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Re: KLM and/or AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - Latest news 2019

Post by Ansett » 25 Jul 2019, 16:34

I would say that generally speaking, Schiphol is OK. Just OK.
I will agree with ZavCity that having to deal with the KLM tranfer desks agents, is an ordeal.
It happened to me twice and the ladies (there were only ladies) were not always very friendly.

As for the rest, as I mentioned in another post in another thread, even if well maintained, machines, hardware and software can break down. Nothing or nobody is perfect or unfailing. It's basically being at the wrong place (or airport) at the wrong time. Luck or no luck.

For once, I will praise BRU for giving 50 euro-vouchers to the pax who suffered the "luggage belt" breakdown.
Nice gesture. Good PR.

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Re: KLM and/or AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - Latest news 2019

Post by sn26567 » 03 Aug 2019, 16:12

Norwegian plans to launch flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to New York in 2020.

Tough competition ahead for KLM !
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Re: KLM and/or AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - Latest news 2019

Post by VEX802 » 03 Aug 2019, 17:19

sn26567 wrote:
03 Aug 2019, 16:12
Norwegian plans to launch flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to New York in 2020.

Tough competition ahead for KLM !
They already fly AMS-JFK

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Re: KLM and/or AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - Latest news 2019

Post by Passenger » 05 Aug 2019, 16:22

The Dutch consumer and market authority "Autoriteit Consument en Markt" has rejected two complaints on tariffs and conditions at AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for 2019-2021. One complaint from EasyJet, Ryanair, Corendon, Norwegian and TUI (nl) - and one complaint from Transavia:
Besluit op klachten tarieven en voorwaarden Schiphol 2019-2021

De Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM) wijst klachten van zes luchtvaartmaatschappijen over de tarieven en voorwaarden van Schiphol af.

De luchtvaartmaatschappijen (Transavia, easyJet, Ryanair, Norwegian, Corendon en TUI) dienden klachten in tegen de tarieven en voorwaarden die Schiphol hanteert voor de periode 2019-2021. De klachten gaan over de manier waarop Schiphol haar consultatieprocedure heeft uitgevoerd en over de hoogte van de tarieven van Schiphol. Die tarieven zijn volgens de aanvragers om verschillende redenen onredelijk of discriminerend. Zo zouden de tarieven niet in verhouding staan tot de voorzieningen die worden geboden. Verder zou het verschil in bepaalde tarieven naar geluidsbelasting van vliegtuigen onredelijk zijn. Bovendien zouden de operationele kosten en het voorgenomen investeringsniveau van Schiphol onrealistisch hoog begroot zijn.

Na uitgebreid onderzoek concludeert de ACM dat de tarieven en voorwaarden niet in strijd zijn met de Wet luchtvaart.
Decision easyJet, Ryanair, Corendon Dutch Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle and TUI Airlines Nederland:
pdf 1,12 MB:
https://www.acm.nl/sites/default/files/ ... hiphol.pdf

Decision Transavia:
pdf 842 KB:
https://www.acm.nl/sites/default/files/ ... hiphol.pdf

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Re: KLM and/or AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - Latest news 2019

Post by Comet » 08 Aug 2019, 19:11

Is there any more info about this https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/ne ... 96586.html ?

I flew on that KLM 737 in 2017 and I just wondered if it will fly again or just be scrapped?
Sabena and Sobelair - gone but never forgotten.
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Post by Passenger » 15 Aug 2019, 12:22

Monday 19th August 2019, 17h00 local: deadline by the trade unions to KLM: "a new CAO/CCT offer by then, or we'll end negociations and we'll prepare disruption".

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Re: KLM and/or AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - Latest news 2019

Post by sn26567 » 19 Aug 2019, 11:56

Not only in Brussels! But do I read correctly that you have to pay for the self-service passport control? This is unheard!
Translation:

Traveller: Top. Passport control @ Schiphol. 2 people from the Marechaussee, hall full of travellers. Self-service passport control costs a few cents. And so we don't use it. Everything for the traveller. Oh no, not anyway.

Schiphol: Hi Robert, waiting at passport control after a flight is never nice. Apologies for experiencing this. Hopefully it didn't take too long before you were through. ^ Keigo
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Re: KLM and/or AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - Latest news 2019

Post by eagleheart » 20 Aug 2019, 17:15

sn26567 wrote:
19 Aug 2019, 11:56
Not only in Brussels! But do I read correctly that you have to pay for the self-service passport control? This is unheard!
Translation:

Traveller: Top. Passport control @ Schiphol. 2 people from the Marechaussee, hall full of travellers. Self-service passport control costs a few cents. And so we don't use it. Everything for the traveller. Oh no, not anyway.

Schiphol: Hi Robert, waiting at passport control after a flight is never nice. Apologies for experiencing this. Hopefully it didn't take too long before you were through. ^ Keigo
Oh no, all those writing faults in their post (Schiphol),.. Not very professional.

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Post by Passenger » 30 Aug 2019, 20:28

Few days ago, Security staff at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport had given a strike notice for this Sunday. The airport went to court ("short matter") to forbit the strike, and the judge has just ruled: the strike is not forbitten.

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Re: KLM and/or AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - Latest news 2019

Post by Passenger » 14 Nov 2019, 19:30

KLM-employee of 2019: Dirco Wit:

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Re: KLM and/or AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - Latest news 2019

Post by nordikcam » 14 Nov 2019, 20:44

Passenger wrote:
14 Nov 2019, 19:30
KLM-employee of 2019: Dirco Wit:
Impressive. But...no doubt the sign that not much is happening in the aviation world in Belgium these days.

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Re: KLM and/or AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - Latest news 2019

Post by cathay belgium » 14 Nov 2019, 20:46

Hi,

Show me your red dots ;) ! LoL

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