Amsterdam flight change

Mar 7th, 2017, 01:39 PM
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Amsterdam flight change

Is 1 hour 15 min. too little for changing flights in Amsterdam.
Flights are all on one ticket and luggage will be transferred by the airline.
Thanks for your help.
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Mar 7th, 2017, 05:15 PM
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Where are you coming from and where are you flying to? Also what airlines?
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Mar 7th, 2017, 05:42 PM
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And is this all on one ticket?
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Mar 7th, 2017, 06:36 PM
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All flights on one ticket.
Delta/KLM
Thanks for replies.
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Mar 7th, 2017, 07:36 PM
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https://www.schiphol.nl/en/transfers/
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Mar 7th, 2017, 10:53 PM
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If it wasn't enough time, you would not have been able to purchase your flights all on one ticket.
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Mar 8th, 2017, 03:15 AM
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Of course, no one can predict if your inbound flight will arrive "on time" which is the key to making any connection.
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Mar 8th, 2017, 04:05 AM
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Odin - what the airline likes to think is realistic, and what turns out to be the situation on the ground, do not always match. And, of course, RoamsAround is right, this won't work if the inbound is late. The good news is that the connection is "protected", the bad news is that flights are often overbooked these days, so the "next available flight" may be tomorrow...
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Mar 8th, 2017, 06:25 AM
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thursdayd, despite your low opinion of an airline's capability of running their own business, their schedules and connection times are not based on guesswork. If it was not a legal connection, it could not be purchased on one ticket. If it was an unrealistic connection time, the airline would not bolt together connecting flights that were impossible to make, it is far too costly and time consuming to sort out passengers with missed connections. If the incoming flight is very late and the connection is missed, then of course the connection will be missed and they'll be put on another flight, whether that is today, tomorrow or next week. Many flights that originate in the US arrive in Europe earlier than scheduled anyway.

I transit thru AMS regularly and most of my incoming flights are late arriving but have only missed a connection once. 1hr and 15 mins is plenty for AMS if the incoming flight is on time or even slightly late.
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Mar 8th, 2017, 08:31 AM
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Appreciate the input.
All the experiences help in making the final decision of choosing flights that have close connections.
Have a fantastic day.
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Mar 8th, 2017, 10:05 AM
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Schiphol is one of the most orderly airports I've ever been thru. I think you'll be just fine.
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Mar 8th, 2017, 10:28 AM
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Schiphol is one terminal, you can walk from one end to the other in around 20 minutes.

1h15m is short, but not too short, I always seem to get 1h connections.

Question is - will you have to pass through Schengen immigration which could eliminate your chances of some shopping
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Mar 8th, 2017, 10:35 AM
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Odin - what the airlines consider a legal connection, and what the customer considers reasonable are not necessarily the same thing.

Recently AA wanted to switch me to a routing Tokyo-LA-Philly-RDU, arriving after midnight and with a 40 minute connection in Philly. No doubt it was perfectly legal. I considered it perfectly unreasonable.
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Mar 12th, 2017, 05:00 PM
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That's going to be tight in any airport, but not impossible. It may be affected by the type of connection. If flying west across the Atlantic, you should expect a full security check by the airline at the departure gate and American-based airlines want you in your seat well before the departure time and may close the door earlier.

I am perplexed by this "legal" connection idea. Who makes those laws? Who enforces them? Do they truly have the weight of law or are they a sort of guideline? I do know that I frequently see airlines offering implausibly tight connections. And twice, on international transfers, I made the second leg but my luggage didn't. I had been assured, by officials from two airlines, that I could make the connection at Charles de Gaulle. The lost luggage agent in Marseille airport knew better. It happens all the time, she laughed. So now I make my own judgments on what is possible and don't put faith in "legal."
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Mar 13th, 2017, 06:48 AM
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Southam--Thanks for your reply and experience. Lost luggage has been my past experience on such flights also, thus was apprehensive from the beginning.

Happy to tell you, I changed my flight and now have a good 3 hours in between, which will be helpful if the first flight is late. It will also help in luggage transfer.

In addition, it will give me time to stretch legs as I wander around the lovely airport shops!!!
Have a great week and thanks again.
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Sounds much better! Enjoy the trip.
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