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Manchester airport, enough time?

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Manchester airport, enough time?

I recently booked a flight with Thomas Cook airlines to the US from Manchester in August. To get there I need to take a couple connecting flights from Vienna (where I will be finishing my vacation). I booked these separately (with KLM) because there weren’t any Thomas Cook flights available. I’ve just realized that my arrival on KLM and my departure with Thomas Cook is only 90 minutes apart. I’ve never changed planes before, nor have I been to Manchester airport so I’m nervous this isn’t enough time. Anyone know if this is enough time? Has anyone had personal experience at Manchester with a change like this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Rawai, Thailand
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1. Re: Manchester airport, enough time?

You’re in trouble - no way is this sufficient.

On separate tickets, you won’t be able to transit or check bags through. You’ll have to disembark, go through immigration, collect bags, maybe change terminal, then do all the check in and security process again for your US flight.

Change your Manchester inbound flight arrangements - it’s your only option.

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2. Re: Manchester airport, enough time?

You will not have enough time.

Booked on one ticket it would of been ok but certainly not for the way you are planning at the moment.

You need to change the arrival of your incoming flight and leave plenty of time between them. Dependant on your flight time to the US, it may be better to stay in the airport the night before.

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3. Re: Manchester airport, enough time?

Definitely not enough time.

With an important flight to USA, travel into Manchester the day before and have your final sleep in Manc.

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4. Re: Manchester airport, enough time?

Thanks guys. I will make arrangements.

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