Looking for advice regarding airline choices for a trip in April

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Post by Guest »

I'm based in Austin, and we have a nonstop option with KLM to AMS.

Is KLM a good option (especially with it being a nonstop) or should we seriously consider another option with a connection on the east coast?

Extra info: My husband has flight anxiety so I typically opt for the least amount of flights possible since he isn't fond of takeoff and landing. We are carry-on only travelers so lost luggage isn't typically a concern for us.

Post by Bryan »

Hello fellow Austinite! I haven't flown that route on KLM, but I have flown direct from Austin to London several times. I'd always take the direct when possible. Flying to the east coast just means one more stop, adding a couple hours layover, possible delays, etc. Get on the direct, take a sleeping pill (or booze of your choice) and wake up in Amsterdam.

Depending how ambitious (and tired) you are, knock out a city walking tour on your arrival day to get an overview of the city. Lots of free (tip what you want) options!

Post by Kim »

Always fly nonstop if you can afford it. The stop makes a good sleep or movie disrupted and cuts into travel time at destination.

Post by Whit »

Usually the nonstop routes to Euro hubs are super steep priced, those ATX routes are typically with a connection in a hub (Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Heathrow) to a final destination like Barcelona, Rome, Stockholm, etc and modestly priced.

Post by Elissa »

I’ve flown KLM many many times. It’s one of my favorite airlines.

Post by Liza »

KLM is fine. If your return flight is at AMS, plan on arriving 4 hours prior to departure. Labor shortage still going on

Post by Nicole »

I love klm. I’ve flown them a few times, the service is great and so is the food. The in flight entertainment is also well rounded. I’ve never had any issues with luggage or being delayed either.

Post by Shannon »

Check British Airways - they should be doing their $99-$129 each way sale. If it hasn't started yet, it will around Jan 5th. Check DC, BWI and Philly. Then take a $70 hopper to one of those cities.

Post by Brian »

If your husband doesn’t like flying, I recommend you take the train from Paris to Amsterdam and enjoy your nonstop flight back home.

Post by Chandy »

Anytime you can do nonstop that is the one to pick.

Post by Deena »

Always, always, always fly nonstop if possible! And KLM is great.
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