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    Mar 18, 2015
    Flight lands in AMS from Cardiff and we have 55mins stopover to get to the gate for the flight to Tel Aviv - Is this enough?


    Yes, that should be enough time. Since you will not be entering the Schengen Area you will not have to go through passport control, just security at your departure gate.


  • Connection time
    Mar 17, 2015
    EWR-AMS-OTP (delta, KLM) is 1 hour 40 minutes long enough connection? I have 2 children under 5


    Yes, that should be enough time. Since you will not be entering the Schengen Area you will not have to go through passport control - just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate and go through security.


  • transfer procedure
    Mar 16, 2015
    We will be traveling from ORD to AMS on Delta Airlines. From Ams we will travel on KLM to CPT. We will have just carry on luggage. There is an hour and 50 min transfer time. We are traveling standby on ID90 tickets. Where do we check in with KLM for our CPT flight. do we need to go thru passport control and customs? Thank you


    Delta does not fly ORD-AMS. That flight is operated by KLM. You will not have to go through schegen passport control in Amsterdam. The KLM agent in Chicago should be able to check you in for both segments and issue you a DM card for the AMS-CPT flight. If they can't you will have to see the transfer desk at AMS to make sure you are on the active standby list for the AMS-CPT flight.


    Thank you for the reply. I made a mistake though, we fly UAL from ORD to AMS. I might check with the KLM counter in ORD re the AMS to CPT segment.


    Unless you have a lot of time to spend in Chicago, don't bother going to the KLM desk at ORD. They probably won't help you. Just go to the KLM transfer desk in AMS once you arrive.


  • Schenghen visa issues
    Mar 16, 2015
    I'm travelling on delta to US and I'll have lay over at Schiphol for 2hr 5m, will I need a Schengen visa for this?


    What country are you a citizen of? Where are you flying from? Were both of your tickets purchased together?


    It's a round trip; I will be travelling from US to Accra in Ghana with Delta airlines of which I will buy the ticket at a go on the delta website. My departure route to Accra from US is a straight flight through JFK so there's no problem with that. However, on my return from Accra back to US, the delta flight will take me through Schiphol where I will have lay over for 2hrs 5m and take the next delta flight to US. I'm a Ghanaian citizen and the US visa is the visa I have


    If you are a US permanent resident then you don't need a Schengen Transit Visa.


    Thanks Zap but I think when you have a valid US visa and you're transiting at Schiphol to a non- Schenghen country, you're exempted from taking an airport transit visa. I read this information at the Schenghen website:


  • Do i need a Schengen Visa
    Mar 15, 2015
    I am flying from Calgary to Cairo. i have 2 layovers. one 1:15 layover in AMS then another 4 hours one in Paris. Do i need a Schengen visa? in other words is the flight between AMS and PAris considered a domestic flight? My airlines is AF. I am an egyptian citizen with PR status in canada. Thanks!


    From what I can tell if you were not making two stops within Schengen, your Canadian Permanent Residency would have exempted you from needing an Airport Transit Visa. However, since you are flying a flight between two points in Schengen you need a regular Transit Visa, which your Canadian Permanent Resident status does not exempt you from requiring.


  • AMS to BOM connection on Delta
    Mar 12, 2015
    I have two separate tickets YYC-AMS is the first leg on KLM and then AMS- BOM , on Delta , only have 1 hr and 20 mins between the connection in AMS , will I be able to claim and recheckin with Delta within that time frame , planning on checking in online with Delta.? Thanks!


    You probably won't be able to check-in online, but you can show your Delta confirmation to the agent in Calgary to get your bags checked through to Mumbai and then in Amsterdam get your boarding pass from the Delta transfer desk. If you can do that, you'll have enough time.


    Thanks Zap , I'm travelling standby on myidtravel and was told they can't check my baggage through , hopefully KLM can do that for me in YYC , but if I can get someone at the Delta counter in YYC to check me in , will there be enough time to collect my bags and drop them off at Delta in AMS ? Apprciate your help!


    No, you'll be after the bag cutoff in AMS. When traveling standby you probably shouldn't ever check a bag.


  • UK - Amsterdam - San Fran
    Mar 9, 2015
    Will a 1hr 15 min transfer time to sufficient to catch our connecting flight all booked with KLM? Many thanks.


    Yes, that should be enough time. Since you will not be entering the Schengen Area you will just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate and go through security.


  • Customs clearance if flying from USA on KLM to AMS then JRO
    Mar 8, 2015
    I have only 75 minute layover in AMS upon arrival from USA on KLM. Will I have time to collect luggage and go through customs before flight out to JRO? Will I have time to do this?


    You don't have to go through Customs or claim your baggage in Amsterdam. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate and go through security. You should have enough time.


  • Transfer time at AMS
    Mar 8, 2015
    Arriving from LAX and have about 75 minutes to transfer to Kilimanjaro (JRO) flight. Anyone know how far? No immigration, etc. required, correct? Thanks.


    Right, you do not have to go through passport control, but you will have to go through security at your gate. You should have enough time.


  • New to Schengen, non-Schengen, Can you help?
    Mar 4, 2015
    In March will arrive from TPE to connect to BEG, and my return is from BEG to connect to IAD. Need I collect luggage to recheck in addition to passport control, security etc. both ways? Thank you!


    Assuming each of your connections in AMS were purchased together (ie TPE-AMS-BEG is on one ticket and BEG-AMS-IAD is on one ticket), You will not have to collect your baggage in AMS on any connection. Since you will not be entering the Schengen Area on any of these flights either, you will not have to go through passport control. You will just go through security.


  • Transittime
    Mar 3, 2015
    Hi, I will be transiting AMS from Oslo to Atlanta, US with 55 mins. Will this be time enough?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will go through Schengen exit passport control but AMS is built for short connections.


  • Short layover time
    Feb 27, 2015
    In May, I am flying from Boston on Delta to Cologne via Amsterdam. My layover is only 50 minutes. Do I have to go thru passport control or do I proceed immediately to my gate? I am not checking luggage.


    Yes, you will have to go through passport control and security. This connection is still possible if your first flight is on-time but leaves very little time to spare if there is a delay.


  • Passport check before non-Schengen gates D
    Feb 27, 2015
    I will have to transfer from a non-Schengen flight (gates H) to a flight to Bucharest in a non-Schengen gate D27. I read there is a passport control before D gates, but can't find if it is also in the way to the downstairs non-Schengen D gates. Will I have to wait at the passport control for these gates? Thanks.


  • connection time
    Feb 25, 2015
    In june we will be flying from Minneapolis to Venice with change at AMS with only 55 minutes. We think that is too close for the connection. Is luggage checked clear through from MSP to Venice. Is 55 minutes calling it too close?


    Yes, you won't have to claim your baggage in AMS. You should have enough time. AMS is made for close connections.


  • 1h 15m Layover
    Feb 25, 2015
    Hello, I'm flying from Naples, IT to AMS and then on to the USA. Is a 1h 15m layover enough time? Will we need to claim and recheck bags? Thank you!


    All you have to do is go through Schengen Exit passport control, walk to your departure gate, and go through security. Nothing with your bags. You should have enough time.


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