tight budget, then keep on reading. You may find a few useful tips here.

8 tips on airport transiting: how to make the best out of it

Are you a transit passengers who struggles all the time with flight connections? Flight delays, security checks, loss of baggage, transit visas, long layovers, missed connections…is this causing you troubles? We have put together for you 8 tips to make your transiting a pleasant experience.

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