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KLM flight to Athens.

The flight left the Gate C11 at Schiphol almost on time. But as usual we had to taxi 20 minutes to reach the “Polderbaan”, which is halfway Haarlem.

The flight was with a 737-800 with winglets and TV-screens. The latter you don’t see very often in KLM airplanes. According the crew KLM they only have TV-screens in all  737-700 and a in couple of 737-800, what is a pity.

On both flights I sat at 5A, the first row after Business Class. The sky above Europe was at moments very crowded and planes ware crossing us above and below at the same time. After take-off the flight took us over Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich. After that crossed the alps and we followed the coast of the Adriatic Sea to Greece.

The meal was this time not a burger but a Thai Red Curry Wrap. The bread of the wrap was a bit hard.

We landed 16:00 hours, 5 minutes after scheduled arrival time.

Back-up for my flight from DUS

KLM back-up airplane for my flight

KLM back-up airplane for my flight

This time I drove by car to Düsseldorf Airport.

As you can see on the image KLM has a back-up plane standing by at Düsseldorf, so if they have a problem I won’t miss my connection. 😉

Actually the early flight was cancelled due to a technical problem.

The flight with a Fokker 70 to Amsterdam was very smooth and I could see all the traffic jams of the morning rush hour.

We arrived at Schiphol at runway 36R(ight).

Tomorrow second city trip

Tomorrow my second city trip with KLM will start. This time Athens is my destination.
My Hotel has free WIFI so I will try to update this blog every day.

Train back home

The train from the airport and the train from Düsseldorf Hb to Venlo had both a delay of 10 minutes, but I had enough time to change trains in Venlo. After traveling 12 hours I arrived home

KLM Flight to Düsseldorf

My last hop of my trip was the short flight to Düsseldorf.
The plane left the gate on time and with a flying time of just 30 minutes I had enough time to get my luggage and my train.

KLM Crown Lounge Schiphol (Schengen)

After arriving from Lisbon, I walked to the KLM Crown Lounge at Schiphol Airport (Schengen area).
This lounge has a variety of snacks.

This post will be updated after my next trip.

KLM flight to Amsterdam

The flight to Amsterdam was operated by KLM. On the flight I got a burger-style sandwich. With Egg and Chicken, it was not great but it’s a bit more than the sweat or salty (scanty) snack that you get on a Air France flight.

The flight left on time and was expected to arrive early, but the plane landed on the “Polderbaan” (18R), so after 15 minute taxi we arrived on time at the gate.

Lisbon Lounge

After arriving at the airport couple of minutes. A ten minute wall + security brought me to the Lisbon Lounge. This lounge is a lounge that is open frequent flyers and business class passengers of a couple of airlines, including KLM.

The Lounge has a bigger selection of snacks than the Air France lounges. Especially the croissants and baguette where good compared with other lounges. Café curto, an expresso coffee (Ristretto) was quite strong, maybe the strongest I have ever drunk.

To Lisbon Airport

My alarm clock went early in the morning, so I would be on time for my flight to the Schiphol (Amsterdam) and then to Düsseldorf.
I packed my last things and went downstairs to check out at the reception. After checking out the man at the reception called a taxi at 5:30 hours, that early there is no public transport to the airport. The taxi arrived (quick) 1 minute later and brought me in less than 15 minutes to the airport and costed less than 10 euros.

Public Transport in Lisbon

Lisbon has a good public transportation network, existing of bus, tram, metro and 3 Elevadors.

Getting to the center of Lisbon, you can use the Aerobus if you don’t have much luggage, and at rush hour it takes more than an hour to reach the city center. A benefit is that the 3,5 euro ticket is valid for 24 hours on the public transport network (except metro) in Lisbon. I gives you also access to the terrace on top of the Elevador de Santa Justa.

When you by tickets in the bus or tram they are quite expensive, for a single journey they cost 3,5 euros. There are two alternatives you can buy a Viva Viagem card and add credit to it, a ride than will cost a little bit less can a euro. Or a better alternative if you want to use the public transport system at least 5 times in a day, is to buy a day pass at a metro station for 5 euros.

First you have to buy a viva viagem card for 50 euro cents at a ticket machine, and afterwards you can buy a day pass and charge to the card. This day pass is valid on the complete carris and metro network in the city, except for the terrace on top of the Elevador de Santa Justa.

Last but not least you can buy a Lisboa card, with is valid for the complete public transport network, plus the trains to Sintra and Cascais. With this you get a free entry to many places, like the Belem tower. But for the Castelo de São Jorge and the Oceanium you get a discount of 30% and 15% respectively. At price of 17,50 euros it is expensive and you have to visit a lot to benefit from this card.

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