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Connecting flights at Schiphol

We will fly on KLM from SEA to Toulouse France connecting at Schiphol. I'm trying to find out from what gate, terminal the connecting flight on KLM Cityhoper leaves from. Also will we need to go through security (will have boarding passes and luggage checked through). We only have 1h30 min so am concerned. It would probably the same gate/terminal if the flight was going to Paris.

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Mary,

For what its worth, i was monitoring my arrival/departure fight last sept and notice that they would sometimes change gates, but if you want to spend some time checking it out and see for yourself, go for it.

look at schiphol airport web site link here and look for the "arrival/Departure" and plug and chug your info. If you have already booked your flights you should have some flight info like flight number and time. Note that if you are too far out it may not have the flight info there. you can also look at the provious day arrival/departure time too. Also note that if you are checking for "today" the arrival time may not be available since they are around 8 hours ahead and it won't have happened yet.

Just so you know, chances are you will have enough time as long as you dont stop to smell, pick, plant, groom the roses and have morning tea. If you're not sure email KLM and see what they say. I did. Also, the connection time is ASSUMING all of the flights are on time.

One other comment. when you are approaching customs/immigrations, you will see a monitor that will have "express" on it for those that dont have a lot of time. If your connecting flight is on it, you are able to use the "express" line. on my flight last year, i was early enough and didnt have a lot of wait in the customs/immigration and made it easy.

And to answer your question, yes, you will have to go through security in and out. I thought it was sort of interesting to do so but i its not the only time i had to do so and i had to do so in different airports.

I try to use Schiphol as much as possible since i like its layout and its not as busy as LHR in my opinion.

one last comment. If you booked your flights as one ticket then the airlines are responsible to get you to your final destination. Not that missing a day will be fun, but just so you know if you dont. Also, what i did and I'm not sure if you had the options, but i chose the earliest connecting flights since there were several. The way i figure it, if i missed the first for any reason, i knew there were several others that i should be able to catch provided a seat was available.

happy trails.

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From the time we landed the plane "drove" about 15 minutes to get to the terminal. I swear the airport must have the longest taxiways in the world.

It is. The new runway they built, which most transatlantic flights use, is three miles away from the terminal building.

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From the time we landed the plane "drove" about 15 minutes to get to the terminal. I swear the airport must have the longest taxiways in the world.

I thought that it was cool to have the planes taxi over the freeway.

Yes, if your plane ends up using those runways, it can be a long drive to the gate.

happy trails.

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I have always found Schipol to be pretty manageable and well signed, compared to other airports, but do pay special attention to signage when you reach a major junction in your path. Your transfer time sounds generous. If your first flight is really delayed, then the airline will accommodate you on a different connection.