Review of KLM Cityhopper flight Brussels Amsterdam in Business

Airline KLM Cityhopper
Flight KL 1722
Class Business
Seat 03A
Aircraft Embraer E-190
Flight time 01:00
Take-off 06 Dec 15, 07:45
Arrival at 06 Dec 15, 08:45
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Esteban
By GOLD 1708
Published on 18th December 2015
    Outbound:
  • EuroAirport - Amsterdam / J KLM E190: NO CATERING
  • Amsterdam - Brussels / Y KLM F70: SUITCASE OR NOT?
  • Brussels - Amsterdam / J KLM E190: Now
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    Return:
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  • XXX - CDG
  • CDG - EuroAirport / Y AF E170


After a short night at the Renaissance Brussels, I take a cab to the airport which will cost me a whooping EUR 40.- fee for a little less than a 15' drive.

Christmas soon:

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So old school:

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I expedite check in and security in no time, another departure screen:

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Almost empty terminal:

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To my Jack's Flight Report friends:

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Mandatory Duty Free crossing:

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KLM business class passengers can go to the Diamond Lounge which does not look appealing from the outside:



And not much better from inside, but at least the welcome was warm enough and there is plenty of food options:



Early morning continental breakfast:

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Shortly before boarding I head to the boarding gate, the terminal is almost empty:

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My plane night stopped in BRU:

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The good joke of the day: the crew is not here. They arrived at 07:30 for a 07:45 departure. We board at 07:40 and here's the cabin, still an E190 cabin as per my previous report:

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The crew tells us they have been late due to a taxi problem. We leave the gate at 08:00, here a SN ARJ and 330:

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Line up and take off:

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Brussels gently wakes up at 08:00:

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The catering is nothing to write a home about, but its fresh and does exists, that's already a good thing:



Sunrise on the other side:

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Heavy wind:



The cherry on the cake was that we landed at the farthest most runway of the airport.



Leading to a 15' taxi time for a final block at 09:10. It does not seem to be a big delay but lots of passengers (including me and my suitcase!) had short connections. My connection is now only 55' and I need to connect to a non-Schengen flight.

Some pictures from the Fokker / Embraer Farm:



Speedy goodbye to the crew, I need to run ^^

If you look for a cheap and good quality accommodation in Brussels, the Renaissance is really great:

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Verdict

KLM Cityhopper

6.0/10
Cabin6.0
Cabin crew6.0
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Meal/catering6.0

Restair Diamond Lounge

8.2/10
Comfort8.0
Meal/catering9.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Services8.0

Brussels - BRU

10.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Amsterdam - AMS

10.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

A very short flight, appropriate catering, crew and flight overall good. But the delay on arrival, given the short duration of the flight puts the on time performance rating very low.

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