Michael, Fokker had guarantees for 10 years, they lasted less than 5.
KLM has guarantees for 5 years (not 8, AF
changed the terms...) with strangling clauses allowing AF
to do whatever they want whenever they want it anyway as long as they can claim economic necessity.
Guess what, AF
already announced cuts in the combined networks to the extent of the current KLM network before the deal was even struck (though they of course didn't say it in those exact words). If you expect them to cut a single route from France or lay off a single French person you're extremely naive.
Expect KLM to be quickly and silently disassembled before 2007, 2008 at the latest, the aircraft sold or integrated into AF
and the crew laid off.
Schiphol to become a mere shadow of what it is now, possibly to close as other airlines leave when there is no KLM to take the transfer passengers on elsewhere (or feed them) with its network.
Last KLM 777 to be reregistered F-UCKU maybe?...