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Flying with KLM partners

If you will travel (part of) your journey with one of our partners, their service may differ from KLM’s. Below you will find the most important differences.

About our partners

To offer you more flights to more destinations, KLM is part of the SkyTeam alliance, and has teamed up with many other airlines (‘code share’). With our partners, we continuously work together to make your journey just as enjoyable as when flying with KLM.

In general you can expect:  

  • Check-in and receiving boarding passes for all flights in your journey, and having your baggage labelled through to your final destination.
  • Your baggage allowance for your whole journey is stated on your ticket. If you’d like to take extra or special baggage, the baggage fees of the airline you will fly with apply.
  • Flying Blue members can earn and burn Miles with all SkyTeam partners.
  • On board you will be served complementary drinks, meals and/or snacks, depending on the duration of your flight and the time of day.


When travelling with other airlines however you may encounter differences, such as in check-in options, seat types, meals and other services. Below you will find the most important differences per airline.

Which airline(s) you will be flying with, is shown when you book on KLM.com; in the e-mail of your booking confirmation and via My Trip.

 

Aer Lingus

  • You can only book Economy Class seats on flights from Ireland to Amsterdam
  • You can choose your seat online from the moment you have booked a ticket with J, C, D, or I fare, and your flight has a KLM flight number.
  • Priority check-in for Business Class passengers and for Flying Blue Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • Checking in via KLM.com is not possible if the first flight of your journey (out- or inbound) is with Aer Lingus: please check in via the Aer Lingus website or at the airport.
  • You can access the lounges in Dublin, Cork and Amsterdam if you will travel in Business Class on a connecting KLM flight.
  • On board, Aer Lingus offers a variety of snacks, meals and drinks at a fee. On flights within Europe, Aer Lingus does not offer special meals for dietary and religious reasons.
  • Flying Blue members earn Miles with Aer Lingus flights with a KLM flight number; however it is not possible to book Aer Lingus Award tickets with Flying Blue Miles.


Go to www.aerlingus.com

Air Europa

  • SkyPriority or priority check-in for Business Class passengers and for SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • Checking in online at KLM.com is not possible if the first flight of your journey (out- or inbound) is with Air Europa: please check in via Air Europa’s website or at the airport.
  • You can access the Air Europa lounges if you are a Business Class passenger or if you are a SkyTeam Elite Plus member, and you travel on an international SkyTeam flight, or you are transferring to or from a domestic SkyTeam flight.
  • Snack and drinks in Economy Class are available at a fee; in Business Class these are complimentary. Air Europa does not offer special meals for dietary and/or religious wishes.


Go to www.aireuropa.com

Aeroflot

  • Economy Class passengers can choose a seat when checking in from 24 hours before departure; Business Class passengers can choose a seat online from the moment they have booked.
  • Priority check-in for Business Class passengers and for SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • Checking in online is not possible if the first flight of your journey (out- or inbound) is with Aeroflot. Please check in at the airport.
  • You can access the Aeroflot lounges if you are a Business Class passenger or if you are a SkyTeam Elite Plus member, and you travel on an international SkyTeam flight, or you are transferring to or from a domestic SkyTeam flight. You are welcome in the Aeroflot lounges in Almaty, Baku, Bishkek, Chelyabinsk, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Khabarovsk, Kiev, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Mineralnye Vody, Minsk, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Perm, Samara, Sochi, St. Petersburg, Tbilisi, Ufa, Vladivostok, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg and Yerevan.
  • Snack, meals and non-alcoholic drinks are complimentary, but alcoholic drinks you can order at a fee.


Go to www.aeroflot.ru

Aeromexico

  • SkyPriority or priority check-in for Business Class passengers and for SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • Checking in online is not possible if the first flight of your journey (out- or inbound) is with Aeromexico: please check in at the airport.
  • You can access the Aeromexico lounges if you are a Business Class passenger or if you are a SkyTeam Elite Plus member, and you travel on an international SkyTeam flight, or you are transferring to or from a domestic SkyTeam flight.


Go to www.aeromexico.com

Air France

  • SkyPriority or priority check-in for Business Class passengers and for SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • You can access the Air France lounges if you are a Business Class passenger or if you are a SkyTeam Elite Plus member, and you travel on an international SkyTeam flight, or you are transferring to or from a domestic SkyTeam flight.
  • Before boarding, you can pick up free copies of French and international newspapers.
  • Aside meals, snacks and drinks on all intercontinental and European flights, Air France also serves various drinks and pastries or sandwiches on flights within France. On intercontinental Air France flights departing from Paris, you can enjoy a self-service buffet.


Go to www.airfrance.com

Alitalia

  • SkyPriority check-in for Business Class passengers and for SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • Checking in at KLM.com is not possible if the first flight of your journey (out- or inbound) is with Alitalia: please check in at Alitalia’s website or at the airport.
  • You can access the Alitalia lounges if you are a Business Class passenger or if you are a SkyTeam Elite Plus member, and you travel on an international SkyTeam flight, or you are transferring to or from a domestic SkyTeam flight.


Go to www.alitalia.com

China Airlines

  • You can choose your seat from 90 days before departure. However, if you have booked fare type N, L, X, G or S, you can choose a seat when checking in online only.
  • Checking in online is not possible if the first flight of your journey (out- or inbound) is with China Airlines: please check in at the airport.
  • When travelling via Taiwan, you can check in to your final destination. However when transferring at another airport, checking in for all flights in your journey may not be possible. In that case, when transferring, you need to collect your check-in baggage and check in again for your next flight.
  • You can access the China Airlines lounges if you are a Business Class passenger or if you are a SkyTeam Elite Plus member, and you travel on an international SkyTeam flight, or you are transferring to or from a domestic SkyTeam flight.
  • SkyPriority check-in for Business Class passengers and for SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • On board you can choose between Western and Asian meals.


Go to www.china-airlines.com

China Eastern

  • For flights within China you can choose your seat during online check-in only.
  • SkyPriority or priority check-in for Business Class passengers and for SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • Checking in online is not possible if the first flight of your journey (out- or inbound) is with China Eastern: please check in at the airport.
  • Checking in for all flights in your journey may not be possible. In that case, when transferring, you need to collect your check-in baggage and check in again for your next flight.
  • You can access the China Eastern lounges if you are a Business Class passenger or if you are a SkyTeam Elite Plus member, and you travel on an international SkyTeam flight, or you are transferring to or from a domestic SkyTeam flight.


Go to www.flychinaeastern.com

China Southern

  • On some flights you can choose a seat online, via the China Southern website only.
  • SkyPriority check-in for Business Class passengers and for SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • Checking in online is not possible if the first flight of your journey (out- or inbound) is with China Southern: please check in at the airport.
  • Checking in for all flights in your journey may not be possible. In that case, when transferring, you need to collect your check-in baggage and check in again for your next flight.
  • You can access the China Southern lounges if you are a Business Class passenger or if you are a SkyTeam Elite Plus member, and you travel on an international SkyTeam flight, or you are transferring to or from a domestic SkyTeam flight.
  • On board you can choose between Western and Asian meals. Special meals for your dietary or religious wishes you can order for intercontinental flights and for flights departing from Guangzhou, at least 24 hours before departure.


Go to www.flychinasouthern.com

Czech Airlines

  • Business Class passengers can choose their seat online from the moment they have booked.
  • SkyPriority check-in for Business Class passengers and for SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • Checking in on KLM.com is not possible if the first flight of your journey (out- or inbound) is with Czech Airlines: please check in via the Czech Airlines website or at the airport.
  • You can access the Czech Airlines lounges if you are a Business Class passenger or if you are a SkyTeam Elite Plus member, and you travel on an international SkyTeam flight, or you are transferring to or from a domestic SkyTeam flight.


Go to www.czechairlines.com

Delta Air Lines

  • You can book seats in First - and Economy Class on flights within the United States. On international flights you can book Business Elite and Economy Class seats (including Economy Comfort seats).
  • You can choose your seat for any Delta Air Lines flight from the moment you have booked.
  • Although you can always check in for all flights, when transferring within the United States you need to collect your check-in baggage and check these in again for your domestic flight.
  • SkyPriority check-in for Business Class passengers and for SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • You can access the Delta Air Lines lounges if you are a Business Class passenger or if you are a SkyTeam Elite Plus member, and you travel on an international SkyTeam flight, or you are transferring to or from a domestic SkyTeam flight.
  • On all Delta Air Lines flights non-alcoholic drinks and a snack are complimentary. On longer domestic flights, you can buy extra snacks at a fee. On flights to the Caribbean and Latin America, you can order meals at a fee. On other international flights longer than 6 hours, and on flights to Alaska and Hawaii, you will be served a complimentary meal.


Go to www.delta.com

Flybe

  • You can book Economy Class seats only.
  • You can choose a seat during online check-in only.
  • Priority check-in for Business Class passengers and for Flying Blue Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • Checking in via KLM.com is not possible if the first flight of your journey (out- or inbound) is with Flybe: please check in via the Flybe website or at the airport.
  • You can access the Flybe lounges if you travel (partly) in Business Class, or if you are a Flying Blue Elite Plus member.
  • On board you can order sandwiches, snacks and drinks at a fee. Flybe does not offer any special meals for dietary and religious wishes.
  • Flying Blue members earn Miles on Flybe flights with a KLM flight number.


Go to www.flybe.com

Kenya Airways

  • SkyPriority check-in for Business Class passengers and for SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • Checking in on KLM.com is not possible if the first flight of your journey (out- or inbound) is with Kenya Airways: please check in via the Kenya Airways website or at the airport.
  • You can access the Kenya Airways lounges if you are a Business Class passenger or if you are a SkyTeam Elite Plus member, and you travel on an international SkyTeam flight, or you are transferring to or from a domestic SkyTeam flight.


Go to www.kenya-airways.com

Korean Air

  • You can choose your seat online from 30 days before departure of international flights.
  • Checking in for onward flights within Korea is not always possible. In that case, when transferring, you need to collect your check-in baggage and check in again for your domestic flight.
  • SkyPriority check-in for Business Class passengers and for SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • Checking in online is not possible if the first flight of your journey (out- or inbound) is with Korean Air: please check in at the airport.
  • You can access the Korean Air lounges if you are a Business Class passenger or if you are a SkyTeam Elite Plus member, and you travel on an international SkyTeam flight, or you are transferring to or from a domestic SkyTeam flight.
  • On board you can choose between complimentary Western, Chinese, Japanese and Korean meals.


Go to www.koreanair.com

Olympic Air

  • You can choose a seat during online check-in only.
  • Priority check-in for Business Class passengers and for Flying Blue Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • Checking in via KLM.com is not possible if the first flight of your journey (out- or inbound) is with Olympic Air: please check in via the Olympic Air website (if you travel with only hand luggage) or at the airport.
  • You can access the Olympic Air lounges if you (partly) travel in Business Class, or if you are a Flying Blue Elite Plus member.
  • Flying Blue members earn Miles on Olympic Air flights with a KLM flight number.


Go to www.olympicair.com

Rossiya

  • You can choose a seat during online check-in only.
  • Priority check-in for Business Class passengers and for Flying Blue Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • Checking in via KLM.com is not possible if the first flight of your journey (out- or inbound) is with Rossiya: please check in via the Rossiya website or at the airport.
  • You can access the Rossiya lounges if you (partly) travel in Business Class, or if you are a Flying Blue Elite Plus member.
  • Flying Blue members earn Miles on Rossiya flights with a KLM flight number.


Go to www.rossiya-airlines.com

Saudia

  • SkyPriority check-in for Business Class passengers and for SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • Checking in online is not possible if the first flight of your journey (out- or inbound) is with Saudia: please check in at the airport.
  • Although you can check in for all flights in your journey, you always need to collect and check in your baggage when transferring to an onward flight within Saudi Arabia.
  • You can access the Saudia lounges if you are a Business Class passenger or if you are a SkyTeam Elite Plus member, and you travel on an international SkyTeam flight, or you are transferring to or from a domestic SkyTeam flight.
  • On board no alcoholic drinks are served.


Go to www.saudiarlines.com

Tarom

  • Business Class passengers can choose a seat online from the moment they have booked.
  • SkyPriority check-in for Business Class passengers and for SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • Checking in via KLM.com is not possible if the first flight of your journey (out- or inbound) is with Tarom: please check in via the Tarom website or at the airport.
  • You can access the Tarom lounges if you are a Business Class passenger or if you are a SkyTeam Elite Plus member, and you travel on an international SkyTeam flight, or you are transferring to or from a domestic SkyTeam flight.


Go to www.tarom.ro

Transavia

  • You can book Economy Class seats only.
  • You can choose a seat during online check-in only.
  • No priority check-in for Business Class passengers or for Flying Blue Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • Checking in online is not possible if the first flight of your journey (out- or inbound) is with Transavia: please check in at the airport.
  • Business Class travellers and Flying Blue Platinum and Gold members transferring in Amsterdam from or to a KLM flight are welcome in the KLM Crown lounges.
  • On board you can purchase drinks, snack and sandwiches, but it is not possible to order special meals for dietary or religious wishes.
  • Flying Blue members earn Miles on Transavia flights with a KLM flight number.


Go to www.transavia.com

Ukraine International Airlines

  • Business Class passengers can choose their seat from the moment they have booked.
  • Priority check-in for Business Class passengers and for Flying Blue Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • Checking in online is not possible if the first flight of your journey (out- or inbound) is with Ukraine International Airlines: please check in at the airport.
  • You can access the Ukraine International Airlines lounges if you travel in Business Class, or if you are a Flying Blue Elite Plus member.
  • Flying Blue members earn Miles on Ukraine International Airlines flights with a KLM flight number.


Go to www.flyuia.com

Vietnam Airlines

  • SkyPriority or priority check-in for Business Class passengers and for SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • Checking in online is not possible if the first flight of your journey (out- or inbound) is with Vietnam Airlines: please check in at the airport.
  • You can access the Vietnam Airlines lounges if you are a Business Class passenger or if you are a SkyTeam Elite Plus member, and you travel on an international SkyTeam flight, or you are transferring to or from a domestic SkyTeam flight.


Go to www.vietnamairlines.com

Westjet

  • You can book Economy Class seats only.
  • You can choose a seat during online check-in only.
  • No priority check-in for Business Class passengers or for Flying Blue Elite and Elite Plus members.
  • Checking in via KLM.com is not possible if the first flight of your journey (out- or inbound) is with Westjet: please check in via the Westjet website or at the airport.
  • Westjet does not have any lounges.
  • On board you can purchase drinks, snack and sandwiches. It is not possible to order special meals for dietary or religious wishes.
  • Flying Blue members cannot earn or burn Miles with Westjet flights.


Go to www.westjet.com

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