holte
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Klm 747-combi

Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:50 am

Am about to book MAN-IAH via AMS on KL. The fare is fantastic and I wondered if any particular seats in Y were better. I know there are no PTV's but which seats if any have a good view of the overhead screens and do any have powerpoints for laptops.

Thanks everyone
 
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RE: Klm 747-combi

Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:16 pm

I would recommend against the seats just left of the mid cabin galley. I sat there LAX-AMS, which was a very long flight, in 29A, and it wasn't very nice. The galley noise was... surprising.
As far as viewing screens, you could take a bulkhead!
 
afterburner
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RE: Klm 747-combi

Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:56 pm

Have you checked www.seatguru.com ?
 
holte
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RE: Klm 747-combi

Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:07 am

unfortunately seatguru does not mark the position of tv screens in this case
 
kappel
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RE: Klm 747-combi

Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:13 pm

If you don't mind not having a window, I recommend seat 11-17 D/E. It's a smaller sub-cabin and much quieter than in the back. I usually sat there when KL still flew the 744 to PBM. If you are travelling with one other person, these seats are even better, as there is a gap between the seat and the galley wall, excellent for stretching out or storing some stuff. The last time I flew the 744 i was in seat 14C and had a good view of the monitor.

Quoting Holte (Thread starter):
I know there are no PTV's

No indeed, not yet.
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gffgold
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RE: Klm 747-combi

Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:12 am

This is one of my least favourite a/c to fly. I'd go along with the preference for the front Y cabin (seats 11-17 I think), but even here the seats are as bottom-numbing as elsewhere. Frankly there is rarely anything worth watching on the overhead IFE and quite often the picture is so blurred or discoloured as to be uncomfortable. These birds are long overdue for refit or replacement.
 
seemyseems
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RE: Klm 747-combi

Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:20 pm

Seats 21-26 (ABC) have good views of the overhead screens, I sat in 23B there was a great view of the TV and we were some of the first off the plane. I'm not sure if KLM has started to install the PTV's on the 744's, I heard -BFG is first.

The KL 744's are great, even without PTV's, the in seat radio is really good. I have flown MAN-AMS-IAH as well.  Smile

[Edited 2009-09-19 14:22:27]
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holte
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RE: Klm 747-combi

Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:43 am

have rejigged things and now flying outbound with Air France MAN- CDG-IAH on 777. At least there will be some seatback IFE flying back on the KLM combi tho so looking probably in vain to sleep.....
 
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RE: Klm 747-combi

Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:05 pm



Quoting Seemyseems (Reply 6):
I'm not sure if KLM has started to install the PTV's on the 744's, I heard -BFG is first.

BFN has been in service for about a month with the PTV's and it was the first to receive them
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