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  • Transfer from International to Domestic
    Feb 9, 2017
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    I am arriving at Schipol from US on United. Have to then get to KLM commuter to Bergen. Is there an easy way to get from international arrival to domestic outbound? Do I have to collect luggage and recheck ? I have 2.5 hrs to do this but don't know how. Thanks

     

    You will have to go through Schengen Entry Passport control, claim your bags, re-check them with KLM, and go through security. You have just enough time.

     

    Thanks ! Do I have to take ground transport to get to domestic terminal? Like a shuttle ? Do you know if it it is well marked ? I am stressed !!!

     

  • Icelandair to KLM
    Feb 8, 2017
    2
    Flying from Canada to Iceland. Staying 3days in Iceland. Then flying Icelandair to AMS arriving at 12:40. Taking flight on KLM at 4:20.is this enough time with checked baggage? Do I have to get my baggage.? Two separate bookings.

     

    Forgot to mention flying to Prague from AMS.

     

    Yes, that is enough time. Yes, you will have to transfer your bags yourself between airlines.

     

  • Salt Lake City to Berlin via AMS
    Feb 8, 2017
    2
    Delta flight from Salt Lake City to Amsterdam with a 75 minute layover between the next flight to Berlin. Is there sufficient time and any idea which concourse the connecting flight departs from? Looks like I'm arriving at Concourse D43. I presume that I will need to go through passport control, but what about security?

     

    I have a similar question -- If we are flying KLM (via Delta booking) from ATL to AMS and catching a connection to CPH, it appears we will need to go through passport control? Does that entail retrieving checked bags and rechecking them? We are a family of 5, so that will be a hassle and would not want to set a connection that rushes it. Thanks.

     

    You don't have to do anything with your bags. You both should have enough time.

     

  • Athens to AMS to Salt Lake City
    Feb 3, 2017
    0
    First time flying in Europe and traveling with my 10 year old. Thinking of booking my flight home from Athens through AMS to Salt Lake City with a 1.5 hour layover in AMS. Wondering about the procedure and if this is enough time in AMS. Flying Delta. Thanks for any help you can provide.

     

  • Worried - not flown for 40 years. Just 50min to make transfer.
    Feb 11, 2017
    2
    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.

     

  • time allowance for airline carrier change including luggage
    Feb 2, 2017
    4
    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?

     

    USA

     

    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?

     

  • 50 minute connection
    Feb 2, 2017
    1
    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.

     

  • ATL-AMS-CWL
    Feb 2, 2017
    1
    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.

     

  • AMSTERDAM TO BUCHAREST 50 MINUTE CONNECTION
    Feb 2, 2017
    1
    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.

     

  • 3 hour layoveR
    Feb 1, 2017
    6
    Good afternoon, I get to AMS at 18:00 from México, and have to take another flight to Athens at 20:55, will it be enough time to make the connection? This are two different bookings and will have to pick up baggage and make check in again. Hope you can help. Many thanks

     

    Are both flights on KLM? If not which airline are you flying to Athens?

     

    Hello ZAP! Thanks for your quick response. Flight from MEX to AMS is Aeromexico, and flight from AMS to ATH is KLM

     

    That should be enough time. You can show your KLM confirmation to the agent in Mexico and ask them to check your bags through to Athens. They should because Aeromexico and KLM are alliance partners.

     

    I didn´t know you could do that. Will definitely do it. Thank you so much for the response. It has been very helpful. Have an awesome day!

     

    could you give an update on this kind of flight if you managed to check through the baggage successfully to the final destination? thank you!

     

    Would love to, but my flight does't depart until July, so maybe someone else can give you advise. Have a treat day! :)

     

  • Short connection KLM from FLR to Delta flight to BOS
    Jan 24, 2017
    1
    Is 1 hr 10 mins enough to transfer from a flight from Italy to flight to US? No customs or immigration stops in AMS from Italy, correct?

     

    You will go through Schengen Exit Passport control and US Security questions in Amsterdam, but you should have enough time.

     

  • Customs
    Jan 23, 2017
    1
    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.

     

  • security with AMS connection
    Jan 23, 2017
    1
    Arriving from the USA on United (terminal G) and connecting to Austrian (terminal B). Is there security in addition to immigration? How long does it normally take at 0830? No checked bags. Many Thanks

     

    Those are concourses, not terminals. Amsterdam only has one terminal. You do not have to go through security. If you have 55 minutes you should be OK.

     

  • time between flights
    Jan 22, 2017
    1
    Iarrive at schipol at 0825hrs on 13/08/17 with klm from Edinburgh,I fly out at 0955hrs with klm to rome will I have enough time to go from plane to plane

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. You just have to go through Schengen entry passport control and to your departure gate.

     

  • Help - will I have enough time to connect?
    Jan 21, 2017
    6
    Hi - We will be traveling to AMS from Seattle on Delta. We arrive at 1:00pm. I would like to book a flight on KLM to Venice at 2:25pm. Would we have enough time to make that connection? Carry on luggage. Arriving business class, so first off the plane. Thank you!

     

    With carry-ons only, yes, I think you can make that.

     

    Thank you for your quick response. You think that is enough time even if they are separate reservations?

     

    Yes, you will be able to check in for your Venice flight online or at the KLM transfer desk.

     

    Thank you! Appreciate your insight!!

     

    Similar situation but about 2 hrs difference with check in luggage...will it be possible?

     

    Ditto, if it's two separate reservations and you have to transfer your bags yourself, that will be difficult.

     

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