Review of KLM flight Amsterdam Paris in Business

Airline KLM
Flight KL1227
Class Business
Seat 1F
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 01:15
Take-off 10 Mar 14, 07:10
Arrival at 10 Mar 14, 08:25
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By GOLD 6741
Published on 2nd March 2014
Hi,

It’s time to wrap-up with the final flight of this five flights routing, the well expected Amsterdam – Paris CDG!

  1. Paris CDG - Dubai (Air France, Business, B777-300ER)
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  3. Dubai - Muscat (Oman Air, B737-800)
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  5. Muscat - Doha (KLM, World Business Class, A330-200)
  6. CLICK-HERE
  7. Doha - Amsterdam (KLM, World Business Class, A330-200)
  8. CLICK-HERE
  9. Amsterdam – Paris CDG (KLM, Europe Business Class, B737-800)
  10. [YOU ARE HERE]

Now that I know more about KLM long haul product, I was equally (almost) interested to try their Europe Business Class concept and compare it with sister company AF that I know quite well.

Immigration and security went fast and we arrived within minutes at the Shengen crown lounge, my family will continue to Nice while I will be on my own for this flight to Paris.

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When we arrived at 5.15am it was pretty desert, but it filled up quickly

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Shower was clearly needed, nothing fancy there but with correct amenities and towel!

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Breakfast buffet selection is limited and was not very appealing



My selection only consisted of croissant filled with chocolate and a yoghurt

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Time to leave

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My aircraft is the expected 737-800

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I am boarding among the last

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Press available with French newspapers

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And we got stuck in the jetbridge, it was freezing outside and coming from middle-east I was not wearing very warm clothes

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Off we go, cockpit crew is announcing a 45 minutes flight as well as our routing.

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5 rows of Business class

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Service consisted of the distribution of a cardboard mealbox

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Menu

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And this is a pleasant surprise, warm croissant, yoghurt, fresh fruit and smoked salmon, served with fresh OJ in a real glass and coffee in a real cup, why can’t AF offer the same, instead of their pre-packed Tropicana OJ and cardboard cup instant coffee?

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Fresh fruit salad
Forest fruit flavoured fresh curd cheese

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Cold cuts
Featuring cucumber cream cheese and smoked salmon


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Cutlery are plastic but similar in design than the one used for long-haul

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loo time!

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And we soon started our approach from the west.

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Passing through AF planes at “hotel” area

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Docked at Terminal 2F1

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Verdict

KLM

7.1/10
Cabin6.5
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering7.0

KLM Crown Lounge - Schengen

6.2/10
Comfort6.0
Meal/catering6.0
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Services6.0

Amsterdam - AMS

8.1/10
Efficiency9.0
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness8.5

Paris - CDG

6.9/10
Efficiency8.0
Access6.5
Services6.5
Cleanliness6.5

Conclusion

KLM clearly did their job for this flight, crew was attentive and they offered refill of coffee, I really liked the use of real cups and glasses. Their breakfast box is using only cardboard and plastic materials which look cheap, the same stuffs presented in a real one tray tableware would have been perfect.

Quality wise fruits were ok and smoked salmon was good, I liked the warm croissant.

Thank you for reading this series, I hope you liked it, and stay tuned!

My next report is coming very soon and I will take you through a 5 star journey XD

Information on the route Amsterdam (AMS) Paris (CDG)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 69 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Amsterdam (AMS) → Paris (CDG).


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