Review of KLM flight Jakarta Kuala Lumpur in Economy

Airline KLM
Flight KL810
Class Economy
Seat 20A
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 01:40
Take-off 20 Aug 18, 19:10
Arrival at 20 Aug 18, 21:50
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Published on 15th November 2018
Hello friends! Welcome to one of my reports.

Firstly, as usual, sorry for my bad English, and also bad quality of the photos as I took all of them by my cellphone.

Here are parts of the journey:
August 20th, 2018: Jakarta (CGK) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) by KLM Boeing 777-300ER (you are here)
August 21st, 2018: Kuala Lumpur to Penang overland
August 21st, 2018: Penang (PEN) to Medan (KNO) by Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320 (click here)
August 24th, 2018: Medan (KNO) to Jakarta (CGK) by Batik Air Airbus A320 (click here)

The abbreviation of KL here always refers to Kuala Lumpur, not KLM's IATA code. Please not to be confused.

Bonus : Click here display

AUGUST 20th, 2018

In the morning, I checked the plane's position through FR24.

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After college activities, I took an express bus from Gambir Railway Station to the airport. I reached the Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at 5.15 p.m., 90 minutes before scheduled departure.

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The newest terminal is used mainly by Garuda Indonesia. All Skyteam members and international LCCs have moved here, together with some other foreign carriers.

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Flight schedule.

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I had done the online check-in, but I still needed to print it, so I came to the check-in counter without long queue.

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My pass. I wonder if the empty white can be used for anything.

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Then I quickly left for the airside, through immigration & security checks as usual, to see my KLM arriving from Kuala Lumpur.

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Waiting hall, shared by all boarding gates. I really love this layout. I'm still able to go freely in the airside before boarding.

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The KLM was coming. It was Boeing 777-300ER, with registration code PH-BVO and nosename "Kaziranga National Park", named after a national park in Assam, India.

Parked close to it was an A330 of Thai Airways, waiting for return to Bangkok.

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Still 45 minutes before departure, but passengers had made a long queue to board the plane.

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Reaching the plane through aerobridge.

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"Nationaal Park Kaziranga" (in Dutch).

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We were greeted warmly by the senior cabin crews, then they assigned me to my seat.

Passing through business class firstly as usual. Look at the welcome drink, only in business class.

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And this is my class.

I don't know the exact number of passengers, but I guess about 75% of the seats were occupied.

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Outside the window.

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While waiting for take-off, the IFE had been able to be explored. The personal LCDs were equipped with headphone and USB slots.

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Lots of movies from various countries available.

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But I always prefer listening to musics, especially K-pop, though the K-pop albums had been quite outdated.

You can also attach your own USB drives, but only images, audios, and documents can be read.

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Shopping catalogue was also available.

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Boarding completed, and the plane slowly moved. Safety video was played on the IFE, with the unique concept made from tiles. Both the audio and subtitle were in English.

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The plane would fly from the southern runway. Quite a long way from the Terminal 3 located on the north side.

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Take-off at 7.10 p.m. (UTC+7). Very smooth.

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About 10 minutes after that, seat-belt sign was switched off, and I checked the lavatory.

Back to the IFE, interactive flight info was available.

Information about Kuala Lumpur, our destination.

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Also checked all items inside the seat pocket as usual.

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"Holland Herald" magazine, with nice articles and also information about KLM's fleet and routes.

"Sky High" shopping catalogue.

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Cabin crews also distributed headset for all passengers. But honestly I don't like this kind. I still prefer the previous headset, though also with so-so quality. Using your own headset is much better.

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Then the meal service began. An usual set for this route: vegetarian pie aloo ghobi and drinks.

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Still about an hour before touching down in KL. I spent my time listening to music and playing some games on the IFE.

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The weather was nice. We didn't experience any turbulence.

Entering Malaysia. Lights from the land started to be seen.

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Landed safely at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The time was 9.50 p.m. (UTC+8).

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Time to leave the plane. All passengers, including those who would continue their journey to Amsterdam, had to disembark.

Final shots of the cabin.

Entering the KLIA terminal building.

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Amsterdam-bound passengers entered the boarding gate with security check.

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Usually when I arrived here, I spent more times to explore this terminal and parked planes. But this time I had to leave quickly because an overland trip to Penang was waiting for me.

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Here was the satellite terminal, and we had to go to the main terminal by "Aero Train" people mover.

Immigration check was in the main terminal. Luckily the queues were very short. After that, I headed to baggage carousels.

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The public area upon arrival.

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Then I walked to KLIA's bus station, located 2 levels below the arrival area, where I would hop a bus to TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, English: Southern Integrated Terminal), KL's main intercity bus terminal.

This bus would take me to TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan), from where I would left for Penang. The bus journey from KLIA to TBS took about an hour.

Some photos of the large bus terminal.

The bus taking me to Penang.

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Still no difference with my previous experiences with KLM, but having a Boeing 777-300ER for a short flight, with a cheap ticket price, itself is a good experience which always invites me to board the plane again.

Thanks for reading!

Information on the route Jakarta (CGK) Kuala Lumpur (KUL)


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