Hi. I've been a lurker for awhile reading the great advice on here - thank you!
I have only been a FF for the last two years. I live in Helsinki and fly to the US and Australia about 6 times a year. With this current trip to the US next week, I earn FB Gold.
I fly AF out but my leg from AMS to the US (and back) nearly always uses a DL plane. On the return flight starting out with DL (typically from BOS), I always have to pay $50 (now $70) for the second baggage.
Will my Gold status with AF (Sky Team Elite) finally give me the second baggage for free if starting the return leg on a DL flight?
Also frustrating is that I always have to pay the baggage fee for my US flights as well (I have 3-4 day stays in 4-5 locations in the US). Will the Gold status (SK Elite+) finally mean I don't have to pay that fee either?
I had hoped that the new Sky Team "uniform baggage policy across carriers" last month would end these extra expenses. But it seems like nearly all DL flights are exempted from it?
I qualified for FB Gold by segments. I have an option to go Delta but it looks like it would be best to stay with FB instead?
Thanks for your help. This has been driving me nuts figuring out the labrynthian policy for baggage. KLM hasn't exactly been very helpful.