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 BRONZE 6853
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)
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  7. Doha - Amsterdam (KLM, World Business Class, A330-200)
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  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 110 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Amsterdam (AMS) → Paris (CDG).


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The airline with the best average rating is Air France with 7.5/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 31 minutes.

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8 Comments

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  • Comment 100995 by
    avionsetcie 48 Comments

    Nice report ! Your pictures of the 738 are amazing !!!

  • Comment 100996 by
    AirCanada881 1617 Comments

    Very nice report Flavien, your night shots will never cease to amaze me!

    The lounge looked quite crowded when you were there, early morning rush I suppose.

  • Comment 101025 by
    KL651 TEAM 4525 Comments

    Thanks for this latest FR.
    I do agree that a real tray would be a classier way to present the meals than a box.
    But still, on such a short hop, KL's business global service is better than AF's.

  • Comment 101056 by
    jetsetpanda 2294 Comments

    It was a pleasure to view this report.

    I echo the compliments on your airplane pictures and wanted to add that the catering ones are just as great. The lounge selection is a bit limited as you said. I see a lot of sweet items but hardly any savory choices except for the eggs. A plate with cold cuts or smoked salmon would be a nice addition.

    For a short flight, the inflight meal seems fine and adequate. It's nice to see printed menus but if one can bother with this detail, why not put real silverware instead of plastic ones? That cheapens the experience somewhat.

  • Comment 101067 by
    pititom GOLD 11282 Comments

    Smurf for this report with smurf airline :) As you smurf, I don't smurf the Crown Lounge too much, but the smurf onboard isn't too bad, except for the plastic cutlery. It doesn't smurf a J cabin.

    Smurf again and see you smurf !

  • Comment 101132 by
    lagentsecret 12311 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this FR

    Gorgeous pictures as usual

    The lounge offer is not appetizing

    croissant filled with chocolate it doesn't look like a croissant !!!

    Onboard catering is decent but the cutlery is a shame

  • Comment 101244 by
    jam 2003 Comments

    thanks for this FR with your usual great photos and videos.

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