I thought it most likely this would be a Boeing order, untill the rumours of last week. Despite many contributers here wanting it, the A220 isn't very logical in KLM's fleet, given that the space between the E195E2 and the A321NEO can be filled with the A320NEO. Given that KLM's oldes 737 is over tw...Jump to post
If they select the A321neo for KLM, the gap with KLC's E2s is indeed quite substantial. Is this where the A220 comes along? The E2s are leased for ten years if I recall, so that might work to replace them then with new A220-100s. Oh dear, the first E2's have arrived only this year, and the next one...Jump to post
hannah9898 wrote:I bet they will order MAX because they have A220 on order too.
Pre Covid AUA PBM became a standalone and more capacity was added to the MIA GEO PBM. I assume because PYs loads on the MIA AUA sector werent good. With AA running nonstop services to both, and getting the bulk of the oil business we will see how well PY will do. There isnt a large VFR market on th...Jump to post
The flight actually goes to MIA via GEO. They do both. On some days, it is routed via GEO, on others via AUA. From memory, AUA has more flights. Pre Covid AUA PBM became a standalone and more capacity was added to the MIA GEO PBM. I assume because PYs loads on the MIA AUA sector werent good. With A...Jump to post
Thanks for sharing, and it was a very interesting read!Jump to post
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?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
Thanks for a great TR!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
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.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
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.Jump to post
Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed reading your trip reports!Jump to post
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.Jump to post
Is there any more info on the last passenger flight for the 744 at KL?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
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.
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
Long overdue. I was in a KLM 777 last year, and the 10-abreast was slightly too tight.Jump to post
In past threads, the MD82 was Always the bargain plane. What are the current valuations?Jump to post
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.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
We had a very recent thread on the KLM 737-replacement. Why a new one?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
See this video by Wendover Productions:
The smoothest I'v ehad was a KL 77W from AMS to YVR last summer: hardly felt the wheels touch the runway.Jump to post
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.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
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’.Jump to post
NOS now mentions the pilot pressed an ‘emergency button’ during the boarding process, indicating there was a hijack. D-pier is being evacuated.Jump to post
Dutch public broadcaster NOS mentioned there may be a hijack.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