Hello Everyone and welcome onboard KL606 from San Francisco to Amsterdam on the KLM Boeing 787-10, PH-BKK.
During online check in, I was able to choose discounted paid upgrades due to my Flying Blue Platinum status. Business was around £650 and the new Premium Comfort cabin was around £260.' I couldn't resist the opportunity to experience the new product and was able to select seat 11A at the bulkheat row.
Our two year old 787-10 pulling into the gate early from Amsterdam.
Slight delay boarding and I was assigned Zone 2.
Whoever designed these windows was clearly not an avgeek!
Views as we enter the plane. Greeted by the typically friendly Dutch crew, I was directed right to the Premium Comfort cabin, directly behind Door 2.
Today's seat, 11A with plenty of legroom. A pillow, blanket and noise cancelling headphones were waiting on each seat.
The flight was particularly busy with every seat taken in PE and around 95% full in Economy.
Seat controls with USB charging ports. Small storage area under the arm rest with universal charging port too.
As this was the bulkhead row, PTVs were stored between each seat.
11A also provides a great wing and engine view!
As boarding continued, we were given a menu, bottle of water and a small 'eco-friendly comfort pack / bag'. I've yet to open this up to see the contents.
Three choices available for the main course.
Captain announced a flight time of 9:45 with an estimated early arrival into Amsterdam and a smooth flight expected.
Pushed back from the gate around 10mins behind scheduled departure due to baggage loading and made our way towards the runways.
Our flight pinged alive on FR.
Approach and lining up on 01R at SFO.
Powering into the skies…
Stunning views as we climbed out over the bay making our way up to initial cruise altitude of FL350.
Onboard service began with some packaged nuts and drinks while I loaded up my music playlist - KLM usually has a good selection. Same wine as served in economy but in proper KLM glasses.
Meals were served shortly after this. I chose the beef which was cooked to perfection; really tasty. The tomato tartare salad with mozarella and parmesan crisp was delicious too. Metal cutlery provided too which was nice, I really dislike the wooden cutlery used in economy. Another drinks run followed the meal.
Views whilst enjoying the meal.
Following the meal service, I got comfortable in the seat and managed to fall asleep for around three hours. This is rare for me when flying, so the seat must be extra comfy. I woke up halfway across the Atlantic and went for a walk to the immaculately clean bathroom and galley.
Self-serve snacks in the galley.
Too soon the sun was beginning to rise.
As we got closer towards Ireland, the various stages of cabin lighting came on and breakfast was served. There was no choice with breakfast however a trio of dishes on the tray to choose from. The salad contained lots of salmon, unfortunately I don't like fish but I ate around it.
Sun fully up and beginning our descent from 39,000ft towards Amsterdam.
Approaching the cold Netherlands.
Final approach with a smooth landing on RW06 at Schiphol.
Drying the runway too.
Parked up next to the toothpaste-like BKA.
Caught the 'orange pride' across from our gate too.
San Francisco - SFO
Amsterdam - AMS
Enjoyable experience on KLM's new 'Premium Comfort' cabin. Comfortable seat, tasty food and attentive crew. Looking forward to trying this out again.
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Nice report as always and very cool to see a review of KL's new Premium Economy cabin! It was about time KLM introduced a true Premium Economy and it looks like they've done a very good job. The seat visually looks more comfortable and spacious than most other airlines' Premium Economy--the seats look thicker and better padded and I like how wide the back of the seats is, which gives more privacy than when the seats have big gaps between then. It's also more comfortable in general.
It's also nice to see the meals well differentiated from Economy, which is not the case with many carriers, included sister carrier AF, which have always struggled with the catering level in Premium Economy.
The only think I'm not a fan of is the placement of the USB ports on the side by the legs, that's just asking for a power chord to be broken. Other than that, KLM Premium Economy looks to be well above average for that cabin.
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for this FR.
The seat really looks comfortable and the cabin is clearly separated from Y class, unlike on LH.
Was there any dessert served with the dinner?
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