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  • 1 hour 40 min between flights
    Jun 20, 2015
    Will be connecting flights, Air France from Jordan to Delta flight back to USA. I have 1 hr,40 min. Is that enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will just have to go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Is a 1 hour 5 minute connection time enough?
    Jun 17, 2015
    Under one ticket, I would arrive at AMS on a KLM flght from the USA and have 1:05 to connect to another KLM flight going to Moscow. (Bonus points if anyone can answer the same question about arriving on an Air France flight arriving from Kiev at Paris CDG and catching another Air France flight 1:05 later, on the same ticket, bound for the USA). Thanks!


    In AMS, that should be no problem, You'll just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate since you won't be entering the Schengen Area. In CDG it will be a little harder but should still be possible. It's the same process but CDG Terminal 2 is a much bigger facility than all of AMS.


    Thank you!


  • Connecting from Peru to Ireland through Schiphol
    Jun 12, 2015
    Hello, I´ll be flying from Lima, Peru to Dublin, Ireland, on July 1st. I heard the transfer process is easy between Non-Schengen countries (Peru and Ireland in my case). My layover at Schiphol is 1 hour, and I know they have recently switched to centralized security. Both flights are operated by KLM (Lima-Amsterdam) and Aer Lingus (Amsterdam-Dublin, on behalf of KLM). I wonder if I need to pass through security while on transfer, since I´m assuming Peru is not on line with EU´s stringent security procedures.


    Yes, I think you will have to go through security but I think you will still have enough time.


    Hello and good morning, Thank you so much for your answer. Best regards,


    Jun 7, 2015
    I have a 1hr 25 min layover in AMS. Do I check in a kiosk before or after Schengen Passport Control? How long does security usually take? This week there has been flight delays from MSP which concern me.


    Your rote doesn't make sense (WAS is the code for all Washington, DC airports). Where are you flying to from AMS?


    Perhaps you are going to Warsaw - the code for Warsaw is WAW. If so you should have enough time for your transfer.


  • DTW > AMS > LIS
    Jun 7, 2015
    Hi! I'm flying from Detroit, MI (DTW) through AMS to Lisbon, Portugal (LIS). The layover time is 50min. What kind of security will I have to go through at AMS? Will I need to pick up and re-check bags? Will 50mins be enough time? Thanks!


    You will have to go through Schengen Passport control and security. You will not have to do anything with your bags. You should have enough time if your flight from Detroit is on-time.


    Not true anymore. If you arrive from DTW you can just go straight through passport control to your gate. There is no more security.


  • 8 hr transfer between different airlines on different tickets
    Jun 2, 2015
    My husband is flying a round trip AMS to LIS on TAP for business, arriving around midnight. He has purchased a round trip AMS to IAD on United at noon the next day. Both are Star Alliance, but they are different tickets and itineraries. He is a US citizens, but lives in the Netherlands and has a residency card. Rather than leave the airport and take a cab home, then turn around 6 hours later for a cab back, he wants to stay at the Mercure hotel in the airport terminal, which we understand is "beyond" passport control and, after 3 June, "beyond" security. Unfortunately, he needs to check a bag on each of these flights. He believes that he will be able to exit passport control and collect his bag from the TAP and then turn around and "check-in his bag with United and re-enter passport control with his United boarding pass. Is this possible to do, or should he just find a different hotel?


    No, he will not be able to re-check his bag until the United counter opens on the day of his flight between 8 and 9 AM. He will have to find another hotel.


  • 2 hours connection time at AMS.Is it possible?
    May 27, 2015
    Hello IFly experts I fly from Geneva to AMS by KLM and take a flight at AMS to Minneapolis. Ticket issued by Air France website GVA- AMS-MSP all in one itinerary / ticket. Would be grateful if someone tell me whether 2 hours of connection time is enough to catch a flight at AMS? Thank you very much! Best regards Emphilan


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • GVA-AMS-MSP : 1h35 or 2h05 or 4h15 layover,pls suggest
    May 28, 2015
    Dear All / IFly Experts / AMS Experts I would like to reserve a flight from Geneva to Minneapolis. I found some possibilities as follows: 1. GVA to AMS KLM Connecting time 1h35 AMS to MSP Delta 2. Same as above but with 2h05 minutes connection time 3. Same as above but with 4h 15 minutes connection time. 4. GVA- Paris CDG (Air France) Connection time in Paris CDG 2h05 minutes Paris CDG - MSP by Delta 5. Same as above but with a 4h05 connection time at Paris 6. Same as above but with a 1h35 minutes connection time at Paris I do not have any idea whether these shorter connection times like 1h35 minutes and 2h05 minutes are feasible or stressful. It would be really helpful if you suggest me is it any good if I book with 2h05 connection times at either Paris (Air France) or AMS (KLM)


    any of those should work. required connection times at AMS are shorter than CDG because it is a shorter airport and was built from the ground up for connections. I would suggest going through AMS.


    Hi ZAP I really appreicate your reply and your advice to go through AMS. Thank you. Could you please tell me about connection times, as it stresses me a lot. You replied even to my other post saying it would be fine with 2h05minutes connection time at AMS but just I insist your advice on this because from AMS to MSP i have Delta and not KLM. The complete ticket I buy with KLM. So my question is, is that KLM's responsability to see that I take the Delta flight to MSP at AMS even with shorter connection times? Another question, will I need to go through immigration and customs once again? Thank you a lot and wish to receive your reply so that I can proceed to buy the tickets. Best regards Emphilan


    Delta and KLM are very close partners. They in fact share staff in Amsterdam. If there's a problem in Amsterdam they won't be throwing you back and forth between them. You will have to go through Schengen exit Passport control before you board your MSP flight, but that's a formality that just takes a few seconds.


  • (KLM): LAX to AMS to BCN, will we make it?
    May 27, 2015
    Booked online with KLM, LAX to Barcelona with a 65 minute transfer in AMS. Called KLM and they said no problem making it in time as we'll clear Customs in Barcelona. Is this true? If not should we re-book? This will be from 9-10:05 am Sunday.


    You will clear CUSTOMS in Barcelona, but you will go through Schengen Passport Control in Amsterdam. However, you should have plenty of time as Amsterdam is built to handle tight connections like this.


    Thanks for the quick reply. From the flight history it looks like it's consistently on schedule so we'll hope for the best.


  • Copenhagen - AMS - Seattle
    May 25, 2015
    Hello Me and my wife will leave CPH at 11.50 in a KLM 737-800. In Schiphol we have 1.15 to make it to a Delta 767-400 that will take us to Seattle. We're flying Business which will save us time getting off the plane early. What kind of security checks do we have and how long of a walk between the flights? Thanks


    All you have to do is go through Schengen exit passport control and walk to your departure gate. You have plenty of time.


  • US Airways-EasyJet w/45 min.
    May 23, 2015
    We only have 45 min. to get from our US Airways flight to our Easy Jet flight to Stansted. We will only have backpacks(no checked luggage). Will we have to exit through customs and then go through security again? Originally had 1.5 hours, but both flights changed their times. Thanks!


    Where are you connecting?


    Minneapolis to AMS and then connecting to Easy Jet at AMS to go to Stansted.


    Without checked bags if you check in for your easyJet flight online there's a chance. Although it's verging on impossible.


  • JFK (USA) to AMS to Istanbul (Ataturk)
    May 15, 2015
    I am traveling with 2 seniors and will have a 95 minute layover in Amsterdam on the way to Istanbul. Is that enough time, will we need to recheck our bags? Flight will be Delta to AMS and KLM to Istanbul.


    All you will have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate and go through security. You should have plenty of time.


  • US to AMS then on to Stansted, UK
    May 11, 2015
    Hi, I want to go from the US to Stansted in England, but since there's no direct flight anymore after 9/11, I need to go to AMS then buy a separate ticket to Stansted. Will I need to go through customs if I'm not leaving the airport except on another plane, and if so, how much time should I allow? thanks!


    If you check a bag you will have to go through passport control to claim your baggage and re-check it in Amsterdam. If you only bring a carryon and check-in online for your flight to Stansted then you can just go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • ATL to AMS to BRU (can I skip BRU and stay in AMS)?
    Apr 28, 2015
    Looking to book a flight from ATL to AMS. Airfare is $400 cheaper if I book a flight to BRU that connects in AMS (ATL to AMS to BRU). Is it OK for me to just skip my connecting flight and stay in AMS? Do I collect my bags in AMS or would they be automatically routed to the next plane? Will passport control give me any hassle?


    Your bags will be checked through to BRU. You will have to take the flight to BRU unless you don't particularly care about your baggage.


  • 50 min?
    Apr 26, 2015
    50 min enough time? VCE - AMS - SEA. Initial flight KLM, then Delta. Exit passport control and security? Will construction be done by July 24, 2015?


    That should be enough time.


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