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Arriving from Aberdeen, UK (KLM flight) and have to make connection in 50 min for Toulouse, France (KLM also). Please could you tell me what the procedure is? Do I need to go through passport control and other checks? Would it take long to walk to my connecting flight please? Are there trolleys available on arrival also? Be grateful for any advice.
You just go through passport control. You have just enough time. you don't need a "trolley".
Thank you for your advice. I thought that I would have to go through Security as I was coming from the UK (non -Schengen) going on to France (Schengen) and that would have taken longer. But I am relieved that you say I only need to go through passport control.
Question: If we arrive AMS @ 8:30am and have to collect our luggage and then checking in with Scandinavian Airlines for a separate flight how much time should we allow to make that connection?
Where are you flying into Amsterdam from?
I would want at least 2.5 hours, preferably closer to 3.
Thank you. By any chance do you know the routine? I'm thinking we have to go to baggage which means outside of security. Then, collect our bags and go back through security & find our gate. Is there more we should know/understand?
In June, I'll be taking a trip fro the US to Kenya. I'm not concerned about my layover on the way there, but it's only a 50 minute layover in AMS on the way home. I'm flying KLM airlines from Tanzania (DAR) to AMS then have to catch my Delta flight to Atlanta which departs 50 minutes after my arrival at AMS. Is that enough time? I'll have 1 checked bag and 1 carry on. Am I considered "transit" or do I have to re-check my baggage? This is my first overseas flight, and I'm traveling alone, so I'm a little nervous. Thanks!
You do not have to re-check your bags. You will just go through security and to your departure gate. You have just enough time if the flight from Tanzania is on-time.
I feel like I'm asking essentially what several others have, but I'm curious about where I can expect to go when I arrive from ATL to make my connection to CWL. I arrive at AMS 8:15AM (ostensibly!) and have a 9:30AM departure (both KLM). One checked bag, one carry-on but on a single itinerary. From what I can tell, it seems there are several passport/security stations throughout the airport and I wouldn't have to go back out to the "public" section because my bags are on the same itinerary.
1.25 hours seems like a fairly tight connection but doable, even accounting for the 15 minute-to-departure gate cut-off and potential delay in arrival of ~15 minutes. Am I correct?
You won't go through passport control or security in Amsterdam because you are coming from the US and not entering the Schengen Area. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
I will be arriving from Salt Lake City (Delta flight 56) in AMS at 8:40 am and Delta 9682 (operated by KLM) departs at 9:30 a.m. (50 minutes) The flights are ticketed together from the Delta website. Do I have enough time to make my connection? I will be checking a bag.
That is just enough time if everything goes perfectly. You have to go through Schengen Entry passport control and to your departure gate.
If My flight from MSP comes to AMS and will again be departing to EBB with a 3.5 hr layover at AMS. Will I have to go through customs at AMS? How long will it take me to get to my gate at AMS after I unboard my MSP plane.
All you have to do in Amsterdam on your way to Entebbe is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.