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  • layover time
    Feb 8, 2015
    I am considering a flight on Delta from Barcelona to Seattle with a 1 hour layover in Amsterdam. Is 1 hour enough time? Both flights are on Delta and our luggage will be checked through to Seattle from Barcelona.


    Yes, 1 hour should be enough time. You will have to go through Schengen exit passport control and security but AMS is a very efficient airport.


  • JFK terminal 4
    Feb 3, 2015
    Can you please tell me the average time to pass through immigration (international traveller) and do a baggage transfer with a Delta flight arriving 1pm. The ongoing flight is also with Delta out of terminal 4. Thank you


    Minimum connection time is 90 minutes but I would prefer to have 2 hours.


  • Short Time Connection
    Feb 3, 2015
    Hello Im flying from Helsinki back to Rio with a 1:50 hour connection at Schiphol, and I have no idea of which piers I have to get in, is it enough to go through the immigration line, security control and not lose my flight? *sorry for the english Thanks in advance!


    You will have plenty of time.


  • Enough time at AMS?
    Jan 28, 2015
    Hi! I am flying from Detroit to Athens, with a 2-hour layover at AMS. All flights are Delta. Is two hours enough layover time? I understand I have to go through Passport Control to enter the Schengen Pier of the terminal, but I don't believe I will have to re-check my bags.


    You have the process correct. You should have plenty of time.


  • connecting flight
    Jan 27, 2015
    I am flying from birmingham uk to Amsterdam for connecting flight to bali. I have 1hr 5 - will that be enought time? do I need to go through additional security?


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


  • Bucharest to ams to jfk on klm
    Jan 23, 2015
    Bucharest(-a non schengen member)_AMS -to JFK all on KLM will I have to pick up baggage go thru customs --recheck luggage ---go thru security and get to gate I have 1 hour and 30 minutes between transfer flights What concourse will I arrive in and which will I depart from? Thank you in advance


    No, you do not have to do anything with your baggage or even immigration. Since you will not be entering the Schengen area, all you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and go through security. You have enough time.


  • passport/immigration control
    Jan 23, 2015
    Flying PDX-AMS-PRG (3.5 hours overlay) Do I go through passport/immigration control in AMS or at final destination in PRG only? Thank you!


    Yes, since you are entering the Schengen Area as both Amsterdam and Prague are within its borders, you will go through Schengen passport control in Amsterdam when you enter the Schengen pier of the terminal. You have plenty of time to make your connection.


  • Connecting at schiphol
    Jan 22, 2015
    Hi, i am connecting to istanbul from jakarta via amsterdam. 2 hours. I am indonesian citizen. Do i require transit visa. For both flights i am using klm. Tks


    You will have to ask the Dutch embassy or consulate.


  • Vancouver to Rome via Schipol - short connection time
    Jan 19, 2015
    Could anyone tell me if, as a Canadian flying to Rome via Amsterdam, we have to collect our bags and go through airport security? There is a flight available with a 1 hour 15 minute connection. I think it's doable but only if I don't get stuck collecting my bags and waiting in line. Thanks so much!


    You will not have to claim your bags. You will just go through Schengen Passport control as you enter the Schengen wing of the terminal for your Rome flight. Lines are usually short. You should have enough time.


  • Layover 1 hr 40 minutes - enough time to change flights?
    Jan 18, 2015
    Flying Delta / KLM from DTW to AMS, where we transfer to Delta/KLM flight to EBB. is 1 hr 40 minutes enough time? Are we required to claim and recheck bags?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. Since you are not entering the Schengen area you only have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and go through security.


  • layover time
    Jan 18, 2015
    Hi, i have a lfight flying from cork to Amsterdam and onto Rio. Is 1hr 45 minutes enough time for the connection time?


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


  • Atlanta to Mumbai, India Connection Time
    Jan 15, 2015
    Next month I am flying from Atlanta on Delta 72 arriving at Schiphol at 8:15 a.m. I have a connecting flight on Delta 446 to Mumbai departing at 9:15 a.m. Are these flights in the same terminal? Do I have sufficient time to make this connection?


    Amsterdam only has one terminal. 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 query - planes not in same alliance
    Jan 12, 2015
    Hi I plan to fly Singapore Airlines from Australia to AMS, and then get a flight (which is not in the Singapore Airlines alliance) to Cardiff, UK. Will I need to go through AMS customs, collect my bag from the carousel and check in again for my Cardiff flight?


    It depends who is operating your AMS-CWL flight. If both airlines have an interline bag agreement and the agent in Australia is willing to tag your bag through to Cardiff, you can just go from your arrival gate, get your boarding pass at the transfer desk, and then go through security at the departure gate. Otherwise, yes, you will have to go through schengen passport control, claim your bags, take them to the KLM counter, go back through schengen exit passport control and security.


  • 1.30h for changing from klm to ua, is that enough time?
    Jan 12, 2015
    I am flying from Humberside to schipol on klm and from there to Huston on united, in between flights I have 1.30h, will this be enough time to check in? I have only hand baggage.


    That should be enough time. Since you don't have checked luggage you should be able to get your United boarding pass at the transfer desk without having to exit the secure area.


    will this be ok even if I bought the tickets separate? thank you


    Yes, like I said, you should be able to get your United boarding pass at the United Transfer desk.


  • Transit - KLM & Iceland Air ?
    Jan 10, 2015
    I'm flying in via KLM from Africa and aim to take Icelandair to Canada the next day. I have small kids and thus prefer to stay at a hotel in Transit zone (like Mercure) and rest for a day. I have a visa for my destination (Canada) and so ordinarily wont require a transit visa.... Would I be able to pick our baggage, lodge and check in to next flight, all within the transit zone of the airport?


    You can't pickup your baggage. So pack some clothes for your overnight in your carry on.


    Ok. But would KLM transfer my baggage to Icelandair considering that they are totally different flights / tickets ?


    You should have mentioned you purchased two separate tickets. You will have to exit the transit zone to get your baggage and therefore will need a transit visa. Buying separate tickets as you did means you need a transit visa.


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