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  • DL to KLM
    Jul 12, 2016
    I am traveling from ATL to AMS on DL and then to CPT on KL, with 1.5 hrs layover...will I have time?


    Yes, all you have to do in Amsterdam is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • Question re layover times
    Aug 5, 2016
    My daughter is flying Minneapolis to AMS to Marseille (MRS) Will she need to go through customs or immigration in AMS or MRS? What amount of time is enough for a layover? She will have one ticket through and checked luggage. Thank you!


    Assuming everything is on the same reservation, She will go through passport control in Amsterdam and claim her bags and go through customs in Marseille. Note that customs is a very cursory process in France, you usually walk right through.


    I am traveling to Rome, Italy via Amsterdam on a visit visa issued by Italy. My layover is 2 hour, would I be stamped in Amsterdam and Rome, If I got stamped in Amsterdam, can I go to the town for few minutes before connectiING ?


  • Transfer
    Jul 9, 2016
    I'm flying in on delta from Atlanta to Amsterdam to Doha , my layover is 70 minutes.. Will I have enough time ? Do I go through passport, customs or security in Amsterdam


    All you have to do in Amsterdam is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate if all tickets are on the same reservation. You should have enough time.


  • Connecting flight
    Jul 8, 2016
    My daughter is flying from Nairobi through AMS and connecting to a flight to ATL. She only has 1 hr and 10 minutes for a layover. Will the arriving flight from Nairobi on KLM and the departing Delta flight be in the same concourse?


    It's a difficult but not impossible layover. She just has to go through security and to her departure gate.


  • BOS - AMS - MAD: 3 hours
    Jun 28, 2016
    Will 3 hours be enough on a Tuesday morning to connect from a BOS - AMS flight to a AMS - MAD flight, on separate tickets with checked bags? USA passports. thank you!


    What airlines are you flying? Even if you can't get your bags checked through 3 hours should be enough time.


    BOS-AMS is Delta and AMS-MAD is Iberia thanks for your help!


    Yes, that should be just about enough time.


  • 2:20 minute connection on separate tickets
    Jun 28, 2016
    I am considering arriving on a KLM flight from Mexico arriving at 14:40 and leaving on a KLM flight at 17:00 to Copenhagen. These are two separate tickets and we will have checked luggage. Is this enough connection time?


    Call KLM to have your reservations joined together. You should have enough time.


    Although purchased as two separate tickets (from 2 different sources), will an airline "join" them if asked? That would make the transfer easier, but I have never heard of this.


    They have the capability to. Also, if they don't over the phone, often if you show your second confirmation to the agent when you first check your bags, they are almost always willing to check your bags to their final destination if it's on the same airline.


  • IAH-AMS via United then AMS-BOD via KLM
    Jun 28, 2016
    Traveling IAH-AMS via United and checking in bags. Do I have to pick up my bags and then go through check in and security again?


    Yes, you do. Leave at least 2.5 hours for your connection.


  • Connecting in AMS from JFK to Cape Twon, South Africa
    Jun 28, 2016
    Hi, my 73-year old father will be traveling from JFK & arriving in AMS on 11/29 @ 9:15 am on KLM 6007 (operated by Delta). His connecting flight to Cape Town on KLM 0597 leaves at 10:10 am that same day. 1. Will have enough time to change planes? 2. Does he have to clear customs and/or check in for the connecting flight? I assume his luggage is automatically forwarded to the connecting flight? Thanks!


    No, he doesn't not have to go through passport control or customs in Amsterdam as he is not entering the Schengen Area. All he has to do is go from his arrival gate to his departure gate. He should have enough time as long as his flight from JFK is on-time.


  • flight connection
    Jun 26, 2016
    Hi! Im travelling from vienna to ams and then to mexico. Will I need to get through passport control and security check?


    You will go through Schengen exit passport control in Amsterdam, you do not have to go through security there.


  • 2 Hour Layover Enough?
    Jun 24, 2016
    In August I will be travelling from Zagreb to Amsterdam and on to Vancouver. I arrive in Amsterdam at 10:30 and my flight to Vancouver is at 12:40. Because I am travelling Air Transat, I have to pick up my luggage in Amsterdam, and then check it in again. The Ticket counter closes at 11:30. Will I be able to pull this off?


    I think you'll have just enough time if your flight from Zagreb is on-time.


  • Connection
    Jun 23, 2016
    Hi! I am flying from Budapest to Detroit with a layover of 90 minutes in Amsterdam. From what I heard since I come from Schengen zone (Hungary) I just need to go from my arrival gate to my departure which probably will be D01, because I am flying with Delta and I have heard there are some document check at the gate where you receive a paper with the actual gate. Can you please tell me if 90 minutes would be enough and confirm wheater the there is additional security check at gate D01? Also the enitre trip was book on the same ticket. Thank you


    You will go through Schengen Exit passport control first before you go to D01. 90 minutes should be enough time. What goes on at D01 isn't really a security check, they just ask you a few questions.


  • Flying from minneapolis to Basel, Switzerland Via AMS
    Jun 18, 2016
    I am flying from Minneapolis, MN to Basel, Switzerland with transfer in Amsterdam. Will I need to go through customs when I arrive in Amsterdam?


    By customs, I meant passport control / security.


    You will go through passport control and to your departure gate.


  • connection time
    Jun 17, 2016
    I am booking aflight from Minnesota to Istanbul and returning via AMS. this is all KLM. we have checked bags on the return. the connection time is 90 minutes to change planes. Will we have to retrieve our bags or will they transfet straight thru. IS this adequate time to make the connection. do we have to clear any customs. thanks


    You don't have to do anything with your bags or go through passport control in Amsterdam. On the return to the US you will have to go through security. You should have enough time.


  • Vienna to Houston via AMS
    Jun 16, 2016
    We are on a single KLM reservation with 65 minutes connection time in AMS from Vienna (VIE) to Houston, TX (IAH). Will this be enough time? Thank you!


    Yes, that should be just about enough time.


  • question
    Jun 8, 2016
    I am flying from Manchester to Mexico City via Amsterdam, same ticket, both flights are operated by KLM, my question is upon arrival in Amsterdam do I need to go through passport control since UK is not Schengen or I should be heading to transfers? It's the first time I'll be transfering so I do not really know how it works. Thank you.


    No, you will not have to go through passport control. You can go directly to your departure gate.


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