Date/Time : 11 September 20:10
Route : AMS - JNB
Flight # : KL593
Equipment : B747-400
Class flown : Y
Pax on board : 436 (54C+382Y)
Load factor : 99%
Seat : 11D, as requested
Departure : 09 at 20:26 (16 minutes late)
Arrival : 03R at 6:36 (14 minutes early)
Flying time :10h10m
Weather : On departure scattered cloud, 21°C. On arrival overcast, 7°C on arrival. En route fine, no turbulence.
Cruise alt : 29,000 - 33,000
Catering : no choice of main course at dinner (a mistake had been made somewhere). On request I was served two main courses. (KLM serves notoriously small helpings!) I skipped breakfast.
Amenity kit : on KLM? In Y class? Forget it!
Seat : Survivable. 11D is a seat with leg room.
IFE : Overhead monitors, 12 audio channels. Lousy headsets (I bring my own).
Service : Personal service was friendly and efficient.