Using your KLM voucher

Did you receive a KLM voucher (an ‘EMD’ or ‘TDC’ document)? Some vouchers you can use as credit for your next flight booking and/or to buy extra options. Some vouchers can be exchanged for cash.

KLM vouchers: EMD and TDC

If you requested compensation on, or if your trip did not go as planned, you may have received compensation in the form of a KLM voucher. This can be one of 2 types:

  • An EMD voucher is an electronic voucher which you receive via e-mail. If your EMD voucher states ‘refundable’, it can be exchanged for cash. If it states ‘non-refundable’, you can use it on as credit for a flight booking or a purchase of extra options.
  • A Travel Discount Certificate (TDC). This is a paper voucher which can be used as credit for a flight booking.
  • You can redeem max. 2 KLM vouchers or max. 1 Air France voucher per ticket or per extra option.

Using your EMD voucher

You can exchange your ‘EMD’ voucher on

  • For cash on your bank account – if your EMD document states ‘refundable’. Exchange your EMD for cash.
  • When booking a KLM, Delta Air Lines or AIR FRANCE flight or to buy extra options for KLM flights (such as an extra comfortable seat) – if your EMD voucher states ‘non-refundable’. For any remaining credit you will receive a new EMD voucher.
    • Use your EMD voucher to book a flight on
    • If you already have a booking: use your EMD voucher to buy extra options for KLM flights through My Trip
    • If the currency of the EMD is other than the currency in which the price of a ticket is published, the rate of exchange will be the bankers selling rate of KLM’s local bank.

* You cannot use your EMD-voucher to pay for KLM Package deals or taxes on Award tickets.

Read the Terms and conditions of EMD vouchers


Using your TDC voucher

Travel Discount Certificates (TDCs) can be used as credit when booking flights with KLM, AIR FRANCE or Delta Air Lines flight numbers.

How to use your TDC voucher
Please call us by telephone to book your flight and make sure you have your voucher near at hand. You will need the registration number on the voucher to complete your booking.

To redeem your TDC voucher, please contact:

If the amount due is higher than the credit on your TDC voucher, you need to pay the remaining amount. If the amount is lower than the credit on your TDC, you will not receive a refund.

TDC vouchers are valid for 2 years after the issue date. They cannot be exchanged for money. It is not possible to redeem your TDC voucher at a KLM travel agent or on

Read the Terms and Conditions of TDC vouchers