Jimmy asked in TravelAir Travel · 6 months ago

I bought an airline ticket for klm but it says operated by delta airlines. What does that mean?

That i m taking delta plane or klm airlines to wherever m goin

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  • 6 months ago
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    KLM is operated by Delta airlines in the US, KLM is a Dutch airline, foreign airlines are generally operated by American airlines (the affiliation not the company) when they are operated in the US, you most likely will be on a KLM airplane still, but it may be a Delta plane

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    • Rona Lachat
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      6 months agoReport

      KLM is operated by Delta airlines in the US FALSE

      KLM is a Dutch airline TRUE

      foreign airlines are generally operated by American airlines FALSE

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  • RICK
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    KLM and Delta code share (they were partners) you are riding a Delta flight with as Delta crew

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  • 6 months ago

    KLM and Delta Airlines are both partners. You may have bought the ticket from KLM, but will be flying Delta if it says “operated by Delta Airlines” .

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  • 6 months ago

    It is a code-share flight. KLM and Delta are part of the SkyTeam Alliance. Sometimes airlines will allow their partners to sell tickets on their flights. Since the flight is operated by Delta Airlines, you will be boarding a Delta Airlines aircraft and not a KLM aircraft.

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  • Betty
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    It will be a Delta aircraft but they code share with Kim.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    It is Delta that has a contract with KLM. It is really Delta with a KLM everything. Weird I know

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  • 6 months ago

    It means you'll be on a Delta airplane. Airline partners often do codeshares.

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  • 6 months ago

    That is very unfortunate for you. KLM is less profit driven than Delta, so the planes are nicer and food is much better. But you never know when you book a ticket now who is going to be operating the flight. I booked a ticket on United recently, and only the legs inside the US were operated by United. The others were operated by Austrian Air, Aeroflot, and finally, Lufthansa (the best).

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  • 6 months ago

    It means the plane you’re going to be on is a Delta airlines plane that you bought from KLM. I work for an airline. It’s just a simple code share agreement. But it will be a Delta plane.

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    If you provided date and time and flight number(s) I could get you a precise and exact and true answer.

    It's usually a codeshare flight. Ticket sold by KLM for a Delta Flight that is also given a KLM flight number.

    It's unlikely a KLM plane with Delta crew. There are Delta marked planes operated by smaller airlines into smaller cities. It could also be a Delta flight not codeshared.

    There are 3 major global alliances operating in the USA.

    Oneworld, Skyteam, and Star

    Delta and KLM are both Skyteam along with 17 other airlines

    They connect with each other and have financial arrangements. You can get and use frequent flyer miles on any of the Skyteam programs for that flight. You can get and use airport lounges to your status.

    https://www.skyteam.com/en

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