What is the best airline to use to get from Cleveland to Amsterdam in terms of extra leg room and amenities ( food, drinks,etc.)?
in your part of the world it would probably be northwest..i think they fly out of cincinatti..or detroit. american carriers that fly into ams are northwest,delta, us air, continental..some of these are code share so your ticket might say continental but you are on KLM equipment.
Oops, an American who does not know that the Northwest label disappeared 3 years ago at least? It's all Delta now.
Apparently their PR is quite bad that they could not reach our nice friend Steve ;-)...
PS And also Continental --> United but that's a lot more recent.Edited: 02 April 2012, 23:35
in 2009 i bought a KLM ticket..flew over KLM, flew back on a northwest flight ( aftter the merger ) painted northwest colors..perhaps they hadnt repainted the fleet yet
I like KLM from Canada
Maybe they fly from your area also
Double check the operating carriers before you finalize the reservation. KLM for example has flights out of CLE, but a lot of them are code shares operated by DL for part or all of the trip. Same with the Lufthansa flights. Even though they have a LH flight number, they may be operated partially or wholly by UA.Edited: 03 April 2012, 02:10
KLM does not fly out of CLE.
To the OP, most of the legacy carriers (United, US Airways & Delta) offers flights to Amsterdam from various hubs on the east coast. Seat Guru is great site to compare the on board products of different aircraft. For example, some of Delta's aircraft don't have personal TV's just overhead video. But United has on demand TV and power at every seat. If you want a little extra legroom, Delta and United offer economy comfort/plus seating. For economy meals, the food is pretty even across the board. With Delta offering free wine/beer, which is a nice touch.
You can also fly on a European carrier (KLM/Air France, Lufthansa, British Airways/Iberia, Aer Lingus). The only downside to flying one of them, except KLM, it will require an extra transfer. For instance, American to JFK then BA to LHR to AMS or United to Newark then Lufthansa to FRA to AMS. The plus is that most of them will allow a free stopover. So you can spend a day in London, Dublin, Madrid, or Frankfurt.
And one other thing, try and book directly with the airline and not an online agent (ie. Expedia and the like). I have found that they are not as accommodating when something goes wrong, YMMV. To compare all the prices, give Kayak a try.
Hope this helps.
I second Balou1999's great recommendations.
I like flying with KLM (when they operate they flight) whenever possible and always check seatguru.com before flying.
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