FLIGHT KL1224
CLASS OF SERVICE Economy
SEAT NUMBER --
AIRCRAFT Boeing 737-700
TAKEOFF 16-04-02 8:45 a.m.
VIEWS 991
LANDING AT 10 a.m.
globetrotter
The 8th April 2016

Photo review of KLM flight from Paris to Amsterdam in Economy

Hello everyone!

Here is a new FR.

I apologize for some pics i couldn't turn them over that i took with my phone in upright position.

I don't know the reason.

I have decided to make it in english contrary to my previous ones.

Indeed, i noticed that all Paris CDG->Amsterdam were reported in french on the website.
Probably because this journey is the "shuttle" between the hubs of AF-KLM group.

It's time to change that.

To introduce myself i would say that i'm a simple traveler. I always travel by myself and love to discover the world.

Today i'm going to Romania. I don't know yet this country and thought that it would be interesting to see how they live, how are people and cities.

Why have i chosen KLM?

I checked different websites and it sounded to be the most logical choice.

I had different options:

1. Air France-> direct flights exist but too expensive the price was prohibitive.

2. TAROM-> same reason than Air France.

3. WIZZ AIR-> direct flights as well prices were lower but the departure was too early. Moreover this airline takes off from Beauvais airport. This is a low cost airport located at 80 kms (50 miles) from Paris.

4. Alitalia->better price but the transfer would have lasted 6 hours in Rome FCO.

5. Lufthansa-> good price as well with transfer in Frankfurt.

6. KLM -> same price than Lufhtansa transfer of 3 hours in Amsterdam.

Being a skyteam member i gave priority to KLM. This airline never really disappointed me.

My trip started out in Opera in the centre of Paris where i took the Roissy Bus. This bus is a direct one to CDG airport which serves each terminal.

Saturday by early morning it's for me the best option (as public transport).

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Arrival at CDG airport Terminal 2F 40 mins later. This is the hub of Air France and it skyteam partners.

All it schengen flights take off from here.

Not a lot of people today landside.

I will use the Skypriority's counter and will be alone.

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Airside

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Want to recharge your phone?

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The terminal is quite modern. The corridor that you see at right leads to the other part of the terminal.

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The wide windows allow to spot a lot.

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The terminal is getting fuller and fuller.

Time to reach the lounge.

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The lounge is quiet i think that everybody is waking up and don't want to talk a lot :p.

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Catering is very correct.

Just one the coffee machines is out of order. As long as the lounge is not full no problem!

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International press. The offer could be better.

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Rather than the french press is well-stocked.

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The lounge is divided in 2 part one in the 1st floor (where is the entrance) the other one in the ground floor.

Let's go downstairs!


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View from the ground floor.

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As often i ask for toothpaste to brush my teeth after my breakfast and as often i will get the entire case.

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It's time to go. let's go back to the terminal which is totally full now.

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Flight on time

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Our aircraft a B 737-700.

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It neighbour is a french cousin

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The economy seats.

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The legroom is very good for my 1m75 (between 5'7 and 5'8 feet)

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Hi brother see you in Amsterdam!

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Joining the runway.

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The Holland Herald of the month.

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Very correct catering for barely a hour of flight.

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The sandwich is very simple. A piece of cheese with a kind of mustard.


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Amsterdam we're coming!

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Smooth landing.

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Here is the cargo terminal.

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While joining the terminal we meet the KLM's american best friend.

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Last pics of our bird!

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I know that some of you like licence plates.

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Spotting before to pass the border (3 hours before my next flight, i have plenty of time).

B 747 are leaving.


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My next flight is waiting for me in the concourse D, i'm in the C.
Here we go!


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Verdict

KLM 

Cabin 9.0
Cabin crew 7.5
Entertainment 7.0
meal/catering 8.5
TOTAL 8.0/10

Air France Lounge, 2F - F1 

Comfort 7.0
meal/catering 7.0
Services 7.0
Entertainment 7.0
TOTAL 7.0/10

Paris - CDG 

Efficiency 10.0
Access 7.5
Services 8.0
Cleanliness 8.5
TOTAL 8.5/10

Amsterdam - AMS 

Efficiency 9.5
Access 7.5
Services 7.5
Cleanliness 7.5
TOTAL 8.0/10

Conclusion

Overall a good flight without surprise.

We were on time.

The AF lounge is good for a schengen lounge more international press and more beverages would be welcome.

I don't find it spotter friendly but it's more due to the terminal configuration.

Good catering.

KLM's crew was polited without being wonderful either.

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