Sponsor Message:
Aviation Trip Reports Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
KLM AMS-ATL World Business Class  
User currently offlineKLMyank From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 172 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9906 times:

After my short flight from Groningen, I walked upstairs to departures 2 and the KLM elite check in area. I had checked in online the day before, but for USA flights you can only print the BP at the airport. This was accomplished at a SSCI machine, where i confirmed my seat and details. This flight was operated by the dinosaur 767, which I actually like (to be explained), as long as I have a bulkhead. 2G I asked for, 2G I got. I then dropped my bags at the fast bag drop, where the check in agent happily tagged them all the way to TPA, and even gave me a Delta BP, despite the tickets being on separate PNRs. Good service. Again on the Schiphol speed record, in, out, and through passport again in less than 10 minutes! I headed up to the lounge for a quick coffee and a gander at the papers, then stopped at the duty free for some cigars and booze. Boarding had already started when I got to the gate, but I had to wait for ages as one xray was inop and all pax were filtered into 1 machine. Finally made it through and settled into 2G. Usual preflight OJ, amenity kit, menu. J class only had about 8 people out of 30, and Y was about 60%. I had figured the day before thanksgiving would be a nightmare, but it was not to be.
Now, I have to explain myself. I said before I like the WBC seat on the 767, despite it only having a 55 inch pitch, and a 135 degree recline, and shitty IFE, and no snake light. This is all true. However, I hate the new seat. Hard, slippery, cannot sleep in it. The old one on the 747 and -11 is good for day, but the footrest keeps me awake at night. The 767 on the other hand, is a cradle style seat a la BA mid '90s, and I sleep like a baby in it.
The purser came around before push-back and took meal orders and introduced himself. I asked him if he could save me an entree and serve it to me at pre landing meal time, to which he happily agreed. I wanted to sleep, and to be crude, KLM food is a massive fart generator. Nothing like trying to sleep while you are in discomfort.
We departed 24 at AMS, and as soon at the seatbelt sign was off, I grabbed the extra pillow and blanket from the vacant seat next to me, earplugs in, eyemask on, seat reclined, and then dropped off for 8 hours.
I came to with the purser setting my table with a nice beef fillet, a cup of coffee, water, and some warm bread. He told me it was 90 minutes to landing, and said he was amazed that I had slept for 8 hours in "this old seat". I told him i hated the new one, to which he seemed shocked. Oh well.
The food was surprisingly good, abnormal for KL catering which seems to go through good and bad cycles. Last month it was on a bad one...things seem to be looking up! And no odious fetter....
About 30 minutes before landing, the purser made one last tour though the cabin, addressing each passenger by name and making sure they had enjoyed the experience. Most pax were Africans from either Kenya or Nigeria, incidentally, if their duty free bags were to be believed. The flight attendant followed with the tray of Delft blue houses, to which she encouraged each of us to take 3 or 4. Never had this happen before! (NB, apart from the purser the 2 ladies taking care of J class were very professional, always addressing each pax by name)
We landed about 30 minutes ahead of scheme in ATL, and made a short taxi to E30. Passport was painless, and my 2 bags were in the first 10 off. Lucky day with luggage! I cleared customs, and rechecked my bags to TPA, then headed for security and my flight to TPA...coming in the next installment...

3 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineKLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9820 times:

You lucky guy! I like people commenting on KLM's WBC. Seems that as an average they have a good service with some bad moments at some times. But it looks that service is quite all right. Too bad you didn't enjoy the new seats, not any different from several carriers.

Take your camera next time!



KLM- The Best Airline in the World!
User currently offlineKLMyank From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 172 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9810 times:

Yeah...but I cant stand the new seats! If you read my other report, my wife nicked my camera to fly to SXM, so I get her to write a TR up and post them.

User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4267 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 9256 times:

I still have a report to be made on by NRT-AMS in new WBC experience on the B772, another NRT-AMS experience in old WBC on a B744, but didn't find the time for it. Also I was addressed by full name all time on KLM, and I really enjoyed their food. No bad words, although I can imagine your feelings about the new WBC seats, they are 'slippery' indeed, but the nice IFE makes it alright for me afterall.
Nice reading. Thanks
Eric



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic KLM AMS-ATL World Business Class
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...
GLA-AMS-CAI With KLM World Business Class (pics) posted Wed Oct 25 2006 14:05:30 by Comeflywithme
LHR-AMS World Business Class - KLM A330-200 (pics) posted Tue Jul 11 2006 10:07:23 by UTA_flyinghigh
KLM MNL-KUL-AMS World Business Class II posted Mon Mar 10 2003 01:19:50 by Hugo
KLM MNL-KUL-AMS World Business Class posted Sat Mar 8 2003 23:24:44 by Hugo
World Business Class Battle...KLM Vs. NWA (w/pics) posted Tue Jan 4 2005 17:38:16 by SR 103
KL 1928 GVA-AMS. Europe Select (Business) Class posted Mon Aug 7 2006 21:49:33 by Runway23
World Business Class Back To Japan (+JL And PR) posted Fri Jul 21 2006 23:26:15 by N751PR
NRT-BKK-NRT-ICN : Northwest World Business Class posted Wed Sep 7 2005 04:14:22 by Magicalchaz
KLM World Business Class posted Wed Oct 18 2000 14:38:39 by PresRDC
KLM BHX-AMS-MNL-AMS-BHX In World Biz Class 777 posted Mon Jan 31 2005 17:55:53 by BCal DC10

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format