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Old Oct 13, 19, 7:31 pm
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AMS Newbie

Hi all,

Looking at a DTW-AMS-GLA flight in early February. I am not familiar with AMS and want to know what to expect. It looks like a mixture of passport checking and security? I would be on one ticket straight through with Delta/KLM in economy with a checked bag. I've got precheck but that wouldn't do squat in AMS. Is 1h25m sufficient to get through whatever I need to get through, or should I opt for a longer layover? Would I need to retrieve bag and get it re-screened? On the return I'd have a 2h5m layover.

PS: The short layover going there is because I'd prefer to try the A350 vs the A330 out of Detroit. Yell at me if I'm wrong...

Thanks!
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Old Oct 13, 19, 7:59 pm
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No need to clear security (flights from US/CANADA don't need to reclear security). No need to go through passport check as UK is not part of Schengen even now. Thus you'll get off plane and be able to head straight to connecting flight. Coming back depends on agreement that is reached between UK and EU regarding security, as UK will no longer be in EU, it could be subject to needing to reclear security. You however wont need to worry about passport control, as even now flights from UK land at international side as UK is not in Schengen area.
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Old Oct 13, 19, 8:32 pm
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Thank you very much flyerCO !
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Old Oct 14, 19, 12:02 pm
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1:25 should be more than fine, and KLM will get you there on a later flight or on alternative routing if there is an issue. Worth it ti fly on the new a/c!
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Old Oct 14, 19, 1:07 pm
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We actually planned it so we had a 5-hour layover in AMS. That was plenty of time to do the pay-storage of our bags (USA does not have this feature), and take the train to downtown. Had a few beers, walked around the sights, and took the train back to AMS and went back thru security and home to the US.
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Old Oct 14, 19, 2:04 pm
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Sounds nice, Porter2112 !
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Old Oct 14, 19, 5:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Porter2112 View Post
We actually planned it so we had a 5-hour layover in AMS. That was plenty of time to do the pay-storage of our bags (USA does not have this feature), and take the train to downtown. Had a few beers, walked around the sights, and took the train back to AMS and went back thru security and home to the US.
To me, this sounds like cutting it close with only five hours. You can take the train downtown and have a little stroll but IME not a lot more, and certainly a couple beer would be risky IMO. I'm glad it worked.
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