View Full Version : Amsterdam/MD-11 "mileage run"

2008-01-20, 02:22 PM
Hey All-

So I've been keeping an eye on fares on KLM's flights from JFK-AMS, some of which are now operated by the MD-11. I've never been on one and always wanted to being a huge MDC fan. So I think I finally found the chance. I have three days that I can take off for a 4 day trip over to Amsterdam. Leaving 2/16 and returning on 2/20, fares around around $540 after taxes, which sounds pretty good to me. Unfortunately, it's only operated MD-11 one way, but I don't think I'll have the chance to ride on one again once it's pulled for the summer schedule. What do y'all think?

2008-01-20, 03:43 PM
Go for it Andy - Amsterdam is a great city to visit as well!!

USAF Pilot 07
2008-01-21, 06:38 PM
Amsterdam is great! I'd go back there in a heartbeat!

hiss srq
2008-01-21, 11:04 PM
Enjoy, the city is wonderful.

2008-01-22, 10:29 AM
Not only the city of Amsterdam is great to visit, AMS itself is a mecca for spotting. Spotting is very encouraged. Check out the AMS official web site -- http://www.schiphol.nl/_entertainment/v ... 1008830596 (http://www.schiphol.nl/_entertainment/vliegtuigen.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=253437430257 2260&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395729234&CONTENT%3C%3Ecnt_id=160177&VIRTUAL_TEMPLATE%3C%3Evt_id=10134198674609657&bmUID=1201008830596)

A trip on MD-11, a few days spent at AMS, sightseeing in Amsterdam, a perfect vacation.

2008-01-27, 01:58 PM
As you may have heard the official spotter site alongside the Kaagbaan has been closed last friday. To get next to the runway you will need a car, or a generous dutchman offering you a lift. ;)

If you decide to come over, drop me a line and I'll drive you around on saturday or sunday. I won't be able to join you weekdays due to work obligations. I do not live nearby enough to drop by after work.

Peter ten Thije

2008-02-04, 02:35 PM
Thanks for all of the advice guys. Unfortunately, I had to nix the Amsterdam idea due to costs and timing issues. So instead I'll be running down to FLL to relax for a few days and meet up with Mark for some spotting. Hopefully I will be able to get to AMS on the way to another European city this summer for work.

2008-02-04, 07:13 PM
Hey if you don't mind. I'd like meeting up with you and Mark sometime when your down at FLL or MIA.

2008-02-04, 07:22 PM
Any time Eddie - it will more than likely be a lunchtime either Monday and/or Tuesday - with leaving for overseas soon - my weekends are pretty much taken. There has been some good stuff at FLL recently - Air Canada 70 year and 65 year scheme, Southwest - I've got Lone Star One, Arizona One and Maryland One, Delta brought in new scheme and winglets on 757's Sunday, Canjet TUI hybrid was also in Sunday - it's a good time for FLL - btw - any of the US Air guys (Ron, etc) - and of the A319 special schemes scheduled for FLL at all in the coming days?

2008-02-05, 11:15 PM
Sure Eddie, would definitely like to meet up with you for some spotting at FLL, MIA, or both. I'm coming in late Saturday night (2/16), so I might spend Sunday morning on the beach, but perhaps in the afternoon I might hit either MIA or FLL, and definitely going to try to meet up with Mark on Monday during lunch at FLL. PM me for my cell phone number.

Mark - definitely let me know what time you'll head out to the spotting area so I'll make sure I'm not late!