B764 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 766 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7104 times:
After my wonderful flight on KLM 612, I want to know more about this wonderful airline.
What does KLM stand for/meaning?
There long-haul fleet looks to consist of MD-11, 777-200, 747-400(M), 330-200. Anyone know how many of each are in the fleet and how many more, if any, deliveries are scheduled for the 777 & 330? Also, would anyone have the registrations for their long-haul fleet. Especially interested in their 747s, 330s, & 777s. To give someone a challenge, could they list the city or name of the aircraft with the registrations.
Besides bringing a 74M to ORD, would anyone care to share where the long-haul aircraft fly to Summer/Winter Schedules.
To those who work for KLM, kudos to you for providing excellent service and having a wonderful airline.
Isn't KL's full legal name "Koninklijke Nederlandse Luchtvaart Maatschappij" (just that the Nederlandse or N was skipped from the abbreviation)? Otherwise, KL wouldn't be known in English as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
KLAM From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6054 times:
It is cool you liked the flights on board KLM, personnally I find their service very respectful like in the old days, you feel you are travelling instead of being transported (as you would feel onboard other safety obsessive carriers, this doesnt mean KL is not safe, in fact I feel safer on board KL than on any other carrier).
The list of the names of planes is on airfleets as Kappel already said "http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/KLM.htm", however I can summarize it up for you (106 operating aircraft):
B747-400s are named after cities,
KLM Asia aircraft have the following names: Mexico City, City of Rio de Janeiro, City of Calgary, Dubai, City of Paramaribo, Hong Kong, and Freetown
B747-400F are named Oranje, Leeuwin, and Eendracht.
B737-300 are named after important male scientists... ex. Niels Bohr.
B737-400 are named after important explorers... ex. Vasco da Gamma, Christopher Columbus.
B737-800 and -900 are named after birds... ex. Hawk, Swan, Goose, and the new wingleted (PH-BXV) which is called something like red breast (a kind of nice birdie)
B777-200ER are named after world landmarks... ex. Darjeeling Railway, Chichen Itza, Kilimanjaro, though this is mountain.
A330-200 are named after important (and not so important) world squares... ex. Dam Amsterdam, Potsdammer Platz.
MD-11 are named after important women, such as Audrey Hepburn, Florence Nightingale, Mother Theresa, Ingrid Bergmann...
The 747-300 were named after bridges if my memory works correctly,
B764 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 766 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5902 times:
KLAM: Your right, it felt like the old days of flying.
I went to airfleets and got the registrations. Now I was wondering if someone could help with the destinations served by the long-haul fleet from AMS. As I flew KLM 1007 I know they use an A332 to LHR. Any heavies used on other short routes?
KL5147 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2005, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5769 times:
Quoting KLAM (Reply 9): B777-200ER are named after world landmarks...
except for the PH-BQA which is named after Albert Plesman (founder of KLM)
Quoting KLAM (Reply 9): The 747-300 were named after bridges if my memory works correctly
Quoting Scorpio (Reply 11): The 747-300s had names like Leonardo Da Vinci, Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, etc
to be more specific:
All 206B's with P&W engines (BUA-BUG) and 206B's with GE engines (later cvtd to-SUD) (BUO-BUR) were named after rivers. The others where named after persons who had an important role in aviation history.
DC-10's were named after composers
A310's were named after (Dutch) painters, with the PH-AGd beeing renamed in "Marinus Ruppert" (commisioner of KLM)
DC-9's were named after (European) cities
DC-8-33/53 were named after after persons who had an important role in aviation history
DC-8-63 were named after explorers
Joemonster From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5676 times:
Quoting SK601 (Reply 15): Quoting B764 (Reply 13):
Any heavies used on other short routes?
Not on a scheduled bases.
I know it wasn't scheduled but i remember seeing a KLM 747 at LHR on one of my few trips down. I think it was a 747-200SUD?
I just thought because it was such a surprise. I think it was about 10 years ago now....
MEACEDAR From Lebanon, joined Oct 2006, 754 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5638 times:
I personally love KL. I fly to AMS with MP from MCO on a 767, and then countinue on to BEY with KL on a 737. I can not stress how much more comfortable I feel on board KL 737 than MP 767. Anyone could see the difference.