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    Sep 1, 2015
    Hi, I am looking at a flight with a 1hr 5min layover flying from Atlanta through AMS to Prague. Is that long enough to make it through customs and connect? Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time. You technically don't go through customs, you go through passport control.


  • Atlanta Amsterdam Rome
    Aug 31, 2015
    We Arrive from Atlanta with 55 minutes to connect for Rome. Is that enough time?


    Barely if your flight from Atlanta is on-time and you hurry.


  • DUB - AMS - BOS
    Sep 1, 2015
    Hello, Plan on arriving in AMS at 0840 from DUB via Aer Lingus. Connecting on Delta to BOS for a 1035 departure. Is that adequate time and do I need to collect my baggage upon arriving in AMS?


    That should be enough time, barely. If you purchased two separate tickets you will have to claim and re-check your bags in Amsterdam.


    Thank you for the good information. I work for Delta and will be on standby. Just weighing my options at this point.


    If you work for delta you should know that you can never interline bags when flying standby mixed own company/OA itineraries, even on alliance partners. When non-revving you should actually try to never check a bag since it just becomes a hassle if last minute changes of routing are necessary.


  • Sao Paulo to Instanbul
    Aug 30, 2015
    Hi! I have a KLM flight arriving in Amsterdam at 11:50am and a Turkish Airlines flight departing to Istanbul 1 hour and 5 minutes later.


    Will I have enough time? That you!


    If they were booked on the same reservation you can make it. If not it is probably impossible.


  • KLM connection in Amsterdam
    Aug 30, 2015
    I am flying from SFO to Rome on KLM with a 1 hour 50 min layover in Amsterdam. My return flight is on KLM from Budapest to SFO with a 1 hour 35 minute layover in Amsterdam. Is this enough time? Does anyone know if we would have to go through customs in Amsterdam and have our luggage go through security check? Thanks!


    That is enough time. On your way to Rome you will go through Schengen passport control in Amsterdam and on your way to the US You will go through Schengen exit passport control and security in Amsterdam. Neither way will you have to do anything with your checked luggage in Amsterdam.


    Aug 30, 2015
    I am flying from YEG to AMS on KLM arriving at 10:45 then connecting to Easy Jet to Milan departing at 13:40. Will I have enough time to connect? I have checked luggage.


    That should be enough time if the first flight is on-time. You will have to transfer your bags yourself between KLM and Easyjet.


    Thank you! Fingers crossed!


  • YEG-AMS-AGP (security at AMS?)
    Aug 25, 2015
    Family and I will be flying from Edmonton (Canada) to Malaga (Spain) via Amsterdam. With the new security measures, do we have to go through security during our transit to Malaga? Thank you


    There are no new security measures affecting connecting flights from Canada to the Schengen Area. You just have to go through Schengen passport control in Amsterdam.


  • 2 Hour Layoverwith different airlines
    Aug 24, 2015
    I am flying in to Amsterdam on Icelandair and I am departing 2 hours later on KLM to Kuwait. I have 3 bags checked luggage and I was told I will need to pick them up and recheck them in Amsterdam as the two airlines I'm flying with don't share funds. Will 2 hours be enough time for this? Also, will I need to go through immigration and such or is there a more efficient way, such as a bag drop area. What I'm most concerned about is making the bag drop in time, under the hour cutoff time. I am already checked in and have printed off my passes so that's looked after. Please advise me on the above.


    You will not go through passport control on arrival as Iceland and the Netherlands are both in the Schengen Area. You will proceed to the baggage claim, get your bags then take them to the KLM check-in desk, then go through Schengen Exit passport control and security.


  • Canada to South Africa with connection in Amsterdam
    Aug 20, 2015
    We are flying from Canada to South Africa. We have to stop for 1 hour and 50 minutes in Amsterdam before catching our next flight. Do we have to go through customs in Amsterdam or we will fine as we are only transiting? Thank you.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You will not have to go through passport control in Amsterdam as you are not entering the Schengen area.


  • Transfer time
    Aug 20, 2015
    i am coming from Aberdeen with 1 hr 25 mins until flight to Boston USA. Is that enough time.


    Yes, that should be enough time. You won't go through passport control in AMS as you are not entering the Schengen area.


  • separate itineraries, 1 hour time. Can I make it?
    Aug 20, 2015
    I am arriving on Delta from PDX->AMS at 8:50am. I want to catch another flight from AMS->HEL at 9:55am, which is KLM. Is 1hr 05min enough time to make the second flight? They are on separate itineraries. Will not having any checkin bag help?


    Please don't ask the same question twice.


    Thanks for the response on the other forum. (Apologies for duplicated questions - was not sure which forum was the right one to ask at).


  • Arriving from Atlanta w 55 minutes to connect Flt to Vienna.
    Aug 19, 2015
    I have read other posts and I conclude we will need to go through Schengen passport control. Will we have enough time to board Delta/KLM flight to Vienna? Will the 6 a.m. arrival be a positive (fewer travelers)?


    Yes, a 6 AM arrival will help. You should barely have enough time if things go smoothly.


  • 55 minute layover
    Aug 15, 2015
    I am traveling from San Francisco to Spain with a 55 minute layover in Amsterdam. Will I have to go through customs in Amsterdam and will this be enough time to make my flight to Spain?


    You will go through Schengen Passport control in Amsterdam. You should have barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • 40 min connection
    Aug 14, 2015
    We're flying from Heathrow to Marseilles via Amsterdam with only 40 mins connection time. Both flights are with KLM. Is this long enough? (Flights were booked for us by tour operator). Can we check baggage at Heathrow right through to Marseilles? Will we have to go through passport control at Schiphol? We have the same situation returning from Athens to Heathrow via Amsterdam.


    Yes, your baggage will be checked through to Marseilles. Yes, you will go through Schengen passport control in Amsterdam. 40 minutes is possible, but will be difficult.


  • Change aircraft
    Aug 10, 2015
    I am a Filipino Passport holder with a valid visa going to Canada. I will be stayong at Amsterdam-Schiphol for 6 hours to change craft. My question is , do I need to secure transit visa? Thank you.


    Yes, you need an Netherlands airport transit visa.


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