My challenge of flying all the KLM routes

Hello!

I recently set myself a challenge of flying as many KLM routes in real time as possible. This includes the same aircraft (where possible), flight number and departure times.

Over the next while I’ll be flying these and would love to hear of your stories of similar challenges, advice and nice routes as well as flying with some users to keep me company!

Here is a list of the routes (lots are pre-COVID) but I intend to fly them. Depending on how busy I am I’ll fly often or rarely but I will try and keep you posted as much as I can

North America
  • Oranjestad (AMS-BON-AUA-AMS) ✅
  • Bonaire ✅
  • Calgary
  • Edmonton (AMS-YYC-YEG-AMS)
  • Montreal
  • Toronto ✅
  • Vancouver
  • Havana
  • San Jose
  • Liberia (AMS-SJO-LIR-AMS)
  • Mexico City ✅
  • Panama City ✅
  • Sint Maartin (AMS-SXM-CUR-AMS)
  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Boston
  • Chicago ✅
  • Dallas
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles ✅
  • Las Vegas
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New York ✅
  • San Francisco
  • Salt Lake City
  • Seattle
  • Washington DC
South America
  • Buenos Aires ✅
  • Fortaleza
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • São Paulo ✅
  • Santiago ✅
  • Bogotá (AMS-BOG-CTG-AMS) ✅
  • Cartagena (AMS-BOG-CTG-AMS) ✅
  • Willemstad (AMS-SXM-CUR-AMS)
  • Guayaquil (AMS-UIO-GYE-AMS) ✅
  • Quito (AMS-UIO-GYE-AMS) ✅
  • Lima
  • Paramaribo ✅
  • Caracas
Europe
  • Graz
  • Innsbruck
  • Salzburg
  • Vienna
  • Brussels ✅
  • Zagreb ✅
  • Split
  • Prague
  • Aalburg
  • Billund
  • Copenhagen
  • Cairo
  • Helsinki
  • Bordeaux
  • Lyon
  • Marseille ✅
  • Montpellier ✅
  • Nice ✅
  • Paris ✅
  • Toulouse ✅
  • Berlin ✅
  • Bremen
  • Hamburg
  • Dresden
  • Düsseldorf ✅
  • Frankfurt ✅
  • Hannover
  • Munich
  • Stuttgart
  • Nuremberg
  • Athens ✅
  • Budapest
  • Cork
  • Dublin
  • Bologna
  • Catania ✅
  • Florence
  • Genoa ✅
  • Milan
  • Naples
  • Rome
  • Turin
  • Venice
  • Luxembourg City ✅
  • Ålesund
  • Bergen ✅
  • Oslo
  • Stavanger
  • Trondheim
  • Tromsø
  • Gdansk
  • Krakow
  • Warsaw
  • Lisbon
  • Porto
  • Bucharest
  • Moscow SVO
  • St Petersburg ✅
  • Belgrade
  • Alicante
  • Barcelona ✅
  • Bilbao
  • Ibiza
  • Madrid ✅
  • Malaga
  • Valencia
  • Gothenburg ✅
  • Stockholm
  • Basel
  • Geneva
  • Zürich ✅
  • Istanbul ✅
  • Kiev
  • Aberdeen
  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Durham
  • Edinburgh ✅
  • Glasgow
  • Hull
  • Inverness
  • Leeds
  • Manchester ✅
  • Newcastle
  • London Heathrow ✅
  • London City ✅
Africa
  • Luanda
  • Accra
  • Nairobi (several routes connect out) ✅
  • Windhoek
  • Lagos
  • Kigali ✅
  • Cape Town
  • Johannesburg ✅
  • Dar es Salaam (many routes connect here)
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Zanzibar (AMS-ZNZ-DAR-AMS)
  • Entebbe ✅
Asia
  • Bahrain ✅
  • Dhaka
  • Beijing (AMS-ICN-PEK-ICN-AMS)
  • Chengdu (AMS-CTU-ICN-AMS)
  • Hangzhou (AMS-ICN-HGH-ICN-AMS)
  • Shanghai (several routes connect here)
  • Xiamen
  • Hong Kong (AMS-BKK-HKG-BKK-AMS) ✅
  • Bengaluru
  • Delhi
  • Hyderabad
  • Mumbai ✅
  • Denpasar
  • Jakarta (AMS-KUL-CGK-AMS) ✅
  • Tel Aviv
  • Osaka ✅
  • Tokyo
  • Kuwait City ✅
  • Kuala Lumpur (via BKK or SIN) ✅
  • Muscat ✅
  • Manila (AMS-BKK-MNL-BKK-AMS)
  • Doha
  • Dammam ✅
  • Riyadh ✅
  • Singapore (many routes connect here) ✅
  • Seoul (many routes connect here) ✅
  • Taipei
  • Bangkok (many routes connect here) ✅
  • Dubai ✅

There are quite a lot of fifth freedom routes in Asia and South America which makes my life interesting. I’ll be flying to all destinations regardless. PM me if you want to join!

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Happy flighting! (Hopefully you get the reference)

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yaaay! finally some air traffic here

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Wow good luck man

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Moses beacon reference from come fly with me!

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Good luck with that! to my incredible knowledge, KLM has quite a few routes…

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Yes it does :/ I could be here a while…

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What a challenge! Did you count how many flights that is? Looking forward to seeing how you progress through these routes. Good luck is all I can say!

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Fantastic you’ll be seeing how I do. I believe it’s around 140 routes ha! I’ve flown many of them before but I’ll be doing them again as part of this challenge. First flight tomorrow morning around 10am GMT

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Woo! My country, Bonaire! Also, I recommend putting the Caribbean islands (Bonaire, Aruba, Curacao, etc.) In the South America region. It’s a lot closer than North America.

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What a weird coincidence my first flight tomorrow I was thinking of Aruba via Bonaire!

Oh that’s pretty nice, if you want to know more (what runway to use, gate, etc.) just PM me!

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Yes! I will PM you before or during the flight because I’d love to know more what runway and gate etc to use! Can’t wait

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Alright, that’s good, see you then!

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Does KLM fly to Seattle?

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They used to but I doubt it now. One of this routes I just left cause why not. I’ll fly it closer to the end prioritising the current routes 👍

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I was trying to fly all the Qatari routes but there are too many, and also the time spent doesn’t really match what my life schedule is, so I stopped after flying 42 routes.

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Fantastic effort though! I will have to bend some schedules a bit but I’m going to try keep them as real as possible

Let me know when you’re heading to Turin in the Embraer ;)

I did every route out of Munich, but this is on another level of routes… Good luck!

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Will do. I love the Italian flights :)

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