Seats, PNR’s & more with DELTA-KLM-AF

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Do you know that if you fly or buy a ticket on Delta then fly a KLM and or AF flight your record has more than one PNR assigned to it? It could even have 3! This will not show up on the web site or in any of the e-mail confirmations you get.

So how do you get these numbers. You can simply call Delta and ask for the PNR that has been creaded by KLM or AF assigned to your itinerary. Why would you want this number when you have the Delta one? Most of the time you do not need it and you can see your itinerary on the other sites with the Delta number. But  there are times when having the official KLM or AF one are nice to have when you have to contact them once in route. So I always make it a practice to get them and it has paid off.

Another reason is for seat assignments with KLM. With Delta flights you can pick seats right away. With KLM/AF only 90 days prior to fight. In the past you could work around this by starting at the AF web site and get access up to 331 days before flight, but this seems to have been locked down now. Coach and certain fare class tickets will not allow seats and even as a KLM Platinum they are less than helpful about overriding this rule and tell you they are assigned by the airport.

Hey, I have 2 more of the new Red and Pink Nuo iPad or HP Touchpad Sleeves. So, let me know, yes or no, neither answer will increase your chance to win, if you knew that KLM/AF assigns you a separate Passenger Number Record (PNR) to win! Same as last time Winner #1 get’s color choice and Winner #2 get’s the other one – René


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  1. I’ve been learning that about my Aeroplan redemption so I guess it makes sense for other alliances as well.

  2. I knew that as well, but I recently (3 weeks ago) booked an award ticket with Delta on AF and was able to login to the AF site to select my seats (for October). Some of the seat selections made it back to Delta, but not all…

  3. I didn’t know, but had experienced this with OneWorld award tix before when making seat assignments.

  4. Not entering the competition, but just to add: I often get the AF/KL PNR without calling by simply displaying the Delta reservation on with the ticket no.

  5. Yes, I knew, but I only found out yesterday when a Delta phone rep told me. You confirmed what I had just learned. Thanks!

  6. Yes. I was warned by a frequent traveler that the seating may not match between DL and AF. I have a FlyingBlue account and track my AF flights through both websites.

  7. No, I did not know about separate PNRs. I did know that I had to wait until 90 days before my KLM flight to call Delta and request a seat assignment.

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