Tuesday, November 27, 2012

KLM: Accra-Amsterdam, July 2012

A disappointing detail on what is otherwise a delightful flight: KLM 590, the nightly non-stop from Accra to Amsterdam, is onboard a brand-new A330-300, but offers the bland, geography-free in-flight map, above. Part of the joy of a trans-Saharan flight is looking out the window at the wastelands and marveling at the corners of Mali, Mauritania and Algeria that the plane is transversing. Not possible here.