KLM changes St. Maarten Aircraft !! No more 747’s

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Big fans of Maho Beach (Airport Beach in St. Maarten) are going to be disappointed that KLM is splitting the service to St. Maarten and Curacao and more shocking (but not surprising) is that they are replacing the 747-400 with an A330-200.  This is still a large jet but not as special as the 747 in my opinion.

This was reported by www.routesonline.com which is a great source for this sort of news. HT to Jim Liu for finding this.

KLM Splits Curacao   St. Maarten Service in W16    Routesonline

airport beach waiting for planes

Maho Beach patrons waiting for the 747. The highlight of trips to this beach for sure.

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Retro plane travel. Ah, the good old days.

I usually don’t get much value out of so called “news” stories from the Yahoo feeds but I cam across this one today and thought it was really not bad. Mostly because of the great retro 747 plane photos. Check it out.

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/traveling-in-a-boeing-747-in-the-1970s-was-pretty-damn-1504637666

I do love first class cabins and didn’t have much chance to travel the old 747’s of the 1970’s but I miss that. Madmen era folks all getting drunk and dressed up to fly to some far off adventure. Seems like glamour. Today some of the international airlines have taken things back to the level but at the expense of the space in Coach on the big A380s or 77W’s.

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