7e72004
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AMS Question

Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:01 am

I was wondering something...i remember flying on Northwest and looking at the airport maps. I looked at the AMS one and it looked like there were a crapload of gates, there were numbers all over the place. Does AMS really have that many gates or is there some type of weird numbering system? any info? thanks and cheers  Smile
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junior1970
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RE: AMS Question

Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:04 am

I don't know the details on their numbering system, but I do know that AMS doesn't really have that much gates. D-pier and E-pier are numbered in a different way.
 
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RE: AMS Question

Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:33 am

AMS has B tru G, each letter is a separate concourse, and each gate has a number. So you have e.g. B18 on one side and G09 on the other side. From one to the other is a 30 minute walk! But follow the yellow signs and you'll get there eventually!
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RE: AMS Question

Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:48 am

AMS has to be one of the easiest airports to get around, in my opinion. The place is pretty big, but connecting is no problem at all.

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RE: AMS Question

Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:51 am

I was just there on the 20th. Agreed it is easy to get around. It just is a long walk and that place is busy.
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RE: AMS Question

Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:56 am

The D-pier has gates with dual numbers. The low numbers are for intra-European destinations which do not require a passport check (The so-called Schengen countries), and the high numbers are for all other destinations. To pass through to the higher gate numbers, you will have to clear customs.
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RE: AMS Question

Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:38 am

Quoting AJO (Reply 5):
The low numbers are for intra-European destinations which do not require a passport check (The so-called Schengen countries), and the high numbers are for all other destinations.

The other way round!!! D03 tru D57 are non-Schengen, D59 tru D87 Schengen.
They're exactly the same gates like you say, but have different access, low numbers from the first floor, high numbers from the second floor, depending for which destination they are used.
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RE: AMS Question

Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:23 am

Quoting Junior1970 (Reply 1):
but I do know that AMS doesn't really have that much gates

Don't know what you call 'not that many'. Just did a quick count on a current Jeppesen map, took into acount the D-gates that have 2 gates (upstairs-schengen, downstairs-nonschengen.) came to a total of 116 gates.( not counting remote stands) The number of actual airbridges is about 95.....Thats a lot in my book...
 
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RE: AMS Question

Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:06 pm

Oh well....depends on what you're used to I guess.  Smile
 
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RE: AMS Question

Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:29 pm

A little off topic but, if you are in AMS and you have a bit of time, may I suggest going to the little cafe by the windows between the F & G piers. Grab a coffee, enjoy the view and they have the best piggy's in a blanket (sausage rolls).  cloudnine  Darn, I've still got 6 weeks before I can enjoy one of those again.  banghead 
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RE: AMS Question

Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:05 pm

Quoting 7E72004 (Thread starter):
Does AMS really have that many gates or is there some type of weird numbering system? any info? thanks and cheers

AMS does have a lot of gates and is one of the easiest to navigate it. One of the best in the world.
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RE: AMS Question

Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:02 am

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 9):
A little off topic but, if you are in AMS and you have a bit of time, may I suggest going to the little cafe by the windows between the F & G piers. Grab a coffee, enjoy the view and they have the best piggy's in a blanket

I have to agree on that. Boy I miss those piggy's in a blanket from back home. It's time for a family visit I guess.. Sad
 
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RE: AMS Question

Fri Mar 25, 2005 7:10 am

The piggy's in a blanket are called sausijzenbroodjes!
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RE: AMS Question

Sun Mar 27, 2005 4:29 pm

Amsterdam is known for being a "One Roof" terminal. No trains, no busses... There is the option of arriving on the ramp and catch a bus to the terminal, but this is usual the case with commuter/smaller flights that don't park at the gate.

Okay, getting from B18 to G9 is no peace of cake, but a good exercise before flying will do you good!
 
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RE: AMS Question

Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:31 am

Quoting AA B777-200 (Reply 13):
Okay, getting from B18 to G9 is no piece of cake, but a good exercise before flying will do you good!

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RE: AMS Question

Mon Mar 28, 2005 7:32 am

Junior1970

"came to a total of 116 gates"

"AMS doesn't really have that much gates"

"Oh well....depends on what you're used to I guess"


I gotta ask but if AMS is "back home" and 116 isn't a lot of gates where are you now? For all the travel I've done 116 ranks way up there.
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RE: AMS Question

Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:47 pm

M404, I am currently living in the USA.
What I actually meant by "AMS doesn't really have that much gates" was that for a major international airport, it's not uncommon to have that many gates.
Go to for instance ATL, IAD or PHL, or LHR for that matter and you'll see a lot more gates then the 116 that are in AMS.

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RE: AMS Question

Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:27 am

Junior1970,

PHL has about 118 gates and IAD has about 90 gates. AMS with 116 gates appears to be large by those standards!! ATL has about 190 gates but it is busiest airport in the world.

Looks as though AMS is right up there when it comes to gates!!!
 
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RE: AMS Question

Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:40 am

Ok ok...I surrender  Smile
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