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KLM

Airline tickets with KLM

When travelling with KLM, it is important to note that your baggage allowance can vary depending on the flight booked.

Here is an indication of their general baggage regulations. Please note that free baggage allowance varies depending on travel class, where you are travelling from and to, as well as ticket type, will effect the baggage allowance.

Check-in baggage:1 piece of luggage of max. 23 kg/50 lbs


Hand baggage:1 piece of hand baggage may measure max. 55 x 25 x 35 cm/21.5 x 10 x 13.5 in (l x b x h). 1 additional piece of hand luggage e.g. a handbag or a laptopCombined max. 12 kg/26 lbs


Please note that there will be exceptions to these rules, as mentioned above, the allowance varies depending on destinations, ticket type and travel class.


Should part of your journey be with a partner airline of KLM, they will also have different baggage rules, so be sure to refer to their baggage rules separately.


Before departure, please check your baggage allowance here click here


KLM check-in procedures

KLM offers online check-in so don't waste time at the airport when you can check-in before departure! It is possible to check in from 30 hours up to 1 hour before departure (from 24 hours before departure for flights to and from the United States).


You can check-in here: click here


For Air France/KLM flights (economy class) departing from the following airports Bologna, Florence, Milan Linate and Malpensa, Turin and Venice, please note that check-in desks are no longer available at the airport. You must therefore check in on-line or at the self check-in desks available at the airport.


Please kindly note that there will be some exceptions depending on the patner airline. For example if your flight number starts with AF98xx or KL34xx, you must check in from the Alitalia website:


Once you have checked in online all you have to do before departure, is drop off your check-in baggage at a luggage drop-off point at the airport. Although there will be exceptions depending on the airport, most allow you to drop off this starting at 2 hours before your flight departs.


KLM history

The airline KLM was founded in 1919 and is the flag carrier for the Netherlands, created to serve the Netherlands and its colonies. Headquartered in Amstelveen near their hub at Amsterdam Airport Schipol. Today KLM is the oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name, despite merging with Air France in 2004. Now Air France KLM group are at the forefront of the European airline industry, with each airline retaining its own identity. KLM operates both scheduled and cargo services to over 90 destinations around the world. More recent developments include KLM receiving an award for "Best Airline Staff Service" in Europe for a second consecutive year, at the World Airline Awards in 2013. This award represents the rating for an airline's performance across both Airport Staff and Cabin Staff combined. In 2013 KLM was recorded to have 32,505 personnel.


At the World Airline Awards in 2013, KLM received the award for "Best Airline Staff Service" in Europe for the second consecutive year. This award was introduced in 2010 and represents the rating for an airline's performance across both Airport Staff and Cabin Staff combined.


Air-France-KLM is a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, along with Aeroflot, AeroMexico, Air Europa, Alitalia, China Southern, Continental Airlines, Copa Airlines, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta, Kenya Airways, Korean Air, Northwest Airlines (NWA).


KLM operates a system of more than 13,000 flights daily to nearly 900 destinations in 169 countries around the world.


News

The airline KLM is constantly evolving and developing its product offering. Stay updated with the latest news.


October 2014 - KLM unveils Schiphol route planner appKLM, having released in a route planner app to help passengers transferring at Amsterdam Schiphol airport, marks the first time an airline has used beacon technology to provide indoor navigation to travellers. Available only through the KLM smartphone app, which when connected to the airports free wifi service prompts the traveller as they pass a navigation beacon. The airline KLM, have been installing such beacons at gates, lounges and along hallways around Schiphol Airport.


July 2014 - KLM to operate a circular flight to ColombiaFrom March 31st, the flagship airline for the Netherlands will fly Amsterdam-Bogota-Cali-Amsterdam, three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays expanding its number of Latin America destinations to eleven.

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