KL606/605 SFO-AMS v.v. cancelled (29 March 2017)

Old May 20, 2017, 4:58 am
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It's worth noting that if you wait for KLM to auto-rebook you, you end up on absolutely horrifyingly bad itineraries and often on a non-SkyTeam flight. I really have no idea why, but it seems to really like Lufthansa.
They are trying to get you status in Star Aliance for free

Seriously, though - you should claim for the Lufthansa flights from a Star Alliance FFP - Lufthansa's own programme is not the best - and seek the ORC for your cancelled KLM flights from your Skyteam FFP
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Old Aug 23, 2017, 6:49 am
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It seems SFO is always the destination where flight alterations (or cancellations) can be made when something is wrong with the 789 fleet.

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 KL607/23AUG AMS-SFO (San Francisco) Booked: X
 KL608/23AUG SFO-AMS Booked: X
o Equipment change. Flight segments will be operated with a B777-200 instead of a B787 due to exceeding technical maintenance.
o New configuration is 34C/282M.
o Both flights are max saleable 34C/264M for crew reasons.
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Old Aug 24, 2017, 12:55 pm
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It's a small miracle it isn't cancelled!
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Old Aug 25, 2017, 1:41 am
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Originally Posted by caliform
It's a small miracle it isn't cancelled!
You mean KLM drops SFO as a destination?
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Old Aug 25, 2017, 4:38 am
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It was cancelled on the 17th of august to!
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Old Sep 14, 2017, 3:28 am
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KL605 is operated with a B77W today instead of the usual B744, the resulting delay is insignificant though.

KL608 (departure 13SEP) is operated with a B772 and delayed by 2 hours.

Looks like SFO continues to be hit by aircraft changes. I'm scheduled to fly next week on said flights and am hoping to fly as booked on B744 and B789... We'll see.
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Old Sep 14, 2017, 1:34 pm
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Originally Posted by irishguy28
You mean KLM drops SFO as a destination?
Honestly, in Q1/Q2 of 2017 you might as well have had it unlisted, because I had more cancellations than not.
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Old Sep 14, 2017, 11:48 pm
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And yet, when I recently had a KLM ticket to SFO, it was the DUB-AMS part they cancelled
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Old Sep 15, 2017, 12:40 am
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Is KLM the only airline to suffer such troubles at SFO, or is it more common with other airlines as well?
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Old Sep 15, 2017, 12:43 am
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I don't think it's even that the issues occur in SFO. It's just that, when they are having fleet issues, they seem to favour sacrificing the SFO route. Whether it's because it's a particularly easy one for them to recover from, or whether there was some other reason to start with, by now it appears to be a habit.

We're down a 787? Then we must cancel SFO!!!!
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Old Sep 15, 2017, 12:20 pm
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Originally Posted by ZKOKA
KL605 is operated with a B77W today instead of the usual B744, the resulting delay is insignificant though.

KL608 (departure 13SEP) is operated with a B772 and delayed by 2 hours.

Looks like SFO continues to be hit by aircraft changes. I'm scheduled to fly next week on said flights and am hoping to fly as booked on B744 and B789... We'll see.
I guess they needed the 744 for the extra flight to Curacao to bring the people back who were stuck on Sint Maarten.
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Old Sep 15, 2017, 4:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Zarmakuizz
Is KLM the only airline to suffer such troubles at SFO, or is it more common with other airlines as well?
I fly out of SFO: it's my home airport. I fly Delta, JetBlue, Virgin, and several others and none of them -- none! -- have this level of cancellations. It's extremely bad.

They're lucky I am such a sucker for KLM.
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Old Oct 17, 2017, 1:20 am
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KL601 (I'm flying smarter: AMS-LAX-SFO) today got last minute equipment changed to a 777! I was supposed to have my 744, my absolute favorite...

any idea why Ralph? Or is just my eternal Holland-California luck.
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Yesterday's LAX-AMS flight is delayed 24h for tech reasons.
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Old Oct 17, 2017, 2:22 am
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Originally Posted by caliform
KL601 (I'm flying smarter: AMS-LAX-SFO) today got last minute equipment changed to a 777! I was supposed to have my 744, my absolute favorite...

any idea why Ralph? Or is just my eternal Holland-California luck.
There's no escape, eh?

Probably in 2.5 month a 789 AMS-SFO awaits me, I'm gonna start praying now ...
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