Review of KLM flight Edinburgh Amsterdam in Business

Airline KLM
Flight KL1276
Class Business
Seat 4A
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 01:30
Take-off 21 Apr 22, 06:00
Arrival at 21 Apr 22, 08:30
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KLM777300ER
By SILVER 994
Published on 30th April 2022

This morning it was time to fly to Nairobi, my first flight visiting Kenya. Always exciting to tick off a new country on my FR24 map. 

KLM would be doing the honours of flying me from Edinburgh to Amsterdam first on the Boeing 737-800, PH-BGC, 13 years old. This aircraft has been refitted with the new Boeing Sky Interior and seats; also had wifi installed. 


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View from seat 4A.

Takeoff was scheduled at 0600. Slot time of 15mins and began the takeoff roll at 0615 for a flying time of 1hr 10mins at a cruising altitude of 39,000ft.


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At check in, I was offered an ‘upgrade’ to Europe Business class for £48 due to my FB Platinum status. This was also offered on my flight to NBO for ~£750; I opted to remain in Economy for the AMS-NBO sector.


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Breakfast was presented lovely in the KLM box however was rather disappointing (in my opinion). Lots of bread and some tomatoes; some cold meats etc would have been nice. Yes, I had a white wine for breakfast to compensate for the dull offering! 


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Crew were very friendly and attentive as usual on my KLM flights.     

We were treated to some stunning views on the way to Amsterdam and generally clear, smooth skies.  


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We landed smoothly and on time on the Schiphol Polderbaan and made our long taxi journey to the terminal. 

I had a few hours connection to enjoy the KLM Crown Lounge before the flight to Nairobi.


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Verdict

KLM

7.0/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Meal/catering2.5

Edinburgh - EDI

8.4/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.5
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.5

Amsterdam - AMS

9.0/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

Another good flight with KLM. Catering in Europe Business class somewhat disappointing.

Information on the route Edinburgh (EDI) Amsterdam (AMS)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 7 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Edinburgh (EDI) → Amsterdam (AMS).


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4 Comments

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  • Comment 601607 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 5952 Comments

    I really like the look of the new KLM narrowbody cabins...it's like it's a whole new cooler airline haha. The old interiors were really looking drab. Based on how often new cabins pop up in Flight-Reports it looks like the rollout is going rather quickly.

    While KLM have maintained a decent level of service in Y through most of the pandemic, keeping free sandwiches and alcoholic drinks while many carriers have either dropped service or gone to buy-on-board, the intra-European J catering has looked to be lacklustre...still serving meals in boxes in April 2022...yikes! (Wow that was a long sentence...haha)

    Thanks for a very nice report as always!

    • Comment 612246 by
      KLM777300ER SILVER AUTHOR 42 Comments

      Thanks Kevin! Yeah, I think lots of the 737s have had the cabin refresh which I agree, was long due....shame the A320neos will be coming on line soon! I'm told the 737 will be around for another 6 years possibly though.

      In respect of long haul, I have noticed some changes too - no spirits; only beer and wine, no butter served with the bread rolls and the small cake rather than a desert in economy. I guess we should still be thankful in current circumstances while everyone tries to claw back some money from the pandemic.

  • Comment 601628 by
    Jett Tyler SILVER 264 Comments

    Great review, looks like you had a really nice experience with KLM!
    They're one of my favourite airlines!

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