Tuesday, January 28, 2014

KLM: Business Class Flight Review

Overly besotted at the opportunity to visit South America, we began our first business trip to Sao Paulo with KLM, flying business class.

Upon checking in at Schipol International airport, which was a breeze and partly due to the privileges of having a status KLM membership, we meandered down to the boarding gates.  Greeted by the friendly cabin crew, we were directed to our seats where we settled in easily.

Once settled, we were welcomed with either orange juice or champagne and some fresh bar nuts as an intermediary snack.  

We especially appreciated the individual attention on board with the cabin crew addressing everyone by their names.

Our meals were both tasty and offered variety in choice.  According to the menu details, each meal had been carefully designed by a top Dutch chef.  

During the flight, besides being offered snacks and drinks to keep hydrated and fulfilled... the menu selection includes a tasty appetiser, a main meal tailored to the time of the day and a choice of desserts which also includes the option of cheeses for the savory palated passengers.  In addition, you are offered a glass of port or a dessert wine.

The overall flight was fantastic as we were able to kick back and catch up on some much needed rest.  After 12 hours we found ourselves revitalised and ready to soak in the beautiful city of Sao Paulo.

As a small gesture, in addition to the Dutch designed toiletry bags by Viktor and Rolf, we each received a miniature Dutch delft blue house.  Each building is based on an actual property in Holland.  But wait... there's an added bonus as not only do passengers end up with a souvenir, but one filled with Genever which is a juniper flavored gin not only authentic to Holland but Dutch national liquor.

Usually in the midst of the bustle of travel, we tend to overlook the small details however KLM business class has certainly impressed us in comparison to other international flights we have taken and will definitely be booking more trips in the future with them.

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