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  • IAH-AMS via United then AMS-BOD via KLM
    Jun 28, 2016
    Traveling IAH-AMS via United and checking in bags. Do I have to pick up my bags and then go through check in and security again?


    Yes, you do. Leave at least 2.5 hours for your connection.


  • Connecting in AMS from JFK to Cape Twon, South Africa
    Jun 28, 2016
    Hi, my 73-year old father will be traveling from JFK & arriving in AMS on 11/29 @ 9:15 am on KLM 6007 (operated by Delta). His connecting flight to Cape Town on KLM 0597 leaves at 10:10 am that same day. 1. Will have enough time to change planes? 2. Does he have to clear customs and/or check in for the connecting flight? I assume his luggage is automatically forwarded to the connecting flight? Thanks!


    No, he doesn't not have to go through passport control or customs in Amsterdam as he is not entering the Schengen Area. All he has to do is go from his arrival gate to his departure gate. He should have enough time as long as his flight from JFK is on-time.


  • flight connection
    Jun 26, 2016
    Hi! Im travelling from vienna to ams and then to mexico. Will I need to get through passport control and security check?


    You will go through Schengen exit passport control in Amsterdam, you do not have to go through security there.


  • 2 Hour Layover Enough?
    Jun 24, 2016
    In August I will be travelling from Zagreb to Amsterdam and on to Vancouver. I arrive in Amsterdam at 10:30 and my flight to Vancouver is at 12:40. Because I am travelling Air Transat, I have to pick up my luggage in Amsterdam, and then check it in again. The Ticket counter closes at 11:30. Will I be able to pull this off?


    I think you'll have just enough time if your flight from Zagreb is on-time.


  • Connection
    Jun 23, 2016
    Hi! I am flying from Budapest to Detroit with a layover of 90 minutes in Amsterdam. From what I heard since I come from Schengen zone (Hungary) I just need to go from my arrival gate to my departure which probably will be D01, because I am flying with Delta and I have heard there are some document check at the gate where you receive a paper with the actual gate. Can you please tell me if 90 minutes would be enough and confirm wheater the there is additional security check at gate D01? Also the enitre trip was book on the same ticket. Thank you


    You will go through Schengen Exit passport control first before you go to D01. 90 minutes should be enough time. What goes on at D01 isn't really a security check, they just ask you a few questions.


  • Flying from minneapolis to Basel, Switzerland Via AMS
    Jun 18, 2016
    I am flying from Minneapolis, MN to Basel, Switzerland with transfer in Amsterdam. Will I need to go through customs when I arrive in Amsterdam?


    By customs, I meant passport control / security.


    You will go through passport control and to your departure gate.


  • connection time
    Jun 17, 2016
    I am booking aflight from Minnesota to Istanbul and returning via AMS. this is all KLM. we have checked bags on the return. the connection time is 90 minutes to change planes. Will we have to retrieve our bags or will they transfet straight thru. IS this adequate time to make the connection. do we have to clear any customs. thanks


    You don't have to do anything with your bags or go through passport control in Amsterdam. On the return to the US you will have to go through security. You should have enough time.


  • Vienna to Houston via AMS
    Jun 16, 2016
    We are on a single KLM reservation with 65 minutes connection time in AMS from Vienna (VIE) to Houston, TX (IAH). Will this be enough time? Thank you!


    Yes, that should be just about enough time.


  • question
    Jun 8, 2016
    I am flying from Manchester to Mexico City via Amsterdam, same ticket, both flights are operated by KLM, my question is upon arrival in Amsterdam do I need to go through passport control since UK is not Schengen or I should be heading to transfers? It's the first time I'll be transfering so I do not really know how it works. Thank you.


    No, you will not have to go through passport control. You can go directly to your departure gate.


  • Arriving United, transfer to easy jet to UK
    Jun 7, 2016
    I am arriving on United and then going to UK on EasyJet. Do I have to go through immigration and customs (and then check in and security again) or can I transfer between airlines in the terminals? Tickets are via separate reservations.


    Do you have checked baggage or not?


    No luggage.


    Then if you have already checked in for your Easyjet flight online you can go directly to your departure gate.


    Great, thanks so much!


  • 45 min klm transfer time
    Jun 6, 2016
    I have booked connecting flights from Aberdeen to Zagreb with klm via Amsterdam with a 45 min layover. Is this enough time for luggage to be transferred and catch flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • delayed flight
    Jun 6, 2016
    travelling to calgary via amsterdam with a 50 min stopover in amsterdam. what happens if fight from glasgow is delayed


    You will be rebooked to Calgary over a Delta hub in the US such as Detroit, Seattle, or Minneapolis or you will be sent on the next day's flight to Calgary.


  • 1.5 Flight to Nairobi arriving from Venice
    Jun 7, 2016
    I have to book a flight from Venice to Nairobi with KLM. There is one stop in Amsterdam with 1.5 hour connection between flights. It is one booking, although the flight from Venice is operated by KLM and the flight to Naitobi by Kenya Airlines. Is 1.5 hours enough to make the Nairobi flight? I am a Canadian citizen with Canadian passport.


    We arrive on Delta from Salt Lake City at 10:50am and fly out on KLM at 11:55am on KLM. Do we have enough time to make the 2nd flight? Are the gates for Delta and KLM close to each other?


    May 30, 2016
    Travelling from Calgary to Zagreb via Amsterdam. Flight arrives into Amsterdam at 0815 and then flight to Zagreb departs at 0920. Do we clear immigration in Amsterdam or in Zagreb and is it enough time to connect.


    If I'm correct, Croatia isn't a part of the Schengen zone so all border formalities take place in Zagreb. 1h20m may be enough if you don't take your time and manage to walk at a good pace (AMS is all one building though).


  • KLM to DELTA transfer time
    May 30, 2016
    We're arriving KLM from Glasgow and transferring to DELTA for Portland. We have 2 checked bags and 90 minutes between flights. Do we have to collect and re-drop off bags? Do we need to pass through customs and security again? Can we do it in 90 minutes? Thanks in anticipation.


    Are all the flights on one ticket or are they 2 separate reservations? If all were booked in one ticket (both KLM and DL are Skyteam) then you go straight to the gate and you'll probably even have time before boarding. If it's on 2 separate bookings you first need to enter the Schengen zone (and do border procedures since both UK and US are obviously not Schengen), pick up your bags, go through passport control again then get to your gate. You may want to have more than 90 min between flights if you have 2 separate bookings. You may be able to make it if you're fast enough and are lucky that lines aren't long.


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