Review of KLM flight Amsterdam Rio De Janeiro in Business

Airline KLM
Flight KL705
Class Business
Seat 1A
Aircraft Boeing 787-9
Flight time 11:25
Take-off 26 Feb 20, 10:45
Arrival at 26 Feb 20, 18:10
KL   #32 out of 78 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 1004 reviews
Published on 27th February 2020

Lounge 52

I won't spend much time describing lounge as so did many of you before. New Lounge 52 is a huge area with many seating options and is as big as it is required during the peak-hours. That is problem for me. I arrived to the lounge two hours before boarding time to have a lot of time to have breakfast and a shower. I went immediatelly upon arrival to the shower reservation dest just to be told that there are no showers available until the time when my flight departs.
Also the breakfast was a mess but the choice is great, there is also a coffe bar. So all in all, I liked this lounge but to me it is so crowded. It is a pitty they did not do a separate area for Business Class passengers and Elite members, I think this would help a lot.

Flight to Rio Galeo

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Today it was served by 3,5 years old Dreamliner. Boarding started right on time but the SkyPriority went along with the regular line.
The crew member serving my side was lovely, we had a great chat during the flight, I really liked her. I have to say that the crew on every KLM flight was very good, welcoming and talkative.

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Welcome drink served

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Right after take-off the service started. They left cocktail Flying Dutchman behind and now they serve this…

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Beef appetizer

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Veal entré

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Nice selection of small desserts along with cheese plate

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Snacks during the flight - smoked salmone wrap and almond-apple cake

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Classic pre-arrival meal of KLM - the burger. I always wondered why KLM chose this bad looking meal for their second service but after tasting I have to admit it is delicious!

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And the final approach, Rio ahead of us!

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Cabin crew9.0

KLM Crown Lounge 5 - Non Schengen


Amsterdam - AMS


Rio De Janeiro - GIG



I liked my experience in KLM Dreamliner Business Class. Although it is not a service you get at Qatar Airways, the crew was very nice, food perfect and the beautiful blue porcelain design from Marcel Wanders is superb!

Information on the route Amsterdam (AMS) Rio De Janeiro (GIG)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 10 reviews of 1 airlines on the route Amsterdam (AMS) → Rio De Janeiro (GIG).


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

The average flight time is 11 hours and 42 minutes.

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  • Comment 544246 by
    airberlin GOLD 1704 Comments

    Thanks for your report. I'm little bit suprised of some notation. You gave a 7.5 for the cabin wihc is in my opinion one of the best BC in a new aircraft. Also GIG received very bad rating - did you experience some issues? I am used to that route and to GRU and prefer miles away GIG over GRU. Both of them not beeing of course in pair with some asian gateways... Once again thanks for sharing.

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