KLM Flying Dutchman - Economy Comfort for FB Gold
Sep 14, 12, 4:10 am
As FB Gold I seem to remember that I get free upgrade to Economy Comfort seating. Did I dream that?
Certainly I have found in some cases that I could reserve my seat for free in EC, but maybe that was just a function of my booking class?
This time to select a seat in that area they want money.
Sep 14, 12, 4:23 am
I'm talking KL only here - so ignore if you're actually talking AF.
FB Gold never got "Economy Comfort" for free on KL - only at a discount.
FB Gold used to get free Exit Row seats on KL, but that changed last year.
Sep 14, 12, 4:50 am
The KLM site says:
"If you are a Platinum Flying Blue member, or if you travel on a fully flexible Economy ticket, you pay nothing extra for an Economy Comfort seat. Flying Blue Gold members and SkyTeam Elite Plus members of our partner airlines receive a 50% discount. Flying Blue Silver members pay 25% less."
So that explains it: when I have bought an expensive economy ticket I have been automatically upgraded to Economy Comfort.
Sep 14, 12, 6:06 am
What are the exact booking classes that qualify for EC? I have a ticket booked in U on MEX-AMS and that does not upgrade me to EC.
Could it be that it's only booking class Y?
Sep 14, 12, 6:16 am
As per the KLM website, those in Fully Flexible Economy fares have free access to Economy Comfort seats.
The KLM website further shows (https://www.klm.com/travel/nl_en/plan_and_book/ticket_information/ticket_conditions/index.htm#p3) that, on Intercontinental Flights, booking classes Y, B and M are designated Economy Fully Flexible.