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  • lyover one hour
    Oct 21, 2016
    i will going to barcelona from miami fl in klm airline, and i have layover of one hour in ams schiphlol airport. my question is one hours is enough time to conecction if my fly amsterdam to barcelona is in klm too


    Yes, that is enough time. You just have to go through passport control and to your departure gate.


  • Is 4 hours enough time for layover
    Oct 21, 2016
    I have a flight leaving from Amsterdam at 12:10 noon. I will be flying in from India and arriving at 8:10 AM. They are two different tickets on different airlines, and I have checked-in baggage for both flights. Will this be enough time to get to the next flight?


    What airlines? Where are you flying from Amsterdam to?


    KLM into Amsterdam, and KLM cityhopper out of Amsterdam. however, these are NOT connecting flights and are on two completely different tickets


    Call KLM and try to have them joined onto the same reservation. They're both considered KLM (not separate airlines). You have plenty of time.


  • is a 85 minutes layover in Schiphol airport Amsterdam enough?
    Oct 11, 2016
    Hi. Im gonna take a flight from Oslo to Amsterdam, and then to Calgary, and the cheapest ticket for me, will be a 85 minutes layover on the Amsterdam airport. Will this be enough for me to get from my plane from oslo to the plane going to calgary?


    Yes, that is plenty of time. All you have to do is go through Schengen exit passport control and to your departure gate.


  • milano90
    Oct 1, 2016
    Salve io ho un volo da Firenze per Monaco di Baviera con scalo ad Amsterdam di un ora .La mia domanda è siccome non ci sono mai stata nel aeroporto di Amsterdam mi basta 1ora per trovare il gate? Non è che mi perdo?


  • milano90
    Oct 1, 2016
    Salve io ho un volo da Firenze per Monaco di Baviera con scalo ad Amsterdam di un ora .La mia domanda è siccome non ci sono mai stata nel aeroporto di Amsterdam mi basta 1ora per trovare il gate? Non è che mi perdo?


  • Boston to Barcelona
    Sep 11, 2016
    im flying with my parents and sister to barcelona with 1 hour and 55 minutes layover on Delta/KLM is that enough and what do i have to do after landing in AMS


    In Amsterdam all you have to do is go through passport control and to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • shopping Starbucks during layover
    Sep 4, 2016
    A friend has asked me to pick up a Starbucks collectible mug from Amsterdam while I have a layover at Schiphol. I'm flying Washington Dulles to Schiphol with a two hour layover before continuing to Rome. Is the Starbucks easily accessible for transfer passengers?


  • Houston to AMS to Copenhagen
    Sep 3, 2016
    Flying United from Houston to AMS with a 1hr 5min layover. Then flying Scandinavian to Copenhagen. Is this enough time or should I look for an alternative? Thank you!!!


    That should be enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • 1hour layover between Mumbai and hannover
    Sep 3, 2016
    Hello I am travelling from Mumbai to Hannover with transist in Amsterdam.. It's between jet airways and Klm hopper, code shared flight of jet airways...only 1 hour transit time in between will it be sufficient?


    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


    So I'll have only immigration and security check right?




  • 1hr 15min layover
    Aug 14, 2016
    Hi, I'm a Malaysian and will be travelling from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport via AMS airport. The connecting time at the AMS is 1hr 15mins, and both legs of the journey will be with Air France. I'm not so used to air travel so would like to have as many opinion as possible on whether it is possible to catch the connecting flight. and do i have to go through any immigration or security once i landed at AMS?


    Yes, when you land in Amsterdam you will go through Passport control and security before your flight to Amsterdam. You should have just enough time.


    Sorry, I mean before your flight to Paris. Also, note that the first flight and possibly both flights will be operated by KLM.


    many thanks for your reply. yeah, i just checked with the air france website and the both flights will be operated by KLM. i have not purchased any ticket yet, and there is an option for 1hr 55min layover time! this should be slightly more sufficient right?


    Yes, that's what I'd book.


  • DTW to BOM Via AMS
    Jul 25, 2016
    I am traveling from BOM(Mumbai, India) Jetairways to AMS and I have to catch connecting flight to DTW(Detroit,USA) via Delta airline. Is 1hr 25 min overlay is enough to catch the same?


    If both tickets are on the same reservation then that is enough time. in AMS all you have to do is go through security and to your departure gate.


  • 1 hour Connection
    Jul 21, 2016
    I will be travelling via AMS on my way to Kenya from Leeds Bradford Airport with family including an 18month old baby. WIll 1 hour connection time in Amsterdam be enough. I will arriving in a KLM cityhopper and will getting another KLM (Kenya airways) in AMS. Do we go via security and immigration. Thank you in advance.


    All you have to do in Amsterdam is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Since you are not entering the Schengen Area you don't have to go through passport control. You should have enough time.


  • On seperate tickets, how to collect and re check in
    Jul 15, 2016
    Flying from DXB to AMS.Again flying from AMS to DXB on a seperate ticket.Do i need to go through security check along with checking in bags?do i need a visa for that? i have 4 hours layover.Indian citizen.


    So you're flying from Dubai to Amsterdam just to fly right back to Dubai? Did you mistype?


    ya typo....DXB -> AMS and AMS -> SLC.


    Since you have to separate tickets you will need a transit visa. If everything was on the same reservation, since you presumably have a valid Visa to visit the US, you wouldn't need a transit visa. But yes, since it's two separate reservations you will have to go through passport control, claim your bags, re-check them with Delta, and go through security and exit passport control. However, Delta doesn't have an interline agreement with Emirates, so you couldn't have flown these flights on the same reservation even if you wanted to.


    Thanks a lot for taking time out and replying!!There is possibility of single ticket from Dubai it is KLM and from AMS to SLC ,it is Delta but the tickets are a lot cheaper seperately.Why would i need a transit visa if i am not leaving the airport? ..forgive my ignorance...


    You need a transit visa to clear Schengen Passport control and you need to do that to transfer your bags from the first airline to the second airline.


    Thanks a lot!!


  • non schengen to schengen transfer times
    Jul 8, 2016
    Hi, travelling UK to France via AMS mid morning, with a 1 hour transfer time between flights. Considering non schengen to schengen security and passport controls, this seems a bit tight. Any thoughts? Both flights with KLM/Air France. thanks


    Yes, it's not impossible but it is a little tight.


  • Tour
    Jun 28, 2016
    I am traveling from the US to Dubai with a 5 hour layover. How long will it take to clear customs and will I have time for a tour?


    That isn't really enough time to do anything. If you don't leave the airport then you don't have to go through passport control or customs in Amsterdam.


    thank you!


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