flights: KL 1798, KL 807
date: APR 1st, 2019
planes: Boeing 737-800, Boeing 777-300ER
seat: 28F (window seat), 61K (window seat)
ticket price: 400 EUR / 10 250 CZK (return)
Final destination Taipei (TPE/TSA), Taiwan
I have found one of the most epicness spotting place on the world on the Instagram profile jal_kana (aviation spotter from Taipei region) in March 2019 and I have decided to the visit this place. My goal destination was Songshan Airport in the heart of the Taipei. Unfortunately I couldn’t reach TSA airport direct from the Europe. Songshan Airport is used only for domestic flights and regional international routes (Japan, China, etc). International long haul flights are operated at Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) near Taipei.
Photos from INSTAGRAM: Jal_kana (TPE and TSA Airport spotting)
Carriers and Airports
I have decided for flights with KLM and Air France from Munich for 2 reasons. First reason was a price. I’m based in Prague but the tickets from Prague Airport were too much expensive around 50% more than flights from Munich. Second reason was a carrier. I could choose between flights with KLM + Air France or Air China. I have decided for the KLM + Air France because Air China offered flights only with a long transfer time in Beijing.
I choose Eurolines for my first part of the trip from Prague to Munich. One way ticket from Prague ÚAN Florenc was less than 20 EUR.
Prague bus station, ÚAN Florenc
Munich Airport, Terminal 2
Flight from MUC to AMS was scheduled on the afternoon so I had some time for exploring. I visited observation deck at Terminal 2 with a extraordinary sight on the apron.
My luggage with everything what I need for my trip (camera, battery, chargers, clothes, etc). Bag is in a onboard size and on the side i had mount small travel tripod.
My flight KL 1798 to Amsterdam was scheduled at 5:50 p.m.
KLM and Air France are sending boarding pass via Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Twitter and of course by the e-mail.
Gate D11 for the flight KL1798 to AMS
Waiting for the plane
The flight KL 1798 was operated by Boeing 737-800 (PH-BCG).
Row 28 in the back part of the plane
— VIDEO – FULL FLIGHT KL 1798 —
FULL Flight video MUC – AMS
My beast before departure with me on board. Thank you for the photo Radim Hardaway!
Lufthansa, Airbus A350-900
Lufthansa, Airbus A321 (D-AIDE)
Lufthansa, Airbus A319 (D-AILW) in the new livery
Vista Jet, Bombardier Global 6000 (9H-VJO)
Take off from the Runway 08L
Onboard safety card – Boeing B737-800/900
Magazine Sky High (KLM) April 2019
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines fleet
Tips… how to be fit during the flight
SKYTEAM routes map
“Tasty Blue” snack with a drink
Capturing the flight with a GoPro camera
Approach to the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Landing at AMS on the runway 36R
Arrival before the sunset
Landed at AMS 19:21 (CET), flight time 1:09
Next flight KL 807, Taipei/Manila, Gate F9
KLM, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Kenya Airways, Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, The Great Rift Valley, 5Y-KZA
First Dreamliner in the Kenya Airways fleet
KLM Asia, Boeing 777-200ER, PH-BQH, named: Hadrians Wall
“My” Boeing 777-300ER, PH-BVU, named: Grand Canyon National Park
Plane delivered to KLM 27/09/2017
Plane configuration: C34W40Y334 (Business Class 34 seats, Premium Economy 40 seats, Economy 334 seats)
61K, Economy class, window seat
Onboard safety card – Boeing 777-300
Ready for departure
KLM safety video
Departure at a evening from the Runway 36L (Polderbaan)
Amsterdam, departure time: 22:02 (CET)
Refreshing towel with a bottle of water
“Tasty China” with “fresh” salat and muffin
Chicken meal with rice
Good morning from the Russian air space
Tasty Ice cream
Over the Russia
Altay Mountains, Russia – Mongolia
— VIDEO ALTAY MOUNTAINS —
— VIDEO – Landing at TPE —
Approaching to TPE
China Airlines, Boeing 777
Landing on the runway 23R
Landed at 15:20 (local time), Flight time: 11:17
China Airlines, Airbus A330
China Eastern Airlines, Airbus A330-300 (B-1049)
China Airlines, Boeing 777
Crew from my flight KL 807
Visit of the cockpit after arrival
One picture for my mum from captain’s seat
Thank you for the smooth flight to Taipei!
Crew leaving the terminal
Last thing before entrance to Taiwan is arrival card
I had only a on board luggage
Taiwan is behind the corner…
Welcome to Taiwan, Tayouan district
I hope you have enjoyed trip report. Please leave me a comment with your experience from KLM flights and thank you for reading and watching. See you soon on board! Rosta