KLM no longer partner with AS.

Old Jun 24, 2005, 2:15 pm
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Exclamation KLM no longer partner with AS.

Effective immediately (June 24th), KLM's partnership in the Mileage Plan program is being discontinued.

leage Plan award tickets that have already been redeemed are valid for travel for one year from date of issue or June 6, 2006, whichever occurs first.
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Old Jun 24, 2005, 2:23 pm
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Wow, Really limits our non-gateway European cities. Leaves us with BA. Anything on the horizon to replace this partner? I assume all the KL flights with are codeshares as NW will be inelegible as well.

Originally Posted by missydarlin
Effective immediately (June 24th), KLM's partnership in the Mileage Plan program is being discontinued.

leage Plan award tickets that have already been redeemed are valid for travel for one year from date of issue or June 6, 2006, whichever occurs first.
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Old Jun 24, 2005, 2:27 pm
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Originally Posted by missydarlin
Effective immediately (June 24th), KLM's partnership in the Mileage Plan program is being discontinued.

leage Plan award tickets that have already been redeemed are valid for travel for one year from date of issue or June 6, 2006, whichever occurs first.
bizarre since some say Alaska is still FlyingBlue Partner Airline and it shows on AlaskaAir website

i can't find it anymore on KLM.com being a Partner. I am sure it was ....
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showp...71&postcount=2


where did you get this info?
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Old Jun 24, 2005, 2:36 pm
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What is driving the change? KLM/AF? Thanks.



Originally Posted by chrissxb
bizarre since some say Alaska is still FlyingBlue Partner Airline and it shows on AlaskaAir website

i can't find it anymore on KLM.com being a Partner. I am sure it was ....
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showp...71&postcount=2


where did you get this info?
I would imagine that it is only a lag in changing the site...
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Old Jun 24, 2005, 2:42 pm
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it sounds like the decision came down this morning or late last night. I would imagine its going to take a few days for the website and literature to be updated.
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Old Jun 24, 2005, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by missydarlin
it sounds like the decision came down this morning or late last night. I would imagine its going to take a few days for the website and literature to be updated.
Understood, but why no notice? Usually on partner removals, there's a notice period given to members.
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Old Jun 24, 2005, 3:35 pm
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Originally Posted by channa
Understood, but why no notice? Usually on partner removals, there's a notice period given to members.
I guess I second that question as I had been comtemplating a KL trip this fall and would have booked it if I had known of the cancellation
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Old Jun 24, 2005, 3:48 pm
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Originally Posted by channa
Understood, but why no notice? Usually on partner removals, there's a notice period given to members.
It doesn't sound like they gave us any.

Something similar happened with BA when they went to 25% accrual.
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But isnt it safe to say that this Dilutes even further some of the value in banking miles with AS Mileage plan?

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Old Jun 24, 2005, 4:22 pm
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That really bites. I have been banking miles for my next trip to Kenya. I had KLM and BA as the options, now I am down to one way. That really limits things. I always liked that KLM option.
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This is a bummer. I was planning SEA-AMS for August '06 and of course KLM was the natural choice. I was just waiting for the 330 day mark to book it. A stop in London won't be too unwelcome though.
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Old Jun 24, 2005, 4:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Dudemon
This is a bummer. I was planning SEA-AMS for August '06 and of course KLM was the natural choice. I was just waiting for the 330 day mark to book it. A stop in London won't be too unwelcome though.


SEA-AMS is NW-operated. So far NW is still a partner.
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Old Jun 24, 2005, 5:21 pm
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Originally Posted by missydarlin
Effective immediately (June 24th), KLM's partnership in the Mileage Plan program is being discontinued.
Since NW still maintains close working relationship with both AS and KLM, couldn't Mileage Plan member redeem their award travel for NW coded flights, even though it may be operated by KLM?

Just a thought........If this can be done, then I guess it's no big deal....at least for the award redemption part anyways. Accrual is another matter though.

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Old Jun 24, 2005, 5:48 pm
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Originally Posted by channa


SEA-AMS is NW-operated. So far NW is still a partner.
You are correct. But getting that NW award inventory is not easy, actually its most likely the hardest.
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