|Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 2):|
if KL was using their cramped 10-abreast 777-300ERs on the transatlantic flights.
No, as the OP stated the flight is operated by a B74M - which still gives a 10-abreast seating though.
|Quoting WN738 (Thread starter):|
from what i have been told LHR is a living nightmare to connect in under any circumstance, so not sure if i could make that connection....
While I have no own experience, many travelers have indicated that connecting at LHR
's new Terminal 5, which is used by BA
, has changed the connecting-experience totally (to much more positive).
Still, this does not positively affect any arrival and/or departure delays caused by LHR
operating at 100%+ runway capacity most of the day.
or LHR T5
Surely a mixed bag.
has no problems with delays, even when winds are unfavorable, there are two things that put me off:
1. Flying LAX
you will have to cross from AMS
's non-Schengen hall into Schengen-hall. The resulting passport control is okay, but often intentionally understaffed, as immediately behind the booths the new security check will be performed, which can be more than busy at times. Especially in the morning with all the arrivals from the U.S. looong waiting times can occur. Not good of you have been sold a 50 minute connection or so, as it will be another 15 minute walk toyour gate if departing from B-gates.
With 3.5 hours to make the connection, there is plenty of time though.
2. Coming back MAD
, you will change from Schengen hall into non-Schengen-hall, which initially will be a passport check only.
The real hassle will start when you arrive at your departure gate for LAX
: A new security check will be performed at the gate's entrance, which causes looong queues frequently. If you choose to show up at the gate early you will die of boredome past the new security check - and starve as there is no way to get any food or drinks.
At the longhaul gates you will be lucky to have a toilet past security, but many gates in D-pier handing flights to european non-Schengen destinations lack any sort of toilet past the gate-security check. So, there also is no way to stock up on tap water past security there.
Those shorter flights I had been taken with KL
(and KLM Cityhopper) recently were nothing to write home about. So, if you have no expectations, you will not get disappointed when choosing KL
I can't comment on BA
's product, as they have been neglecting to serve my homebase for years now.
Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !