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Washington, Iowa
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reviews: 4
Customs

We will be arriving from the US but have a connecting flight to Spain. Will we have enough time? We only have one hour. Will we need to go through customs? We are flying Business Class

Winter Haven...
posts: 3,345
reviews: 1
1. Re: Customs

You will have enough time if everything is on schedule. What time do you arrive?

PS - Glad you made it in from the California forum.

Edited: 9:59 pm, September 01, 2013
Canada
posts: 921
reviews: 48
2. Re: Customs

You go through immigration in Amsterdam, customs in Spain. They are different things.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Destination Expert
for Sri Lanka
posts: 33,145
reviews: 132
3. Re: Customs

Yes you go from non-Schengen to Schengen.

See

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g188590-c170368/Amste…

for some generic info.

The Immigration counters there have a line for short-transfer flights which opens 45m before their scheduled departure, and same line is also open for all business class pax. So you count double ;-) And anyhow if somehow you miss the connection due to delays, KLM will reschedule you on their next flight to same town - generally 2-3 flights per day at least.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

Edited: 12:29 am, September 02, 2013
Washington, Iowa
posts: 3
reviews: 4
4. Re: Customs

So I won't have to worry about getting my luggage in the Netherlands?

posts: 6
reviews: 10
5. Re: Customs

KLM will reschedule you IF you are flying with KLM :-)

And you won't have to pick up your luggage until you arrive at your final destination

Edited: 9:46 am, September 02, 2013
Stuttgart, Germany
Destination Expert
for Air Travel
posts: 4,821
reviews: 75
6. Re: Customs

There is a priority lane for passport control when entering the Schengen area, however there is often a backlup of people trying to get through security where this is no priority lane! I have made it in that time but prefer not to have to.

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