KLM only accepts ZED electronic tickets on KLM flights. Interline agreements between airlines that currently have no electronic ticketing options have been suspended. Here at Simple Flying, we often write about new agreements between airlines. From code-sharing to joint ventures, to Interline agreements… There is a lot of cooperation between the institutions. But what exactly are Interline agreements, and how do they differ from other types of partnerships? Air France KLM and FlySafair entered into an Interline agreement that came into force on 11 December. If two airlines have an interline agreement, they usually take care of check-in and baggage for passengers on the other side. This means that travellers must check in only once for all flights on the itinerary and that their luggage will be delivered from the first airline to the second, without having to pick them up and hand them over manually. Patrick Roux, SVP Alliances Air France-KLM Group, said: “By working with Sky Express, customers are taking advantage of the power of the Greek national network, which starts this summer from our two main hubs.
With this new Interline agreement, we reaffirm the agility of our network and we want to improve the customer experience by simplifying transfers, offering additional services and offering lower rates. For participating airlines, this type of agreement can attract more passengers because it provides easy access to destinations that are not served by the original airline. Emirates recently signed an Interline agreement with Mexico`s Interjet, which allows passengers on their new flights in Mexico City to continue flying other destinations without having to re-examine themselves or their luggage. The downside of an Interline deal is that passengers cannot collect miles for the entire trip. On Emirates flight, for example, Skywards miles would only be collected on the Dubai-Mexico portion of the flight, not on the continuation of the journey. And the flight number is KL 810. 777 refers to the Boeing 777 they fly on this route. KLM`s policy is not to interliner with 2 separate tickets, but it would work to its advantage not to unload/load your bags on the same plane. As Lenny said, you need to check with KLM. And you`ll get it in writing. If two airlines enter into an interline agreement, that is the most fundamental form of partnership you will find.
For the most part, it allows passengers to book by itineraries with fewer problems with several airlines than to book them individually. For example, one of the last codeshares announced is between Lufthansa and Vistara. Lufthansa is heading to Delhi, but has no network inside India.