openseat said:All the international flights (apart from Schengen intra EU flights) check-in at the far end of the airport at check-in area C. It is usually fairly chaotic (hey, it's Rome!), and the contract check-in staff are fairly surly, though if you speak some Italian they sometimes brighten up.
I am pretty sure that all the trans-continental flights leave from the remote terminal for which you have to take the 'skytrain'. The announcements on the skytrain about doors closing, departing, arrival, and doors opening take almost as long as the ride!
This is the website for the airport: ADR - Sito ufficiale Aeroporti di Roma - Fiumicino
cssaus said:My wife is leaving at 9.40am for Zurich & her UA award ticket itinerary says Terminal B. I guess we'll have to part ways at the Terminal B checkin and I'll have to use a shuttle to get to Terminal C check-in counters.
openseat said:Check-in for all terminals is landside, you will only have to farewell your wife when you cross over to airside. The shuttle to the remote terminal is after you pass through security and outward immigration. In fact I think you could pass through security with your wife and then walk along the connecting corridor to terminal C where there is outward immigration.