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Official KLM MD-11 Appreciation Thread  
User currently offlineN229NW From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 1950 posts, RR: 31
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 5806 times:

WOW! Was looking through some photos, and was struck by how beautiful the new livery goes with this plane. I'm partial to three-holers in general, but something about this combination of colors and shapes is particularly nice. So this is a gratuitous photo-posting thread... Big grin


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Been years since I've been on an MD-11 (never KLM...)  Sad


It's people like you what cause unrest!
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User currently offlinePH-BFA From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 562 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5748 times:

Sure is a nice combination!

PH-BFA


User currently offlineJetBlast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5621 times:

Only 1 person has posted so far? That's sad...

The KLM MD-11 is one of the best looking MD-11s I've seen, not to mention not too many airlines are flying them!

Regards
JetBlast @ BWI  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineCaptain.md-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5606 times:

It is a stunning plane in the KLM colors, however I got to say my all time favorite MD-11 scheme has to be American Airlines. They looked amazing in that livery. Which North American routes do the MD-11s serve this winter?

Cheers



Twins,twins, everywhere.... but where are the three holers?
User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5571 times:

Hey,


As you can tell from my name I love the MD-11s!! Love

Luckily enough for me I got to fly on a AA MD-11 from JFK-LHR

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Oh boy do I love the MD-11.

I am a big fan of the KLM MD-11, and I am so glad that KLM is keeping them for another 12 years!!
My contribute to the MD


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User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5549 times:

My vote goes for VARIG, which also has the biggest fleet of MD-11 (pax) in the world:


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Well done, Varig!



User currently offlineSXMbyKLM747 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5423 times:

thanks, this makes my day...
I am in love with a plane....
the MD-11 is just great



MST/EHBK
User currently offlineVHTAE From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5372 times:

An MD-11 in Alitalia or Thai livery anyday!

Thanks VH-TAE.


User currently offlineN229NW From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 1950 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 5174 times:

Alitalia and Hardiwv,

Nice pics!

Captain,

AA is a well-suited livery on the plane too I guess. (My last flight on an MD-11 was AA. If I remember back that far, I was actually miserable because the cabin heat was jacked up way too high all night...oh well)

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It's people like you what cause unrest!
User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3339 posts, RR: 27
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 11 hours ago) and read 5159 times:

De KLM MD-11 ... some of de mooiste fotos rond... een mooi livery met een mooi vliegtuig... geweldig  Smile

the KL MD-11. some of the nicest photos around... a nice livery w/ a nice aircaft... great  Smile



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User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 49
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months ago) and read 5060 times:

N229NW:

Tks!

What could make the MD-11 more comfortable than the 777? Why only (mainly) RG and KL keep flying with the MD-11 nowadays??
Rgs,


User currently offlineKL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months ago) and read 5041 times:

Some how I like the old CI c/s on the MD-11. That black nose with the blue and red cheatline just look extraordinary. Specially the Chinese lettering.


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But don't get me wrong those KL MD-11's do look hella beautiful.

TG's scheme on the MD-11 is also beautiful.

Groetjes

Drew



AMS-LAX-MNL
User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months ago) and read 5032 times:

And the KLM MD-11 beauties will be coming to CAI next summer replacing the (boring) 767. They will be the third regular MD-11 operator at CAI after SV and Martinair


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User currently offlineNightFlyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 95 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4954 times:

I think the MD11 is one of those airplanes that just looks good no matter what kind of paint she wears. I feel very fortunant to get to fly her for a living and I hope to do so for a very long time. Great thread!!!

NightFlyer


User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4877 times:

My last flight with a MD-11 was in KLM: great plane. I think I´m in love with this plane, it´s beauty is imposible to descibe. If KLM would add PTV´s to their MD-11 interior, its imposible to think about a better plane, in better livery, in better airline: the perfect combination.
Regards,
Adam



Czech Boeing lover living in Lima
User currently offlineGlobeTrekker From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 851 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4864 times:

I've flown the KL MD-11 about 15-20 times. I get to be on board one of KLM's MD-11's almost everyday. The KL 0733 operates to AUA and of course we do the handling.

GlobeTrekker



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User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1632 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4846 times:

Perhaps this is my all-time favorite MD-11 shot. The new KLM livery is amazing, no matter what plane wears it. Long live the MD-11!

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-N243NW Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineKlm-md11 From Greece, joined Mar 2002, 471 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4818 times:

Jeez guys...


what can I say...


Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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User currently offlineAA B777-200 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2001, 505 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4791 times:

Horus!

Last nights KL553 to Cairo was a MD11! There was a technical problem with the scheduled 767-300, so they replaced it with the MD11!


User currently offlineTUGMASTER From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jul 2004, 698 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4710 times:

Hey all,

What a fantastic aircraft and a brilliant thread .Have flown the mighty Scud 17 times including AA TG SR and RG.
Nowadays i fly LHR-CPH-LHR just for fun on the Varig MD-11
Can't get much better than this.

Rgds

Tugmaster


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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4690 times:

I flew WBC on a KL MD-11 JFK-AMS last year... LOVED IT!!


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User currently offlineCaribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1637 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4680 times:

I've been lucky enough to have flown on all of KLM's MD-11s. I love them.. nice huge picture windows, a powerful thrust on take off and beautiful to look at in KLM's blue colours. I hope they stick around for while yet, trijets are getting more and more scarce these days.

User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4673 times:

I was fortunate to fly Swiss from ZRH to KHI on an MD-11....what a great plane....too bad neither Swiss nor the MD-11 fly to KHI now....besides BA going to ISB..there aren't any european-based aircarriers flying to KHI....sad, sad, sad..


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User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1042 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4667 times:

i have only once been on a MD-11, Garuda UJP - MDC - UJP. good thing, but looked worn. no winglets. didnt get a good impression.

until this year i have been in bonaire. 4 times a day a KLM-MD-11 came in. routing to lima and quito. what a fantastic sight!! compliment, its real one of the best looking planes...


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User currently offlineCaptain.md-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4648 times:

NightFlyer you do realise that your job is my ultimate dream lol ? To fly the MD-11 for me would be the pinnacle of my flying career (since Concorde no longer graces our skies). Even just a sim ride would be amazing!

I had the pleasure of 2 flights on board Delta ships N807DE CDG-ATL and N815DE ATL-MCO.I found them to be extremely comfortable from a PAX perspective, and on boarding at CDG we were driven out to the apron and had to board via steps which made it even better lol Its a shame it is no longer economically viable.

I was fortunate to work with MD-11's every night at EGNX, loading and unloading them. There was not a single tech issue during my time there, unlike the ex-ba 757s lol To hear the Gemini/Lufthansa MD-11's power off 27 was the highlight of the night!

Where do KLM send there MD-11's in North America this winter? Im off to LA early next year and would love to ride in one.

Cheers  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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25 Gearup : What can one say, you guys have already said it, now that Concorde is retired, the MD11 is the best looking airliner in service. I think I saw a photo
26 Post contains links and images Gearup : Ah! found it: View Large View MediumPhoto © Michael F. McLaughlin Isn't she a beauty?
27 AA B777-200 : Captain.md-11, KLM's MD11s in North America? SFO is a combination of MD11s and 777s. But on some days KLM operates the MD11 into Montreal. I think the
28 AirxLiban : Agree with the above postings about the MD-11. N243NW that is actually my desktop background now. Have only traveled on SR MD-11s, GVA-ZRH, ZRH-LAX, Z
29 Post contains links and images RaginMav : I do agree, the MD-11 holds a special place in my Aviation Enthusiast heart. This must be my favorite photo of her: View Large View MediumPhoto ©
30 Lat41 : I remember MD had trouble getting them out the door on time back when the first ones were being delivered. Also they initially did not live up to thei
31 Hardiwv : The technology clock was also ticking as the 777 and other more efficient aircraft were right around the corner. Why basically only RG and KL are the
32 Hardiwv : Nowadays i fly LHR-CPH-LHR just for fun on the Varig MD-11 RG also operates AMS-CDG daily with the MD-11 with very good fares (return about EUR160, ta
33 Post contains images 9V-SPF : I totally agree as I´m a big fan of KL´s new livery. It looks absolutely magnificent, especially on the MD-11 (which I hope to fly on one day...plea
34 BAtripleseven : I love these MD-11 planes. Just great. I got to fly on VARIG MD-11 from JFK. Excellent service. KLM's new livery really goes well with these planes. R
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