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  • Transfer from internat. to terminal 1
    Jul 6, 2012
    1
    We only have 50 minutes to transfer and we are travelling with kids, please advise how to get from international terminal flight Delta 9381 from SFO to terminal 1 for delta 9602 flight

     

    1. My SFO search for both flights for today & tomorrow did not come up with your flight numbers. 2. As an international arrival at SFO, you need to go through passport check, pick up your bags, go through customs clearance and then re-check-in your bags. This may take 40-55 mins, particularly in summer. Thereafter, you can proceed to Terminal 1 (B gates 20-36), but need to go through security check before proceeding to your gate. The Red Line of the AirTrain connects all terminals. I am not confident that 50 mins is enough time for you and the kids to transfer. It does not leave any time for possible flight delay, let alone transfer to T1.

     

  • Time
    Jun 18, 2012
    1
    We will arrive from US on Delta flight, arriving at AMS at 8:05 a.m. Our connecting flight is also Delta and leaves AMS at 9:15 a.m. going to Oslo. Is this sufficient time?

     

    At AMS I see a Delta 8:10 arrival from Boston at "Hall 2" - which may refer to Arrivals area 2; and a Munich departure at B36. You need to open www.ifly.com/ams, then click on QUICK LINKS' "Terminal Map", scroll down to text re Arrival& Departure levels. Your time is extremely tight as you need to go through immigration /customs clearance procedure first, which can take up to an hour at this time of the year - not to mention flight delay and connection.

     

  • KLM 1010 to KLM1655 Jun 19
    Jun 17, 2012
    1
    US Passport, travel LHR to VCE Thru AMS, Assume luggage Transfer by KLM, need to go thru customs/immgration? Or is gates close by each other, have 50 minute between flights, older walk slow.

     

    1. Assuming you are not a transfer passenger from the U.S. at London Heathrow), your customs/immigration check will be at Venice Airport. 2. KLM will transfer your bags to VCE flight. This is the Terminal layout: 1. Arrivals level: Inside the first level are separate sections, marked as 'Arrivals 1' through 'Arrivals 4': Arrivals 1 & 2 areas lead up to Departures 1 & 2; and Arrivals 3 & 4 lead up to Departure 3. 2.Departures level 2: Departures 1 uses the B & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. Follow signs. You have enough time.

     

  • 50 min transfer time?
    Jun 14, 2012
    1
    do i have enough time in between flights? l arrive at 19.30 pm, on KLM, and depart on KLM at 20.30 pm (50 min) to go though customs, etc...? i am hungarian, and would like to go to non schengen

     

    Your transfer time should be adequate as you don't need non-Schengen customs procedures. Note: (a) On arrival, inside the first level are separate sections, marked as 'Arrivals 1' through 'Arrivals 4': Arrivals 1 & 2 areas lead up to Departures 1 & 2; and Arrivals 3 & 4 lead up to Departure 3. (b) Departures 1 uses the B & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. Look on arrival at overhead screens for your departing gate number.

     

  • 1 hour layover
    Jun 12, 2012
    0
    do i have enough time in between flights?= los angeles to AMS, arrive at 9am, on KLM, and depart on KLM at 10:05am for Kilamanjaro.(1hr 10 min) to go though customs, etc.. i am US citizen

     

  • time to connect KLM to KLM
    Jun 10, 2012
    1
    We arrive from Vienna to Amsterdam on KLM-connecting flight on KLM one and one half hours later. What do we need to know to successfully make this connection. Will we have to recheck luggage? go through security again? What gate is KLM?

     

    1. As a 'foreign' or non-Schengen traveler, you need to go through Dutch immigration & customs clearance procedure. 2. The passenger terminal has everything is under one roof, including Piers (Concourses) B-C, D, E, F, G-H & M and corresponding gates. 3. Inside the first level are separate sections, marked as 'Arrivals 1' through 'Arrivals 4': Arrivals 1 & 2 areas lead up to Departures 1 & 2; and Arrivals 3 & 4 lead up to Departure 3. 4. Departures 1 uses the B & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. 5. No shuttle buses or trains are needed. Look at your ticket and on arrival at overhead screens to find your connecting KLM flight number, gate and departure time. 6. Expect to find long lines at the immigration/ customs clearance facility at this time of the year - do not waste time.

     

  • CHANGE OF TERMINAL AT AMS TRANSFER
    May 31, 2012
    1
    I AM TRAVELING FROM SAN FRANSISCO TO MUMBAI BY KLM AND ARRIVE AT AMS AT 9.15 AM AND HAVE TO TAKE A FRIGHT AMS TO MUMBAI BY DELTA AT 10.20 AM. WHETHER ONE HOUR IS SUFFICIENT TO TRANSFER FROM ARRIVAL TERMINAL TO DEPARTURE TERMINAL. WHAT ARE ALL THE SECURITY CHECKS I MAY HAVE TO UNDERGO. I AM AN INDIAN CITIZEN. MY EMAIL IS vashanbhag04@gmail.com

     

    1. AMS has one large passenger terminal with three-levels - and Concourses/Piers B-C, D, E, F, G-H & M: Arrivals is on the ground level and Departures is on the second level. Arriving passengers at AMS need to go through passport control. 1. The Arrivals level: Inside the first level are separate sections, marked as 'Arrivals 1' through 'Arrivals 4': Arrivals 1 & 2 areas lead up to Departures 1 & 2; and Arrivals 3 & 4 lead up to Departure 3. A Transfer Assistance booth is close to the supermarket. On arrival look at the overhead screens to find your connecting flight, gate number and departure time. The Departures level of the passenger terminal has Departure areas 1, 2 & 3, corresponding Lounges 1 to 4 (Lounge 1 is the Schengen lounge), and Concourses with Gate Areas B-C, D, E, F, G-H, & M. Departures 1 & 2 have security checkpoints and access to Lounges 1 & 2 and Gates B-C, D & E, while at the opposite side Departures 3 & 4 have security checkpoints and access to Lounges 3 & 4 and Gates F, G-H & M. Departures 1 uses the B & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. Look at your ticket & on arrival at overhead screens to find your departure gate; then follow signs. Do hurry!

     

  • 2 hrs to transfer KLM from US to SAS CPH
    May 29, 2012
    1
    Arrive from US on KLM to Amsteram at 8am catching SAS to Copenhagen dep 10:25 am. Know i will go thru customs, if carry on luggage can i go stright to next flight without any more security? If checked baggage do i have to leave security and find SAS to check bag to CPH? does 2 hrs cover this? Will fly back into Amsterdam from Oslo and stay for 4 days. Assume i can arr this time without customs and go straight to train?

     

    You are considered a 'non-Schengen' (foreign) traveler; therefore you need to go through passport check at AMS (both ways) and, if you have checked bags, pick them up, go through customs clearance & re-check them in. Two hours should suffice. (non-Schengen means countries not participating in the Schengen agreement)

     

  • Transfer Time?
    May 28, 2012
    2
    I will arrive on CZ326 (China Southern) on 18th June at 06:45 with luggage booked through to Newcastle UK (KL953), that flight leaving at 08:10 the same day. How long will I need to get from one gate to the next - I am fairly old and slow!!. I presume that I won't have to go through baggage or passport control . Is that correct? For the record I have both Australian and EU passports.

     

    Unless your plane arrives at Schiphol Airport very late, you have enough time for transfer. AMS has excellent directional signs; but do not hesitate to ask any AMS attendant for asstance. AMS has one large passenger terminal with three-levels - everything is under one roof, including Piers (Concourses) B-C, D, E, F, G-H & M: Arrivals is on the ground level and Departures is on the second level. Arriving passengers at AMS need to go through passport control; however, passengers, whose countries are EU members, and whose passport has a chip, can now us the new self-service passport control. 1. The Arrivals level: Inside the first level are separate sections, marked as 'Arrivals 1' through 'Arrivals 4': Arrivals 1 & 2 areas lead up to Departures 1 & 2; and Arrivals 3 & 4 lead up to Departure 3. A Transfer Assistance booth is close to the supermarket. On arrival look at the overhead screens to find your connecting flight, gate number and departure time. The Departures level of the passenger terminal has Departure areas 1, 2 & 3, corresponding Lounges 1 to 4 (Lounge 1 is the Schengen lounge), and Concourses with Gate Areas B-C, D, E, F, G-H, & M. Departures 1 & 2 have security checkpoints and access to Lounges 1 & 2 and Gates B-C, D & E, while at the opposite side Departures 3 & 4 have security checkpoints and access to Lounges 3 & 4 and Gates F, G-H & M. Departures 1 uses the B & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. 2. The Departures level of the passenger terminal has Departure areas 1, 2 & 3, corresponding Lounges 1 to 4 (Lounge 1 is the Schengen lounge), and Concourses with Gate Areas B-C, D, E, F, G-H, & M. Departures 1 & 2 have ticket counters 3 to 16, security checkpoints and access to Lounges 1 & 2 and Gates B-C, D & E, while at the opposite side Departures 3 & 4 have ticket counters 17 to 32, security checkpoints and access to Lounges 3 & 4 and Gates F, G-H & M. The center has a Previum Service point, access to casino, children's corner & other services. Bars & restaurants, as well as shops are located in the post-security section of all areas. Departures 1 uses the B & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. 3. The Top Level of the passsenger terminal can be reached by stairways from the second floor. The Lounge 1 area stairs lead to gates D59-D87, with airline lounge 25 and other amenities, including first aid; the Lounge 2 area stairs lead to airline lounges 40-52 and amenities, and the Lounge 3 area stairs lead up to airline lounges 40-52 and other amenities, including a shower. 4. Passengers flying with BMIbaby, Flybe, EasyJet, Jet-2 or Air Berlin most likely depart from Gates H or M - check your boarding pass. Once the flight info screens indicate 'boarding' (40 mins prior to departure), you can proceed to your gate. The pier has no restaurants, bars or shops. 5. Flight Transfers: At transfer kiosks you can check connecting flight information or book a new fight. Transfer desks T2 & T3 are located in Lounge 1; desks T4 & T5 at D gate area; desk T6 at E gate area & desk T9 at G gate area.

     

    1 hr 25 mins should be plenty of time for your transfer. While I cannot give you the gate numbers for your arrival and departure (your ticket may indicate it), note that AMS Airport has on level 1 arrivals and level 2 departures. Since you have an EU passport, you will only have to go through passport check at arrivals. You need to make sure that China Southern will transfer your bags to KLM flight - if not, you would have to claim your bags and re-check them in with KLM. On arrival, look at the overhead screens to find your connecting flight number, gate and departure time. The transfer desk will help you if you need further directions, so will any other airport attendant.

     

  • 1 hour 10 minute transfer time
    May 22, 2012
    1
    I have U.S. passport. I am flying from Paris via Air France to AMS. I then fly KLM to SFO. Is 1 hour 10 minutes sufficient time to transfer?

     

    As a non-Schengen (U.S.) arrival you need to go through immigration/ customs clearance first. Thereafter proceed to level 2: Departures 1 uses the B & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. (look at your ticket & on arrival at overhead screens to find your departure gate). Flight Transfers: At transfer kiosks you can check connecting flight information or book a new fight. Transfer desks T2 & T3 are located in Lounge 1; desks T4 & T5 at D gate area; desk T6 at E gate area & desk T9 at G gate area. Your time should be sufficient. 6. Pier H exception: Gate numbers are not announced until 40 mins prior to departure.

     

  • 30 mins between flights
    May 17, 2012
    1
    I hold a US passport. I'm flying into AMS and have 30 mins before my flight to Paris - do I have to go through customs.. do I have enough time

     

    Hardly! You are considered on arrival at AMS as 'non-Schengen' traveler - meaning you need to go through their customs clearance. This can take at least 30 mins. - Then you have to get to your connecting gate AMS is huge! I suggest you open www.ifly.com/ams and click on Quick Links/ Terminal Map - also read details below the map to get an idea of the airport layout, etc.

     

  • conexiuni
    May 12, 2012
    1
    sosesc de la Bucuresti cu KLM cursa 2700 in 18 mai si plec la Chicago cursa KLM 611. doresc sa stiu la ce terminal sosesc si de la ce terminal plec . multumesc

     

    Puteţi ajunge la Terminalul International 5. Dupa sosire aveţi nevoie pentru a trece de controlul paşaportului, ridica-ti bagajele, trec prin clearance-ul vamale şi - în cazul în care continuă zborul dumneavoastră - Re-check-in saci de dumneavoastră. Acest lucru durează 35-45 de minute. Apoi, trece de până la un nivel la sistemul de tranzit aeroport. Un tren ATS gratuit de transfer vă duce la terminalul de conectare internă. Când ajungeţi privire la ecrane aeriene pentru a vedea care poarta Terminal şi va fi pleacă de la.

     

  • KUL - BLQ (Transit in AMS)
    May 10, 2012
    1
    I'll be travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Bologna, transiting in AMS. On the way back I only have an hour transiting in AMS, is it enough time to get from one terminal to the next? Do I have to go through the immigration clearance? or I just get straight to my flight out from BLQ to the departure terminal for KUL flight?

     

    As an international arrival at AMS you need to go through the immmigration / customs process; while on your return you will only go through security check and on to your gate. AMS has one integrated terminal, divided into Arrivals & Departures: 1. Inside the first level are separate sections, marked as 'Arrivals 1' through 'Arrivals 4': Arrivals 1 & 2 areas lead up to Departures 1 & 2; and Arrivals 3 & 4 lead up to Departure 3. A Transfer Assistance booth is close to the supermarket. 2. Departures level: Departures 1 uses the B & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. An hour transfer time at AMS on your return should be sufficient.

     

  • 40 min transfer
    May 8, 2012
    1
    Coming from Aalborg Denmark, is 40 min. to little for next plane to Istanbul, all with KLM.

     

    At AMS, the Arrivals level (first level) has separate sections, marked as 'Arrivals 1' through 'Arrivals 4': Arrivals 1 & 2 areas lead up to Departures 1 & 2; and Arrivals 3 & 4 lead up to Departure 3. A Transfer Assistance booth is close to the supermarket. The Departures level of the passenger terminal has Departure areas 1, 2 & 3, corresponding Lounges 1 to 4 (Lounge 1 is the Schengen lounge), and Concourses with Gate Areas B-C, D, E, F, G-H, & M. Departures 1 uses the B & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. You need to look at your ticket to see which gate you arrive/depart from. As everything is under one roof, you should be able to get to your departure gate in time - hurry!

     

  • transfer time
    May 1, 2012
    1
    Would I have enough time to transfer from an Air France flight from Madrid to the British Airways flight to Philadelphia if I arrive at 15:55 and depart at 17:00?

     

    Inside the first level of the passenger terminal are separate sections, marked as 'Arrivals 1' through 'Arrivals 4': Arrivals 1 & 2 areas lead up to Departures 1 & 2; and Arrivals 3 & 4 lead up to Departure 3. Departures 1 uses the B & D gates; Departures 2 uses the E gates; Departure 3 uses F, G, H & M gates. A Transfer Assistance booth is close to the supermarket. Look at your ticket and at overhead screens to find your connecting flight - hurry.

     





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