Sponsor Message:
Travel Polls & Prefs Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Flying LCY - AMS....KLM Or VLM?  
User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1171 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3818 times:

This November, I plan to fly LCY - AMS. I have not been to either airport before. My two options are KLM and VLM. Which are better to fly?

Price?
Service?
Food?
Aircraft?

Any information appreciated.

8 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2871 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3812 times:

Price?
Dunno, check

Service?
VLM

Food?
VLM

Aircraft?
No difference.



I scratch my head, therefore I am.
User currently offlinePHKLM From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Dec 2005, 1198 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3762 times:

Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter):
Service?
Food?

You sound as if it is trans-Atlantic, but it is only the Northsea that separates us Big grin
VLM has higher frequencies, i.e. more flights to choose from and more flexibility for you.

[Edited 2007-09-18 17:34:01]

User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3738 times:

Unless you're a SkyTeam member I'd go with VLM for the convenience of higher frequencies, assuming prices are comparable.

JC



"Our 319's are very reliable. They get fixed very quickly."
User currently offlinePHKLM From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Dec 2005, 1198 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3700 times:

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 3):
assuming prices are comparable.

FWIW, the lowest bookable fare (all charges included) LCY-AMS-LCY round-trip no min-stay no saturday-night is:
GBP95 for VLM
GBP140 for KLM

The KLM fare drops to 101 GBP if minimum-stay rules are respected. VLM does not have such restrictions.


User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3546 times:

VLM's aircraft are in a much better condition than KLMs.

KLM's are pretty poor condtion (Scratch obscure windows, ripped seats and stained seat tables).
VLM's are very clean and much better kept by comparision.

F50's for both airlines.. it's a bit like flying on a ducks back.

The food is pretty much the same... small bun with a slab of meat and a wipe of butter.

AIrmiles KLM wins.. around 1500 miles for a return (and is Sky Team),
VLM offers about 150 and you need around 10000 for a freebie !

VLM offers better frequency (and tends to be better at being on time).

however in my particular case.. neither has a landing in AMS before 9am...meaning a 6am from LHR or a night stay over.

As for the flight... it's a 2 minute taxi.. 20 minutes over land, 20 minutes over water, 10 minutes over land (and if your lucky a 5 minute taxi to the gate...if your unlucky.. it's a 15 minute 4 mile drive to AMS).

Check out the "rare" whiskys at the duty free shop at LCY.. and you can leave it there and pick it up on your way back too.

Also look out for the "door man" at LCY top hat and tails.. opens car doors for passengers.. never seen that at any other airport.

I do the LCY-AMS nearly every week.



So far in 2008 45 flights and Gold already. JFK, IAD, LGA, SIN, HKG, NRT, AKL, PPT, LAX still to book ! Home Airport LCY
User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3466 times:

StarGoldLHR

Thanks for a brilliant answer! It sounds like VLM is the better choice....especially as I am not a member of Sky Team!


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19193 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3462 times:

I have flown KL LHR-AMS-LHR, AMS-CAI-AMS, etc. They were OK but nothing special.

I haven't yet flown VG, but I will be flying them JER-LCY in November. Should be good. And I haven't yet flown on the F50, and I'm looking forward to that.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinePlateMan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 922 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3451 times:

I flew KLM LCY-AMS-LHR. The LCY-AMS fights were nothing special. Very delayed and poor ground staff who had no idea what was going in. Inflight food was lacking.


Good with VLM, it's cheaper and a probably IMO a better experience.



"Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Flying To Philadelphia: AF Or US? posted Fri Jul 20 2007 16:07:43 by LY777
Flying To Thailand - Bangkok Or Phuket? posted Mon Aug 14 2006 16:08:40 by Clickhappy
AMS-SAN Or AMS-LAX, How? posted Mon Jan 2 2006 16:11:19 by Fokker70NG
NWA, KLM, Or Air France To Spain (from NY) posted Fri Oct 14 2005 20:33:31 by AlitaliaMD11
KLM Or UAL To SFO? posted Sun Sep 25 2005 19:04:21 by United905
BA, KLM Or LH? posted Tue Oct 19 2004 10:36:11 by Ly334
Flying OA, JK, FI, or HA? posted Tue Sep 26 2000 04:13:17 by AeroAussie
Where To Spot? LHR, AMS Or CDG posted Mon Aug 13 2007 17:30:05 by Sketty222
KLM Departure QUESTION, JFK-AMS posted Tue Jul 31 2007 21:02:06 by 7474LIFE
KLM Lounge In AMS - How Good Is It? posted Mon Apr 23 2007 14:44:20 by Keysman73