When KLM introduced the paid option for check-in baggage in May 2013, the airline waived the fee for Flying Blue Ivory members. Recently, the paid check-in baggage policy has been reviewed for Ivory members travelling within Europe on a KLM Economy Class ticket.
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.
Naturally, you have the choice to travel light. You can continue to take one item of hand baggage and one accessory with a maximum combined weight of 12kg in the cabin free of charge.
In addition, this update does not apply to:
• European Economy Class tickets booked and issued before 1 October 2014
• Fully flexible tickets (booking class Y or B) within Europe
• European Economy Class tickets booked with Award Miles (award tickets)
• Flights to Italy, Georgia, Ukraine, Russia or Belarus, or passengers travelling on and/or transferring to intercontinental KLM flights
Their hand baggage is a bit on the small side compared with EZY or BA!