Sponsor Message:
Aviation Trip Reports Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Lufthansa Business: JFK-FRA/KL: AMS-JFK. Roadtrip!  
User currently offlineJFKMan From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 598 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 26514 times:

LH (Business): JFKFRA / KL: AMS - JFK. Road trip!


Hello! Tag! Hallo!



The following trip report is my 12th posted trip report here on A.net. This was a trip my dad and I had wanted to go on for a while! The report is a first for me, as it is my first time flying on Lufthansa and KLM. I also sat in LH Business class! I had flown BA Club World (as shown in an earlier TR)
Also in the trip will have pictures from the land journeys (by car) of my trip in Europe. That trip extends into the countries of Germany, Luxembourg, France, and The Netherlands.
So…I do hope you enjoy the report. Comments and questions are always loved!
On the 26th of December 2009, the day after Christmas, my dad and I left on our trip. We left our house early at around 4pm for LH’s late flight to FRA.



At the Lefferts Blvd AirTrain station:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1738.jpg


Terminal One:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1740.jpg


LH:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1741.jpg



We fly non-rev and were handed boarding passes without seat assignments, as usual. I was happy Lufthansa at least let us go to the gate before getting a seat, as I was not sure. Aer Lingus makes you wait at check-in until you get a seat (or don’t get one).



LH lounge:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1745.jpg



Terminal:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1746.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1747.jpg


http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1749.jpg


Idlewild Wine Bar:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1755.jpg


Departure screen:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1756.jpg


The top of the Air France A380:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1757.jpg


Our beautiful craft to FRA:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1760.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1763.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1764.jpg



Close up of the A380:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1768.jpg


Air France A380 seat plan:




Prior to boarding all nonrevs were called up to get seat assignments. On this flight, Economy was overbooked and we were upgraded to business! What a fantastic late Christmas present!



Boarding:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1774.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1775.jpg


The seats with 3 in the middle…. I don’t like that:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1776.jpg


Staircase:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1777.jpg



We were given two seats in the middle at first…
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1778.jpg


But as the window and aisle seats next to us stayed open, we switched:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1779.jpg


Economy:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1780.jpg


Christmas wreath on the wall, with plenty of Lufthansa post cards and timetables!!!
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1781.jpg


Pre-departure drinks served:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1785.jpg


Alitalia next to us:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1786.jpg


In the slots next to the seats was a water bottle:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1793.jpg


And the amenity kits:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1794.jpg



I found the amenity kit bag itself to be nicer on LH. It came with eyeshades, ear plugs, socks, lip balm, and a tooth brush and paste. Also included were some Lufthansa branded golf tees. The LH Business amenity kit was much nice in my opinion then the BA Club world amenity kit.



Rainy night in New York:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1797.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1801.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1803.jpg



Take off was powerful and bumpy. We hit a lot of bumps as we first got up, thanks to the weather I would assume. Fun though!



I looked through this book which showed you how to work the seat:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1806.jpg



And also the Lufthansa magazine:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1808.jpg



TV:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1813.jpg



With the curtains closes and no one next to us, it felt so private:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1814.jpg



IFE main page:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1817.jpg



No map working!
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1818.jpg



Hot towels were given out after takeoff as were menus:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1822.jpg




On the menu for dinner tonight….

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1840.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1843.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1842.jpg


A very friendly FA came around with the table cloth soon afterwards:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1847.jpg


FA serving:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1848.jpg


German beer and some peanuts:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1851.jpg


The map was turned on over Canada:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1854.jpg


I guess we can’t have a map over the United States anymore?


http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1855.jpg


Pork appetizer:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1857.jpg


My pasta main course:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1860.jpg


My dad had the fish:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1861.jpg


My meal was very nice. The pasta was cooked to perfection and it was nice and hot.


Dessert was some cake, biscuits, and tea:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1864.jpg


Some Baileys on the side:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1865.jpg



In the lavatory:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1866.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1868.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1869.jpg



I put the seat into the near flat position…got comfy quickly and very quickly fell asleep! I was shocked to sleep for two hours…but I was glad afterwards.



http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1872.jpg



I was so comfy in the bed / seat that it took me another 40 minutes of laying in it before I decided to get up.


Near flat seat:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1878.jpg
I then switched seats with my dad so I could look out the window.



What a magnificent wing:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1879.jpg



Soon over Ireland:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1882.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1883.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1884.jpg



With about 1hr and ½ to go…breakfast was served:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1890.jpg



A good amount of food:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1892.jpg



Plenty of bread was offered over and over again. As was tea and coffee and other drinks.





British Airways below and ahead of us:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1895.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1898.jpg



Fruit was offered as well:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1900.jpg



KLM heading west!
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1902.jpg



Cabin:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1912.jpg



Door:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1914.jpg



Mini-Galley in very front of plane:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1917.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1918.jpg



I’d of sat here too…but our more empty area was 10 times more private!
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1919.jpg



Full economy:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1923.jpg



We went past FRA and turned around to land. Connecting flights were put on the tv:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1940.jpg



Decent:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1945.jpg



Sun shining through the clouds:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1954.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1960.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1963.jpg



Lufthansa Cargo and Thai:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1964.jpg



Lots of Lufthansa:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1968.jpg


Nice:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1971.jpg




More LH:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1972.jpg



Beautiful Lufthansa and Singapore fin in background:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1973.jpg



Same LH 747 from before:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1975.jpg



LH:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1977.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1979.jpg



Terminal:


US / AA - JFK / TPA
41 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineGpbcroppers63 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 26445 times:

Hey Tommy,

Great report but I think some got cut off as it finishes mid sentence. Loved the pics of Germany. Brought back so many memories of my time living in Bonn and in Mannheim. Also loved the pics crossing into Luxembourg as they brought back memories of the road trip I did to Budapest with my friend back in April. Happy times!

Looking forward to the rest of the report!

Gareth



According to one of my colleagues, my problem is that I'm addicted to travel!
User currently offlineJFKMan From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 26525 times:

Terminal:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1981.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1982.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1983.jpg

Our craft in all her glory:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1985.jpg

FRA looked really beautiful! Clean and modern added with a lot a LH makes a nice place to be. Immigration was quick and I was so happy to get a FRA stamp in my passport.
We had carry on bags only so we did not need to go to baggage claim.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1987.jpg

We caught the local train into the city center. It was a nice ride and a decent price of around 3 Euro.

Central Frankfurt train station:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1992.jpg

We had booked for the Bristol Hotel, but when we arrived they told us we were getting an “upgrade”. All we had to do was walk to a different hotel called The Pure. Apparently The Bristol was 100% empty so the few and only booked quests were sent to a sister hotel that would have enough guests to have the free breakfast. The Pure was nice and so was the free breakfast. Also The Pure was closer to the train station, which would be helpful.

Hotel beds with fortune cookies on pillows:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1993.jpg

After a bit of a rest…we decided to go out. No sleeping till later!

Some Frankfurt skyscrapers:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2006.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2007.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2008.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2011.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2015.jpg

First impressions of Frankfurt were very nice! Some beautiful old buildings and new buildings:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2018.jpg

Financial area:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2019.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2025.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2031.jpg

City Hall:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2032.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2034.jpg

Olympic:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2047.jpg

It was a long day…and we were exhausted by the end of it. We were up early the next morning and had breakfast at the hotel. It was very good. We then packed up our bags as we would be staying at a different hotel this evening. Today we were renting a car and driving to Luxembourg!
This was one of the parts of the trip I was looking forward to the most. Luxembourg was a little place I had always wanted to see. I always wanted to drive on the German autobahn as well! So this was killing two birds with one stone.

So we got a early train back to the airport to get our rental car:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2085.jpg

LH tail:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2099.jpg

In our Nissan!
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2100.jpg

On our way:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2109.jpg

Using the great GPS:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2117.jpg

Plenty of road…and FAST drivers:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2120.jpg

Germany is a very beautiful country:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2139.jpg

We decided to stop…
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2144.jpg

In Kaiserslautern:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2146.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2148.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2151.jpg

We stopped at a local supermarket to get some drinks:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2152.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2153.jpg

Our car:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2154.jpg

We went back on the road…and soon saw signs for Ramstein Air Base! We wanted to have a look.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2169.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2171.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2175.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2176.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2177.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2178.jpg

They would not let us into the base! lol

Beautiful country:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2183.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2192.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2194.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2201.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2208.jpg

Welcome to Luxembourg:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2227.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2237.jpg

Since we were so close to France, we decided to go across the border.
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2239.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2240.jpg

France:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2246.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2256.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2268.jpg

Back in Luxembourg:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2269.jpg

Heading for Luxembourg City:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2289.jpg

Luxembourg City:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2302.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2305.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2309.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2310.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2311.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2313.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2316.jpg

Heading back:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2322.jpg


Sortie here:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2332.jpg

Germany:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2338.jpg

We stopped in Trier:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2346.jpg

For some American food:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2352.jpg

Snow:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2362.jpg

Starting to get dark! Saw the sun rise and set in a car this day…
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2397.jpg

Some nicer beds at this hotel:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2401.jpg

Lufthansa Systems was right next to our hotel:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2425.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2427.jpg

The next day was another day of driving. Amsterdam, The Netherlands was our final destination with stops in the German cities of Bonn, Cologne, and Dusseldorf.

Lufthansa landing into FRA:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2433.jpg

Heading North:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2441.jpg

Germany has great infrastructure!
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2460.jpg

Our first stop of the day was in the former West German capital city of Bonn. It’s capital status ended after the 1990 reunification of West Germany and East Germany.

Bonn:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2464.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2465.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2468.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2472.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2476.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2478.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2481.jpg

Back on the road:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2487.jpg

Cologne skyline in the distance:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2488.jpg

Cologne:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2491.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2492.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2494.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2496.jpg

Turkish Airlines office in Cologne:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2498.jpg

Cologne Cathedral:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2500.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2501.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2503.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2504.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2506.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2512.jpg

German police:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2515.jpg

Back on the road:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2523.jpg

Dusseldorf where no cars are aloud (haha)
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2528.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2532.jpg

We did not get out of the car in Dusseldorf as it was raining and we were getting tired. We continued to drive towards The Dutch – German border.
We stopped for a bite to eat near the border on the German side.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2560.jpg

Ausfahrt:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2565.jpg

Welcome to The Netherlands:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2577.jpg

Uit:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2585.jpg

It was dark by the time we got near Amsterdam.
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2599.jpg

We were staying at the Best Western Amsterdam Airport. We were tired…but went into Hoofddorp town to get some food. Then went to bed early.
The next was Schiphol time! Amsterdam Airport Schiphol! It is perhaps one of the best airports ever, in my opinion. We drove to the airport to return our rental car early that morning.
Then we went for a walk around Schiphol Plaza.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2629.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2630.jpg

KLM DC-9:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2632.jpg

Inside the DC-9:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2635.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2636.jpg

Going on up to the Observation deck:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2640.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2641.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2642.jpg

KL M B777:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2643.jpg

Delta (old Northwest):
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2644.jpg

More Delta:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2645.jpg

KLM Asia B747:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2647.jpg

KL MD-11:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2651.jpg

KL B737:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2659.jpg

Departures level (between KL check in and others check in areas)
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2664.jpg

KLM check in:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2665.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2667.jpg

Christmas tree at Schiphol Plaza:


http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2670.jpg

We had some breakfast at Juggle Sandwich Bar, which was good but expensive. After this we went back to our hotel for a short while. At around 1300 we were scheduled to meet Martijn, fellow A.net member CrimsonNL. I was looking forward to meeting him! He was going to be showing us a few things including the biggest aviation store in The Netherlands!

We meet him at the strange looking meeting point at Schiphol Plaza:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2675.jpg

It is some sort of maze…

Together we went back up to the observation deck.

Another KL B777:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2676.jpg

Martinair:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2678.jpg

More KL:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2680.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2681.jpg

Transavia:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2682.jpg

Such a beautiful livery! I could look at it all day:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2683.jpg

Cyprus followed by British Airways with a British Midland tail just visible behind that:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2684.jpg

Air France:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2685.jpg

Luchtvaart Hobby Shop:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2689.jpg


US / AA - JFK / TPA
User currently offlineKimberlyrj From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 385 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 26409 times:

I love the look of that Business Class sub section, I would agree with you and say its more private.

Did you find there was more noise from the crew / aircraft in that part of the aircraft vs the nose section?

Kimberly


User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1885 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 26362 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
CHAT OPERATOR

Hey Tommy, great report! I love the way the Lufthansa bizz breakfast looks! Sorry about the KL food though... It was nice meeting you and I'm glad you had a good time!

Best Regards,

Martijn



Nothing's worse then flying the same registration twice, except flying it 4 times..
User currently offlineJFKMan From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 26387 times:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2690.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2692.jpg

We had a great time with CrimsonNL. It was great seeing the Aviation hobby shop.

We returned to Schiphol shortly afterwards.

With the observation deck closed:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2699.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2700.jpg

Martinair ticketing:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2701.jpg

Slow non KLM check in at 1800:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2702.jpg

US Airways materials:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2703.jpg

US Airways ticketing:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2705.jpg

Easy Jet had a line out the door when no one else had anything:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2708.jpg


The next morning it was time to head home on KLM to JFK.

Doing some spotting before leaving our hotel:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2724.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2725.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2729.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2731.jpg

Check-in:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2734.jpg

We were at the check-in line at about 1300. We were planning on going on the 1730 flight…but while checking in the lady said we could still make the 1400 flight. We agreed and decided to go for it. I was happy with getting home a few hours earlier.

Inside passport control:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2735.jpg

KL MD-11:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2736.jpg

Moving walkway:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2738.jpg

Seagulls reminding me of home!
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2739.jpg

The line for security was huge! The security was very through as this trip was a few days after the 2 incidents on AMS flights bound for the United States. Every passenger was patted down thoroughly.

Our B777 ride home to New York JFK:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2740.jpg

Boarding:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2743.jpg

3-3-3.
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2744.jpg

I don’t like 3-3-3. Increased chance of a middle seat does not make me happy! Ever!

My window seat:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2745.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2746.jpg

Time check: 1339. At this stage hardly anyone was onboard. Boarding was going very slowly.

IFE screen:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2747.jpg

The leg room was poor and we felt boxed in:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2749.jpg

The captain came on the intercom and explained that up to 100 passengers were still waiting to be screened for security and that we would be departing late. Security was being very through with every passenger. But we were not put through the full body scanners.

KLM Asia arrived as we were in our seats for an hour already.
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2752.jpg

The safety video started as we finally started to pull away from the gate:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2757.jpg

KLM and United:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2766.jpg

KLM, Suriname, KLM:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2768.jpg

Suriname:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2769.jpg
We must have taken off from the Polderban. It took forever to get to it!

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2771.jpg

Take off video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI-htcfK-uo

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2776.jpg

Nice!
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2780.jpg

Free newspapers were available during boarding:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2783.jpg

KLM’s Holland Herald:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2784.jpg

Headsets were then handed out for FA’s for the IFE system:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2788.jpg

Which was turned on:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2791.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2792.jpg

Shortly after takeoff the FA’s came around with a snack and drink service.

Smoked almonds and a Coke Zero:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2796.jpg

I had to ask for the can 
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2797.jpg

I watched some 30 Rock! One of my favorite shows:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2798.jpg

Wet towels handed out:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2800.jpg

It was not long before lunch was served. Choices were chicken or vegetarian. Meals seemed to be in a Asian style. Strange…I’d have liked Dutch food on KLM!!!

Chicken Curry:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2802.jpg

I was not impressed with the meal! The size was only moderate and the food did not taste too good. I like curry…but this one had no flavor. It came with some pasta with a disgusting Asian sauce. Then some jello type of crap. It was disgusting! Why was it all in Asian style? I don’t get it…was the vegetarian like this too? I wish they had informed us before hand…
Rant over.

At least they had Dutch beer:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2805.jpg

The main course:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2806.jpg

The pasta:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2807.jpg

The jello stuff was covered with some white cream:


Coffee:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2813.jpg

Cabin:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2815.jpg

Lovely blue interiors:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2816.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2817.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2818.jpg


http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2819.jpg

Look who I caught out the window below us…

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2821.jpg

Delta:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2822.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2833.jpg

In the middle of the flight the Flight Attendants went into action. I was surprised to receive some lovely chocolate ice cream. Well done KLM! A nice surprise!

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2834.jpg

I then watched some ER:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2838.jpg

The pre-landing snack was served. I got quiche over pie:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2841.jpg

It tasted very nice. You might notice that in the picture about a bit of the napkin is wet with Coke Zero. This is from the cup, which had a crack in it. It was leaking and the puddle grew. Luckily my dad had an extra cup with him.

Slowing down as we near JFK:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2852.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2859.jpg

Landing in a snow covered New York:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2869.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2871.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2872.jpg

It was a great epic trip for us! We highly enjoyed it. To sum up the airlines involved…Lufthansa business was fantastic! KLM economy was good with some great surprises! The lunch on KLM was just not good enough.

Thanks for reading! Until next time, Happy Flying!!!

Tommy



US / AA - JFK / TPA
User currently offlineJFKMan From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 26279 times:



Quoting Gpbcroppers63 (Reply 1):
Hey Tommy,

Hi Gareth

Quoting Gpbcroppers63 (Reply 1):
Great report but I think some got cut off as it finishes mid sentence.

Thanks and I think it is fixed. I had some trouble with it not fitting into a post...and other things. I don't know...but it seems to all be up now (in 3 posts)

Quoting Kimberlyrj (Reply 3):
I love the look of that Business Class sub section, I would agree with you and say its more private.

Did you find there was more noise from the crew / aircraft in that part of the aircraft vs the nose section?

Kimberly

Hi Kimberly. I found the nose to be cluttered. It felt like everyone was on top of each other. My seat area was very quiet.

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 4):
Hey Tommy, great report

Thanks Martijn

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 4):
. It was nice meeting you and I'm glad you had a good time!

Best Regards,

Martijn

It was great to meet you too! Thanks for a great time!



US / AA - JFK / TPA
User currently offlineGpbcroppers63 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 26248 times:



Quoting JFKMan (Reply 6):
Thanks and I think it is fixed. I had some trouble with it not fitting into a post...and other things. I don't know...but it seems to all be up now (in 3 posts)

Yep. All fixed. And a very enjoyable report to read on a cold Sunday evening. Thanks!



According to one of my colleagues, my problem is that I'm addicted to travel!
User currently offlineJFKMan From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 26220 times:



Quoting Gpbcroppers63 (Reply 7):
Yep. All fixed. And a very enjoyable report to read on a cold Sunday evening. Thanks!

Thanks again  Smile I am happy to hear that. I enjoyed writing it on a very cold Late Sunday Morning and Early Afternoon.



US / AA - JFK / TPA
User currently offlineC8fromONT From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 26174 times:

Looks like you had an awesome time! Thanks for sharing!!

User currently offlineFlightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1283 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 25972 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

JFKMan, always great to see a trip report on LH, my favourite airline from Europe. As well as of KLM in one report, which could very well take LH's place in Y class once I fly them. Have been reading tons of how KLM's crews are the best!!

Quoting JFKMan (Thread starter):
No map working!
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1818.jpg

The map was turned on over Canada:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_1854.jpg

I guess we can’t have a map over the United States anymore?

This is just awful, that there is no airshow on flights departing the US!!!!  thumbsdown  Fortunately they were switched on over Canadian Airspace!!  thumbsup  . Was there no Flightmap on KLM or did it get turned off once you were over US airspace?? No pics of any maps on your return to JFK.

Quoting JFKMan (Thread starter):
LH tail:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2099.jpg

Would have been nice if you could have taken a pic in front of it  Smile

Quoting JFKMan (Thread starter):
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2692.jpg

It was great seeing the Aviation hobby shop.

Did you buy anything from here? That looks like a Risesoon Martinair MD-11F at the bottom.

Quoting JFKMan (Thread starter):
The main course:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/Murraymountain91/new/IMG_2806.jpg

Not only does that look dreadful, but the portions are so small  yuck . Fortunately the Ice cream saved the day!! At least now I know what to expect on KLM Y class.

Quoting JFKMan (Thread starter):
Lovely blue interiors:

Got to love all that blue on KLM jets!!


User currently offlineJFKMan From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 25662 times:



Quoting C8fromONT (Reply 9):
Looks like you had an awesome time! Thanks for sharing!!

We did! Thanks for the comments  Smile

Quoting Flightsimboy (Reply 10):
Have been reading tons of how KLM's crews are the best!!

I had a mixed crew. A few good...a few not so good.

Quoting Flightsimboy (Reply 10):
Was there no Flightmap on KLM or did it get turned off once you were over US airspace??

I overheard a KL FA saying that the map has been banned!

Quoting Flightsimboy (Reply 10):
Would have been nice if you could have taken a pic in front of it

I did!!  Smile Just not in the TR

Quoting Flightsimboy (Reply 10):
Not only does that look dreadful, but the portions are so small

Indeed!

Thanks for your comments  Smile



US / AA - JFK / TPA
User currently offlineAkhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2477 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 25552 times:

Hi Tommy,

What a great roadtrip! I really enjoyed it.

Quoting JFKMan (Reply 2):
Christmas tree at Schiphol Plaza:

It's really an eye catcher, isn't it?

Quoting JFKMan (Reply 2):
At around 1300 we were scheduled to meet Martijn, fellow A.net member CrimsonNL. I was looking forward to meeting him! He was going to be showing us a few things including the biggest aviation store in The Netherlands!

That's so funny! It looks like many A.netters had got the same idea to have a Christmas meeting up!  Smile

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Suryo



Friends forever
User currently offlineGjunnar From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 25415 times:

Great report with some nice pictures, I really enjoyed it. Glad you liked Germany. You guys were lucky with the travel dates because it wouldn't have been very fun to drive around in that snowy weather that has come over Europe at the moment.

User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8552 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 25411 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Hi Tommy,

Very enjoyable TR, thanks for posting for us.

Looks like the LH flight was good, though the meal on Kl looked pretty poor, quite unimpressive to be honest.

Quoting JFKMan (Thread starter):
On this flight, Economy was overbooked and we were upgraded to business! What a fantastic late Christmas present!

- Always a nice thing./

Quoting JFKMan (Thread starter):
The seats with 3 in the middle…. I don’t like that:

- Agreed, don't like either, not good in J!

Quoting JFKMan (Thread starter):
Also included were some Lufthansa branded golf tees

- Odd, what the point, not everybody does golf.

Quoting JFKMan (Thread starter):
My meal was very nice. The pasta was cooked to perfection and it was nice and hot.

- I guess better than it looks!

Quoting JFKMan (Thread starter):
I don’t like 3-3-3. Increased chance of a middle seat

- Yes, really don't like this layout at all.

Regards

Mark



111,732,3,4,5,7,8,BBJ,741,742,743,744,752,762,763,764,772,77L,773,77W,L15,D10,30,40,AB3,AB6,A312.313,319,320,321,332,333
User currently offlineLoalq From Switzerland, joined Jan 2007, 224 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 25344 times:

That's a lot of pics, very good!

I really enjoyed this TR as I have never tried LH C and was really curious about it. I was in fact booked to return to China flying GVA-FRA-PVG on 06/Jan with LH, but my flight out of GVA had technical problems and I ended up having to rebook for the next day, but with LX instead (earlier flight that would get me earlier to Shanghai as my boss was already pissed off with my delay...).

Thanks again and many flights in 2010!

Loalq



"...this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped."
User currently offlineShamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 25241 times:

Great report, really enjoyed it, pics are great. Luxembourg is a country I really want to visit aswell.

User currently offlineRobffm2 From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 25131 times:



Quoting Gpbcroppers63 (Reply 1):
Our car:

Thanks for the nice report, very special to see a LH/KL/Car mixture.

But doing some kind of a German road trip, why did you choose a Nissan?
Wouldn't be a Mercedes, BMW, Audi or VW much more appropriate?

Thanks again from Frankfurt!


User currently offlineJFKMan From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 25064 times:



Quoting Akhmad (Reply 12):
What a great roadtrip! I really enjoyed it.

Thanks!  Smile

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 12):
Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Suryo

Thank yo Suryo

Quoting Gjunnar (Reply 13):
Great report with some nice pictures, I really enjoyed it. Glad you liked Germany. You guys were lucky with the travel dates because it wouldn't have been very fun to drive around in that snowy weather

It seemed that it snowed before we arrived and after!!! Thanks so much  Smile

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 14):
Very enjoyable TR, thanks for posting for us.

No problem  Smile It was fun!!!

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 14):
Agreed, don't like either, not good in J!

Yea...BA does it...but does it better!  Smile

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 14):
Odd, what the point, not everybody does golf.

I don't know...but I do like them.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 14):
Regards

Mark

Thanks Mark

Quoting Loalq (Reply 15):
That's a lot of pics, very good!

Merci

Quoting Loalq (Reply 15):
Thanks again and many flights in 2010!

Loalq

Same to you!  Smile

Quoting Shamrock321 (Reply 16):
Great report, really enjoyed it, pics are great. Luxembourg is a country I really want to visit aswell.

Go! It was great...I just regret not spending more time in it.

Quoting Robffm2 (Reply 17):
Thanks for the nice report, very special to see a LH/KL/Car mixture.

Yes! Thanks

Quoting Robffm2 (Reply 17):
why did you choose a Nissan?

It was the only one with a GPS  Smile (in our price range at least) Which we needed! Otherwise we were going to get an Opel.

Quoting Robffm2 (Reply 17):
Thanks again from Frankfurt!

Thanks so much!



US / AA - JFK / TPA
User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 24998 times:

Impressive TR. Thank you for your time and for sharing with us !!!


Coffee - Tea or Me?
User currently offlineHOOB747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 24801 times:

Now that is an awesome trip report! The sort of report that makes you yearn for travel to Germany!! Nicely done, and your pics were amazing. Thanks for the effort.


747 Number One Fan from U.S.A
User currently offlineJFKMan From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 24789 times:



Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 19):
Impressive TR. Thank you for your time and for sharing with us !!!

Thank You so much!  Smile



US / AA - JFK / TPA
User currently offlineJFKMan From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 24777 times:



Quoting HOOB747 (Reply 20):
Now that is an awesome trip report!

Thanks  Smile

Quoting HOOB747 (Reply 20):
The sort of report that makes you yearn for travel to Germany!! Nicely done, and your pics were amazing. Thanks for the effort.

Thanks so much! And Germany is amazing.



US / AA - JFK / TPA
User currently offlineCOEWR2587 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 607 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 24443 times:

"I don’t like 3-3-3. Increased chance of a middle seat does not make me happy! Ever!"

Even in the 2-5-2 config, you still have three middle seats in the 5 section. With 3 middle seats in the 3-3-3 config.



Newark Airport...My Home Away From Home
User currently offlineLYChemsa From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1208 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 24060 times:

I took my first KLM flight in 1957 and it used to be one of my favourite airlines. They were good even in the 1990s but lately seem to have gone downhill.

Lousy food with tiny portions and 31" legroom. I Am surprised that AF allow this as their service in y at least 2 years ago was excellent.


25 Ocracoke : Need an ID card to get on base, but a US passport can get you into smaller american stuff over there (bowling, movies, resturants,etc.) K-Town has (o
26 Lfutia : Hey Tommy! Great trip report and photos!I hope you had a great time on KL! I see that your learning Dutch eh. I also had a great time meeting Martijn
27 Kurt : Nice report; I read this one eagerly as I just booked two award seats in LH C EWR-FRA-TLV-FRA-DTW. EWR-FRA-TLV is on 744s (then an A346 TLV-FRA and an
28 JFKMan : 2-4-2 only has 2 middles. Thanks for your comments I know right! Thanks They said we needed a sponsor...so my dad asked the guy if he would sponsor u
29 Post contains links BOACCunard : Very nice, especially the photos. LH J looks pleasant enough but IMHO paper tray liners are not appropriate for an international J product. Too bad as
30 Vandenheuvel : Hi JFKman, Great report you've got up here. I have seen nearly all German places you wrote about. I like these places, and had a good time reading abo
31 JFKMan : Thanks so much! Hmm...the presentation is very good and honestly I did not really notice or think anything of the paper. .. but you are right. It rea
32 Signol : Fantastic report, glad you enjoyed Europe! " target=_blank>http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...6.jpg On that day, 777 PH-BQL had just arrived from
33 JFKMan : Hi and thanks! Really? How cool!!! Yes
34 NwMKE : This is a fantastic trip report! Thank you for posting. It looks like a really fun trip. The type of trip I would love to go on. Thanks again for post
35 JFKMan : Thanks so much! It was fun.
36 PlaneHunter : H Tommy, very enjoyable report, definitely an interesting trip. LH's C Class product looks quite ok, though not as impressive as on various other carr
37 JFKMan : Hey Thanks so much It was still very good! But my favorite is Becks. I don't know...but I would not be surprised. It was disgusting...and Thanks agai
38 Airbuseric : Hi JFKman, thank you for the good insight on LH business class. I dislike their main meal course for C-class, not to appealing to me. Breakfast is fin
39 JFKMan : Hi Eric and Thanks! Yes...we visited a few in this trip and we do plan to return. We did! We had a bit of a walk around Luxembourg City. It was fine!
40 nethkt : Thanks for the report. KLM is just plain HORRID to me. The food, the seat, even on their newer aircraft in fleet (don't talk about errors-prone auntie
41 Post contains images JFKMan : Thank you! I would not go that far! Thanks again for reading
Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic Lufthansa Business: JFK-FRA/KL: AMS-JFK. Roadtrip!
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Trip reports only! Other topics here
  • If criticizing an airline, express yourself in a dignified manner.
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
JFK-FRA-VIE In First And Business And Fcterminal posted Sun Jul 30 2006 13:50:52 by Honcircle
Lufthansa Business Class LHR-FRA-BKK posted Mon Nov 24 2008 05:18:20 by Ajs123uk
Lufthansa Business Class LHR-FRA-BKK posted Sun Nov 23 2008 00:30:12 by Ajs123uk
AF FL#11 In Business Class 777-300ER JFK-CDG+pics posted Fri Jun 27 2008 14:36:09 by Jumbojet
Delta BizE JFK-FRA: Is Change Aloft? [no Pics] posted Fri Dec 28 2007 05:53:00 by UN_B732
FRA-JFK-FRA On Singapore Airlines posted Thu Oct 11 2007 12:25:00 by Caspritz78
A380 LH8940/LH8945 FRA-JFK-FRA posted Mon Mar 26 2007 17:22:02 by Stylo777
Escaping Sars BJS-AMS-JFK On KL In C posted Sat Dec 4 2004 06:51:18 by Usagypsy
MSP-ORD-FRA-ATH-JFK-CVG-MSP On UA/LH And DL-Part 2 posted Thu Jul 22 2004 04:16:50 by Dc-9-10
MSP-ORD-FRA-ATH-JFK-CVG-MSP On UA/LH And DL-Part 1 posted Wed Jul 21 2004 02:25:38 by Dc-9-10

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format