Today's review will be about a KLM's flight from Geneva (Switzerland) to Amsterdam (Netherland). The flight should have been operated by a 737-700, yet the airline replaced it by a E-190.
Here is the air trajectory we took.
My journey started at 7:00 in the morning by leaving the hotel and heading to the airport from Geneva city center. I must say that the connections between the city center and the airport are varied and well working. Indeed, there are many different means of transport to go to the airport (car, bus, train, etc). Daily trains are running repeatedly between Geneva airport to Geneva Central station for a maximum of 8 minutes' travel. I decided to take the tram and the bus since I had a free public transport pass. The trip to the airport was really easy as well as the connection between the tram to the bus.
Then I arrived at the airport after a 17 minutes trip in the public transports. Geneva airport's access is super easy and far from behind stressful compare to other international airports.
I had not checked baggage but I went to the check-in desk anyway to get my boarding pass. The airport check-in zone was far from behind full, at least near the KLM and Air France desks. On the side of Swiss' desk it was more crowded.
Afterwards, I headed to the security control. If you do not know Geneva airport it is not an evidence that the security is upstairs.
I may say that Geneva security control may be a bit more stric than other airport. I am traveling almost with the same shoes and this is the first time I have been asked to remove them. After the security control I was heading to my gate. Geneva airport is really pleasant, kids friendly with some dedicated area as well as spotter friendly with big windows all along the terminal with an incredible view.
This view was beautiful.
Different airlines and aircraft types at Geneva's airport. British airways and Austrian airline.
Then Lufthansa regional, Easy jet, Brussels Airlines on the tarmac. Inbound to Frankfurt.
Easy Jet to Barcelona.
Off to Brussels.
The aircraft arrived with 5 minutes in advance.
15 mintues later the aircraft was ready to board, on-time as always on KLM, something I really appreacite with this airline.
Seat 19F. The aircraft seemed quite old and used. The legroom was correct like on the other KLM's flights.
Window view with a Vueling to Barcelona next to us.
Push back with 5 minutes delay. The plane was full as the airline decided to opt for a smaller plane. A bit of confusing because many families were separated because of the plane's change. The flight-attendants re-placed everybody so that the famillies members especially with young kids were all together. So it caused a little departure delay. After the push back we waited a few minutes to let a plane of Austrian Airlines to take our gate.
Then we headed to the runway by passing next to sympathetic aircrafts.
We had to wait that another flight has to land before taking-off.
In-flight service. Compare to breakfast time or lunch time, the service is smaller on KLM between "meal's time". I took-off around 9:25 and the service started around 9:50. So when you are flying KLM during this time you have to know that the service will not be as big as on a morning flight or during lunch. However it was a good snack. A Dutch cake.
The airline's magazine.
View from the air.
Starting our descent to Amsterdam. We flew above Rotterdam's harbour, busy Schiphol airport and Amsterdam city center. It was an unexpected approach but really pleasant for the view.
Finally apprach to Schiphol with a simultaneous landing with Delta Airlines.
Taxiing to our slot.
Then the bus drove us to the main terminal.
After this flight I had a connexion to Växjö (Sweden). I had one hour layover. The next review will be on the flight between Amstertam to Växjö with KLM cityhopper with an Embraer 175.
Geneva - GVA
Amsterdam - AMS
Geneva's airport is a very good airport with many connection to the city center. If you like airplanes and mountains this airport is for you. The view on the tarmac as well as during the take-off are stunning. I will definitely fly again from/to Geneva.
As usually KLM was on-time even in advance in Amsterdam. This is what I appreaciate the most with this airline. The fligh service was more restricted regarding the other flights I have done with the airline. However, the flight itself was really good, without problems, and beautiful view during take-off and landing approach.
Thanks for reading my review.
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