AMSSFO From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 952 posts, RR: 10 Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5448 times:
Until the end of January KLM used the MD-11. Now they have six flights a week with B777. With the introduction of the summer schedule this will increase to a daily flight using B777. So, finally I wiil be able to fly 777.
I just booked a flight SFO-AMS in March on the 777! My first flight on a 777! I will return AMS-DTW-SFO to be able to fly three new types on my trip to The Netherlands, 777 (KLM), A330-300 and B757 (NWA)!
BTW, I already have flown NW DC-10 several times, so it is not that I do not want to fly old planes that I choose to fly this route....
PA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1966 posts, RR: 25 Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5264 times:
Maybe now my dutch friends will stop the "this is the end of KLM" predictions. Despite general differences in culture, the work culture at KLM is actually much closes to the the new and improved work ethic at Air France. Remember, Air France pulled a stunning turn around in profitability during the last 3 years - most of that through very tight yield management and better matching of loads with flexible aircraft assignement - something both carriers do very very well. Who knows - this franco-dutch company just might be company others follow in the future.
Mdutch From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 144 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4982 times:
KLM has flown to NRT 6x weekly for some years now using combi/full pax 747's
Using the 777 is an increase in pax because 747 combi holds 278 and a 777 327. The increase in from 6 to 7 flights was installed last summer.
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 61 Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4747 times:
Excellent, I have some personal video footage of the KLM T777 taking off from RWY-1R.....what a BEAUTY!!!!
I eventually want to upload it to a personal website or to flightlevel350.com...I have a bunch of big birds taking off from RWY-1R...including BA, VS, and UA 744's......I doubt though we'll be seeing any A340's taking off from there (I never have). I think I might have once spotted KLM's MD-11 taking off from there....but I'm not 100% sure of that.
Can't even imagine the A380 taking off from there....that would be COOL..but I don't think it will be able to.....
Sjsu2sjcAA777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 43 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4180 times:
This is nice, but it is nothing new. KLM usually increases service to SFO during the summer season with a 747-400. I guess they are starting a little bit earlier this year. It will be nice to see the new colored 777-200's here in the bay area.