Airplane Airbus A330-300 (333) KLM has 3 classes on board with total of 292 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|world business||60||20.25||1 - 5||30|
|economy comfort||35||17.5||10 - 15||40|
|economy||31||17.5||16 - 45||222|
To add to the reviews on business class, some of these are now out of date for this plane. I did not travel business class on this particular flight however since the pictures and many reviews on here, KLM have updated all of their A330's with the new World Business Class with the "pod" like seats which are fully flat, as opposed to the old style seats shown on this review. I have flown in the new WBC before and it is very comfortable. For this flight, I was in 17J, an standard economy seat in the "preferred" area. The seats are quite old and not as comfy as economy in other airlines who operate newer planes along the same route. However with that said, its by far not the worst economy seat i have flown in. The service was very attentive and caring. From my experience, some airlines do have newer and nicer planes on many routes that KLM operate however you cannot match the Dutch airline for service and care.
Doing on behalf of my husband, who hates travelling long-haul with KLM, because the seats are *not* flat, but have a 10% slope. So he finds it frustrating, uncomfortable and cannot sleep, ever.
This is the best economy seat on my favorite type of plane KLs A333. I always go for this seat, if available because KL tends to reserve those seats for people with little (crying) babies. (C and up this time) If you do not bother crying babies, go for this seat but do bring your own proper headset if ou find crying babies bothersome. I had it on my outbound flight. Crew was giving me extra attention because in 31B was a person with a minor disability I kept a little eye on. The bulkhead provides a comfy surrounding with privacy. The screen and the treatable are in the armrest but that is not bothersome for the seat width because unlike KLs Boeing fleet they do not out an extra seat in a row of their Airbus fleet . I am 5'6 and could stretch my legs to the fullest. At the inbound flight I sat in 32A, ok but the mediabox under the A and B seats are bothersome. at 31A this is no problem. The aisle is wide enough to let two people pass so these are not bothersome. the restroom is two steps away and the row is placed a bit behind the next row (c and up). Do not bother economy plus if you can this seat, economy plus at KL is fake and nothing else that economy with a bit more legroom; if you want better service go for business.
Great flight and great service. The seat does not recline all the way, but is quite comfortable overall. Personally, I did not recline my seat to the max, as I dd not find it comfortable to sleep that way. Instead, I found an in between position that was good for me. My neighbour, on the other hand slept with his seat reclined to the max and seemed quite comfortable. Food was excellent! I contacted KLM and they they will be installing the new "Diamond" business class seats on their A330s this year and next.
31a must be one of the best true economy seats I've ever flown in. KLM don't class this as a premium seat, and state it has the same leg room as all other seats. I flew in economy plus 2 weeks previously and was unimpressed. 31a is now my goto seat on the route. Obviously not floor storage and TV in arm rest but it really isn't an issue. I'm about 6ft/182cm and was able to comfortably use the bulkhead as a foot rest.
Seat 31A/B have more legroom than the middle part of row 31, but seat 31B is very narrow. The holder for AVOD remote control, which is made from metal, considerably reducing seat width. Try to choose 31A. Also 31A/B are not as cold as 31H/J due to the bulkhead in front.
The seats in business class are excellent. They adjust to suit any body shape, afford ample legroom, and recline almost flat. They are infinitely more comfortable than those narrow, claustrophobic "pods" that are so common nowadays.
Perfect seat, though a bit narrow. Plenty of legroom. Galley was not bothersome. I also prefer the location of the screen for the inflight entertainment. It is not in the seat in front of you, but stowed sideways. It is better adjustable then the one in the seat.
This was the worst seat i hsve ever had especially with staff bumping into me every time they passed and staff oblivious to someone sitting there with their constant knocking me awake - not goid for an overnight flight
We had seats 1D, 1G, 1H, 1J on this A330 (although originally scheduled as their 747-400 (which I have flown before and LOVE the first row (although only 3 across))). The issue is the traffic to the bathrooms and the use of a simple curtain to shield the lights of the galley from waking you. I also would rate the seats as 'Red' and avoid at all costs!
This is the first seat row behind Economy Premium. It had the same pitch as Economy Premium, lots of legroom.
I would put 1D and 1E as red seats; as not only do they have troublesome proximity to toilets and food preparation areas in terms of noise; but due to poor signage/design, other passengers also mistakenly walk in front of your seat (and TV) to get to the opposite toilet, rather than go round the front of the plane.
Upgraded to these business class seats when checking in. Very good experience, seats recline all the way and i was able to sleep, first time ever. Staff was great as was food and the noise reducing headphones.
I travelled KL587 AMS-LOS in seat 31B. Perhaps a minor detail to add: Seat 31 A&B do certainly have extra legroom, however the addition "plenty" is more applicable for seats 30H&J, as there is the emergency exit. The row 30 on the left side of the aircraft is missing indeed, however, there is a bulkhead instead. Regards, Michiel Borghgraef
Really enjoyed the flight, seat was comfortable for both sitting and sleeping.. Food service very well presented and tastefull