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 first leg of my KLM trip was from London Heathrow to Amsterdam. I opted to stay in Amsterdam for a few days as it is one of my favourite cities in Europe.
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.