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  • is 50 min connection time enough
    May 20, 2013
    1
    I am flying from MSP to AMS (Delta600) and need to connect flight to DEL (India) (Delta9574). Due to flight delay I only have 50 min layover, is it enough time?

     

    On arrival at AMS you need to go through non-Schengen passport control; poceed to the baggage belts in the baggage hall (ground level), claim bags & go through Customs & re-check-in bags where indicated. Then proceed to your connecting gate. 50 minutes is extremely tight, but doable if you familiarize yourself with AMS layout & transfer. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/ams then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • Sufficient Transfer Time
    May 19, 2013
    1
    I`m arriving with KLM from Angola on Sunday morning at 04:45am and leaving for Glasgow, Scotland also with KLM at 07:15am. I have trouble walking fast because of an injury. Should I arrange a wheelchair?

     

    Wheelchairs are usually ordered when making airline reservations; or should be made with the airline at least a day prior to departure. Another option is to alert your flight attendant of your need to have a wheelchair available.

     

  • 40 min transfer
    May 6, 2013
    1
    Arriving from Nuremberg 20th may at 15.35. Next flight leaves at 16.15 to Aberdeen via KLM. Is this enough time for me and my luggage? Hopefully luggage can go without me collecting.

     

    Yes, since Nuremberg and Amsterdam are all within Schengen you won't have any immigration on arrival in Amsterdam. It should be enough time. AMS is built for tight connections.

     

  • Is1 hr transfer time enough at Amsterdam
    Apr 30, 2013
    2
    I will be taking a flight from Rome to Calgary this july. Will need to take a connecting flight at AMS. Book flights with KLM. Rome to AMS flight is operated by Altalia. Do I have to pick up luggageat transfer? Do the luggage directly go to the final destination?

     

    You won't have to do anything with your baggage in Amsterdam.

     

    On arrival at AMS you need to go through non-Schengen passport control, then proceed to the baggage belts in the baggage hall (ground level), claim bags & go through Customs for security check. If you have nothing to declare proceed to the arrivals hall through the green passageway. 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 time
    Apr 16, 2013
    1
    I am arriving from Florence en route to Los Angeles through AMS. The flight I'd like to take has only 50 minute connection time between landing and take-off on the flight to LA. Is that enough to pass through passport control? I will not have checked any luggage -- it is all carry-on.

     

    Since both Italy and the Netherlands are within Schengen you will not have to do any immigration in Amsterdam. You will just have to go through security at the gate.

     

  • 55 minute transfer intra-alliance
    Apr 17, 2013
    2
    Hello. I am travelling in September from London to IAD and have planned for a 55 minute transfer intra-alliance (AF-UA). Would this be possible? The itinerary planned is as follows: AF5181 arriving in AMS @ 1005 UA947 departing AMS @ 1100

     

    At AMS, all passengers need to go through Passport Control - follow the signs for 'Baggage Hall' & 'Arrivals Hall'; then go through passport control and poceed to the baggage belts in the baggage hall (ground level). 55 minutes is extremely tight. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/ams then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

    Thank you for your response. I'll keep that in mind and RUN!!!

     

  • Transfer between terminals
    Apr 16, 2013
    1
    I am arriving on Delta from Boston at 5:30 a.m.and going to wherever Transvia departs from. Is this an easy connection?

     

    Search Transavia.com or open http://www.schiphol.nl/Travellers/FlightInformation/Departures.htm

     

  • New Rules for Connecting Flights?
    Apr 5, 2013
    2
    I have a flight in July from Seattle to AMS on Delta that arrives at 8:30 am and then I want to book a connecting flight on Alitalia (KLM codeshare) to Florence (our actual destination) that leaves at 9:55 am, so only an 1 hr 25 min. to connect. Delta said initially that they could book our luggage through and we wouldn't have to clear customs. Then, they checked and said the law just changed so now we have to get our luggage and clear customs before catching our flight to Florence. (1) Is this true (2) if so, is 1 hr, 25 minutes enough? - We are sitting in the 1st row in 1st class and have priority on our luggage; (3) if we were to miss the connection bc we didn't have enough time, what are our options - will they rebook us? It's 2 separate tickets bc our Delta flight is one is using miles and I have to purchase the second one. There are other options w KLM or AF, but they all require an additional connection (mostly through Paris), so not ideal. We are traveling with a baby and coming off an overnight flight, so we would like to the direct flight. Any assistance would be appreciated bc I have never been to AMS airport. I am also not sure of gate distance, etc.

     

    Schiphol Airport has one passenger terminal with Piers (Concourses) B through H & M. On arrival at AMS, follow signs to Baggage Hall on ground level, claim bags, go through customs, enter arrivals hall with your bags in tow, proceed to the departures level one level up, check in your bags with Alitalia/KLM, get your boarding pass and proceed to your gate. Your time should be enough as you will be the first ones exiting the arriving plane. I strongly suggest that you open www.ifly.com/ams then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text and pay attention to Flight transfer & transfer times.

     

    Thanks. Are you aware of whether there is a new rule that just now applies that requires us to go through Customs to get our bags? We should have the second leg boarding passes already and the two airlines are partners.

     

  • from airline to train
    Apr 4, 2013
    1
    i am arriving from sfo at 9:15. Is it possible to catch a train to cologne at 10:15? I have no luggage to wait for. How long would the custom clearance usually take?

     

    One hour transfer time at AMS will suffice. The Schiphol local train station is directly below the passenger terminal, For train connections open: schiphol.nl/Travellers/ToFromSchiphol/PublicTransport/TrainConnectionsInternational.htm

     

  • Connection Info
    Apr 1, 2013
    2
    Our Delta flight lands in Amsterdam at 6:25 a.m.and and connects with a KLM flight at 7:20 a.m. Is that enough time to make it to the KLM gate? Also, must we go through customs first?

     

    The procedure differs depending on where your KLM flight is to (Schengen or non-schengen) However, KLM and AMS are used to handling tight connections like this and many security lines feature "close connection" lines which you can use if your flight is on the list.

     

    Thanks so much for your kind and helpful response. Our flight out of Amsterdam is to Rome and I do believe that Italy is a Schengen country; hopefully that will be to our advantage.

     

  • connecting flights
    Mar 28, 2013
    1
    I am flying into schiphol airport on 17/05/2013 from aberdeen, with a connecting flight to hannover. Once through customs do I have to collect baggage or is it automatically put on connecting flight. Also does anyone know what gate I would need to go to or how you connect to next flight as not much time between flights.

     

    In general, same airline for both flights or fights by more than one airline, but on a single ticket, will automatically transfer. However, some airlines don't transfer to a particular other airline. Your ticket and the overhead screens on arrival indicate your flight & gate number, i.e. AF45 (code for Air France, gate 45). I suggest you open www.ifly.com/ams then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

  • Layover
    Mar 25, 2013
    1
    Flying into AMS (Amsterdam) from BHX (Bimingham) then onto MSP (Minneapolis) with a 3hr 25m layover in Amsterdam. Am I allowed to leave the airport to meet a friend who lives just outside Amsterdam or do ! have to stay inside the airport?

     

    Your time between getting to your friend and back to your connecting gate is very short, maybe your friend could meet you in the Arrivals Hall of your terminal. Note that all passengers need to go through Passport Control - follow the signs for 'Baggage Hall' & 'Arrivals Hall'--if applicable; then go through passport control and poceed to the baggage belts in the baggage hall (ground level). Claim your 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 several catering establishments , as well as the main exit and the train station.

     

  • KLM/Delta to Easyjet connection time?
    Feb 27, 2013
    1
    In a few days I will be flying from Boston on Delta/KLM and arriving at Schiphol at 7:40 a.m. I have a flight to London Southend on Easyjet which leaves at 9:55 a.m. However, there is no baggage agreement between Delta and Easyjet. Is this enough time for me to go through customs, get my bag, and go to the other side of the airport and check in at the Easyjet desk?

     

    Your transfer time at AMS should suffice: On Arrival at AMS all passengers need to go through Passport Control (follow the signs for 'Baggage Hall' on ground level); go through passport control and poceed to the baggage belts. Claim your bags & go through Customs for security. Thereafter take your bag to the Departures level and check them in with EasyJet. 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.) 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.

     

  • Gates and Terminal info please
    Feb 27, 2013
    1
    Can anyone tell me which terminal my KLM flight from Edinburgh on 4/3/13 will stop at, as I have to connect to the KLM Cape Town Flight and I need to know which terminal and gate number it would leave from. Appreciate your help. Thank you.

     

    AMS has one passenger terminal. On Arrival at AMS: All passengers need to go through Passport Control - follow the signs for 'Baggage Hall' & 'Arrivals Hall'--if applicable; then go through passport control and poceed to the baggage belts in the baggage hall (ground level). Claim your bags & go through Customs for security check and re-check-in your bag. 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.) 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.

     

  • Departures 3 also access to D gates
    Feb 21, 2013
    1
    This article says Departures 3 provides access to F, G, H and M gates. I would like to point out that it also provides access to D and E gates (for example British Airways check-in is at row 17 in Departures 3; upon going through passport control into the airside, BA passengers must walk quite a long way around to the D pier, from which many BA flights depart, and which is actually situated behind Departures 2).

     

    Much appreciate your input! Thank you. Will pass on info.

     





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