Thanks for sharing, and it was a very interesting read!Jump to post
Thanks for sharing!
Just curious: how did your group get from Paris to Barcelona?
Nice TR, an enjoyable read!Jump to post
UA444 wrote:Turn off CNN
PatrickZ80 wrote:But Turkey is just a small country, hardly a superpower like China or the USA. It doesn't attract that much traffic.
I've only flown the 777 once, last Summer on a KL 77W. While the 10-abreast was slightly too tight, I do remember it being a smooth ride and the plane wasn't all too loud. The pilot flying executed the smoothest landing I've ever had on a plane. :D The 777 truly was a game changer. It killed off the...Jump to post
So he's talkin about lifting of travel restrictions I suppose, rather than the public willing to fly (or being able to fly, due to the inevitable economic recession).Jump to post
To me the A380 has a limited place, mainly service to strictly capacity controlled airports like LHR and too big for where service frequency more important and had 4 engines. Just imagine if frequency wasn't that important: we would have more A380's flying around, which may have provided a lower ca...Jump to post
?? When KL merged with AF, KL was loss making while AF was the single most profitable airline in the world. Exactly. AF saved KLM. Thank you for that. But that doesn't mean AF can just sit back and relax. KLM currently achieves 70% turnover for the entire group, while AF is twice as large as KLM. K...Jump to post
f4f3a wrote:A bit far fetched but what about if KLM bought out virgin ? . Could be interesting
Putting large boxes or any large cargo on the 744 M-clas seats may not even be possible, because the 2 middle armrests cannot be folded entirely upwards. Small boxes could work... Just rip those armrest out, these aircraft will never be used for passengers anyhow. They could rip out every other row...Jump to post
All in all, I expect air travel to return to about 85-90-ish percent of the previous numbers in late 2020. Flying, therefore, won't be as much a luxury as it was in the 70s. But the numbers of ridiculously low airfares are also numbered. And that is actually a good thing. Firstly, most of these pri...Jump to post
Just remembered, my friend flew AMS-EWR-CDG to get back to Paris where he was getting his masters. Are you sure he/she was not doing a mileage run? Nope. My friends and I (all of our parents worked for UA at the time) went to Amsterdam for a weekend. And he didn't want to take the bus or train so h...Jump to post
Air France-KLM are looking at billions in state-backed loans:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... SKBN21L16F
Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed reading your trip reports!Jump to post
Also, there is already an existing topic on the phase-out of the KLM 747's. I would have posted it there but figured it's quite a dramatic change of events. I thought this was the existing topic? After all, it is named "KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread". Is there another topic?...Jump to post
You mentioned the Euro-carriers, but don't forget the route AA announced, as well as DL's current route to AMS and announced route to LHR.Jump to post
Could someone elaborate on Indian planes and their maintenance history/record?Jump to post
I wouldn’t be surprised if KL starts some new flights to the UK on short notice. To i.e. Southampton FlyBe had 5 flights a day which were mostly full. KL must have recources available due to coronavirus related cancellations. Only if KLM get's their hands on FlyBE slots, otherwise no rooom for expa...Jump to post
In past threads, the MD82 was Always the bargain plane. What are the current valuations?Jump to post
Various posters on this forum have mentioned that these ULH flights are very costly to operate: for a daily frequency you need two or three aircraft, multiple crews and you need to carry lots of fuel. My guess is everyone is watching QF's results on the non-stop flight. If any European carrier were ...Jump to post
Thanks for posting, it was very enjoyable reading! Will you be covering your return trip back to Oslo as well?Jump to post
Kepe in mind that if you're going to take the train, there are often engineering works during weekends. The train schedule on the NS-app (Dutch railways) is current within ten days of your journey. Also, full-fare tickets on Dutch trains tend to be expensive. I don't know where in the southeast you'...Jump to post
KLM has 52 737 NGs, that comes down to 104 737 pilots at KLM. How on earth do you come to this conclusion? I thought: why would KLM have more 737 pilots than the entire 737 fleet? There are 2 seats for the pilots, for the Captain and the First Officer. So I just thought it is 52 x 2. Regarding my A...Jump to post
BOC aviation leasing just ordered an additional 18 unconfirmed 320neo series. Would be ideal replacement to start with the 73G’s at KLM. KLM has more aircraft already leased from BOC. Could be, but I believe they've also some MAX orders that aren't placed with airlines yet. Discussing the future of...Jump to post
Thanks for sharing, and it was an enjoyable read!
A quick drink and snack service was performed (I got the famous stroopwaffel this time) :/
The stroopwafel is a Dutch snack. You can get them in the supermarket over here.
gjunnar wrote:I just like your TRs, very elaborate, well written, good pictures. Keep em comin
If the A346 cannot be generate a profit when utilized within the existing VS network, then it is time for it to go regardless of the age. Gone are the days when airlines will indefinitely hang onto unprofitable fleet types for purely vanity reasons. VS are well on their way to becoming a much more ...Jump to post
Oh no.....queue the sulky looking photos of 'misled honeymoon couples' in the tabloids thinking they were going to Australia.... That’s what I was thinking: how many people are going to be thinking that they’re heading to Australia? When you say Melbourne, the average European will think Australia....Jump to post
What I’m curious about: how much life do the oldest KLM 737NG’s have left in them? Also, KLM is still deciding on whether or not to install Y+. When can we expect a decision on that? The oldest 737 is PH-BXA with 20,8 years. But, maybe they first order new planes for Transavia and then transfer the...Jump to post
What I’m curious about: how much life do the oldest KLM 737NG’s have left in them?
Also, KLM is still deciding on whether or not to install Y+. When can we expect a decision on that?
Mwah, I actually like the ‘Mind your step’-announcements in AMS. When it comes to airport announcements, the worst I’ve seen was the concourse for US-bound flights at YVR. At around 6AM, there was a constant stream of announcements concerning departing flights, passengers needing to verify their ID’...Jump to post
Luton has good rail connections, but the service starts too late and finished too early for many departures because of engineering regimes. That’s a huge flaw that Britain’s huge government run Network Rail doesn’t seem to care about. Is it that bad? You have engineering regimes because they need t...Jump to post
No! All are part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, however not all are the Netherlands. It's also not classed as a domestic but as a intercontinental route. Aruba and Curacao and St Maarten are both independent countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands Bonaire, St. Eustatius and saba are spe...Jump to post