The airline of choice to East Africa is definitely Brussels Airlines, however Kenya Airways offered reasonnable fares in Premier World from AMS to South Africa. By the way, for 2016 KQ slashes prices for its business cabin ex-JNB to Asian destinations like Hong Kong for a little over EUR 1100 or Hanoi for only EUR 1050. Time comes to tickle some big cats if you dare…
1/ MRS – AMS: Air France, AF1820, Economy: a couple of pics now 2/ AMS – LHR : KLM, KL1021, EBC (C), here 3/ LHR – NBO : Kenya Airways, Premier World (J), coming soon 4/ NBO – JNB : Kenya Airways, Premier World (J), coming soon 5/ JNB – NBO : Kenya Airways, Premier World (J), coming soon 6/ NBO – AMS: KLM, World Business Class (J), coming soon 7/ AMS – MRS: Air France, AF1807, Economy: no publication
…Or some crackers!
A319, a 19 yo bus!
Following an uneventful AF flight onboard F-GPMF, i discover the unpleasant Schiphol experience due to the ongoing renovation works and the crowd then i wander around as KL1021 departs in 3h!
After buying a travel plug adapter, i head off to the KLM Schengen lounge being the closest to the KLM's UK bound flights allocated at the concourse D. The kind receptionist informs me that it takes approx. 10 minutes to reach the gate depending on the queue at the immigration posts. The lounge is spacious and well appointed. Definitely a decent place to spend the spare time.
More than welcome, after AF's inflight snack ;-) !
At 3:00 pm i move towards the plane and clear the immigration controls in no time. At the gate boarding is about to start with families with infant and passengers requiring help first, then premuim guests finally the masses. Truth be told it's my first time sitting upfront with KLM ;-) !
Warm welcome by the purser, a friendly lady close to her retirement age certainly. Cabin looks like any other European airline, a 6 abreast with the middle seat blocked. Pitch at the first row is visually better! At this moment outside, rain starts to pour!
Soon enough she starts a speedy service with a drink and the menu. If i recall correctly we were 4 in C. The meal isn't good, the beetroot salad bland but, it all in all, it isn't bad either!
Contains breakfast, lunch and dinner options
Then she suggests a hot drink which is brought over along with a local biscuit. Very nice!
Without circling too much over London, we land on time! On the way out, she bids goodbye and wish me a great flight to NBO even if we haven't discussed at all during the entire flight! Kind gesture!
My next ride and MH
Heck that's a bit longish…
KLM Crown Lounge - Schengen
Amsterdam - AMS
London - LHR
A job done efficiently, exactly what is expected!
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