KLM MD-11

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  1. JasonH
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    I read early this year or late last year that KLM was going to fly MIA-AMS using their MD-11. I loaded up the Skyteam TravelDesk and was able for find that this route should be operated as KL628 on Monday and Wednesday with the MD-11. Today I went looking for a flight in March, but nothing appeared on their website. In fact there are no more nonstop flights listed. Does anyone know where the MD-11 has been moved to? [​IMG]
     
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    Hi,

    Just checked, and it is definitely there. For example, found it on March 28, with a return on Apr 4. Does the route start late March by any chance (around the 21st possibly)?

    Cheers,

    GenevaFlyer
     
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    I believe the route will start from the start of the summer season. As pointed out by GenevaFlyer the 28th is the first flight.
     
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    Thanks y'all. I also found it flying YUL-AMS in early March.
     
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    Does anyone have a feel for where the cheapest Z fares on the MD-11 might be?

    Looking at the two routes discussed here, Z fares YUL-AMS are $2k cheaper than MIA-AMS. Are there typically even better options out there?
     
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    These are the MD-11 routes in the 2011 Summer Schedule:

    PBM
    BON/GYE/UIO (this flight routes AMS-BON-GYE-UIO-BON-AMS)
    DEL
    YUL
    YYC
    YVR
    MIA
    PTY
    IKA
    SXM (on Fridays)

    Happy hunting!
     
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    I believe the earlier flights have to do with some dance festival in Miami. There was a petition from the organisers and if X hundred people signed in KLM would start the flight earlier.
     
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    Gracias, this is what we call a helpful post.
     
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  10. Canada is usually a great destination if you want low(er) prices. Distance from AMS is often shorter, and taxes are lower than when flying into the US.
     
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    Miami service may be pushed to 23MAR11.

    It's not showing on KLM's inventory system for 21MAR11.
     
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    As discussed in this thread, the MD11 will also be headed to Havanna next winter.
     
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    Now if only that didn't cause a ruckus for a US citizen. [​IMG]
     
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    Probably a lot less than a visit to IKA... [​IMG]
     
  15. JasonH
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    Thanks everyone. I just booked my MD-11 flight today. I'm taking my kid brother to Amsterdam during his spring break. We're flying DEN-CVG-YUL-AMS-MSP-DEN with the YUL-AMS segment on the tri-jet. We have to fly coach because our mom won't pay for him to fly in anything else, so I grabbed 36A & 36B as it appears there is a bit of extra leg space with the curvature of the fuselage. If I totally messed that up let me know soon!
     
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    Do remember that it tends to be a bit noisy in the back so if you need it quiet to sleep it may not be a good option. Other than that, should be no problem.
     
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    That's what the earplugs I got from my father-in-law who works heavy machinery maintenance are for [​IMG]. Well, that and so I don't have to hear by brother talk forever about video games [​IMG].
     
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    I'm taking MIA-AMS in April. I booked back when they had a sale and got a cheap Z fare. So I will be sitting up front in 1A or the "quiet zone". :)
     

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