Here is the next journey to my final destination, Billund in Danemark. I was nearly there, I had to go and pick up my niece who spent 3 weeks with her grand-parents in the Danish countryside. They live in Merring, a small village near Horsens, Vejle, Aarhus and the closest airport is Billund.
After spending some time in the Crown Lounge 25 I went to my boarding gate, it was a short walk and when I got there the boarding lounge was empty. I was stopped at the scanner as the computer read that I was to submit a paper ticket to which I had a talk with the gate agent explaining that I had no paper ticket as it was booked with my miles on KLM.com and I was sent an e-ticket. I showed them the printout of the ticket I was sent and they typed stuff into the system and invited me to board.
During booking procedure the Europe Select cabin went all the way to row 8. I had selected seat 2F for this journey. When I did my OLCI the cabin was reduced to 3 rows only.
When I boarded the flight I was welcomed on board by the female purser and she guided me to my seat.
Today's flight was going to be a very light one in Europe Select with only 2 of us. A gentleman in seat 1F and my self.
Empty cabin on this 73G
Next door neighbour B733 PH-BDO Jacob van Heemskerck
Legroom in Europe Select
Our wing and its powerful engine
Goodbye Amsterdam Schiphol !
JAL B772 arriving from NRT
Fire training aircraft
Remote (tower) Control...
And another turn to reach the runway
remote firefighter station
And finally we started our take off roll...
Our shadow chasing us
I wish these were tulip fields, full of colour, just like in the KLM adds...
Continuing to ascend towards our cruising altitude
The Netherlands, big trading country
We continued to climb and fly towards Denmark
Information on our journey
Shortly after the seatbelt sign went off we were presented with the box
Menu for today
Inside the beautiful box
I started to dig in after we were served warm rolls and our choice of drink
Funny that AF is now Pepsi and KL Coke
Continuing our flight to Denmark
Box is closed and empty and ready for clearing up
The famous tulips I heard about...
Short journey on the globe
KLM impression in leather
First sight of Denmark
Some airport we overflew as we entered Denmark
A little more info on the flight about to end
No new passenger... still very empty
Continuing our descent towards Billund
Getting closer to our destination
Views of fields and fields and more fields
Our KLM winglet
Cimber Air CRJ
Charter and Low-cost traffic
Thomas Cook Scandinavia
Our winglet, their tail
This is KLM !
We were off the plane in no time and walked to the baggage claim area and waited some 5 minutes before the bags appeared
I spent 3 days in Denmark with my niece's grandparents and then the 2 of us started our trek back to PPT via CPH, CDG and LAX.
airbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4068 posts, RR: 51 Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6829 times:
Wow, you get on the 73W immediately. I know you hoped for the -900 series though, I cannot find myself on the -700's so far. Always a bad luck for me.
Catering wise sufficient for this leg, although it seems a bit less then what I'm used from by KLM's Europe Select. The cabin looked great though, on this brandnew aircraft.
"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
AF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1036 posts, RR: 37 Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6811 times:
Ia Orana airbuseric !
Quoting airbuseric (Reply 3): Wow, you get on the 73W immediately. I know you hoped for the -900 series though, I cannot find myself on the -700's so far. Always a bad luck for me.
How did you know ?!? Never been on a 739 indeed and wished for one but all there was available was 737-700 and F70 !
Now you know you have to go to BLL to ride on a -700. Been on KLM 733 and 738. Missing the 739 and the 734. Longhaul I did the 744, M11 and 332.
vio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1289 posts, RR: 9 Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6341 times:
Just like the last report, this one is just as nice. I love the photos from Holland, especially the ones with the "windmills" Very cool. I've always liked KLM and hope to fly them again in the future, maybe their MD-11 from YVR to AMS.
Thank you for a very nice report.
Superior decisions reduce the need for superior skills.
KLAM From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 167 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6082 times:
Wow! so nice!
Didn't know KL 73W had IFE... I've ridden the 738 countless times and the 734 once and they had none (this was in 2006)! This is particularly good for those long flights like AMS-TLV on the 739! Are all 737's to be equipped with IFE?