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KLM announce €7.50 charge per sector for bag for short haul

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KLM announce €7.50 charge per sector for bag for short haul

Obviously the second phase of introducing baggage charges for KLM European flights. Unless you are silver FB or above you will need to pay €7,50 each way for a checked bag (previously free).

My home airline so a bit annoying that I have to now work out what I need to carry on. Just the way things are going I suppose. Just one less reason to fly legacy carriers IMO though.

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1. Re: KLM announce €7.50 charge per sector for bag for short haul

Just got my email announcing it. Don't fly as much with KLM anymore so doubt I'll get back to silver. :-(

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The €7, 50 is for ivory members. If you do not sign up for flying blue at all you will be paying €15/sector.

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3. Re: KLM announce €7.50 charge per sector for bag for short haul

I was silver a few years ago. Been ivory since then though.

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4. Re: KLM announce €7.50 charge per sector for bag for short haul

They haven't sent me an email yet and I can't see anything on the website. That still shows the same rules, when does this come in? I wonder if they are now going to get more strict with hand luggage, some of the things people board with are bigger than my checked in ones!

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5. Re: KLM announce €7.50 charge per sector for bag for short haul

This is the text in the email from KLM saying when it comes in:

"What’s new?

All Ivory members benefit from 50% discount on their first check-in baggage when booking a European flight as of 1 October 2014. You can check in the first piece of baggage for €7.50 (one-way) by booking it before arriving at the airport. Checking in one bag at the airport costs €15 (one-way). This fee can also be paid with 1,500 Miles through MyTrip on klm.com or 3,000 Miles at the airport."

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6. Re: KLM announce €7.50 charge per sector for bag for short haul

I haven't seen this and can't easily access their website.

How does this play out for members of other SkyTeam FF programs?

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7. Re: KLM announce €7.50 charge per sector for bag for short haul

I did eventualy find it, for elite/elite plus members there is no change. I wonder what charges they will come up with next !

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Every excuse is good for a rip off. I wish I should not have to fly so often.

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9. Re: KLM announce €7.50 charge per sector for bag for short haul

Hardly a rip-off, you're paying for a service. If you fly often enough you won't have to pay anything.

Edited: 19 June 2014, 10:50
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10. Re: KLM announce €7.50 charge per sector for bag for short haul

At the end people "vote" by the number of bookings.

Today whilst commuting on the ground for 60-90 minutes, one is happy to find an empty seat. Forget the rest. And eventually it will become the same in the air. You will pay for a place (happily all are seats) and you will pay for any additional service.

For most people and companies the price is the key criteria. And therefore there is no surprise that airlines introduce a pay per service approach. The time where air travel was something special are long gone, today it is modern mass transportation and in most cases the cheapest on top.