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  • check in
    Mar 10, 2016
    Hello I'm flying with klm lagos to Newcastle via amsterdam. Will I need to go to check in when I land or do I go straight to the terminal of my connecting flight


    Amsterdam only has one terminal. You just have to go through security and to your departure gate.


  • 40 mins transfer time with KLM ZUR > SCH > LEEDS
    Mar 10, 2016
    Flying tomorrow from Zurich to Schipol to Leeds with a connected single booking all the way through with KLM. I have only hand luggage. Switzerland is Schengen but UK is non-Schengen, both flights are KLM, will 40 minutes give me enough time ? My Zurich leg arrives into Schipol at 20:55


    That will be very difficult as you will have to go through Schengen Exit passport control in AMS. For future reference, the code for Zurich is ZRH and the code for Amsterdam is AMS.


  • Marseille to Toronto canada, stopover in AMS
    Mar 9, 2016
    I have 55 minutes to catch my next flight, no checked bags, will it be enough time to catch it?


    If both flights are on the same reservation that should be barely enough time if everything goes smoothly. You will have to go through Schengen exit passport control in Amsterdam. People have been reporting issues with exit passport control in Amsterdam lately.


  • adequate connection time?
    Mar 9, 2016
    I'm flying from Salt Lake City to Amsterdam and then have 1 hour 45 minutes before a connecting flight to Basel. Both flights are KLM. Is that enough time for checked baggage or should I just do carry-on?


    Yes, that is enough time. If both flights are on the same reservation then you don't have to do anything with your baggage in Amsterdam.


    Thank you for your response


    Mar 8, 2016
    Hello i have 1 hour to get from a connecting flight from Madrid (Air Europa) for a flight to Toronto, Canada (Jet Airways). do you think this is possible at AMS? thank you! a speedy response is much appreciated!


    Is it one reservation or two separate reservations?


    hell! booked under flight hub, paid for the flights altogether if that is what you mean




    Then yes, that is probably enough time.


  • connection time
    Mar 5, 2016
    hello. im flying from Houston to AMS arriving United 8:15am. then taking separate flight on vueling at 11am to rome. is that enough time with passport control. No checked bags (only carry on).


    Yes, that should be enough time. Since you don't have checked bags you can just go through passport control and straight to your departure gate if you already have your Vueling boarding pass.


  • Finland to Amsterdam to USA
    Mar 8, 2016
    I am arriving at AMS on KLM from Helsinki at 0830 with a connecting Delta flight at 0950 to USA.Will that be enough time for us to make our connections.Do we go through passport or security checks Do those airlines share the same terminals? Thank you Our luggage is checked through


    Arriving in AMS from Helsinki on KLM at 0835.I then connect to Delta flight to USA at 0950.Luggage has been checked through.Is that enough time to make our flight ? Do we need to go through security or passport checks prior to our departing flight?Thank you


    You will go through Schengen exit passport control. You should have enough time.


  • Enough time for connection
    Mar 8, 2016
    I am traveling with KLM from Edmonton to Zagreb , and I have just 55 min between flights. Traveling with Croatia Airlines to Zagreb. I so that Croatia airlines is on terminal D but I don't know on what terminal Wil we come with KLM..


    Amsterdam only has one terminal.


    I don't care about terminals I just want to know will 55 min. be enough to get on my conected flight.


    If it's two separate reservations I don't think it's enough time. With checked bags it would be completely impossible.


    It is conected flight


    Still difficult, but not impossible.


  • Connection time on published fare
    Feb 25, 2016
    I am considering a published flight KLM/Delta (codeshare) from Salt Lake City to AMS connecting to a KLM/Delta flight to Venice. Connecting time is 55 minutes. Is this even possible?


    It's possible, but doesn't leave any time to spare if there are any delays.


  • 40 Minutes connection in AMS > ZRH-AMS-EDI luggage?
    Feb 25, 2016
    Hi all, nice blog!! Flying from ZRH to EDi through AMS with a connecting time of 40 minutes. Any experiences if the luggage will make it in this short time? Flying KLM. Thanks alot.


    That will be tough considering you will have to go through Schengen Exit Passport Control, which is reportedly quite backed up recently.


  • Flying into Amsterdam from Newcastle then onto Detroit
    Feb 24, 2016
    I only have 1 hour 30 minutes in Amsterdam Airport and we will have checked baggage will this be enough time. Also at Detroit Airport onlt have 2 hours 6 minutes before next flight to Savannah will this be enough time. Can my luggage not be checked in at Newcastle and go all the way to Savannah ?


    Both connection times should be sufficient. In Detroit you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security, and to your departure gate.


    Many Thanks Zap


    Can you also tell me what concourse my flight from Newcastle will arrive at and which one I will depart from going to Detroit. Also how long it will take to get from one to the other. All our flights are with KLM.


  • Stockholm to Amsterdam connection enough time to Madrid?
    Feb 23, 2016
    I fly from US to Stockholm, arrive at 1400, next flight to Amsterdam at 16:05. Presumably I will go through customs there. Then I land in Ams at 18:15 and have a flight to Madrid at 19:05. Is this too close of a connection? They are all separate tickets.


    What airlines are you flying? You will have a very tough time with that Amsterdam connection on two separate tickets.


    Hello, I should mention i have no checked luggage. I am going from SAS to Iberia Express. It looks like they are in C and B concourses respectively - so nearby. Do you think I will have to go through more customs coming from Stockholm as they aren't part of the EU? That would probably kill my chances. thanks!!


    sorry Sweden is in the EU! So does this mean i will only have to run from one gate to the other and not go through any passport/security? Do i have to check in with my passport for my Iberia flight in AMS, or can i do that in Sweden?


    If you have no checked bags then you just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You will have to check in online for your Iberia Express flight before you leave on the first flight or get your boarding pass from the Iberia transfer desk in Amsterdam. If you have checked bags it's impossible.


    Thank you!! and thank goodness I'm traveling light! I appreciate your quick response.


  • Do I need to get checked bags in between flights?
    Feb 22, 2016
    Flying from Minneapolis to Amsterdam. Then next flight is to Paris. If I check a bag from Minneapolis do I have to collect my bag before the flight to Paris? The Minneapolis flight arrives in Amsterdam at 10:50 AM and the flight to Paris departs at 12:30 PM. Thank you very much. In other words, what is the process at the airport between flights?


    All you have to do in Amsterdam is go through Schengen passport control. You don't have to do anything with your baggage.


  • Layover times
    Feb 22, 2016
    I will be flying in to AMS on Delta on one reservation, then flying to Istanbul on another reservation. My flight in to AMS arrives at 10:05 AM. There is a KLM flight at 11:30 AM - will I have enough time to make it through immigration if I do not have a checked bag? What about making it back through security if I do check a bag? There is another flight option through Turkish Airlines departing at 12:10 PM - if either answer above is "no", do you think there's enough time with this flight? (Extra 40 min).


    With no checked bags you won't have to go through Immigration, just go to the KLM Transfer desk to get your Istanbul boarding pass. You could make that. With checked bags, I don't think you could and the 12:10 flight wouldn't be much better.


    Thanks! Do you think a 2:30 pm flight would allow for enough time with a checked bag?


    Yes, that would probably be fine.


  • Flying from DELHI to JFK via AMS
    Feb 20, 2016
    I'm planning to buy tickets for my in-laws flying from DELHI to AMS to JFK via KLM. They have a B2 US visitors visa. I have the following questions - 1. Do they need a transit visa to travel via AMS. 2. All of the reservation willl be in the same ticket, do they have to take the luggage in AMS and do the customs again or will it be a direct check in? 3. How long will the maximum walk be - from the arrival gate to the departure gate. 4. Do they have to go through schengan security as well as US security again even though they are in international transfer terminal. Please advise! Thanks in advance!


    Since they will be holding a US Visa they will not need a transit visa to transit Amsterdam. They won't have to do anything with their baggage in Amsterdam. They will not go through passport control in Amsterdam. They will go through security. if they have 2 hours between flights they should be OK.


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