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  • airport transit and visa
    Sep 2, 2013
    3
    hi i am planning to go to gerrmany and going to book a ticket soon. i want to fly from jakarta to stuttgart with KLM, im wondering if i need to take my baggage and re check it during my transit in amsterdam? it says that the airplane from amsterdam to stuttgart is operated by KLM cityhopper flight 1869 i have a visa that says its valid for germany (a long stay vsa type D), is it ok if i transit in amsterdam? Thank you

     

    You will clear Schengen immigration in Amsterdam but your baggage should be transferred automatically. I'm not an expert in Visa laws, but since both Amsterdam and Stuttgart are in Schengen and you have an onward ticket to Germany you should be OK with the visa you have.

     

    hi thanks for the answer,this is my first time flying. which gate do i need to go? is 2 hours enough time to reach the gate from my arrival gate?

     

    You won't know the exact gates until you get to Amsterdam. AMS is made for tight connections. If you get lost or need help KLM will have people there to help.

     

  • connection
    Aug 21, 2013
    1
    hello! I'm flying from Moscow to Rome via Amsterdam by KLM. Connection in Amsterdam 55 minutes. Where usually arrives e departs KLM? If this is one company do I need to get my baggage? Thanks

     

    At AMS, arrivals from a non-Schengen (foreign) country go through passport control, follow signs to 'Baggage Hall' located on the ground level, retrieve bags, & go through customs for security check. If you have nothing to declare, proceed to the Arrivals Hall through the green passage way (this area also has the main exit & train station). Your bags will automatically be transferred to your Rome departure. When transferring to a Schengen (Italy) flight, passengers need to go through ticket control & security check. Your boarding pass and the overhead screens on arrival will tell you at which gate KLM will depart from to Rome. There is only one terminal with Concourses & gates B-C, D, E, F, G-H & M. Walking time fromB to M would take 15 minutes. You should be able to make it on time.

     

  • enough time ?
    Aug 18, 2013
    1
    i'm flying out on 21/08/2013 manchester to ams to Atlanta have only 55 mins for transfer is this long enough thanks .

     

    Arrivals from a non-Schengen country (U.K.): passport will be checked; thereafter, follow signs to 'Baggage Hall' located on the ground level, retrieve your bags, & go through customs for security check. Connecting to a non-Schengen country (U.S.): security check will be at the gate. Schiphol has Piers B-C, D, E, F, G-H & M, and your arrival/departure depends on which airline(s) you take. Note: Arrivals 1 & 2 areas lead up to Departures 1 & 2; and Arrivals 3 & 4 lead up to Departure 3. Departures 1 uses the B, C & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. (Arrivals 1 & 2 and Arrivals 3 & 4 are on opposite sides of the center.). 55 mins transfer time is extremely tight.

     

  • Connecting in Amsterdam for flight to Kiev
    Aug 25, 2013
    1
    I'm flying Delta from us to Amsterdam and will only have 60 min to connect to a flight to Kiev, Ukraine (operated by KLm). Is that enough time? Will the Delta flight from US fly into terminal near the gate for Kiev flight? Do I have to clear security again?

     

    That's a bit tight, but doable. It's doable if, and only if, you are able to check any baggage through from the US to the final destination. (I was able to do this Delta-KLM) It's highly likely you will have to clear a passport control/security checkpoint between planes. Doing this, and retrieving and re-checking baggage would make this transfer nigh impossible. (I recently flew from the USA to Oslo through AMS, and could have made a 1 hour connection...barely. If there is a convenient flight within 1-2 hours after your currently planned Kiev flight, I would suggest at least trying to reschedule for the later flight. If not, hustle to the "Transfer" desk ASAP after getting off in AMS, and hustle, hustle, hustle.

     

  • transfer
    Aug 4, 2013
    2
    flying from Nuremberg Germany through klm then transferring to a Malaysia airline in Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS) with only 1 10 mins to spare. anyone know what process I have to go through and if 1 10 mins is enough. how far is klm (city hopper) gate from the Malaysia airline gate? trying to plan ahead cuz I am travelling with my 7 year old child.

     

    As KLM & Malaysia (MH) airlines belong to different Alliances, make sure that KLM will transfer bags to MH connection. (If not you would have to claim your bags and re-check them in with MH). On arrival, look at overhead screens and find your MH flight number and gate, then simply follow signs to your connecting gate, where you will need to go through security check first. The bow-shaped termnal has B through M gates - walking all the way from B to M would only take 15 mins.

     

    my bags are automatically transferred cuz it says malaysia airlines Operated by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines wow, 15 minutes that is a long walk. thanks for replying.

     

  • LUX, AMSTERDAM, ATL
    Jul 15, 2013
    2
    I am arriving from LUX To AMS with 1 hr 5 min transfer time. Is this sufficient Time to make the flight to ATL?

     

    Your transfer time should suffice.

     

    How was the connection in AMS?

     

  • Alitalia/Delta connection in Amsterdam with only 1 hr 35 min
    Jul 5, 2013
    1
    I am flying from Florence on Alitalia to Amsterdam and then on to NYC/USA on Delta with only 1 hr 35 min between flights. Is that enough time? What do I have to do before going to my departing gate?

     

    Yes, that should be enough time. All you will have to do is go to the gate for your Delta flight where you will go through security.

     

  • ams to ham
    Jul 1, 2013
    1
    I am traveling to hamburg from Washington, D.C. but I have a connecting flight in ams, but only 1 hour. this is my first time flying... will there be enough time? and does anyone know what gates I need to go to? I'm coming on united and switching to Lufthansa in ams... thanks

     

    It will be tough. You will arrive in G and depart from B on the opposite side of the terminal complex. You will go through European immigration as you go from the non-schengen side to the schengen side.

     

  • Connection
    Jun 30, 2013
    3
    I arrive in AMS from Minneapolis in US on Delta and I have 1 hour 40 minutes before my Delta flight to Stavanger Norway...what do I need to do? Also on my return flight from Stavanger on Delta I have to catch a Delta flight to Detroit and am not sure what I have to do once I make it to Amsterdam. Do I need to get my checked bag. I know I have to go through passport check before connection...but what about customs.

     

    As a non-Schengen (foreign) arrival AMS, your passport will be checked upon arrival at, and departure from, Amsterdam Airport. Thereafter follow signs to 'Baggage Hall' located on the ground level, retrieve your bags, & go through customs clearance. If you have nothing to declare, proceed to the Arrivals Hall through the green passage way. As you are connecting to a Schengen country (Norway), proceed through ticket control & security check; ON YOUR RETURN to AMS security check will be at the gate. Note that the transfer desks offer transfer information, and serve as check-in for a connecting flight - or - use of the self-service transfer kiosk. Delta uses most likely Departures / Arrivals 2 (E gates). Your transfer time should suffice.

     

    As a non-Schengen (foreign) arrival at AMS, your passport will be checked upon arrival at, and departure from, Amsterdam Airport. Thereafter follow signs to 'Baggage Hall' located on the ground level, retrieve your bags, & go through customs clearance. If you have nothing to declare, proceed to the Arrivals Hall through the green passage way. As you are connecting to a Schengen country (Norway), proceed through ticket control & security check; ON YOUR RETURN to AMS security check will be at the gate. Delta uses most likely Departures / Arrivals 2 (E gates). Your transfer time should suffice.

     

    Well, your AMS-Stavanger and Stavanger-AMS flights are operated by KLM, not Delta. In Amsterdam you will not have to do anything with your bag. You will just go through Schengen immigration on the way to Stavanger and on the way back you will just have to go through security at your gate before your Detroit flight.

     

  • Baggage Depot
    Jun 29, 2013
    1
    Where is the baggage depot located in AMS airport?

     

    If you mean the 'Baggage Claim'- it's on the Arrivals level across from P1 parking garage.

     

  • Rome-Amsterdam-Portland connection
    Jun 14, 2013
    2
    I'm flying in from Rome with KLM and then to Portland also with KLM (operated by Delta). The transfer time is 1:25. Is this time enough? I have non-EU passport. What is the transfer procedure? Should I collect my luggage, check-in, go to security and passport check, or should I go directly to the gate?

     

    I'm pretty sure you can go directly to the gate in Amsterdam, where there will be security checks.

     

    Yes at AMS you are a 'Schengen' arrival - & can proceed right on to your Delta flight, where you will go through security check at the gate. NOTE: Arrivals 1 & 2 areas lead up to Departures 1 & 2; and Arrivals 3 & 4 lead up to Departure 3. Departures 1 uses the B, C & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. (Arrivals 1 & 2 and Arrivals 3 & 4 are on opposite sides of the center.)

     

  • Connection Question
    Jun 13, 2013
    1
    We are flying in on Delta from Seattle on July 22nd. We will be transfering to a KLM Cityhopper flight to Tronheim, Norway. We have 1 hour 20 minutes to make the connection. I under we have to pickup our bags and go the passport control and customs. Then recheck them with KLM. What Terminal do the Cityhoppers fly out of (so I get find it on your map). We don't want to miss our flight. Is this really enough time to get through the system? It sounds like it is well organized.

     

    Delta & KLM belong both to the Skyteam Alliance - your bags will be transferred automatically to your Trondheim flight. Look at overhead screens to find your connecting flight & gate number. Gate-to-Gate transfers: B & C gates are at the very right end of the bow-shaped terminal; north of it are the C gates arranged in a Y-shape; around the bend are the E gates, followed in the center by the F gates; right thereafter is entry to the G, H & M gates (G gates are to the right, H & M gates to the left). Walking time from the entry of B or C gates all the way over to the entry of G, H or M gates would take about 15 mins. Walking to the end of B gates takes 15 mins; for the C gates 7 mins; for the D gates 8 mins; for the E gates 1 min; for the F gates in the Center 2 mins; for the G gates 5 mins; and for the H & M gates 7 mins.

     

  • Meeting before passing the customs
    Jun 4, 2013
    1
    My family and me plan to meet at the airport arrival section before passing the customs (they don't speak much English and I would like to help for passing the customs). I'll be departing from Toronto Canada and their transfer flight is from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Will we be arriving at the same arrival area? If not, if it's possible to meet before passing the customs together? Thanks!!

     

    All arriving passengers at Schiphol Airport need to follow signs for 'Baggage Hall' & 'Arrivals Hall'. Passengers with a 'non-Schengen' passport (issued by countries not belonging to the European 'Schengen' alliance) go through non-Schengen passport control; all passengers need to poceed to the baggage belts in the baggage hall (ground level), claim their bags & go through Customs for security check. If you have nothing to declare proceed to the arrivals hall through the green passageway. Your family will simply follow internationally recognizable signs. The Arrivals Hall has an Information counter - best place to meet up. P.S. Give each other the flight number and approximate arrivals time, so you all can monitor the overhead screens. (Schiphol has one large terminal, with Concourses B-C, D, E, F, G-H & M and corresponding gates.

     

  • Transportation after 23:00 to city cente
    Jun 1, 2013
    1
    I will be arriving from Vienna in Amsterdam at 2200. What transportation options will I have at that late hour?

     

    For transport options (with day & night time service) open http://www.schiphol.nl/Travellers/ToFromSchiphol.htm

     

  • 3 hr layover
    May 28, 2013
    1
    I fly in on KLM from US, connecting flight to Istanbul on KLM. Will I have to change terminals? Also if I buy food or shop, do I have to exchange funds to Euro's or can I use US currency?

     

    AMS has one large terminal. As a 'non-Schengen' (foreign) arrival at AMS you need to go through non-Schengen passport control; all passengers need to poceed to the baggage belts in the baggage hall (ground level), claim their bags & go through Customs for security check. If you have nothing to declare proceed to the arrivals hall through the green passageway. In the Arrivals Hall are several catering establishments. (I presume that shops/restaurants accept US currency). The departures level has restaurants & shops in the secured areas and leads to Concourses B-C, D, E, F, G, & H/M (C & B gates are connected, H & M gates are on opposite side of the concourse.)

     





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