Cheap flights on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
KLM in full is Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij which
translated literally means Royal Aviation Company; or in usual English:
Royal Dutch Airlines. KLM is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM. Before
this, KLM was the national airline of the Netherlands. Founded on
October 7, 1919, KLM holds the record for being the oldest carrier
still operating under its original name. The first KLM flight was in
1920, with a flight from London to Amsterdam with two English
journalists and a number of newspapers on board.
All KLM Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 aircraft are equipped with
personal video screens in every seat providing interactive
entertainment - from movies and television to games and e-mail! The
availability of the on-demand video system allows you to choose what
you watch and when you watch it. There are a wide selection of movies,
plus television programming, video games for all ages, and flight
tracking. You can also send text messages to any mobile/cell phone
number or e-mail address anywhere on the planet and receive replies
right at your seat! The interactive controller used for games
and selections can be flipped over to become a telephone. Just swipe
your credit card along the side to speak to anyone, anywhere from your
seat in the air.
KLM is a member of the SkyTeam airline alliance. SkyTeam began on 22
June 2000 by Aeromexico, Air France, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air.
Since then other airlines such as CSA Czech Airlines, Alitalia,
Continental, KLM and Northwest have also joined the alliance with more
on their way to becoming members. There are also affiliated airlines
such as Air Europa, Copa Airlines, Kenya Airways and Tarom. Aeroflot
and China Southern Airlines have both signed an MOU taking the first
step towards membership. In total there are 2,069 aircraft belonging to
SkyTeam. Member airlines operate 15,207 daily flights to 684
destinations in 133 countries. By joining Flying Blue you can earn
miles/points no matter which Sky Team Alliance airline you fly with.
You can also redeem your points/miles on any Sky Team Alliance airline.
Flying Blue is the frequent flyer programme of KLM as well as Air
France. It is free to join, and rich in rewards. There are 4 different
levels from the highest being Platinum followed by Gold and Silver. All
new members are given an Ivory membership card with a welcome bonus of
3000 miles for any flight within 6 months of joining Flying Blue. By
joining Flying Blue members have access to over 18,000 flights, 900
destinations and 100 partners worldwide making it easier to accumulate
points. On top of Award tickets on Air France, KLM, SkyTeam or other
airline partners, accrued miles can be spent on hotel stays, car
rentals and a number of other services like upgrades, extra baggage
allowance or non airlines awards like driving a Ferrari around a race
track or learning the secrets of gourmet cooking with a cordon-bleu
chef. Alternatively there is also the option to donate the points to a
variety of different charity organisations.
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