I see you live in Los Angeles.
During low season, KLM uses their MD-11 here to San Francisco.
Fly up here to SFO and fly KLM to visit Amsterdam and I am sure you'd have a wonderful time in Amsterdam once you get there.
As of right now, we get the 747-400 as you already get year around in Los Angeles.
Seabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 4290 posts, RR: 4 Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4069 times:
TAM and World also still fly scheduled service with the MD-11. (World operates SonAir's Houston-Luanda Express.)
My one MD-11 experience was LAX-HEL-LAX on Finnair in 1991, shortly after the type's introduction into service.
Beautiful birds, and the takeoff performance is astonishing, but they were obsolete the second the 777-200ER came into service. It has better payload capacity, fuel efficiency, and range. The A340-300, although it lacks the ultimate payload capacity of the MD-11, is also more efficient on many missions.
Most gorgeous aircraft: Tu-204-300, 757-200, A330-200, 777-200LR, 787-8
TrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2102 posts, RR: 6 Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3284 times:
Citybird was one of the last to order new MD-11 pax aircraft in '95 and '96. It's too bad they could not order enough to keep the line going before going bankrupt themselves. Also, SN used them for a few years in the late 90's although they may have been leased from H2, I forget. LY leased an -ER from WO to fly the TEL-LAX route, one of the longer MD-11 pax routes flown.
OceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2575 times:
Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 18): Citybird was one of the last to order new MD-11 pax aircraft in '95 and '96. It's too bad they could not order enough to keep the line going before going bankrupt themselves.
In 1997 or 1998, H2 intended to order two MD-11Fs, that could have been used to replace the Gemini DC-10s flying for SR, but in the end, in 1999, H2 took the two white tail A300C4-605R ordered by KU but never delivered and stored at TLS since 1995-1996.
Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 18): Also, SN used them for a few years in the late 90's although they may have been leased from H2, I forget.
These two were delivered new in SN colors back in April 1998 (OO-CTS) and month later (OO-CTC) and remained with SN until the abrupt end of the contract in February 2001. At first they were used on flights to YUL, GRU, EWR, JNB and NBO, but later all this changed and one aircraft used to JNB, while the other operated the BRU-BKO-CKY-BRU route. OO-CTS was a PW-powered MD-11 while OO-CTC had GE engines....
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 19): The MD-11F is the only type in LH Cargo's fleet if not mistaken. I think they have 19.
Indeed, 14 new (including the last 8 MD-11 produced), and 5 second hand MD-11 PAX converted to freighter.