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Rome Fiumicino Airport Check-In Time

Mississauga, Canada
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Rome Fiumicino Airport Check-In Time

Hi,

Can someone help me with the time/hours required to check in at Rome's Fiumicino airport?

I have a 06:40 flight with Lufthansa to Frankfurt. Someone told me that the security check procedures at the Fiumicino airport are very tight and progress is very slow.

If you have experienced the similar situation please helpme.

Tim

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Watford, United...
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1. Re: Rome Fiumicino Airport Check-In Time

Yes security can be pretty slow at FCO although I have also sailed through at times so I always get there 3 hours before to be absolutely sure. Not missed a flight yet.

Edited: 2:34 am, August 07, 2014
Sydney, Australia
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2. Re: Rome Fiumicino Airport Check-In Time

Two hours before departure is probably enough for a flight within the European Schengen area. You have to check in and go through Security, but there are no Passport formalities.

Phoenix, AZ
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3. Re: Rome Fiumicino Airport Check-In Time

Tim,

Much has likely changed, since we last flew out of FCO, but we also found the process quite slow. Now, we have only flown out mid-day, so there could well be differences in an early AM departure - for the better, or maybe for the worst.

For international, I usually shoot for 4 hrs., and if things go smoothly, I just head to a Lounge. Others have had great fortune with less time, but I just hate to rush.

Most of all, fly safely,

Hunt

Phoenix, AZ
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4. Re: Rome Fiumicino Airport Check-In Time

SydneyNick,

<<Two hours before departure is probably enough for a flight within the European Schengen area.>>

That is probably sage advice. I had not considered Schengen, as our "international" is always to/from the USA. Great point.

Hunt

Mississauga, Canada
posts: 9
5. Re: Rome Fiumicino Airport Check-In Time

MrMarcoos, sydneynick, Bill_Hunt_Az,

Many thanks to all of you for your valuable advise and insights. I am now much calm-down and know what should be the good time allowance for our early departure/check-in. This is our first time visiting Italy.

Regards,

Tim

Houston, Texas
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6. Re: Rome Fiumicino Airport Check-In Time

Got in and out rather quickly.

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