KLM

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919. To this day, KLM is the oldest airline still operating under its original name and the national airline of the Netherlands. KLM has been part of the AIR FRANCE KLM group since their merger in 2004.

With KLM, Flying Blue members can:

Earn Award Miles
Earn Level Miles
Earn qualifying flights
Earn Elite bonus Miles
Spend Award Miles
Extend the validity of Award Miles
Enjoy SkyTeam benefits worldwide

What are the conditions for earning and spending Miles with KLM?

Earn Miles

Flying Blue members can earn Miles on:
  • All flights that are marketed as KL
  • All flights that are marketed as a SkyTeam-partner and operated by KLM
Flying Blue members cannot earn Miles on:
  • Tickets with a booking sub-class that is not mentioned in the table below
  • Tickets that were purchased with Award Miles: O, C, D, Z, X, B, Q, T, N, E, R and V
  • The KLM bus service between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Nijmegen-Arnhem v.v. and Eindhoven-Maastricht v.v.

Spend Miles

Flying Blue members can spend Miles on flights that are marketed as KL and operated by KLM.

How can I earn Miles?

To earn Miles according to the KLM earning scheme, you must purchase a flight that is marketed by KLM. The distance you fly in miles provides a number that forms the basis of what you will earn. Your booking sub-class will determine the applicable earning percentage. Have a look at the scheme below and read more about how it works.

KLM Accrual scheme (effective as of 01-04-2017):

Cabin class

Booking sub-class

Earn %

International flights
First Class N/A N/A
Business Class J, C 175%
D, I 150%
Z 125%
Economy Class Y, B, M, U 100%
K 75%
H, L, Q 50%
T, E, N, R, G, V 25%
European flights
Business Class J, C, D, I, Z 250%
Economy Class Y, B, M 100%
P, U, F, K, H, W 75%
L, Q, S, A 50%
T, E, N, R, G, V, X 25%

Introducing new fare structure

To make the ticket selection procedure easier, KLM introduced three Economy Class ticket options for flights within Europe and North Africa: Light, Standard and Flex.

You will continue to earn Flying Blue Miles on all three ticket options for flights that are marketed as AF or KL and operated by AIR FRANCE, KLM and HOP!.

KLM Accrual scheme for new fares in Economy Class within Europe & North Africa (effective as of 06-12-2016):

Sub-class Light Standard Flex
Y 100% 150% 200%
B 100% 120% 140%
M 100% 120% 140%
P 75% 90% 110%
U 75% 90% 110%
F 75% 90% 110%
K 75% 90% 110%
H 75% 90% 110%
L 50% 60% 80%
T 30% 50% 80%
W 75% 90% 110%
S 50% 60% 80%
A 50% 60% 80%
Q 50% 60% 80%
E 25% 40% 60%
N 25% 35% 55%
R 25% 35% 50%
V 25% 30% 45%
X 25% 30% 45%
G 20% 25% 40%

How many Miles will I earn?

The number of Award Miles and Level Miles you will earn depends on three important factors:

1) The marketing carrier and the operating airline

The accrual scheme of the marketing carrier determines how many Miles you can earn on your flight. It is easy to find out which airline is the marketing carrier for your flight. The two-digit airline code that comes before the flight number (e.g. KL 0123) shows which airline is the marketing carrier.

If your flight number starts with an airline code from one of the Flying Blue partner airlines (e.g. AZ 0123) the accrual scheme of that specific partner (in this case Alitalia) will apply, even if the flight is operated by another airline. Please check the relevant airline partner page for more information about the number of Miles you can earn.

2) The distance flown


The distance in miles between the place of origin and destination determines the number of Award Miles and Level Miles you will earn. But when the distance you cover one-way is less than 750 miles on an international or European flight or 500 miles on a domestic flight, Flying Blue offers you a minimum number of Miles: in this case, you will earn the minimum 750 or 500 Award Miles and Level Miles respectively. Please note that the accrual scheme also applies to the minimum amount.

3) The booking sub-class


Every cabin class is divided into different booking sub-classes, related to the fare you booked. The booking sub-class is specified as a letter on your ticket and will determine the percentage of Miles you earn based on the distance flown, as described above. Please have a look at the accrual scheme to check the earning percentage for your booking sub-class.

How does the calculation work?

Use our handy Miles Calculator to find out how many Miles you will earn with your ticket. An explanation of the calculation for earning Miles is given below.
 
Level Miles = distance in miles x earning percentage of booking sub-class
 
Award Miles = (distance in miles x earning percentage of booking sub-class) +
(distance in miles x earning percentage Elite bonus)

Did you know that you can earn even more Miles with Booking.com and KLM?

To earn Award Miles on your stay with Booking.com and KLM, simply go to the KLM - Booking.com search page and find the hotel deal that suits you best.

How can I spend Miles?

With KLM you can use your Award Miles for a flight or an upgrade. Our Miles Calculator will tell you exactly how many Miles you need to spend.

You can also use your Miles to reserve a seat with more legroom or to bring extra baggage on board your KLM flight. These extra options are easily arranged online via My Trip. And did you know you can enjoy lounge access to one of the many KLM Crown Lounges all over the world by paying with Miles? Find out more at KLM.com


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