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by AMS18C36C
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM New route to Riyad
Replies: 16
Views: 3959

Re: KLM New route to Riyad

Are the Delft Blue houses offered in business class on DMM, and soon RUH, flights, filled with gin just like on intercontinental J on other KL flights?

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by AMS18C36C
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From My Archives: From the Snow to the Just Plain Cold-- 2014 British Airways BOS-LHR-ORY
Replies: 4
Views: 3538

Re: From My Archives: From the Snow to the Just Plain Cold-- 2014 British Airways BOS-LHR-ORY

Thanks for sharing!

Just curious: how did your group get from Paris to Barcelona?

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by AMS18C36C
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA Flagship Business 787-9 - AKL-LAX, 1A, 1/11/2019
Replies: 11
Views: 9075

Re: AA Flagship Business 787-9 - AKL-LAX, 1A, 1/11/2019

Nice TR, an enjoyable read!

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by AMS18C36C
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL
Replies: 14
Views: 5496

Re: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL

Thanks for a great TR!

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by AMS18C36C
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: People do not increase travel to War Zones. Will US social unrest further depress air travel?
Replies: 11
Views: 1603

Re: People do not increase travel to War Zones. Will US social unrest further depress air travel?

UA444 wrote:
Turn off CNN


Or any other news outlet for that tmatter? Facebook and other social media should be a no-go zone as well then...

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by AMS18C36C
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Istanbul Grand Airport overtake ATL for busiest airport?
Replies: 15
Views: 1298

Re: Will Istanbul Grand Airport overtake ATL for busiest airport?

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turki ... ers-151914
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PatrickZ80 wrote:
But Turkey is just a small country, hardly a superpower like China or the USA. It doesn't attract that much traffic.


209 million passengers in 2019 isn't 'that much traffic'?

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turki ... ers-151914

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by AMS18C36C
Sun May 17, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14323

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

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...

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by AMS18C36C
Sun May 17, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS Allowed to Grow to 540K Movements
Replies: 37
Views: 6137

Re: AMS Allowed to Grow to 540K Movements

That's what I was wondering a as well. Are there any gaping holes in KL's network? Is raising the movement cap to 540k really necessary? AMS is already a well-connected airport.

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by AMS18C36C
Sat May 02, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Canada anticipates return of worldwide air travel by Christmas" (CBC)
Replies: 52
Views: 8171

Re: "Air Canada anticipates return of worldwide air travel by Christmas" (CBC)

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).

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by AMS18C36C
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 163
Views: 18169

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

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...

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by AMS18C36C
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23706

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

?? 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...

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by AMS18C36C
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23706

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

f4f3a wrote:
A bit far fetched but what about if KLM bought out virgin ? . Could be interesting


What does VS have to offer KL?

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by AMS18C36C
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1138
Views: 315362

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

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...

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by AMS18C36C
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will flying be a luxury from now on?
Replies: 28
Views: 3007

Re: Will flying be a luxury from now on?

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...

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by AMS18C36C
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 94
Views: 8482

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

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...

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by AMS18C36C
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH acquisition of SAS?
Replies: 24
Views: 2217

Re: LH acquisition of SAS?

Besides all the points mentioned above, isn't the LH Group having trouble getting SN and OS to turn a profit? Don't know if you want to add another airline then.

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by AMS18C36C
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: FEVER ONBOARD! All Nippon Airways NH178: Tokyo-Narita to Seattle in Y
Replies: 12
Views: 6541

Re: FEVER ONBOARD! All Nippon Airways NH178: Tokyo-Narita to Seattle in Y

Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed reading your trip reports!

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by AMS18C36C
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 11957

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2020

According to NOS (Dutch public news), Schiphol will start using 18L/36R (Aalsmeerbaan) as a parking space for planes, most likely starting tomorrow. The runway should be able to handle 25 parked planes.

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by AMS18C36C
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1138
Views: 315362

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Is there any more info on the last passenger flight for the 744 at KL?

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by AMS18C36C
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1138
Views: 315362

Re: KLM retires all 747 by end of March

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?...

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by AMS18C36C
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1138
Views: 315362

Re: KLM retires all 747 by end of March

I'm waiting for a reliable source a swell. But considering the current sharp decline in air travel, not very surprising if true.

Also, there is already an existing topic on the phase-out of the KLM 747's.

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by AMS18C36C
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seattle-TATL expansion potential (non-U.S. carriers)
Replies: 15
Views: 1171

Re: Seattle-TATL expansion potential (non-U.S. carriers)

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.

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by AMS18C36C
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.
Replies: 73
Views: 15540

Re: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.

Could someone elaborate on Indian planes and their maintenance history/record?

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by AMS18C36C
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 115951

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

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...

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by AMS18C36C
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to get proper premium economy.
Replies: 24
Views: 5737

Re: KLM to get proper premium economy.

Long overdue. I was in a KLM 777 last year, and the 10-abreast was slightly too tight.

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by AMS18C36C
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020
Replies: 97
Views: 20178

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020

In past threads, the MD82 was Always the bargain plane. What are the current valuations? :)

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by AMS18C36C
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2152

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

The only 747 I've flown was the -400 with KLM. Quite enjoyable to board and disembark via air stairs and see the big plane from the ramp. :)

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by AMS18C36C
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will european airlines ever fly to australia again?
Replies: 16
Views: 1548

Re: Will european airlines ever fly to australia again?

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 ...

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by AMS18C36C
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Pencil Jet Duo: MUC-ORD-SFO feat. Lufthansa & United [Part 2]
Replies: 6
Views: 3498

Re: Pencil Jet Duo: MUC-ORD-SFO feat. Lufthansa & United [Part 2]

Thanks for posting, it was very enjoyable reading! Will you be covering your return trip back to Oslo as well?

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by AMS18C36C
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50982

Re: KLM considers A321 order

We had a very recent thread on the KLM 737-replacement. Why a new one?

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by AMS18C36C
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Option for AMS - ARN
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: Best Option for AMS - ARN

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'...

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by AMS18C36C
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54503

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

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...

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by AMS18C36C
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54503

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

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...

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by AMS18C36C
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot shortage
Replies: 96
Views: 11029

Re: Pilot shortage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cognzTud3Wg
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See this video by Wendover Productions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cognzTud3Wg

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by AMS18C36C
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smoothest Landings?
Replies: 22
Views: 2090

Re: Smoothest Landings?

The smoothest I'v ehad was a KL 77W from AMS to YVR last summer: hardly felt the wheels touch the runway.

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by AMS18C36C
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should I dress up for flying on my trip?
Replies: 38
Views: 2694

Re: Should I dress up for flying on my trip?

I will usually wear something that looks okay and is comfortable: jeans and a sweater. In my experience, aircraft cabins tend to be on the cold side, so that prevents me from getting (a) cold.

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by AMS18C36C
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New cabin, new terminal, old livery: RDU-EWR and LGA-IAD-FRA on UA
Replies: 6
Views: 4730

Re: New cabin, new terminal, old livery: RDU-EWR and LGA-IAD-FRA on UA

Thanks for sharing, and it was an enjoyable read!

[quote="lugie"]
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. :P

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by AMS18C36C
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada's 777 and zig-zagging down the East Coast: FRA-YYZ-LGA-RDU
Replies: 11
Views: 5319

Re: Air Canada's 777 and zig-zagging down the East Coast: FRA-YYZ-LGA-RDU

gjunnar wrote:
I just like your TRs, very elaborate, well written, good pictures. Keep em comin :-)


Agreed!

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by AMS18C36C
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346
Replies: 76
Views: 15635

Re: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346

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 ...

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by AMS18C36C
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Situation @Schiphol: Accidental trigger cockpit emergency distress
Replies: 105
Views: 13503

Re: Situation @Schiphol

And besides the ‘arrest team’, I think a fellow a.netter mentioned the DSI, which is even more specialized and better equipped than an ‘arrest team’.

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by AMS18C36C
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Situation @Schiphol: Accidental trigger cockpit emergency distress
Replies: 105
Views: 13503

Re: Situation @Schiphol

NOS now mentions the pilot pressed an ‘emergency button’ during the boarding process, indicating there was a hijack. D-pier is being evacuated.

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by AMS18C36C
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Situation @Schiphol: Accidental trigger cockpit emergency distress
Replies: 105
Views: 13503

Re: Situation @Schiphol

Dutch public broadcaster NOS mentioned there may be a hijack.

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by AMS18C36C
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 11678

Re: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022

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....

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by AMS18C36C
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline
Replies: 118
Views: 26529

Re: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline

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...

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by AMS18C36C
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline
Replies: 118
Views: 26529

Re: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline

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?

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by AMS18C36C
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The noisiest and quietest airports
Replies: 8
Views: 5268

Re: The noisiest and quietest airports

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’...

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by AMS18C36C
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wizzing to Iceland, 28 inches of pitch, go arounds and a fake Big Mac...
Replies: 7
Views: 10639

Re: Wizzing to Iceland, 28 inches of pitch, go arounds and a fake Big Mac...

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...

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by AMS18C36C
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 14824

Re: Air France Paris to Kinshasa to Brazzaville to Paris

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...

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