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by Giuseppe TovarDecember 11, 2013

KLM is the acronym for Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (usually called Royal Dutch Airlines, literally of the Dutch company Royal Aviation) for the main airline of the Netherlands, is a subsidiary of the company, Air France and the airline since late 2003, established in the Schiphol Airport near Amsterdam, Netherlands. Air France and the airline were part of the airline alliance along with Delta Air Lines, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Aeroflot, Korean Air, CSA Czech Airlines, Alitalia, Air Europe, and Air France who are part of the SkyTeam.

It was founded on October 7 1919, as of today it’s the oldest airline still operating under its original name. The first flight it made was on May 17 of 1920, destined from London to Amsterdam and carrying two British journalists and a load of newspapers.

It owns 100% of Transavia Airlines, a 100% of Martinair and 26% of Kenya Airways.

The World Business Class offers a field of 60 inches in all long-haul aircraft. All offer an aircraft a 170 degree angle in the plane seat are with a TV monitor 10.4 “with an AVOD (Audio Video on Demand), e-mail and text messaging, a canopy of privacy, a massage function and the laptop power ports. Latest addition of the airline’s fleet, the Boeing 777-300ER incorporates the same seat in the class of business as a partner of merger of Air France. All the seats of the CMB provide personal reading lamps, leg/foot rests and personal phones (in the back of the controller) Pre-output facilities include a fully flexible booking (except WBC holiday fare that may have restrictions), the check-in desks, and access to VIP lounges, priority boarding and 125% to 175% blue flight miles. On board, passengers are received with a three-course meal, with menus, prior to the departure of drinks and snacks, which are available throughout the flight. Europe Select, is the prime product of the airline in the shorter sectors, is offered on flights implemented by Boeing 737 equipment. Offers a field of 33 inches, a meal service on board (hot or cold meals will depend on the duration of the flight), priority boarding, excess baggage, double blue mile flight booking and flexible in its entirety.

In brief in European airline flights and KLM City hopper, aircraft do not have in onboard entertainment and contain seats of 31”.  Travelers who choose flying economy on long routes outside Europe receive a hot meal service (often more than once depending on the duration of the flight), with real metal cutlery. Passengers flying within Europe in Economy Class will receive a snack to adapt to the time of day. Prepared freshly made sandwiches the day of flight in the morning, guests are served in most of the flights. Drinks (including alcohol) are free for all the airline’s passengers, with the exception of champagne.

Economy Comfort Class is only offered on intercontinental flights. Provides a greater distance between seats, up to 35″ and a greater inclination, up to 7 “, which posts regular economy. There is no priority shipment, but the comfort zone economy is in the front of the aircraft.


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  • Erik
    December 11, 2013 at 2:39 am

    I have flown with KLM many times, (MME, AMS, ORD and return), never encountered a problem, all the staff and flight crew are very attentive and friendly, the Dutch are just cordial people and it shows in the kind of service they offer, I’ve used other airlines and not had good experiences with them. The flight crews are always coming round with food, beverages and snacks, the entertainment is plentiful with many new films, but most crucial thing is they seem to fly on time or make time up, I really cannot find anything bad to say about them so far.

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