The signs at Schiphol are only in English. KLM's safety video is also only spoken in English. Although the Dutch speak English very well, English is not their mother tongue. By the way, it looks a bit like Brussels and Wallonia. In Brussels and Wallonia they speak mainly French, but they do not wan...Jump to post
Rumour has it that KLM has ordered two 777-300ER’s in July, which will be delivered at the end of 2020.
Source: https://luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/cate ... oeing-777s
It wouldn't work. The reason it works for United/Lufthansa/LOT is that their joint network covers just about all of Poland. Warsaw might be the largest city in Poland, but not by far. The population of Poland is pretty much scattered throughout the country, so you need to have good regional coverag...Jump to post
Aviation contributes only 5% of global CO2 emissions and aircraft are becoming more efficient with each generation. Last thing I heard it was 2%, although that was from an unverified source so it might be wrong. Anyway, there are other things that pollute far more than aviation. For example shippin...Jump to post
thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading your trip report series!Jump to post
Say everything you want about how this stuff is going to be "wasted", or "expensive". Fact is, the total cost of the drug, which would be in the hundreds of thousands, absolutely pales in comparison to what it would cost to defend a lawsuit claiming that it was negligent of DL n...Jump to post
Thanks for sharing: I like your detailed trip reports in combination with your work/reports on the oil rigs!Jump to post
I've read through some of these posts, and quite honestly I don't understand why people are making such a fuss over this. Isn't AMS connected to scores of other cities in Europe by a rather extensive high-speed rail network? Not to mention, I know someone who went to Germany and said you could trav...Jump to post
Correctly if I am wrong, but KLM Always had a verry good relationship with the Dutch Railways. I believe at some point they even owned some stock in some train projects involving train transport to and from the airport. KLm used to be a minority shareholder in High Speed Alliance, NS Dutch Railways...Jump to post
See this article in FlightGlobal, where it states that FI is indeed considering Airbus: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/icelandair-considers-a321neo-and-possible-all-airbus-457975/ Per airfleets.net, the average age of 757’s in FI’s fleet is 22.9 years, and that of the 767 is 20.3 years. ...Jump to post
Here’s some news on a carrier, not discussed much on a.net, Surinam Airways. As the sources are in Dutch, here is a summary: * PY’s A340-300 is 20 years old, and the lease will expire at the end of this year. * PY will lease a Boeing 777-200ER from Boeing, which will also provide the maintenance. * ...Jump to post
They feel there is sufficient evidence to draw up these charges. I do think they weight the evidence very carefully before they drew up these charges. Don't think the OM would like to see an acquittal on this. They have to feel this way at some point. First - there is public pressure on them to get...Jump to post
I flew Sabena a couple of times when I was little, using BRU to connect. I only remember the AMS-BRU leg, which was flown on an Avro Regional Jet. Sabena was reborn into SN Brussels Airlines (now Brussels Airlines), and they don’t operate AMS-BRUany more but rather codeshare with the Thalys high-spe...Jump to post
Of course not. But giving childish rebels weapons with which they were able to shoot down commercial airliners was not an issue.. great. Well - per JIT, Russian military isn’t involved. All JIT has on that BUK is 1-2 low quality doubtful videos. Based primarily on those they developed a “black hole...Jump to post
I read that the oldest E190 in KLM’s fleet is 11 years old. I’m curious as to their reasoning on replacing them.
Everyone probably expected a 737-replacement order rather than an E190-replacement order.
The idea itself isn't bad, but I agree that the costs of it make it highly unlikely. Part of those costs might be funded through crowdfunding, but certainly not all of it. Airlines that want to expand in either Amsterdam or Eindhoven but currently can't might be willing to pay for a solution that c...Jump to post
I saw IST-HAV-CCS on the list. Just curious: how do they may CCS work?Jump to post
DELTA launches TPA-AMS today, the 21st daily DL widebody arrival into AMS: AMS - DL Arrivals Summer 2019 - plus scheduled aircraft for 23/24 May 2019: - 05.50 DL 256 Boston/General Edward Lawrence Logan (BOS / KBOS) AIRBUS A330-300 Delta Air Lines N821NW - 05.55 DL 132 Detroit Metropolitan Wayne Co...Jump to post
Thanks for sharing and posting! As others have said, your enthusiasm makes it very enjoyable to read.Jump to post
Dutch media report that the Amsterdam metro will likely be expanded to the airport. This will reduce the number of local trains to the airport creating more capacity for international trains (including those to London, Brussels and Paris, in the future perhaps also trains to Germany). "Schipho...Jump to post
Always fun watching how religious morals hold up when they're pitted against cold hard cash. While gambling and strippers are fun, people also go to Vegas to go to the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Area 51 conspiracy nuts, NW Arizona, etc... Plus (my personal favorite) any celebrity chef thats ...Jump to post
ííííThank you for the enjoyable four-part trip report!
Pity you didn’t get to fly the KLM 747. They’ll be retired in around three years time. I wonder if KLM will organize some farewell flights, as they did with the MD11.
Didn't KL start offering codeshares on HV not too long ago? I saw traveller reviews where people took a long-haul KL flight and transferred onto an intra-European HV flight to a destination which wasn't served by KL mainline. Not a bad strategy to fill some extra seats.Jump to post
Several months ago, it was stated that KL/9W were looking at a new AMS-India route, so this announcement isn't very surprising.Jump to post
Not surprising indeed. Will this be an NG-version of MAX-version? KLM operates the NG-variant of the 737, so my guess would be the former.Jump to post
Eventually, PY is going to have to move forward with twin-engined aircraft. The second-hand 343's aren't getting any younger. If you want to stick with an airplane with more than two engines, your best options would be the 346 or 748 (and I doubt there are second-hand planes available of the latter ...Jump to post
If you look at the lease rates for some long-haul aircraft (Autumn 2016): A330-300: $220.000-$890.000 A340-300: $100.000-$185.000 B777-200ER: $200.000-$405.000 B787-9: $950.000-$1.100.000 Source: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1345101 So if Surinam Airways wants a new/bigger long-hau...Jump to post
If Surinam Airways really wants a twin-engine aircraft for the transatlantic route, why not just let it be operated by another airline which does have ETOPS-certification and paint it in Surinam Airways livery? With regard to the CSeries order: what are the lease rates of a CS100 or CS300 versus a 7...Jump to post
The current age of the fleet is 20.3 years old. The last fleet they had also consisted of older aircraft (Boeing 747-300 and MD 82’s). So I question how much money Surinam Airways has for some brand new aircraft. When it comes to the short-haul fleet, I doubt they’d go for two types. The fleet is to...Jump to post
In an article with the Dutch aviation news website luchtvaartnieuws.nl, the CEO unveiled plans for fleet replacement. I don’t have a subscription, but in the accessible section of the article, the following is stated: Short-haul: * The current fleet will be replaced and expanded for more regional ro...Jump to post
[quote="PietPiloot"]The Amsterdam operation seems to be working well for 9W/KL/DL. There were supposedly plans to expand operations by opening BLR-AMS as well as Chennai - Paris. However I haven't seen any recent news about those routes. As the summerseason is opening in 2-3 months time, i...Jump to post
According to local news station NH, the plan had a technical issue. There were no engineers in NBO who could fix this, but there were in AMS. http://www.nhnieuws.nl/nieuws/198721/toestel-klm-keert-terug-naar-schiphol-vanwege-technisch-mankement According to the same news station, the same aircraft o...Jump to post
Regadering the discussion on the 359: has the seating configuration already been announced? I've Always imagined that the 359 could be used to 'fill' the gap of about 100 seats between the 772 and 77W. I can't remember seeing it somewhere. But because the A350-900 is slightly bigger then the 787-9 ...Jump to post
OR will start AMS-PBM in July From what I read, OR will have a single weekly frequency on the AMS-PBM route and will codeshare on two of PY's three AMS-flights. How does this work with crew layovers? A week long layover for OR-crew won't make the bean-counters happy I presume. ;) I guess its a long...Jump to post
777klm wrote:OR will start AMS-PBM in July
jbs2886 wrote:Since when is CAN a secondary city? The thread title should be renamed to say that CZ is launching CAN-MEX.
First thing I thought when I read the title was; must be an A330, and it indeed is. I'm starting to think they really like their "temporary" A330's. I'm still waiting to see one of the 'temporary' A330's in the new KLM livery. ;) I am wondering what KLM's future plans are for the 250 seat...Jump to post
Since they're both Skyteam hubs, there are onward connections on both sides. I'd think it's a matter of time before the route is opened. Just a question who's going to fly it and with what equipment.Jump to post
SQ has confirmed that the upcoming A350-900ULR will likely be configured in 2 classes ....sort of a dumb statement, no? :? That said, none of this is stuff that hasn't already been known for months. It's not a dumb statement. The Airbus 345's which did the SIN-LAX and SIN-EWR routes first had two c...Jump to post