|Quoting BrouAviation (Reply 48):|
Yeah, but at least they give you a generous 34" of seatpitch back.
Not any more. Most of EK's 777s have been reconfigured to a 32" pitch with a 3-4-3 layout. I flew LHR-DXB-CGK return last year with all flights on a 77W and it was most certainly a 32" pitch on all legs. It was bearable - indeed my friend didn't even notice the difference with the 3-4-3 config.
|Quoting LondonCity (Reply 46):|
Quoting kl911 (Reply 45):
Well, there are large Indonesian populations in the UK and US. They would also benefit from a onestop flight on KL to CGK.
Correct. But taking KL via AMS still involves an indirect routing. Bear in mind that there are other options to JKT/DPS out of the UK with indirect carriers like SQ, TG, MH, EK, EY and QR.
The only advantage KL would have over the other airlines is the ability to connect to more (mostly secondary) cities in Europe. A non-stop AMS-CGK flight will be little benefit of those living in London for example, as a one-stop service is already possible on the whole range of airlines that you have suggested, who more often than not offer very competitive pricing.
|Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 50):|
Last thing I heard about this was two weeks ago, so I presume that your updated information is the correct one. I also presume that KLM will load an aircraft change for AMS HKG MNL or add extra AMS HKG terminator capacity.
I presume that would mean that 889/890 would continue to MNL and we would either see capacity up-gauged to meet the extra demand for MNL pax or the return of the old flight times several days per week (Afternoon AMS departure / Lunchtime HKG departure)?