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Bill Clinton And KL  
User currently offlineNUair From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

This morning Clinton arrived in AMS on a KL flight. Kind of strange that he would pick a foreign airline over United, Delta, or a NW flight (yeah the partnership same difference). But supposedly he was in first class and had a terrific flight. Now he can relax in Amsterdam and finally enjoy some pot and spend a night with the girls in the red light district. Where else in the world would he go once out of office?

Welcome to AMS Bill!!!

NUair


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User currently offlinePH-BLV From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

I presume Bill went for best price/quality ratio. It is a well known fact that the service on European airlines is better than on American airlines. This is mainly because flying still isn't that common in Europe as it is in the USA.
I prefer KLM over NW or UA myself, and that's not because I am loyal to my national airline.
By the way, KLM doesn't even have First Class, only World Business Class. But still very acceptable, I feel.
I also wish Bill Clinton welcome and hope that he will enjoy Amsterdam, in whichever way he prefers. After all, he is a "free man" again...  Smile


User currently offlineDL3744 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1134 times:

I agree with you NUair. He will most likely do all that and have a visit with Monica Lewinsky

User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4266 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1121 times:

Maybe it's just not my kind of humor, but as a proud Amsterdam citizen since I came here to study 11 years ago, I feel your image of Amsterdam might need some adjusting.
OK, it's a liberal city with a lot to 'enjoy' for every taste, but why think about coffeeshops and prostitutes (which most Amsterdam inhabitants never visit) while there is so much to enjoy here. I invite you to come and see some of the best museums of old and modern arts, the old architectural houses around the canal, impressive monuments of the second world war horror, a good music (classical, jazz, rock) and clubbing scene, liberal people who accept everyone as they are etc.



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8869 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

I think Clinton probably "stole" a seat on the plane, just like he did leaving the White House. I think Clinton is rich enough to choose the best product, so I though AA might do with their new First Class, or their more room in coach, just for him.

Jeff


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

I don't blame Clinton for flying KLM.

This should be a wake up call to the US airline industry.

KLM must be second best or as good as Air Force One!  Smile


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Amsterdam is a great city and it's a shame that the US media dosen't give Holland the attention thay deserve considering Holland is the second biggest investers in the US.
Probably because they don't create enemies for us like the UK.  Sad



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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 48
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1047 times:

Does the word "dike" carry a double meaning in The Netherlands? Big grin

User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

Sorry Matt, the topic is about Bill Clinton and not Hillary.  Big grin

User currently offlineTheCroupier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

Maybe his Dutch invitees bought the ticket. Of course they'll choose KLM. I can assure you, Bill Clinton didn't pay a dime for his ticket to AMS.

User currently offlineNUair From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1018 times:

In all seriosness he was in The Hague talking about serious political and business matters I'm not even sure that he stayed in AMS that long. Just long enough to SEE BUY and FLY (AMS shopping promotion).

The only reason I said anything at all was because of his choice of taking KL. I always remember seeing former presidents stepping out of Pan Am and TWA flights to do what ever it is that former presidents do when they visit foreign countries. I know even the Dutch royal family takes KL when the Fokker 100 just wont do. I guess as said before the flight was probably arranged through another party maybee they even thought it was a NW flight?

I do live in Amsterdam and I was just making fun of the fact that almost every American who comes over asks about four things; drugs, the red light district, tulips, and windmills. But this is just a generalization and not meant to offend anyone because of course there is a lot more to see in The Netherlands then just that, and not every American is that limited.

Groet,
NUair



"How Many Assholes we got on this ship?" - Lord Helmet
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

The old Pam Am and old TWA was far superior to any US carrier today!

KLM still lives up to the reputation as a world class airline.

I would never fly a US carrier to Holland.
I would only fly KLM.



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User currently offlineGunFighter 6 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1014 times:

THE REAL STORY ABOUT THE VISIT.

The real reason why Clinton is here, is because he made an agreement with a buisinesgentleman in The Netherlands about nine years ago.
The agreement was, if he would be chosen president the first country he would visit after his resignment would be the Netherlands.
So bill is upholding an agreement he made 9 years ago.
probably the entire visit was sponsered by the Netherlands goverment and therefor he flies KLM.

I hope he has a great time here.


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