Category Archives: Flight

KLM Starts Weekly Flights Using Sustainable Biofuel

a blue and white airplane in the sky

Back in November I wrote about KLM’s Green Initiatives. I thought it was really great how KLM was stepping up to try to lessen the impact their flights had on the environment. 
They had taken various steps to make these “green” changes including experimenting with using biofuels on a flight from Amsterdam to Rio.

I was happy to receive an e-mail from KLM a few days back regarding “new steps in sustainable flight”. From the moment I saw the subject line I was interested. 

The e-mail contained some pretty interesting information. 
Starting March 8, KLM was starting weekly flights from my home airport JFK in New York to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport using sustainable biofuel. Every Thursday Flight KL642 will be operated on a Boeing 777-200.

According to the e-mail:

This series of flights partially powered by biofuel recovered from used cooking oil is another step in demonstrating greater proof of KLM’s pioneering role in sustainable flight.

It’s definitely nice to hear about how KLM is trying to lessen it’s impact on the environment.  Hopefully more airlines will follow their lead and try to adopt some of these green measures too.

Learn more about KLM’s green initiatives by clicking HERE.

Almost Time For Lucas’ First Flight

a baby smiling in a blanket
Lucas Miles W.- excited for his first flight
We’re pretty much ready for our first flight with Lucas. We’re leaving for the airport in a few hours. He will be flying to visit his first country outside of the US at a week shy of three months old. (Read about how we got our trip for free Thanks to Capital One.

It’s amazing how many extra things you need to bring on a trip when you add a little travel partner to the equation. A big debate was how many bags to bring on the trip. Lucas is allowed a free checked bag but Kim and I figured we could squeeze his things into our bags. Another thing we decided on was trying to bring all of the diapers he should need for the whole trip since they can be double the price in Barbados.

I was able to fit all of my clothes along with Lucas’ into my 60 liter backpack. Instead of keeping the outside pockets open for water, I was able to squeeze a bunch of diapers into each side. Every bit of space counts!

Maybe The North Face wants to consider marketing backpack side pockets as a multi-use storage area in the future!

a green and purple backpack
This trip will definitely be a new experience for my wife and I due to now traveling with a baby. I can’t imagine what it will be like and know things will be very different but at the same time it will also be very exciting. 
In addition to my usual posts, I’ll also be writing a little about our trip to Barbados so make sure to keep checking back!