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  • Layover times
    Feb 22, 2016
    3
    I will be flying in to AMS on Delta on one reservation, then flying to Istanbul on another reservation. My flight in to AMS arrives at 10:05 AM. There is a KLM flight at 11:30 AM - will I have enough time to make it through immigration if I do not have a checked bag? What about making it back through security if I do check a bag? There is another flight option through Turkish Airlines departing at 12:10 PM - if either answer above is "no", do you think there's enough time with this flight? (Extra 40 min).

     

    With no checked bags you won't have to go through Immigration, just go to the KLM Transfer desk to get your Istanbul boarding pass. You could make that. With checked bags, I don't think you could and the 12:10 flight wouldn't be much better.

     

    Thanks! Do you think a 2:30 pm flight would allow for enough time with a checked bag?

     

    Yes, that would probably be fine.

     

  • Flying from DELHI to JFK via AMS
    Feb 20, 2016
    1
    I'm planning to buy tickets for my in-laws flying from DELHI to AMS to JFK via KLM. They have a B2 US visitors visa. I have the following questions - 1. Do they need a transit visa to travel via AMS. 2. All of the reservation willl be in the same ticket, do they have to take the luggage in AMS and do the customs again or will it be a direct check in? 3. How long will the maximum walk be - from the arrival gate to the departure gate. 4. Do they have to go through schengan security as well as US security again even though they are in international transfer terminal. Please advise! Thanks in advance!

     

    Since they will be holding a US Visa they will not need a transit visa to transit Amsterdam. They won't have to do anything with their baggage in Amsterdam. They will not go through passport control in Amsterdam. They will go through security. if they have 2 hours between flights they should be OK.

     

  • Connection
    Jun 26, 2016
    2
    Hi, I am flying on the City Hopper from Humberside in the UK to Amsterdam Schiphol. I arrive in Amsterdam Schiphol airport at 8.30am on KLM and my flight leaves to Houston with United at 10am. I am flying on a European passport. Will this time be enough to transfer as I assume I will need to collect and re-check luggage. Please advise.

     

    I really don't think that will be possible. By the time you get through passport control and get your checked bags it will likely after the check-in cutoff for the United flight.

     

    I am flying from Detroit to Ams through delta arriving at 11:35 am then I have a connecting KLM Flight for Billund departing 12:55 pm . Both are on same reservation .I have a Schengen visa , will I have to go through passport control or security and where that happens ? And also is this time enough for all the checks and changing the gates (D to B) ?

     

  • Connection
    Feb 18, 2016
    1
    Traveling from Detroit to Budapest on Delta then KLm connecting through AMS..... Just wondering if I will have to claim my luggage clear customs then recheck it......or will I just go directly to my departure gate from the arrival gate

     

    You don't have to do anything with your bags in Amsterdam. You will just go through Schengen Passport Control and to your departure gate.

     

  • 1hr connection
    Feb 18, 2016
    1
    Flying to AMS from Atlanta then to Prague.AMS at 10.50am,Prague flight at 11.55am. Is it enough time to make connection and do I have to go through passport control and security?

     

    You will have to go through passport control but should not have to go through security. You should have just enough time.

     

  • Minneapolis to Delhi via AMS
    Feb 17, 2016
    1
    Wondering what the process is for making a connection at Schiphol - going from Minneapolis to Delhi with a connection through AMS

     

    You should just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • Amsterdam to Prague
    Feb 15, 2016
    1
    Hi, I have a very short connection, 1 hour, in Amsterdam connecting to Prague. Flying Delta all on one reservation. I am concerned that a 1 hour connection time is not enough. Can someone please walk me through the process once I land in Amsterdam? I am flying in from Detroit.

     

    No need to ask the same question twice.

     

  • connecting time
    Feb 10, 2016
    1
    Traveling on a Delta itinerary, from ATL to AMS arriving at 12:45pm connecting to Stockholm at 2:40pm. Will that 1hr 55 min connection time be sufficient?

     

    Yes, that should be plenty of time.

     

  • Houston-Amsterdam-Tallinn
    Feb 9, 2016
    1
    The flight from Houston arrives at 9.20 AM and the flight to Tallinn leaves at 10.20 AM. Separate tickets, but no bags checked in, only hand luggage. Is this doable? I don't mind walking fast.

     

    It's possible, you'll have to hurry through passport control and to the transfer desk to get your next boarding pass if you don't already have it.

     

  • BUD-AMS-TYO
    Feb 8, 2016
    1
    Flying from Budapest to Tokyo through Amsterdam and only have 1 hour 10 minutes to transfer. Is it enough to make it?

     

    It should bee enough time.

     

  • Passport Control Backup
    Feb 6, 2016
    0
    I flew from Zurich to AMS on Feb 4, connecting to my Delta flight bound for MSP. I had 1hour 55 minutes to make this connection. It took 1 hour 18 minutes for me to get through passport control. It was a mob scene, no lines, just masses of people. I had to go through security after that. I boarded my plane at 10:13. It departed at 10:35. I was lucky to make it. This was a new, bad experience for me in AMS. I go there often. Next fight to Zurich I will book through another airport. AMS was awful, no apologies, no help, just wait and hope to make it!

     

  • BOS-AMS-PRG and return BUD-AMS-BOS
    Feb 5, 2016
    1
    Flying into Amsterdam on Delta, arriving at 8:15 am, and trying to connect to KLM Cityhopper flight to Prague at 9:50. Is that enough time to go through security and make it to next gate? On return from Budapest on KLM Cityhooper flight arriving in Amsterdam at 1:30, I only have 1 hr. 25 min. to make my Delta connection back to Boston at 2:55 pm. Will that connection be a problem? All on one reservation, so I assume I don't have to claim my baggage in Amsterdam and re-check it to next destination. Right?

     

    That should be enough time both ways. No, you won't have to do anything with your bags in Amsterdam.

     

  • US via Canada to AMST then connecting to Frnakfurt
    Feb 4, 2016
    1
    Our flight is Seattle-Calgary-Amsterdam on KLM. Landing at 8:15am. We have no checked luggage. We are deciding between a KLM Cityhopper at 9:50am or 12:25pm to Frankfurt. Which should we book? Where do we clear customs?

     

    You will go through Schengen passport control in Amsterdam. The 9:50 flight should be possible. Note that your first flight will be operated by Delta.

     

  • Houston-Amsterdam-Barcelona
    Feb 1, 2016
    1
    Flying to AMS via United and will land at 9:20 am, then to Barcelona at 12:20 via transavia with checked luggage. Is this enough time and will we have to go through customs?

     

    Yes you will go through Schengen passport control, claim your bags, go through customs, re-check your bags with transavia, then go through security. You should have enough time.

     

  • Houston - Amsterdam - Dublin
    Feb 2, 2016
    6
    We will be flying to Dublin from Houston in April with a plane change in Amsterdam. We have 1 hour 10 minutes to get off a United flight and onto an Aer Lingus flight; will this be enough time? How close are the gates for United and Aer Lingus and also, do we have to go thru customs in Amsterdam or not until Dublin? I'm assuming the luggage gets checked thru to our connecting flight on Aer Lingus.

     

    You will not go through Passport control in Amsterdam since you are not entering the Schengen Area. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. you should have enough time as long as your flight from Houston is on-time.

     

    Thanks!! Can you tell me if the two airline gates are close by in the Amsterdam airport?

     

    They shouldn't be too far apart

     

    I notice some people coming from the US have to go thru passport control,enroute to a connecting flight - and some (like myself) - don't. It seems the difference is the "Schengen" area. Could you clarify this, please?

     

    The Schengen Area is a group of countries in Europe that don't have border controls between them. For example, the Netherlands and Italy are both in the Schengen Area, if you are flying from the US to Amsterdam and then connecting to Italy, you will go through passport control in Amsterdam as you are entering the Schengen Area there and then not go through passport control when you get to Italy. However, Ireland and the UK are NOT part of the Schengen area. They are the only countries in Western Europe that are not a part of it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schengen_Area

     

    Thank you for clarifying that distinction. It will be to my advantage not having to stop for a passport check whilst trying to run for my connecting flight!

     

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