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  • phantomchickenz 319 posts

    I’m 50 points shy of the next status level with Virgin, so planning a quick hop to AMS on KLM. I’d prefer to go Y out and J back (rather than the other way around) to use the KLM lounge at Schipol, but fare rules don’t seem to allow it. Does anyone know how to make it work other than two separate one way bookings (with associated extra cost)?

    AL 579 posts

    I’m assuming those fare rules are on 074 stock. You might find that 932 allows it (but you might not!), so assuming you get the same number of VS points, I’d call Flying Club and ask them to ticket it.

    phantomchickenz 319 posts

    I’m not sufficiently up to speed with the lingo to understand what you mean…

    Im assuming it’s a fare rule thing, but in reality I simply can’t book online – if outbound is in economy, the only options inbound are also in economy.

    davefl 1,223 posts

    Use multi city booking on the KLM website. When you select economy as the 1st flight, and then get to the second screen it only shows economy options. BUT, once you’ve selected the time you want to fly, a big advert box pops up on the right offering business class, just click that.

    AL 579 posts

    Use multi city booking on the KLM website. When you select economy as the 1st flight, and then get to the second screen it only shows economy options. BUT, once you’ve selected the time you want to fly, a big advert box pops up on the right offering business class, just click that.

    And I thought this is how VS’ website did it, too.

    My original point was, effectively, if you can’t get KLM to ticket it, have you tried VS, either on the website or by calling? Different fare rules.

    phantomchickenz 319 posts

    Use multi city booking on the KLM website. When you select economy as the 1st flight, and then get to the second screen it only shows economy options. BUT, once you’ve selected the time you want to fly, a big advert box pops up on the right offering business class, just click that.

    I’m not getting the big advert box. Continued right through to entering passenger details and it was all economy, even when trying multi-city.


    @AL
    , via VS wasn’t any help, it couldn’t find any flights from LHR to AMS! I know it can be temperamental, so I’ll try again tomorrow.

    davefl 1,223 posts

    Cash booking on KLM? Give me dates and times and I’ll try and replicate.

    phantomchickenz 319 posts

    15-17 November, late afternoon (5pm ish) both ways.

    Also looking at CDG with Air France but having the same problem.

    Thanks.

    davefl 1,223 posts
    phantomchickenz 319 posts

    Interesting. I have been trying on an iPad. Might have to give it a go on a desktop.

    Thanks.

    phantomchickenz 319 posts

    Figured it out. The outbound needs to be ‘Standard’ economy, whereas I was looking at ‘Light’.

    Thanks for the help.

    davefl 1,223 posts

    Welcome 🙂

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