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SkyTeam Alliance News

23 January 2019

Upgrade your way around the world with SkyTeam

Per-segment buy-ups available on Economy and Business Class trips

AMSTERDAM, January 23rd, 2019 – SkyTeam is offering globetrotting customers even greater flexibility, with the option to purchase per-segment upgrades when booking a Go Round the World pass in Economy or Business Class. The new buy-up feature is available now on SkyTeam’s online Round the World booking portal.

Whether they want more legroom on longer flights, or simply wish to spoil themselves, customers can use the buy-up feature to upgrade from Economy to Premium Economy or Business Class to First. A handy icon by each flight segment indicates available upgrades and price information, enabling customers to tailor-make the itinerary to suit their needs.

“SkyTeam’s new buy-up feature takes flexible travel to a new level, enabling customers not only to be selective about where they fly but how they fly, by choosing their preferred onboard experience around the world,” said Edward Hollo SkyTeam’s Senior Manager Commercial Development. “It’s yet another example of how SkyTeam is delivering more customer-focused travel solutions online, in the air and on the ground.”

SkyTeam’s buy-up feature in four easy steps:

  1. Customer uses the Round the World booking portal to build their RTW journey, selecting two to 15 stops.
  2. An icon is displayed by each flight where a segment upgrade is available in the correct booking class.
  3. Customer clicks icon to seamlessly upgrade individual flight segments.  
  4. Buy-ups are offered during the booking process, as well as via ‘Manage my Booking’ after the initial ticket has been purchased.

SkyTeam’s Go Round the World passes offer flexible travel, with 1,150 exciting destinations to explore. Customers seeking inspiration can check out 15 themed itineraries on SkyTeam.com including: History and Culture; Wines of the World; Family Adventure; Surfing Safari; and Wonders of the World.

For more information about SkyTeam Round the World itineraries, click here.

About SkyTeam:

SkyTeam is the global airline alliance with 19 member airlines working together to offer seamless travel on an extensive global network. SkyTeam customers can unwind in 760 lounges as they travel, earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles. SkyTeam Elite Plus customers are eligible for SkyPriority services. The 19 members are: Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. SkyTeam welcomes 630+ million customers each year on more than 14,500 daily flights to 1,150+ destinations in 175+ countries.

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Media Contacts:

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