Boarding was easy. clean plane, crew was very friendly. I was very concerned though, when we banked left and did a complete circle in the air. An explanation from the captain would have been terrific. I made sure I was the last one to leave the plane and asked him about it when I saw him at the exit. He told me what happened but I would have liked to know while it was happening. Besides that, the coke and pretzels were divine. :)
I have flown LHR - DUB a couple of times in the last month with BA and a couple more times in the last year from LHR-DUB and not once has the flight left LHR on time and landed in DUB on time. I find this very frustrating, they appear to always be delayed by 1hr + which make it very challenging to make onward travel plans and has resulted in overnight stays at my own expense.
Lufthansa are brilliant to fly with, you get free food and drink on every flight and one of my flights was only 40 minutes! Really friendly staff too!
Be careful of change over times. If you have less than an hour to get your connecting flight in Frankfurt be careful, Frankfurt airport is massive and and the process is slow. My stop over was 1 hour and I had to run through the airport to catch my connecting flight and was the last person on the plane.
My seat..... No row in front of it.
Crew were excellent. Friendly and professional
Had a TVs show I've been wanting to see, Blackish, which we don't get in the Uk
Choice of films. I've seen a lot of them and the rest were awful
Why do flights always serve chocolate biscuits, chocolate ice cream, chocolate cake? Strawberries,carrots and humous, grapes, olives, would make a nice alternative for example.
Hot food boring, tasteless
Gate staff controlled the gate area with regard q'ing an priority boarding.
Cabin crew were friendly and professional.
Flight departed on time and arrived early
Breakfast was server 75 minutes prior to landing, allowing for a longer sleep.
Old cabin , old IFE , old seats
Arrived early , even with the usual Heathrow stack, held up parking at gate due to departing aircraft in the T5 Cul de sac
Iberia should do something about its check-in process, it seems way below the industry standards.
1. Online check is only worth if you don't have any luggage. If you do, there's no point of doing that, because there's one line for both check-in and luggage drop off.
2. If you arrive to the airport 1h45min before the flight (LOCAL flight!!!), you'll be among the last ones to check-in, because you will spend about an hour in the line (there's just two people at the register: one for economy and one for business). In the end everyone in the line will get checked in (thanks for that), but the flight will be delayed and Iberia will blame the security (which takes 5 min to pass, unlike the check-in process.
I flew with multiple international airlines this summer and KLM was by far the best. The crew of KLM were exceptionally attentive, polite, and helpful. The meals were by far the most enjoyable of my airplane travel meals; and I learned that KLM does not charge for it's drinks on international flights, unlike most other international airlines that I traveled with this summer. In a sentence, flying with KLM was a very pleasant experience and I will recommend this airlines to others.
If I were going to list any negatives, I would say that the little travel pillow that was given to the passengers was so thin that it was practically useless, but I brought my own with me, so I was none the less comfortable.
The Amsterdam airport is super disorganized, with rude employees great at making excuses for their incompetence.
The boarding crew really struggled to organized the boarding and wouldn't really care about people's status. We had to take a bus to the airplane, and even though both plane's entrances were open, they sent everybody to the front entrance.
The comfort of the plane was horrendous, with seats over 20 years old and their business class was the same as the coach, but with no one sitting in the middle (can you get any lower than this?)
The flight attendant woke me up to shove a food tray that I didn't want.
We had to wait over 45 minutes after the plane landing to start seeing some luggage show up on the conveyor bell.
The overall flight experience make southwest look like a luxury airline. This was my first and last time flying on KLM.
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