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Two Different Airline and Tickets Transit at Schiphol

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Two Different Airline and Tickets Transit at Schiphol

Dear all, I just checked several forums about transit visa at Schiphol, but I still hesitate and who knows you could help me with this question.

Planning to go to Istanbul via Amsterdam, with GA from CGK-AMS and TK from AMS-IST. Layovers around 4hrs. It will be on separate tickets. Do I need to collect baggage before transferring to the next flight? Do I will pass immigration? As far as I know, Indonesian doesn't need transit visa. But how about my case?

Thank you!

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1. Re: Two Different Airline and Tickets Transit at Schiphol

I am not a visa specialist.

As you are on separate tickets, you will need - by my opinion - a Schengen visa. This because you will pass through immigration to get to your luggage, and your flight ends for the first ticket in a Schengen country.

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2. Re: Two Different Airline and Tickets Transit at Schiphol

Also as above has stated, pls be aware that if you do not have the correct visa you may be stopped getting on the first flight.

Edited: 19 October 2017, 14:50
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3. Re: Two Different Airline and Tickets Transit at Schiphol

You need to go though passport control and collect your luggage, then go upstairs to check in with Turkish. Then back through passport and security. For some time now KLM recommend to be at the airport 3 hours in advance of an international flight due to the long lines. Basically you should make the connection but a delay on your first flight or luggage not arriving and you will not make it.

As for a visa then you need to be sure about it

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4. Re: Two Different Airline and Tickets Transit at Schiphol

You will need to check with the airlines (a) if they have a baggage interlining agreement and (b) if they are willing to check baggage all the way through on separate tickets. The answer to the first question will probably be "yes" but the answer to the second question is likely to be "no". Back in the old days airlines would happily interline bags on separate tickets, these days most airlines don't any more.

If the answer to BOTH questions is yes then you are good to go because you will be able to transit airside.

If the answer to the second question is no you will need a Schengen visa (and note - this is a full Schengen visa as there are no transit visas)

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5. Re: Two Different Airline and Tickets Transit at Schiphol

Others above have given great information

I know nothing about such things , however from JKT to IST :-

You have said 'planning to' so sounds like you have not booked the tickets yet

Turkish Airlines appear to operate a daily JKT-IST flight , is it that more expensive ?

There is also Emirates and Singapore Airlines , those again would be easy , worth checking the fares

Edited: 19 October 2017, 19:00
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6. Re: Two Different Airline and Tickets Transit at Schiphol

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet then you should factor in the price and hassle of getting a Schengen visa against the possibility higher costs of other options mentioned in the previous post.

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7. Re: Two Different Airline and Tickets Transit at Schiphol

You will likely not even get to board at Jakarta as the airline will be looking for you to have a Schengen visa if you cant get the flights interlinked or at least have in writing that they will interline baggage on two separate tickets.

TK & GA are both SKy Team however but you really need to check this and have it confirmed.

Qatar have pretty decent flights price and time wise. Check them out.

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8. Re: Two Different Airline and Tickets Transit at Schiphol

Hello, thank you all for the replies, really helpful. I forgot to put the reason why I'm planning to take GA from JKT because I have special rate and that is cheaper than to take JKT-IST flight with other airlines in one single ticket. However, considering the hassle, I will consider another airline and route (perhaps KUL-IST)

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9. Re: Two Different Airline and Tickets Transit at Schiphol

Yess, I've heard that Qatar often offers special price. Thank you for the recommendation

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10. Re: Two Different Airline and Tickets Transit at Schiphol

TK are in Star Alliance and GA are Skyteam so the chances of a bag being checked through on separate tickets is almost nil. Go another route or get the visa

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