Flight: KLM KL 701
From: Amsterdam (AMS) To: Buenos Aires (EZE)
I was flown as a guest with KLM from Amsterdam to Buenos Aires. This was part of a trip to South America on behalf of Air France/KLM, who are promoting their South American destinations flying from the UK and connecting in their respective hubs.
The Flight to BA departs at 9pm and as my checkout time was at midday I went to the airport early to use a lounge pass for the day to catch up on work. It also gave me a chance to have a look around the airport.
The flight to Buenos Aires is around 14 hours, leaving at 9:05pm and arriving the next morning at 6:10am.
This was my first long haul flight on a European airline and it occurred to me when I was boarding that I was flying from one non-English speaking country to another non-English speaking country. Of course all announcements were in English, Dutch, and Spanish, so there was no problem there.
I was in economy for this flight and I got an aisle seat, as is my preference for long haul flights as I tend to get up a lot to stretch my legs.
Dinner was served not long after take off.
I flown enough long haul flights now to know that I just don’t sleep on planes. Instead of worrying about not sleeping I occupy my time by having a movie marathon or reading an unputdownable book. On this flight I opted for a movie marathon as there was a decent selection of new releases and some I had missed.
Throughout the night water and juice is offered, or you can can go to the galley to help yourself.
A couple of hours out of BA breakfast was served.
Overall it was a good experience for an overnight longhaul flight in economy. The food was good and I enjoyed the entertainment options.
This flight continues on to Santiago in Chile for those who are continuing their journey. That’s another city I would love to visit, but for now here is my report on Buenos Aires.