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I booked with Delta a flight ATL => FLR. The return is KLM codeshare through AMS arriving 9am on a Saturday, departing 5pm for ATL that same day. I am wanting to catch taxi or train to City Central and spend several hours. I plan on carryon only but there is a possibility (depending on shopping) that I may check my luggage. Even if only carryon, I will use the left luggage at AMS. My questions: will KLM/Delta check my baggage through to ATL? and will I have to go back through security at AMS? I want to know exactly how much time I have in Amsterdam. Any other recs/advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
Yes, KLM should check your bags through to ATL if the connection is during the day. If you leave the airport you will have to go through security in AMS, but otherwise you wouldn't (although you would have to go through US Security questions).
Given the situation I described how much time should I allow to go through security? I will check my bags through to ATL on the way back so I'll only have my purse. Thank you for your response! Very helpful.
Get to the airport at least 2 hours before your flight to Atlanta.
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?
Yes, since you won't have a formal extension of your Visa at that time you will need a Schengen Airport Transit Visa issued by the Netherlands. With no Schengen Visa or valid Canadian Visa the airline is not required to let you board.
I have a flight from Rome to Ams on KLM arriving at 1:00 pm with a 90 minute layover. From Ams I fly to Seattle at 2:45 pm. My tickets were purchased separately. I will have carry on only. Will I need to go back through security? Thanks!!
Make that 2:30 pm flight
I have a layover of 6 hr in Amsterdam airport after a long flight. Is there a small room or space at the airport that can be rented for a nap?
We are US citizens taking a trip on KLM from USA to Krakow. We have a 10h layover in AMS and want to leave the airport. We'll have our dog with us (in-cabin) and will be carrying the needed documentation (health certificate, EU/Poland travel documents). We plan on clearing immigration in AMS and heading into the city for a few hours. My question is will it be simple to clear security again with our pet or should we expect any complications? Thanks!
Flying into AMS from Houston,USA in March on United. Plan is to book a Ryanair or Air Lingus flight to Dublin. Is 2 hours enough time to make the connection?
If you have checked bags, no that is not enough time. Without checked bags it's doable, but difficult.
We wouldn't have any checked luggage. Would it be more doable with 2 1/2 hours? Is it that the gates are far apart of a lot of security to go through?
i will going to barcelona from miami fl in klm airline, and i have layover of one hour in ams schiphlol airport. my question is one hours is enough time to conecction if my fly amsterdam to barcelona is in klm too
Yes, that is enough time. You just have to go through passport control and to your departure gate.
I have a flight leaving from Amsterdam at 12:10 noon. I will be flying in from India and arriving at 8:10 AM. They are two different tickets on different airlines, and I have checked-in baggage for both flights. Will this be enough time to get to the next flight?
What airlines? Where are you flying from Amsterdam to?
KLM into Amsterdam, and KLM cityhopper out of Amsterdam. however, these are NOT connecting flights and are on two completely different tickets
Call KLM and try to have them joined onto the same reservation. They're both considered KLM (not separate airlines). You have plenty of time.
Hi. Im gonna take a flight from Oslo to Amsterdam, and then to Calgary, and the cheapest ticket for me, will be a 85 minutes layover on the Amsterdam airport. Will this be enough for me to get from my plane from oslo to the plane going to calgary?
Yes, that is plenty of time. All you have to do is go through Schengen exit passport control and to your departure gate.
Salve io ho un volo da Firenze per Monaco di Baviera con scalo ad Amsterdam di un ora .La mia domanda è siccome non ci sono mai stata nel aeroporto di Amsterdam mi basta 1ora per trovare il gate? Non è che mi perdo?