Luggage on Economy Light tickets as ST+ ?

Old May 31, 18, 1:18 pm
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Luggage on Economy Light tickets as ST+ ?

Can I, as ST Elite+ take free baggage up to 23kg on an economy light ticket or do I have to pay?

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Old May 31, 18, 1:47 pm
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You should be able to bring a suitcase. Check https://www.klm.com/travel/nl_en/pre...ator/index.htm
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Old May 31, 18, 5:09 pm
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Yes you can.
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Old Jun 1, 18, 11:22 am
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Whew. Thanks!
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Old Aug 12, 18, 6:05 pm
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Thought I'd add this to the existing thread...:

It would appear that there has been a change with regards to code-share flights, which they seem to have slipped in very quietly:

If you're on a light fare, and any legs of your journey are operated by code-share partners who are not members of Skyteam (such as Air Baltic), then there is no free baggage allowance.

I found this out today, when booking a flight to Riga. Queried it with KLM, and that's what they told me.
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Old Aug 13, 18, 12:47 am
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How did you "find it out" ? And is it applicable for FB members or only for STE+ from other FFPs?
Last year I had a code-share flight on Air Baltic, the agents in AMS were quite confused about my luggage, but as I was adamant about my free luggage allowance as FB Plat, they checked it in with no cost...
Having checked KL website and trying to book a codeshare flight on a light fare still say "Naturally, Flying Blue privileges still apply."
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Old Aug 13, 18, 2:23 am
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I found out because my booking confirmation and ticket said "0 checked bags" and I emailed customer service. And what's worse checked baggage can't even be prebooked so you have to mess around with paying at the airport. Totally unsatisfactory IMHO!

This must be a very new thing. (I did the same itinerary last year and didn't get charged).

As this is a relatively short trip I'll get round this by not checking baggage. I normally prefer to check baggage, to avoid the scramble for overhead space.
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Old Aug 13, 18, 2:48 am
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All my e-tickets since "light" fare was introduced always shows 0 bags, even for AF/KL operated flights.
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Old Aug 13, 18, 3:20 am
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I have economy light booked on AMS-VIE in a few weeks time, KLM app is confirming I can have a 23kg bag (FB Silver)

​​​​​​​So, yes
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Allowed luggage stated on e-ticket doesn't include extra bag with comes with your elite status. It can't be that difficult to include it for passengers who entered their FF no. during booking.
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Old Aug 13, 18, 3:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Aviatrix View Post
I found out because my booking confirmation and ticket said "0 checked bags" and I emailed customer service. And what's worse checked baggage can't even be prebooked so you have to mess around with paying at the airport. Totally unsatisfactory IMHO!

This must be a very new thing. (I did the same itinerary last year and didn't get charged).

As this is a relatively short trip I'll get round this by not checking baggage. I normally prefer to check baggage, to avoid the scramble for overhead space.
Well the good news is, C-Series has quite a bit of overhead space. But it's quite annoying indeed
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