KL601 and 602 AMS
are very frequently travelled by horses (but horses can be transported on every 744M flight), wich are carried in special containers (pallet size) on the main Deck on the 744M's. At AMS
they stay in the KLM Animal Hotel before their flight, and are loaded, and unloaded on the supervision of a KLM Animal Attendant wich also goes on the flight. Usually there are one or more grooms (stalknechten for those in holland), often provided by the person shipping the horses.
On my flight AMS
this summer we had 5 horses, who's final destination was SLC
. The Groom was going there as well, but she flew there, while the horses were carried by road later.
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and ther