Just did a transatlantic roundtrip on KLM Houston to Geneva via Amsterdam on KLM and found the 744 they use quite interesting. I would appreciate any comments on the following:
1) Apparently, it is a Combi passenger/freighter on some or all days from IAH to Schipol.
2) The craft appears to have a mid-cabin "navigation or communication" desk behind a curtain. I saw a flight attendant or somebody with a mic in there. It has a chair desk and a wall full of comm gear of some kind.
3) In ADDITION, just behind business class, they have LONGITUDINALLY split the cabin. On one half there is 3-2 economy section with the 2 interior to the 3 on the window side. The other side appears to be the galley for the whole plane. The inside seat by the wall is actually quite comfy for the non-claustrophobic, you wind up with additional elbow room, I could place my laptop on the floor between the wall and my seal.
All in all, a very innovative setup from both a marketing and passenger standpoint. Service was very nice too, hot towels, snacks, beverage of choice. Hats off to KLM, they gave me a very interesting ride and ran a first class operation all the way.