About Royal Dutch Airlines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, flag carrier of the Netherlands, was founded in October 1919. It comprises the world's oldest airline with the first flight made in 1920 from Amsterdam to London. KLM is a member of the SkyTeam airline alliance and its headquarters are based in Amsterdam Schipol Airport. The 30th of September 2003 saw the merger of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Air France the result of which was Air France - KLM, the largest airline in Europe. Together they offer flights to over 236 destinations worldwide and transport nearly 71 million passengers on an annual basis, making 2,500 flights daily.
KLM online check-in is available from 30 hours to 1 hour prior to scheduled flight departure. Passengers can select a seat during the online booking process, order a meal for intercontinental flights and print out their boarding pass. Alternatively, requesting an electronic boarding pass on mobile devices (smartphone, PDA, Blackberry or mobile) is available for many routes. Finally, for those routes whereby a boarding pass is not available, passengers need to print out their check-in confirmation and exchange it for a boarding pass at the airport. Those passengers with hand luggage can proceed directly to airport security whilst those travelling with checked-in baggage need to pass by the baggage drop-off point.
Hand luggage allowance
On KLM flights, all passengers are entitled to one item of hand luggage with the maximum dimensions of 55cm x 25cm x 35cm. A small personal item is also allowed such as a handbag, briefcase, camera. laptop, etc. In Economy Class the combined weight of the hand luggage and accessory must not exceed 12kg. For those travelling in Business Class an item of hand luggage, in addition to a smaller bag and one accessory (hand bag or laptop) is allowed. The combined weight of all items must not exceed 18 kg. The maximum dimensions of the smaller bag are 45cm x 20cm x 35cm.
Checked baggage allowance
On KLM flights it is possible to check-in baggage weighing up to 23kg in Economy Class. Those passengers travelling in Business Class are permitted two items of baggage weighing up to 32kg each. Similarly, Blue Silver, Gold, Platinum, SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members are allowed an extra item of baggage with the maximum weight for Economy Class passengers corresponding to 23kg and Business Class passengers 32kg. The dimensions of these extra checked-in bags must not exceed 158cm (height, length and width).
Airline name: KLM (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij - Royal Dutch Airlines)
IATA code : KL
Headquarters: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website: www klm com
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