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HadesNL Apr 30, 22 1:48 pm

Heads up:

Tomorrow again a busy day at Schiphol airport.
Peak times expected between 10 - 16 H

Source:
https://nos.nl/artikel/2427061-morge...hten-geschrapt
https://www.nu.nl/economie/6198176/s...chappijen.html


Most amusing quote:
Andere maatschappijen die normaal veel mensen laten overstappen op Schiphol kunnen dat voor deze ene keer wellicht op andere Europese luchthavens doen, stelt Vitalis

Other carriers that facilitate transfer passengers at Schiphol, might handle this at other European airports as a one-off....

the810 Apr 30, 22 2:37 pm


Originally Posted by mfkne (Post 34209714)
We saw this first hand two weeks ago - there was one desk for EU passports while there were four for non-EU passports

Are there really "non-EU passports" desks at AMS? While the term is commonly used by pax across Europe, most airports only have EU passports desks and all passports desks. Thus, EU citizen can choose any queue if convenient, they don't have to stick to the EU line. At the same time, EU line usually moves faster (for obvious reasons) so it's worth sticking to it even if it's a bit longer.

mfkne Apr 30, 22 2:48 pm

That is indeed correct, but there were staff there checking which passport passengers had and they kept EU passport holders out of the “All Passports” queue (which goes against the meaning of “All” of course).

mfkne Apr 30, 22 2:50 pm


Originally Posted by HadesNL (Post 34209834)
Most amusing quote:

Other carriers that facilitate transfer passengers at Schiphol, might handle this at other European airports as a one-off....

Makes you wonder what an operational director of Schiphol does for a living. Certainly nothing related to operating an airport or commercial aviation in the broader sense.

AnaTFN Apr 30, 22 2:54 pm


Originally Posted by KLflyerRalph (Post 34209156)
Can confirm that there is a Privium gate next to the exit of the SkyPriority area. There also is one on the far right of the gates opposite SP check-in. Privium is a godsend these days as through this gate you can bypass +/- 2,5h of waiting in the general (including Elite Prio) queue that stretches outside.

Indeed the evidence keeps adding up for me to want to join Privium, even if I have sky priority :D

mlin32 Apr 30, 22 3:13 pm


Originally Posted by johan rebel (Post 34208848)
In other news, and just to cheer everyone up: squads of climate crazies belonging to various organizations predicting an imminent apocalypse have announced a day of action and disruption at all Dutch commercial airports for Saturday, May 14th.

Johan

Must be taking a page from the German eco-hippies. The ones here blockaded FRA access a few weeks ago then did random sit-ins (some glue their hands to thhe pavement) during rush hours at key roadways and interchanges.

johan rebel Apr 30, 22 3:44 pm


Originally Posted by mfkne (Post 34209951)
Makes you wonder what an operational director of Schiphol does for a living.

Relax, they have just appointed a new CEO, who has lots of experience making life miserable for those traveling by train in Holland. I have no doubts that she can ensure that Schiphol keeps up the good work.

Johan

johan rebel Apr 30, 22 3:47 pm


Originally Posted by HadesNL (Post 34209834)
Other carriers that facilitate transfer passengers at Schiphol, might handle this at other European airports as a one-off....

What the heck has the Schiphol C-suite been smoking?

What other carriers have lots of transfer pax at AMS anyway? And how will sending them via other hubs shorten the lines at departures security?

Johan

johan rebel Apr 30, 22 3:50 pm


Originally Posted by mlin32 (Post 34209998)
some glue their hands to the pavement.

I figure they should all be encouraged to glue themselves to any suitable pavement, and then be left to their own devices. Sooner or later they will then have to answer the call of nature on camera.

Johan

mfkne Apr 30, 22 3:54 pm


Originally Posted by johan rebel (Post 34210055)
Relax, they have just appointed a new CEO, who has lots of experience making life miserable for those traveling by train in Holland. I have no doubts that she can ensure that Schiphol keeps up the good work.

Johan

But she’s the future CEO of KLM, not Schiphol.

johan rebel Apr 30, 22 3:56 pm


Originally Posted by mfkne (Post 34210075)
But she’s the future CEO of KLM, not Schiphol.

Yes, of course, you are right! But hey, the airport and the airline as like Siamese twins, so the two CEOs will no doubt be a good match. Synchronized wrecking balls.

johan rebel Apr 30, 22 4:03 pm


Originally Posted by tourguide (Post 34209599)
For non-schengen flights, there is not a queue

You mean Schengen flights, right?

Johan

johan rebel Apr 30, 22 4:14 pm

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...bed076e326.png
At least the rain wasn't coming down in buckets.

westi2002 Apr 30, 22 4:40 pm


Originally Posted by HadesNL (Post 34209038)
Thanks for the tip!
You always seem to be the bearer of good news :)
Hope nobody will be burning their bras on the 14th May: https://www.14meimanifestatie.nl/aanleiding/

Let's hope they will finish their protest in the morning. I fly back to WAW in the evening. I did everything to avoid flying these weekends to NL, so pls do not disurn operations a week after as well.

johan rebel Apr 30, 22 5:14 pm

KL's punctuality wasn't very impressive either on Saturday.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...9505b7d326.jpg


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