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This article was published on October 29, 2014

Uber hooks up with Dutch airline KLM to let European travelers book rides more easily

Uber hooks up with Dutch airline KLM to let European travelers book rides more easily
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Uber has announced that travellers can now use KLM’s website to book a car service, thereby making it easier to book your airport or onward travel.

Announced today, the Uber travel planner on KLM’s website allows you to plot a route between any two locations (provided the distance isn’t too far) to get a price and estimated length of ride shown on screen.

To promote the service, travellers who book a qualifying European KLM flight get €30 (~$38) towards their Uber rides. It’s worth noting that while the service isn’t restricted to KLM’s homeland in the Netherlands (you can book a car in France, or the UK, for example), the €30 credit is only applicable in Euros, so won’t be applied if your ride is in a different currency.

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The integration wouldn’t have been possible until just a few months ago; in August this year Uber announced it was opening up its APIs to third-parties, which is how uber.klm.com was built.

➤ Uber KLM Travel Planner [KLM]