Review of KLM flight Amsterdam Toulouse in Economy

Airline KLM
Flight KL1307
Class Economy
Seat 8A
Aircraft Boeing 737-700
Flight time 01:30
Take-off 21 Jan 20, 14:30
Arrival at 21 Jan 20, 16:00
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Jett Tyler
By SILVER 583
Published on 10th February 2020

Amsterdam stopover


I got off my BA430 flight and went to the Heineken bar at the end of the non-Schengen D-gates, I enjoyed a nice cold Heineken beer with a packet of crisps, coming in at almost 7.50EUR, it was quite expensive, although it was nice to enjoy!


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 I was next to a huge glass window overlooking a parked Delta Airlines Airbus A330-300.


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I walked to my gate, which was also in the D-gate. However the D-Gate I was departing to Toulouse from was in the "Schengen" area of the Terminal with the A & B Gates. So I had to go through passport control, which was quick due to the lack of a que in the EU/Bio-metric lane.


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KL1307 (AMS-TLS)



So my flight for that afternoon was operated by a Boeing 737-700 (PH-BGR), this is my fourth time flying on a KLM 737-700 and my third air frame (I flew on PH-BGP twice).

This flight was booked in November 2019 by cashing in 7,800 Flying Blue miles, with a 40% deal on the cost. So I paid 45EUR (£38) covering the taxes on the route, but also the 7,800 miles. Making this trip quite cheap.


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I had reserved seat 8A for my trip. I wouldn't normally select these seats, but as I got free seat selection from cashing in miles for this booking, I thought I'd take the opportunity.


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The seats on this was the classic blue fabric seats which have been in the KLM 737-NG fleet since their delivery until the last four Boeing 737-800 which came into the fleet in 2018/19. I find the seats comfortable, and the legroom is usually good- until you but a bag under the seat in front of you- which I had to do as the over head lockers were all filled up!


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We pushed back and had a short taxi to the Runway 18L, and we departed for the South of France!

We powered through the thick cloud around Amsterdam, and we came out above them to a lovely afternoon of clear sunshine and blue skies.

The crew served up the in-flight service. I was given an egg and cheese wrap, which I wasn't best happy with. Not that there is anything wrong with the wrap- I just don't take to cold egg and mayonnaise. But I enjoyed a Dutch waffle biscuit the crew were also offering alongside a cup of tea and orange juice.


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I went to the back of the plane about half hour later, to use the washroom and as I came out I asked the crew if they had any Heineken cans with the KLM100 branding on them- sure enough, they had one! Which I still keep and am looking forward to displaying on a dedicated KLM model/memorabilia shelf in my bedroom!


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Rest of the flight was uneventful, we arrived into a cloudy Toulouse, I couldn't help but notice the Aeroscopia Museum as we flew past it on finals as well as seeing all the brand new Airbus A350-900 and Airbus A330-neo awaiting delivery to their new owners! The odd one for me was seeing a UPS Airbus A300-600 amongst the delivery line-up, which was odd given the A300's final delivery was in 2007.


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I stayed on as people left the aircraft, and I made my way to the flight deck for a quick visit (I had asked before landing if this would be ok) and I thanked both pilots for a great flight, and took my photographs of the flight deck *bellow*


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Le Panorama restaurant


Inside the landside (public) area of Toulouse Blagnac of Hall B, is the Le Panorama restaurant. It is a small eatery which offers great views across the Airport over looking the taxiway, runway and Airbus factory. The food is a reasonable price given its at a major French airport.


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As you can see, there was a selection for hot dinner meals at the time I arrived, and I chose the rump stake at 15.90EUR (£13.60) and got a drink and desert for an extra 3.60EUR (£3) which was of a decent quality.


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I sat around enjoying my meal for a good 3 hours just to enjoy the food and snap passing aircraft and parked up Airbus aircraft awaiting delivery- I did get some interesting finds and here are some of my favourite shots from the stay.

My interest was perk on the Airbus A300-600 of UPS that was parked on the delivery line! Not sure why it was there…



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Verdict

KLM

6.5/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi2.5
Meal/catering6.5

Amsterdam - AMS

9.6/10
Efficiency9.5
Access10.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness10.0

Toulouse - TLS

9.0/10
Efficiency8.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

Amsterdam: One of my favourite airports. Great views throughout the Airport, nice selection of bars, cafes and restaurants, has plenty of facilities. I find it clean and spacious- even when its busy. Easy to navigate through and staff are friendly.

Toulouse: Decent airport, not too difficult to navigate on my first visit. the wi-fi worked as well I needed it. Well laid out.

Le Panorama: Reasonably priced and good quality food for an Airport restaurant, great views no complaint there! Friendly staff. Highly recommend it

Information on the route Amsterdam (AMS) Toulouse (TLS)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 6 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Amsterdam (AMS) → Toulouse (TLS).


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

The average flight time is 1 hours and 45 minutes.

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