Here is the next report for my trip taking me to Billund.
After my arrival at Los Angeles I went to have dinner with my cousin who lives in Los Angeles. I also booked a room at the Crown Plazza LAX to be as closed to the airport as possible as I was staying just the one night. Here is the hotel room.
After a good night sleep and an ultra fast check-out I am in the hotel shuttle for Terminal 2 where KLM and AF flights depart from. As I checked-in online the night before, I only had to drop my bags and go to the AF-KL lounge.
After Security I am in the departure area. The AF-KL lounge is on the upper floor, the lift is located between the I Love LA shop and the Wolfgang Puck restaurant. A few photos of Terminal 2.
After a very short lift trip I am on the upper floor, the AF-KL lounge is on the right after exiting the lift.
View from the Lounge.
The Air France Boeing 777-300ER inbound from Paris.
Air New Zealand from London Heathrow continuing on to Auckland.
Virgin Atlantic waiting for its departure to London Heathrow
A short walk around Terminal 2 and here is my KLM crew for Amsterdam.
45 minutes before departure, boarding is started with World Business Class passengers first and then Economy passengers. Our Boeing 747-400 for this transatlantic flight is PH-BFA named Atlanta.
My seat is on the upper deck of the Boeing 747-400. The nose was fully booked and there were only 5 or 6 of us on the upper deck !
View on the SkyTEAM partners !
Welcome drink, a glass of water !
The controls for my World Business Class seat.
Departure for Amsterdam is nearing and after the Chief Purser and captain's welcome announcements, KLM introduces the safety procedures on board this Boeing 747-400.
We are ready for departure and our 747 starts its journey towards the runway.
We align and the engines of our 747 are screaming before launching our heavy Boeing towards the Pacific Ocean.
We overfly the Pacific Ocean and then do a u-turn to go above North America.
Our Flight informations.
Views from 73A
Service starts with drinks and I choose a glass of South African Chardonnay white wine.
And then a glass of Coca-Cola.
The crew is really nice and looking after us so well.
Dinner starts and for starter we have a Salmon and Crab timbale, crab claws, snow peas, cherry tomato.
Green salad with croutons and blue cheese.
For the main I choose the Snapper fillet with a lemon basil sauce, pappardelle and braised romaine lettuce. A choice I will soon regret as the fish is really dry and the sauce awful !!! A big NO !
Next step is cheese OR dessert. I am used to travel on Air France and I must say that the french company is more generous as it offers its customers cheese AND dessert. Also, Air France desserts include a trio of pastries, a choice of sorbets and fresh fruits. anyway…
I choose the chocolate mousse and fresh fruits on skewer.
To end the meal I order a rooibos tea and a glass of Amarula, It felt like being on South African Airways !
After the meal, a short trip to the restrooms to freshen up before a walk around the aircraft.
During the flight I can't fall asleep, I watch movies to pass time. One of the cabin attendant will ask if I want a snack or a drink. I order a Rooibos tea. She'll bring it in a paper cup with a few Milano cookies.
The seats controls.
Before our arrival breakfast is served. I love KLM's system where you can order your breakfast like in a hotel. You just need to tick your choices and the crew will prepare your tray to your liking before serving it.
Videos explain arrival at Amsterdan Schipol AIrport and the immigration formalities for entry in the Schenghen area.
A few more minutes and we'll be above Europe.
The Netherlands crown in-flight.
Another KLM Boeing 747-400 also on approach.
Our parking stand, near another 747 from Malaysia Airlines though.
The jetway is getting closer to our door… slowly.
After exiting, our Boeing 747-400, PH-BFA Atlanta, inbound from Los Angeles.
Now to the KLM lounge in the international side of Schiphol.
View from the lounge of a Delta plane.
Small walk around on my way towards the Schenghen area of the terminal.
Los Angeles - LAX
Amsterdam - AMS
Excellent flight on KLM. I love this Dutch airline service, the cabin crew is really nice and the products were excellent !
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