Reviews: KLM A330 Business Class Amsterdam to Rwanda
Amsterdam to Kigali (Rwanda) KL537 Airbus A330 new Business Class. Business Class check-in counters at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Entrance to the KLM Crown Lounge. This is KLM’s flagship lounge for Business Class travelers at Amsterdam. Crown Lounge. The lounge was incredibly busy during my visit. Several flights were cancelled due to fog at the airport. Several flights were cancelled due to fog at the airport. Several buffet stations are located inside the lounge. The food selection is a bit limited when compared to other airlines’ flagship lounges.
This is the food offered during the breakfast hours It comprises a selection of cheese, cold meat, fresh fruits, cookies anTt pastries. The lounge is currently undergoing renovation. The lounge’s expansion and refurbishment will conclude in summer 2019. The lounge’s exp Each buffet station also features a self serve bar. There’s an excellent selection of wines, beers, juices and sodas. A circular, enclosed area is located within the lounge. It houses a stylish business center with several working stations. The room is closed several times a day for cleaning. The Queen of the skies is omnipresent in the lounge.
KLM still has 14 Boeing 747s in its fleet (average age 21,7 years). This is the Airbus A330-300 that will fly us to Rwanda. Aircraft registration number: PH-AKA (delivered to KLM in 2012). This particular airframe is nicknamed Times Square. All of KLM’s A330 aircraft are nicknamed after famous city squares. KLM has 13 A330s in its fleet. The average age of its A330 fleet is 9,7 years. The A330 was the first ‘fly-by-wire’ aircraft. This means that its manual flight controls are replaced by electronic control panels. An A330-300 can reach up to 856 km/h (532 mi/h). At that speed it could fly around the world in about 47 hours.
KLM’s A330s feature 30 Business Class seats. The full flat seats are spread over 6 rows. A similar layout is found on other airlines as well United (B787), Ethiopian Airlines (B787/A350) and Qatar Airways“(A330). This is my seat (4J) for the 8 hour flight to Kigali. KLM allows you to select your Business Class seat online free of charge. KLM recently refurbished its A330 aircraft. The airline now offers full flat seats across its entire widebody fleet. The seat has a pitch of 60 inch (152 cm). The pitch is the space between a seat and the seat in front of it. The armrest can be lowered to increase the seat’s width in the. First impressions of my seat. I’ll take a detailed tour of the seat after takeoff. Paired seats are staggered by a couple of inches (cm). This offers some privacy in case you are seated next to a stranger. Indonesia was once the largest colony of the Netherlands.
A Garuda Indonesia Boeing 777 is parked next to us. We have an ontime departure at 10 arn local time. Stop-motion video animation was then used to film KLM’s flight safety instructions. It features either a hotel review or a flight in a premium cabin. In 2004, KLM merged with Air France. Both airlines retain their own brand identities and hubs. KLM enjoys an excellent reputation. It’s one of the world’s safest and most punctual airlines. KLM has a famous co-pilot: Dutch King Willem Alexander. The monarch has been flying for KLM under the radar for two decades. The King is trained to fly KLMs B737s He makes anonymous pilot announcements to passengers :-).
Let’s take a tour of the seat. A reading light is located on the side. The armrest features a control panel It allows to adjust the seat position. The seat has a 18.5” HD touchscreen TV in 16:9 format. Below the screen is a small footrest (which becomes part of the flat bed). The tray table is stored inside the armrest. Pulling the table out of the console is very easy. The seat lacks storage space. You need to store all your belongings in the overhead bins. Behind the headrest is a small compartment. Here, you find a universal AC power outlet, a USB port, and wired controller for the LIFE. KLM’s Business Class kit is a stylish comfort bag. The bag is created by Jan Tamini, a famous fashion designer from the Netherlands.
The kit contains the essentials for long haul travel:. Noise cancelling headphones are provided. You cannot keep them (they can only be powered within a plane). A comfortable pillow is offered as well. A stylish marine blue blanket also enhances the sleeping comfort at 40,000 feet. Let’s have a look at today’s menu A lunch is offered after takeoff as well as a light meal before landing This year De Libnje is celebrating its quarter centenary Alter atl Ums time and There are still able to surprise their quests daily Be sure to savour then carefully selected wine and food combinations’ you can find more information about the selection of wines in the wine list the South African wine Steenberg Stately is particularly i recommended and has been KLM strives to offer every quest a memorable travel experience every time That is why we have asked Jonnie and Therese Boer, from the Michelin three-star restaurant De Librije, to once more provide their culinary delights on board this season.
This year De Librije is celebrating its quarter centenary. After all this time, Lonnie and Therese are still able to surprise their guests daily. Be sure to savour their carefully selected wine and food combinations! you can find more information about the selection of wines in the wine list. The South African wine Steenberg Stately is particularly recommended and has been awarded a KISS by Therese. This year De Libflje is celebrating its quarter centenary After all this time. Jonnw? and they are still able to surprise their guests daily. Be sure to savour then carefully selected wine and food combinations!
Appetiser Smoked beef loin with cornichons, salty fingers and black garlic cream served with a dressing of pickled fish and tomato Sweet potato curry soup Main course Herb-crusted sea bass in Beurre Blanc sauce with mashed potatoes, haricots verts and pickled celery Fried chicken thigh in coffee sauce with hazelnut puree, pickled cucumbers, roasted cauliflower and almonds Remake of classic Dutch “hutspot”; braised veal in mustard jus with sauteed potatoes, carrots and pickled onions DessertCheese plate with goat cheese and Moulin bleu with fiq bread.
Calamansi citrus mousse with creme anglaise Fresh seasonal fruit DigestifAfter the main meal we will serve you coffee or tea with a liqueur and a KLA/I house made of Belgian chocolate With the festive season in mind, the klm wine tasting panel – chaired by the internationally awarded wine publicist Hubrecht Duijker – organized a worldwide search for wines, which are a joy to drink, in a festive mood and with exclusive dishes Five delicious wines were discovered during this tour of tastmq Two whites, respectively from Chile and Spam, and reds from France, Germany and South Africa.
All selected wines have their own unique character, all were made by the most dedicated producers – and all are a delight to drink, lor an amazing experience in this With the festive season in mind, the KLM wine tasting panel – chaired by the internationally awarded wine publicist Hubrecht Duijker – organized a worldwide search for wines, which are a joy to drink, in a festive mood and with exclusive dishes. Five delicious wines were discovered during this tour of tasting. Two whites, respectively from Chile and Spain, and reds from France, Germany and South Africa. All selected wines have their own unique character, all were made by the most dedicated producers – and all are a delight to drink, for an amazing experience in this festive season.
Almost two decades ago, the Matetic family decided to become wine producers – in the best possible way. Perfection was the qoc They acquired vineyards in two cool, yet sunny valleys and carefully/ selected the right grape varieties. They adopted sustainable grown g principles, which worked out perfectly for them. As business grew and more, they created a spectacular gravity-flow cellar and even a beautiful boutique hotel and top restaurant. No wonder that the Corralillo Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is of world-class quality. It tastes vibrantly fresh and very expressive, with touches of 01 green herbs, grapefruit Almost two decades ago.
The Matetic family decided to become wine producers – in the best possible way Perfection was the goal They acquired vineyards in two cool, yet sunny valleys and carefully selected the right grape varieties. They adopted sustainable growing principles, which worked out perfectly for them As business grew nu and more, they created a spectacular gravity-flow cellar and even built a beautiful boutique hotel and top restaurant Somontano, Spain When the Enate winery was founded, in 1992, art became part of its personality, contemporary artists were invited to create wine labels and works to be displayed in the winery. Nowadays more than one hundred original works are on show in the exhibition hall The art of wine making was practiced by Enate itself, which is considered one of Spain’s most reputable producers.
Grapes for the Chardonnay-234 were sourced from a plot at several hundred meters height where warm days are followed by cool nights This led tanAH Infantil. Ernst Loosen took over the once great l.L.wolf estate in 1996. Loosen is a world famous Riesling producer – and a fan of Pinot Noir. He collects Burgundies, is co-owner of an Oregon estate and has a joint-venture with Eroica Riesling in Washington State. After the acquisition of the Wolf Estate, Loosen and his team not only renovated Villa Wolf to its former glory, but also introduced Pinot Noir. In 2017, a difficult year, extensive vineyard work did give a healthy crop. After fermentation, half of the volume of the wine was aged in barrels. Hence the subtle spiciness in its smooth taste, which also otters freshness and a soft, seductive aroma of berry and black fruit A pleasant companion for poultry, veal and beet.
In 2017, a difficult year, extensive vineyard work did give a healthy crop. After fermentation, half of the volume of the wine was aged in barrels Hence the subtle spiciness in its smooth taste, which also offers freshness and a soft, seductive aroma of berry and black fruit A pleasant companion for poultry, veal and beef Famille Perrin Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2016 Cotes du Rhone, France The first Perrin of name and fame was Pierre Perrin, who turned his wedding gift Chateau de Beaucastel (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) into greatness. His successors, working as Famille Perrin, own or control hundreds of hectares, mainly in the southern Rhone valley – where they are the leading organic growers. Much care went into their Cotes du Rhone 2016.
The dominating grenache came from Orange, the Syrah from more northern vinsobres and the mourvedre from yet another terroir. The final blend is firm, supple and generous, with a taste of sun-drenched ripe black fruit and the elegant spiciness that is so characteristic for southern Rhone Perfect with beef, lamb and hard cheeses. Historic steenberg, one of the Cape’s oldest wine estates, simply is beautiful. The estate lies in the Constantia region and forms part of the Nationaal Park Tafelberg. Cabernet Sauvignon from the Darling Hills forms the backbone of the Stately 2016. The remaining third consists of Constantia Shiraz After fermentation, this savoury wine stayed in French oak barrels for eighteen months. It offers the ripest berry fruit enhanced by some spicy oak. a note of leather and a hint of black olive This generous and heartwarming South African wine, as described by Therese Boer – renowned sommelier of De Librije Restaurant – is best combined with beef and hard or blue cheeses.