FD zone system and examples of flights in zones A up to T

Old Jan 2, 02, 3:28 am
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FD zone system and examples of flights in zones A up to T

As a result of the KL ‘100% match of miles’ promotion a number of new members joins the FD programme. There is a need for clarification on service points to be earned and award points needed for an award flight. This is No 1 of a series of nine topics posted describing all about the FD programme.

In the FD programme points needed for awards are calculated per one-way, direct flight. Also points earned are calculated per one-way, direct flight. KL uses tables indicating zones A up to T. There is a link between the distance one-way, direct flight and the zone a specific flight is set to.

The points needed for an award per one way direct flight are the same for all FD members, irrespective of country of residence.

The following examples take AMS as departure airport. Specific flights with KL partners (NW, UK, XT, AS, BU, JD, KQ, LP, HV, MH, 9W) are in the same structure. The examples are from the 1 November 2001 Flying Dutchman program brochure. The table is rather complete but not exhaustive. For instance CO flights are not mentioned.

Here we go :

Zone A : Amsterdam to Brussels, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, London, Luxembourg, Paris;

Zone B : Amsterdam to Birmingham, Bremen, Dusseldorf, Eindhoven, Humberside, Leeds, London City, Maastricht, Manchester, Norwich, Stuttgart, Teeside;

Zone C : Amsterdam to Bergen, Berlin, Bern, Cardiff, Chambery, Cologne, Copenhagen, Cork, Dublin, Geneva, Gothenburg, Innsbruck, Lyon, Marseilles, Milan, Munich, Nice, Oslo, Stavanger, Turin, Venice, Vienna, Zurich;

Zone D : Amsterdam to Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburg, Glasgow, Leipzig, Linz, Newcastle, Nuremberg, Salzburg;

Zone E : All contiguous USA domestic flights;

Zone F : Amsterdam to Alicante, Barcelona, Bologna, Bucharest, Budapest, Faro, Florence, Rome, Helsinki, Kiev, Lisbon, Madrid, Oporto, Palma-de-Mallorca, Porto, Prague, Rhodes, Sevilla, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Toulouse, Valencia, Vilnius, Warsaw;

Zone F : All intra-Asia direct flights including Australia;

Zone F : All direct flights between Hawaii and Asia / Australia;

Zone H : All direct flights between the contiguous USA and Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean;

Zone J : Amsterdam to Amman, Athens, Beirut, Cairo, Casablanca, Catania, Damascus, Funchal, Gran-Canaria, Heraklion, Istanbul, Larnaca, Las Palmas, Moscow, Paphos, Tel Aviv, Tenerife, Thessaloniki;

Zone K : Amsterdam to Tripoli;

Zone K : All direct flights between the contiguous USA and Hawaii / Alaska;

Zone L : Amsterdam to Abidjan, Abu Dhabi, Accra, Alma-Aty, Bahrain, Dharan, Doha, Dubai, Kano, Kuwait, Lagos, Muscat, Tehran;

Zone L : All direct flights between Alaska and Russia / Mexico;

Zone M : Amsterdam to Beijing, Bombay, Calcutta, Dar-es-Salaam, Delhi, Kathmandu, Kilimandjaro, Nairobi;

Zone N : Amsterdam to Bangkok, Cape-Town, Hong-Kong, Johannesburg, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo, Seoul, Shanghai, Sharjah, Taipei, Tokyo;

Zone N : All direct flights between the contiguous USA and Asia / Australia;

Zone O : Amsterdam to Jakarta, Kuala-Lumpur, Manila, Singapore;

Zone Q : Amsterdam to Boston, Montreal, New York, Toronto;

Zone R : Amsterdam to Aruba, Atlanta, Bonaire, Caracas, Chicago, Curacao, Detroit, Havana, Memphis, Minneapolis, Paramaribo, Puerto-Plata, Punta-Cana, Santo Domingo, Seattle, St Maarten, Vancouver, Varadero, Washington;

Zone S : Amsterdam to Guatemala, Guayaquil, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Quito, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Sao Paulo;

Zone T : Amsterdam to Lima;


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Old Jan 15, 02, 9:47 am
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Where is Zone P?
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Old Jan 15, 02, 10:21 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by goldcap:
Where is Zone P?</font>
There are 2 Zone N's so just change the second one to O and the O becomes P
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Old Jan 15, 02, 2:51 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by anandrag:
There are 2 Zone N's so just change the second one to O and the O becomes P</font>
Sorry Anadrag, your recommendation will make the table incorrect.

In the FD programme brochure over 700 flights are listed. There are examples of all kind of flights. With different KL partners NW, UK, XT, AS etc and in different zones A up to T. In the past KL used zone P for their longest haul : AMS-SYD. At present KL metal does not land in Sydney.

I invite you to check that : In the FD Brochure there is no example of a flight with zone P.


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Old Jan 15, 02, 3:40 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by kurz:
In the past KL used zone P for their longest haul : AMS-SYD. At present KL metal does not land in Sydney.]</font>
Makes sense. Sorry to add confusion.
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