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13 of us have just booked flights to Geneva on KLM some have their own Bards some dont do we need to pay for the board there was not an option when we booked?

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dave_wick, you shouldn't - their sister company, Air France, don't charge.
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Probably best we call and check.

Im really worried they lose the bloody things we have an hour and a half in Amsterdam Sad
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We've never been charged with KLM, but I would call and check. Airlines are always changing things like this - we were caught out with Lufthansa last year who said they didn't charge when I booked on their website, and then changed their policy without informing us, so we got landed with many £ of 'pay at the airport' charges Evil or Very Mad .

So I would always check!

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Yea will check, Flights are a fortune as it is 240return from Aberdeen Sad
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Delia - crikey - really? I flew Lufthansa to Calgary in January and they didn't bat an eyelid - I hadn't even told them I was bringing skis.
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Alexandra, different rules for longhaul compared to european flights.
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dave_wick, you should be ok matey Very Happy
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I'm flying Lufthansa (for the 1st time) next March. As it happens I don't think I'll be taking skis but it looks like they do charge on all flights:

http://www.lufthansa.com/online/portal/lh/uk/info_and_services/baggage?l=en&nodeid=1769640#ancN65640

In general, their baggage policy is clear as mud ...
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The main thing that annoyed me was that they changed their policy after I booked my flights, so I would argue that they should respect the terms of the original agreement, and even if they 'reserve the right' to do this, they should have informed me. There was lots of 'disgruntlement' at Manchester airport that morning but we all had no choice but to pay up. I think we paid around £30 each way for one ski bag (which admittedly had two pairs of skis in, but that was the charge for one set), so it was a lot more for skis than Ryanscair or Sleazyjet.

Ooops, that turned into a rant, sorry!

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That's dissapointing to hear. I've travelled with KLM & Lufthansa in the past without being charged, but it was a couple of years ago.

On booking the flight I was given a separate number to call to book the skis in, which stops you from having to pay excess luggage per kilo on the ski bag.
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I assume you mean board? Charges do apply unless they change it in the last year.

I stopped using KLM 1.5 yrs ago because of sudden introductions of obscene charges for skis. I was in dispute with them for a long time.

I only use Swiss now, cheaper,better,food,drink, free ski & boot carriage Very Happy
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
From the KLM website.......bottom line seems to be a charge in Europe but free to the US and Canada so long as you have only 1 other bag

http://www.klm.com/travel/gb_en/travel_information/baggage/exceptional_baggage/index.htm#4

I seem to recall that the last time I took skis to the US you had to phone and tell them, but there was no hassle beyond making the call.

Personally I would worry more about them not making the connection that what it is going to cost you to take them
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
90 minutes should be fine for a KLM-KLM connection at Schiphol. However that 90 mins can reduce in a nail-biting fashion if your incoming flight, for example, is delayed landing due to fog (common in Winter). Then it might be a case of your baggage having no problem but you being stuck getting between the UK gate zone (D I think) and the "rest of Europe" gate zone in the long passport/security queues (I haven't figured out why that exists but it does seem to be the case). If that happens be aware that they have a "priority" queue for passengers who are running out of time - use it!


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I seem to remember it was €10 each way for Skis two years ago. If you do not pay up front in Switzerland you have to go to a special counter to pay (with your tickets) then go back to the checkin to get your bording pass.

I guess they got it all sorted now.. Good luck
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