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KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!  
User currently offlineFokkerVII From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 47 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3824 times:

I was on KLM LHR-AMS-LHR in econ this week and the free wine/beer is back! I was just getting used to the bread and water only treatment...
I wonder if they changed this after getting many pax complaints?

Will we see other carriers which switched to 'lower' standards in econ go back to full drinks service?

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User currently offlineScalebuilder From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3800 times:

Quoting FokkerVII (Thread starter):
I wonder if they changed this after getting many pax complaints?

Well....I complained last time I flew with them. One of many, many others. You couldn't even buy back then.

Good news!!  Wink


User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3780 times:

What a welcome change to hear of improved cabin service rather than reduced cabin service. Perhaps moves such as this will help differentiate full service airlines from the LCCs and their no frills product.

User currently offlineJano From Slovakia, joined Jan 2004, 823 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3700 times:

Booze on KL has been back for some time. I remember getting free booze on AMS-VIE run back in October 2005.


The Widget Air Line :)
User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3680 times:

That is great. Can´t wait to order a good wine on KLM this spring.
Adam



Czech Boeing lover living in Lima
User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3154 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3637 times:

They introduced it to offer a same level of service on flights of Air France and KLM.

User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

Not bad at all! I just hope they'll be careful with this. I'm sure they don't want to have people get wasted from all the free booze.  Wink

User currently offlineAlespesl From Czech Republic, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3573 times:

I will be flying KLM a lot in next two months so I am looking forward to that. It will be my first flights with KLM too.

Here are my flights:

Feb 13 PRG-AMS-SVG OK/KL
Mar 3 SVG-AMS-PRG-BRQ KL/OK/OK
Mar 6 BRQ-PRG OK
Mar 13 PRG-AMS-SVG OK/KL
Mar 19 SVG-ABZ SK
Mar 24 ABZ-AMS-PRG KL/OK
Mar 26 PRG-AMS-ABZ OK/KL
Apr 7 ABZ-CDG-PRG AF/OK



Next Flight: Oct 10: PRG-MUC-KIV EMB 195/CRJ 900, Oct 12: KIV-MUC-PRG CRJ900/EMB 195 wiht Lufthansa
User currently offlineFlySSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7379 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3536 times:

Quoting FokkerVII (Thread starter):
I wonder if they changed this after getting many pax complaints?

Not Really ...
It was decided to harmonize the inflight service and product with AF, who has always offered on its European flights beers & wine, even in Y. (+ Free Champagne on Long Haul).


User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1669 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

Quoting Alespesl (Reply 7):
Feb 13 PRG-AMS-SVG OK/KL
Mar 3 SVG-AMS-PRG-BRQ KL/OK/OK
Mar 6 BRQ-PRG OK
Mar 13 PRG-AMS-SVG OK/KL
Mar 19 SVG-ABZ SK
Mar 24 ABZ-AMS-PRG KL/OK
Mar 26 PRG-AMS-ABZ OK/KL
Apr 7 ABZ-CDG-PRG AF/OK

Are you a SkyTeam mileage member already ???
If not, you'd better apply, as most flights are on ST: enjoy them !!!



don't throw away tomorrow !
User currently offlineOHLBU From Finland, joined Jan 2005, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3301 times:

Quoting FokkerVII (Thread starter):
Will we see other carriers which switched to 'lower' standards in econ go back to full drinks service?

Yep, Finnair did just that last year. The main thing was gin&tonic among some other drinks and spirits, which you can now buy. On two-class services wine/beer/sparkling is free, but on economy-only routes the selection is more limited. On domestic routes they tried to replace tea and coffee with a cold berry-soup but that too lasted only for a very short time, due to customer feed-back. So I guess the passenger opinion still has some power left!


User currently offlineJano From Slovakia, joined Jan 2004, 823 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3235 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 8):
It was decided to harmonize the inflight service and product with AF, who has always offered on its European flights beers & wine, even in Y.

Well, then AF needs to do something with their snacks. Their KL sister is much better. Comparing VIE-CDG and VIE-AMS snack selection in Y between AF and KL the AF offer leaves a lot to be desired.



The Widget Air Line :)
User currently offlineSK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3216 times:

I rather have 1 or 2 (3?) inches more legroom and have a decent sandwich, than free alcohol.

I never understood why people can't go without a beer or glass (bottle) of wine for a 2 or 3 hour flight. Especially in the morning!

Cheers!  champagne 


User currently offlineSK973 From Sweden, joined Mar 2004, 327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3196 times:

I would rather have anything than nothing on the Ryanair wannabe airline I'm often flying out of ARN...  Angry

User currently offlineSK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3188 times:

Quoting SK973 (Reply 13):
I would rather have anything than nothing on the Ryanair wannabe airline I'm often flying out of ARN...

I guess you don't like KL that much..  eyebrow  Why don't you use SK??  Cool


User currently offlineNijltje From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3132 times:

@sk601 the cost for a coke or a beer is the same, the only reason might be that people start drinking like in the pub and have 4-5 beers during the flight.

User currently offlineAlespesl From Czech Republic, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

Quoting MH017 (Reply 9):
Are you a SkyTeam mileage member already ???
If not, you'd better apply, as most flights are on ST: enjoy them !!!

Yes, i have a membership with Czech Airlines. I am looking forward KLM. I have heard a lot about this but never flew with them. Last summer I flew with AF from CDG to PRG and it was alright, but nothing special, but always wanted to fly those blue planes.



Next Flight: Oct 10: PRG-MUC-KIV EMB 195/CRJ 900, Oct 12: KIV-MUC-PRG CRJ900/EMB 195 wiht Lufthansa
User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1747 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3054 times:

Quoting SK601 (Reply 12):
I rather have 1 or 2 (3?) inches more legroom and have a decent sandwich, than free alcohol.

I never understood why people can't go without a beer or glass (bottle) of wine for a 2 or 3 hour flight. Especially in the morning!

Amen to that!



Never argue with idiots. They will bring you down to their level, and beat you with experience.
User currently offlineRIXrat From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 784 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2798 times:

During the RIX-AMS flight in the morning I would rather not opt for the beer or the wine. I would rather have juice of some sort. However, during the evening flight back to RIX I don't mind having a wine. I stay away from beer on any flight, because that makes you want to go and that causes a lot of inconvenience to everybody, including yourself. Yes, KLM has been serving free alcohol on their CityHopper flights from AMS to RIX for some time now.

User currently offlineHeisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

Yes alcoholic drinks are free on KLM again. This will certainly making KLM even more populare among Norwegians travelling internationaly. At SAS Braathens you even have to buy the coffee/tea. KLM is the largest competitor to SAS on international routes out of Norway. KLM serves Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Sandefjord, Kristiansand, Stavanger and Trondheim with nonstop flights to AMS.

[Edited 2006-01-28 23:58:55]

User currently offlineAfconcorde1 From France, joined Jan 2006, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

Quoting FokkerVII (Thread starter):
I was on KLM LHR-AMS-LHR in econ this week and the free wine/beer is back! I was just getting used to the bread and water only treatment...
I wonder if they changed this after getting many pax complaints?

Probably AF  Wink



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