KLM has become one of the first European airlines (with the exception of the Low-cost Carriers) to implement a new fee for Economy Class passengers, flying within Europe, who wish to check a bag in to the aircraft’s hold.
From April 22nd 2013, passengers travelling in the economy cabin will have the option of flying with just carry-on baggage, or to check in baggage at a fee. Carry-on baggage remains free of charge for one piece up to 12kgs and, in addition, one lap top or handbag may also be taken on too.
The cost of checking one piece of luggage in is 15 Euros, either via KLM’s web site, or through ourselves (this is currently subject to confirmation from our GDS provider Travelport). Should passengers have to pay for their hold luggage at the airport the fee is 30Euros.
However, please note that there are numerous exceptions to this new rule, some of which are mentioned below, however, should you have any further questions or concerns please contact Paul Baker at email@example.com. Some of the ways in which you can avoid paying this new checked baggage fee are:
- Become, if you are not already, a Flying Blue member
- Enrol your company in Bluebiz
- Passengers purchasing fully flexible Y & B class fares
- Infants under 2 years old
- Marine offshore and NGO passengers.
Finally, please note that if you are flying via Amsterdam on a long-haul flight in Economy Class, then these new charges do not apply.