Review of KLM flight Manchester Amsterdam in Economy

Airline KLM
Flight KL1082
Class Economy
Seat 7F
Flight time 01:20
Take-off 12 Dec 15, 10:50
Arrival at 12 Dec 15, 13:10
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By 752
Published on 23rd July 2016
Hi Everybody!

Here's the first of a series of recent flights beginning in Manchester to China via Amsterdam, with KLM, China Southern and China Eastern.

The flights are as follows:

MAN-AMS KL1082 - we are here

As usual my journey begins with the train from my home in Sheffield direct to MAN taking around 1:20.

The train station at MAN is directly connected to Terminals 1 and 2 with walkways. KLM departs from T3 which requires you to navigate through T1 first.

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Check-in in T3 is up on the 1st floor. My first stop was to the KLM ticket counter. As my second leg was with CZ it was unable to book my seat and order my meal online. I had contacted KLM in the weeks prior to the flight to request a window seat and a vegetarian meal. These were confirmed to me over the phone a few days before departure. I still wanted to try my luck with an upgrade using some of my miles for the long haul flight. So as suggested by KLM on the phone I went to the desk to see what could be done. The nice KLM lady said she couldn't do this as it was CZ (even though I had a KL flight number) and I would have to check again in AMS. She also gave me my boarding pass. It seemed I had a middle seat on the long haul flight despite KLM telling me I had a window just a few days before. She couldn't change this either and said I would have to do this in AMS. Also my meal was down as a vegan one instead of a vegetarian one, again despite them asking me specifically if I wanted vegetarian or vegan. So far so bad…

Anyway, I proceeded to drop my bags at the SkyPriority check-in desk.

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I headed to the security check, which passed relatively smoothly. Airside it was time for a late breakfast

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Followed by some spotting

Plenty of exciting destinations such as Philadelphia, Dubai, Orlando, and my not so exciting Amsterdam flight.

Here she comes

Boarding proceeded quite orderly. Well at least for me. SkyPriority coming through!

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We were welcomed on board and I took my seat in 7F.

Standard amount of leg room for KLM, but I did have a box in front which narrowed the foot area.

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Here are the magazines and safety card.

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China - my final destination

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The fleet

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An advert for the new 787

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Soon we were off and on time.

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The in-flight service began. Today we were offered some cake (why not a sandwich today as it's lunch time?)

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The dutch coast was approaching.

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And we arrived in AMS on time.

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Soon to be followed by the long haul flight!
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Cabin crew8.0

Manchester - MAN


Amsterdam - AMS



A pretty standard short haul hop to AMS from MAN. Nothing too exciting about the flight itself.

Only problems were the communication between KLM and CZ. You'll here more of this in the next leg!

Information on the route Manchester (MAN) Amsterdam (AMS)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 8 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Manchester (MAN) → Amsterdam (AMS).


The airline with the best average grade is KLM with 7.4/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 16 minutes.

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  • Comment 359224 by
    Rl 777 812 Comments

    Thank you for sharing this FR with us!

    It seems like an exciting routing!

    Sorry to hear about the issues with KLM at MAN, I wonder how it went.

    Nice spotting shots at MAN!

    A pretty normal flight with KL, I like the small bag for the cake.

    Have a good one, see you!

  • Comment 359227 by
    BobbieD AUTHOR 95 Comments

    Thanks for your comment.

    I know for future reference that the two booking systems don't talk to each other so no complicated requests :P

  • Comment 359243 by
    MRTY 42 Comments

    Now I have the glimpse about their intra Europe economy flight. It's good that they still serve that cake.

    Thanks for sharing the info.

  • Comment 359337 by
    KL651 TEAM 4265 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.
    You're either very faithful to KL or they're really competitive ex-MAN.

    The sandwich that usually comes in that box is indeed more appealing than this cake...

    • Comment 359350 by
      BobbieD AUTHOR 95 Comments

      I have a soft spot for them it seems! But in reality they tend to offer decent prices and connections that are useful for where I want to go. I therefore collect the miles and hence tend to choose them if there's a choice. My next long haul will be to to India, I doubt this will be with them as star alliance seem much stronger in that region.

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