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How likely is this transit at Frankfurt?

Okay, I'm traveling from LAX to Ljubljana on August 31 and have had a Lufthansa flight booked (with United award miles) for a long time. The connection in Frankfurt is only 1 1/2 hours which I wouldn't even consider without the Covid situation. I've been watching and watching for changes and this flight is still confirmed with this connection. The next flight if I miss this one (on Lufthansa) is 10 hours later! I could now book LAX to Munich to VCE with 3 1/2 hour layover in MUC. Then take transport then next day to Ljubljana. Am I just out of my dreaming mind to think I could make that Frankfurt connection or would you take the flight to Venice with a comfortable layover in Munich? Any thoughts are welcomed!

Posted by
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At least, on the 16th of July, LHA 457 from LAX arrives at the Z concourse and LHA 1458 to Ljubljana leaves from the A concourse.

Z concourse is directly on top of A concourse. You go to the 'V' at the root of Z, where you will go through immigration (pass port check) as you enter the Schengen zone. Then you will go downstairs to the "landside" A concourse to your gate.

You don't have to change concourses or go through any security. Baring an unusual situation at immigration, the whole process should take less than an hour. I've arrived at FRA and been in the Fernbahnhof waiting for a train in less than an hour.

Of course, the whole operation depends on your flight from LA being on time. A late arrival will cut into your transit time.

It looks like if you make the connecting flight, you will get into Ljublyana around 13:40. If you have to take the next flight to Ljubljana, you still get there that day. It's at least a 5 hour train connection from Venice to Ljubljana the next day.

Posted by
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Few notes-
there are hotels right inside the Frankfurt airport if you do end up with a ten-hour layover.

We used Go-Opti shuttle service from Venice to Ljubljana and it took about two hours. They were prompt, courteous, and very professional.

Safe travels!