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AurelAF96 May 31, 22 3:53 am


Originally Posted by InsomniaBA (Post 34294163)
We're on the same flight :)
I'm planning to just fast track through departures 3 myself.

Sweet! At what time do you think you'll arrived at the airport?

CyBeR May 31, 22 4:56 am


Originally Posted by roelb (Post 34294139)
You do not have Sky Priority, that is correct. But as a SkyTeam Elite passenger, you are welcome in the SkyPriority checkin area (checkin rows 9-10), which also serves as priority checkin for Elite/Silver passengers. And because of the layout of the airport with a seperate escalator up to security from that area, you are also be able to use priority security at AMS as a bonus feature.

Keep in mind: this is only the case for non-schengen flights on KL, AF or DL.

It is in fact also the case for Schengen flights on AFKLDL as the SkyPriority check-in for that is the same one in Departures 2. You simply take a right after security instead of going left to passport control.

malmostoso May 31, 22 5:17 am

What is the policy on +1s? I have two upcoming trips this summer on KL. The first one has 5 more people without status so I don't expect to be able to go through the SP line, but in the second I'm flying to ABZ with just a companion: any chance we'd be allowed to both go through the SP lane? I have Elite Plus status through ITA (don't laugh), which I think KL recognizes quite well.

South London Bon Viveur May 31, 22 5:55 am


Originally Posted by BobTL (Post 34293949)
It’s The Netherlands. “Holland” is one of 2 provinces, North (Noord) Holland and South (Zuid) Holland.

And the queues are only a problem in North Holland's airport. South Holland's airport does better (though admittedly with a lighter load) :)

mpkz May 31, 22 7:20 am


Originally Posted by CyBeR (Post 34294273)
It is in fact also the case for Schengen flights on AFKLDL as the SkyPriority check-in for that is the same one in Departures 2. You simply take a right after security instead of going left to passport control.

Was going to say the same.. the security checks at departures 2 and 1 feed into the same connected area before passport control

malmostoso May 31, 22 1:37 pm

Apparently Schiphol and the unions have found an agreement to move forward, however travelers should still expect long lines and delays over the summer.

johan rebel May 31, 22 6:19 pm


Originally Posted by malmostoso (Post 34295672)
Apparently Schiphol and the unions have found an agreement to move forward.

Would be great if they found an agreement to move their customers in those queues forward.

Johan

johan rebel May 31, 22 6:23 pm


Originally Posted by jerry_greece (Post 34294170)
captain told us that there is no security personnel from Schiphol that can "unlock" the right doors (D-pier is dual, schengen/extra-schengen).

On several occasions I've disembarked at a D-gate only to find the "wrong" door wide open.

Johan

BobTL May 31, 22 10:13 pm


Originally Posted by johan rebel (Post 34294155)
Holland is exactly half as many letters , everybody gets it, and only the pedantic get upset. So I'll continue using it, just as I'll keep saying Turkey, whether Erdogan likes it or not.

Thanks for the heads-up, though. I've lived in both provinces, I've looked at them from above 1,000+ times, and somewhere I have an Atheneum diploma with an excellent grade for geography (my written exam essay was on the history of air navigation in Holland). I figure I've got Holland down pat, but just to keep myself sharp, I spend my time during AMS approaches and departures putting names to cities, towns, villages, lakes, rivers, canals, freeways, etc. My idea of fun.

Johan

That was an extensive way to say “ you are right” 😁

malmostoso Jun 1, 22 12:41 am


Originally Posted by johan rebel (Post 34296497)
Would be great if they found an agreement to move their customers in those queues forward.

If I were to use a native expression, I'd probably pick "helaas, pindakaas".

HadesNL Jun 1, 22 2:50 am

The news of Schiphol Summer runway works :
https://www.schiphol.nl/en/schiphol-...nce-and-works/

Has reached mainstream media:


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...b8ca60ed0.jpeg


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...47cb9416e.jpeg

johan rebel Jun 1, 22 3:10 am


Originally Posted by HadesNL (Post 34297352)
The news of Schiphol Summer runway works

Good Lord in Heaven!

It's not going to help solve anything in the short run, but this Benschop clown should be booted out forthwith. That he spent his time hobnobbing in Davos, taking his family on vacation to Portugal during the Meivakantie (spring break) catastrophe, bobbing around in a boat on Amsterdam's canals on Koningsdag, attending a gala dinner in DC, etc. etc. is bad enough, even though he claims that he "could always be reached". This runway maintenance planning really takes the prize. Work that easily could and should have been done during the pandemic was not only postponed in true Dutch penny-pinching style, but then rescheduled for the busiest periods of this year.

Surely there's a penalty for sheer bloody-minded idiocy? At least this once?

Johan

HadesNL Jun 1, 22 3:14 am

For those planning flights from Amsterdam airport this summer.
Rijksoverheid shows the dates for annual school holidays:
https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwe...ties-2021-2022

You can get an impression which weekends ( the actual start of the school sumner holidays) (per region) will become busy at Schiphol airport. Besides departures, don't forget about the expected increase at arrivals. So be warned!
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...1a09dac30.jpeg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...2a13b9be5.jpeg

HadesNL Jun 1, 22 3:22 am


Originally Posted by johan rebel (Post 34297371)
Good Lord in Heaven!

this Benschop clown should be booted out forthwith?

Unfortunately just as the state of the walkways & travellators & escalators in the main terminal building,
By his same maintenance budget and logic
the emergency [EJECT] button has also been made redundant

ignorantcow Jun 1, 22 3:26 am


Originally Posted by johan rebel (Post 34294155)
Holland is exactly half as many letters , everybody gets it, and only the pedantic get upset.

Spoken like a true "hollander" with arrogance and absolutely no regard for nuance nor the opinion of the rest of the country. Which is fine, it is your prerogative.

It doesn't change the fact that using "Holland" to refer to the country is antiquated and incorrect. The official name is the Netherlands.


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