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  • 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.)

     

  • 1 hour connection time
    May 25, 2013
    1
    I will be arriving into Amsterdam from the US on Monday and have one hour to connect to an Air Baltic flight. Do you know the best way to get through customs and where the Air Baltic flights leave from?

     

    Open http://www.schiphol.nl/Travellers/FlightInformation/Timetable/TimetableOverview.htm and complete the search area of the Schiphol flight time table. On arrival you need to go through non-Schengen passport control, proceed to baggage belts on round level, & go through customs. 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.) One hour is tight, but doable.

     

  • Garuda flight to Alitalia flight
    May 23, 2013
    1
    Hi, I will be flying into Amsterdam on a Garuda flight coming from Jakarta Indonesia at 7:20am. I need to connect to an Alitalia flight going to Rome, which departs at 12:30pm. Can anyone advise on what I need to do and which terminal I should go to? Do I need to clear customs and get my luggage? And can I check in for my Alitalia flight earlier, and do I have time in between to visit downtown amsterdam?

     

    On arrival at AMS, you need to go through non-Schengen passport check. AMS does not list its airline gates; however, Schiphol Airport has one large terminal with 'Piers' (Concourses B-D, D, E, F, G-H & M). 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). 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.) Inquire at the Information counter as to feasibility of leaving the Airport.

     

  • 60 minute connection time
    May 22, 2013
    1
    I will be coming from Paris to the US and have a 60 minute connection in Amsterdam. I will be flying KLM. Is that 60 minutes enough time? My ticket does not give gate numbers.

     

    You have enough time for transfer at AMS: 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.)

     

  • D Wilson
    May 21, 2013
    2
    Travelling from EDI to Nice on KLM with handluggage only with a 40 minute connection. Will I have to go through immigration on the outward journey, but not on the way back? From memory KLM from Edinburgh arrives at Concourse A and departures to Nice are from C? Is 40 minutes enough and are there 'fast-tracks' through immigration if required. Any assistance will be appreciated

     

    If UK is one of the Schengen countries, you need not go through passport control. Schiphol has no Concourse A. 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.

     

    The U.K. is not a schengen country. You'll go through passport Control in AMS when transfering from the non-schengen to Schengen parts of the airport. You should have enough time. AMS handles tight connections all the time.

     

  • 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!!!

     





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