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Customs at Schiphol Airport

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Customs at Schiphol Airport

I am flying on Transvia airlines from Crete Greece to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam then catching a Delta flight back to united States. Would I have to go through customs in Amsterdam or just check my bags with Delta and go through customs in the States?

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1. Re: Customs at Schiphol Airport

You clear Emigration at Schiphol, as for you it's the point where you leave Schengen zone. But in USA you have both Immigration and Customs..

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2. Re: Customs at Schiphol Airport

If this is on one ticket then your bags will be checked through. You will have to go to the Delta PDC desk just after passport control.

You don't go through customs leaving countries (or common travel zones like Schengen) only when arriving.

Perhaps you are mixing customs up with immigration.

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3. Re: Customs at Schiphol Airport

Greece to NL is like a usa domestic flight. If you have to claim your bags from transavia and check them in yourself with delta make sure you have plenty of time between flights. In terms of timing and procedure an awful lot will depend on whether this is 1 ticket with bags being transferred vs 2 separate tickets with self-transfer. I know DL and HV have codeshares to some of HV's destinations but don't know if Kreta is one of them. And I don't know the extent of interlining outside of the codeshare destinations.

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4. Re: Customs at Schiphol Airport

KLM use Transavia as a feeder airline from destinations like this so I am 99.9% sure they will transfer bags to Delta at AMS.

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5. Re: Customs at Schiphol Airport

You are right! I see HV on delta routes from HER thru AMS to the states on delta.com And the HV flights carry klm codeshare numbers, not DL codeshare numbers.

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Thank You

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