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  • Transferring from Singapore Airlines to Vueling
    Apr 3, 2017
    I am arriving SQ 324 at 7:15am from Singapore and have a Vueling connection to Barcelona VY8301 at 10.10 do I have enough time with checked baggage?


    That will be really difficult, but not impossible if everything goes perfectly.


  • Transfer
    Mar 23, 2017
    I am arriving on a Delta flight from US at 8:45 AM and need to catch an 11:20 Air Croatia flight. They are two seperate tickets. Is that enough time to make the connection? Can I check in for the Air croatia flight at the gate or do I need to go out to the ticketing desk? Thanks


    That should be enough time. If you have no checked bags then yes, you can check in at the Croatia Airlines transfer desk or gate.


  • connection 1 hour to madrid
    Mar 23, 2017
    I would like to know if a 55 min connection will be sufficient to connect from a KLM flight which arrives at AMS to an Air Europe flight which goes to Madrid. Both were sold by klm on the same ticket. What happens with our luggage. I wonder if they will be able to send us to our destination properly.thanks for your help


    Where are you flying into Amsterdam from?


    from Argentina


    Then that should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly. Your bags should go straight through to Madrid if both flights are on the same reservation.


  • staying at yodel and other questions
    Mar 4, 2017
    We will be arriving from the US at 5:40 am and plan to spend some time at the Yodel Hotel at the airport. Our connecting flight to Rome leaves at 11:50 am. Will we need to go through passport control on our way to the Yodel? Also, what time should we leave the Yodel to make it to our flight that leaves at 11:50? thanks so much.


  • Enough time?
    Feb 22, 2017
    I am a US citizen with a 7:10 am flight from Schiphol to Edinburgh (will be checking bags). The earliest sprinter train from my hotel area arrives Schiphol at 5:32 am. Does this allow enough time to complete all steps to make flight?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Need to catch a bus
    Feb 16, 2017
    I will be flying into Amsterdam from Toronto. How long does it take to get through customs, pick up luggage, etc. My flight arrives at 10:15 and I need to get a bus to Movenpick. Also, how far in advance must you be at airport when flying out internationally for the return trip. Thank you for your assistance.


  • How long does it take to go through customs?
    Jan 26, 2017
    I will be arriving AMS on Delta from the U.S. My flight arrives at 9:05 a.m. and a driver is picking me up at 10:00 a.m. Will I be able to collect my baggage and go through customs in enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


    Thank you for the quick response


  • Hotel after security check
    Jan 19, 2017
    I will be arriving on KLM from Canada and will connect with KLM to the UK. I want to stay at the YOTEL in the terminal. Will I need to go through passport control, either before or after my YOTEL stay?


    No, the YOTEL is in the international transit area.


  • time it takes to check in
    Jan 19, 2017
    How long does it usually take to check in AMS if Schengen to Schengen?


    You can theoretically show up an hour before the flight, but I'd recommend a little more time.


  • Flying from Cape Town to U.S.A With Layover at AMS (Passport Check?)
    Feb 2, 2017
    Hi, I have a U.S. passport that expires in July and I wanted to know if I'll have to go through customs/passport check when I layover at AMS...flying in from Cape Town...on my way back to the U.S. I'm confused about the 3 months/6 months rules. Thanks for any insight!


    There will be no passport control in Amsterdam since you are not entering the Schengen Area.




    I always tell my clients to renew if their passport is close to the 6 month mark. You won't have a problem in Amsterdam but you'll have a problem in Cape Town get on the first flight if they don't like the date on your passport.


  • airport transit visa for nigerian on implied status
    Jan 8, 2017
    Hi, I am flying from Toronto-schiphol-lagos, i am a Nigerian with "implied status" in Canada and still waiting on a decision to be made on an extension of my visa. Do i need an airport transit visa through schiphol? I have been getting conflicting information saying i do and the latest from consular officer Mrs mickey mclaughlin in Toronto say i do not need one if i have proof of my visa application, express entry profile application and receipts of payments which i have. would that work? Can i still board a flight in Toronto?


  • Will we have enough time?
    Dec 31, 2016
    I am flying from Atlanta to Amsterdam on Delta and then to Copenhagen on KLM in early January. We have an 1 hour 45 minute layover. What will we have to do when we get to Amsterdam? Will we have to recheck bags or go through a passport check? And will we have enough time?


    All you have to do is go through Schengen Entray Passport Control. You don't have to do anything with your bags. You have enough time.


  • International Connection
    Dec 22, 2016
    I am traveling from DTW (USA) to KGL (Africa) with a 1 hr 55 min layover at AMS. I am flying Delta the entire way. Will I need to claim my checked baggage and go back through security/some sort of check-in at AMS, or will I only need to go through security with my carry on?


    All you need to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Since you are coming from the US you don't have to go through security. You have enough time.


  • US to AMS - AMS to JMK
    Dec 16, 2016
    My flights lands from the US at 6AM can i make a 7:20AM connecting flight with only carry on? Do i need to go thru customs?


    Are both flights on the same reservation? If not do you have checked bags?


    Yes they are in the same reso and I have carry on only


    Then yes, that is enough time. You just have to go through Schengen entry passport control and to your departure gate.


  • layover time
    Nov 28, 2016
    I am traveling from Atlanta to Amsterdam and then onto Cape Town. My first flight is Delta and my second is KLM but they were booked together. My layover is two hours. Will that be enough time and will I have to go through any sort of customs in Amsterdam?


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do in Amsterdam is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. There is no passport control because you are not entering the Schengen Area.


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