Mess in AMS today - April 2022 onwards

Old Apr 30, 2022, 1:48 pm
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Tomorrow again a busy day at Schiphol airport.
Peak times expected between 10 - 16 H

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


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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....
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Old Apr 30, 2022, 2:37 pm
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Originally Posted by mfkne
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.
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Old Apr 30, 2022, 2:48 pm
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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).
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Old Apr 30, 2022, 2:50 pm
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Originally Posted by HadesNL
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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.
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Old Apr 30, 2022, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by KLflyerRalph
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
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Old Apr 30, 2022, 3:13 pm
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Originally Posted by johan rebel
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.

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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.
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Old Apr 30, 2022, 3:44 pm
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Originally Posted by mfkne
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.

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Old Apr 30, 2022, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by HadesNL
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?

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Old Apr 30, 2022, 3:50 pm
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Originally Posted by mlin32
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.

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Old Apr 30, 2022, 3:54 pm
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Originally Posted by johan rebel
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.

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But she’s the future CEO of KLM, not Schiphol.
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Old Apr 30, 2022, 3:56 pm
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Originally Posted by mfkne
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.
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Old Apr 30, 2022, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by tourguide
For non-schengen flights, there is not a queue
You mean Schengen flights, right?

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Old Apr 30, 2022, 4:14 pm
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At least the rain wasn't coming down in buckets.
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Old Apr 30, 2022, 4:40 pm
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Originally Posted by HadesNL
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.
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Old Apr 30, 2022, 5:14 pm
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KL's punctuality wasn't very impressive either on Saturday.

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