I love KLM and have flown with them regularly on visits to Europe. Not only do I like the airline but also the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Flying to Amsterdam gives me a chance to visit this enchanting city.
Being over 6 feet tall I splurged on the extended seating which mitigated my dread of getting my body into knots during the 9 hours and gets me there more relaxed and refreshed... I always got a kick out of listening to the Dutch tongue which - being of German ancestry myself - sounded somewhat familiar and I made me feel at home almost from the get-go.
Check-in went smoothly – Flight attendants are always first class – choice of entertainment very substantial (once one has figured out the touch-screen). The flight itself uneventful – good take-off and landing. All in All, a good experience.
I was a bit disappointed with the quality and choice of food from Vancouver to Amsterdam (breakfast in Amsterdam and NO CHEESE ??!). It was somewhat better – but certainly not outstanding - on the way back. I suppose the days of filet mignon served with real cutlery are long gone...!