Min Connection Time at AMS

Old May 6, 19, 6:00 pm
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Min Connection Time at AMS

So I've got an international flight from the US arriving at 10:20 AM and I want to take a connection to Spain leaving at 11:05. Is this connection time at all reasonable?
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Old May 6, 19, 8:16 pm
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Depending on how busy immigration is, it could be rather tight.
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Old May 6, 19, 11:54 pm
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Originally Posted by gadgetfreaky View Post
So I've got an international flight from the US arriving at 10:20 AM and I want to take a connection to Spain leaving at 11:05. Is this connection time at all reasonable?
Is that all on the same ticket ? If yes, you may take the risk (it is feasible but risky; a simple 5-10 min delay can make you miss the connection). If 2 separate tickets, forget about it.
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Old May 7, 19, 7:53 am
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No, the minimum connection time is 50 minutes.
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Old May 7, 19, 9:42 am
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it's 2 sep tickets. landing in AMS is United. the 2nd is on Air Europa to Madrid. My alternative is a 8 hour delay for the next flight.
I've never used credit card trip insurance - maybe that would work.
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Originally Posted by gadgetfreaky View Post
it's 2 sep tickets. landing in AMS is United. the 2nd is on Air Europa to Madrid. My alternative is a 8 hour delay for the next flight.
I've never used credit card trip insurance - that would work.
This is asking for trouble, really. If you have checked luggage, you are done already - you never can re-check in 45 min. With hand luggage only you need no queues at immigration and not any delays. If I were your cc company I would not help you with the insurance - you would miss your 2nd flight due to too tight planning, and find it your problem, not since there was anything else...
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And, PS, I do not understand the 8 hour waiting time for the next flight. Lot of flights to Madrid from AMS.
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Originally Posted by gadgetfreaky View Post
it's 2 sep tickets. landing in AMS is United. the 2nd is on Air Europa to Madrid. My alternative is a 8 hour delay for the next flight.
I've never used credit card trip insurance - maybe that would work.
So you already got the answer in my previous post : no way, even with hand bags only !
And the CC insurance will not work in this circumstance.
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Could only work for intra-EU transfers given waiting time in immigration.
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Could only work for intra-EU transfers given waiting time in immigration.
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Originally Posted by gadgetfreaky View Post
it's 2 sep tickets. landing in AMS is United. the 2nd is on Air Europa to Madrid. My alternative is a 8 hour delay for the next flight.
I've never used credit card trip insurance - maybe that would work.
My personal MCT in this case would be 2 hours. You really need to account for possible delay inbound as well as immigration lines (can be long!) and if you have checked luggage it would be impossible even if all the winds were in your favour.
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Originally Posted by gadgetfreaky View Post
it's 2 sep tickets. landing in AMS is United. the 2nd is on Air Europa to Madrid. My alternative is a 8 hour delay for the next flight.
I've never used credit card trip insurance - maybe that would work.
“Minimum connection time” is a concept that applies only to airlines.

If you want to travel on separate tickets, you should instead be applying a MAXIMUM connection time.
Alternately, wait to buy your onward ticket until you arrive at AMS. If you miss your booked connection, you are going to have to buy a new ticket at the airport anyway.
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