Review of KLM Cityhopper flight Mulhouse / Bâle Amsterdam in Business

Airline KLM Cityhopper
Flight KL1984
Class Business
Seat 3A
Aircraft Embraer E-190
Flight time 01:25
Take-off 04 Sep 21, 06:20
Arrival at 04 Sep 21, 07:45
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Esteban
By GOLD 192
Published on 18th September 2021

A new routing on KLM / AF to join friends for a dinner in Dusseldorf. That will be a full Embraer routing :)


Routing

  • KL CityHopper - E90 - Business - EuroAirport > Amsterdam You are here
  • KL CityHopper - E90 - Business - Amsterdam > Dusseldorf Coming soon
  • AF by HOP! - E70 - Business - Dusseldorf > Paris CDG Coming soon
  • AF by HOP! - E70 - Business - Paris CDG > EuroAirport Coming soon

My father dropped me off at 05:05AM, a bit too early for him :)


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The airport was quiet:


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AF/KL do not give any boarding pass via mobile app anymore, you can check in but you would need to get your printed BP at a desk, even not at a kiosk for documents checks purposes.


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I had to buy cigarettes for my brother first:


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Back to the boarding gate:


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Just on time for the boarding:


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That was via the tarmac, as I like!


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Always a great moment walking to the plane, specially when it is not raining:


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For me this is the nicest way to take a plane :)


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We had to wait a bit since the assistance was still there to board three wheelchairs:


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EasyJet to Mahon:


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Door shoot:


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The cabin, I really like it, far better than the one on the E75:


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Safety card:


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On time push back:


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Corendon:


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And off we go:


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The sun rose on the other side of the plane:


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This side all is well :)


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Toilets tour and galley shoot:


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The usual KL box is served:


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Without the lids:


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The flight is super quick, Amsterdam is covered by fog:


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Landed:


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EasyJet again:


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KL Asia:


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Embraer Farm:


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The Purser told me that they are also going to Dusseldorf with the same plane and he'll see me in less than an hour :)


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I decided to stay in the vincinity of the gate area as the walk to the lounge takes a good 10 minutes + 10 to come back and boarding was scheduled 30' before the flight, meaning I would have had 10 minutes in the lounge. No way for me.

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Verdict

KLM Cityhopper

8.2/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Meal/catering7.0

Mulhouse / Bâle - EAP

9.8/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness10.0

Amsterdam - AMS

9.4/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

The flight did its job, was on time and the breakfast was sufficient, but a box in business is not business :(
The crew was nice and really attentive.

Nothing to say about the EuroAirport and Amsterdam.

Stay tuned for the next part to come soon :)

Information on the route Mulhouse / Bâle (EAP) Amsterdam (AMS)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 80 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Mulhouse / Bâle (EAP) → Amsterdam (AMS).


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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 30 minutes.

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4 Comments

  • Comment 581329 by
    paulvanalsten GOLD 114 Comments

    Thanks a lot for your FR.
    Classic and reliable flight - as usual with KL.
    Catering is quite minimalistic but nicely presented, though.
    No stop at the Skyview Lounge? :-)

  • Comment 581350 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5528 Comments

    Hi Stephan thanks for sharing this new series! I'm a fan of E-Jets in Economy, but there is very little differentiation between J and Y on airlines like AF, KL, and IB that don't block adjacent seats in J. While the seats look comfortable and well-padded, are are wider than most Economy seats on other aircraft, I'd still hate to pay for J and get stuck next to a stranger shoulder-to-shoulder--awkward!

    If the price is right I suppose it could be worth it, especially for the additional points/miles, but I'm glad I live in the US where I know I'm at least getting a bigger seat when I pay for J (even if the service is crappy). Speaking of, that box, despite having decent contents for such a short flight, just feels so un-premium for Business class.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Comment 581738 by
      Esteban TEAM GOLD AUTHOR 13707 Comments

      Hi Kévin, thanks for the comment !

      I share your opinion in full and after having flown with OS and LH earlier this summer, I decided to move most of my flights to Star Alliance. While not having first class style business seats, they at least block the adjacent seat on ERJ or CRJ. And the meals are far better than AF or KL.

      A bientôt :)

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