I finally flew KL after 8 years after flying them many times before! I must say, the seats seem to be smaller and older, but the crew are still really nice. Anyway, here are the 2 (what found to be intersting) senarios while landing.
Flight #1, JFK - AMS on a 744. As we were approaching Schip. (AMS) we came in pretty fast but the plane was not shaking due to any wind distubances. No airbkrs were deployed to reduce speed while reducing altitude, and we were passing over the ground pretty fast (and believe me, I am a frequent flyer on 747s and other wide bodies, so I could notice the difference in speed compared to the ones before) Of course, we also ended up using almost the entire runway to stop the giant! BTW, the landing was very smooth and the blowing snow and water effect due to the thrust reverse were spectacular.
Flight # 2, AMS - DXB on 777. During the DXB final approach, the flaps were not fully down. In fact, after we had already passing the runway markings the pilot brought down the flaps to their max (they were still coming down even after we had just touched down)
Anyway, both of these events can be absolutely normal, and I just never got to experience them, untill last Thursday! By all means, I do not want to make this to seem or reflect anything negative on the KLM pilots and crew. My return trip will be 777 DXB-AMS and then changing to NW A330 AMS-EWR! I have never flown on an A330, and if anyone can tell me which is the best window seat, I still may have a chance to get it changed!
So youre responces to both senarios on flights #1 & #2 as described above are welcomed. I am just curous to know the reason(s).
Thanks in advance.