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Yesterday, 3:25 pm
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Posted By johan rebel

20, of which one will be reserved for the...

20, of which one will be reserved for the exclusive use of Ultimates.


Johan
Yesterday, 3:01 pm
Replies: 448
Views: 50,420
Posted By johan rebel

Six, actually. The Oostbaan is shorter than the...

Six, actually. The Oostbaan is shorter than the rest, but I've landed on it a number times, once in a 747.

The number or runways may be large, but they are subject to a host of restrictions that...
Forum: Africa
Jun 23, 19, 2:13 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By johan rebel

Not sure what to make of Woodford. Some...

Not sure what to make of Woodford.

Some years ago they had Audi Q7s in their fleet. That's a car that I rather like, so I sent them an e-mail to ask whether they could offer a vehicle guarantee...
Jun 23, 19, 1:48 pm
Replies: 448
Views: 50,420
Posted By johan rebel

My guess is restricted capacity while ATC plays...

My guess is restricted capacity while ATC plays around with its fancy new software.

What else could it be?

A quick count shows that some 50 departing KL flights were delayed this afternoon...
Jun 23, 19, 1:26 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 23,847
Posted By johan rebel

KLM and Schiphol have had a love-hate...

KLM and Schiphol have had a love-hate relationship for ages. The previous Schiphol CEO Jos Nijhuis was extremely unpopular with KLM. They seem to get along a bit better with the current one, Dick...
Jun 22, 19, 2:36 pm
Replies: 448
Views: 50,420
Posted By johan rebel

Not sure what was going on this afternoon, but...

Not sure what was going on this afternoon, but about half of KL's departing flights were delayed. This morning it was about one fourth.

Johan
Jun 22, 19, 2:18 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 5,094
Posted By johan rebel

You're absolutely right, I obviously need to keep...

You're absolutely right, I obviously need to keep both eyes open and my brain in gear when reading the news online.

What luck that it wasn't the Tanzanian Dreamliner. Thousands of pax would have...
Forum: Africa
Jun 22, 19, 1:59 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By johan rebel

Well yes, of course they do. SA and Mozambique...

Well yes, of course they do. SA and Mozambique are separate countries with different laws, rules and regulations, so Avis has separate fleets registered in each country.

Having said that, Hertz in...
Jun 22, 19, 1:17 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 23,847
Posted By johan rebel

Challenges that can be overcome, as proven by the...

Challenges that can be overcome, as proven by the fact that they used to have four lounges at AMS, two of which were exclusively for RoyalWing members.

Johan
Jun 20, 19, 4:53 pm
Replies: 448
Views: 50,420
Posted By johan rebel

Perhaps ATC is still trying to get to grips with...

Perhaps ATC is still trying to get to grips with its fancy new software?

When we finally took off Wednesday afternoon from runway 09, I noticed that the runway was being used for both departures...
Jun 20, 19, 3:45 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 6,149
Posted By johan rebel

Two days after 9/11 I missed my KL JNB-AMS...

Two days after 9/11 I missed my KL JNB-AMS flight, because my incoming SA domestic flight (separate ticket) was delayed by severe weather.

Upon disembarkation I was met by an SA agent. Even...
Jun 20, 19, 3:04 pm
Replies: 448
Views: 50,420
Posted By johan rebel

That explains it. Given that it is summer in...

That explains it.

Given that it is summer in Germany, it is probably best to blame Global Warming.

Johan
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Views: 292,188
Posted By johan rebel

For all you AMS flyers: of the 20 new showers in...

For all you AMS flyers: of the 20 new showers in the non-Schengen lounge, one will at all times be reserved exclusively for Ultimates.


Johan
Jun 20, 19, 2:52 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 23,847
Posted By johan rebel

Of course it is bonkers. The lounge was...

Of course it is bonkers.

The lounge was designed by an outfit called Concrete Architects. For some reason, that name reminds me of the Atlantikwall.

Johan
Jun 20, 19, 2:47 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 23,847
Posted By johan rebel

No, all pax with lounge access, whereas it was...

No, all pax with lounge access, whereas it was previously for pax traveling in J only.

Issue #510 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=510) of Zakenreis features...
Jun 20, 19, 2:40 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 23,847
Posted By johan rebel

No, all pax with lounge access, whereas it was...

No, all pax with lounge access, whereas it was previously for pax traveling in J only.

Issue 510 of Zakenreis features an interview with Boet Kreiken, Excutive VP Customer Experience, about the...
Jun 19, 19, 4:21 pm
Replies: 232
Views: 23,847
Posted By johan rebel

KLM has announced that the access policy to that...

KLM has announced that the access policy to that fabulous blue restaurant of theirs has changed: all lounge guests are now welcome, regardsless of class of travel.

They must be desperate for more...
Jun 19, 19, 4:05 pm
Replies: 590
Views: 94,941
Posted By johan rebel

Unsually, I've mostly avoided AMS for the past...

Unsually, I've mostly avoided AMS for the past four months or so. I had therefore almost forgotten about the joys of going through security at this fabulous airport.

Amazingly, there was no line...
Jun 19, 19, 3:52 pm
Replies: 2,457
Views: 459,946
Posted By johan rebel

AMS-CPH US$ 88.50 (for reasons beyond my...

AMS-CPH US$ 88.50 (for reasons beyond my comprehension I somehow ended up on the US site when checking in).

At least 4 out of 12 available (can't quite remember).

Two pax were upgraded by the...
Jun 19, 19, 3:41 pm
Replies: 448
Views: 50,420
Posted By johan rebel

Did it suddenly shrink? Johan [/LEFT]

Did it suddenly shrink?


Johan

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Jun 19, 19, 3:39 pm
Replies: 448
Views: 50,420
Posted By johan rebel

I'm sure you will be please to learn that the...

I'm sure you will be please to learn that the earlier KL1928 arrived only 13 minutes late. Not that I was on board, but I was due to fly on the same aircraft, so watched it arrive at the gate.

As...
Jun 18, 19, 1:05 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 5,094
Posted By johan rebel

Dutch media...

Dutch media (https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/ethiopian-boeing-787-deelt-tikje-uit-aan-klm-747-freighter) report that this Tanzanian dream plane managed to taxi into a...
Jun 18, 19, 7:33 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By johan rebel

:D :D Johan

:D :D

Johan
Jun 16, 19, 2:27 am
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By johan rebel

"The South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA)...

"The South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) this week submitted a memorandum to SAA where they demanded that Jarana be reinstated....
Jun 16, 19, 12:45 am
Replies: 58
Views: 5,094
Posted By johan rebel

I Wonder if they were offered upgrades to...

I Wonder if they were offered upgrades to business class at OLCI?

Johan
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