An incisive comment Edski, yet I feel the need to respond……I mentioned that I have a degree of empathy with KLM……let me explain why….
1) They are not in charge of their own destiny, the good people in Paris will always sacrifice the hard working Dutch in favour of their own laissez faire brigade ….
2) Like most legacy carriers in Europe , the AF management team are so stuck in linear thinking, they can’t devise simple solutions to the LCC /ME3 threat….
3) The EU and it’s anti EU based corporate culture ….
Having said all that, the Dutch like turkeys voted for Christmas….