2019 has begun in an odd way for me…three consecutive flights on KLM. No, I’m not making the switch to SkyTeam.
I’m a big KLM fan, though these trips have been work necessities rather than leisure trips or for the blog. I’ve flown from Basel to Amsterdam to Frankfurt and back to Amsterdam. All three have been operated by KLM Cityhopper on Embraer regional jets and all three have been on-time and perfectly pleasant.
Why KLM instead of Lufthansa? Oh, I still have a deep love for Lufthansa. It just so happens that Lufthansa’s schedules did not work as well and their prices were much higher. Not that it makes much of a difference when you are flying on Lufthansa or KLM in economy class on a short flight. Well, not quite.
Flying regional jets on KLM is actually a great reminder at how far regional jets have come in the USA. Business class still gets a full meal on short flights. In fact everyone gets a nice snack.
But there’s no power outlets, no wi-fi, and no streaming IFE. All else equal, I’ll take a regional flight on American, Delta, or United any day over KLM in order to stay connected. Not to mention the lack of real business class seats.
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And one more comment. I cannot believe how young the captains are. My goodness, they look like little kids. It’s a great time to be a pilot.
I hope to get back home later in the week and am eying KLM once again. Maybe it’s time to give KLM another try? We’ll see what kind of award space opens. An odd way to start the year indeed…