Does this sound familiar? You spot a very attractive roundtrip ticket on the KLM site on Monday, but when you decide to book on Tuesday, the ticket price you saw is no longer available. You can get a more expensive ticket, of course, but you’d rather not pay that much, so you kick yourself for not booking immediately. In my case, that very attractive fare never returned (I kept checking for a month), so I jumped for joy when I heard about KLM Messenger’s latest service: KLM Price Alerts.
11 October: you decide your maximum ticket price
You use Messenger to fill in the Price Alert, indicating your preferred destination, the period during which you want to depart and return, and the maximum price you’re willing to pay. You can also set up multiple alerts. As soon as the ticket is available at your preferred price (or less), we notify you via Messenger. You can then either book directly or reset your Price Alert for a new period. Very handy!
Hamburg or Barcelona
So I’ve set my sights (alerts!) on a 100-euro ticket to Hamburg in October, or a 125-euro ticket to Barcelona. Whichever Price Alert I receive first wins! That will help keep this year’s city trips exciting. And maybe I’ll also set up a 500-euro Price Alert for my favourite city, New York. You never know…
Good to know
- The Price Alerts service is available in English only;
- You can set up Price Alerts via your phone or tablet;
- It is available via Messenger only (although we may expand options in future);
- You can set up as many Price Alerts as you like;
- You can choose any KLM destination in the world;
- If you receive a notification via Messenger, you can book immediately;
- Prices exclude a booking fee (in the Netherlands you usually pay around EUR 10 per booking).
Other handy services via Messenger
Since March 2017, KLM has offered various other handy services via messenger. If you’re digitally savvy, we’ll send you your boarding pass via KLM Messenger. And we also have an emoji service, which works as follows. If you’re on Hawaii, for instance, and you’re looking for the nearest surfing school, simply send a surfboard emoji to KLM via Messenger. Then we’ll point you in the right direction. The whole point of KLM Price Alerts is to make it easier for you to book your greatest trips. Very handy and very light on your pocket!