Seating and General Experience on KLM's new A330-300
I'm flying IAD-AMS on KLM in May and realized that this flight will be on one of the three new A330-300's KLM is getting this year. From what I saw it looks like the A330-300 might have just started on this route this week? But it looks like its been in use on the AMS-LOS (Lagos) for a few weeks?
Just wanted to ask if anyone has been on KLM's A330-300 and what the new plane is like? Also, I didnt see any seat maps (aside from the one on KLM.com) on seatguru or other similar sites. Anyone know anything about good/bad seats, or anything else about the features/comfort of the aircraft (power ports, etc.?) Just getting excited to see the new plane! Thanks!
Programs: Miles & Bonus Gold - Flying Blue Platinum - Le club Gold, IHG Gold
I flew that one from ACC to AMS late October in C. I enjoyed the new business seats, still not full flat, but "flatter" than the older ones. In the old seats I always get the feeling I'm about to slide down, something I didn't have in the new chairs. Also nice big ptv screen.
Programs: SU Gold; AB Gold; ; FB/ KL Plat; LH SEN (trashbin)
Flew in Y to DAR via JRO in the back of the plane. I would say the legroom is not very good even for an average taller like me. The look is brilliant though - its always cool to sit in a new aircraft rather than in one waiting to be retired...
Flying back now and got row 15 for free (looks like a glitch due to different configuration on new 333 vs 332). It shall be comfort section, will find out soon.
The seat was confirmed for many times and refused for many times; so i selected again and again and finally got it. Shall be fixed soon i guess.
There was an article in a recent issue of cabin crew union VNC's magazine about the granting of requests for certain routes and schedules. CC complained that KL was denying too many requests. In their reply, KL gave two main reasons for not being able to please everyone:
- many partime CC try to avoid working during school vacations.
- too many CC try to avoid the A330.
Makes me wonder what's wrong with the aircraft from a CC perspective.
AUA is a 3 pilot operation, thus 3AB will be blocked for crew rest...perhaps just not yet in the system. It is the only seat set with the fixed curtain and extra air vents, so it WILL be used.
From what i understand from pilot buddies is that is was a pissing contest over the 767 replacement. 767 had no bunks, thus...