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    Jul 6, 2015
    We will be travelling to AMS from SEA (we are US citizens) via Delta Airlines and then to HAM (Hamburg Germany) via KLM. What steps do we have to go through? Also, returning, we will go through CDG from HAM via Air France and then to SEA via Delta. What are the steps there?


    On your way to Hamburg, in Amsterdam you will go through Schengen passport control and follow signs to your departure gate. On your way back to seattle, you will go through Schengen Exit passport control in Paris and follow signs to your departure gate. Neither way to do have to do anything with your baggage during your connection.


  • 50 Minute Connection in AMS (traveling from the USA to Vienna via AMS)
    Jul 6, 2015
    Is 50 minutes sufficient time to connect in AMS when arriving on a United Airlines Flight from the USA and departing to Vienna on Austrian Airlines? United and Austrian are Star Alliance partners.


    Were the tickets purchased together one one reservation? If so, yes, if not, no.


  • transfer from KLM to Delta
    Jul 3, 2015
    We (US citizens) will be flying from Edinburgh to AMS via KLM and have 50 minutes to join a Delta flight to Seattle. Do we need to go through security before getting on the Seattle flight? Is this adequate time?


    No, I don't believe that UK flights have to go through security after arriving. That should be enough time but it doesn't leave much time to spare.


  • Moscow Vancouver
    Jul 1, 2015
    Thinking of booking KLM from Moscow to Vancouver, transferring in Amsterdam. I have 2 choices: transfer time of 65 minutes or over 5 hr.Will a transfer time of 65 minutes be sufficient? Thank you for help.


    65 minutes is enough if your flight from Moscow is on-time.


  • Connecting flt's
    Jul 1, 2015
    We arrive from Rome on alitila and transfer to delta. We have 2 hrs. Should this give us enough time?


    Forgot to ask. Will our bags be transferred to delta or do we recheck. Thanks


  • AMS to BUD transfer Do I have to claim and recheck bag?
    Jun 30, 2015
    Traveling from the U.S. To Budapest transferring from Delta to KLM in Amsterdam. Delta did not give us a KLM boarding pass for the Avondale leg, but instead a note stating we may have to claim and recheck luggage in AMS? What is the new process ?


    Sorry that should read second leg not Abondale


    Were your tickets purchased on two separate reservations? Otherwise they should have checked your bags through and given you your second boarding pass.


    they are part of a group reservation. And they have the same conf code. we can check when we get to the airport to see about a boarding pass before we get to AMS.


  • Glasgow Amsterdam Nice
    Jun 28, 2015
    I will be flying from Glasgow International airport to Nice France with KLM. There is a plane change at Amsterdam airport with a stopover of only 45 minutes. Is this enough time?


    It's possible but it will be difficult because both flights will probably use bus gates and you will have to go through Schengen passport control.


  • Bru-Ams-Dtw
    Jun 28, 2015
    What kind of security do I have in Ams? Flying from Brussels (KLM) to Amsterdam and then to Detroit (Delta) all in one ticket. connection time 1u20


    No security. You just have to go through Schengen Exit passport control.


    I thought every passenger going to USA must go through D1 to get an interview and get the number of the gate?


    No, they do not do interviews in D1. It is a security/carry-on bag inspection checkpoint.


  • VCE-AMS-SEA, 50 min. KLM, then DELTA aircraft
    Jun 21, 2015
    Can you tell me exactly what screening steps I will have to go thru? Is below correct? 1) exit Schengen passport control 2) D1 screening 3) then to gate? What are the typical gates (C, D, E, F etc) that vce-ams arrives at? What are the typical gates that ams- sea flight departs from? With new security procedure, 50 min enough time?


    You should only have to go through schengen exit passport control. You will not have to go to D1 screening since you are coming from a Schengen country.


    Also, you should probably have enough time if your flight from Venice is on-time.


  • 1 hour 40 min between flights
    Jun 20, 2015
    Will be connecting flights, Air France from Jordan to Delta flight back to USA. I have 1 hr,40 min. Is that enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will just have to go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Is a 1 hour 5 minute connection time enough?
    Jun 17, 2015
    Under one ticket, I would arrive at AMS on a KLM flght from the USA and have 1:05 to connect to another KLM flight going to Moscow. (Bonus points if anyone can answer the same question about arriving on an Air France flight arriving from Kiev at Paris CDG and catching another Air France flight 1:05 later, on the same ticket, bound for the USA). Thanks!


    In AMS, that should be no problem, You'll just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate since you won't be entering the Schengen Area. In CDG it will be a little harder but should still be possible. It's the same process but CDG Terminal 2 is a much bigger facility than all of AMS.


    Thank you!


  • Connecting from Peru to Ireland through Schiphol
    Jun 12, 2015
    Hello, I´ll be flying from Lima, Peru to Dublin, Ireland, on July 1st. I heard the transfer process is easy between Non-Schengen countries (Peru and Ireland in my case). My layover at Schiphol is 1 hour, and I know they have recently switched to centralized security. Both flights are operated by KLM (Lima-Amsterdam) and Aer Lingus (Amsterdam-Dublin, on behalf of KLM). I wonder if I need to pass through security while on transfer, since I´m assuming Peru is not on line with EU´s stringent security procedures.


    Yes, I think you will have to go through security but I think you will still have enough time.


    Hello and good morning, Thank you so much for your answer. Best regards,


    Jun 7, 2015
    I have a 1hr 25 min layover in AMS. Do I check in a kiosk before or after Schengen Passport Control? How long does security usually take? This week there has been flight delays from MSP which concern me.


    Your rote doesn't make sense (WAS is the code for all Washington, DC airports). Where are you flying to from AMS?


    Perhaps you are going to Warsaw - the code for Warsaw is WAW. If so you should have enough time for your transfer.


  • DTW > AMS > LIS
    Jun 7, 2015
    Hi! I'm flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) through AMS to Lisbon, Portugal (LIS). The layover time is 50min. What kind of security will I have to go through at AMS? Will I need to pick up and re-check bags? Will 50mins be enough time? Thanks!


    You will have to go through Schengen Passport control and security. You will not have to do anything with your bags. You should have enough time if your flight from Detroit is on-time.


    Not true anymore. If you arrive from DTW you can just go straight through passport control to your gate. There is no more security.


  • 8 hr transfer between different airlines on different tickets
    Jun 2, 2015
    My husband is flying a round trip AMS to LIS on TAP for business, arriving around midnight. He has purchased a round trip AMS to IAD on United at noon the next day. Both are Star Alliance, but they are different tickets and itineraries. He is a US citizens, but lives in the Netherlands and has a residency card. Rather than leave the airport and take a cab home, then turn around 6 hours later for a cab back, he wants to stay at the Mercure hotel in the airport terminal, which we understand is "beyond" passport control and, after 3 June, "beyond" security. Unfortunately, he needs to check a bag on each of these flights. He believes that he will be able to exit passport control and collect his bag from the TAP and then turn around and "check-in his bag with United and re-enter passport control with his United boarding pass. Is this possible to do, or should he just find a different hotel?


    No, he will not be able to re-check his bag until the United counter opens on the day of his flight between 8 and 9 AM. He will have to find another hotel.


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