The new hold baggage rules on Air France and KLM flights
Friday 12, March 2010
Before, two different rules existed depending on the destination (piece concept or weight concept). From now on, only the piece concept will be used for all tickets issued as from 28 March 2010.
These new measures, more beneficial for customers than before, will enable Air France and KLM passengers to check in up to 3 bags free of charge weighing up to 23kg each depending on the cabin class.
Flying Blue members as from Silver status will be able to check in an additional bag of up to 23kg, whatever their travel class. Up to now, they benefited from an additional baggage allowance only on routes on which the weight concept applied (Silver 5kg, Gold 10kg and Platinum 20kg).
Air France and KLM are thus confirming their intent to maintain the essential free services and to simplify travel procedures with services which are easier to use and understand for everyone.
One basic rule which is easier to understand and more beneficial to the customers
Weight of each bag maximum 23kg – size: 158 cm (sum of the three 3 dimensions)
Over the baggage allowance of more than 23kg, a set sum to pay
For each bag weighing more than 23 kg and less than 32 kg*, a set sum will be charged: €100 from Europe, 100 USD from elsewhere**, or the equivalent in local currency
An additional bag? (excluding Flying Blue benefits)
Air France and KLM offers 20% discount excess baggage charges for customers who check in online (e.g.: €44 instead of €55 / €160 instead of €200)
* Over 32kg: cargo transport
** Special cases: from Canada 100 CAD – 55 CAD – 200 CAD
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On more than 50 routes, customers travelling in the Voyageur or Economy cabins will be able to check in a second bag free of charge.
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