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I am planning to visit Iceland and don't have any direct flight from Delhi. As i am a frequent flier of Jet airways, i want to take connecting flight to Iceland via Amsterdam. Now as Jet airways don't offer flight to Iceland, it will not be a single trip. Does this mean that i need to collect my luggage at Amsterdam? If yes, then how can i avoid it and collect luggage directly at my destination.

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I was planning to book 2 separate tickets as i didn't see Iceland as destination on Jet airways website. But based on the responses below it seems i can book single ticket across airlines with no codeshare.

  • It sounds like you're thinking of buying two separate tickets? One on Jet Airways from Delhi to Amsterdam and another ticket from Amsterdam to Iceland. Is that right? Or are you buying a single ticket with a connection in Amsterdam? – Zach Lipton Jul 24 '17 at 17:41
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    @ZachLipton: Jet Airways doesn't appear to sell tickets to Iceland at all (not even via codeshare), so I don't think one could do it with a single ticket. – Nate Eldredge Jul 24 '17 at 18:39
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    @NateEldredge Jet Airways interlines with plenty of airlines. It doesn't need to be a codeshare. I can get Orbitz to price me single tickets with Jet Airways connecting to Icelandair. – Zach Lipton Jul 24 '17 at 18:53
  • according to general rule of thumb, if the stay between the connecting flight is less then 12 hours luggage will be automatically transferred only if you are travelling with Star Alliance airlines – Nestsouls Jul 24 '17 at 19:32
  • Note that you will earn Jet Airways miles (if that's what you are concerned about) also if you buy at some other place which offers the trip on a single ticket. – martin.koeberl Jul 24 '17 at 20:19
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From TripAdvisor:

If you are travelling Schengen to Schengen, or Non Schengen to Non Schengen, there will be no immigration checks. There are no security checks at the gates.

And from Schiphol Airport:

Most of the time, your baggage will be automatically sent to your connecting flight. The only exception is if you’re travelling on two separate tickets. In that case, your baggage will be delivered to baggage reclaim area.

So it sounds like if you book your entire trip on one itinerary with Jet Airways, you won't need to collect your bags in Amsterdam when you connect.

  • I'm not familiar with Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, but since Amsterdam will be his entry into the EU, he likely will have to collect his bags to clear customs and immigration, even if he is flying on to another EU airport. Perhaps someone familiar with Schiphol Airport can elaborate. (There are some exceptions to this, e.g. connecting to the US at some Canadian airports, bags are not collected by passengers during connections unless Customs and Immigration officers want to go through them.) – Jim MacKenzie Jul 24 '17 at 17:20
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    @JimMacKenzie Schengen airports don't require you to pick up and recheck luggage to clear immigration at the first port of entry on connecting flights, unlike the US. You go through immigration, but don't take the bags through customs until you arrive at your destination. However, here it sounds like the OP might be buying two separate tickets and so would need to recheck bags (and leave the secure area to do so), but we need to know more to know that. – Zach Lipton Jul 24 '17 at 17:41
  • @JimMacKenzie: Even more, the asker here is going to Iceland, which is not a member of the EU. He will need to import his baggage into the EU only if he needs to recheck it in Amsterdam (because the check-in desks are inside the EU customs area). – Henning Makholm Jul 24 '17 at 23:17
  • @HenningMakholm : I read that Iceland Schengen visa is valid in all Schengen countries. So when you say Iceland is not member of EU, i hope that doesn't apply to Schengen Visa. – Travelling Juggernaut Jul 25 '17 at 3:30
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    @Lokesh Iceland is a member of the Schengen area - the Schengen area is not an EU construct, it merely implements a specific freedom that the EU mandates, that of freedom of movement. An Icelandic Schengen Visa is valid across the Schengen area, and is just as good as a French or German one. ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/sites/homeaffairs/files/e-library/… – Moo Jul 25 '17 at 3:36

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