| It's a hit or miss. Arrival has been a breeze, always, But departure is another story. Never had any issues on arrival mostly early morning flights, i.e. between 7 and 8 AM. Passport control took around 5 minutes, just a few people in que. But a few time on departure had to endure 2 - 3 hour waits in an absurdly long and slow moving line for the security bag check. Finally at got their and there were no clear instructions on what to take out of the backpack and what to leave inside. I took out the laptop and put it outside and was immediately told you dont have to do that. Then there was a bunch of cables and cords for my laptop, camera, camcorder etc, I left them inside but after the xray they got confused to what it was and pulled me aside for a secondary, then just emptied out everything after a thorough search they told me to proceed, but I had to clean up the mess myself, with 10 minutes left to catch my flight. I literally had to grab everything in my hands, including my shoes and belt and ran to my gate where I had to plead with the gate agent to let me board, couldn't speak because I was out of breath, and I am sure I was cutting a pretty picture, all sweaty, my shoes dangling from one hand, my belt and cords and cables from the other hand, and my trousers threatening to drop any moment because I wasn't wearing the belt. The gate agent fortunately was a kind soul and allowed me to proceed to the aircraft. This was Air France. And I have had similar incidents, multiple times at Schiphol. Maybe I am just fortunate, or my luck has stretched too far, because I have not as yet seen or met an "aggressive" or "rude" staff member at Schiphol!