FokkerVII
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KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!

Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:33 am

I was on KLM LHR-AMS-LHR in econ this week and the free wine/beer is back! I was just getting used to the bread and water only treatment...
I wonder if they changed this after getting many pax complaints?

Will we see other carriers which switched to 'lower' standards in econ go back to full drinks service?
 
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RE: KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!

Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:14 am

Quoting FokkerVII (Thread starter):
I wonder if they changed this after getting many pax complaints?

Well....I complained last time I flew with them. One of many, many others. You couldn't even buy back then.

Good news!!  Wink
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RE: KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!

Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:38 am

What a welcome change to hear of improved cabin service rather than reduced cabin service. Perhaps moves such as this will help differentiate full service airlines from the LCCs and their no frills product.
 
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RE: KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!

Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:13 pm

Booze on KL has been back for some time. I remember getting free booze on AMS-VIE run back in October 2005.
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RE: KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!

Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:08 pm

That is great. Can´t wait to order a good wine on KLM this spring.
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RE: KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!

Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:43 pm

They introduced it to offer a same level of service on flights of Air France and KLM.
 
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RE: KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!

Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:28 pm

Not bad at all! I just hope they'll be careful with this. I'm sure they don't want to have people get wasted from all the free booze.  Wink
 
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RE: KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!

Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:53 pm

I will be flying KLM a lot in next two months so I am looking forward to that. It will be my first flights with KLM too.

Here are my flights:

Feb 13 PRG-AMS-SVG OK/KL
Mar 3 SVG-AMS-PRG-BRQ KL/OK/OK
Mar 6 BRQ-PRG OK
Mar 13 PRG-AMS-SVG OK/KL
Mar 19 SVG-ABZ SK
Mar 24 ABZ-AMS-PRG KL/OK
Mar 26 PRG-AMS-ABZ OK/KL
Apr 7 ABZ-CDG-PRG AF/OK
 
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RE: KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!

Sat Jan 28, 2006 7:18 pm

Quoting FokkerVII (Thread starter):
I wonder if they changed this after getting many pax complaints?

Not Really ...
It was decided to harmonize the inflight service and product with AF, who has always offered on its European flights beers & wine, even in Y. (+ Free Champagne on Long Haul).
 
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RE: KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!

Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:13 pm

Quoting Alespesl (Reply 7):
Feb 13 PRG-AMS-SVG OK/KL
Mar 3 SVG-AMS-PRG-BRQ KL/OK/OK
Mar 6 BRQ-PRG OK
Mar 13 PRG-AMS-SVG OK/KL
Mar 19 SVG-ABZ SK
Mar 24 ABZ-AMS-PRG KL/OK
Mar 26 PRG-AMS-ABZ OK/KL
Apr 7 ABZ-CDG-PRG AF/OK

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RE: KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!

Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:31 am

Quoting FokkerVII (Thread starter):
Will we see other carriers which switched to 'lower' standards in econ go back to full drinks service?

Yep, Finnair did just that last year. The main thing was gin&tonic among some other drinks and spirits, which you can now buy. On two-class services wine/beer/sparkling is free, but on economy-only routes the selection is more limited. On domestic routes they tried to replace tea and coffee with a cold berry-soup but that too lasted only for a very short time, due to customer feed-back. So I guess the passenger opinion still has some power left!
 
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RE: KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!

Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:20 am

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 8):
It was decided to harmonize the inflight service and product with AF, who has always offered on its European flights beers & wine, even in Y.

Well, then AF needs to do something with their snacks. Their KL sister is much better. Comparing VIE-CDG and VIE-AMS snack selection in Y between AF and KL the AF offer leaves a lot to be desired.
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RE: KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!

Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:28 am

I rather have 1 or 2 (3?) inches more legroom and have a decent sandwich, than free alcohol.

I never understood why people can't go without a beer or glass (bottle) of wine for a 2 or 3 hour flight. Especially in the morning!

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RE: KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!

Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:48 am

I would rather have anything than nothing on the Ryanair wannabe airline I'm often flying out of ARN...  Angry
 
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RE: KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!

Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:52 am

Quoting SK973 (Reply 13):
I would rather have anything than nothing on the Ryanair wannabe airline I'm often flying out of ARN...

I guess you don't like KL that much..  eyebrow  Why don't you use SK??  Cool
 
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RE: KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!

Sun Jan 29, 2006 2:36 am

@sk601 the cost for a coke or a beer is the same, the only reason might be that people start drinking like in the pub and have 4-5 beers during the flight.
 
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RE: KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!

Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:50 am

Quoting MH017 (Reply 9):
Are you a SkyTeam mileage member already ???
If not, you'd better apply, as most flights are on ST: enjoy them !!!

Yes, i have a membership with Czech Airlines. I am looking forward KLM. I have heard a lot about this but never flew with them. Last summer I flew with AF from CDG to PRG and it was alright, but nothing special, but always wanted to fly those blue planes.
 
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RE: KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!

Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:55 am

Quoting SK601 (Reply 12):
I rather have 1 or 2 (3?) inches more legroom and have a decent sandwich, than free alcohol.

I never understood why people can't go without a beer or glass (bottle) of wine for a 2 or 3 hour flight. Especially in the morning!

Amen to that!
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RE: KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!

Sun Jan 29, 2006 6:26 am

During the RIX-AMS flight in the morning I would rather not opt for the beer or the wine. I would rather have juice of some sort. However, during the evening flight back to RIX I don't mind having a wine. I stay away from beer on any flight, because that makes you want to go and that causes a lot of inconvenience to everybody, including yourself. Yes, KLM has been serving free alcohol on their CityHopper flights from AMS to RIX for some time now.
 
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RE: KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!

Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:44 am

Yes alcoholic drinks are free on KLM again. This will certainly making KLM even more populare among Norwegians travelling internationaly. At SAS Braathens you even have to buy the coffee/tea. KLM is the largest competitor to SAS on international routes out of Norway. KLM serves Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Sandefjord, Kristiansand, Stavanger and Trondheim with nonstop flights to AMS.

[Edited 2006-01-28 23:58:55]
 
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RE: KLM Euro-economy - Booze Is Back!

Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:55 am

Quoting FokkerVII (Thread starter):
I was on KLM LHR-AMS-LHR in econ this week and the free wine/beer is back! I was just getting used to the bread and water only treatment...
I wonder if they changed this after getting many pax complaints?

Probably AF  Wink
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