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KLM Wants to Buy You a Drink

Airlines & Airports | Donald Wood | March 15, 2016

KLM Wants to Buy You a Drink

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has introduced a new “Layover with a Local” program for customers who are in the Netherlands for a holdover of six hours or more.

According to, KLM’s Layover with a Local program will match travelers coming through the Netherlands with a local who would be able to show them around, exploring the restaurants, bars and attractions in the city of Amsterdam.

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KLM is enticing passengers into getting involved in the program by offering customers free train tickets from Schiphol airport to Amsterdam, and even offering vouchers for free drinks. For travelers looking to participate in the program, they must be flying from the United States, Canada or Italy between March 22 and May 31.

The planning for the event will be done on the KLM app on Apple devices, but all travelers applying must have a layover of at least six hours in the Netherlands.

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The concept may seem outlandish, but Icelandair announced a similar program in February. The Icelandair program pairs travelers with airline workers instead of willing locals, though.

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