Tag Archives: Air France – KLM

Trip Report: Air France Paris to Cape Town (CDG-CPT) Business Class

This is part 4 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. Air France Flt. 864 Paris- Charles de Gaulle to Cape Town Sched. Dep. 10:10AM    Actual Dep. 10:45AM Sched. Arr.  10:30PM      Actual Arr. 11:18PM Boeing 777-200, Business Class My flight from Dulles… Read more »

Sick in the Air: Airberlin Business Berlin to Chicago, American ORD-MSP-DCA and the Escape Lounge MSP

Travel is unpredictable.  Award travel can be particularly so.  Add that in with the other variables that can upset a trip and a lot of it’s a gamble.  And, ooh, boy, did I have a terrible trip back from Berlin – not really the result of any airline behavior or… Read more »

Exploring Tegel Airport, or The Time I was Detained by German Airport Police and Almost Missed My Flight

In my experience, if I’m going to have problems with my flights or anything on a vacation, it will more likely than not be on the return home. Because why allow the relaxation or positive feelings to even stay with you until you get home. My Berlin trip did not… Read more »

Anatomy of an Award: Labor Day in Berlin on Short Notice in Premium Cabins

A few weeks ago, I decided I really needed to get away for a long Labor Day.  Preferably to a city where I could explore nightlife if I wanted, but also could lose myself walking or sitting at a cafe.  Oh, and I didn’t want to spend a lot of… Read more »

Israel Trip Report: Starting Out IAD-CDG-TLV in Air France Business Class

This post is the first in a series describing my recent trip to Israel with my boyfriend. Our trip included Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Pride. Air France Flt. 39  Washington-Dulles to Paris – Charles DeGaulle, Business Class, Boeing 777-300 ER Dep. 4:06 PM   Arr. 5:15AM +1 Air France Flt. 1960 … Read more »

Trip Report: Of French Public Transportation, and Flying Air France from Montpellier to Paris-Orly

Air France Flt 7551  Montpellier MPL to Paris-Orly ORY A321, Economy Dep. 5:20pm Arr. 6:40pm From Montpellier, we planned to fly back up to Paris, as the train would be quite long, and quite expensive. We were able to get tickets on Air France for about $65 each, which was… Read more »

Trip Report: From Vienna to Amsterdam to Helsinki to Turku: KLM and my first lost bag experience

KLM Flt. 1838, Boeing 737, Europe Business Class Dep. VIE 6:55 am ,  Arr. AMS 8:50 am KLM Flt. 1167, Boeing 737, Europe Business Class Dep. AMS 9:40am, Arr. HEL 1:05pm Starting this trip, there was a flight with a tight connection I was worried about missing, and there was… Read more »

Trip Report: Our European Journey Begins: Agent Roulette, JFK T4, and JFK-AMS-VIE on Delta and KLM Business

Our European Journey Begins: Agent Roulette, JFK T4, and JFK-AMS-VIE on Delta and KLM Delta Flt. 70, New York-JFK to Amsterdam, B767, BusinessElite Dep. 8:12pm, Arr. 10:15am KLM Flt. 1845, Amsterdam to Vienna, B737, Europe Business Dep. 11:40am, Arr. 1:30pm As mentioned in my preview post, we were scheduled to… Read more »

The Anatomy of a Summer Vacation: Austria and Finland, Skymiles Burning, and a Lot of Radissons

As I mentioned yesterday, I am getting ready for my big summer vacation to Europe in a week and a half.   I figured I’d give a bit of a preview, explaining how I came up with the routing/itinerary, and asking for any tips readers may have. There are two… Read more »

Trip Report: Paris to JFK on Air France: Losing my A380 Virginity

My trip out of Paris on an Airbus 380 was an interesting one.  I woke up at the Intercontinental early, planning to get in a morning of sightseeing before heading to the airport on the RoissyBus at around 11am.  Upon waking, though, I discovered emails from both Air France and… Read more »