Mess in AMS today - April 2022 onwards

Old Feb 24, 23, 1:14 am
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Originally Posted by Another user name to remember
Same issue for me last Thursday. Two identical bottles (same brand and size, just a difference in color) in my backpack. Bag was send to secondary, one bottle taken out and given the same options by a supervisor. Left all my stuff with my wife and was escorted out to landside again with the bottle, drank the water that was in the bottle and back through. Had opt out of the scanner and the guy was really surprised to see me again after 5 minutes.
Incredible. Went through various times with a full water bottle since that was ok for a while with the new AMS scanners. Yes, at other airports I saw myself drinking the bottle empty if something was left.
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Old Feb 24, 23, 3:37 pm
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I’ve got an upcoming AMS-LCY trip in business. First time in business on KLM. Is there some kind of fast track through security/passport control for business class passengers?
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Old Feb 24, 23, 8:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Phantomchickenz81
Ive got an upcoming AMS-LCY trip in business. First time in business on KLM. Is there some kind of fast track through security/passport control for business class passengers?
on departure, yes
on arrival, no. But as it's LCY you won't need it anyway.
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Old Feb 25, 23, 1:06 am
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Originally Posted by Maestro Ramen
on departure, yes
on arrival, no. But as it's LCY you won't need it anyway.
Great, thanks. Is it security, passport control, or both?

I know the deal at LCY, hence only booked in economy on the way out.
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Old Feb 25, 23, 6:16 am
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Originally Posted by Phantomchickenz81
Great, thanks. Is it security, passport control, or both?

I know the deal at LCY, hence only booked in economy on the way out.
At AMS only security have priority. Border control does not have that unless you have Privium.
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Old Feb 27, 23, 8:27 am
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Privium is strictly speaking not priority but a separate biometric channel.
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Old Feb 28, 23, 9:40 am
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Arrived today from GIG at E gates. Queue for passport control was quite lengthy upstairs. It took 15 min. to get downstairs for the 2nd queue. Non-EU passports had a queue of approx. 40-45 min. (6 booths were open, one also serving crews etc.). Time eventually increased to 55-60 min. altohugh my impression was that the line was moving faster than that. EU passports used the e-gates (in total 6). I was through the gates in 15 min, so overall 30 min. wait.
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Old Mar 13, 23, 1:38 pm
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Good news for Privium holders, Express Lounge will now be open until 9 starting Wednesday.
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Old Mar 14, 23, 9:53 pm
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If I fly SIN-(KL)-AMS-(Transavia)-AGP in Economy as a non-FB Elite Plus member, what kind of transfer experience can I expect in early August (imagine this is peak leisure season)?

- What would lines be like at transfer passport control and/or security (or does SIN count as 'secure')?
- Does the Transavia flight depart from the low cost wing and what would the impact be from a waiting time perspective if that's the case?
- What benefits does SkyPriority give at AMS for a transfer like this? Will there be (actual time saving) priority lanes for passport control and/or security?
- Do Transavia offer priority boarding for members with SkyPriority? In fact, are ANY of the SkyPriority benefits available to me if I transfer from a KL flight to a Transavia flight?

Really appreciate your input!

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Old Mar 15, 23, 4:17 am
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I think SIN is a clean arrival so no security control.

There is no priority at passport control for anybody.

Transavia uses the normal gates, likely C or D.

Transavia is not a sky team member. You can expect no benefits.
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Old Mar 15, 23, 4:55 am
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I remember reading that if the flight is only from SIN, it's clean, but if it's a flight that stops in SIN on the way from somewhere else, you will have to reclear in AMS.
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Old Mar 15, 23, 7:51 am
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Please refer to Connecting in Amsterdam [AMS] - Consolidated thread of transfer Q&A
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Old Apr 21, 23, 3:56 am
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Quick report as of Thursday morning: No wait at SP check-in or security, but 20-30 minutes in the queue at passport control with three booths open plus 2 self-scanning machines.
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Old Apr 21, 23, 5:34 am
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Everyone travelling in the May holidays / Mei vakantie : good luck / veel geluk!

https://nos.nl/artikel/2472233-meiva...ap-voor-drukte

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a new feature seems to prebook a security time slot for SCHENGEN only !

https://nieuws.schiphol.nl/schiphol-...ycontrole-aan/
https://www.schiphol.nl/nl/pagina/timeslots/


English:
https://www.schiphol.nl/en/page/timeslots/
https://news.schiphol.com/schiphol-n...ecurity-check/

Hope this might be helpful for everyone
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Old Apr 21, 23, 12:55 pm
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On a 9pm flight from AMS on Sunday night (23rd). Non-schengen. With Sky Priority, hand luggage only.
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Any estimates on when yo arrive at AMS? Was thinking 7pm.

Booked an early arrival from Edi to enjoy a day in the city before flying on, without realising it was school holidays and a chaos weekend!
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