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Tehran- Amsterdam- Toronto- KLM 1 Of 2  
User currently offlineomidp From Canada, joined Jun 2010, 131 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 9063 times:

My other trip reports:

Tehran- Shiraz- Tehran- Iran Aseman & Iran Air (by omidp Jan 13 2013 in Trip Reports)
Tehran- Dubai- Hong Kong- Emirates- 1 Of 2 (by omidp Jan 12 2013 in Trip Reports)
Tehran- Dubai- Hong Kong- Emirates- 2 Of 2 (by omidp Jan 12 2013 in Trip Reports)
Iran Air- Tehran To London (Part 1 Of 3) (by omidp Jun 29 2010 in Trip Reports)
Iran Air- Tehran To London (Part 2 Of 3) (by omidp Jun 29 2010 in Trip Reports)
Iran Air- Tehran To London (Part 3 Of 3) (by omidp Jun 29 2010 in Trip Reports)

Link to part 2:

Tehran- Amsterdam- Toronto- KLM 2 Of 2 (by omidp Jan 15 2013 in Trip Reports)


Hi all,

On my way back from Tehran I was flying with KLM. It's sad that they decided to discontinue their service to Tehran but anyhow. I did not take many pictures of Tehran airport as I have covered it all in my previous trip reports. This trip report is mostly from plane spotting at AMS.

As I love the color blue, so guess what? my most favorite airline is KLM as it is all blue. I have taken lots of pictures of KLM around AMS and I hope you enjoy them  

Jan. 1, 2012
Departure time: 1:40 am - Arrival 5:00 am
Flight duration: 5 hours
KLM MD-11
IKA-AMS

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The legroom was so comfortable in economy, so was the seat.

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Take off and Tehran in the distance

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They first gave out the pizza snack

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The flight was very smooth and as it was in middle of the night everyone was almost sleeping including me so I did not get to take any more pix  

Shot of our beautiful plane when we disembarked

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I was going to go to the city as I had a 8 hour lay over but since we got to AMS at 5 in the morning I decided to hang out in the airport and then hit the city. I had been to AMS before so I really wanted to take a nice and quite stroll along the beautiful canals  

Some shots of Schiphol- The best airport in the world, so much fun and it has such a good energy and atmosphere

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I bough the KLM 747-400 models from this store. This Shaback brand is really good but I could not find a website for them. Does anyone know if they have a website as their prices are very good. I bought my KLm model for only 11 Euros.

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Shot of our plane again

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Our MD again  http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/alitezar/4417/image055-1.jpg

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Yotel- the small hotel with tiny rooms that transit passengers can use

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It was around 7 AM that I went out to go to the city

Schiphol plaza filled with shops at the arrival hall

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I got to Amsterdam around 7:30 and then I walked around till 10:30 and was back at Schiphol at 11:00

Amsterdam Central on my return

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Then I headed to my most favorite place, the Panorama Terrace

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An ad about the Schiphol Behind the scenes tour and their route map

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Entrance to the terrace- The rest of the pix are pretty self explanatory  

The only downside was that all information boards and guides around the area and inside the sample KLM Fokker were all in Dutch and I could not understand anything.

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This was our plane that took us to Toronto 2 hours later  http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/alitezar/4417/image386.jpg

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7 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1910 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8962 times:
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Wow, what great photos from Amsterdam! I've never been through the airport, but would love too next time I need to connect to a European destination. What a spotters heaven! How cool they have a F100 upstairs and outside, and people can go inside and look all around.

My wife and I are planning a possible trip to Italy in September, and we're thinking of taking the route via Amsterdam!

Thanks for sharing,

Matthew (767747)


User currently offlineplaniac787 From India, joined May 2012, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8913 times:

Gr8 tr and lovely photos of aircrafts

Well done

Cheers

Pradat



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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3413 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8768 times:
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Quoting omidp (Thread starter):
This Shaback brand is really good but I could not find a website for them. Does anyone know if they have a website as their prices are very good.
http://www.justplanefun.com/Schabak-p-1-c-27856.html
http://www.google.com/search?q=schab...=260534c26339dbc2&biw=1600&bih=799
http://www.aircraft-models.net/]
http://www.classicjack.com/contents/...s/d98_Schabak_Airplane_Models.html

Great pictures thank you



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User currently offlineomidp From Canada, joined Jun 2010, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6909 times:

Quoting 767747 (Reply 1):
Wow, what great photos from Amsterdam! I've never been through the airport, but would love too next time I need to connect to a European destination. What a spotters heaven! How cool they have a F100 upstairs and outside, and people can go inside and look all around.

My wife and I are planning a possible trip to Italy in September, and we're thinking of taking the route via Amsterdam!

Thanks for sharing,

Matthew (767747)

Thanks so much, yes you'll for sure love AMS  
Quoting planiac787 (Reply 2):
Gr8 tr and lovely photos of aircrafts

Well done

Cheers

Pradat

Thanks so much Paradat  
Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 3):
http://www.justplanefun.com/Schabak-p-1-c-27856.html
http://www.google.com/search?q=schab...=260534c26339dbc2&biw=1600&bih=799
http://www.aircraft-models.net/]
http://www.classicjack.com/contents/...s/d98_Schabak_Airplane_Models.html

Great pictures thank you

Thanks so much Sobh, that is very kind of you to give me the links. truly appreciate it  


User currently offlineIrishAyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2149 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6701 times:

Unbelievable TR. I absolutely ADORE KLM and the transfer experience at AMS. I love it when people go all out and post about aviation-fanaticism related topics.

You are so lucky to have flown on the MD-11 from IKA before it is removed from the KL network. It is an iconic route that many people are sad to see disappear. Thank you for documenting it properly.

I am desperate to fly the KL MD-11 this year from YYZ or LAX to AMS, I have to make sure that happens.

Schabak models were part of my childhood. They were purchased by a company called Schuco in 2006. This is their website.

http://www.schuco.de/de/index.html

thanks for writing!!

Irishayes



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User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8467 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5766 times:
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Great pictures from AMS, thanks for sharing.

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlineomidp From Canada, joined Jun 2010, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4923 times:

Quoting IrishAyes (Reply 5):
Unbelievable TR. I absolutely ADORE KLM and the transfer experience at AMS. I love it when people go all out and post about aviation-fanaticism related topics.

You are so lucky to have flown on the MD-11 from IKA before it is removed from the KL network. It is an iconic route that many people are sad to see disappear. Thank you for documenting it properly.

I am desperate to fly the KL MD-11 this year from YYZ or LAX to AMS, I have to make sure that happens.

Schabak models were part of my childhood. They were purchased by a company called Schuco in 2006. This is their website.

http://www.schuco.de/de/index.html

thanks for writing!!

Irishayes

Thanks so much Irishayes, truly appreciate your comments and many thanks for the link  
Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 6):
Great pictures from AMS, thanks for sharing.

Cheers

Mark

Thanks so much ba319 for visiting and your comment  


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