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KLM is the flag carrier of the Netherlands and is headquartered in Amstelveen, with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Founded in 1919, KLM is the oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name. As of 2013, KLM had a total of 32,505 employees.

On 30 September 2003, Air France and KLM agreed to a merger in which the two airlines would become subsidiaries of a holding company called Air France–KLM. KLM also have group equity shares in a number of subsidiaries from airlines to high-speed trains. Airline subsidiaries include Kenya Airways, KLM Asia, KLM Cityhopper, KLM Cityhopper UK, Transavia and Transavia France.

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Baggage Policy

KLM has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage policy.

Carry-on Baggage

Economy Class passengers are entitled to one piece of carry-on baggage with a maximum dimension of 55cm x 35cm x 25cm (21.5" x 13.5" x 10") and a personal item such as a handbag, a laptop. The personal item must fit within 40cm x 30cm x 15 (16" x 12" x 6").

A weight restriction applied, both items cannot weight over 12kg (26lbs) in total.

Hand baggage allowance

Hand baggage Economy Class total max. 12 kg

Economy Class

  • 1 x hand baggage measuring a maximum of 55 x 35 x 25 cm
  • 1 x personal item (accessory such as a handbag, briefcase or laptop), with the maximum dimensions of 40 x 30 x 15 cm
  • The total weight of these two bags must weigh no more than 12 kg
  • This is a general guide for all routes, please ensure you check your ticket before travel to see your own baggage allowance

Business Class passengers are entitled to two pieces of carry-on baggage with a maximum dimension of 55cm x 35cm x 25cm (21.5" x 13.5" x 10") and a personal item such as a handbag, a laptop. The personal item must fit within 40cm x 30cm x 15 (16" x 12" x 6").

A weight restriction applied, both items cannot weight over 18kg (40lbs) in total.

Business Class

  • 2 x items of hand baggage. Each item must not exceed the dimensions of 55 x 35 x 25 cm
  • In addition, passengers are permitted 1 x personal accessory (for example a handbag, briefcase or laptop) This personal item is restricted to the maximum dimensions of 40 x 30 x 15 cm
  • The total weight of all 3 items has a maximum weight of 18 kg
  • This is a general guide, please ensure you check your ticket before travel to see your own baggage allowance

Checked Baggage

Economy Class

  • 1 x check-in bag. The combined dimensions (L+W+H) must not exceed 158 cm, and the weight of it must not exceed 23kg.
  • Passengers flying Blue Silver, Gold and Platinum, or those in SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus can also bring 1 additional checked bag, of the same weight and dimensions restrictions as above.
  • Passengers travelling on the light fare do not have any free checked luggage included in their tickets

Business Class

  • 2 x checked bags, weighing a maximum of 32kg each and with the maximum combined dimensions (L+W+H) of 158cm each.
  • Passengers flying Blue Silver, Gold and Platinum, or those in SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus can also bring 1 additional checked bag, of the same weight and dimensions restrictions as above.

Cabin Classes

Passengers with a KLM booking can fly in Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class.

Economy Class

Economy class in KLM offers comfort on both intercontinental and European, short-haul flights

Economy Facilities

Intercontinental KLM Economy Class includes a blanket and pillow with a well-designed seat along with an in-flight magazine.

Meal (you can request for any special dietary requirements) and a choice of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. For many flights departing from Amsterdam, you can choose from the a la carte menu.

European KLM Economy Class flights provide comfortable seating with a sandwich and snack and a choice of beverages of either alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Onboard, shopping is available for flight duration of more than 90 minutes.

Economy Class Seats

Economy Class in KLM comprises of two types of seating - Economy Regular (76 - 81cm of legroom) and Comfort (extra recline of up to 18cm).

Premium Economy

2020 update: KLM has announced that a Premium Economy Class will soon be available. This will be a different product to the ‘Economy Comfort’ fare upgrade which offers greater legroom in Economy for an additional fee.

Premium Economy Facilities

It has not yet been announced what KLM’s new Premium Economy product will offer customers in terms of amenities and facilities, such as meal options and entertainment. However, it is likely that KLM will follow its North American partners, including Air France, Delta and Virgin Atlantic and offer a similar level of service.

Premium Economy Seats

The new Premium Economy product has not been announced on what it will offer customers in terms of the seating, including seat width, pitch and configuration.

Business Class

Enjoy comfort, attention to detail and excellent customer service on board your intercontinental flight with KLM.

Business Class Facilities

Business Class passengers are able to pack more for their journeys with a larger baggage allowance. Not only this, but passengers are able to visit the KLM Crown Lounges and earn up to 175% miles.

What are Business Class seats like?

World Business Class seats are 207cm long and are fully reclinable by 180 degrees. After a good night's sleep on your fully-flat bed, you'll arrive at your destination feeling refreshed and revitalized. KLM Business Class Seats are also equipped with in-seat power sockets and privacy canopies so that you can work from the comfort of your seat. On Airbus A330-200 and the Airbus A330-200 aircraft, Business Class passengers are equipped with "sleeper seats" rather than fully-flat beds.

First Class

KLM doesn't offer a First Class cabin class. The closest class that the airline offers to First Class is Business Class, which features many of the upscale features found in other airlines' First Class cabins.


KLM has different check-in opening and closing times depending on whether your flight is domestic or international, as well as your method of check-in.

Online Check-in

Passengers with a KLM booking can choose to check in online, either via the airline's direct website or via the KLM app. You can read more about the benefits of online check-in here. Online check-in is available from 30 hours till 1 hour before your flight, apart from flights to and from the US (24 to 1 hour before departure).

Airport Check-in

Passengers can choose to check-in at the airport, either at the check-in desk or by using the self-service kiosks. For staffed check-in desks, passengers must check-in between 2 hours and 40 minutes before their flight departure for European flights, and between 3 to 1 hour before flying for intercontinental flights.

Passengers using the self-service kiosk at Schiphol airport can check-in at any time on the day of departure. For all other airports, passengers must check-in at least 2 hours before departure.

In-Flight Entertainment

Passengers can enjoy over 1000 hours of entertainment on board any intercontinental flight. Choose from movies, TV and games in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese or Spanish.


Choose from a wide selection of popular TV shows on your intercontinental flight. Select your favourite American sitcom or an eye-opening documentary to help make the time fly on board.

KLM Movies

Find award-winning films in a variety of different languages when flying long-haul. KLM frequently updates its range of new releases so that you can sit back and enjoy some of the most recent movies during your flight. There's a movie for every age and every taste.

Food & Drink

KLM offers a number of food and drinks onboard. The meals available will depend on the cabin class you fly in.

KLM Meal Options

KLM offer passengers in-flight food, which varies depending on the class, route flying and duration of the flight. For some shorter flights, there may be a reduced meal service which may be limited to sandwiches, salads or yoghurt for example.

For economy class passengers, a choice of hot meal will be offered, which will be served a starter and bread. In addition, passengers can purchase items from the A la carte menu, which have to be pre-ordered on the KLM website 48 hours prior to departure.

Business class passengers enjoy a specially prepared dinner which includes a choice of cold starter or vegetarian soup, choice of several main dishes and a choice of several desserts, fruit or cheese.

Special Dietary Requirements

Passengers with special dietary needs can order a special meal for their flight. These must be ordered at least 24 hours before scheduled departure time, or 48 hours for Kosher meals, from the KLM website under ‘My Trip’. The special diet meals available are:

Children’s Meals

Child’s meal

Vegetarian Meals

Asian vegetarian meal

Vegetarian vegan meal

Medical Meals

Low-fat meal

Low-salt meal

Gluten-intolerant meal

Lactose intolerant meal

Religious Meals

Kosher meal

Hindu meal

Drinks & Alcohol

On all intercontinental flights, passengers are greeted on board with a welcome drink. There is also complimentary after-dinner coffee, tea or liqueur, and a drinks service which offers drinks once every hour.

The drinks available are soft drinks and fruit juices, hot drinks, and alcoholic drinks including beer, fine wines and liquors.

Airline Alliance

KLM is a part of SkyTeam alliance. SkyTeam was founded in June 2000 is now the second largest alliance in the world, second only to Star Alliance, in terms of passengers and number of members.

SkyTeam currently consists of 20 carriers from five continents operating a wider service for all of their passengers worldwide. KLM has codeshare agreements with most SkyTeam members including; Aer Lingus, Bangkok Airways, Georgian Airways, Gol (previously VRG), Jet Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Olympic Air, Pegasus Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Winair and many others.

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Destinations that KLM flies to

KLM and its partners serve over 130 destination across five continents including Luanda, Buenos Aires, Vienna, Manama, Brussels, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto, Athens, Accra, Hong Kong, Budapest, Delhi, Kigali, Singapore, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Seoul, Barcelona, Bilbao, Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Aberdeen, Kiev and many others.

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Hub Airport

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the main international airport of the Netherlands. Amsterdam Airport is the hub airport for many airlines and ground transport including VipperCorendon Dutch Airlines, Transavia and TUI Airlines Netherlands. The airport has 6 runways and can handle nearly 60 million passengers every year.

Other airlines that fly to/from the airport include Arkia, Belavia, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, El Al, Georgian Airways and more.


KLM currently operates using a variety of aircraft. The fleet is constantly adapting and changing but currently consists of the following aircraft: Airbus A330-200/300, Airbus A350-900, Boeing 737-700/800/900, Boeing 747-400/400M, Boeing 777-200ER/300ER and Boeing 787-9/10. The total number of aircraft for KLM stands at 116 with a further 26 on order to be delivered in the near future.

Seat Selection

KLM seat selection is available with Alternative Airlines. Alternative Airlines allows passengers to choose their seats on all flights, no matter which destinations they're flying between! Find out how to book your seats online.

Pets, Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals

Thinking of flying with either a service animal, pet, or an emotional support animal, see all information and advice by Alternative Airlines about taking an animal on a plane.

Deals, Discounts and Payments

Grab a voucher code on your airline ticket and save on your next trip with KLM! If you are looking for a deal, then look no further as you can get a discount code with Alternative Airlines. There is a wide range of flight voucher codes to use to get a discounted KLM airline ticket!

Buy KLM Last Minute Flights

You can easily book last minute KLM flights with Alternative Airlines. We'll show you a step-by-step guide on how to book last minute flights with Alternative Airlines. When you buy flights with Alternative Airlines, you can also add extra layers of protection such as Cancellation Protection and Lost Baggage Insurance.

When you book through Alternative Airlines, the majority of our e-tickets are sent to you straight away or within 2 hours via email. In spite of that, it's worth noting that on some rare occasions it might take up to 24 hours for you to receive your e-ticket - this is important to consider when booking last minute flights on our site.

How to book last minute flights with KLM

  1. Use the search form at the top of the page and enter the departure and arrival destinations, dates you plan to travel, the number of passengers and cabin class. Then hit 'Search Flights' to find great deals on last minute flights.
  2. You'll then be displayed with all the flights relevant to your search. If you wish to fly with a specific airline, use the airline filter to narrow down your search e.g. KLM.
  3. Once you've found the perfect last minute flight you, confirm your selection and proceed with your booking. We offer 40+ payment methods on our site including many Buy Now Pay Later options, Cryptocurrency, Apple Pay and more.

Popular last minute flight routes with KLM

KLM is the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands, with a hub airport in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. KLM flies to over 130 destinations in 70+ countries across the world. Below are some popular last minute routes with KLM.

  • Bordeaux ✈ to Ibiza
  • Amsterdam ✈ to Curaçao
  • Lyon ✈ to Wroclaw
  • Nice ✈ to Boston

Book Multi City Flights With KLM

When you book through Alternative Airlines you can easily search for multi-city flights by using our multi-city tool, which is located in the search form. Use this guide to find out more about using our multi-city flight tool. Use our search form to find and book multi-city flights with KLM.

How to book multi-city flights with KLM

  1. Navigate to the search form, which is located at the top of the page and select the 'multi-city' button.
  2. Then enter the number of destinations which you wish to travel to, along with the dates you want to travel for each leg of your journey. Click the 'Search Flights' button to continue to the next page.
  3. Once the results have loaded, you'll be displayed with all the available flights according to your search. Use the 'Airlines' filter to narrow down your search and to only show 'KLM' flights.
  4. Confirm that you've selected the perfect dates for you and then secure your booking with any of the 40+ different payment methods including Klarna, Afterpay, Crypto and more. Once your ticket has been confirmed we'll send you your e-tickets as soon as possible.

Why book multi-city flights within KLM?

There are a number of reasons as to why you should book multi-city flights with KLM! First of all, KLM flies to over 145 destinations around the world, making it easier for you to search for multi-city flights to pretty much any destination that you want. KLM always puts their passengers first - they offer comfort, a number of special facilities and provide great customer service.

Popular Multi-City Stops with KLM:

  • London ✈ Frankfurt ✈ Amsterdam
  • Paris ✈ London ✈ Rome
  • Prague ✈ Berlin ✈ Amsterdam

Buy KLM Refundable Flights

Are you searching for refundable KLM flights that give you the flexibility you need? You can book those flights right here at Alternative Airlines. Read our guide below to find out how to book refundable flight tickets with KLM.

What are KLM refundable flights?

KLM refundable flights are flights that can be refunded via credit, debit or whichever payment was used at the time of booking. A refundable KLM ticket means you're entitled to receive a refund prior to the scheduled flight departure time. A cancellation fee usually needs to be paid. To get started, use our search form at the top of the page and begin your search for KLM refundable flights.

For extra protection on your booking, you can add Cancellation Protection. At Alternative Airlines, we offer Cancellation Protection which makes you eligible for a full refund should you need to cancel your flight due to emergency circumstances (such as illness, death, home emergencies, etc.). Take a look at the terms and conditions for the full list of valid emergency reasons.

Why book KLM refundable flights?

Booking non-refundable flight tickets with any airline can be more expensive than you think! With refundable KLM flights, you'll be entitled to a refund with only the additional cost of the cancellation fee. Non-refundable tickets mean you won't get your refund and you'll still have to pay the cancellation fee. We suggest booking refundable KLM flights in order to have more flexibility should you need to cancel your flight and still receive a refund.

KLM has a full refund policy where you can receive a full refund if you cancel your flight within 24 hours of booking your ticket.

How to book KLM refundable flights:

  1. Fill out our search form at the top of the page with your departure/arrival airports, your travel dates, the number of passengers flying and the cabin class you'd prefer to fly in. Hit the 'Search Flights' button when you're ready to proceed.
  2. To find flights operated by a specific airline, such as KLM, you can use the 'Airline' filter to narrow down your search. Select the KLM flights that work best for you and confirm your selection to proceed.
  3. In the flight details, you can view the fare rules to see whether your KLM flights are refundable or not. To add extra protection to your booking, you can use Cancellation Protection - a service we provide that lets you receive a full refund should you need to cancel your KLM flight due to emergency reasons.

Can I add Cancellation Protection to a KLM flight?

Of course! At Alternative Airlines, we offer Cancellation Protection - a product that gives you the eligibility to claim for a full refund should you need to cancel your KLM flight due to emergency reasons. You can add Cancellation Protection to your booking at checkout for a small extra fee to keep your money protected. See our terms and conditions for all emergency reasons we accept should you need to cancel your KLM flight.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I find flights with KLM Cityhopper?

If you require flights operated by KLM's regional services, otherwise known as KLM Cityhopper, you can search for and book those flights right here at Alternative Airlines. Take a look at our page dedicated to KLM Cityhopper for more information.

Why should I use Alternative Airlines to buy KLM flights using PayPal?

With Alternative Airlines, booking flights online with PayPal couldn't be simpler. No matter when or where you're travelling, any KLM flights on our website can be paid for using PayPal. As it is so simple to use and makes online airline booking safer than ever, PayPal is a very popular payment method with our consumers. 

Where can I book KLM last minute flights?

At Alternative Airlines! You can buy last minute flights with KLM with Alternative Airlines. Simply follow the step-to-step guide from above on how to book last minute flights with KLM. Please note that when you purchase any last minute flight with Alternative Airlines, it may take up to 24 hours for you to receive your e-ticket.

Can I finance last minute KLM flights?

Absolutely! When you book with Alternative Airlines, you can split the cost of your flights over some time. By paying for flights in instalments you can easily budget for your trip - no need to worry about paying for the whole sum at once. We have partnered with many payment plan providers that allow you to slice the cost of your flight in instalments, including Afterpay, Klarna, Affirm, Tabby and more.

Other pay-later options in the Netherlands:

  • Tinka (currently unavailable at Alternative Airlines)

Does KLM offer international multi-city flights?

KLM flies to over 145 destinations across 70 countries on all 5 continents from its hub at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. This means that you have endless destination choices when you decide to book your multi-city flights.

How can I book KLM multi-city flights?

Booking multi-city flights with KLM is super easy when you book through Alternative Airlines! Simply follow our step-by-step guide from above to find out how to book multi-stop flights with KLM.

Can I pay for multi-city KLM flights in instalments?

Of course! Here, at Alternative Airlines we offer a number of flexible payment options, including Buy Now, Pay Later. With flights on finance, you can spread the cost of your flight over weekly, bi-weekly or monthly instalments. If you reside in the UK, you can pay later with ZipClearpayKlarna and more. If you reside in the US, you can also pay later with Zip and Klarna, as well as AfterpayAffirm and more. Reside in the Middle East? Take a look at which Pay Later options you'd qualify for, including Tabby and Postpay. Find out more about all of our Buy Now Pay Later options.

How to find KLM refundable flights?

To search for refundable KLM flights with Alternative Airlines, you can use our search form at the top of the page, fill out your trip details and press the 'Search Flights' button. Select a flight that is most suitable for you, then you can view the fare rules on the next page which will indicate whether your KLM tickets are refundable or non-refundable. Non-refundable flights are cheaper to book however the tickets are non-changeable, unlike refundable tickets which are more flexible and allow you to cancel at a small cost.

KLM has a 24-hour cancellation policy where you will be eligible for a full refund should you wish to cancel your flight within 24 hours of the time of booking.

How to request a refund for a KLM flight?

If you purchased our Cancellation Protection service when booking your KLM flight, you can request a refund through the 'Claim Your Refund' page. To receive a full refund, you'll need to show proof of why you are unable to board your KLM flight - some of the valid reasons for cancellation include illness, home emergencies, death and more. With Cancellation Protection, you can cancel your KLM flight, receive a refund and not pay any cancellation fees.

To cancel your flight, go to 'Manage Booking' or you can contact us - a member of our Customer Service Team will be happy to assist you.

Can I receive a refund on a non-refundable flight?

No, you won't be eligible for a refund if you have purchased a non-refundable KLM ticket on our site. To receive a full refund, you need to cancel your KLM flight within the first 24 hours from when you made the booking.

We recommend adding Cancellation Protection to your KLM booking - this allows you to receive a full refund should you need to cancel your flight due to emergency circumstances such as illness, death or home emergencies.