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Your best source of this information is your airline's website, even if you didn't book with them. For example, the KLM page on intercontinental meals says: Economy Class intercontinental On all KLM intercontinental flights, we welcome you on board with a beverage of choice. You are then served your choice of one of our two Delicious hot meals. ...


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No, you will not need to pay any additional fees. Any applicable airport tax will be included in your ticket and is irrelevant to whether you spend the entire 6 hours inside Schiphol's security zone or if you use some of it to venture outside the airport. It is entirely at your discretion how you spend that time. Just make sure you are back in time to ...


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Emirates, hands down. Emirates ICE has a huge TV in every seat with 600+ channels including a big kids section, and they only have new planes. On KLM, if you end up on their ancient MD-11s, you'll be squinting at a screen the size of a postage stamp in the front of the cabin (and that's in business class!). In general, Emirates is the better airline in ...


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There are basically three options: 1. Check excess baggage on the flight(s) you are taking. 2. Use a plain-old courier service to send the baggage. 3. Use a "Baggage Service". Of course, there are pros and cons to each mainly with respect to cost and convenience. Cost Comparison The cost of checking excess baggage is usually dramatically less ...


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The exact rules and implementation of stopovers varies a bit between airlines. I don't know the KLM specific answer, but at a high level the answer is the same for most airlines. Price In general, you pay the same price for the airfare, plus the extra for the stopover. However there can be cases where the airfare will go up due to the addition of the ...


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As the commonts say, check seatguru to see if you're likely to have at-seat power. I don't recall every being on a Delta or KLM flight that had at seat power in economy, they most likely will in business. If it's got a newer version of the in-seat entertainment it might have a USB socket and that might be powered, although it depends (again, check seatguru) ...


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If you are holding a type (D) visa issued by another Schengen state (in your case Germany), then you do not need a via to transit via Amsterdam airport. Actually you can use your type (D) visa to visit any other Schengen state for not more than 90 days. This is the case for all type D visas since a 2010 regulation modifying the Schengen Convention (article ...


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What you are referring to is "short-checking" of bags - where your bags are only checked to an intermediate point along your journey. Some airlines do allow short-checking of bags, although most will only allow it under specific circumstances, such as longer or overnight connections. Even airlines that used to allow it are starting to disallow it - for ...


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There's these guys: Excess Baggage I'm in the process of using them to send some stuff internationally, and have friends who have used them with no problems. It appears they do most countries, and DO offer a sea-freight option.


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KLM is likely not tell you much in their reply, other than telling you to go online or call, as availability changes from minute to minute and what they show now is likely to be different when you email them back later. Your best bet is to log into your current booking and use the change the flight options. You will be able to bail out before any change is ...


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No you don't need to take it and recheck it in. Only if you are continuing on a low cost flight, you would need to collect your bag, check out, got the checkin desk of the low cost carrier and check in again. It is not advisable to take this route, because if you have a delay on your incoming flight, because of which you miss your connection, you would need ...


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Typically, long-haul flights will have two or even three meals, possibly with snacks, although this of course depends on the airline and which cabin class. On a multi-meal flight, usually the first meal is the main one (larger and with more choices), and is usually started around one hour after take-off, with a smaller and lighter meal typically around two ...


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AirBaltic has a "Seat Buddy" program where they let people choose to sit with other passengers with similar moods / interests. Arguably, Airtroductions has tried to get dating in flight happening, but it's dubious as to whether they ever properly got "off the ground". Planely lets you reach out to other passengers on your flight too (although they also ...


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Edit: The Fedex Baggage Free Service is unavailable (at least in Canada). This is a moot point, however, as your baggage can be couriered with plain-old courier service and the right customs forms. (See this answer) There is the Fedex Baggage Free Service. Rates and Transit Times The Baggage Free page points you to the normal Fedex rate and transit ...


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It may be next to impossible to find the flight plan and the aircraft registration for that date. However, there is a limited number of aircraft that it could be since KLM operated only 3 747-300s. The list is: N4548M PH-BUW N4551N


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There is nothing that prohibits you from carrying a microscope onboard an airplane. One thing to mention is the tools that comes with it, if I am not mistaken microscopes comes with a set of tools (I have seen one made for amateurs), it comes with some sort of sharp tools and/or some kind of liquids in small bottles (I guess dye or something like that). ...


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The point is enforcing their price discrimination practices. What airlines do is trying to extract as much profit as possible from each passenger. Ideally they want to sell the ticket at the highest price a person is ready to pay for it and the distance, costs, etc. aren't directly relevant (see also Why do hotel booking sites ask for the number of people? ...


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Klm provided the answer through their twitter channel: " 'BAG' stands for 'Customer has baggage on his journey' :-) Have a nice weekend!



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