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Trip Report KLM offers free cognac in the coach!

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I will post only the air part of my report, the full version is on the European board

http://www.fodors.com/community/europe/vacations-with-trolls-and-vikings-report.cfm

THE FLIGHTS. We flew to Copenhagen with the layover in Amsterdam on KLM. This was a nice experience. Of course the dinner was so-so, but it ended with free cognac (Wally on Fodor’s, are you reading this?) We laughed out loud watching Mr. Bean in the dentist’s office. Very good hot breakfast after refreshing hot wet towel. In Amsterdam, looking to buy a bottle of water during our layover, I realized we didn’t have any euros! And no ATMs in sight. Found a store that would take dollars, they checked the boarding pass. At this point I didn’t care about their exchange rate, just give me that bottle! $5 for juice and water was not so bad.

The flights back were different. This time Delta had serious security. First, the usual – and they still request the bag with liquids out. Went to our gates, closed. They took people in couple by couple for another security check. Rubbed something that looks like a small piece of white paper on both sides of my palms, the purse, and the strap, looking for trace of explosives. This time I had to take the shoes off and open the purse in addition to being patted down. Even in Israel I didn’t experience anything like this!

The attitude of security is very different. We couldn’t find the Delta counter, asked 2 employees, they didn’t know. Security with dogs was walking by, I asked one of them, and while the dogs friendly-sniffed us and the luggage, the man explained, they can be anywhere, and how to check the display. Later, when they asked me to remove the shoes for x-rays a chair was offered, I didn’t have just to stand there waiting.

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