KL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2272 times:
GRQ is the HQ of the Dutch oil and gas company NAM, and has already got a daily flight to Aberdeen for that reason, operated by BD. Talks are underway to get a daily flight to Stavanger in Norway as well.
HansieAMS From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2159 times:
My best guess is 1018 will be operated by an 800, however KL does switch ac a lot depending on loads. My returnflight LHR-AMS a few weeks ago was late because of an equipment change at AMS and I was reseated because my seat was suddenly in Business Class
MauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2487 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2143 times:
Will KLM operate the 332's to LHR when the 763's are phased out?
simple answer to that question, no they won't. KLM only orderd 8 A330's to replace 10 767's (other 2 are replaced with 777) they will need it on long-haul, and the A330 isn't really good for such a short route..
the type of 737's really depend on the loads and aircraft availability, so it can be anything between 733 and 739
thrust me the demand is high and so the payload.. AMS-LHR is the most flown Route (see the earlier topic on this) , and sure, KL does send 300's 400's into LHR, but mostly its the 800/900
B742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3762 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2115 times:
Quoting MauriceB (Reply 9): simple answer to that question, no they won't. KLM only orderd 8 A330's to replace 10 767's (other 2 are replaced with 777) they will need it on long-haul, and the A330 isn't really good for such a short route..
Is'nt the current 763 on the route just serving LHR in-between long/medium haul flights?
Vunz From Netherlands, joined Jun 2001, 360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1905 times:
Quoting AMS" class=quote target=_blank>AMS (Reply 12): well, the LHR-RTM route is served by KLM cityhopper operating by Fokker-50's. Also there used to be a route between LHR-MST/EIN but I am not sure if KLC or KLM excel is still operating these routes.
KLC flies between EIN and LHR.
I also have a picture somewhere from a 743 at AMS coming from LHR on a scheduled passenger flight. Pretty large equipment I guess...
Allessandro From Netherlands, joined Apr 2004, 60 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1786 times:
The Olympics are usually around the end of July and te beginning of August...
Maybe a diversion of the plane due to technical or operational reasons (Schihol closed due to fog, happens once in a while)? Isn't Heathrow one of the alternates for KLM widebodies? Seems that the picture is taken in the afternoon of early in the morning when looking at te shadow of the aircraft. Most flights from the west arrive early in the morning and flights from the far east arrive in the late afternoon.
IL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1769 times:
I saw a KL 744 land at LHR about 6 years ago. There were normally 2 767 flights in the morning very close together (within an hour) and the 2nd one was cancelled that day (I was on the 1st one). KLM combined this 2nd and the 3rd flight into an available 744...
ACVitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1728 times:
I fly this route often. It does not normally operate on time when flying the AM flights from AMS-LHR. In fact I have not had that flight on time in 2 months. The 1007 flight is almost always delayed. The 1008 is not as bad as they make up the delay in LHR sometimes.