bahadir
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What To Do In AMS For 13 Hrs?

Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:14 pm

May end up spending 13 hrs in AMS in late Dec. My passport doesn't allow me to leave the transit area so any downtown visit is not possible. I know i can spot planes for several hours but 13 is a bit of a long time..

Thanks..
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sk601
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RE: What To Do In AMS For 13 Hrs?

Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:31 pm

If I was you, book a room in the hotel which is located INSIDE the terminal (no need to go through immigration). Just relax, take a shower, maybe go to the sauna or just watch some tv, in the privacy of your own room and be fit for the next flight.
http://www.accorhotels.com/accorhote...otel/gb/mer/1730/fiche_hotel.shtml

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RE: What To Do In AMS For 13 Hrs?

Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:46 pm

http://uk.ask.com/fr?u=http%3A%2F%2F...b=c46d8d94619e8dfd49699ad704985f54

The first point is that the observation terrace will not the open continously for 13 hours, secondly it is not clear what time you are arriving and departing which may restrict the times available as will the need for food. Furthermore it will be getting dark by 1600. If you stay out all day you risk frostbite anyway.

Finally, does the 13 hours include deplaning and re planing.
 
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RE: What To Do In AMS For 13 Hrs?

Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:48 pm

You can always hang out in the casino and play blackjack or the slots.
 
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RE: What To Do In AMS For 13 Hrs?

Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:49 pm



Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 2):
The first point is that the observation terrace

He will not be able to visit the observation terrace anyway, since you need to go through immigration to get there and:

Quoting Bahadir (Thread starter):
My passport doesn't allow me to leave the transit area

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RE: What To Do In AMS For 13 Hrs?

Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:03 pm

Count the cargo ships that arrive and depart... oh wait, that's Rodderdam  silly 
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RE: What To Do In AMS For 13 Hrs?

Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:50 am



Quoting Bahadir (Thread starter):
May end up spending 13 hrs in AMS in late Dec. My passport doesn't allow me to leave the transit area so any downtown visit is not possible. I know i can spot planes for several hours but 13 is a bit of a long time..

How does your passport not allow you to leave the transit area, if its a regular US passport there should be no issues.
 
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RE: What To Do In AMS For 13 Hrs?

Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:03 am



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 6):
How does your passport not allow you to leave the transit area, if its a regular US passport there should be no issues.

It's not US passport , it's Turkish..
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RE: What To Do In AMS For 13 Hrs?

Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:40 am

Which time of the day will you arrive and when will your next flight leave???
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bahadir
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RE: What To Do In AMS For 13 Hrs?

Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:43 am

Plans have changed. I was able to book the morning flight to IST. But I still have 5 hrs tomorrow in AMS which will be an easy time to pass with all that morning flight activity.
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TrijetsRMissed
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RE: What To Do In AMS For 13 Hrs?

Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:18 am

Admire all the MD-11's.  Wink
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RE: What To Do In AMS For 13 Hrs?

Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:55 am



Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 10):
Admire all the MD-11's

And wish that one day KL would use them for SFO-AMS.

Ironic because a quick check of Flightaware shows that their was an MD-11 sub today on SFO-AMS....

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RE: What To Do In AMS For 13 Hrs?

Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:49 am



Quoting Osprey88 (Reply 11):
And wish that one day KL would use them for SFO-AMS.

Ironic because a quick check of Flightaware shows that their was an MD-11 sub today on SFO-AMS....

In the not too distant past, the MD-11 was a regular on this route.
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bahadir
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RE: What To Do In AMS For 13 Hrs?

Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:48 pm



Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 10):
Admire all the MD-11's. Wink

That i did.. It was even a shorter brake than 5 hrs. Had to be at the gate at 11:25 am for 1:05pm departure. So, by the time i arrived at 8:10 am it wasn't a long layover. It still was very nice airport though.. Last time i have been there was in 1993 and i am sure things have changed since then..
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RE: What To Do In AMS For 13 Hrs?

Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:57 am



Quoting Bahadir (Reply 13):
That i did..

Good job.  Smile

Quoting Bahadir (Reply 13):
It still was very nice airport though..

One of my favorites.
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