KLM is never consistent with services. Sometimes you get lucky with great comfort and other times you are forced to squeeze in a box for a seat. The food is always subpar and they have become so unfriendly when you need help. But hey, they are always on time and they have good connections.
Thumbs up for KLM crew, planes and Schiphol Airport, though short on staff and a little late everything went smooth, including the flight.
Pros: "Seats were very comfortable. Plane interior was in new condition, including electronic window shade tinting."
Cons: "Staff was not particularly warm or attentive. Was never offered more to drink, and after asking for more wine was ignored."
Cons: "Very nice crew and great food"
Pros: "Very nice airplane and pleasant crew"
Cons: "All of the less than good, obvious!"
Pros: "Almost everything, especially the crew."
Cons: "Don’t feel like anything should be better to be honest"
Pros: "The crew tried to be helpful but were equally frustrated with the ground crew."
Cons: "Follow your own policies. Allow people to board (economy plus) with their hand luggage who have followed all the rules and chosen a seat in the front of the plane. My daughter and my KLM approved baggage were taken by the boarding crew while allowing other passengers to go with more than allowed"
Pros: "Good amount of space on the plane, lots of movies to watch, good food and drink."
Cons: "Flight got cancelled"
Pros: "The crew was amazing, flight on schedule and good entertainment."
Cons: "Space is just reasonable on a long flight, even if there's seats more spacious that you could choose if you pay more."
Pros: "Crew was amazing. They adjusted the seating arrangements so there was an empty seat in every row to give passengers more space. Very thoughtful and much appreciated. They served delicious meals, snacks, and water. They provided headphones, blankets and pillows. They took very good care of us."
Cons: "We were allowed to choose our seats from SFO to Amsterdam but not for the return flight. I like to be able to choise my seats when I book the flight. Choosing seats 24 hours before is not convenient when traveling for the return trip."
Pros: "Very good service, teh flight attendants made it as pleasant as possible, plane left on time"
Cons: "tough to sit on a plane for 9.5 hours"
Pros: "Good comfortable seat with extra leg room. Pleasant crew."
Cons: "Not enough leg room"
Pros: "Nothing to mention"
Cons: "Crew was rude when I asked if there was a vegetarian option for the snack. I did request special meals for the trip. Even if they did not have a vegetarian option, they don't need to be rude!! Boarding was ridiculous. we were supposed to form a line and wait. Would have been a lot better if they boarded by seat numbers. Also they made me check in my fairly small and light carry on bag resulting in its contents arriving broken!"
Cons: "Landlords gave an unpleasant service! Which continued with late of 50min of the flight, they didn’t do anything to help/ to provide the passengers the answers. The food was cold It was comfort place to sit. Bad experience with KLM"
Pros: "Short flight and being able to escape from drunk belligerent Passenger on previous flight"
Pros: "Friendly hostesses"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 3 hours"
Pros: "Overall booking and airport was ok. Food was also actually quite good."
Cons: "A comfort of the seats... well its economy class in the end. Entertainment was just dreadful - small screen with visible pixels - I was unable to watch any movie."
Pros: "The entertainment options were good."
Cons: "The movie selection did not seem extremely varied."
Cons: "Boarding was very confusing. There was an area where they were checking people's bags or something near the gate and you didn't know if you needed to stop at it or continue. They didn't collect garbage before landing. Not only did we have to take our bags off the plane, we had to carry our garbage (drink cups/food served) to the front of the plane to throw out."
Cons: "We did not get two of baggage at the destination."
Pros: "Fabulous trip with friendly, helpful staff"
Pros: "Boarding was quick, Flight on time....just a regular service and plane"
Cons: "Terminal 3 Manchester is not worth staying longer then necessary, loud music, crowded....old"
Pros: "The flight crew was nice. Plane departed/arrived on time."
Cons: "I paid €60 extra to sit in the emergency door seat to get more leg room but once.i was in the plane learned for more leg room I accepted a smaller seat next to a bathroom and no entertainment. I could not store my belongings near me. No power outlet to charge my devices for my own entertainment on a 7 hour flight. Dealing with constant traffic for the bathroom. I sat in the middle seat between two hours other men. It was a constant struggle arm space. After 7hours in the air I could not wait to get off the plane. If I didn't actually pay an extra €60 for the seat I may not feel bad but I feel like I might have been better off without paying for the "upgrade""
Pros: "Just great crew."
Cons: "Not comfortable at all and will not book KLM again."
Pros: "The food was excelent"
Cons: "I have to pay to pay a little more confort"
Cons: "I don’t like the limited choice of drinks on these short KLM flights."
Pros: "The last two times we connected in Amsterdam to Humberside our luggage was delayed. This time it wasn’t. The simple things give the greatest satisfaction"
Pros: "The supplied pack of toothpaste/toothbrush"
Pros: "Flight was delayed for three hours and was a very stressful flight"
Cons: "Flight was not on time and got to destination very very late pier management of aircrafts"
Pros: "Professional, welcoming and very friendly crew, well-maintained aircraft, comfortable seat and good food. Keep up the good work, KLM."
Cons: "Not much to comment on here."
Pros: "The staff at the front desk for the check-in were extremely helpful. I had a complicated issue with my luggage and they helped me to sort it out in the best possible way. Amazing service! Furthermore, the entertainment on board is great! Nice movies, nice food, friendly flight attendants, etc. They even offered me a second sandwich =)! I truly loved my experience with KLM."
Pros: "Usual professional and friendly service from my airline of choice for most destinations."
Cons: "The leg room on the long flight was less than I would have wished and it was particularly bad when the person in front put their seat back. this was a day time flight and it would have been good to have a bit more room to use a laptop."
Cons: "Why do the crew have to slam the overhead and catering compartments to get them to shut?"
Pros: "The cabin crew, the flight and communication and the cleanliness of the plane."
Cons: "It was really unclear which desk to use at Birmingham airport to check in. It was extremely stressful for a first time flier as I had no idea what to do - the desk location wasn't marked clearly and when no staff were there it wasn't clear that the desk was open."
Pros: "The crew were lovely and welcoming. We was given snacks and drinks on the flight which was great. Take off was a bit delayed but boarding was smooth. Couldn't complain about the comfort as was only just over an hours flight."
Pros: "Food and staff were great"
Cons: "Entertainment system old and not as many options as other KLM flight. No power on aircraft for charging"
Pros: "Flight attendants were friendly, but they only had limited resources to work with."
Cons: "Worst aircraft I have been on in years. No wifi or entertainment, no power outlets, only bad wine/beer for a 3+ hour flight is mediocre at best..."
Pros: "I have no complaints about the air crew. They where pleasant and attentive. Plenty of free entertainment. The food was good."
Cons: "my only complaint is the USB ports didn't work on any of the chairs that me and my family where assigned to."
Pros: "Very good flight, excellent service and good food."
Pros: "Except for my negative comment, a good flight."
Cons: "I paid extra for a window seat, but due to the poor alignment of the seats with the actual windows, I actually sat next to a wall! Nol much to see out of a wall. If KLM are going to charge extra for a window seat, then they should make sure there is a window there! If the seat had actually had a window it would have been an excellent flight."
Seats were broken. Passengers on business class were bumped to economy because there weren’t enough seats in business and first for those who booked. Tray tables were broken. Very limited entertainment (eg two random episodes of each tv show). Food came out cold. Flight attendants didn’t show up to collect trays etc.
Check in, food, entertainment, tv screen and headphones could have been better
Everything was good except no entertainment related stuff was working
Food quality and quantity is poor
It was very poor standard of service.most of the attentive were rude. The food was not at all with international standards. The food menu was like Indian village food. Even older people and kids all they have to walk to the food cabin and ask them to get a coffee or tea or juices. No service. I will never fly again with Air India
Pros: "Onboard crew is willing to help."
Cons: "Everything. Starting at check-in upto flight conclusion, there is always a problem. Their business and first class product is far, far below global standards. Seats are broken, some of them are not cleaned properly etc. For an aircraft that is about 6 years old, it looks like 30."
Cons: "The food option can be better."
Cons: "Cancelled my flight and changed my schedule to next day with out intimating me till last minute which is very rediculous."
Pros: "Food was good."
Cons: "Seating could be better. I was stuffed to the middle seat."
Cons: "The did can be better"
Cons: "The crew could be a bit more cheeful. A small snack would have been appreciated after spending a long time waiting yo board."
Cons: "The 777 Dreamliner did not have functioning window shades. Airline check-in counter staff were trainees and did not understand Visa requirements to and out of India. The check-in counter was open to passengers that had lined up but not manned. . It made the check-in process slow and tedious."
Pros: "Delicious food Comfortable seats Great service And good films!"
Pros: "No Baggage Fees, Full Service"
Pros: "It was average and uneventful. Borderline of meeting my very low expectations of this airline."
Cons: "No priority boarding and no concept of queue. The crew kept waking me up. Since I was up I decided to get the desert. The pudding had soured yikes. Coffee was cold."
Pros: "I was happy about the flight was on time, my luggage was safe n secured ,"
Cons: "Overall experience was good but the aircraft condition was old. Some of the facility were not working properly like TV remote. Food was also okay."
Pros: "Overall we had wonderful experience. Good service, food good, good entertainment, courteous staff. I recommend this airline."
Cons: "Can't say anything."
Pros: "Well managed. Well serviced flight. And of course on time."
Pros: "As I boarded Air India New Delhi to San Francisco, I felt it like a "senior citizen " flight. Most of my time went into connecting with elderly people around. Most of them were first time travelers. Curious ,anxious , innocent and slow learners ; I enjoyed helping them out with tinny tiny tech bits. The collection of Indian music , movies was good to , suiting to Indian taste ! And the food was good !"
Cons: "Boarding the Air India New Delhi to San Francisco was one of the most adventurous experience for me! The Mumbai - New Delhi journey was short and sweet ! As the connecting time was around 2 hrs , I had to rush to board the next flight. The connecting bus to the airport made me wait for a long time and I reached the gate quite late after the boarding was over! And after all this drama where I rushed and ran through ,crossing the domestic airport ; there was a long queue for general security check. I ran to the immigration , rushed through the security check. And finally reached the gate. I forgot , I am pregnant ! I was told there , I will have to shift to another seat due to "emergency" exchange reason ! Oh gosh ! I felt , I deserve a round of applause for making it there and I was offered an exchange ! It's unbelievable, but the flight got delayed by 3 hours! Yes, you read it right , by three hours ! The crew members were not that prompt and welcoming ! The flight toilets weren't sufficiently equipped with the necessities. They was no hot water flowing through many taps, seat-covers were missing, even the basic toiletries were."
Pros: "Clean plan with extra seating space. Attendents were also very welcoming"
Cons: "Excellent booking service,"
Cons: "Nothing was right, from the beginning till the end. Security Checks 4 different places not required, No beverage service on flight, was left on the side, was self serve, that’s Pathatic. Passenger had to fight with the crew for service. That’s ridicules."
Pros: "Plenty of leg room for coach class On-time departure"
Cons: "video system broken No Wifi No US power adapters overhead light unadjustable, glaring in eyes, couldn't use arrived 15 minutes early, then waited 30 minutes at gate before they would open door"
Pros: "Staff was helpful Ground staff at local indore city office was really helpful and went out of their way to help with my change request."
Pros: "The one air host who smiled at me. That’s about it."
Cons: "The absolute worst was when an air India staffer refused to let me board my flight to mumbai from Delhi because the boarding pass got ripped. Well, I had a 15 hour flight from Chicago before and was super tired. During my transit,I think it just got peeled off, not my fault or carelessness. Anyways, he didn’t care because they had let a few people in before me with peeled off passes, and I needed to be used to set an example. So, my punishment for losing part of my pass was that I couldn’t board. Nor did he smile, or help me. Absolutely rude and unhelpful. Thank god I eventually found it, and was allowed to board. In addition, entertainment didn’t work."
Pros: "I like the food and flight crew service"
Cons: "The flight I boarded has less leg space and Tv didn't work.As it is a long journey,we expect minimal facilities like tv etc.."
Pros: "Seat was comfortable, crew was ok"
Cons: "Food was not so great. The lounge had "packet coffee""
Pros: "flight was on time"
Cons: "I wish its crew members would get an opportunity to travel by other airlines international flight to learn or at least to understand what is hospitality means to them. Infotainment in the flight were limited and you should be lucky enough to get a working one."
Cons: "Capt. and Crew are the best. Everything else is bad."
Pros: "- Good time of day to fly (left midnight, arrived in London around noon) - the flight coincided with normal sleep time, so I arrived with very little jetlag. The aircraft (Boeing 787 Dreamliner) was well equipped, had ample luggage space and effective mood lighting. - Flight left on time and arrived early."
Cons: "The aircraft could have been cleaned better."
Pros: "Nothing literally"
Cons: "Food and customer service"
Pros: "Plane staff were very nice. Food & red wine were both very comfy. Loved that they supplied pillows & a nice blanket! The top halves of the seats were very comfy – the same cannot be said for the bottom."
Cons: "Was upsetting that the entertainment consoles did not work for virtually all of the flight, and even when they were the content that I wanted to watch 'could not be loaded' for some reason."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for all wrong reasons. I've been trying to speak to Air India about a compensation and never got any reply back. Terrible flight and terrible management."
Pros: "Safely arrived ,Air hostess were good when needed help, direct flight to delhi"
Cons: "Food was substituted as they ran out of vegetarian food"
Cons: "Not a single lady attendant to help us. when my 2 year old threw up the male attendant asked me what help you want in a very arrogant manner. Just gave a bunch of tissues and went. Our entertainment systems weren't working for all 3 of us :( Food was dead cold."
Pros: "Needs more hygiene! Should have a sign in wash room to notify passengers to maintain it well"
Pros: "Fed a ton"
Cons: "Old plane"
Cons: "Customer service didn't even try and refund even the taxes"
Pros: "Legroom Direct flight"
Cons: "Very basic level of service Old airplane with some things not working Slow boarding process Cloth seats Limited food options"
Pros: "i was under impression - kayak is booking the tickets"
Cons: "when i want to reschedule the tickets - vayama charged a lot of money, and my total booking amount just went into waste"
Cons: "No through check in. We weren't allowed to transfer internally and were diverted to the external check in counter and even there the flight was "not yet open" which meant we had to sit around for a while for the flight to open so we could check in !!!!!"
Cons: "Business class boarding not called first or ever. Plane boarded from the back. No privacy screen between seats in first class and seats are close together."
Pros: "IT was a straight flight"
Cons: "Service poor, entertainment system not working on a 14+hr flight was a bummer, seats malfunctioning. Staff not helpful, refused to let us use vacant executive class seats even with all the problems in our seat.s, not going to use it again."
Pros: "Cheap and non stop flight between Delhi and SFO"
Cons: "Massive communication failures, constant changing messages incorrectly stating departure times. Flight aborted just before takeoff for no reason and 4 hour delay switching planes. Bathrooms stopped working and filthy halfway through flight"
Cons: "The aircraft was not comfortable. The a/c was not on till after takeoff and switched off prior to landing. The staff informed us that they will start only after takeoff."
Pros: "Food was excellent and it was comfortable."