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HadesNL Jun 5, 22 3:13 am


Originally Posted by johan rebel (Post 34308342)
Still NE
It also seems as if AMS has narrowly escaped the heavy rain this morning:
There's more coming from Belgium and Germany, though.

Appreciate the update, thanks.
Let's hope the day progresses without inclement weather

johan rebel Jun 5, 22 3:23 am


Originally Posted by sgunter (Post 34308279)
I need assistance with where our bags will go if I decide to cut losses and drive/train to another airport. My family’s connection from AMS to CPH was cancelled last night with KLM. We are rebooked with SAS tonight. the first two flights today with KLM to CPH have either canceled or currently delayed and trending towards cancellation.

KL1125 has indeed been canceled, as has KL1131, and KL1127 is currently listed 93 minutes late departed 2Ĺ hours late.

To late to help you now, but Norwegian has a AMS-CPH flight scheduled for 10.20, which is running only slightly late left 1h40 late. They have another flight scheduled for 7.30 p.m., though. Could be an option to get you to Denmark if SK also screws up (they canceled yesterday's departure).

As for your bags, you are at the airline's and airport's mercy, as you have found out. It is of course perfectly possible to retrieve you luggage and return it to you, they have just decided not to do so for any number of reasons.

Johan

irishguy28 Jun 5, 22 4:56 am


Originally Posted by johan rebel (Post 34308342)
Still NE, albeit only a light breeze now.


It also seems as if AMS has narrowly escaped the heavy rain this morning:

There's more coming from Belgium

Funny that the wind is from the NE but the rain still makes it up from the SW! 😁

sgunter Jun 5, 22 5:05 am


Originally Posted by johan rebel (Post 34308358)
KL1125 has indeed been canceled, as has KL1131, and KL1127 is currently listed 93 minutes late.

To late to help you now, but Norwegian has a AMS-CPH flight scheduled for 10.20, which is running only slightly late. They have another flight scheduled for 7.30 p.m., though. Could be an option to get you to Denmark if SK also screws up (they canceled yesterday's departure).

As for your bags, you are at the airline's and airport's mercy, as you have found out. It is of course perfectly possible to retrieve you luggage and return it to you, they have just decided not to do so for any number of reasons.

Johan

Iím thinking about dropping $1k and flying to CPH from Brussels after a train ride down. I have little faith that Norwegian, Easy Jet or SAS actually fly today.

BigFlyer Jun 5, 22 5:07 am

June 5th AM Report
 
Got to Schiphol about 11 AM for our 14:50 UA flight to SFO. I actually thought today would not bad as it is mid ( not end of) holiday weekend, but the Schiphol website said today was peak, and I have an important meeting on Monday AM in San Francisco, so didn't want to risk missing the flight.

No boarding pass check entering Departures 3.

I had purchased Premier Access from UA, which for $24 was supposed to give priority seating and boarding.

Went to the escalators at back of Departures 3, and saw that the priority and non-priority gates feed to the same escalator. At the top of the escalators, took a sligh right to get to the priority line. Someone took a quick look at our boarding passes and let us through, it seemed that that person didn't look very closely at the BP.

There was one person at the inspection machines handling priority.

Took us about 15 minutes from escalators to get through passport control.

The non-priority line snaked a bunch of times starting at the hard right turn, based on a trip we took through there a month ago would estimate it at about an hour without priority.

Went to Aspire Lounge. Told it was too crowded and we were too early. I asked when he suggested we come back - the attendant said 2PM. The impossibility of coming to the lounge at 2 PM for a 2:50 PM departure was lost on him.

irishguy28 Jun 5, 22 5:09 am

Maybe he knows your 2:50 flight won't be departing til later...

BigFlyer Jun 5, 22 5:25 am

June 5th AM Report
 
Got to Schiphol about 11 AM for our 14:50 UA flight to SFO. I actually thought today would not bad as it is mid ( not end of) holiday weekend, but the Schiphol website said today was peak, and I have an important meeting on Monday AM in San Francisco, so didn't want to risk missing the flight.

No boarding pass check entering Departures 3.

I had purchased Premier Access from UA, which for $24 was supposed to give priority seating and boarding.

Went to the escalators at back of Departures 3, and saw that the priority and non-priority gates feed to the same escalator. At the top of the escalators, took a sligh right to get to the priority line. Someone took a quick look at our boarding passes and let us through, it seemed that that person didn't look very closely at the BP.

There was one person at the inspection machines handling priority.

Took us about 15 minutes from escalators to get through passport control.

The non-priority line snaked a bunch of times starting at the hard right turn, based on a trip we took through there a month ago would estimate it at about an hour without priority.

Went to Aspire Lounge. Told it was too crowded and we were too early. I asked when he suggested we come back - the attendant said 2PM. The impossibility of coming to the lounge at 2 PM for a 2:50 PM departure was lost on him.

Escape Jun 5, 22 5:51 am

I was forwarded the following article: https://bonaire.nu/2022/05/27/klm-wi...-in-de-cabine/

Basically stating that KLM would prefer passengers to limit carry-on luggage, understandable, has anyone experienced to be explicitly told this at the check-in counter?

johan rebel Jun 5, 22 5:52 am


Originally Posted by irishguy28 (Post 34308483)
Funny that the wind is from the NE but the rain still makes it up from the SW! 😁

I guess the Anemoi aren't getting along today.

Schiphol wind latest:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...a3957053b3.png

As for the rain, AMS is trying to get itself surrounded:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...9e584368e4.png
Moving up from the south.

Johan

AnaTFN Jun 5, 22 5:54 am


Originally Posted by Escape (Post 34308577)
I was forwarded the following article: https://bonaire.nu/2022/05/27/klm-wi...-in-de-cabine/

Basically stating that KLM would prefer passengers to limit carry-on luggage, understandable, has anyone experienced to be explicitly told this at the check-in counter?

That makes sense to reduce wait at security, BUT if you know as a passenger that you need extra 45 minutes to check in your suitcase and then face a 30% chance that your suitcase doesn't make it (and then take weeks to get it back) you bet most people will optimize the largest carry-on that they can pack....

BigFlyer Jun 5, 22 6:20 am

Forgot to Post This, Sign Ouside KLM Transfer Desk About 11:30 AM on 5 June
 
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...c6e49b041a.jpg

BigFlyer Jun 5, 22 6:21 am

Forgot to Post This, Sign Ouside KLM Transfer Desk About 11:30 AM on 5 June
 
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...c6e49b041a.jpg

mpkz Jun 5, 22 6:25 am


Originally Posted by AnaTFN (Post 34308586)
That makes sense to reduce wait at security, BUT if you know as a passenger that you need extra 45 minutes to check in your suitcase and then face a 30% chance that your suitcase doesn't make it (and then take weeks to get it back) you bet most people will optimize the largest carry-on that they can pack....

Yeah you can bet your ... that I am hand-baggage only for the next few weeks...

Escape Jun 5, 22 6:43 am


Originally Posted by mpkz (Post 34308612)
Yeah you can bet your ... that I am hand-baggage only for the next few weeks...

same here, but have a long-haul coming up and will need to check a bag or two, and donít want to be told at the check-in desk that I need to check-in my carry-on bags as well. Wondering how strict klm will be with this.

JeffersonCampervan Jun 5, 22 7:28 am

I travel with carry on only and online checkin, so I don't get near baggage checkin - are they likely to force gate check of my carryon?


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