Review of KLM Cityhopper flight Bordeaux Amsterdam in Economy

Airline KLM Cityhopper
Flight KL1316
Class Economy
Seat 6F
Aircraft Embraer E-175
Flight time 01:45
Take-off 19 Dec 21, 12:30
Arrival at 19 Dec 21, 14:15
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By GOLD 292
Published on 4th January 2022

Welcome to those return legs of my Christmas trip to Bordeaux. Recap of the routing.

I arrive in hall B close to 2 hours before departure. There are many people waiting in the Economy line but the Sky Priority lane is very short. However check-in is very slow with lot of checks to perform.

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Direction hall A to board the KLM flight. The priority lane at security is empty, the regular one as well.

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The lounge is located just right of the immigration control. It is hard to find when you don't know the way.

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I was welcome by a ground staff who's probably British as he was available to speak in an accent free English with non-speaking passengers. He was also very efficient and dynamic. Good point.

The lounge is actually pretty nice and all wiped of wight furniture.  

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They are different sitting areas with lounges, desks, tables. Another good point.

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The complete offer is now on self-service which was not the case one month ago.

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You have a nice view on the main runway and all 5 parked ex-Norwegian B787-9 stored here. 

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The breakfast offer was still available.

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The tableware though needs a replacement.

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The machine a cleaning urgently!!!

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This lounge is one of the few one in France to still distribute bottles of water. I was not hungry, so made so reserve for the day and the next months^^

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Immigration was empty when I left for boarding. My aircraft was already waiting us., 

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The seating area is sufficient for an Embraer 190. 

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Boarding was called by zone with Priority. The way to the aircraft is not the best as we have to climb the stairs again to get into the jet bridge. 

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Priority means waiting in line to bord - thanks but prefer the fairness of Ryanair naming it pre-boarding ;)

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Legroom is good.

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Our flight has been actually downgraded to an E175. You see it on these very hard seats.

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Leaving our gate and passing MIAMI :))

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There is also an (ex) Etihad A340

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Start direction South West and U-turn to the right to head back to the North.

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Nice view of the airport with 2 active runways N/S or E/W. Just one is used depending on the wind direction. Most of the time this is the main N/S runway which is used as today. 

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The merge of the Dordogne (left) into the Garonne (right)

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Service came shortly after. Both flight attendants serve first the Business section and after go both to the Economy section. As always on this longer flights there is a sandwich with a drink choice (s).

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Cheese on offer today, this is my favorite one. 

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Rest of the flight was uneventful. Amsterdam surroundings were much more cloudy than Bordeaux though.

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Landing in front of the Cargo center. 

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We parked at gate B, there is no jet bridge, you have to step out of the airplane and then climb again stairs to get into the terminal. Not very user friendly.  

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Heading now to the lounge for waiting until my next and last leg.

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KLM Cityhopper

Cabin crew8.0

Independent VIP Lounge


Bordeaux - BOD


Amsterdam - AMS



KLM: Cabin is not as comfy as in the E190. The rest is fine and even benchmark in Eco EU in my opinion.
BOD was empty today. However I don't find this airport very convenient.
AMS with long walking time between the concourses.
Lounge in BOD is just fine. The offer is limited though.

Information on the route Bordeaux (BOD) Amsterdam (AMS)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 23 avis concernant 3 compagnies sur la ligne Bordeaux (BOD) → Amsterdam (AMS).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est KLM avec 7.4/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 1 heures et 45 minutes.

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  • Comment 591129 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6593 Comments
    Ok now I see why you don't like BOD. It seems very poorly laid out and looks to get messy and confusing if it starts to get crowded. The AF lounge looks nice though.
    Thanks for sharing!
    • Comment 591534 by
      airberlin GOLD AUTHOR 1865 Comments
      You see.. ;) The lounge is not the AF lounge, it's the airport lounge and is fully okay. There is an AF lounge in Hall B, nicely decorated but currently still cloased IIRC and with a poor offer.

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