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KLM AMS-YVR Upgrade From A332 To B772  
User currently offlinecanadiantree From France, joined Jun 2006, 139 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4097 times:

Hi all,

couldn't find this in the search but it seems like KLM has upgraded their service KL 681 to YVR. I think this is good news! Too bad it isn't a 772-LR but better than nothing. Does anyone know if they still have their flights to YYC? How are they doing on this route being that Air Canada (Air Transat does fly this route though).

AC881

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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4066 times:

Quoting canadiantree (Thread starter):
! Too bad it isn't a 772-LR but better than nothing.

I'm guessing you mean 77W (773ER) since KL don't have any 77Ls.


User currently offlineHawaiian763 From Canada, joined May 2009, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3762 times:

Quoting canadiantree (Thread starter):
Does anyone know if they still have their flights to YYC?

Yep, we still have KL serving YYC, it was upgraded to daily from 5x weekly this summer with an 332 being used on this route


User currently offlineblue100 From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 3501 times:

Quoting Hawaiian763 (Reply 4):
Yep, we still have KL serving YYC, it was upgraded to daily from 5x weekly this summer with an 332 being used on this route

Is this supposed to be a 332 daily or a mix of equipment? I ask because I flew through AMS two days ago and saw the flight to Calgary departing. It looked to be PH-AKB, a 333. I was quite surprised to see a 333 being used rather than a 332.


User currently offlinecyeg66 From Canada, joined Feb 2011, 210 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

Regarding YYC, it will be an A333 on the weekends for the summer as far as I can tell. Hasn't YVR been served by B772 for sometime now, previously by MD-11/B744 equipment? Are you saying they've 'upgauged' to B77W? If so, that's 100+ seats more than the usual 772, quite substantial, and even a few more seats than the 744.


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User currently offlineIrishAyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2241 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 3301 times:

Quoting cyeg66 (Reply 6):
Hasn't YVR been served by B772 for sometime now, previously by MD-11/B744 equipment?

This is interesting - I am seeing 355 daily seats on YVRAMS which would indicate that it is indeed being served on a 77W - and this will be the case until 22OCT when it reverts back to an A330 5x weekly, but still offering 288 seats (meaning this will be on a 333!)

My source may be incorrect - but I am curious to know! I was in YVR a few weeks ago, but left before the KL plane arrived.



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User currently offlineMy16sidedoffice From Canada, joined Dec 2011, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3125 times:

KLM's service to YVR has been with a B772 since May I believe. Before that was MD11 in the summer and A332 in the winter for the past few years and before that was MD11.

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26005 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

Quoting IrishAyes (Reply 5):
I am seeing 355 daily seats on YVRAMS which would indicate that it is indeed being served on a 77W

I don't understand the connection between 355 seats and a 77W. KL 772Ws have 425 seats and their 77Es 318 seats. Their 77Ws also have cramped 10-abreast (3-4-3) seating in Y class while their 77Es are much more civililized 9-abreast (3-3-3).


User currently offlinecanadiantree From France, joined Jun 2006, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2942 times:

Flightaware shows aircraft designation as 777. Not sure which type it refers to. Actually tomorrow's flight is schedueled with the MD-11!

User currently offlineredzeppelin From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2924 times:

I am booked on AMS-YVR in October, and my itinerary shows 772.


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User currently offlineIrishAyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2241 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 7):
I don't understand the connection between 355 seats and a 77W. KL 772Ws have 425 seats and their 77Es 318 seats. Their 77Ws also have cramped 10-abreast (3-4-3) seating in Y class while their 77Es are much more civililized 9-abreast (3-3-3).

That's why I said my source was probably incorrect. I am seeing 35 C seats and 320 Y seats which doesn't seem accurate. My apologies.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26150 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2794 times:

Quoting canadiantree (Thread starter):
has upgraded their service

For point of clarification, the term is upgauge

Upgrade is something that happens to a passenger, or frequency adjustment.

A sizing capacity change is gauge.



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User currently offlinecanadiantree From France, joined Jun 2006, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

Well according to Flightrdar24 the flight is operated by a 777-200 ER type which surprises me since KLM doesn't have any of these... KLM Asia however does!

The flight arriving shortly today is registered PH-BQM


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26005 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

Quoting canadiantree (Reply 12):
Well according to Flightrdar24 the flight is operated by a 777-200 ER type which surprises me since KLM doesn't have any of these... KLM Asia however does!

What are you referring to? KLM's fleet includes 15 777-200ERs.


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