KLM to introduce charges for suitcases

13th February 2013, Comments 3 comments

Dutch airline KLM is to introduce fees for baggage, in line with the trend set by budget carriers.

People using internal European flights will have to pay €15 for each piece of hold luggage they take as long as it is paid for in advance. Luggage checked in at the airport will cost €30 and hand luggage will remain free of charge.

‘60% to 70% of our European passengers only carry hand luggage,’ a spokesman told Nos television. ‘We know people would rather pay less for their tickets and that is why we are going to lower the price for flights.’

© DutchNews.nl

3 Comments To This Article

  • JB posted:

    on 27th February 2013, 06:51:31 - Reply

    Well I for one will stop using them unless I can't find a better deal elsewhere!
  • carrico posted:

    on 14th February 2013, 10:22:51 - Reply

    In yer pocket?
  • What a Mess posted:

    on 13th February 2013, 15:48:39 - Reply

    So how is this supposed to work? Every flight I am on there is no room for hand luggage because of the fools carrying 2 bags kitchen sink on the flight. Where exactly is the resultant extra hand baggage supposed to go exactly?