How bad did I fuck myself over? I thought I was doing good by decreasing the layover time.

How bad did I fuck myself over? I thought I was doing good by decreasing the layover time. I just heard otherwise, looked into it, and now I'm stressing out big time since everyone is saying 2-3 hours at least for international flights.... First time flyer obviously.
Should I just book another flight? Of course it's non-refundable. I also made the mistake of booking through Kayak rather than direct. Chatdeal is fucking stupid as fuck.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do they count as individual flights, or connecting?
    If they're not connecting the 50 mins is probably cutting it really close, especially as you'll need to gather and check your own luggage.
    Otherwise you're probably fine.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      only doing carryon luggage, they are connecting

      You will be fine, 2-3 hours is unnecessary. They all look to be connecting flights so you shouldn't have a problem really. The only potential issue is the 50m layover on the return. Looking at the same flight over the last week, the inbound from Munich has landed an average of 15 minutes late and quite consistently but luckily for you, the outbound has to Portland has departed an average of 30 minutes late, again quite consistently so it's highly likely you'll actually have more than 50m.

      thanks for the info

      What you doing in Portland OP? I’m actually flying back into pdx on nov 3rd too. Currently in South America. Also it depends on airport. Some make you redo customs and some don’t. It really depends

      portland is just the airport hub, I live 2 hours south in Oregon

      you're going to miss your connecting flight back to portland unless the stars align very fortuitously in your favour.
      On the way to Europe is tight but you might make it.

      I would call Icelandair and ask them to maybe rebook your Munich to Portland flight so that the connection wouldn't be so tight

      I will consider it

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Doesn't kayak have layover protection where they will rebook you if you can’t make it

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Doesn’t matter if it’s one booking on Iceland Air.
          Where people get fucked is when it’s multiple bookings stitched together by the third party site. It doesn’t sound like that’s the case here, since he said it has only one Iceland Air booking code

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Honestly, tell the people in the way back that you have a tight layover. Just go up to the desk before and mention it and they'll help you out.
        I just did a trip where I asked about it, and then without prompting the front desk person took my ticket and just upgraded my seat. Said it would help me get off the plane quicker.
        So, give it a go. People don't mind helping if you're being genuine.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You will be fine, 2-3 hours is unnecessary. They all look to be connecting flights so you shouldn't have a problem really. The only potential issue is the 50m layover on the return. Looking at the same flight over the last week, the inbound from Munich has landed an average of 15 minutes late and quite consistently but luckily for you, the outbound has to Portland has departed an average of 30 minutes late, again quite consistently so it's highly likely you'll actually have more than 50m.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you are checked in through the entire trip (so that you don't have to check in again at the layover stop) then 2 hours is enough, assuming the flight isn't delayed. The only thing you really need to do at the layover stop is to get through security and then walk to the correct gate, that doesn't take two hours.

    I'd say 2 hours is the minimum time for a layover though, because you never know what situations arrive (delayed flight, long queues, etc). 3 hours would make me feel pretty secure, 2 hours is the point where I would start to feel a bit stressed.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      To add: Assuming that you are checked in for the entire flight, I would not book another flight, you will make it as long as you don't dally around. If you have to check in anew for each flight then I would personally be quite worried, 50 minutes just isn't enough time in anything but perfect circumstances (if even that).

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      To add: Assuming that you are checked in for the entire flight, I would not book another flight, you will make it as long as you don't dally around. If you have to check in anew for each flight then I would personally be quite worried, 50 minutes just isn't enough time in anything but perfect circumstances (if even that).

      2 hours is way more than is needed. KEF is a small airport and Europe>KEF>USA flights with this short layover time is common because that's pretty much Icelandair and the airport's whole purpose. Delaying outbound flights a little longer if connecting Europe flights land late is also common as mentioned above. All he has to do is clear outbound Schengen and then a very short walk to even the furthest two gates.

      No need to stress, OP. Even 50 minutes is comfortable, it's designed to be in this situation.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What you doing in Portland OP? I’m actually flying back into pdx on nov 3rd too. Currently in South America. Also it depends on airport. Some make you redo customs and some don’t. It really depends

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you're going to miss your connecting flight back to portland unless the stars align very fortuitously in your favour.
    On the way to Europe is tight but you might make it.

    I would call Icelandair and ask them to maybe rebook your Munich to Portland flight so that the connection wouldn't be so tight

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    OP here. So I will do my best to check-in via Iceland Air App. Do I also need to use the Scandinavian Airlines App for that single flight? Or is it still considering "Iceland Air" because it's all on a single ticket/purchase/connecting flight?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Very likely you’ll have to check in via Scandinavian as they are the operating carrier.
      However, it won’t hurt to try the other application as well.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    European airports have very low minimum connection times because, like everything else, they aren't nearly as incompetent as north americans. you also don't have any "international connections" as Iceland, Denmark and Germany are all Schengen.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Did you buy this directly from the airline? Then you're fine, it's on the same ticket, and they will either wait for you or rebook you in case of delays. If you bought it from a third party site then that's more risky. Is it all the same ticket? Does it have a single booking code, the 6 letter/number thing? If it does then you're safe.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it has a single booking code, bought through KAYAK. Iceland air just emailed me a nice explanation of exactly what I need to do with a map for their airport. So that one should be smooth at least.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i'd only trust amsterdam airport

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It’s all through Iceland Air so I think you’re be fine.
    If you can check in for the entire trip with one confirmation code you’re golden. That means it’s one considered one booking by Iceland Air, and if there’s any missed connections it’s on them

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      yeah thanks, I kinda picked up on that after the fact...

      Keflavik airport is pretty much designed for short layovers. All the flights get in from Europe around the same time, and all the flights leave for the U.S. around the same time. Same thing goes for the other direction. You will rarely have a layover much longer than an hour or two. Takes maybe 5-10 minutes to walk from one end of the airport to the other, including time to cross the schengen border, which you will need to do in both directions. Doubt the lines to cross the border will be long this time of year, took me all of 10 seconds last time I was there.
      Also, pack some food for Icelandair if you think you will want any, because food onboard is shit and expensive and same goes for the airport there.

      Iceland Air actually sent me an email earlier today that has a 3d map of the airport gates and shit that I arrive and depart at. so that's cool.
      ...now I'm just REALLY digging into riding trains and bus shit in Germany... I have a eurail pass... but still, it is kind of overwhelming. I will just ask workers or random people for help I suppose if need be.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Keflavik airport is pretty much designed for short layovers. All the flights get in from Europe around the same time, and all the flights leave for the U.S. around the same time. Same thing goes for the other direction. You will rarely have a layover much longer than an hour or two. Takes maybe 5-10 minutes to walk from one end of the airport to the other, including time to cross the schengen border, which you will need to do in both directions. Doubt the lines to cross the border will be long this time of year, took me all of 10 seconds last time I was there.
    Also, pack some food for Icelandair if you think you will want any, because food onboard is shit and expensive and same goes for the airport there.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just checked in via Iceland Airs website. I tried checking in on the SAS website but to no avail. It just straight up says I can't check in online and have to go to the desk at the airport. Which = times wasted.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You sure you don’t have the SAS boarding pass from Icelandair?
      It looks like it’s a “partner airline”

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        yeah not sure, also I think I might be able to check in later, Iceland air is 24hours prior to flight, SAS is 30hours.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    would suggest hamburg

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