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  • Separate tickets - connections
    Dec 4, 2016
    I have a flight from Rome to Ams on KLM arriving at 1:00 pm with a 90 minute layover. From Ams I fly to Seattle at 2:45 pm. My tickets were purchased separately. I will have carry on only. Will I need to go back through security? Thanks!!


    Make that 2:30 pm flight


  • Taking a nap at the amsterdam airport
    Nov 22, 2016
    I have a layover of 6 hr in Amsterdam airport after a long flight. Is there a small room or space at the airport that can be rented for a nap?


  • Layover with a pet
    Nov 17, 2016
    We are US citizens taking a trip on KLM from USA to Krakow. We have a 10h layover in AMS and want to leave the airport. We'll have our dog with us (in-cabin) and will be carrying the needed documentation (health certificate, EU/Poland travel documents). We plan on clearing immigration in AMS and heading into the city for a few hours. My question is will it be simple to clear security again with our pet or should we expect any complications? Thanks!


  • Transfer time
    Nov 3, 2016
    Flying into AMS from Houston,USA in March on United. Plan is to book a Ryanair or Air Lingus flight to Dublin. Is 2 hours enough time to make the connection?


    If you have checked bags, no that is not enough time. Without checked bags it's doable, but difficult.


    We wouldn't have any checked luggage. Would it be more doable with 2 1/2 hours? Is it that the gates are far apart of a lot of security to go through?


  • 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.


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