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  • Transfer from delta to easyjet
    May 21, 2016
    Arriving in Amsterdam at 8:30 am via Delta. Transferring to an EasyJet flight to Prague leaving at 10:55 am. Need to check bags with EasyJet. What is the process and is this doable?


  • Passport control
    May 21, 2016
    Flying back to Canada (Edmonton) from Budapest via Amsterdam on KLM and transfer time is only 1 hour and 15 minutes--do we just go through Passport control or do we also have to go through Security? There is only 1 flight back to Edmonton per day so if we miss our scheduled one, we will have to stay overnight. This is a business class ticket which says we have the services of KLM's "Sky Priority" but don't know if they would be around to help if we are running late. Tried to get answers from KLM customer service but he told me that we don't go through passport control or security in Amsterdam and will do that in Edmonton. Would appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you


    You just go through Schengen exit passport control. you have enough time. You do not have to go through security.


    Thank you--I always thought that the Schengen passport control was only for citizens of Schengen countries. This information will help with future travels too.


  • Toronto --> AMS --> Delhi: Security check and time requirement.
    May 19, 2016
    Hi, I am flying from toronto (YYZ) to Delhi (DEL) on Jet Airways, on a single ticket. 1) Do I go through security while transferring? 2) Which gate/zone do i arrive to and depart from? Boarding pass to Delhi, is it issued at origin or do i collect from AMS? Thank you in advance


    No, you will not go through security. All you will do is deplane and either reboard the same plane or board another Jet Airways plane nearby. You will be issued both boarding passes in Toronto.


    Thank you!!


  • Toronto to AMS to Copenhagen
    May 20, 2016
    Is a 1 hour and 25 minute layover in Amsterdam enough time? I am flying from Toronto to Copenhagen. 1 carry on and 1 checked in bag. Canadian passport. Single ticket. What security procedures will I have to go through? Thank you.


    Yes, that should be enough time. All you have to do in Amsterdam is go through passport control.




  • Will I need to go through customs or get my checked bags?
    May 17, 2016
    I am a USA citizen, flying Air France from Marseille, 1 hr 20 min layover in AMS, then fly Delta to Seattle. This was booked as one reservation. Whether or not I have checked luggage, all I have to do is go to my departure gate, correct? Thank you


    You will have to go through schengen exit passport control and US Security questions, but you will not have to do anything with your baggage.


  • Do I have to clear customs/security and collect bags? I am from IAD to
    May 16, 2016
    I am flying with UA946 from Washington DC, USA IAD airport to AMS and transfer to ZRH airport with LX725. The transfer time is 2 hours. 1. Do I need to collect my bags and go through security/custom desk then check in again with Swiss airline? 2. Is 2 hours long enough for the transfer? 3. Which Gate (ABCDEFGH) is used by United airline? 4. Which Gate (ABCDEFGH) is used by Swiss airline?


    You don't have to do anything with your bags or go through security if everything is on the same reservation. You will just go through passport control and to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • 90min layover in AMS
    May 16, 2016
    I am traveling from Atlanta to Cape Town, SA and connecting in AMS. We have a 90min layover time, will this be enough time? Do we have to go through security or customs?


    All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • Spain to US
    May 16, 2016
    I have a 70 minute layover in AMS from Seville, Spain to Seattle, USA. Same airline and ticket. Is that enough time?


    Yes, you just have to go through Schengen exit passport control and to your departure gate.


  • Question
    May 16, 2016
    Flying from MSP to ZURICH with stop over in AMS. Do I have to collect my baggage and go through customs?


    You don't have to do anything with your bags in Amsterdam - just go through schengen passport control and to your departure gate.


  • Do I have to clear customs and collect bags
    May 17, 2016
    I am flying with KLM from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Later that same day I am flying with China Southern Airlines. Both tickets where purchased separately and I assume I will not have checked through luggage. Will I need to clear customs, collect my bags and then check in again with the different airline? Can I use the self service machines to check in? FYI traveling on a New Zealand Passport. Cheers


    Yes, you will have to do all that. You will have to go to a counter to check your bags.


    Thank you for your comment. Regards


  • Berlin(TXL) > AMS > YYZ
    May 16, 2016
    Hello, I am arriving(via KLM) in AMS @ 7:20AM and departing for Toronto YYZ (Air Transat) at 9AM. This is NOT 1 ticket but I should have a good amount of time to transfer through customs and make the flight? Thank you


    If you have checked bags I don't think that this is reasonably possible. Without checked bags you might have a chance.


  • ATL-> AMS -> EDI (80 min connection in AMS ok?)
    May 11, 2016
    I am looking to book a Delta flight from Atlanta, USA to Edinburgh, UK that has a connection through AMS. The flight gets into AMS at 8:30am and the next leg departs at 9:50am. Is this enough time to go through passport control?


    You won't have to go through passport control as you aren't entering the Schengen Area. That should be enough time.


  • 50 min layover from Paris to Bucharest
    May 17, 2016
    Hello, my flight from Paris arrives at 19:50h at AMS, and my flight to Bucharest departs at 20:40h. Do you think I'll have enough time? Thanks


    Yes, that should be enough time. All flights are within Schengen.


    Great, thank you for the response. Actually still a little bit worried as Bucharest is EU but not Schengen. I understood there's no securtiy screening, only passport control. I hope that if needed I can have access to the fast lane, my inbound to AMS is Air France and outbound to Bucharest is KLM economy class (bought on the same ticket)


    Sorry, I read it as Budapest and not Bucharest. You should still have enough time.


    Thank you for your comments. You are right; I already flew and reached well my destination, I had enough time


  • Transit Different Tickets; Layover > 12 Hrs - Baggage ReCheck-in
    May 9, 2016
    I am travelling from Mumbai to Amsterdam on Jet Airways and Amsterdam to St. Maarten on KLM. I bought separate tickets for the journey. The connection time/ Layover is exactly 24 hours and hence booked a cabin with Yotel for overnight stay. However, what I understand is I would need to collect my check-in bags at the belt and re-check them again since the time between the flights is more than 12 hours. My concern is would I need a transit visa for this procedure? I hold Indian Passport and a Visa for St. Maarten. Or is there any other solution to this? Can Transfer Desk at Schipol Airport where I will go to collect the Boarding Pass for next flight help check-in the luggage?


    Yes, you will need a transit visa. The transfer desk can't do anything with your luggage. It's also unlikely the Jet Airways agent in Mumbai would be able to check your bags through to St. Maarten even if they were willing to due to the length of the layover.


    Would I need a transit visa even if I don't intend to go out of the amsterdam airport and have a residency visa for st. maarten?


    Your St. Maarten residency permit does not absolve you of having to have a Schengen Transit visa and you need a Schengen Transit Visa to go through passport control to claim your bag in Amsterdam with an Indian passport.


    Thank You for your comments!


  • connection at AMS between USA/France flights
    May 9, 2016
    Will we have to go throught passport control? I think our luggage will be checked all the way through. How much time for gate change or passport & gate change is enough?


    Yes, you will go through passport control in Amsterdam. 1 hour is doable but I'd personally prefer a little more.


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