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Klm Royal Dutch Airlines

About KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is the primary airline in the Netherlands and is the oldest in the world still in existence using its original name. Founded in 1919, KLM stands for Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, which is Dutch for Royal Dutch Airlines, and it has its hub at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam. The fleet consists of 119 aircraft and the company flies to 145 different destinations worldwide.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is part of the SkyTeam Alliance, which consists of 20 members, including China Airlines and Aerolineas Argentinas. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flights have codeshare agreements with more than 45 airlines, including Garuda Indonesia and Oman Air, and it is also joint owned with Air France by the Air France-KLM Group, a holding company based at Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris. Their frequent flyer program is called Flying Blue and is shared with Air France and Garuda Indonesia, among others.

How do I check in online with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines?

If you want to avoid the queues at the airport, the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines check-in system is the answer. You will need your ticket code or your booking code and flight number to check in online, and you can use the system from 30 hours before your plane is due to leave, unless you are travelling to or from the United States. In that case, check-in will only be open 24 hours before departure, but in either situation, you can check in online up until an hour before the scheduled take-off time.

What is my checked baggage allowance on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines?

Apart from Economy Light tickets, the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines baggage policy includes a free allowance of one bag of up to 23 kg for European and transatlantic flights. The maximum dimensions cannot exceed 158 cm when adding height, width and length together. If you have a Light ticket, extra hold baggage can be purchased for a fee, if necessary. Business Class passengers and members of the Flying Blue or SkyTeam Alliance frequent flyer program can bring one extra bag of the same maximum dimensions and weight.

Please be aware that wrapping your baggage in cling film or having any that are ball-shaped causes trouble for the baggage handling system, and cannot be accepted. You can use a commercial wrapping company but hand-wrapped suitcases will be refused. Any child with a purchased seat will be allowed exactly the same baggage allowance as an adult, but those sitting on an adult’s lap are more restricted. In these cases, one bag of a maximum weight of 10 kg only is allowed.

If your flight involves two or more interconnecting flights within a 24 hour period, your checked-in bags will be automatically sent to your final destination. There is no need for you to pick them up during the transfer; it will all be carried out for you. You can check the final destination of your cases on the luggage tag you were supplied with when you checked your baggage in.

What hand luggage can I take on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines?

With an Economy ticket, the luggage you are allowed to take in the cabin with you is restricted to one bag with the maximum dimensions of 55 x 35 x 25 cm. One small, additional bag is also allowed if its dimensions are less than 40 cm x 30 cm x 15 cm, and this is usually something such as a handbag, laptop bag or briefcase. These bags together cannot exceed a weight of 12 kg and once on the plane, the larger bag must be placed in the overhead lockers and the smaller bag under the seat in front of you.

The KLM Royal Dutch Airlines hand luggage allowance is slightly different for Business Class passengers and although the dimensions remain the same, two of the larger bags are allowed along with one smaller handbag or briefcase-sized item. The total weight for all three of these bags must not exceed 18 kg.

If there is only a limited amount of space in the overhead bins and you are one of the later passengers to board, you may be asked to place your larger bags into the hold. This will not be subject to a fee. Adults travelling with infants on their lap are allowed an extra carry-on bag containing baby care items, but it must be less than 55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm.

Any liquids contained in your cabin bags must be in containers of a maximum of 100ml and displayed in a re-sealable, plastic, see-through bag. Please be aware that gels, creams and deodorants are also classed as liquids in these circumstances, but they are allowed in larger containers if they are in your checked-in baggage.

Where does KLM Royal Dutch Airlines fly from?

There are over a hundred KLM Royal Dutch Airlines routes around the world, and here are some of the more popular destinations:

  • Amsterdam to London flights
  • Amsterdam to Barcelona flights
  • Amsterdam to Johannesburg flights
  • London to Alicante flights
  • London to Bangkok flights
  • Amsterdam to New York flights
  • Amsterdam to Rome flights
  • Flights from Cardiff to Amsterdam

Latest customer reviews on Klm Royal Dutch Airlines flights

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4.0 /5
Total reviews based on: 182
Bristol
Sofia
Bristol - Sofia Intl ( BRS - SOF )
5.0 /5
Old Man
Date 2019-10-28 Location Minehead Age Over 70 Class Economy

We should have taken more notice of the time changes. The stopover in Amsterdam on the return left us very tired!

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Manchester
Las Vegas
Manchester International - Mccarran International Airport ( MAN - LAS )
5.0 /5
Stan
Date 2019-10-25 Location Walsall Age 51-70 Class Economy

Looked after very well by virgin staff and smooth flight

5.0 /5
2 reviews
Newcastle
Tampa
Newcastle International - Tampa International ( NCL - TPA )
3.0 /5
Don't have one
Date 2019-10-24 Location Newcastle upon Tyne Age 31-50 Class Economy

I put locks on the luggage so security could take them off and put them back on they did not they also had taken things from the luggage. The luggage also went on a different flight to ourselves and wasnt at our destination on arrival

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Dusseldorf
Dar es Salaam
Düsseldorf International - Dar Es Salaam Intl ( DUS - DAR )
5.0 /5
Ok
Date 2019-10-23 Location Age Class Economy

Airfrance not anymore

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Newcastle
Athens
Newcastle International - E. Venizelos ( NCL - ATH )
5.0 /5
George
Date 2019-09-29 Location Albania Age 31-50 Class Economy

There was a delay of KL0964 so I couldn't get in time KL1581.KLM and air France offered me the opportunity to go to Athens via Paris. It was great.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Moscow
London
Sheremetyevo - Heathrow ( SVO - LHR )
4.0 /5
Chris
Date 2019-09-26 Location Britain Age Over 70 Class Economy

Staff helpful and meals on board tasty.

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Belfast
Sofia
Belfast City Apt - Sofia Intl ( BHD - SOF )
5.0 /5
RoyChristie
Date 2019-09-14 Location Armoy N Ireland Age 51-70 Class Economy

Excellent professional airline service

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Aberdeen
Barcelona
Dyce - El Prat ( ABZ - BCN )
5.0 /5
Maz
Date 2019-09-13 Location Aberdeen Age 51-70 Class Economy

On time; organised; free snack on board good quality. Pleasant staff. No complaints.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Inverness
Malaga
Inverness - Málaga ( INV - AGP )
4.0 /5
Marge
Date 2019-09-09 Location Scotland Age Over 70 Class Economy

Allow baggage and seats to be paid for at booking. Detail which zones and gates to leave from.

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Aberdeen
Melbourne
Dyce - Melbourne Airport ( ABZ - MEL )
3.0 /5
Stella
Date 2019-09-07 Location Aberdeen Age 51-70 Class Economy

China southern flight was cramped and food wasn’t nice. Only wine and beer on offer and very small measures. Cabin crews English was very hard to understand .

3.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Lagos
Heathrow - Murtala Muhammed ( LHR - LOS )
5.0 /5
Sunny
Date 2019-09-07 Location Nigeria Age 51-70 Class Economy

As brilliant as ever.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Amsterdam
London
Schiphol - Heathrow ( AMS - LHR )
5.0 /5
DLC
Date 2019-09-02 Location UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

I could have booked the flight more cheaply as I was looking earlier but I wanted to know about baggage sizes for cabin luggage and this was not clear so I wasted a few days whilst i tried to find out. of course, the prices had gone up.

5.0 /5
2 reviews
Bergen
Edinburgh
Flesland - Turnhouse ( BGO - EDI )
4.0 /5
none
Date 2019-09-02 Location Scotland UK Age Over 70 Class Economy

no comments

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Lagos
Manchester
Murtala Muhammed - Manchester International ( LOS - MAN )
3.0 /5
Ev
Date 2019-09-02 Location Age Class Economy

Did not like the 1st leg of the flight from manchester to paris via flybe. They refused the cabin luggage insisting it was big for their carrier. Was either going to charge or check straight to Lagos (final destination). Was not pleased please hand luggage had my essentials which i will need on the plane.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Tbilisi
Heathrow - Novo Alexeyevka ( LHR - TBS )
4.0 /5
Lee
Date 2019-08-30 Location Australia Age 51-70 Class Economy

No real issues in the short flight. Went well and in time.

4.0 /5
1 reviews

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