Wed Aug 22, 2001 1:15 am

Has anyone ever flown Martinair, business class (I think they call it Star Clas) between MIA-AMS. For the dates I am going, their C class fare is actually cheaper than other airlines coach class. Have not really ever heard much either way about them. They fly 767-300 on the route. Any idea if they offer PTV's?

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RE: Martinair

Wed Aug 22, 2001 1:37 am

Hi !!!

I have never flown with Martinair but a friend of me. He told me that they are ok. I don`t belive that they have PTV`s in their Star Class. Maybe you get a portable video player.

Enjoy your Flight !!!

Greetings from Germany

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RE: Martinair

Wed Aug 22, 2001 2:44 am

Hi Patrick,

I am actually going to Antwerp. I see your user name is Sabena 332. I am trying to find a comfortable way to get to BRU or ANR. Do you work for Sabena? I have never flown them, and although they do no fly from MIA, they codeshare with AA via DFW/ORD/JFK. Of course on SN would probably be going coach because of the cost. Would appreciate any suggestions.

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RE: Martinair

Wed Aug 22, 2001 4:19 am

Hi Tw/oa !!!

I didn`t work for Sabena. The reason that i choose this usename is that i had a very pleasend flight with SN in 1999. I`ve flown with the brand new A 330-200 from BRU to ATL.

Many people say that Sabena sucks but i`ve made very good experience with them. This was the first flight for me with PTV`s, the whole crew were very friendly and the meals were very good. Also the seat pitch, i am 1,90m tall and i have sitting during the whole flight on a middle seat, it was no problem !

OK, i checked the SN Timetable. You can`t fly with them from AMS to Antwerp but they offer 5 daily flights to BRU. But KLM has 4 daily flights from AMS to Antwerp and 5 daily flights to BRU. I am sure that you will get a cheap flight to Brussles or Antwerp. I think it is better when you booked the flight in the USA at your travell agent, maybe you will get it a little cheaper as you book it in Amsterdam.

Have a nice trip, if you have more questions just drop me a line !

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RE: Martinair

Wed Aug 22, 2001 6:16 am

Hi, I found a little website that describes the Martinair's star class.
No PVT but the use of lounges is available. Few description on the seat pitch too.
This is what it says:
red-carpet service at check-in and exclusive use of business class lounges.

Martinair's acclaimed service features:
· Exclusive cabin configured for privacy and comfort
· Exceptional meal service
· Distinctive wine selection and open bar service
· Personal amenities kit
· Luxurious reclining seats with retractable foot rest

To keep you in touch with your public we've equipped our new long range MD-11s with world-wide phone and fax service.

If you would like to take a look I can email you the address.
have a nice trip!


RE: Martinair

Wed Aug 22, 2001 6:40 am


Thanks for the description. I also saw the Martinair webiste, and I agree that it was sorely lacking in a description of their Star class. It's funny, but as I am planning this trip, I have looked at quite a few airline websites. Odd that a number of them, like Iberia, have very, very poor descriptions of their planes, services classes, and seats, especially business and first. As far as that goes, AA seems to have the best overall information on planes and seats, at least in my opinion from a travel planning viewpoint.

Thanks for the tip!
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RE: Martinair

Wed Aug 22, 2001 8:59 pm

Hi Tw/oa,

I flew a few years back it was in '96 with Martinair StarClass from AMS to MIA
in a B767-300ER!!! At that time there where no PTV's on board but the service
was good, F/A's very friendly ect., and use of the Buisness Lounges in AMS and MIA.
Oh not to forget the food was good too. I personaly think that it 's worth for your money.
I rented a Chrysler Sebring (Cabrio) in Miami (ALAMO) and due to the fact that I flew Martinair
StarClass they gave me a good discount !!!
But it is 5 years ago........and things changes!

However, I wish you a good and pleasant flight and don't forget to post your trip report  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Best regards

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RE: Martinair

Mon Aug 27, 2001 3:56 am

It's much better to take the train to Antwerp instead. At Schiphol you can literally walk from the airport into the train station. The train to Brussels stops at donwtown Atwerp.You don't have to wait too long as there are trains going to the Antwerp direction at least once every hour. If you can get the express (intercity)train, you can be in Anwerp in just a 2-3 hours. Have fun!
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RE: Martinair

Thu Aug 30, 2001 12:45 am

Ktliem@YVR is right: it's very easy to take the train from AMS to Antwerp. If you fly to Antwerp from AMS (KLM Cityhopper with Fokker 50), you will have to take a taxi or a bus from Deurne Airport to the center of Antwerp and you'll loose another 30 to 45 minutes with that.
I would rather be flying...

RE: Martinair

Thu Aug 30, 2001 4:37 am

Thanks to all for the kind tips. As it turns out, I am flying UA (hopefully Business Class) from MIA-IAD-BRU, and back, on 767/300 on the over water portion. I understand that I will be picked up in ANR by our company's "driver" and driven from BRU-ANR.

But, I did hear several times, that flying into AMS is one of the easier ways to get to ANR. Maybe next time!

Thanks again.

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