ExpatVet wrote:BlatantEcho wrote:^^^
1:20hr connection is zero drama in AMS in my experience. They have that dialed.
I believe MCT is actually as little as an hour.
That said, I have believed for years that the AMS flight should be shifted back 60-90 minutes.
Leave PDX at 3pm. Arrive AMS at 10am.
Leave AMS more like 11am, arrive pdx around 1pm
Klm has enough connecting flights where you don’t miss much, and it opens up more civilized connections from the rest of the continent.
(LIS-AMS is a 5am flight to make connection). ATH and IST and such are damn early too.
Just never quite sure why it wasn’t pushed back a little to open up a few more connections that people like yourself get nervous about.
The thing I find is that landing time is not the same as terminal time. So I might have an hour and twenty when the wheels hit dirt, but by the time we taxi in from Belgium (I mean the Polderbaan) it's sub one hour. And i'm still not off the plane yet. I play very conservative with my transits, only missed one flight in the last ten years.
Took the flight in April, we had to leave Dublin at 5:55am on a Sunday morning. Checked in at 4:30am, partied with dozens of newly found cousins & half siblings in the Malone family pub until then. I sure wish it left at 8-9am instead. After a short delay on the outbound to Dublin from PDX, we had only 45 minutes from wheels down, to wheels up from Delta to KLM City Hopper, a very smooth transit given the number of people making that early bank at AMS on a Sunday morning.