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KLM 747 Arrangement Question

Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:55 pm

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You see between the two doors on the starboard side that a row of windows doesn't exist. What's over there on KL's 747s? Are these the galleys or lavs or something?

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RE: KLM 747 Arrangement Question

Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:36 am

The galley is located over there, as you can see on this seatmap. Thai and Garuda are other airlines who happen to have this kind of layout onboard of their B744's if I'm not mistaken. KLM used to have their Royal Class (F) in the nose section, and that's why they implemented this galley-layout.

It definitely looks like a cozy place to hang out for the FA's:


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RE: KLM 747 Arrangement Question

Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:36 am

Quoting PHX787 (Thread starter):
You see between the two doors on the starboard side that a row of windows doesn't exist. What's over there on KL's 747s? Are these the galleys or lavs or something?

KLM 747s have galleys there.
http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/KLM/KLM_Boeing_747-400_full.php
 
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RE: KLM 747 Arrangement Question

Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:06 am

Pan Am's 747SPs also had that longitudinal galley option.
 
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RE: KLM 747 Arrangement Question

Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:44 am

But, PA kept the cabin windows the full length of the "longitudinal galley" on the SP. The PA galley was only on the inboard side, whereas it looks like KL has galley on the window/outboard side as well?
 
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RE: KLM 747 Arrangement Question

Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:19 am

Quoting quiet1 (Reply 4):
But, PA kept the cabin windows the full length of the "longitudinal galley" on the SP. The PA galley was only on the inboard side, whereas it looks like KL has galley on the window/outboard side as well?

TG has the same type of galley on their 747s (TG 744 photo below) as Pan Am had had on their SPs, retaining the windows. KL has much more storage space in their 747 galleys with storage units on both sides.


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RE: KLM 747 Arrangement Question

Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:35 pm

KL had this kind of galley arrangement (although a bit smaller) also in their 747-200's (from PH-BUH onwards, even before their SUD conversion) and 747-300's

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Their first batch of 747's (PH-BUA/B/C/D/E/G) was converted in a similar way in 1979/1980

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RE: KLM 747 Arrangement Question

Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:18 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 3):
Pan Am's 747SPs also had that longitudinal galley option.

You beat me to it. I recall that from an old UA seating guide.

Did any carriers elect for the lower deck galley on their 400s or was it not offered on that model? I take it KLM does not have them.
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RE: KLM 747 Arrangement Question

Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:35 pm

Quoting flylku (Reply 7):
Did any carriers elect for the lower deck galley on their 400s or was it not offered on that model?

I doubt it was offered on the 744. As far as I know only some -100s and -200s had the lower deck galley.
 
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RE: KLM 747 Arrangement Question

Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:38 pm

I see, very interesting, thanks guys!
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